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11:45 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.
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Final iPod update is available via Download Center  —  Windows Vista Team Blog : Final iPod upd...  Nick White announced at the Windows Vista Team Blog that the final compatibility update is available  —  Heh...  I'm sure the irony was not lost on people that the "Safely Remove Hardware" …
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
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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
Gizmodo:
Hands On: Treo 755 Hands On with Sprint EVDO, Palm OS, and Google Maps  —  Here's the deal on the Palm Treo 755: It's a 750 generation variant, running on Palm OS and Sprint instead of Windows Mobile and AT&T/Cingular/Whatever.  That means its got that Sprint EVDO we know and love …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence, jkOnTheRun and Gadgetell
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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.
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 …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Mpire Launches Widgets for eBay and Amazon Affiliates  —  Mpire launches a new widget service today with over 75 different widgets aimed directly at eBay and Amazon affiliates.  —  It's a crowded space.  On Sunday Michael Arrington described it well with a post aptly titled "The Attack of the Advertising Widgets".
Discussion: Mashable!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Launches Video - Aims To Be The MTV Of Web 2.0 Age  —  Online radio station Last.fm 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.
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Google Analytics Blog:
New Version of Google Analytics!
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look - Google Print Ads Now Part of AdWords  —  We've looked around and we're pretty confident that Marketing Pilgrim has the first screenshots of Google Print integrated with AdWords.  —  Using the AdWords console, advertisers can select the following:  — Date range for ads to run.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Weebly Launches Blog Platform, Closes $650K Investment  —  AJAX website editor Weebly has just landed $650K in investment and launched a new blogging platform today.  The investment comes from Ron Conway's Baseline Ventures, Steve Anderson, Sydin Senkhut, Paul Buchheit, and Mike Maples.
Discussion: GigaOM
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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Ivan / creativebits:
Cool business card designs
Discussion: digg
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Patent envisions landline phones displaying targeted ads
David / Coolest Gadgets:
Big brother for cars
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
BBC:
Touch-and-pay cards get go ahead
Discussion: Neowin.net
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple To Reveal Secret Leopard Features in June
Discussion: MacRumors
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The High Price of Getting Paid for Content
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Euro Startups Quiz - What's Your Score?
Discussion: Peer Pressure and Techscape
HP:
HP Showcases Technology to Connect People to Information and …
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Microsoft Flies A Blimp Into Second Life
Sol Invictus / Hellgate Guru News:
Elite Subscriptions - $9.95 a month and other details!
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Blue's News
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
Does JavaFX Spell The End Of AJAX?
Discussion: Slashdot
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels "revolting" against eMusic's low prices? Hardly
Discussion: hypebot and digg
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio …
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki's Rumor Service
 

 
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