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8:55 AM ET, May 3, 2007

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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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
PC World editor resigns over apparent ad pressure  —  Award-winning Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken of PC World resigned Tuesday over disagreements with the magazine's publisher regarding stories critical of advertisers, according to sources.  —  McCracken, reached Wednesday evening …
Discussion: Valleywag
Peter Rojas / peter.roj.as:
Harry McCracken takes a stand for editorial integrity, leaves PC World in protest  —  Just read over at Epicenter that PC World Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit in protest today because the mag's new CEO wanted to spike a "whimsical article" titled "Ten Things We Hate About Apple."
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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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 …
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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 …
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Browser Version of Messenger
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Exclusive: The Digg CEO Jay Adelson Interview  —  The last 24 hours were historic for this thing we call Web 2.0 social media.  As you can see, we've been all over the story today covering it from various angles.  I finally managed to get Digg CEO Jay Adelson on the phone and he offered some insight into the recent controversy.
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
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
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Phone Scoop
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Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Cell Phone Software: The Billion-Dollar Sand Trap  —  We all know the advantages: Everyone owns one.  We all know how to use them.  Women love them and they fit nicely into a pocket.  Did I mention they do wireless?  —  Cell phones seem like the obvious platform for the next generation of billion-dollar startups.
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.
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
Andrew Brown / Guardian:
We all helped to speed the demise of professional photographers  —  Half a dozen lurid and splodgy pictures in the local paper brought home to me the death of an honourable profession this week.  I took them.  I am in my small way responsible for impoverishing an old friend, because he …
Discussion: Rough Type
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 …
 
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The evolution of a giant  —  Microsoft is showing signs …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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