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10:35 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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
CBS does buy WallStrip
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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Bourse:
Google Submits Novel Approach To FCC For Radio Spectrum Use  —  By Corey Boles Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Google Inc. (GOOG) Monday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to think outside the box in designing the rules for its upcoming auction of radio spectrum.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Google Proposes Real-Time Auction Approach For Radio Spectrum Use
Discussion: RSS
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  —  Google has launched a new addition to its growing lineup of...well everything, Google Hot Trends.  —  Google Trends takes the idea behind Google Zeitgeist to the next level.  Instead of providing weekly details of top Google searches …
Lisa Gade / MobileTechReview.com:
Where to Buy  —  The Wing is the follow-up to the popular but now aging T-Mobile MDA that was released in February 2006.  Keeping the same basic design with QWERTY side-slideout keyboard that made the MDA so popular, the Wing refines a good thing by reducing thickness, adding spring assist to the slider …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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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 …
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile Wing hands-on
Discussion: MSMobileNews.com
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.
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 …
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Study: Developers Do Not Want GPL 3 to Police Patents  —  A new Microsoft-funded study has found that open-source developers do not believe that licenses such as the upcoming GNU General Public License 3.0 should enforce software patents or prevent deals like the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Slashdot
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Matt Asay / InfoWorld:   John Mark on OSI and the definition of open source
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.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Change.org 2.0: Harass Politicians and Fund Their Opponents  —  We covered the social activist community Change.org when they first launched back in February.  The site is one of a few philanthropic startups tailoring the latest web features for non-profits and politics.
Microsoft:
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
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 …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Justin.TV Network Launches: More Shows to Come  —  24/7 reality online TV show Justin.tv has has turned into a bit of a mini-phenomenon since launching just two months ago.  Their apartment was raided by the police, and they were later evicted by their landlord.  They were on the Today Show.
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 …
 
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Jerry Kirkpatrick / Mises Daily Article RSS 2.0 Feed:
The Market Function of Piracy
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace to Share Data With States on Offenders
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Journalists, Made For AdSense Publishers, And Regression To The Mean …
Discussion: SEO Book.com
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Five crucial things the Linux community doesn't understand …
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The 3D air-mouse you wear as a ring
Brett Zongker / Associated Press:
Public Access Group Posts Smithsonian Images Online
Discussion: RSS
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Qwest's Quest: Making Believe DSL is Faster
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
SightSpeed 6.0 Named One of PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007"!
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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
David S. Hirschman / Editor and Publisher:
Editors Explore Recent Redesigns at Major Web Sites
Discussion: Lost Remote
Scott Martin / Red Herring:
Limelight Prices IPO
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Second Life gets a Bay State boost
Google Online Security Blog:
Introducing Google's online security efforts
Mark Shuttleworth:
Microsoft is not the real threat
 

 
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