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.
Discussion: The Next Net, Gizmodo, paidContent.org and Coolfer
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: A Yellow (Submarine) iPod?
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.
Discussion: PC World: Techlog, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Engadget, The Apple Blog, parislemon, Licence to Roam and iLounge
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: What Are EMI and Steve Jobs Up To?
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: EMI to say goodbye to DRM?
Julian Bennett Holmes / The Apple Blog: EMI Music to Become DRM-Free on Monday?
MG Siegler / parislemon: Apple Plus The Beatles Minus DRM
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Why Jobs is going to London: EMI is ditching DRM — Sorry Beatles fans, tomorrow may still not be your day — but to everyone else we've got good news. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that option number two explaining Stevie J.'s visit to London tomorrow for EMI's quickly ballyhooed presentation …
Discussion: PC World: Techlog
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: DRM-Free Music From EMI and Apple?
Eric Bangeman / Urs Technica:
EMI to announce DRM-free music plans tomorrow: report — EMI will announce on Monday that it will be freeing much of its catalog from the shackles of DRM. The Wall Street Journal reports (sub. required) that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be present at the announcement in London and that the music …
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.
Aaron Freedman / MacUser: EMI and Apple to hold press event on Monday
Topix.com homes in on citizen journalists — NEW YORK — People who want to know more about what's happening in their neighborhoods will have a new way to stay abreast of local news beginning Monday. — Seizing on growing interest in Internet-based "citizen journalism" …
Discussion: Topix.net Weblog
What do you do when your success ... sucks? — We took a hard look at ourselves at Topix last year. We had built up a strong local audience on the site, but a lot of it was SEO, and while users were clearly getting some value out of our product, we hadn't made something that people really cared about.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Topix Reboots As a CitJ-News Search Hybrid — 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: Chip Griffin
Chip Griffin / Pardon the Disruption: Topix.net Rebrands & Turns to Human Editors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Topix Aims For Citizen Journalists — News site Topix.net will relaunch this evening under their newly acquired domain name Topix.com. They are also launching a new product that will allow readers to write and edit local news articles directly. — The news was first written about by USA Today this afternoon.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and Mashable!
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank: TOPIX LETS THE COMMUNITY EDIT THE NEWS
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Topix.com Does the Obvious Thing
The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Latest on security update for Microsoft Security Advisory 935423 — Hello everyone, this is Christopher Budd. — We have some new information tonight on the status of the security update that we're working on that addresses the vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification — As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Discussion: F-Secure Antivirus …, Donna's SecurityFlash and Zero Day
Patrik / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog: Microsoft to release update for ANI vulnerability on Tuesday
Donna / Donna's SecurityFlash: It's Patch Tuesday this weel;Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: Animated cursor attacks escalate; emergency patch coming
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.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Paul Mooney
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com: Thanking Dave Winer
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: Glass House and digg
Frank Shaw / Glass House: Real interview with Fake Steve Jobs
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.
Discussion: The Pondering Primate, MoCoNews, The Mobile Technology Weblog, Engadget and Cloudy Thinking
Scott Shaffer / The Pondering Primate: Camera Phones Connect Bar Codes To The Net
James Quintana Pearce / MoCoNews: Mobile Barcode Readers In The US
Ryan Block / Engadget: NYT goes to Japan, discovers QR codes
Ron K. Jeffries / Cloudy Thinking: Scanning New Bar Codes With a Camera Phone