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5:45 AM ET, May 3, 2007

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Brad Stone / New York Times:
In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly  —  There is open revolt on the Web.  —  Sophisticated Internet users have banded together over the last two days to publish and widely distribute a secret code used by the technology and movie industries to prevent piracy of high-definition movies.
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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.  Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals …
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Introducing Robots-Nocontent for Page Sections  —  We recently returned from our annual rendezvous at SES New York and, like always, learned a lot from our webmasters.  The 'Robots.txt Summit' generated some healthy discussions and support for adding a tag to parts of a page that do not relate …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Supports New Robots-Nocontent Tag To Block Indexing Within A Page  —  For over a decade, search engines have supported standards allowing you to prevent pages from being spidered or included within a search index.  Today, Yahoo now supports a new twist — a way to flag that part of your page shouldn't be included in an index.
Discussion: johnon.com and digg
Brad Hawkes / Official Google Reader Blog:
There are people who don't use feed readers?  —  It's fun to share interesting items with your friends and coworkers.  Google Reader has a "Share" button and a public page to go along with it, and some people have been putting that to great use.  Once you start sharing …
Discussion: Download Squad
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Kim Zetter / Epicenter:
PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story  —  Colleagues at my former outlet, PC World magazine, have told me that Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit abruptly today because the company's new CEO, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs.
Discussion: Ryan Block and Valleywag
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Peter Rojas / peter.roj.as:
Harry McCracken takes a stand for editorial integrity, leaves PC World in protest
Discussion: Valleywag
Jeff Bonforte / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Messenger, hold the download  —  Here's something I have been waiting to say for a long time... Yahoo! Messenger: Fast, Easy, Beautiful, and now with no download!  —  Again, no download.  —  That's right, today we launched the all-new Web-based Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Lifehacker
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Browser Version of Messenger
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pandora To Shut Out Non-U.S. Users Thursday Evening  —  If you live outside of the U.S. and enjoy listening to customized radio stations on Pandora, brace yourself for some bad news.  The site will be shutting you out starting Thursday evening.  Registered users who access the service …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft drops hints about Internet Explorer 8  —  At the Mix'07 conference in Las Vegas—Microsoft's annual event for web designers and developers—the spotlight has largely been on Microsoft's Silverlight platform, formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Disney Targets Pre-Teens with New Social Networking Portal  —  Disney has joined the ever growing list social networking destinations with the launch of Disney Xtreme Digital, targeted directly at Disney's core market of pre-teens.  —  The new service, said perhaps lazily by some outlets …
Discussion: ninemsn, Techscape and 901am
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Pandora shuts box on users outside US  —  Pandora.com, the popular net radio station that helps users discover new music and build custom playlists, will block most people outside the US from accessing its service because of legal pressure being exerted by record labels.
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google gives $200,000 to plug-in hybrid car group  —  Google's for-profit foundation Google.org has given a $200,000 grant to CalCars.org, a group that advocates the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric cars.  —  Plug-in hybrids are cars you can plug into an electricity outlet to recharge their batteries …
James Hibberd / TVWeek.com:
Comcast Enters HD Quality Dispute  —  This week Comcast launched a major ad campaign that opened a new battlefront in the HD service provider war: comparative picture quality.  —  Touting a study by Frank N. Magid Associates, Comcast took out full-page newspaper ads in 15 markets claiming …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
dive into mark:
Silly season  —  Springtime means conference time, which means it's silly season on the web again.  Adobe introduced Apollo, their latest attempt to recreate the web in their own image.  Apollo is based on Adobe's own markup language, Adobe's own runtime, Adobe's own graphics and animation framework …
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Brightcove Partners With CBS  —  NEW YORK CBS News has signed a deal with Web TV syndication company Brightcove to distribute video news clips across the company's network of partner sites.  —  Besides pushing CBS News content throughout Brightcove Syndication Marketplace …
The Boy Genius Report:
RIM Officially Announces BlackBerry Curve  —  I guess we were off a little.  As we hinted earlier in the week, the BlackBerry Curve has now been officially announced by RIM, apparently heading to AT&T initially in the United States.  The website is now live aswell at, http://www.blackberrycurve.com
 
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Business Wire:
Delivery Agent Raises $18.5 Million Bringing Total Funding to $35 Million
Lisa Katayama / TOKYOMANGO:
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Vonage cites SCOTUS obviousness ruling in Verizon patent fight
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Disney's Vista Gadget Points To Future Of Marketing Widgets
Discussion: Tech Tracks
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The Lobby — are you on the list?
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Valleywag
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Oxymoronic wireless headphones for Apple's iPod Shuffle II
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Lifehacker:
Geek To Live: Getting Things Done with Google Notebook
 Earlier Items: 
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Peter Gabriel Tries Ad-Supported Music Downloads; Launches We7
Discussion: Profy.Com
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
New Net radio fee collections delayed
Discussion: TechSpot News
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER 'Mr. Magazine' Believes We'll Always Crave Ink on Paper
Discussion: rexblog.com
Newlaunches.com:
Business 2.0-the Business magazine should practice what it preaches
Valleywag:
The Chart: Reality check on online video
Fred / A VC:
The Mid Life Entrepreneur Crisis