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2:35 PM ET, May 2, 2007

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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0  —  Today was an insane day.  And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...  In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible.  We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community.
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Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
What's Happening with HD-DVD Stories?  —  I just wanted to explain what some of you have been noticing around some stories that have been submitted to Digg on the HD DVD encryption key being cracked.  —  This has all come up in the past 24 hours, mostly connected to the HD-DVD hack …
Rudd-O.com:
Spread this number  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.  Wanna know what's so important about it? … The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.  —  I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Surrenders to Mob  —  To say what happened today on Digg was a "user revolt" is an understatement.  The Digg team deleted a story that linked to the decryption key for HD DVDs after receiving a take down demand and all hell broke loose.  More stories appeared and were deleted, and users posting the stories were suspended.
Gizmodo:
Geeks Will Not Be Silenced: Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story  —  The power of Web 2. is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Digg Gives Into User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?  —  After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Psychohistorian / Wired News:
C0 88 56 63 C5 56 41 D8 5B E3 74 9D 02 11 F9 09
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Kevin Rose Hands Over Digg Control
Discussion: CrunchGear
gHacks tech news:   09 F9 11 02 T-Shirt
Steve Jobs / Apple:
A Greener Apple  —  Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. … Cadmium  —  Hexavalent Chromium  —  Decabromodiphenyl Ether
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
First WiMax laptop card approved by FCC  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Regulators have approved the first WiMax wireless broadband laptop PC card to be offered by Clearwire, and it should be available to users later this year, the company said Tuesday.  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hey Microsoft, forget MIX, focus on Mobiles  —  It is hardly a surprise that the more en vogue and exotic MIX '07 is overshadowing a strategically more important event hosted by Microsoft - the 2007 Mobile and Embedded Devices Conference also being held in Las Vegas.
Discussion: TechCrunch and FierceWireless
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Microsoft:   Robbie Bach: Microsoft Mobile & Embedded DevCon 2007
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Google Calendar catches MSN's - Or Where oh where is the Windows Live Calendar?  —  Another Hitwise graph showing more disappointment for MSN/Windows Live - this time for Calendar.  Since its inception in April, Google Calendar has been steadily gaining market share, while both MSN and Yahoo have been losing theirs.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Vonage requests retrial in Verizon patent dispute  —  A pivotal U.S. Supreme Court ruling designed to make it easier to challenge obvious patents prompted Vonage on Tuesday to ask for a new trial in an ongoing dispute with Verizon.  —  One day after the high court released …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
That Didn't Take Long: Vonage Asks Court To Review Verizon Patents …
Discussion: WebProNews
Fred / A VC:
The Mid Life Entrepreneur Crisis  —  I have two meetings this week with guys in their early to mid 40s that are two of the best entrepreneurs I've ever worked with.  Both are asking me the same thing - "what should I do next?"  —  There are questions of motivations, work/life balance …
Bloomberg:
Dow Jones Holders Say Murdoch Bid May Trigger Auction (Update2)  —  Dow Jones & Co. shareholders say Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion takeover bid will spark an auction of the 125-year-old newspaper publisher.  —  ``We're in the first inning,'' said Lawrence J. Haverty Jr. …
Noah Shachtman / Wired News:
Army Squeezes Soldier Blogs, Maybe to Death  —  The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned.  The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction …
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Eisner's Prom Queen Seeing Success on Web  —  Less than halfway through its 80-day run, Prom Queen, the daily teen-aimed online soap opera launched by Michael Eisner's new production firm, is showing signs of becoming a modest hit, if short of an Internet sensation thus far.
 
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Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Media Companies Still Seeking Double Standard On Consolidation
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Maximus / Just Another Mobile Phone Blog:
World's first mobile phone with a 7.1 speaker system and Vista
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mysterious smartphone offers up integrated 7.1 surround sound
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Apple plugs QuickTime zero-day flaw
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
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