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.
Discussion: rexblog.com, paradox1x, The Media Age, Life On the Wicked Stage and Lost Remote
Kyle Redinger / The Media Age: When will Technology Companies Buy Media Companies?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Great Quote In the Media Wars
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Partner with everybody while fighting everybody
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.
Discussion: Engadget, CyberNet Technology News and NCTA Insider
Darren Murph / Engadget: Comcast shows off blisteringly fast channel bonding modem
Cable Show Blogger / NCTA Insider: Something to really annoy the Slowskys
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers
160Mbps downloads move closer for US cable customers
Discussion: Gadget Lab, The Boy Genius Report and digg
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report: Cable internet speeds go through the roof
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
"Psychic" Uri Geller sued after trying to remove critical YouTube clip — We've all heard about wacky attempts to misuse the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's "takedown" sections recently. There's been the Digg.com flap over a certain hex number beginning with "09 F9," …
Discussion: Techdirt, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Mashable! and Slashdot
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: EFF Tells Uri Geller His Psychic Powers Don't Extend To Using Bogus DMCA Claims
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: He should have seen this coming — Noted spoon-bender Uri Geller does …
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Spoon Bender Uri Geller Sued Over Misuse of DMCA
Kdawson / Slashdot: DMCA Takedown Notice For a Fake ID
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
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.
Discussion: Screenwerk, paidContent.org, HipMojo.com, Mashable!, Microsoft News Tracker and Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Microsoft Takes CareerBuilder Stake
David Kaplan / paidContent.org: Microsoft Buys Minority Stake In CareerBuilder; Could Be About 4 Percent
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Microsoft Buys Stake in CareerBuilder
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft buys stake in CareerBuilder.com
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: Apple 2.0 and Neowin.net
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Disney Sells 2 Million Movies on Apple iTunes
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Disney: iTunes movie sales prove potency of format, pricing
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.
Benjamin J. Romano / Tech Tracks: Microsoft takes stake in CareerBuilder
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Little-Known Fact: I Made the Screen Blue ... to Match My Eyes
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch, eBay Strategies, mathewingram.com/work, The Globe and Mail, Download Squad, Good Morning Silicon Valley, PodTech Network, Social Media Club, Valleywag, GigaOM, SearchViews, Startup Meme, HipMojo.com, WebProNews, Mark Evans, Techscape, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer and Search Engine Land
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: eBay Close to Acquiring StumbleUpon
Mathew Ingram / The Globe and Mail: eBay, StumbleUpon rumours alive again
Jason Chervokas / Social Media Club: Social Media Now: Widgets, Discovery, and Catching a Buzz
Om Malik / GigaOM: That StumbleUpon-eBay thing again
Kate Zimmermann / SearchViews: Ebay "in Advanced Talks" for StumbleUpon
Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme: eBay's StumbleUpon Acquisition Talks Closing Up
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: New eBay-StumbleUpon Takeover Rumors Surface
Shelly Palmer / Media 3.0 with Shelly Palmer: MediaBytes - 05/09/07 — COMCAST is working on a faster, wideband cable modem.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: eBay May Buy StumbleUpon For $75 Million
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 …
Chris Winfield / 10e20: Get More From Your WordPress WYSIWYG Editor
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!
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Second Life Child Pornography Investigation Under Way
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM: Announcing, NewTeeVee Pier Screenings!
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
Jimledbetter / The Browser: Yahoo! reins in the peanut butter
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 and broadstuff
Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots: Internet is making the Inefficient Efficient
Alex Billington / FirstShowing.net:
Mark Cuban and Landmark Trying Again to Reshape the Theatrical Experience — Mark Cuban, a name you should be familiar with in the movie industry, is one of the two who bought the Landmark Theatres chain in 2003 and rebooted the theater chain. Landmark is the biggest independent art house …
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.
Discussion: InsideGoogle, Search Engine Watch Blog, Search Engine Journal and digg
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: HOW TO MIGRATE YOUR ADSENSE ACCOUNT, EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE AN ADWORDS ACCOUNT
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Print Ads Now in AdWords Console