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12:15 PM ET, June 22, 2007


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Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal: 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 — — back in 1999.  It was the single highest price paid for a domain name at the time.
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Domain Madness: For $400 Million?  —  The wires are buzzing with talk that the 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 …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / on the Auction Block?  —  This morning I woke up and got a bad feeling that we were back in crazy times.  The WSJ ran a story about how was about to get the last laugh in a sale of the company for $300-400M.  Insanity, I thought.  After all, insanity means doing …
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.
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Flaw counting comparisons useful but fall short of true picture  —  The Windows vs Linux security report card that I wrote about from TechEd two weeks ago is officially out and Microsoft has stepped up its PR campaign to argue that Windows Vista has a "lower vulnerability fix and disclosure rate" than competitive Linux distributions.
Lisa Vaas /   MS: Vista More Secure than Linux, Mac OS X
Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Vista 'more secure than OS X and Linux'
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Canceling iPhone service early will cost $175  —  AT&T: Fee covers more than just the new device  —  AT&T Inc. has spent $50 million to beef up its relatively slow wireless network in anticipation of the heightened activity expected to follow the iPhone's debut next week …
Nate Lanxon / CNET
Creative Zen Stone Plus: The good gets better  —  It's the morning after the night before at Crave, but we're pleased to hear not everyone feels as rough and partied out as we do.  Creative is on the ball, today revealing the Zen Stone Plus.  —  We were were happy to see the Stone on paper …
Discussion: PC World
Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone
Discussion: Ubergizmo, CNET and CrunchGear
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple iPhone Displays at Apple Stores (and AT&T Stores) [Updatedx3]  —  It appears that Apple iPhone displays are going up at Apple Stores.  TUAW noted that a "large, covered rectangular display" appeared at the 5th Avenue Apple Store last night.  They've also posted a small gallery of images of the shrouded display.
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mono Silverlight implementation emerges after epic hackathon  —  After 20 days of "intense" programming, Novell's Mono development team has successfully produced a functioning prototype of Moonlight, an open-source Mono-based implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight rich-media application development framework.
Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Yahoo/eBay Merger Case Strengthened By Semel Departure  —  Tim Poulus submits: I believe all the turmoil around Yahoo! (YHOO) following CEO Terry Semel's resignation fortifies the case for a merger with eBay (EBAY), which I defended before.  —  Keep in mind that Google (GOOG) is the perennial enemy to both.
Will Yahoo's board also get a makeover?  —  news analysis After months of criticism, Terry Semel is gone from the corner office at Yahoo, and Jerry Yang is finally back to running the company he co-founded.  —  But in the aftermath of the executive shakeup at the Internet's No. 2 search site …
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?
Andrew Lim / CNET
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
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
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Who Will Be The YouTube Of Live Video?  —  The growth of Youtube and it's subsequent $1.65 billion buyout left behind a bevy of competing video sites.  Since then competitors have been seeking to differentiate themselves by focusing on longer videos, higher (bitrate) quality videos, professional content, and paying their users.
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Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Talks on global broadcast treaty fail
David Meyer / CNET
Mandriva latest to reject Microsoft
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
The Day the Web Goes Silent
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google Is Watching You  —  Digital privacy advocate …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Trade commission denies stay on Qualcomm chip ban
Discussion: Ars Technica
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Talk gadget gets multiple user chat
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Tourist airship may soar over SF in 2008
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Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Udi Manber - Search is a Hard Problem
Tom Krazit / CNET
ARM says it's ready for the iPhone
Discussion: iLounge
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
e-learning 2.0: All You Need To Know
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Ralph Lauren unveils "touch-sensitive window shopping" in London
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Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report:
Ron Paul and Distributed Online Campaigning
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