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3:25 PM 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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
eBay Close to Acquiring StumbleUpon  —  First reported here at TechCrunch on April 18, eBay is now said to be close to finalizing its deal to acquire StumbleUpon for $75 million, according to a new online report from the Wall Street Journal.  —  The high flying startup has been rumored to be in acquisition talks since November .
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:   eBay/ StumbleUpon - a (long - sorry!) analysis
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   eBay and StumbleUpon rumour still alive
Phil Rosenthal / Chicago Tribune:
Microsoft buys stake in CareerBuilder job site  —  Microsoft Corp., has bought a minority equity stake in CareerBuilder.com, the online job site owned by Tribune Co., Gannett Co. and McClatchy Co., the companies announced today.  —  Microsoft is acquiring 4 percent of CareerBuilder, sources said.
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Microsoft Takes CareerBuilder Stake
Discussion: paidContent.org and WebProNews
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.
Gizmodo:
Hands On: Treo 755 Hands On with Sprint EVDO, Palm OS, and Google Maps  —  Here's the deal on the Palm Treo 755: It's a 750 generation variant, running on Palm OS and Sprint instead of Windows Mobile and AT&T/Cingular/Whatever.  That means its got that Sprint EVDO we know and love …
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Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Palm Treo 755p hands-on
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update hands-on  —  Well, that Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update did land at about 2:00AM PST as expected, and brought with it a few fun features we were hot to test out — but none more than the Xbox's expanded video playback capabilities.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look - Google Print Ads Now Part of AdWords  —  We've looked around and we're pretty confident that Marketing Pilgrim has the first screenshots of Google Print integrated with AdWords.  —  Using the AdWords console, advertisers can select the following:  — Date range for ads to run.
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.
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
Discussion: uncov and Mashable!
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net:
Rumor: Ericsson Looking To Buy Motorola  —  This is very much a "rumors are rife" story, so take it as such: Ed Snyder at Charter Equity Research has allegedly claimed that two of the main shareholders in Motorola told him that Carl Icahn has spread rumours that Ericsson is looking to buy Motorola …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and MobileCrunch
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.
Microsoft:
Microsoft SQL Server "Katmai" Builds on Proven Success of SQL Server 2005, Empowering Customers to Manage the Data Explosion  —  Vision for next release of SQL Server announced at Microsoft's first Business Intelligence Conference.  —  Today at the first Microsoft Business Intelligence …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
JAJAH Lands $20 million Series C Funding From Intel  —  VOIP provider JAJAH closes Series C funding of $20 million today, with the lead investment coming from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel.  —  Previous TechCrunch coverage here.  —  As part of the deal Intel …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and Roam4free
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Intel's Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro Santa Rosa chipsets go live  —  If you haven't noticed by now, the laptop industry is going Santa Rosa crazy today, and for good reason: Intel's next-gen chipset is officially "out" as of now, following up the Napa / Yonah combo of last year.
Discussion: Gearlog and TechSpot News
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
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Surge in Mac users good for Apple, not so good for security  —  According to web metric analysts WebSideStory and Net Applications, the number of people surfing the web in the US on a Mac doubled over the past eight months.  This represents an increase from a long-term flat-line of about 3% to around 6%.
Discussion: MacUser, Infinite Loop and MacMegasite
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Disney: iTunes movie sales prove potency of format, pricing
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Neowin.net
Gizmodo:
Cellphone Murder: How Many Cell Phones in the US Are Decomissioned Every Day?
Discussion: zedgeHeadz and Gadget Lab
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
"Psychic" Uri Geller sued after trying to remove critical YouTube clip
Discussion: Ars Technica, Techdirt and Slashdot
Michael Copeland / Dawn Patrol:
Innovation Ecosystem
Eric Savitz / BARRONS.com:
Motorola To Unveil Phone With 30-Frame Per Second Video; Movies On SD Cards
Discussion: MobHappy
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Mozilla to (eventually) develop Firefox for mobile phones
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Escaping the data panopticon: Prof says computers must learn to "forget"
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Comcast CEO Shows Off Dreamy Looks, Insanely Fast Modem
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers
Discussion: digg
Chris Pirillo:
How to Start Business  —  The Internet is a pretty amazing tool …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Complete PC gets shoved into a classic Gameboy
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Weebly Launches Blog Platform, Closes $650K Investment
Discussion: GigaOM
BBC:
Touch-and-pay cards get go ahead
Discussion: Neowin.net
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
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