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8:40 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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and
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.
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 …
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.
Rafat Ali /
Google Proposes Real-Time Auction Approach For Radio Spectrum Use
Discussion: Bourse
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.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Legless Chihuahuas Prove Google Hot Trends Not So Hot
Discussion: franticindustries
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.
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
T-Mobile Wing (HTC Atlas) Review  —  Price : $299.00 w/ 2 year Contract / $499.00 w/o Contact  —  The Wing is based on the HTC Herald design, but that's not the code name for this HTC Device.  The Wing's code name is the HTC Atlas.  I am not 100% sure what the difference in the Herald and Atlas are …
Lisa Gade /
Where to Buy  —  The Wing is the follow-up to the popular …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Adds Neighborhood Search To Maps, Automated 3-D Rendering To Earth  —  Local search is coming to a neighborhood near you - literally.  Google is the latest and highest profile site to introduce what might be called "colloquial" neighborhood level search into Google Maps.
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.
Microsoft Security Advisory (937696)  —  Release of Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) and File Block Functionality for Microsoft Office  —  Today we are announcing the availability of the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) feature …
Discussion: InfoWorld and Zero Day
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Qwest's Quest: Making Believe DSL is Faster  —  After spending hard time covering last year's net neutrality battles, it's easy to get used to hearing telephone companies saying up is really down, and black is really white.  That's why we're not going to even nibble at the pitch Qwest's PR …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Sharing the Widget Wealth  —  Widgets jazz up profiles and boost traffic, but eat into social networks' ad revenue.  Facebook and others ponder a remedy  —  Call them Web page bling.  They're widgets, the shareable programs that let Internet users do everything from display photo slide shows …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
CNN to Deliver More Local News On Its Web Site  —  Content-Swap Deal  —  Will Raise User Traffic;  —  A Push for Ad Revenue  —  In a strategy shift, CNN, known primarily for national and international news, is expected to announce a deal that will allow it to offer more local news on its Web site and …
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.
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 …
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Matt Asay / InfoWorld:
John Mark on OSI and the definition of open source
Clearwire Successfully Completes First Phase Of Mobile WiMAX Field Trial
Discussion: GigaOM and
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Are Facebook widgets on the way?  —  Facebook, which says it's making …
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
SightSpeed 6.0 Named One of PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007"!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I've lost control of my comments...
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
ARIN: It's time to migrate to IPv6
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Dell's Linux hardware support plans good news for desktop Linux
Discussion: Engadget
David S. Hirschman / Editor and Publisher:
Editors Explore Recent Redesigns at Major Web Sites
Discussion: Lost Remote
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Zoho Notebook looks good
Robert J. Samuelson / Newsweek:
Long Live the News Business
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Second Life gets a Bay State boost
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives
Discussion: Gadget Lab, and Engadget
AVL-900 tracker lets you listen conversations in your vehicle
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rootly relaunches... new UI, new features... a real news start page
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl: The Algorithm Schedules Your Event
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google, Discuss Alliance