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11:20 AM ET, May 10, 2007


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Joost Closes $45 Million in Financing  —  Leading Venture Capital Firms and Content Owners Support Joost's Global Expansion  —  Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Li Ka Shing Foundation, CBS Corporation and Viacom Participate in Round  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Joost&trade …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Joost Announces $45 million Funding From Sequoia, Index, CBS & Viacom  —  Internet TV startup Joost raised $45 million in a venture round of financing, the company will announce this evening.  Investors include Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, CBS Corporation, Viacom and Chinese billionaire Li Ka-shing.
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Skype founders raise $45m in Joost funding  —  Joost, the online video site established by the founders of Skype, has raised $45m in funding from four venture capital and media groups, just a week after launching the service.  —  Sequioa Capital, which backed Yahoo, Google and YouTube …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Joost Gets Juiced
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Joost raises $45m
Discussion: Fred Destin
Molly Graham / Google LatLong:
A new world unfolding  —  Posted by John Hanke, Director, Google Earth & Maps  —  Welcome to the Google "geo" blog.  As web mapping (dare I say "the geoweb"?) matures, we're finding that we have a lot more to communicate about new developments in Earth, Maps, Local, and our APIs.
Sounds bring Google Earth to life  —  As well as homing in on visual feasts around the globe, users of Google Earth may soon be able to listen to the sounds that accompany them.  —  A Californian company has created software that can layer relevant recorded sounds over locations in Google Earth, New Scientist reports.
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Google Earth 4.1 (beta) Released! SpaceNavigator for the Mac!
PC World:
Editor in Chief Harry McCracken Returns to PC World  —  Had resigned in dispute with CEO Colin Crawford over editorial independence.  Crawford to return to prior IDG post.  —  Ramon G. McLeod, Editor,  —  In a surprise announcement, Robert Carrigan, president of IDG Communications …
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Kevin 'Digg' Rose goes for 3rd startup  —  First Digg, then the online video network, Revision 3 and now another start-up!  —  Business Week poster boy Kevin Rose is rumored to have teamed up with Daniel Burka also of Digg, and first time entrepreneur Leah Culver and has started a new company.
Discussion:, parislemon and digg
Dale Nardozzi /
First Look at Crackdown Downloadables (Xbox 360)  —  Crackdown began its life as an open sandbox game from former Grand Theft Auto gurus, spent its mid-life as a marketing experiment for Halo 3, and is kicking back as one of the best Xbox 360 games to date.  But this critically-acclaimed sci …
Nokia becomes the first phone maker to add energy saving alerts to mobiles  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia has launched the first mobile phones to include alerts encouraging people to unplug the charger once the battery is full, a move that could save enough electricity to power 85,000 homes a year.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast's Brian Roberts, Broadband's Tomorrow Man  —  Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast Corp., in a move reminiscent of Microsoft's Bill Gates' futuristic announcements at CES, today showed off a new modem that uses channel bonding technology that can pump data into your homes at speeds of 150 megabits per second.
Multichannel News:
Comcast's Roberts: 'Wideband' to Trump Telcos
Discussion: Digital Daily
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo hires economics, sociology researchers  —  Yahoo is hiring two scientists in the areas of economics and sociology to head up its research in online markets and social networks, the company is expected to announce Thursday.  —  R. Preston McAfee, the J. Stanley Johnson professor of business …
Lisa Vaas /
Java Security Traps Getting Worse  —  Updated: At JavaOne last year, Fortify's Brian Chess discussed how to avoid Java security holes.  A year later, with even Sun's manuals containing code with cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, we're actually worse off than ever.
Emily Bell / Guardian Unlimited:
Guardian Unlimited - the next step  —  From today Guardian Unlimited's network homepage takes on a new look as we release the next part of our new design.  —  Those of you who use our travel site will be familiar with the wider pages, greater use of pictures and the flexibility of our new design.
Discussion: Andy and BBC
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Tracking billboards could give you the eyeball  —  A camera that monitors eye movements from up to 10 metres away makes it possible for smart billboards that track the attention of passers-by.  —  The developers behind the technology - dubbed Eyebox2 - believe it could have a range of possible applications …
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