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9:40 AM ET, June 22, 2007

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Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
Business.com Could Hit Jackpot on Auction Block  —  Entrepreneurs Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton were widely mocked for lavishing $7.5 million on a single Internet domain name — business.com — back in 1999.  It was the single highest price paid for a domain name at the time.
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Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Domain Madness: Business.com For $400 Million?  —  The wires are buzzing with talk that the Business.com domain currently up for sale could go for a historic price.  Even The Wall Street Journal has weighed in saying the domain could fetch $400 million.  The idea that the right dot com name …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Jeff Jones / Jeff Jones's blog:
Windows Vista - 6 Month Vulnerability Report  —  I was somewhat surprised (but pleased) at the level of interest back when I published my Windows Vista - 90 Day Vulnerability Report.  It was about the earliest span of time I thought might give us some indicators, and the indicators did look good.
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
It's a Virtual(ization) Mystery
Discussion: TechBlog and Michael Gartenberg
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   MS: Vista More Secure than Linux, Mac OS X
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
News Aggregation Site Daylife Gets $8.3 Million Second Round  —  Daylife, the much-hyped online news aggregation site which launched for public consumption in January but hasn't gained much traction as of yet, has raised $8 million in second round of funding, according to SEC filings, picked up by PEHub.
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
News is Still a Wide Open Game
Discussion: GigaOM
Andrew Blum / Metropolis Magazine:   Dreaming in Code  —  Jonathan Harris distills the Web's infinite …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Ralph Lauren unveils "touch-sensitive window shopping" in London  —  Alright, the whole touchscreen thing is getting a little out of hand.  In the latest example of touch-frenzy, luxe clothier Ralph Lauren is converting a large window at its London flagship store into a giant touchscreen shopping experience …
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Lindsay Toler / Associated Press:
Ralph Lauren debuts 'window shopping' touch screen
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Michael / CTI Miami's Blog:
HTC phones galore!  —  We tried to tell you CTI Miami was hot!  We've got a great online store so make sure you check that out because these should be in stock soon!  HTC has given us a fantastic look at some upcoming phones.  Unreleased phones like the HTC Touch for CDMA, HTC S640 (CDMA) …
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The Boy Genius Report:
HTC's new roadmap: Iris, Vogue, Kaiser, Nike, Volans, Polaris, and more!
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo and Engadget
David Bercovich / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Sells Hardware?  —  The first time people learn about the Google Search Appliance, they often remark, 'I didn't know Google makes hardware.' Actually, to power the millions of searches and other products, Google builds and deploys LOTS of servers in datacenters all over the world.
Discussion: WebProNews
Joshua Cohen / Google News Blog:
All the news that fits  —  Welcome to our first post on this new Google News Blog!  You may be asking why there's another Google blog - and why the focus on Google News?  Believe it or not, the answer is not just because we've got a free account from Blogger.  Let me explain.
Discussion: WebProNews and Googlified
Kev / Gluttonous:
Powerset to Launch Front-end on Ruby  —  Spread the word on digg  —  Powerset is fairly well-known in the Ruby community, but there's a certain amount of confusion as to what we use it for.  As a consequence, I'm regularly asked what the front end is going to be written in, and just as regularly have to leave the question unanswered.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Profy.Com
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
"I have 250,000 users, now what?"  —  Craig Ulliott is a web developer in Philadelphia, PA, USA. 3 weeks ago, he built the Where I've Been Facebook application, which lets you create a map for your profile page showing visitors where you've traveled.  Cool experiment, right?
Discussion: Futuristic Play
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
e-learning 2.0: All You Need To Know  —  One of the strongest, but least hyped, uses of web 2.0 technologies over the past couple of years has been e-learning.  —  We've covered this topic extensively on Read/WriteWeb - and so we're pleased to bring you this overview of e-learning 2.0 …
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report:
Ron Paul and Distributed Online Campaigning  —  In all the talk about the Ron Paul online machine, there has been very little discussion of his actual campaign website, which has recently undergone a facelift.  His approach is novel.  Instead of building an infrastructure on his own campaign website …
Discussion: Manthan
Andrew Lim / CNET News.com:
Swap my mobile phone for a million pounds?  No way!  —  This might seem hard to believe, but according to research carried out by the Carphone Warehouse and the London School of Economics, one in three people aged 16 to 24 would not give up their mobile phone for a million pounds.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Fareastgizmos.com:
Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone  —  The Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone is the perfect portable speaker system for the Creative ZEN Stone or Creative ZEN Stone Plus for frequent travelers and music lovers alike.  Its smooth polished curves and contoured design allow the Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone …
Discussion: Ubergizmo, CNET News.com and CrunchGear
Direct2Dell:
XPS 720 Hardware Kit: What to Expect  —  I mentioned last week that I would post pictures of the hardware kit.  This is what you will receive when you place your order.  Thanks to Chris M. for heading down to our Parmer campus to take the shots.  I've seen some chatter where some customers …
Discussion: Inquirer and Engadget
 
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Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Dell lets users avoid 'bloatware'
Inside AdWords:
Pay-Per-Action Beta Expanding Globally
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Not yet on TechCrunch: killer video search engine (ClipBlast)
Discussion: Manthan
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Google Connection  —  I am in Hong Kong this week …
Arn / MacRumors:
More iPhone Sightings
Anthony Moor / Orlando Sentinel:
OrlandoSentinel.com has changed for the better
Jay Westerdal / DomainTools Blog:
Twas the night before the auction
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Spreadsheets Live Data
Discussion: Webware.com
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Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Take-Two shelves Manhunt 2
Techworld.com:
Mandriva says no to Microsoft Linux deal
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Videos: Man Teaches Apple To Not Repair His Macbook By Smashing It With Sledgehammer
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Arn / MacRumors:
New iPhone Television Ad: Youtube [Official Video]
Yi-Wyn Yen / The Startup Game:
How a six-month-old startup got bought by Google
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Google boss shows off iPhone
Xenon / Surfin' Safari:
Yet another one more thing... a new Web Inspector!
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacUser, Ajaxian and digg
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Are network effects getting weaker?
Discussion: SMC
 

 
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