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9:25 PM ET, May 9, 2007

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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Spoon-Bending 'Paranormalist' Illegally Twists Copyright Law  —  Uri Geller Makes Bogus Copyright Claims to Silence YouTube Critic  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit Tuesday against Uri Geller — the "paranormalist" famous for seemingly bending spoons with his mind …
Discussion: Podcasting News and Epicenter
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
EFF to psychic: There will be a DMCA abuse suit in the near future  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has begun fighting back this week against one DMCA takedown abuser.  The organization has filed a lawsuit against "paranormalist" Uri Geller for sending a takedown notice to YouTube …
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage and digg
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Comcast CEO shows off super quick modem  —  LAS VEGAS - Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts dazzled a cable industry audience Tuesday, showing off for the first time in public new technology that enabled a data download speed of 150 megabits per second, or roughly 25 times faster than today's standard cable modems.
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Comcast's Roberts: 'Wideband' to Trump Telcos
Discussion: GigaOM and Digital Daily
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Old media turns combative against new media  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Leading media executives took a combative tone against Internet companies on Tuesday, suggesting that Big Media increasingly considers new content distributors like Google Inc. to be more foe than friend.
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
PC World Brings Editor Back, Removes CEO  —  In a surprise reversal, IDG management removed Colin Crawford as PC World's CEO and reinstated Harry McCracken as Editor in Chief, after a dispute over a canceled Apple story led McCracken to quit.  A memo just sent to PC World and Macworld staffers …
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.
Microsoft:
Bill Gates: Microsoft Strategic Account Summit 2007  —  Transcript of Remarks by Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation  —  Microsoft Strategic Account Summit 2007  —  JOANNE BRADFORD [Corporate Vice President and Chief Media Officer, Microsoft Corporation]: Good morning, good morning.
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 and JD on EP
Chris Pirillo:
How to Start Business  —  The Internet is a pretty amazing tool for business—so long as you know how to use it.  It is essential to understand that the Internet doesn't work like more traditional forms of media.  The Internet has changed the way that businesses and consumers interact.
Reuters:
Yahoo to shut down auction site  —  Internet media company says June 16 will be last day to bid or buy from the auction site.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Yahoo has told users it will shut down its North American Web auction site, the second service the world's most visited Internet media company has set to retire in the past week.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Browser
Scott Robbin / Just Some Dot Com:
Advanced WYSIWYG in Wordpress 2.1  —  If you're a Wordpress user, and have the slightest grasp of HTML, then at some point in your blogging life you're sure to have flung an insult at the built-in WYSIWYG editor that comes with Wordpress.  While it suffices to accomplish the most minor formatting tasks …
Discussion: 10e20 and digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Disney: iTunes movie sales prove potency of format, pricing  —  Disney's quarterly earnings announcement and subsequent analyst call paint a picture of a company that's on top of its game when it comes to taking advantage of both the Internet and digital media.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Apple 2.0
Reuters:
Chinese "e-cigarette" helps you stub out the habit  —  HONG KONG (Reuters Life!)  - It feels like a cigarette, looks like a cigarette but it isn't bad for your health.  —  A Chinese company marketing the world's first "electronic" cigarette hopes to double sales this year as it expands overseas …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Rick Merritt / InformationWeek:
Call It The jPhone: Sun Shows Java Twist On Apple's iPhone  —  At the JavaOne conference, Sun Microsystems debuts software for a high-end cell phone that looks rather similar to the iPhone.  —  EE Times  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Call it the jPhone.  At JavaOne Tuesday (May 8) …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Mac shipments expected to soar  —  Wall Street analysts are making the rounds with Apple's management and gushing in research notes.  Here's what's interesting about this love-in: While analysts can't shut up about the iPhone or Apple TV they also have big expectations for that old stalwart-the Mac.
BBC:
Second Life 'child abuse' claim  —  Second Life is being investigated by German police following allegations that some members are trading child abuse images in the online world.  —  The investigation follows a report by a German TV news programme which uncovered the trading group and members who pay for sex with virtual children.
Discussion: Terra Nova and Mashable!
Pat Phelan / Roam4free:
Want to earn $135,000 a year? come work for us  —  Having recently completed our first round of funding we are now looking for our first senior hire.  —  The below advert will be in Ireland's business papers on Friday.  If you feel you qualify drop me a line with the relevant documents.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
San Francisco TV station Slings the news  —  The Slingbox is known best for its ability to let consumers watch their home TV channels remotely using a laptop or smart phone.  But a local San Francisco news station has found a way to utilize the trapezoid-shaped set-top box to cheaply …
 
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LC Angell / iLounge:
EA to release four new iPod games
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Move Over, Skype: Intel's Backing Jajah
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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
About those new Zunes (yes, plural)
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER Web Leads, Print Pubs Improve Environmental Impact
IndieGames / Xbox Team:
Spring '07 Video Playback FAQ
Intel:
Multitude Of Innovations Boost New Intel-Based Laptops
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Alex Billington / FirstShowing.net:
Mark Cuban and Landmark Trying Again to Reshape the Theatrical Experience
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Red Hat to build 'Global Desktop'
Discussion: Business Wire and Slashdot
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Rick Allen / NVIDIA Press Room:
NVIDIA Redefines The Notebook PC
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Weebly challenges TypePad, WordPress
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Ignoring Is Bliss and Then Some
Ogle Earth:
Google Earth hits version 4.1... any moment now.
Discussion: Google LatLong
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net:
Rumor: Ericsson Looking To Buy Motorola
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look - Google Print Ads Now Part of AdWords
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
War Of The People Search