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10:50 AM ET, May 9, 2007


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Wall Street Journal:
EBay Seeks to Add StumbleUpon to Portfolio  —  EBay Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire StumbleUpon Inc., an Internet company that helps people discover Web pages that match their interests, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The potential price for a deal is in the range of $75 million, these people say.
Microsoft Help and Support:
The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer … SYMPTOMS  —  Consider the following scenario.  You have an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer through a USB connection.
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Final iPod update is available via Download Center
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Vista team heads off iPod corruption with update
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Macenstein
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update hands-on  —  Well, that Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update did land at about 2:00AM PST as expected, and brought with it a few fun features we were hot to test out — but none more than the Xbox's expanded video playback capabilities.
Discussion: Forever Geek
Gamerscore Blog:
Windows Live Messenger Comes to Xbox LIVE, Uniting Friends and Families on the TV, PC and Mobile Phone  —  Starting tomorrow more than 6 million members of Xbox LIVE can instant message with people on PCs and mobile phones, one of the hundreds of enhancements coming with the Xbox 360 Spring Update
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Launches New Version With New UI & Features  —  Google Analytics today has released a new version of their web analytics tool.  I spoke with Brett Crosby, Senior Manager of Google Analytics about the release, which he explained was a completely "new platform" to enable …
Google Analytics Blog:
New Version of Google Analytics!
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Mpire and the year of the widget  —  Looking to capitalize on its shopping analytics, Seattle's Mpire today is rolling out about 80 new e-commerce "widgets."  —  The free "widgets" — small online applications or tools that easily plug in to Web sites — will allow bloggers and online publishers …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Mpire Launches Widgets for eBay and Amazon Affiliates
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Launches Video - Aims To Be The MTV Of Web 2.0 Age  —  Online radio station is adding a video section to its site this week, enabling users to create their own personalised video channels - similar to how users can already create radio stations based on their music tastes.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
RateItAll Launches Read/Write Widget  —  RateItAll, a social network based around online reviews and opinions, has released a new distributed rating widget.  It enables users to not only view (read) a widget, but to interact with it and enter data (write).  The initial application …
Discussion: The Social Web
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Palm Treo 755p hands-on  —  Let's be real: the new Treo 755p is more or less what the 700p should have been.  There's not exactly anything wrong with it, just that it's been a year since the 700p came out and all the improvements to the 755p are rather minor.
Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:
Op/Ed: Philip Linden's Folly  —  How the hell did we get in this mess?  —  The Linden's proposed faux verification system and the wanton selfish destruction of innocence  —  by Inigo Chamerberlin  —  I intended writing this as a simple expose of just what Aristotle/Integrity is …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
War Of The People Search  —  I moderated a fascinating panel tonight at Google headquarters that included execs from three "people search engines" - the CEO of Wink (Michael Tanne), the CEO of Spock (Jaideep Singh), and the COO of Zoominfo (Bryan Burdick).  —  The panel was very timely.
Discussion: alex.moskalyuk
Mark Wallace /
Microsoft Flies A Blimp Into Second Life  —  Mysterious news on the Millions of Us blog this evening: it seems there's now a Microsoft island in the virtual world of Second Life.  At least, that's what the »teleport link« in the blog entry implies.
Discussion: Clickable Culture and One Degree
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki's Rumor Service  —  We mentioned Guy Kawasaki's newest venture, Truemors, last week along with some early comments we got from the private beta testers ("rumor reporting bulletin board with twitter-like capabilities").  —  We've now gotten …
Touch-and-pay cards get go ahead  —  UK consumers will soon be able to settle bills of less than £10 with a touch of their credit and debit cards.  —  The system, which is being led by Visa and Mastercard, will be running from September, said payment group Apacs.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Euro Startups Quiz - What's Your Score?  —  Interesting reaction over at The Guardian blog to our post yesterday about the StartUp2.0 competition for European web 2.0 sites.  Guardian blogger Jack Schofield said that he only recognized 1 out of the 15 finalists.  Jack wrote:
Discussion: Peer Pressure and Techscape
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Big brother for cars
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
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Apple To Reveal Secret Leopard Features in June
Discussion: MacRumors
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The High Price of Getting Paid for Content
Discussion: NewTeeVee
HP Showcases Technology to Connect People to Information and …
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Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Blue's News
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Does JavaFX Spell The End Of AJAX?
Discussion: Slashdot
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NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS Resets the Performance Bar for Entry-Level PC Graphics
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Hasso Plattner's design philosophy: No 'artsy fartsy'
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels "revolting" against eMusic's low prices? Hardly
Discussion: hypebot and digg
Mathew /
Are we ready for  —  Valleywag says that Natalie Portman …
Discussion: Compiler, PE HUB and parislemon
Ina Fried / CNET
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Donald Bell / CNET
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio …
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Wall Street 2.0  —  Gordon Gekko is back.  —  20th Century Fox …
Discussion: parislemon and Jeff Sandquist
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile social networks, don't go it alone
Eric Savitz /
Is Big Software Now Like Big Pharma?