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12:20 PM ET, March 27, 2008

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YouTube :: Blog:
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.
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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 …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Launches Video Stats Package
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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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 …
CNET News.com:   Happily ever after for Comcast and BitTorrent?
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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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Worth 1,000 words: Photoshop Express now free and online
Discussion: SurfBits and Ted On Flex
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Unveils Webtop Version of Photoshop. Picnik Is Not Scared.
Discussion: Ajaxian
Jackie Dove / Macworld:
Adobe unveils Photoshop Express online service
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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Chris Williams / The Register:
MPAA copyright punch up knocks out TorrentSpy  —  Former BitTorrent champ throws in the towel  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  The operators of TorrentSpy, once the most popular BitTorrent tracker, have been forced to permanently shutter the site after losing a battle with rights holders.
Discussion: CNET News.com and p2pnet
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Guardian hires Yahoo! developer head to build platform  —  It's highly significant that The Guardian newspaper has just made a major hire direct out of Yahoo! in the US to begin building some kind of development platform.  —  Matt McAlister, currently the director of Yahoo's developer network …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Guardian
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Matt McAlister:
My new gig at the Guardian in London
Discussion: paidContent
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.
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
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
Anna Lindén / nokiasiemensnetworks.com:
Nokia Siemens Networks doubles EDGE data speed  —  Facilitates genuine mobile broadband experience for GSM/EDGE networks  —  Nokia Siemens Networks today launched their downlink Dual Carrier EDGE software solution, ushering the first steps of EDGE Evolution into Nokia Siemens Networks' GSM/EDGE radio portfolio.
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
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.
Discussion: MarketingShift
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On  —  Senator Barack Obama's videotaped response to President Bush's final State of the Union address — almost five minutes of Mr. Obama's talking directly to the camera — elicited little attention from newspaper and television reporters in January.
 
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James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
$3 million tax cut on Larry Ellison's estate
MacNN:
Dutch iPhone announcement on March 29th?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bug Labs Founder: Sold Out Of Open-Source Mobile Gadgets
Discussion: Engadget
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Virginia Tech students create “smart” brake lights for cars
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Facebook now suggests “people you may know”
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
“Let them use AOL”: upper-class searchers prefer Google
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Michael Geist Blog:
The Bell Wake-Up Call
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA doesn't want to pay for a fair defense, says victor
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?