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11:20 AM ET, March 27, 2008

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Tracy Chan / Official Google Blog:
Insight into YouTube videos  —  I remember the first time a video I posted to YouTube cracked 100 views.  I wasn't so much surprised as curious: Who were these people?  How did they find this video?  Where did they come from?  —  Today we're taking our first step towards answering …
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YouTube Reveals Video Analytics Tool for All Users  —  Whether a YouTube video has 10 views or 10,000,000, people always want to know the same thing: who's watching this?  Where do viewers come from?  How did they find my video?  —  Finally, we have some answers.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
YouTube Feature Tells Video Creators When and Where a Clip Is Being Watched  —  In a move to provide better data to its users, YouTube formally announced late Wednesday that it had added a free feature that will show video creators when and where viewers are watching their videos.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Launches Video Stats Package
Discussion: CenterNetworks
PR Newswire:
Comcast and BitTorrent Form Collaboration to Address Network Management, Network Architecture and Content Distribution  —  Comcast Corporation and BitTorrent, Inc. announced today that they will undertake a collaborative effort with one another and with the broader Internet and ISP community …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Teams Up With BitTorrent and Promises Net Neutrality  —  Comcast has announced that it will lift the ban on BitTorrent traffic, which prevented its users from sharing files using the popular protocol.  The ISP and BitTorrent Inc. will work together on finding customer friendly solutions …
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast, BitTorrent To Work Together On Network Traffic  —  Long at loggerheads, cable provider Comcast Corp. and popular file-sharing company BitTorrent Inc. now are working together.  —  The deal comes as BitTorrent, which became known for developing software technology widely used …
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com:
Happily ever after for Comcast and BitTorrent?  —  Are Comcast and BitTorrent secretly an old married couple, prone to bickering over their peccadilloes and never quite comfortable together in public, but still joined tightly by an abiding sense of union and shared purpose?  —  So it would seem.
Lori Grunin / Webware.com:
Review: Adobe Photoshop Express  —  Adobe's VP of Hosted and Consumer Services refers to Photoshop Express as “the on-ramp to the Adobe digital-imaging franchise.”  Next exit Photoshop Elements?  Construction delays?  Slippery pavement ahead?  The mind reels with metaphorical possibilities.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Unveils Webtop Version of Photoshop.  Picnik Is Not Scared.  —  As I alluded to in an earlier post, online photo-editing applications keep getting better as the competition heats up between startups like Picnik and FotoFlexer.  Today, a very large competitor, Adobe …
Discussion: Ajaxian
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Worth 1,000 words: Photoshop Express now free and online
Discussion: SurfBits
Adobe:
Adobe Launches Photoshop Express Public Beta
Discussion: p2pnet and Insanely Great Mac
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe opens shop on Web-based Photoshop Express
dfes.gov.uk:
Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review  —  On 6th September the Prime Minister asked me to conduct an independent review, looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pirillo Starts Large Scale Community CMS Project  —  Chris Pirillo has announced a new, large scale open source CMS project that aims to “de-geekify” website tools (announcement video above).  —  The project will be built on the open source Drupal framework: … I chatted with Pirillo after the announcement.
Discussion: TeleRead, Mashable! and broadstuff
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Chris Pirillo:
We're Taking an Open Direction with Web Communities: Are You In?
Discussion: Adam Kalsey and B. Mann Consulting
Maciej Stachowiak / Surfin' Safari:
WebKit achieves Acid3 100/100 in public build  —  UPDATE We now believe we have a full rendering pass (but not necessarily an animation smoothness pass yet).  See the bottom of the post for details.  —  UPDATE The Windows nightly is now available for download.  See below for details.
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PR Newswire:
JANA Partners Comments on CNET Reorganization  —  NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — Following an announcement by CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET - News) that it has assembled a “task force” to evaluate fundamental operating issues, JANA Partners LLC Managing Partner Barry Rosenstein issued the following statement:
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Jana Partners On CNET Reorg: Timing ‘Astounding’; Task Force Led By Wrong Party
Amazon Web Services Blog:
New EC2 Features: Static IP Addresses, Availability Zones, and User Selectable Kernels  —  We just added three important new features to Amazon EC2: Elastic IP Addresses, Availability Zones, and User Selectable Kernels.  The documentation, the WSDL, the AMI tools, and the command line tools …
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InfoWorld:
Amazon adds resilience to cloud computing service
Discussion: Computerworld
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Safari for Windows: Only for ‘Apple-labeled’ computers?  —  Apple, it seems, hasn't totally gotten used to making browsers for this Windows thing.  —  The license terms for the company's Safari Web browser on Windows include a curious restriction: “The software allows you to install and use …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Channel Register
 
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Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Facebook now suggests “people you may know”
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
“Let them use AOL”: upper-class searchers prefer Google
Brokep / Copy me happy:
No more TorrentSpy  —  Admitted - I was not the biggest TorrentSpy fan out there.
Discussion: The Register and TorrentFreak
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On
Google Code Blog:
Add your own buttons to Picasa, upload photos all over the Web
Discussion: Compiler
Jackson West / Valleywag:
PaidContent blog network hires Dow Jones, Yahoo veteran as CEO
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
What I learned from OSBC 2008  —  Having had a day to ruminate …
Discussion: Open Source and VentureBeat
Tony Smith / The Register:
Boffin seeks US Blu-ray, mobile phone import ban
Discussion: TGDaily.com
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Michael Geist Blog:
The Bell Wake-Up Call
Discussion: DSLreports
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA doesn't want to pay for a fair defense, says victor
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A content suggestion engine for blogging? That could work...
Zero Day Initiative / DVLabs:
Day One: CanSecWest PWN to OWN Results
Discussion: InfoWorld and Engadget
Michael Calore / Compiler:
Mozilla: Final Version of Firefox 3 Will Ship in June
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs Apple Collage Looks Impressive
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Tech Blog
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP UMPC 2133 specs revealed, street date of April 7th?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google February Paid Clicks Lousy (Again)*