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3:05 AM ET, April 12, 2007

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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 …
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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.
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.
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.
Fareastgizmos.com:
Upset with his cell phone service Kim Smashes Mercedes S500 into Cell Phone Office  —  Kim upset with his cell phone service, drove a Mercedes Benz into the front door of the head offices of SK Telecom.  Kim, 47, plowed the Mercedes S500 into the lobby of the SK Telecom office in Euljiro 2-ga in Seoul at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Man returns phone to carrier... without leaving car
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Comcast Acquires Fandango; To Launch Fancast Destination Site
Discussion: Lost Remote
May Wong / Associated Press:
Apple adds MGM movies to iTunes  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - MGM has become the latest major film studio to offer downloadable movies on Apple's iTunes Store.  —  The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. deal, announced Wednesday, builds the iTunes catalog to more than 500 movies.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony: The PS3 20GB is Dead  —  We've been hearing the rumblings for awhile now, but today it's official: The 20GB version of the PS3 is no more in North America.  —  If you own one, don't worry, it will continue to be 100 percent supported with software and services, according to SCEA's spokesman David Karraker.
Discussion: TechSpot News
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
20GB PlayStation 3, RIP: 2006 - 2007
Discussion: Joystiq and parislemon
James Meikle / Guardian:
Web bosses must block pupils' videos mocking teachers, says minister  —  Website providers have a moral obligation to stop pupils posting offensive school videos that demean their teachers or other children, the education secretary said yesterday.  Alan Johnson told teachers that companies …
Discussion: Techdirt
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Greek interview reveals new Wii games: Music, Health Pack  —  Greece is not usually known as a hub of video game information, but an interview with George Katrinakis (Altavista translation of relevant page), CEO of Greek Nintendo distributor Nortec Multimedia, reveals some interesting information about two previously unknown Wii games.
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
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 …
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 and Macsimum News
Blake Snow / GigaOM:
China Limits Online Gaming Hours  —  The Chinese government will begin regulating the number of hours that minors spend playing online games starting April 15.  The new law requires national game providers to install anti-addiction software that warns under-18 gamers when they have played longer …
Discussion: Game | Life
David Goetzl / MediaPost Publications:
Apple May Tout IPhone With Multi-Culti Creative  —  IN AN EXPECTED HEAVY-SPENDING CAMPAIGN to introduce its iPhone this summer, Apple appears to be considering multicultural creative for the multi-functional device.  A would-be spot calls for individuals of diverse backgrounds to plug different aspects …
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacUser
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple Tells Vloggers: "Fix Your Videos"
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Deleting Accounts, Profiting from Tragedy
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Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
Twitter Vulnerability: Spoof Caller ID To Take Over Any Account
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
New PS3 systems may include a bonus high-pitched whine
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Berkowitz: More integration coming across Microsoft's online properties
Karen / Official Google Blog:
May 31 is Google Developer Day
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Nokia N95
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TED / uncov:
Meebo Is What'S Wrong With Web 2.0
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Gizmodo:
Rumor: First Zune 2.0 Photo?
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
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spam to overtake human-issued e-mails in 2007
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
SearchViews:
The Next Chapter for Reprise Media
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Chilled oil bath may cool hot processors
 

 
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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