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4:50 AM ET, July 12, 2006

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Wired News:
Condé Nast Buys Wired News  —  Lycos is selling its Wired News unit to Condé Nast Publications for $25 million, Lycos parent Daum Communications announced in Korea late Tuesday, a deal that brings Wired.com and Wired magazine under the same owner after an eight-year separation.
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Valleywag:
What Chris Anderson told me before Condé Nast bought Wired News
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Wired News Site Sold Back To Conde Nast For $25 Million; Lycos Still Owns HotBot/Hotwired
Discussion: Between the Lines
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
MySpace Moves Into #1 Position for all Internet Sites  —  Today Hitwise issued a press release reporting that for the first time, www.myspace.com has surpassed Yahoo! Mail as the most visited domain on the Internet for US Internet users.  To put MySpace's growth in perspective …
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Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Expects Offering AOL Free Will Be Costly  —  Time Warner Inc. expects its AOL unit to sacrifice nearly $1 billion of operating profit through 2009 under a proposed plan to offer the online service free of charge to some customers, according to internal company forecasts.
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Business Wire:
Time Warner To Present AOL's Future Business Strategy At August 2 Earnings Announcement  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 11, 2006—Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX - News) today announced that it will present the future business strategy of its AOL division at a separate meeting with investors …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
MySpace may face legislative crackdown  —  Politicians on Tuesday accused MySpace.com and other social-networking sites of failing to protect minors from sexual predators and other malign influences and said a legislative crackdown may be necessary.  —  During a hearing before a House …
Discussion: Techdirt
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Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
33 Places to Hangout in the Social Networking Era  —  Update: [Someone dugg this list (thanks krazydog!)  Click here to digg it if you find it useful.]  Too late :(  —  Social networks have had giant growth spurts over the past couple of years, and it seems there's one for everyone: from dogs to moms to book-worms to shoppers.
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Rise of the Socially-Integrated Media Empire  —  Rupert Murdoch built his media empire, News Corp, the old-fashioned way... by vertically and horizontally integrating deep and wide into the layers of the media industry (e.g. from production to distribution).
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Fred / A VC:   Social Media Musings
Jessica Lee / Google Maps API Official Blog:
Zoooooooom!  —  Today we're enabling some new zoom features on Google Maps.  We're making these features available to API v2 users as well, so please test them out and send us your feedback!  — Double-click to zoom.  Instead of double-clicking to recenter the map …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Some friendly advice from Dell  —  Well, golly, look at this.  I get a comment' on the post below from someone who says he's working for Dell: … The guy who left that post was too chicken to leave his or her last name.  But Chris did leave his or her domain and it does, indeed …
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Staci / paidContent.org:
NYTimes's Personalized Service "My Times" Debuts In Limited Beta  —  One of the linchpins of the new NYTimes.com design is slipping into place finally ... personalization feature My Times is now in limited beta for 5,000 registered NYTimes.com users who showed early interest (Some screenshots here).
Discussion: TechCrunch
Associated Press:
Gates: Vista likely to be ready in January  —  Microsoft chief says 80 percent chance new OS software will be available  —  CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday there was an 80 percent chance the company's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, would be ready in January.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Porn Browser Heatseek Launches (yeah, porn browser)  —  Heatseek is a pornography focused browser that quietly launched today.  The point of this software is to make porn browsing more efficent and more secure.  The browser is available on Windows machines only, and is built on top of Internet Explorer.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Continued CRM Momentum and Outlines Roadmap for New Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live Service  —  New software-as-a-service offering will further extend the power of choice for CRM customers and partners.  —  BOSTON — July 11, 2006 — Building on the market success …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Crazy-Long Hacker Sentence Upheld  —  A federal appeals court upheld a nine-year prison term Monday for a hacker who tried and failed to steal customer credit-card numbers from the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores.  —  Brian Salcedo, now 23, has been in custody since 2003 …
Associated Press:
Hackers target State Dept. computers  —  Widespread break-ins appear aimed at HQ, East Asian office  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is recovering from large-scale computer break-ins worldwide over the past several weeks that appeared to target its headquarters and offices dealing …
Discussion: Realtime-ITCompliance
Stephen Bartholomeusz / Sydney Morning Herald:
G9 plays joker, but Telstra has trump  —  THE Group of Nine's proposal for a national broadband upgrade isn't, as many have interpreted it, a serious bid to build a new fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network.  Telstra will never let that happen.  —  Nor is there any realistic chance that the consortium …
Discussion: Susan Crawford blog
 
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