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1:25 AM ET, May 10, 2007

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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.
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Comcast's Roberts: 'Wideband' to Trump Telcos  —  Demo Runs at Speeds of 150 Mbps  —  Las Vegas — Comcast CEO Brian Roberts gave a hands-on demonstration of the next generation of ultra-fast, "wideband" cable modems at The Cable Show '07 here.  —  The technology is more than 25 times …
Discussion: Digital Daily
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast's Brian Roberts, Broadband's Tomorrow Man  —  Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast Corp., in a move reminiscent of Microsoft's Bill Gates' futuristic announcements at CES, today showed off a new modem that uses channel bonding technology that can pump data into your homes at speeds of 150 megabits per second.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Multichannel News
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
PC World Brings Editor Back, Removes CEO  —  In a surprise reversal, IDG management removed Colin Crawford as PC World's CEO and reinstated Harry McCracken as Editor in Chief, after a dispute over a canceled Apple story led McCracken to quit.  A memo just sent to PC World and Macworld staffers …
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PC World:
Editor in Chief Harry McCracken Returns to PC World  —  Had resigned in dispute with CEO Colin Crawford over editorial independence.  Crawford to return to prior IDG post.  —  Ramon G. McLeod, Editor, PCWorld.com  —  In a surprise announcement, Robert Carrigan, president of IDG Communications …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ryan Block
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 and Epicenter
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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.
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Red Hat to build 'Global Desktop'  —  Low cost Linux bundle system to target emerging markets  —  UPDATE - Red Hat is preparing to release a new "Red Hat Global Desktop" that over time will grow into an online desktop that integrates online services into a client desktop platform.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Move Over, Skype: Intel's Backing Jajah  —  The chipmaker is throwing its weight behind a service that aims to dethrone eBay's PC-to-PC calling business  —  For more than two years, Intel has worked with Web-calling leader Skype, but on May 9, the mammoth chipmaker announced a partnership …
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Molly Graham / Google LatLong:
A new world unfolding  —  Posted by John Hanke, Director, Google Earth & Maps  —  Welcome to the Google "geo" blog.  As web mapping (dare I say "the geoweb"?) matures, we're finding that we have a lot more to communicate about new developments in Earth, Maps, Local, and our APIs.
Rick Merritt / InformationWeek:
Call It The jPhone: Sun Shows Java Twist On Apple's iPhone  —  At the JavaOne conference, Sun Microsystems debuts software for a high-end cell phone that looks rather similar to the iPhone.  —  EE Times  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the jPhone.  At JavaOne Tuesday (May 8) …
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.
IndieGames / Xbox Team:
Spring '07 Video Playback FAQ  —  1. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for H.264?  —  Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264: … 2. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for MPEG-4 Part 2?  —  Xbox 360 supports the following for MPEG-4: … 3. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for WMV (VC-1)?
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: Neowin.net and Apple 2.0
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
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 …
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Giving Up on Microsoft  —  Although I am generally platform agnostic …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Could Microsoft take a community lesson from Sun?
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Benjamin J. Romano / Seattle Times:
Gates sees accelerated decline of traditional media's ad model
LC Angell / iLounge:
EA to release four new iPod games
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
About those new Zunes (yes, plural)
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 Earlier Items: 
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Mark Cuban and Landmark Trying Again to Reshape the Theatrical Experience
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NVIDIA Redefines The Notebook PC
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Ignoring Is Bliss and Then Some
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Reuters:
Yahoo to shut down auction site
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Browser
BBC:
Second Life 'child abuse' claim
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Tribune:
Microsoft buys stake in CareerBuilder job site
Chris Pirillo:
How to Start Business  —  The Internet is a pretty amazing tool …