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11:25 PM ET, April 1, 2007

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BBC:
Beatles and iTunes talk growing  —  EMI is to hold a media event on Monday with Apple boss Steve Jobs as special guest, prompting speculation that Beatles songs will finally go online.  —  None of the Beatles tracks are available to download on any online music service.
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Apple/EMI in deal, but Beatles not included: source  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc. and music label EMI Group plan to announce "an exciting new digital offering," EMI said on Sunday, renewing speculation of a deal to put the Beatles music catalog online.
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs and EMI Press Conference on Monday - No More DRM [Updatedx2]  —  Macworld.co.uk is reporting that Apple and EMI will be hosting a joint announcement on Monday, April 2nd.  —  The press invite reads: … A special live performance from an unannounced artist will also take place.
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A decade of Scripting News  —  On this day, ten years ago, a weblog named Scripting News appeared for the first time at this address.  —  Today, it is the longest continuing running weblog on the Internet.  —  This site played a big role in several important trends.  —  1. It helped bootstrap the blogging world.
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Rex Hammock / rexblog.com:
Thanking Dave Winer  —  Typically, I try to avoid the blogosphere on April Fools Day — On this day, I always believe even less of what I read than usual.  —  But today, this is a straight-up sincere post of appreciation regarding my friend, Dave Winer.  No fooling.
Google:
Google announces free in-home wireless broadband service  —  "Dark porcelain" project offers self-installed plumbing-based Internet access  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Really Takes April 1 Seriously  —  Google takes a lot of time with its April Fools jokes, and they generally center around new products.  Last year we saw the launch of Google Romance.  This year, they have two solid fake product launches: Google TiSP (free broadband service) …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Real interview with Fake Steve Jobs  —  We got a precious few minutes to sit down and talk to the man himself.  That's right, we landed a real interview with Fake Steve Jobs.  In it, "El Jobso" reminisces about his drug-addled youth, what he does to the traitorous wretches that leak Apple products …
Discussion: digg
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Apple, Google join forces for 'ultimate phone'  —  Exclusive Apple and Google have abandoned their individual mobile phone projects for a joint venture, The Register has learned.  —  Apple will mothball its iPhone, announced in January, in favour of a new device that serves as a platform for Google's contextual advertising business.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Topix Reboots As a CitJ-News Search Hybird  —  Topix, jointly majority-owned by Gannett, Tribune and McClatchy, is migrating the site from the .net domain to Topix.com, and will launch it later tonight.  The site will also get a significant change of focus from being a news search engine …
Discussion: Mashable! and Chip Griffin
New York Times:
New Bar Codes Can Talk With Your Cellphone  —  It sounds like something straight out of a futuristic film: House hunters, driving past a for-sale sign, stop and point their cellphone at the sign.  With a click, their cellphone screen displays the asking price, the number of bedrooms and baths and lots of other details about the house.
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Workspace Launches Web-based Access to FTP  —  Workspace, which puts out its sandbox release today, is offering an online space to work on web-based applications, with no plug-ins necessary.  You can gain direct access to your own ftp space or use the server space provided.
Discussion: Startup Meme
NaviGadget:
TomTom RIDER 2 almost revealed  —  One of readers was nice enough to send us a few screenshots from a Flash animation for the new TomTom RIDER 2.  Apparently the animation - which was live for several hours this morning - was put up on the site a bit earlier than planned.
Discussion: InstaGPS and MobileWhack
 
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