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5:30 PM ET, April 24, 2007


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Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Calacanis Won't Do Phone Interview — Cowardly  —  Jason McCabe Calacanis is complaining about a Wired reporter who wants to do an interview with him, but refuses to do it via email.  He says it's "ironic" that a magazine covering the digital age refuses to use email for its interviews.  —  Ironic?
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Transcription errors  —  Jason Calacanis was contacted by the same reporter who contacted me.  I'm mentioned in Jason's post, but somewhere along the line there was a transcription error.  I did not offer to do the interview via email, I made a different offer.  —  Here's what I said: "Not generally doing interviews these days.
Business Wire:
Attorney for Fred Anderson Issues Statement Regarding Settlement of Claims with the SEC  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The following statement is attributed to Mr. Fred Anderson's attorney Jerome Roth, a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in San Francisco.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Ex-Apple CFO: I cannot tell a lie — Steve did it  —  As anticipated, the SEC dropped the hammer today on two former Apple execs in connection with its investigation into stock-option backdating (see "And that's why Mr. Jobs' office has the Teflon wall covering and the extra insulation").
Stephanie Pettinati /
CastTV Closes Series A Led by DFJ  —  Video Search Pioneer CastTV Secures $3.1 Million Series A Funding Led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson  —  DFJ Managing Director Warren Packard Joins Board  —  San Francisco, CA - April 24, 2007, CastTV Inc. (, dedicated to building …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   CastTV raises $3.1M to launch better video search
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   CastTV Takes $3.1M for Video Search
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
RSS Has No Value Without A Filter
Discussion: and Startup Meme
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Big Bang For The MySpace Ad Buck  —  When a MySpace user talks, her friends listen.  And when a MySpace user talks about your brand, your advertising dollars go far.  —  Those nuggets of wisdom are from a 65-page study commissioned by MySpace parent News Corp. (nyse: NWS - news - people ) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PhotoBucket Back on MySpace (I Want To Know The Backstory)  —  A simple blog post on Photobucket tells us that the war is over - PhotoBucket videos are now allowed on MySpace again after a two week ban.  —  But the interesting part of this story is what I don't know yet - who blinked first and why.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Where Are All the Open Source Billionaires?  —  Hugh MacLeod asks, if open source is so great, where are all the open source billionaires? … I can immediately think of one reason there aren't any open-source billionaires:  —  Most competition for open source software comes from other open source software.
Discussion: Open Sources and WebProNews
Hack Attack: Control multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse  —  You don't need a hardware switch to share one keyboard and mouse amongst several different computers.  All you need is the free, cross-platform application, Synergy.  —  Synergy connects one keyboard and mouse …
Discussion: DailyTechRag
An Open Letter to Apple from a Lifelong Gamer
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Apple sued over vague user interface patent  —  The patent holding company IP Innovation, LLC, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc., that alleges the Cupertino-based company has engaged in "willful and deliberate" violations of US Patent #5,072,412.  The patent describes …
Morgan McDowell / Market Wire:
User-Generated Content Delivers More Bang for Your Online Marketing Buck According to Study From BlueLithium Labs  —  On average, user-generated content (UGC) sites provide a lower cost per conversion than non-UGC sites.  That's the surprising finding from a new study published today by BlueLithium Labs …
Business Wire:
FogSHIELD Security Fogger Now Available; Stops a Burglary Before It Happens  —  An Enhancement to Existing Alarm Systems, FogSHIELD Rapidly Ejects Safe and Intense Fog in Under 3 Seconds; Eliminates a Burglar's Line of Sight and Helps Put an End to Costly Theft and Damage
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Wi-fi?  Why worry?  —  Scare stories about the dangers of wireless networks lack credibility, argues Bill Thompson  —  Students at Canada's Lakehead University have to be careful how they connect to the internet because wi-fi is banned on large parts of the campus.
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Telegraph Cluelessly Attacks Google News Indexing  —  This time it is the UK-based Daily Telegraph that is complaining about a need to protect their content from search engines.  —  Which makes us wonder if they, like Copiepresse and AFP before them, are willfully clueless …
Discussion: Digital Point Forums
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast no longer #1 in broadband
Andy Beal / Business Week:
Viacom's Vendetta?  —  The media giant is forging partnerships …
Discussion: The RSS Blog
Ian Smith / Download Squad:
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Microsoft, Trying to Avoid a European Fine, Defends Demand for Royalties
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Rebtel's blog looks awfully familiar
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The Web Design Survey, 2007
Discussion: Scott Fegette and BlogHer
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Intel cuts server and desktop CPU prices
Discussion: TechSpot News
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New 3-D layers from AIA on Google Earth
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Yapta Will Be Awesome For Heavy Travelers
Michael Genaro / TMCnet:
Skype's Paul Amery to Keynote 4th Annual Communications Developer Conference
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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Alfred is right: I'm irrelevant to Web 2.0
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
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Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AT&T to aim the iPhone at enterprises
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comScore Responds to IAB Open Letter