Around the Web 4.17.09: Ashton Kutcher wins race to 1 million on Twitter, Oprah joins too, YouTube shows underwhelm


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Ashton Kutcher became the first Twitter user to hit 1 million followers. He streamed the run-up to a million live on UStream. Credit: Sweet One via Flickr

-- Four members of the Pirate Bay torrent search engine were found guilty of sharing copyrighted files in Sweden. A judge sentenced them to a year in prison and hit them with big fines. CNet


-- Ashton Kutcher squeaked past CNN to become the first Twitter user with 1 million followers. TechCrunch

-- He’ll do his victory lap on Oprah Winfrey’s show, where he’ll presumably show her how to tweet. NYT

-- Maybe he’ll tell her not to tweet in all-caps? Silicon Alley Insider

-- Unimpressed by the line-up on YouTube’s new TV and movie site? You’re not alone. Valleywag and PaidContent

-- What does Omid Kordestani’s changing role mean for Google? VentureBeat

-- Apple’s strategy of premium pricing despite the recession may be catching up. Its share of the computer market slipped in the first quarter, IDC says. Macrumors

-- Chris Gaither