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11:20 PM ET, May 14, 2007

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Stars & Stripes:
DOD blocking YouTube, others  —  To save bandwidth, officials say several sites to be off-limits at work  —  Starting Monday, the Defense Department will block access to MySpace, YouTube and a host of other sites on official department computers worldwide, in an effort to boost its network efficiency.
Business Wire:
Forrester: No Future For Paid Video Downloads  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The paid video download market is a dead end, according to a new report by Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR).  Forrester estimates that paid video downloads will peak in 2007, generating $279 million in revenue, up from $98 million last year.
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Kenneth Li / Reuters:
iTunes-like video services have no future: study  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online video sites that sell shows and movies such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes will likely peak this year as more programming is made available on free outlets supported by advertising, according to a study released on Monday.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPhone's on eBay already  —  Apple won't say exactly when the iPhone will arrive, and you won't find it in any of AT&T's wireless stores, but eBay sellers are taking orders.  —  Apple's 8GB iPhone is available from several eBay sellers who promise to ship the coveted phone within 30 days …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhones on eBay for $1,000 to $10,000
Michael Totty / Wall Street Journal:
How to Be a Star in a YouTube World  —  What it takes to stand out when anyone can be an entertainer  —  There are millions of people trying to get noticed on the Web, with everything from blogs to podcasts to videos.  So with the huge glut of material out there, how do amateurs get attention …
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A (FORMER) YOUTUBE STAR'S RANT: WE'LL GO IT ALONE, THANKS
Discussion: CinemaTech
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T iPhone not to be pre-sold  —  If you have not been able to get your iPhone fix as of lately, this might help hold you over.  According to an internal document from AT&T, the Apple iPhone has "advanced software 5 years ahead of any phone".  But you already knew that.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Gearlog
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Kent German / CNET News.com:   No presales for the iPhone  —  The Boy Genius got his hands …
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Digg is Censoring Content by Burying Stories Internally  —  We all know that the main reason why stories don't hit the Digg homepage is because they get buried.  Some say the buries are caused by specific Digg users who have it out for us while others just blame it on the content saying it wasn't Digg worthy.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Censorship Issues Continue for Digg
Digital Photography Review:
Amazon.com acquires dpreview.com  —  We're proud and excited to announce that Dpreview has been acquired by the worlds leading online retailer, Amazon.com.  Started as hobby site in 1998, dpreview.com has grown to be the number one destination for anyone interested in digital cameras and digital photography.
Rupert Murdoch / Wall Street Journal:
Text of Murdoch Letter to Bancrofts  —  Below is the text of a letter sent by News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch to members of the Bancroft Family, concerning his $5 billion offer for Dow Jones & Co.  —  Ladies and Gentlemen:  —  Please allow me the opportunity with this letter to address …
Business Wire:
Skype and Wal-Mart Partner to Bring Internet Communications to the Masses  —  Skype Certified Hardware and Pre-Paid Cards for Skype Now Available in 1,800 U.S. Wal-Mart Stores  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Skype, the leading Internet communications company, today announced …
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Angus Kidman / ITWire:
Facing the full horror of Windows Vista  —  So far, Transit has been using Vista Business full-time for a fortnight.  And so far, we've found nothing that works better than in Windows XP, dozens of things that are annoyingly different without being a functional improvement …
Discussion: The Mac Observer and MacDailyNews
Los Angeles Times:
In consoles, the game isn't going Sony's way  —  Vaunted PlayStation 3 is crucial for the firm, but it faces an uphill climb.  —  Joel Downs is the type of video game buff that Sony Corp. expected to fall for the PlayStation 3.  The 32-year-old Culver City entrepreneur is tech savvy …
Discussion: TechSpot News, Joystiq and CrunchGear
Eddie Hargreaves / The Apple Blog:
10 Biggest Apple Rumors (that never came true)  —  With Apple rumors getting spread further around than ever (and regular coverage from national news media), it's important to remember that many (most?) tend to be either completely untrue or so premature they never come true.
BBC:
Students create 'sensual' phones  —  Devices hailed as the next generation of mobile phones have been put on display at the University of Dundee.  —  Students from the College of Art, Science and Engineering's product design course have created six phones to support "intimacy and sensuality".
Discussion: textually.org and SMS Text News
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft delves further into manufacturing with Zune plant  —  Software giant hopes new factory, designs will help player compete with iPod … SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Microsoft Corp., a colossus built on software, is making a new push in hardware manufacturing by building a factory in China to produce its Zune media player.
Discussion: Engadget and TechSpot News
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
Test-driving Telepresence  —  Charlene and I had a chance to test out Telepresence last week.  Telepresence is a new product from Cisco — essentially a new form of videoconferencing that's designed to be as realistic as possible.  I sat in a specially designed room on Boxborough …
 
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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BBC:
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