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9:25 AM ET, May 22, 2007

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Howard Lindzon:
CBS Acquires Wallstrip - You Can Make Money From Blogging!!!  —  One of the most exciting days of my life for sure.  —  Today, CBS has acquired Wallstrip .  —  Lot's of people to thank.  The biggest sacrifices have come from my wife Ellen and my sweet kids Rachel and Max.  My dog Bagel is indifferent.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
CBS Does Indeed Scoop Up Wallstrip  —  Wallstrip, an online video show that takes a whimsical approach to financial news, has been bought by CBS Interactive for a price in the single-digit millions, with a multi-year commitment to continue the show and add additional financially oriented web series.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
CBS does buy WallStrip
Discussion: CNET News.com and Mashable!
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Meme: Hot Trends Added To Google Trends  —  Google has launched a meme-like feature to Google Trends.  The Google Trends home page now has a section named "Hot Trends," which shows the hottest queries for the day.  You can also look back historically and see the hottest queries for that day.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Legless Chihuahuas Prove Google Hot Trends Not So Hot
Discussion: franticindustries
BBC:
Success for Everest mobile effort  —  A British climber has set a world record by making a mobile phone call from the top of Mount Everest.  —  In the early hours of 21 May, Rod Baber made two calls from the mountain's north ridge.  —  In the first call Mr Baber described the view …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Proposes Innovation in Radio Spectrum Auction  —  Google filed a proposal on Monday with the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to let companies allocate radio spectrum using the same kind of real-time auction that the search engine company now uses to sell advertisements.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Google Proposes Real-Time Auction Approach For Radio Spectrum Use
Discussion: Bourse
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
T-Mobile Wing (HTC Atlas) Review  —  Price : $299.00 w/ 2 year Contract / $499.00 w/o Contact  —  The Wing is based on the HTC Herald design, but that's not the code name for this HTC Device.  The Wing's code name is the HTC Atlas.  I am not 100% sure what the difference in the Herald and Atlas are …
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Lisa Gade / MobileTechReview.com:
Where to Buy  —  The Wing is the follow-up to the popular …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Could Use A Downturn Right About Now  —  Silicon Valley is paradise for geeks, and people flock here from all over the world to be part of something very special.  When I speak at events here one thing I often do is ask people in the audience to raise their hand if they live in Silicon Valley.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Change.org 2.0: Harass Politicians and Fund Their Opponents  —  We covered the social activist community Change.org when they first launched back in February.  The site is one of a few philanthropic startups tailoring the latest web features for non-profits and politics.
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
CNN to Deliver More Local News On Its Web Site  —  Content-Swap Deal  —  Will Raise User Traffic;  —  A Push for Ad Revenue  —  In a strategy shift, CNN, known primarily for national and international news, is expected to announce a deal that will allow it to offer more local news on its Web site and …
Google Online Security Blog:
Introducing Google's online security efforts  —  Online security is an important topic for Google, our users, and anyone who uses the Internet.  The related issues are complex and dynamic and we've been looking for a way to foster discussion on the topic and keep users informed.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (937696)  —  Release of Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) and File Block Functionality for Microsoft Office  —  Today we are announcing the availability of the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE) feature …
Discussion: InfoWorld and Zero Day
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Dell's Linux hardware support plans good news for desktop Linux  —  In a blog entry today, Dell has revealed new technical details that provide insight into the company's Ubuntu Linux preinstallation plans.  Dell will offer a default Ubuntu installation on select systems that it says will have …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Qwest's Quest: Making Believe DSL is Faster  —  After spending hard time covering last year's net neutrality battles, it's easy to get used to hearing telephone companies saying up is really down, and black is really white.  That's why we're not going to even nibble at the pitch Qwest's PR …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Sharing the Widget Wealth  —  Widgets jazz up profiles and boost traffic, but eat into social networks' ad revenue.  Facebook and others ponder a remedy  —  Call them Web page bling.  They're widgets, the shareable programs that let Internet users do everything from display photo slide shows …
Mark Shuttleworth:
Microsoft is not the real threat  —  Much has been written about Microsoft's allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I'm sure they mean GNU/Linux ).  I don't think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.
 
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Brett Zongker / Associated Press:
Public Access Group Posts Smithsonian Images Online
Discussion: RSS
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Artists and labels seek royalties from radio
Matt Asay / InfoWorld:
John Mark on OSI and the definition of open source
TMCnet:
Clearwire Successfully Completes First Phase Of Mobile WiMAX Field Trial
Discussion: GigaOM and dailywireless.org
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
SightSpeed 6.0 Named One of PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007"!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I've lost control of my comments...
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
ARIN: It's time to migrate to IPv6
David S. Hirschman / Editor and Publisher:
Editors Explore Recent Redesigns at Major Web Sites
Discussion: Lost Remote
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Zoho Notebook looks good
Scott Martin / Red Herring:
Limelight Prices IPO
Robert J. Samuelson / Newsweek:
Long Live the News Business
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Second Life gets a Bay State boost
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Neowin.net and Engadget
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Rootly relaunches... new UI, new features... a real news start page
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl: The Algorithm Schedules Your Event
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google, Salesforce.com Discuss Alliance
 

 
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