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8:35 AM ET, April 25, 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.
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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.
Discussion: Threat Level and Dan Blank
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?
Tyler Crowley / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
CalacanisCast 25 beta  —  Hello everyone, Tyler here - back with an impromptu podcast for your listening pleasure (read: no video)  —  As promised, Jason speaks with Fred Vogelstein from Wired regarding the recent fuss over interviews by email, and the upcoming Wired piece on A-list bloggers highlighting Michael Arrington.
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Interviews, Email or Live  —  Wired News calls Jason Calacanis "cowardly" for refusing to do an interview except by email.  Pretty thin-skinned response to Jason's fuller explanation of why that's his policy.  —  Updates: Wired's Fred Vogelstein posts the entire email exchange he had with Jason on this topic.
Valleywag:
SILICON VALLEY USERS GUIDE: Interview etiquette
Financial Times:
Apple's Jobs 'was warned' on options  —  By Kevin Allison and Richard Waters in San Francisco and Brooke Masters in New York  —  Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple, was warned in 2001 about the accounting implications of backdating stock options for top executives at the company …
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Eric Dash / New York Times:
No Charges for Apple Over Options  —  Federal securities regulators said yesterday that they would bring no civil charges against Apple over the backdating of executive stock options.  But they stopped short of removing the cloud that for nearly a year has hung over the company's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs.
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Beta 2, RC1 and RC2 set to expire  —  On 31 May 2007, all Customer Preview Program (CPP) pre-release versions of Windows Vista will expire.  If you are running a pre-release version of Windows Vista (Beta 2, RC1 or RC2), you will begin to receive warning notifications about the upcoming expiration on 18 May.
Discussion: One Microsoft Way, Neowin.net and digg
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Iancr / Yahoo! Music Blog:
Lyrics By The Pound … Check out this now-embarrassing post from 1992 in rec.music.funky where I'm trying to decode the lyrics to "A Year And A Day" from Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique. … Yahoo! Music can tell you. … Click to download the Mike D interview MP3 … Or Rakim.  But mostly Yahoo! Music.
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Music and Gracenote Present Song Lyrics from U2, Prince …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: 80 percent of blogs contain "offensive" content  —  Blogs are known to be a free-for-all for "expressive" content, but according to a new report by ScanSafe, a vast majority of blogs host content that is considered "offensive" and potentially "unwanted."
Discussion: digg
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PC World:
Blogs Now Infested With Offensive Content
Royal Pingdom:
Top 20 DNS server map shows US internet dominance  —  The US has long held a dominating position in the web hosting industry.  One way to examine this is to look at which DNS servers hold the most domain names.  It turns out that 16 of the 20 largest DNS servers in the world are located in the US.
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site  —  Seattle-based news site Newsvine will relaunch this afternoon with significant changes to the user experience.  They're calling the release "Evergreen."  —  Among the changes: like Netvibes, Pageflakes and other personalized homepages …
Nokia:
Over 100 million S60 devices shipped  —  Volume market attracts mobile innovation  —  S60 Summit 2007, Madrid, Spain - Nokia today announced that over 100 million S60 devices have cumulatively been shipped by S60 licensees to date.  S60 software built on Symbian OS is the world's leading …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's European Clone  —  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Y Combinator can now consider itself twice flattered.  Y Combinator's funding methodology of investing a small amount of money across a wide array of young entrepreneurs has already inspired other programs, such as TechStars out of Colorado.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
EQO Gets $9 Million Series B  —  Vancouver-based EQO, makers of a mobile VoIP and IM client, just closed a $9 million second round financing on top of their $4 million CDN (~$3.5 US) series A financing.  The round was made by existing investors GrowthWorks and BDC Capital, with new investor, Ventures West, taking the lead.
Discussion: GigaOM and Mashable!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Results from Apple's (Bumpy) 2nd Q Due Today  —  Investors following Apple (AAPL) are even more skittish than usual in advance of the company's second quarter earnings report, scheduled for 5 p.m. ET today.  —  "My crystal ball is one of the cloudiest on record," wrote a company watcher …
 
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