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4:15 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
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: WebProNews and paidContent.org
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
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:
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.
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.
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
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: The Browser
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
 
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Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
Feed Your Television  —  Earlier this year, I acquired a Nintendo Wii.
BBC:
Second Life 'child abuse' claim
Discussion: Virtually Blind
Ogle Earth:
Google Earth hits version 4.1... any moment now.
Mike Antonucci / A+E Interactive:
Peter Moore interview, part three (answers to readers' questions)
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
JAJAH Lands $20 million Series C Funding From Intel
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
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Intel's Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro Santa Rosa chipsets go live
Discussion: Gearlog and TechSpot News
 Earlier Items: 
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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Complete PC gets shoved into a classic Gameboy
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
HP Pavilion HDX "The Dragon" entertainment laptop announced
Discussion: Gearlog, jkOnTheRun 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