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8:00 AM ET, May 9, 2007

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Google Analytics Blog:
New Version of Google Analytics!  —  Today at the Emetrics Summit in San Francisco, Brett Crosby and Jeff Veen unveiled the new version of Google Analytics.  We will be activating this new version on all current Analytics accounts over the next few weeks, so please be on the lookout for an email …
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Microsoft Help and Support:
The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer … SYMPTOMS  —  Consider the following scenario.  You have an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer through a USB connection.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Final iPod update is available via Download Center
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki's Rumor Service  —  We mentioned Guy Kawasaki's newest venture, Truemors, last week along with some early comments we got from the private beta testers ("rumor reporting bulletin board with twitter-like capabilities").  —  We've now gotten …
Valleywag:
Exclusive: Natalie Portman's lifecast  —  Natalie Portman, the actress who played Queen Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars saga, is touring around Silicon Valley in search of funding for a new project.  The winsome movie star, who came to public notice as a 12-year-old in the charge …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Are we ready for Natalie.tv?  —  Valleywag says that Natalie Portman …
Discussion: Industry Girl
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Startup Meme and GigaOM
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Launches Video - Aims To Be The MTV Of Web 2.0 Age  —  Online radio station Last.fm is adding a video section to its site this week, enabling users to create their own personalised video channels - similar to how users can already create radio stations based on their music tastes.
Discussion: Mashable! and franticindustries
HP:
HP Showcases Technology to Connect People to Information and Entertainment - Wherever They Are  —  HP today introduced a wide range of mobile computing devices, services and infrastructure designed to significantly enhance the way individuals connect to the information, entertainment and people …
Gamerscore Blog:
Windows Live Messenger Comes to Xbox LIVE, Uniting Friends and Families on the TV, PC and Mobile Phone  —  Starting tomorrow more than 6 million members of Xbox LIVE can instant message with people on PCs and mobile phones, one of the hundreds of enhancements coming with the Xbox 360 Spring Update
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Google Controls Your Identity  —  "Googling a person" has been part of the vernacular for some time now, but Google's control over identity has become so powerful that it's now influencing baby naming choices — at least that's the hook in this WSJ piece on Google and identity:
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Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
You're a Nobody Unless Your Name Googles Well
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches Google Reader for the Wii  —  Google quietly launched Google Reader specifically designed for the Wii last night — the new interface even makes use of the buttons found on your Wiimote.  On my initial digging, I cannot find a similar interface designed specifically for the PS3 browser.
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Palm Treo 755p hands-on  —  Let's be real: the new Treo 755p is more or less what the 700p should have been.  There's not exactly anything wrong with it, just that it's been a year since the 700p came out and all the improvements to the 755p are rather minor.
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio have broken the 4GB file size limit on the TIFF image format by creating their own format called BigTIFF and offering the format into the public domain (an amazing fact in its own right).  To showcase the power …
Discussion: digg
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Microsoft Flies A Blimp Into Second Life  —  Mysterious news on the Millions of Us blog this evening: it seems there's now a Microsoft island in the virtual world of Second Life.  At least, that's what the »teleport link« in the blog entry implies.
Discussion: Clickable Culture and One Degree
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
RateItAll Launches Read/Write Widget  —  RateItAll, a social network based around online reviews and opinions, has released a new distributed rating widget.  It enables users to not only view (read) a widget, but to interact with it and enter data (write).  The initial application …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business  —  SEATTLE—While Microsoft may face some challenges as it attempts to take advantage of the shift to Internet advertising, it has plenty of company and the determination to make the most of whatever opportunities the shift presents, said the company's chairman.
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mac share of surfers doubles in 8 months  —  Apple is eroding Microsoft's online market share, says analyst  —  The portion of people surfing the Web using a Mac has doubled in the past eight months, an Internet metrics analyst said today, and represents an audience that can't be ignored by Web application developers.
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Mpire and the year of the widget  —  Looking to capitalize on its shopping analytics, Seattle's Mpire today is rolling out about 80 new e-commerce "widgets."  —  The free "widgets" — small online applications or tools that easily plug in to Web sites — will allow bloggers and online publishers …
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
Does JavaFX Spell The End Of AJAX?  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — You know all that AJAX code you've been writing and tearing your hair out over as you attempt to get the JavaScript working in both Internet Explorer and Firefox?  Yeah, that AJAX code (define).  —  It's all going to be useless real soon.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Phil Windley's Technometria:
User-Centric Identity Tutorial Resources
Brian Burke / NVIDIA Press Room:
NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS Resets the Performance Bar for Entry-Level PC Graphics
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Hasso Plattner's design philosophy: No 'artsy fartsy'
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels "revolting" against eMusic's low prices? Hardly
Discussion: hypebot and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft Portable Media Center, RIP: 2004 - 2006
cellular-news:
Nokia Handset Designed for the Blind
Discussion: Darla Mack and VoIP Now
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Fix your mom's computer for mother's day
 Earlier Items: 
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Wall Street 2.0  —  Gordon Gekko is back.  —  20th Century Fox …
Discussion: parislemon and Jeff Sandquist
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile social networks, don't go it alone
About Skype:
Skype for Salesforce Now Available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Is Big Software Now Like Big Pharma?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Journalist at center of YouTube case
JupiterResearch:
JupiterResearch Anticipates Substantial Growth in VoIP Telephony Market
Market Wire:
Cisco Reports Third Quarter Earnings
Nick / Rough Type:
Google preparing to police web