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6:00 AM ET, April 9, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Video Launches - A Unique Experience  —  Flickr users can now add video clips alongside their photos, a much requested and much anticipated feature that has been promised for over a year.  —  The puppet version of Shel Israel graciously kicked things off for us by announcing the new feature in the Flickr Video below.
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Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
Video on Flickr!  —  Also available in: Deutsch, , Español, Português  —  Video!  Video!  Video!  The rumours are true and “soon” is now.  We're thrilled to introduce video on Flickr.  If you're a pro member, you can now share videos up to 90 glorious seconds in your photostream.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Flickr Video: Well done but short on time
Discussion: ParisLemon
Dembot:   Understanding Flickr Video
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Rips Down HuddleChat  —  Google showcased HuddleChat, a real-time chat application, as one of many test applications (directory here) to show off their new Google App Engine platform last night.  —  Some bloggers noted that the application was a rip off of Campfire, a 37Signals product.
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Takes Down HuddleChat After Complaints About 37Signals Ripoff  —  Earlier today our Josh Catone interviewed 37Signal founder Jason Fried about the striking similarities between one of Google's App Engine demos, HuddleChat (a real-time chat application) and the Campfire app from 37Signals.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Now playing: Adobe Media Player 1.0  —  Adobe Media Player (AMP) is like an RSS reader for video.  Some videos can only be seen after advertising.  —  Adobe Systems on Wednesday plans to release Adobe Media Player (AMP), a free download for playing Flash-based Web videos on Macs or PCs.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Adobe Media Player Debuts For Online …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Adobe Launches Media Player, Adobe TV
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe Releases Media Player 1.0, Launches Adobe TV
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Red Dog: Ray Ozzie's answer to the Google App Engine?  —  (Note: while we've been serving up a number of potential new Windows Live logos recently, this isn't one of them.  I just happen to like Clifford the Big Red Dog)  —  Much has been made recently about last night's announcement …
Discussion: Joseph Scott's Blog and TechWinter
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CupBoy / nihilogic:
Super Mario in 14kb Javascript  —  Here's an experiment in keepings things small and confined to one Javascript file.  There are no external image files or anything, everything is rendered with Javascript using either canvas elements or old fashioned div-making tactics (for IE).
Discussion: GoNintendo, sarahintampa and Digg
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Why We Need Web Apps on the Desktop  —  Yesterday on this blog Sarah Perez wondered how important is offline access for web apps?  Her conclusion was that offline access is important now, but not as important as it once was.  And that with the increasing ubiquity of Internet access, it is growing less important every day.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mossberg: I Have No Idea When 3G iPhone Is Coming, And I Don't Care  —  That Walt Mossberg prediction about a 3G iPhone in June?  Hold off on that, says Walt Mossberg.  The Wall Street Journal's personal tech guru tells us he has no idea when Apple (AAPL) is releasing its next phone.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Microsoft issues five critical security patches  —  Microsoft on Tuesday issued five “critical” security patches designed to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer.  —  The five critical patches were included among eight bulletins that Microsoft released as part of its Patch Tuesday.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day  —  Anyone who's been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I'm bullish on mobile social networking.  —  The space is wide open at this point - no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Former Yahoo Exec to OpenX; OpenX to L.A.  —  Former Yahoo senior vice president Tim Cadogan will take the CEO job at OpenX, the popular open-source ad server startup, backed by Index Ventures, Accel Partners and others.  —  As part of the change, the company will move from it London HQ to Los Angeles.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and paidContent
Longofest / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds New iPhone OS 2.0 Beta (5A240d), SDK Update (Beta 3)  —  Apple has seeded a new version of the iPhone 2.0 Beta OS for developers enrolled in the beta iPhone Developer Program.  Also available today to all ADC members is an updated version of the iPhone SDK (Beta 3).
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
House Staffers Livid Over Web Site  —  Financial Information Being Posted Is Too Personal, Aides Say  —  Working from a cramped loft apartment a mile from the Capitol, a small Internet company has sparked a privacy rights battle with hundreds of angry top House staffers upset that the Web site …
New York Times:
A Silicon Valley Slowdown  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Housing prices in Silicon Valley remain defiantly high.  New BMWs and Saabs cruise Highway 101.  But for the first time there are signs that the current economic downturn is taking its toll on the country's cradle of technology and innovation.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo gets investor support in efforts to fend off Microsoft  —  Yahoo has yet to get a white knight to step forward and defend the search giant, but on Tuesday it scored a re-confirmation of an endorsement from Legg Mason, its second largest shareholder, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: BoomTown and paidContent.org
 
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Edwin Garcia / Mercury News:
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Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
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InfoWorld:
U.S. reaches 2009 H-1B visa cap
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and eWeek
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
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Discussion: eWeek
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web:
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