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8:50 AM ET, April 24, 2007

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May Wong / Associated Press:
SEC to File Suit Against Ex-Apple Lawyer  —  SEC Plans to File Lawsuit Against Former Apple Lawyer, Settles With Former CFO in Options Case  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Securities regulators plan to file civil fraud charges this week against Apple Inc.'s former general counsel and have worked …
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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
SEC closes in on ex-Apple lawyer  —  REGULATORS POISED TO ACT IN OPTIONS SCANDAL  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected this week to bring its first legal action in the Apple backdating probe, targeting the company's former top lawyer for her alleged role in rigging options …
New York Times:   Ex-Officers of Apple Await Suit
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.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Millions of MySpacers Rejoice: Photobucket Videos are Back  —  Aww, ain't that sweet - Photobucket and MySpace have gotten together and sorted out their problems.  Video embeds are working once more on MySpace pages, and I'm sure Photobucket will be much more careful in future when it comes to rolling out sponsored content.
Photobucket / Blog.Photobucket.com:
Videos working on MySpace again!
Discussion: The Social Web
Leelefever / Common Craft:
Video: RSS in Plain English  —  We made this video for our friends (and yours) that haven't yet felt the power of our friend the RSS reader.  We want to convert people... if you know someone who would love RSS and hasn't yet tried it, point them here for 3.5 minutes of RSS in Plain English.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Fon Loops in Time-Warner in First US Deal  —  Time Warner Cable will allow its 6.6m broadband subscribers to share their connections via Fon: The Spanish startup has based its strategy on leveraging existing broadband connections, and, in fact, pitching to ISPs that more connections would be installed as a result of Fon's approach.
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Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Wi-Fi-Sharing Communities Rise Up
Discussion: VoIP Watch
EFF: Breaking News:
Viacom Admits Error — Takes Steps to Protect Fair Use on YouTube  —  MoveOn.org, Brave New Films Dismiss Lawsuit Over Colbert Parody  —  Viacom Endorses Excerpting Video for "Creative, Newsworthy or Transformative Use"  —  San Francisco - Responding to Viacom's willingness to take steps …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   Viacom: we goofed on Colbert parody takedown notice; case dismissed
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AT&T to aim the iPhone at enterprises  —  The decision baffles analysts, who cite design issues and the inability to write new applications for the OS as reasons they think it's a poor choice  —  AT&T plans to market the iPhone to business users in addition to consumers …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
10 questions for MacBook hacker Dino Dai Zovi  —  I caught up with security researcher Dino Dai Zovi to discuss his successful hijack of a MacBook Pro machine at last week's CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada.  —  We talk about the specific vulnerability, the motivation for the attack …
Andrew Lipsman / comScore:
comScore Responds to IAB Open Letter  —  RESTON, VA, April 23, 2007 - comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the following response to the recent IAB Open Letter:  —  comScore welcomes the objective outlined in the IAB Open Letter of achieving transparency …
Reuters:
DoCoMo's new phones offer motion-sensing game play  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437.T: Quote, Profile, Research), Japan's biggest wireless operator, on Monday unveiled a new mobile phone equipped with a motion sensor that lets users play games like the popular Nintendo Wii console.
Discussion: Kotaku, Game | Life and CrunchGear
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Citizendium One Month Later  —  Citizendium, the Wikipedia fork (sort of) that aims to be a more credible alternative to Wikipedia, was launched into public beta on March 25th, which makes it nearly one month old.  So how does it stack up to its progenitor?  —  First some background.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Russinovich: Malware will thrive, even with Vista's UAC  —  Despite all the anti-malware roadblocks built into Windows Vista, a senior Microsoft official is lowering the security expectations, warning that viruses, password-stealing Trojans and rootkits will continue to thrive as malware authors adapt to the new operating system.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
Anil Dash:
Cats Can Has Grammar  —  If you spend any time at all observing net culture, then you'll have been unable to miss the recent explosion in popularity of lolcats.  This relatively recent phenomenon is the convention of taking pictures of cute animals, most frequently cats, and overlaying absurdist captions on the images.
Discussion: Sour Duck
FilePlanet:
An Open Letter to Apple from a Lifelong Gamer  —  Hello, Apple!  I know that everyone over there is very busy designing sexy new products that make women want to take their clothes off, but I'm hoping that you can spare a few minutes to listen to a hardcore gamer and long-time friend.
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg
Karlene Lukovitz / New York Times:
Product Tips You Can Use, by Way of Cellphone  —  FROM time to time, Philips Electronics has used its "sense and simplicity" campaign to clear away marketing that bothers consumers.  Last year it paid Hearst $2 million to remove the subscription cards from four of its magazines for a month …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and textually.org
 
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why I will read your blog but not watch your video
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Herb Greenberg / MarketWatch:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. to Offer $1.8 Billion of Convertible Senior Notes
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Phone Scoop:
FCC Reveals HTC Herald for T-Mobile
Jan Van Boghout / MacRabbit Blog:
CSSEdit 2.5 Out Now!
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Electronics Develops New, Highly Efficient Stacking Process for DRAM
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Ubergizmo
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Presidential debates set for cyberspace
Discussion: MediaShift and Ars Technica
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