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9:40 AM ET, May 9, 2007

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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.
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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
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.
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!
Jeff / Jeffrey Veen:
What I've been working on: The New Google Analytics
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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.
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:   Last.fm + YouTube = Last.fm Video!
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
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
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple To Reveal Secret Leopard Features in June  —  "Feature-complete."  That's the key phrase in the e-mail memo sent to Mac developers yesterday and posted on MacRumors.  It's a signal to programmers that any major surprises contained in the latest version of Apple's (AAPL) …
Discussion: MacRumors
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The High Price of Getting Paid for Content  —  For YouTube's top video creators, being compensated for the Web traffic and ad impressions they generate isn't all it's cracked up to be  —  When Christine Gambito first uploaded a video to YouTube, she had more in mind than sharing her creative side with strangers.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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.
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
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
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: Joystiq, Kotaku and Blue's News
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Euro Startups Quiz - What's Your Score?  —  Interesting reaction over at The Guardian blog to our post yesterday about the StartUp2.0 competition for European web 2.0 sites.  Guardian blogger Jack Schofield said that he only recognized 1 out of the 15 finalists.  Jack wrote:
Discussion: Peer Pressure and Techscape
 
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Hasso Plattner's design philosophy: No 'artsy fartsy'
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Are we ready for Natalie.tv?  —  Valleywag says that Natalie Portman …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates makes case for Microsoft's ad business
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