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6:40 AM ET, May 22, 2007

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Howard Lindzon:
CBS Acquires Wallstrip - You Can Make Money From Blogging!!!  —  One of the most exciting days of my life for sure.  —  Today, CBS has acquired Wallstrip .  —  Lot's of people to thank.  The biggest sacrifices have come from my wife Ellen and my sweet kids Rachel and Max.  My dog Bagel is indifferent.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
CBS Does Indeed Scoop Up Wallstrip  —  Wallstrip, an online video show that takes a whimsical approach to financial news, has been bought by CBS Interactive for a price in the single-digit millions, with a multi-year commitment to continue the show and add additional financially oriented web series.
Discussion: 901am, GigaOM and Digital Inspiration
BBC:
Success for Everest mobile effort  —  A British climber has set a world record by making a mobile phone call from the top of Mount Everest.  —  In the early hours of 21 May, Rod Baber made two calls from the mountain's north ridge.  —  In the first call Mr Baber described the view …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Meme: Hot Trends Added To Google Trends  —  Google has launched a meme-like feature to Google Trends.  The Google Trends home page now has a section named "Hot Trends," which shows the hottest queries for the day.  You can also look back historically and see the hottest queries for that day.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Legless Chihuahuas Prove Google Hot Trends Not So Hot
Discussion: franticindustries
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Proposes Innovation in Radio Spectrum Auction  —  Google filed a proposal on Monday with the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to let companies allocate radio spectrum using the same kind of real-time auction that the search engine company now uses to sell advertisements.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Google Proposes Real-Time Auction Approach For Radio Spectrum Use
Discussion: Bourse
Direct2Dell:
Ubuntu 7.04 Offering—Technical Details  —  Before we announce the availability of Ubuntu 7.04 on select Dell client systems, I'd like to give an overview of what customers can expect from our initial Ubuntu offering.  —  Availabile Software and Hardware  — The default software …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Dell's Linux hardware support plans good news for desktop Linux  —  In a blog entry today, Dell has revealed new technical details that provide insight into the company's Ubuntu Linux preinstallation plans.  Dell will offer a default Ubuntu installation on select systems that it says will have …
Google Online Security Blog:
Introducing Google's online security efforts  —  Online security is an important topic for Google, our users, and anyone who uses the Internet.  The related issues are complex and dynamic and we've been looking for a way to foster discussion on the topic and keep users informed.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Could Use A Downturn Right About Now  —  Silicon Valley is paradise for geeks, and people flock here from all over the world to be part of something very special.  When I speak at events here one thing I often do is ask people in the audience to raise their hand if they live in Silicon Valley.
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com
Scott Martin / Red Herring:
Limelight Prices IPO  —  Akamai rival wants to raise as much as $198 million.  —  Limelight Networks on Monday priced its proposed initial public offering in hopes of raising as much as $198.7 million.  —  Tempe, Arizona-based Limelight, a high-performance content delivery network …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google, Salesforce.com Discuss Alliance  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce.com Inc.'s stock price climbed by more than 4 percent Monday in response to a report that the online software pioneer is poised to team up with Internet search leader Google Inc. in a double-barreled attack on Microsoft Corp.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Are Facebook widgets on the way?  —  Facebook, which says it's making a big announcement this week, is trying to keep details under wraps.  But that hasn't stopped the Internet's rabid gossip mill.  —  Last month, word began to circulate that Facebook was working on a deal to introduce third-party widgets …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Zoho Notebook looks good  —  Zoho, the online competitor to Microsoft office, releases its Zoho Notebook application later this evening, and it looks very good.  —  It edges Microsoft's competing product OneNote, and Google's Notebook with sheer feature count and flexibility.
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives  —  Researchers from Toshiba and Tohoku University in Japan have just announced (subscription) a new method of creating magnetic read heads that could boost hard drive storage density from the current record for a shipping product of 178.8Gb per square inch …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Neowin.net and Engadget
Mark Shuttleworth:
Microsoft is not the real threat  —  Much has been written about Microsoft's allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I'm sure they mean GNU/Linux ).  I don't think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
ARIN: It's time to migrate to IPv6  —  Today, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) published a resolution its Board of Trustees had passed on IP number availability.  In short, the resolution says that since IPv4 addresses are running out, ARIN should "take any and all measures necessary …
 
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TMCnet:
Clearwire Successfully Completes First Phase Of Mobile WiMAX Field Trial
Discussion: GigaOM and dailywireless.org
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Qwest's Quest: Making Believe DSL is Faster
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Sharing the Widget Wealth
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
CNN to Deliver More Local News On Its Web Site
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
SightSpeed 6.0 Named One of PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007"!
David S. Hirschman / Editor and Publisher:
Editors Explore Recent Redesigns at Major Web Sites
Discussion: Lost Remote
Robert J. Samuelson / Newsweek:
Long Live the News Business
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (937696)
Discussion: Zero Day
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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Second Life gets a Bay State boost
Vikram Madan / Vikram Madan's Blog:
Post-winHEC Post  —  WinHEC 2007 seems to have gone well.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
AMD shows sunny side of Barcelona
Discussion: Neowin.net
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Symantec to Ship Smart Phone Security Suite
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rootly relaunches... new UI, new features... a real news start page
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl: The Algorithm Schedules Your Event
Orbitcast:
BREAKING: Is XM down?  —  Seems like there's a massive outage going on with XM right now.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and digg
Think Secret:
Death knell tolls for 17-inch iMac
 

 
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