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11:50 PM ET, April 11, 2007

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Blog.Photobucket.com:
Breaking news: Posting from Photobucket to MySpace  —  Breaking news: Posting from Photobucket to MySpace  —  A Message to our Customers  —  Today MySpace made the decision to prevent Photobucket users from posting their videos and remixes to their MySpace pages.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 lessons of Photobucket Fiasco  —  Photobucket, which started out as a plain-vanilla hosting service, cried wolf last night when it claimed that MySpace was blocking its videos.  The truth came out this morning: because Photobucket is selling ads on videos that get shown on MySpace via widgets …
CNET News.com:
MySpace blocks Photobucket videos and slideshows  —  Social-networking giant MySpace.com on Wednesday blocked Photobucket videos and photo slideshows from being uploaded to its pages.  —  MySpace will no longer let users post such content from Photobucket in their profiles, blogs or comments section.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
MySpace & Photobucket - Free services come with strings attached  —  MySpace has blocked Photobucket content again.  Robert Scoble reminds us when you host your content on free services nasty crap can happen.  TechMeme is flooded with blogs angrily protesting MySpace's actions.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and HipMojo.com
Nick / Rough Type:
The sharecroppers' tools  —  MySpace has restricted its members' ability to stream on their pages videos hosted at Photobucket.  A clear violation of the spirit of Web 2.0 - the sixties got free love; we get free widgets - the move has set off an outcry in the blogosphere.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
MySpace'ers learn harsh reality  —  When you host your stuff on a Web site that's free and that you don't control some nasty crap can happen.  Yesterday MySpace started blocking Photobucket stuff.  —  My blog is hosted on Wordpress.com and I have the same issues the MySpace folks are seeing …
Discussion: Todd Watson
Ken Grobe / The Ask.com Blog:
Sitemaps Autodiscovery  —  Today, Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo! together are announcing support of "autodiscovery" of Sitemaps.  The new open-format autodiscovery allows webmasters to specify the location of their Sitemaps within their robots.txt file …
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Yahoo! Search Blog:
Webmasters Can Now Auto-Discover With Sitemaps
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Continues Search Engine Dominance - Even In Verticals!
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Comcast Acquires Fandango; To Launch Fancast Destination Site
Derick Mains / Apple:
Award-Winning MGM Films Now on the iTunes Store  —  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Apple® today announced that MGM is now offering titles from its prestigious catalog of feature films for purchase and download on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com).
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May Wong / Associated Press:
Apple adds MGM movies to iTunes
Discussion: paidContent.org
Ryan Block / Engadget:
20GB PlayStation 3, RIP: 2006 - 2007  —  Damn, was that ever fast?  After much hemming and hawing about whether production of the 20GB PlayStation 3 would continue, Sony officially dropped the axe on it today.  Apparently sales were 10 to friggin 1 between the high and low end models …
Discussion: parislemon, Crave and digg
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony: The PS3 20GB is Dead
Discussion: TechSpot News
Ryan / Skype for Mac:
Skype 2.6 Beta is here  —  Today we released Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta.  Although our main focus was on quality, we've also added a few new features.  One of them so new it's released first on Mac and only later on other platforms.  —  Download Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta now
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Code of Conduct: Lessons Learned So Far  —  Rather than responding in detail to the many comments on my Draft of a Bloggers' Code of Conduct or the earlier Call for a Blogger's Code of Conduct, as well as some of the thoughtful discussion on other blogs, I thought I'd summarize some of my chief takeaways from the discussion so far.
Paul R. La Monica / Media Biz:
Apple changes its iTune?  —  Since Apple (AAPL) launched its wildly successful iTunes music store back in 2003, CEO Steve Jobs has adamantly refused to offer a monthly subscription service.  If you want to buy music from iTunes, you do it either by the single or the album, that's it.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Optimizing Your FeedBurner Feed  —  We all appreciate FeedBurner for giving us user-friendly subscribe links, manageable feeds, feed statistics and site statistics.  —  Of course, FeedBurner isn't just about fun and handy features.  Because they basically republish your blog content through their site …
SearchViews:
The Next Chapter for Reprise Media  —  We are proud to announce that as of today, Reprise Media has officially joined the Interpublic group of companies.  —  Anyone familiar with Reprise Media knows that we've always been proud of our independence and our entrepreneurial spirit.
 
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Gizmodo:
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Akshay Java / UMBC eBiquity:
What are we Twittering?  —  I am happy to present Twitterment …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
First AK, Now ChoiceStream  —  Lots of blog chatter this morning …
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Why Google Loses Sleep Over the Digg Effect
Discussion: Practical Blogging
Fred / A VC:
Phillip Pearlman, Sam Zell, Valleywag, and me
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spam to overtake human-issued e-mails in 2007
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Chilled oil bath may cool hot processors
Mariko Sanchanta / Financial Times:
Sony in talks on commercial use for PS3
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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