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12:00 PM ET, May 14, 2007

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Jossip:
CBS News Acquiring Wallstrip, New Headache in Eeking Out Online Profits  —  Wallstrip - the Wall Street web video program featuring Lindsay Campbell trying to make the Nasdaq hilarious - is being snapped up by CBS News, we're told, for something in the $5 million range.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
CBS Acquires WallStrip for $5 million  —  Jossip is reporting that corporate focused video blog WallStrip has been acquired by CBS News for $5 million.  The report states that an announcement is expected early this week and involves WallStrip host Lindsay Campbell being the next Amanda Congdon for CBS, fronting online shows.
Discussion: duncanriley.com
Fred / A VC:
Getting The Story Straight
Discussion: ben barren
enthusiast.hardocp.com:
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT  —  ATI's DirectX 10 capable GPU is finally here in the form of the Radeon HD 2900 XT.  Does this $399 video card have what it takes to compete with NVIDIA's 8800 series?  We explore the architecture, image quality, and real world gaming that shows a different experience than canned benchmarks.
Discussion: CNET News.com and digg
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AMD:
AMD Names the Next PC Computing Thrill Ride: The AMD Phenom™ Processor  — Industry's only true x86 quad-core architecture paired with the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 series to offer a phenomenal computing experience —  Delivering a four-core foreshadowing of innovations to come …
Discussion: AnandTech and Gizmodo
The Age:
First A4 colour e-paper unfurled  —  The world's first A4-sized colour electronic-paper - a paper-thin and bendable viewing panel, produced LCD.  —  South Korea's LG Philips LCD has developed the world's first A4-sized colour electronic-paper - a paper-thin and bendable viewing panel.
Discussion: Slashdot
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BBC:
Web 2.0 'distracts good design'  —  Hype about Web 2.0 is making web firms neglect the basics of good design, web usability guru Jakob Nielsen has said.  —  He warned that the rush to make webpages more dynamic often meant users were badly served.  —  He said sites peppered …
Discussion: i-boy and Slashdot
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Source: Apple may build 3G wireless into future notebook model  —  Apple Inc.'s next big step into wireless may well be an integrated cellular broadband module, says one source — but would have a unique spin on an established formula.  —  An unproven but seemingly credible source …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and MacDailyNews
Stars & Stripes:
DOD blocking YouTube, others  —  To save bandwidth, officials say several sites to be off-limits at work  —  Starting Monday, the Defense Department will block access to MySpace, YouTube and a host of other sites on official department computers worldwide, in an effort to boost its network efficiency.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Associated Press
DaniWeb IT Discussion Community:
Battle of the botnets  —  Tech Talk - For the average user spam has always been an annoyance.  For the average spammer it has always been about making money.  For the criminal gangs that have muscled in on this lucrative industry during the last few years it is now about territory and control.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
Brooks Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Can CBS Put the Net Into Network?  —  Broadcaster Launches Plan  —  Syndicating Shows on Web,  —  Admits Old Strategy Failed  —  A year ago, CBS Corp. announced the creation of Innertube, an entertainment channel on CBS.com designed to make the company a player in online video.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Attention Wal-Mart customers, Skype now in aisle voice  —  Wal-Mart is going to start selling nine Skype-certified hardware devices (and by extension the Skype service) in 1800 (or roughly half) of its stores.  The deal also includes Skype pre-paid cards.  Wal-Mart is the first retailer …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and jkOnTheRun
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
User Generated Content Is About Efficiency And Growth, Not Exploitation  —  There's been a lot of talk lately from some people who incorrectly believe that social sites and user-generated content sites somehow exploiting their users.  This is silly for a variety of reasons and is easily refuted.
comScore:
Mobile Web Audience Already One-Fifth the Size of PC-Based Internet Audience in the U.K.  —  Early Adopters of Mobile Internet Tend to be Males and Under the Age of 35  —  Telephia and comScore today announced the results of their latest study of mobile vs. PC-based Internet usage.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and mocoNews.net
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple iPhones on eBay for $1,000 to $10,000  —  A bidding war has broken out on eBay for Apple (AAPL) iPhones.  —  Prices for at least two of the $500-$600 devices have been driven past the $1,000 mark.  One sale that closes today had 38 bids as of this morning.  Last best offer: $1,025 plus $10 shipping.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Computerworld:
Cell Phones Now Helping to Guide the Blind  —  In Stockholm, wireless technology helps blind people navigate independently.  —  Juris Kaza Today's Top Stories or Other Mobile Devices Stories  —  Although Sweden's reputation for extremely generous social welfare services is somewhat exaggerated …
Clive Thompson / New York Times:
Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog  —  Jonathan Coulton sat in Gorilla Coffee in Brooklyn, his Apple PowerBook open before him, and began slogging through the day's e-mail.  Coulton is 36 and shaggily handsome.  In September 2005, he quit his job as a computer programmer and …
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Microsoft takes on the free world  —  Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents.  It wants royalties from distributors and users.  Users like you, maybe.  Fortune's Roger Parloff reports.
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Michael Pick / Robin Good's Latest News:
Video News Releases That Pay: Syndicate The Latest News Clips And Monetize Your Blog  —  Bringing the latest video news releases to your readers can really liven up any article or blog post.  Wouldn't it be great if you could seek out the latest news clips from a range of categories …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Finally Upgrade MyBlogLog
Discussion: Library clips and duncanriley.com
 
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Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report:
Washington Post Launches Social Networking Component
BBC:
Finding myself through online identities
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
A Nod to Journalistic Integrity Is Seen in an Editor's Return
USA Today:
Computers bumped from top of online sales
Discussion: Switched and Things That
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Understanding Apollo  —  During my recent visit to the US …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Help Key: The Essential Guide to Piracy
Discussion: p2pnet
Guardian:
Google may use games to analyse net users
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Advertising: Trying to Keep the Viewers When the Ads Come On
Discussion: i-boy
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Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Microsoft's (Beta!) VoIP Device Blitz
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Eric Miraglia / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
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Gizmodo:
BRING ON THE DIGG MOBS  —  Ambient TV Brings Web 2.0 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Enterprise RSS - 3 Major Vendors Show The Way
Drew / Dembot:
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