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3:45 PM ET, April 24, 2007

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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
WIRED journo won't do email interviews—ironic.  —  A WIRED journalist pinged me for some comments on Michael Arrington and his A-list blogger status.  I told the journalist to send me the questions by email and he refused.  He said Dave Winer did the same thing.
Discussion: Scripting News and Technovia
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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?
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.
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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.
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Lifehacker:
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
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FilePlanet:
An Open Letter to Apple from a Lifelong Gamer
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Checkbox News  —  Yesterday's piece got the most positive and enthusiastic response of any technology I've proposed in the 10-plus years I've been blogging.  I love it when an idea takes root like that.  Perhaps it's a measure of how fed up we are with what passes for news on television.
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
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
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
 
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Direct2Dell:
Solid State Drives Now an Option for Latitude D420 and D620 ATG Customers
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Griffin AirDock iPod Dock: Now With Space Age "Remote-Controller"
Discussion: Macsimum News and Ubergizmo
Reuters:
Vonage injunction stayed in patent case
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User-Generated Content Delivers More Bang for Your Online Marketing …
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:
9 ways ColdFusion 8 will rule web development
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Wall Street Journal:
Papers' Web Hopes Dim a Bit
 Earlier Items: 
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
Karen / Official Google Blog:
New 3-D layers from AIA on Google Earth
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yapta Will Be Awesome For Heavy Travelers
Discussion: Compiler and Dollars and Sense
Michael Genaro / TMCnet:
Skype's Paul Amery to Keynote 4th Annual Communications Developer Conference
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Citizendium One Month Later
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AT&T to aim the iPhone at enterprises