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8:35 AM ET, May 9, 2007


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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  —  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
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!
Jeff / Jeffrey Veen:
What I've been working on: The New Google Analytics
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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.
Mathew /
Are we ready for  —  Valleywag says that Natalie Portman is working on a "lifecast" of her personal and working life, a la's 24-hour streaming EdTV experiment.  Said news, apparently, was leaked via a Twitter message by someone whose firm had been approached to fund her new venture …
Discussion: Industry Girl
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 …
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and franticindustries
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
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.
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
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
Donald Bell / CNET
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio have broken the 4GB file size limit on the TIFF image format by creating their own format called BigTIFF and offering the format into the public domain (an amazing fact in its own right).  To showcase the power …
Discussion: digg
J Allard's bio page is temporarily unavailable.  It will return later this week  —  "Would he really ditch the dreads?"  —  That's what I was wondering after an E3 dinner with Newsweek's N'Gai Croal in 2005, knowing that it would be about a year before I knew the answer.  And what do you know, N'Gai called it.
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 …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches Google Reader for the Wii  —  Google quietly launched Google Reader specifically designed for the Wii last night — the new interface even makes use of the buttons found on your Wiimote.  On my initial digging, I cannot find a similar interface designed specifically for the PS3 browser.
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NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS Resets the Performance Bar for Entry-Level PC Graphics
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Hasso Plattner's design philosophy: No 'artsy fartsy'
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