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9:05 AM ET, March 27, 2008

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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
Adobe:
Adobe Launches Photoshop Express Public Beta
Discussion: p2pnet
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe opens shop on Web-based Photoshop Express
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Adobe Launches Hosted Services With Photoshop Express
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
J .D. Biersdorfer / New York Times:
A One-Stop Site Offers All the Photo Functions, From Posting Online …
Discussion: SurfBits
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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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  —  Google announced this evening the immediate availability of a new video statistics package free for anyone with a YouTube account.  The software, called Insight, gives users access to a range of statistics about the videos they upload to the site …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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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Junyor / my.opera.com:
Opera and the Acid3 Test  —  We have some excellent news!  Lars Erik Bolstad, the Head of Core Technology at Opera Software, sent me the following information to share:
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: Mashable!
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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
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google February Paid Clicks Lousy (Again)*  —  A source says Comscore has finally released its February “US paid clicks” report for Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), et al.  We have not seen the report, but our source relays the following:  —  Google had 515mm US paid clicks in February, which is up only 3% year over year.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google Feb. Paid Clicks Up 3% Year-Over-Year
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
Matt McAlister:
My new gig at the Guardian in London  —  At the end of April I will be joining the Guardian in London to build a new developer program there.  —  This is a fantastic opportunity in many ways.  Perhaps what's most appealing to me is the direction the Guardian is going …
Discussion: paidContent
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP UMPC 2133 specs revealed, street date of April 7th?  —  We'd been hearing that HP's slick UMPC 2133 was going sport VIA processors, and now we've got some more info to back that up — we just received what appears to be a full spec list for the upcoming machine, and it's VIA C7-Ms all around …
Zero Day Initiative / DVLabs:
Day One: CanSecWest PWN to OWN Results  —  Today's first day of CansecWest's PWN to OWN contest is now officially over, and we can report that all three laptops are still standing without having been compromised.  At 2:45pm local time today, to much fanfare, Aaron made the official announcement …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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 …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A content suggestion engine for blogging?  That could work...  Launching in Alpha today is Zemanta, the European startup which has developed a facility for Wordpress blogs to suggest contextually relevant links, pictures, related content and tags using an internally developed semantic analysis engine.
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA doesn't want to pay for a fair defense, says victor
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Rumor: Apple Orders 10 Million 3-G iPhones
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Nokia confident of reaching music deals
Discussion: mocoNews.net
NTT DoCoMo Global Site:
NTT DoCoMo Demonstrates Molecular Delivery System for Molecular Communication
Discussion: Engadget and TechRadar.com
Michael Calore / Compiler:
Mozilla: Final Version of Firefox 3 Will Ship in June
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast, BitTorrent To Work Together On Network Traffic
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs Apple Collage Looks Impressive
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Tech Blog
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
How FriendFeed could dwarf Facebook and Twitter
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
AMD releases Quad and Triple core Phenom processors
Seth Finkelstein / Guardian:
Wikipedia's school for scandal has plenty more secrets to reveal
Discussion: Infothought
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Dash's Car Navigator Gives Smart Directions, If Others Participate
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AT&T Is Working on Its Own 3D Browser (Pogo). What Are They Thinking?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Email Consumes Us
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News.com:
Facebook quietly launches “People You May Know”
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Motorola insider tells all about the fall of a technology icon