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11:55 AM ET, March 12, 2008

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YouTube:
YouTube Everywhere  —  We try really hard to make YouTube as open as possible.  Anyone can upload and view videos, which can be embedded anywhere and viewed on all kinds of different devices.  And, of course, anyone can participate in our community by commenting on videos, rating them, and sharing them with friends.
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
YouTube, once just a destination, becoming a service too  —  Google's YouTube just announced that it is expanding its APIs to allow more direct access to the service.  —  The updates to the APIs, or application programming interfaces, give developers deeper access into YouTube for video uploading …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
YouTube Adds Publisher Services; TiVo, EA Already On Board
Discussion: PR Newswire, Gizmodo and Electronista
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Expands API Set - Including Upload, Player APIs
Discussion: TechCrunch
Apple:
iPhone SDK Downloads Top 100,000  —  Apple® today announced that more than 100,000 iPhone™ developers have downloaded the beta iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) in the first four days since its launch on March 6.  The iPhone SDK provides developers with the same rich set …
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Search for the Killer iPhone App  —  Many developers are hard at work building tools for Apple's popular phone, despite what some consider limits on their ability to collaborate  —  Executives at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had a running bet as they announced …
Discussion: MacRumors and TGDaily.com
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
100,000 Apple iPhone SDKs Downloaded So Far
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Developers toe the platform line
Discussion: The Open Road
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Apple says over 100,000 iPhone SDK downloads so far
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Nightmare Scenario, Part One  —  Here's what many people within Yahoo, who are not CEO Jerry Yang and the board of directors, are chattering about these days: That the Internet portal will not make a deal, any kind of deal, related to the outstanding unsolicited acquisition offer by Microsoft …
Discussion: MarketWatch and CNET News.com
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Disaster Scenario: Blowing Q1  —  Kara Swisher revives an issue we raised a few weeks back: What happens if Yahoo (YHOO) blows Q1?  This question has no doubt been bandied about in Microsoft (MSFT) conference rooms as an exasperated Steve Ballmer watches Yahoo's molasses-like response to its bid.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   News Corp. Appears To Close Door As AOL Opens One To A Potential Deal With Yahoo
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com  —  A new web service that lets users rate and comment on the uniformed police officers in their community is scrambling to restore service Tuesday, after hosting company GoDaddy unceremonious pulled-the-plug on the site in the wake of outrage from criticism-leery cops.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
The Tools Google Uses Internally  —  A web seminar Google held yesterday at KMWorld Magazine offered a great deal of insight into how Google manages projects and communication internally.  The presentation by Google followed an employee through his first few weeks at the company …
Discussion: KMWorld.com, beu blog and Feld Thoughts
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Japan investigates possible iPod defect  —  TOKYO - Japan is investigating a possible defect in Apple Inc.'s iPod after one of the popular digital music players reportedly shot out sparks while recharging, a government official said Wednesday.  —  An official at the trade and economy ministry …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Fire in the iPod  —  Japan has ordered an investigation …
Discussion: Inquirer
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo May Join Google-Led Social Networking Alliance  —  Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo's plans.
Tony Wright / Venture Hacks:
Half-Assed Startup: How do I start my company and keep my day job?  —  [Ed: I enjoyed Tony Wright's contrarian article, Half-Assed Startup, when I first read it on his excellent blog.  Tony, a founder of RescueTime (Y Combinator), argues that you can start a company while you're otherwise employed.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Rush Limbaugh gets special treatment from Apple  —  Here's one way to get moved to the head of the genius line: complain about your problem on a radio show carried by 650 stations across the U.S.  —  On Feb. 12, Rush Limbaugh, a self-proclaimed “big Mac guy,” talked about two problems …
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RushLimbaugh.com:
Rush Thanks the Apple People
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone Dev Team jailbreaks firmware 2.0... before it's out  —  This is just getting silly, don't you think?  The iPhone Dev Team has once again proven their totally gnarly talents by freeing up the latest firmware before it's even the latest firmware.  Apple, here's our suggestion …
BBC:
Wiki boss ‘edited for donation’  —  Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales has been accused of agreeing to edit a page on the online encyclopaedia in exchange for a donation.  —  Former Novell chief scientist Jeffrey Merkey says he donated $5,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation in exchange for changes to his Wikipedia entry.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Barnaby J. Feder / New York Times:
A Heart Device Is Found Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks  —  To the long list of objects vulnerable to attack by computer hackers, add the human heart.  —  The threat seems largely theoretical.  But a team of computer security researchers plans to report Wednesday that it had been able …
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Did DivX close Stage6 to duck copyright litigation?
Discussion: paidContent.org
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Phishing attacks, fraud, continue to hound eBay
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Why the Wal-Mart “snub” should be a big deal for gOS
Discussion: CyberNet
James Sherwood / The Register:
Thumb-ring accessory points to handset harmony?
Discussion: Gizmodo and GottaBeMobile
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Get Back to Your Mac Without Paying for It
Discussion: MacUser and Digg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Tech's Late Adopters Prefer the Tried and True
Dan Fost / Fortune:
Welcome to Conference 2.0  —  Social media is putting an end …
Discussion: Web Strategy and Wired
Dave Prochnow / Popular Science:
Build It: The Electronic Post-It Note
 Earlier Items: 
Business Wire:
Puretracks Announces New DRM-Free Mobile Music Store for the BlackBerry Platform
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Viacom withdraws ‘Guitar’ suit
Chrisshipley / The Guidewire:
Becoming the Story: A Cautionary Tale
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Gates in D.C.: Expect Visa Talk
Discussion: IT News Digest and Tech Tracks
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Age Verification at Google Korea
Business Wire:
GE Demonstrates World's First “Roll-to-Roll” …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
@ SxSW: A Rowdy Discussion On Ad-Supported Music
Discussion: AppScout, Valleywag and Coolfer
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Gets Live With Free March Madness