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11:15 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  —  YouTube is expanding beyond its role as a destination and distributor of online video ... Google's (NSDQ: GOOG) video site has announced a slew of new services aimed at online publishers, allowing them to offer YouTube's services directly to their users.
Discussion: PR Newswire, Gizmodo and Electronista
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   YouTube Expands API Set - Including Upload, Player APIs
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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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Developers toe the platform line  —  Apple has finally opened up the iPhone to third-party developers.  —  What took it so long?  —  Sitting in a London room with the head of iPod marketing, I asked: “Don't you think you should have some sort of means to let people write third-party applications that will run on the iPod?
Discussion: The Open Road
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
100,000 Apple iPhone SDKs Downloaded So Far  —  Apple says that over 100,000 iPhone software development kits have been downloaded since its celebrated unveiling on March 6, not a week ago.  The announcement below is atypical of Apple: following the standard chest-puffing from execs …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Search for the Killer iPhone App
Discussion: TGDaily.com
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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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   News Corp. Appears To Close Door As AOL Opens One To A Potential Deal With Yahoo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Disaster Scenario: Blowing Q1
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
Agence France Presse:
Japan investigates after iPod nano overheats, sparks
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and TechSpot
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.
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Slashdot
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Richard Thurston / The Register:
Hacking attacks can turn off heart monitors
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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
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 …
 
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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
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
Copy and paste for the iPhone, seriously
Discussion: PalmAddicts, Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Dave Prochnow / Popular Science:
Build It: The Electronic Post-It Note
Business Wire:
Puretracks Announces New DRM-Free Mobile Music Store for the BlackBerry Platform
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Viacom withdraws ‘Guitar’ suit
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Gates in D.C.: Expect Visa Talk
Discussion: IT News Digest and Tech Tracks
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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 Ad-Free March Madness
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Client 9 Domains Snatched Minutes After Spitzer Scandal Breaks
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