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10:25 AM ET, May 9, 2007

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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.
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.
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Final iPod update is available via Download Center
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Vista team heads off iPod corruption with update
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Macenstein
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Launches New Version With New UI & Features  —  Google Analytics today has released a new version of their web analytics tool.  I spoke with Brett Crosby, Senior Manager of Google Analytics about the release, which he explained was a completely "new platform" to enable …
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Google Analytics Blog:
New Version of Google Analytics!
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 …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Mpire Launches Widgets for eBay and Amazon Affiliates
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Social Web
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 …
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
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.
Pixeleen Mistral / Second Life Herald:
Op/Ed: Philip Linden's Folly  —  How the hell did we get in this mess?  —  The Linden's proposed faux verification system and the wanton selfish destruction of innocence  —  by Inigo Chamerberlin  —  I intended writing this as a simple expose of just what Aristotle/Integrity is …
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
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: CrunchGear and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
War Of The People Search  —  I moderated a fascinating panel tonight at Google headquarters that included execs from three "people search engines" - the CEO of Wink (Michael Tanne), the CEO of Spock (Jaideep Singh), and the COO of Zoominfo (Bryan Burdick).  —  The panel was very timely.
Discussion: alex.moskalyuk
Sol Invictus / Hellgate Guru News:
Elite Subscriptions - $9.95 a month and other details!  —  The latest issue of Games for Windows Magazine has revealed the elite subscription pricing behind Hellgate: London, which will be free to play online should you opt out of subscribing for additional features.
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Blue's News
BBC:
Touch-and-pay cards get go ahead  —  UK consumers will soon be able to settle bills of less than £10 with a touch of their credit and debit cards.  —  The system, which is being led by Visa and Mastercard, will be running from September, said payment group Apacs.
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple To Reveal Secret Leopard Features in June
Discussion: MacRumors
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The High Price of Getting Paid for Content
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Euro Startups Quiz - What's Your Score?
Discussion: Peer Pressure and Techscape
HP:
HP Showcases Technology to Connect People to Information and …
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
Does JavaFX Spell The End Of AJAX?
Discussion: Slashdot
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'
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels "revolting" against eMusic's low prices? Hardly
Discussion: hypebot and digg
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Are we ready for Natalie.tv?  —  Valleywag says that Natalie Portman …
Discussion: PE HUB, Techscape and parislemon
cellular-news:
Nokia Handset Designed for the Blind
Discussion: Darla Mack and VoIP Now
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business
Discussion: ResourceShelf
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?