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5:00 PM ET, May 14, 2007

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Associated Press:
Military puts MySpace, other sites off limits … DENVER, Colorado (AP) — Soldiers serving overseas will lose some of their online links to friends and loved ones back home under a Department of Defense policy that a high-ranking Army official said would take effect Monday.
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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.
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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPhone's on eBay already  —  Apple won't say exactly when the iPhone will arrive, and you won't find it in any of AT&T's wireless stores, but eBay sellers are taking orders.  —  Apple's 8GB iPhone is available from several eBay sellers who promise to ship the coveted phone within 30 days …
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 …
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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.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Smartest media quote of the year
Digital Photography Review:
Amazon.com acquires dpreview.com  —  We're proud and excited to announce that Dpreview has been acquired by the worlds leading online retailer, Amazon.com.  Started as hobby site in 1998, dpreview.com has grown to be the number one destination for anyone interested in digital cameras and digital photography.
Fred / A VC:
Getting The Story Straight  —  I am not commenting on the rumors about Wallstrip being acquired.  I guess time will tell if they are accurate or not.  —  But let's get our facts straight.  —  I did not invest $500k into Wallstrip.  The Gotham Gal and I did put some money into it but it was an order …
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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.
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Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
After a long wait, ATI's next-gen 3D cards arrive
Discussion: The Tech Report and Macsimum News
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
iTunes-like video services have no future: study  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online video sites that sell shows and movies such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes will likely peak this year as more programming is made available on free outlets supported by advertising, according to a study released on Monday.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google v. Yahoo: Who Cares The Most About The Environment?  —  SouthPark dedicated an entire episode to the smugness of hybrid car drivers and San Francisco residents in general.  The episode is funny because its largely true - Silicon Valley is well known for having a left-leaning …
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 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Understanding Apollo  —  During my recent visit to the US, I popped into the Adobe office in San Francisco to find out more about Apollo - the company's new RIA (Rich Internet Application) runtime and development platform.  I sat down with Mike Chambers - Apollo Senior Product Manager …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
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
Michael Totty / Wall Street Journal:
How to Be a Star in a YouTube World  —  What it takes to stand out when anyone can be an entertainer  —  There are millions of people trying to get noticed on the Web, with everything from blogs to podcasts to videos.  So with the huge glut of material out there, how do amateurs get attention …
Business Wire:
ScanScout Secures $7 Million in Series A Financing  —  General Catalyst Partners Leads Investment in Performance Video Technology Provider  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—ScanScout (www.scanscout.com), a leading performance video technology provider, announced today that it has closed $7 million …
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 …
 
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Los Angeles Times:
In consoles, the game isn't going Sony's way
Discussion: CrunchGear and Joystiq
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Orgoo - The Web Email/IM Replacement
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechFold
San Jose Mercury / San Jose Mercury News Video:
Our debut show and a visit to Yahoo's Brickhouse
Business Wire:
Forrester: No Future For Paid Video Downloads
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
Dialing in to the iPhone bonanza
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
GPLv3 the impetus for Microsoft's latest Linux attack campaign
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
When Google Goes Temporarily Insane
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Trend sees cell phone only use growing
Discussion: mocoNews.net and MobileCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
Finding myself through online identities
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
A Nod to Journalistic Integrity Is Seen in an Editor's Return
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Help Key: The Essential Guide to Piracy
Discussion: Gizmodo, p2pnet and JD on EP
Guardian:
Google may use games to analyse net users
Discussion: Kotaku and Search Engine Land
DigiTimes:
LG.Philips LCD claims first flexible color A4-size e-paper
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Advertising: Trying to Keep the Viewers When the Ads Come On
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Microsoft's (Beta!) VoIP Device Blitz
Clive Thompson / New York Times:
Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog