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12:25 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.
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  —  Windows Vista Team Blog : Final iPod upd...  Nick White announced at the Windows Vista Team Blog that the final compatibility update is available  —  Heh...  I'm sure the irony was not lost on people that the "Safely Remove Hardware" …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Vista team heads off iPod corruption with update
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Macenstein
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.
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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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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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Forever Geek
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Mpire Launches Widgets for eBay and Amazon Affiliates  —  Mpire launches a new widget service today with over 75 different widgets aimed directly at eBay and Amazon affiliates.  —  It's a crowded space.  On Sunday Michael Arrington described it well with a post aptly titled "The Attack of the Advertising Widgets".
Discussion: Mashable!
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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.
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.
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.
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 …
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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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 …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Weebly Launches Blog Platform, Closes $650K Investment  —  AJAX website editor Weebly has just landed $650K in investment and launched a new blogging platform today.  The investment comes from Ron Conway's Baseline Ventures, Steve Anderson, Sydin Senkhut, Paul Buchheit, and Mike Maples.
Discussion: GigaOM
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 …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Complete PC gets shoved into a classic Gameboy
Discussion: Gadget Lab
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Gates to ad execs: Online services my top priority
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HP Pavilion HDX "The Dragon" entertainment laptop announced
Discussion: Gearlog and jkOnTheRun
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Patent envisions landline phones displaying targeted ads
BBC:
Touch-and-pay cards get go ahead
Discussion: Neowin.net
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
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 Earlier Items: 
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 …
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Microsoft Flies A Blimp Into Second Life
Sol Invictus / Hellgate Guru News:
Elite Subscriptions - $9.95 a month and other details!
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Blue's News
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
Does JavaFX Spell The End Of AJAX?
Discussion: Slashdot
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
First 1 trillion-pixel image  —  Medical imaging specialists Aperio …
Discussion: Compiler, CrunchGear and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screen Shot of Truemors: Guy Kawasaki's Rumor Service