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8:10 PM ET, May 9, 2007

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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.
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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Comcast CEO shows off super quick modem  —  LAS VEGAS - Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts dazzled a cable industry audience Tuesday, showing off for the first time in public new technology that enabled a data download speed of 150 megabits per second, or roughly 25 times faster than today's standard cable modems.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
EFF to psychic: There will be a DMCA abuse suit in the near future  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has begun fighting back this week against one DMCA takedown abuser.  The organization has filed a lawsuit against "paranormalist" Uri Geller for sending a takedown notice to YouTube …
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage and digg
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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," …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Spoon-Bending 'Paranormalist' Illegally Twists Copyright Law  —  Uri Geller Makes Bogus Copyright Claims to Silence YouTube Critic  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit Tuesday against Uri Geller — the "paranormalist" famous for seemingly bending spoons with his mind …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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.
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.
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.
Scott Robbin / Just Some Dot Com:
Advanced WYSIWYG in Wordpress 2.1  —  If you're a Wordpress user, and have the slightest grasp of HTML, then at some point in your blogging life you're sure to have flung an insult at the built-in WYSIWYG editor that comes with Wordpress.  While it suffices to accomplish the most minor formatting tasks …
Discussion: 10e20 and digg
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 Mashable!
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
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
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 and broadstuff
Alex Billington / FirstShowing.net:
Mark Cuban and Landmark Trying Again to Reshape the Theatrical Experience  —  Mark Cuban, a name you should be familiar with in the movie industry, is one of the two who bought the Landmark Theatres chain in 2003 and rebooted the theater chain.  Landmark is the biggest independent art house …
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
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.
 
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Intel:
Multitude Of Innovations Boost New Intel-Based Laptops
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Red Hat to build 'Global Desktop'
Discussion: Business Wire and Slashdot
Rick Merritt / InformationWeek:
Call It The jPhone: Sun Shows Java Twist On Apple's iPhone
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
DiXCOM Sat-Nav bundles a phone
Discussion: Tech Beat and Engadget
Rick Allen / NVIDIA Press Room:
NVIDIA Redefines The Notebook PC
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Weebly challenges TypePad, WordPress
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?
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Peter Moore interview, part three (answers to readers' questions)
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
JAJAH Lands $20 million Series C Funding From Intel
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net:
Rumor: Ericsson Looking To Buy Motorola
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 and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Launches Video - Aims To Be The MTV Of Web 2.0 Age
 

 
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