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12:30 AM ET, April 2, 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.
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 and Urs Technica
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
USA Today:
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
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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: Mashable! and Chip Griffin
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: Skrentablog and Somewhat Frank
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
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.
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Microsoft:
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: Donna's SecurityFlash and Zero Day
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
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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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.
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
I'm feeling patriotic  —  ...and would like to highlight some amazing Canadian startups as well as Canadian contributions to the Web world, in general.  I'm hoping that my friends at the Globe and Mail will see this and understand the importance of the media in really highlighting and helping their homegrown companies.
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
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