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5:50 PM 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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
eBay Close to Acquiring StumbleUpon
Discussion: Download Squad
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:   eBay/ StumbleUpon - a (long - sorry!) analysis
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
"Psychic" Uri Geller sued after trying to remove critical YouTube clip  —  We've all heard about wacky attempts to misuse the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's "takedown" sections recently.  There's been the Digg.com flap over a certain hex number beginning with "09 F9," …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
EFF to psychic: There will be a DMCA abuse suit in the near future
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Tribune:
Microsoft buys stake in CareerBuilder job site  —  Microsoft Corp., has bought a minority equity stake in CareerBuilder.com, the online job site owned by Tribune Co., Gannett Co. and McClatchy Co., the companies announced today.  —  Microsoft is acquiring 4 percent of CareerBuilder, sources said.
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Microsoft Takes CareerBuilder Stake
Discussion: WebProNews and paidContent.org
BBC:
Second Life 'child abuse' claim  —  Second Life is being investigated by German police following allegations that some members are trading child abuse images in the online world.  —  The investigation follows a report by a German TV news programme which uncovered the trading group and members who pay for sex with virtual children.
Discussion: Terra Nova and Virtually Blind
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Weebly challenges TypePad, WordPress  —  Weebly, a San Francisco-based web publishing start-up and a YCombinator alumnus, is throwing its hat in the hosted-blogging arena, challenging existing players' SixApart's TypePad and Automattic's WordPress.com offerings.
Discussion: Blogging Pro
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Weebly Launches Blog Platform, Closes $650K Investment
Discussion: VentureBeat
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Disney: iTunes movie sales prove potency of format, pricing  —  Disney's quarterly earnings announcement and subsequent analyst call paint a picture of a company that's on top of its game when it comes to taking advantage of both the Internet and digital media.
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Neowin.net
Microsoft:
Bill Gates: Microsoft Strategic Account Summit 2007  —  Transcript of Remarks by Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation  —  Microsoft Strategic Account Summit 2007  —  JOANNE BRADFORD [Corporate Vice President and Chief Media Officer, Microsoft Corporation]: Good morning, good morning.
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.
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.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Introducing NewTeeVee Pier Screenings!  —  Online video is great, but it's such a solitary experience.  This summer we're going to try a little experiment — getting us off our butts and around from behind our screens.  Maybe even outdoors.  —  On a pier overlooking the San Francisco Bay …
Discussion: GigaOM and JD on EP
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.
Reuters:
Yahoo to shut down auction site  —  Internet media company says June 16 will be last day to bid or buy from the auction site.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Yahoo has told users it will shut down its North American Web auction site, the second service the world's most visited Internet media company has set to retire in the past week.
Discussion: The Browser
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net:
Rumor: Ericsson Looking To Buy Motorola  —  This is very much a "rumors are rife" story, so take it as such: Ed Snyder at Charter Equity Research has allegedly claimed that two of the main shareholders in Motorola told him that Carl Icahn has spread rumours that Ericsson is looking to buy Motorola …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and MobileCrunch
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Old media turns combative against new media  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Leading media executives took a combative tone against Internet companies on Tuesday, suggesting that Big Media increasingly considers new content distributors like Google Inc. to be more foe than friend.
Chris Pirillo:
How to Start Business  —  The Internet is a pretty amazing tool for business—so long as you know how to use it.  It is essential to understand that the Internet doesn't work like more traditional forms of media.  The Internet has changed the way that businesses and consumers interact.
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
 
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Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Ignoring Is Bliss and Then Some
Discussion: Epicenter and Business Logs
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Web Science: Do We Need a New Discipline?
Discussion: Between the Lines
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Mac shipments expected to soar
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Ogle Earth:
Google Earth hits version 4.1... any moment now.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
JAJAH Lands $20 million Series C Funding From Intel
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Intel's Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro Santa Rosa chipsets go live
Discussion: Gearlog and TechSpot News
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Mozilla to (eventually) develop Firefox for mobile phones
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Escaping the data panopticon: Prof says computers must learn to "forget"
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Surge in Mac users good for Apple, not so good for security
Microsoft:
Microsoft SQL Server "Katmai" …
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Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update hands-on
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
War Of The People Search
 

 
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