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12:20 AM ET, March 17, 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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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
One question on Flickr Video: Why?
Discussion: Webware.com and Cost Per News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Video Coming To Flickr Soon. Really.
Wall Street Journal:
J.P. Morgan Rescues Bear Stearns  —  U.S. Pushed Deal  —  To Avert Crisis;  —  A Fire-Sale Price  —  Bear Stearns Cos. reached an agreement to sell itself to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., as worries grew that failing to find a buyer for the beleaguered investment bank could cause the crisis of confidence gripping Wall Street to worsen.
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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.
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: GigaOM and CrunchGear
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook wants to own communication with your friends  —  While Facebook is a multi-faceted service that could grow in any number of directions, Facebook's recent cues indicate that first and foremost on its mind right now is establishing itself as a communication platform.
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
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
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
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Where's the YouTube Fund?  —  Kleiner Perkins has launched the iFund to back iPhone-based projects; Accel, Meritech, Founders' Fund and Greylock have the fbFund to back Facebook-based projects.  —  I am a bit surprised that no one has a YouTube fund.  If the premise is that the world we live …
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 …
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
Google Open Source Blog:
“Look!  Actual Code!”  —  In one Dilbert cartoon, Dogbert confronts a long-winded technology “guru” by showing him some actual code, which blows him away.  It's funny because it's true: some long, abstract discussions can turn into short, concrete ones when you can point to code.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
Google Code Source Code Browser Released
Discussion: Mashable!
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!
 
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