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10:10 PM ET, March 16, 2008

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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Flickr Video beta due in April  —  In early February, in the midst of Microsoft's surprise bid to acquire Yahoo, I wrote about Yahoo's Flickr Video coming soon.  It's been a long time coming.  I first asked Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake about a Flickr video service in December 2005.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Video Coming To Flickr Soon.  Really.  —  In mid 2005 I profiled YouTube for the first time.  As Steve Rubel noted, the best way to describe it was “like Flickr, but for videos.”  At the time few people saw the massive upside for YouTube, which was built completely on freely available Flash technology from Adobe.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
One question on Flickr Video: Why?
Discussion: Webware.com and Cost Per News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Buzz: Yahoo Reveals Stats From The First Two Weeks  —  Yahoo Buzz, a Digg-like service that launched on February 25, is now nearly three weeks old.  We asked Yahoo to share some of the data from those first two weeks.  —  The big benefit for publishers is that top Buzz stories …
Discussion: muhammad saleem
Paul Miller / Engadget:
WiMAX could interfere with satellite communications?  —  Yeah, all those sticky sweet stories about WiMAX actually happening this decade or possibly showing up in a device or two were really getting on our nerves.  Now it seems the “little wireless standard that couldn't” …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and DSLreports
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Jeff Hecht / New Scientist:
Long-range Wi-Fi threat to satellite communications  —  WiMAX, a long-range version of Wi-Fi, has been billed as one of the best ways to bring broadband internet connections to rural areas.  But the system may have a critical flaw.  According to tests by a trade body representing the satellite industry …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Mercury News:
Whitman joins Fiorina on McCain presidential campaign trail  —  Retiring eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman is joining the presidential campaign of John McCain as a national co-chair.  Whitman, who steps down from her eBay job at the end of the month, had been a major fundraiser for Mitt Romney …
Discussion: Epicenter
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why Is It So Hard To Say “I'm Sorry,” Sarah?  —  I've been thinking recently about how the ability to go “live” may affect many careers.  Using the Sarah Lacy/Mark Zuckerberg keynote as our example, I want to share some thoughts with you.  Whether you are a blogger or an entrepreneur …
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
Google Code Source Code Browser Released  —  Jason Robbins and Jenan Wise have released a new Ajax source code browser for Google Code project hosting: … The new system certainly feels fast, and uses jQuery to flip around in short order, jumping through the revisions of your system, expanding into new directories, etc.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Google Open Source Blog:
“Look! Actual Code!”
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Steve Gillmor / NewsGang:
As I was saying  —  On The Gang this Friday, Dan Farber asked me what I was doing in this new gig - a column or a blog?  No difference, I replied.  Just like there's no difference between mainstream and bloggospherian journalism and commentary.  This is my opinion, and in the self-contained universe …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Iceland's Largest BitTorrent Tracker Faces Permanent Shutdown  —  Torrent.is went to court this week and the site now faces a permanent shutdown and the possibility that they will have to compensate copyright owners.  Since nearly 10% of Iceland's population were members …
Discussion: Mashable!
New York Times:
JPMorgan Acts to Buy Ailing Bear Stearns at Huge Discount  —  Bear Stearns, pushed to the brink of bankruptcy by what amounted to a run on the bank, agreed late Sunday to sell itself to JPMorgan Chase for a mere $2 a share, narrowly averting a collapse that threatened to cascade through the financial system.
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Swiss Apple Store page tips the 802.11n Airport Express  —  It's easy to envy the Swiss, what with the fine chocolate and the neutrality and such.  Now, another reason to long for the refined air of the Alps: the Swiss version of the Apple Store website is indicating availability …
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Arn / MacRumors:
New Airport Express with 802.11n Next Week?
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac and Engadget
Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
Numbrosia: Merit-Based News Submissions  —  Tired of the news you are finding on Digg and Slashdot?  Convinced that you are smarter than the combined user base of those two and Fark?  Numbrosia thinks they have the solution: merit-based news submissions.  —  With Numbrosia, gone are the …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Hacker News
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Tracker Moves to Ukraine  —  Demonoid, once one of the most popular BitTorrent trackers, has reappeared again, this time hosted in Ukraine.  The website is still down but the trackers are now fully operational again, perhaps a sign that Demonoid is crawling back up to speed?
Discussion: Digg
 
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