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1:55 PM ET, April 24, 2007

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Photobucket / Blog.Photobucket.com:
Videos working on MySpace again!  —  Following discussions with MySpace, we're pleased to announce that all Photobucket videos and remixes are enabled once more on MySpace with immediate effect.  Both our companies are committed to putting our users first.  —  Moving forward …
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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.
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.
WebKnowHow News:
MySpace and Isobar Debut First Comprehensive Research Study on Social Networks and Marketing  —  Fox Interactive Media (FIM), a division of News Corporation, today released a series of research findings from the first comprehensive study examining both the growth and marketing power of online social networks.
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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 ) …
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 …
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New York Times:   Ex-Officers of Apple Await Suit
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 …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
NetRatings And Comscore Respond To IAB Critique Of Research Methods
Discussion: Screenwerk
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: WebProNews
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Microsoft, Trying to Avoid a European Fine, Defends Demand for Royalties  —  Microsoft, seeking to avoid another multimillion-dollar fine in its antitrust battle with the European Commission, filed documents with competition officials yesterday defending its demand to be paid royalties for releasing some software code to competitors.
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Nate Mook / BetaNews:
Microsoft Responds as EU Considers Break-Up
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
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 …
BBC:
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.
Discussion: the billblog
Stephanie Pettinati / corp.casttv.com:
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. (www.CastTV.com), dedicated to building …
Discussion: VentureBeat, HipMojo.com and NewTeeVee
Ian Smith / Download Squad:
9 ways ColdFusion 8 will rule web development  —  Ben Forta and Adobe are getting into full swing with ColdFusion 8 Scorpio Pre-Release tour.  Last night Ben gave us in Seattle a taste of things to come.  Here is why it will kick the tar balls out of everything else on the market.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
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.
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 …
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Papers' Web Hopes Dim a Bit
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Telegraph Cluelessly Attacks Google News Indexing
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Rebtel's blog looks awfully familiar
A List Apart:
The Web Design Survey, 2007
Discussion: Scott Fegette and BlogHer
DigiTimes:
Intel cuts server and desktop CPU prices
Discussion: TechSpot News
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
AMD looks to raise $2.2 billion through debt sale
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yapta Will Be Awesome For Heavy Travelers
Discussion: Compiler and Dollars and Sense
Associated Press:
High fidelity takes backseat to portability
Discussion: Christopher Null
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SearchCap:
PhoneSpots Launches Mobile 'Ad Exchange,' Announces AT&T Deal
Michael Genaro / TMCnet:
Skype's Paul Amery to Keynote 4th Annual Communications Developer Conference
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's Jobs and Ive Neck and Neck in TIME Poll
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Alfred is right: I'm irrelevant to Web 2.0
FilePlanet:
An Open Letter to Apple from a Lifelong Gamer
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg
Vanessa Fox. Nude.:
why I will read your blog but not watch your video
Discussion: howardowens.com and WebProNews
Self Made Minds:
Which blogs have the most feed subscribers
Karlene Lukovitz / New York Times:
Product Tips You Can Use, by Way of Cellphone
Discussion: mocoNews.net and textually.org