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10:55 AM ET, June 22, 2007

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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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Tom Sanders / vnunet:
Vista 'more secure than OS X and Linux'  —  Microsoft report claims fewer patches and fewer flaws  —  Microsoft has boasted in a new study that Windows Vista has needed fewer security patches than any other recently released desktop operating system.  —  "Windows Vista has an improved …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Report: Vista more secure than OS X and Linux
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and MacRumors
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.
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
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?
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.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell lightens the preinstalled software load  —  Dell took notice earlier this year when customers and the media reiterated complaints over the glut of crapware, or preinstalled PC software, packaged with new computers.  Many PC makers said they do offer ways for consumers to wipe a new computer's slate clean.
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Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Dell lets users avoid 'bloatware'
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.
CNET News.com:
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 …
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
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
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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
ARM says it's ready for the iPhone  —  newsmaker Some may be tired of Apple's iPhone already, a week before it launches, but Warren East does not fall into that category.  —  The chief executive of mobile-processor designer ARM thinks that the iPhone will spur the adoption of smart phones …
Discussion: iLounge
 
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Kent German / CNET News.com:
Online retailer promises unlocked iPhones
Andrew Lim / CNET News.com:
Swap my mobile phone for a million pounds? No way!
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Inside AdWords:
Pay-Per-Action Beta Expanding Globally
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Not yet on TechCrunch: killer video search engine (ClipBlast)
Discussion: Manthan
Direct2Dell:
XPS 720 Hardware Kit: What to Expect
Discussion: Inquirer and Engadget
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Powerset to Launch Front-end on Ruby
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OrlandoSentinel.com has changed for the better
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HTC phones galore!
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News Aggregation Site Daylife Gets $8.3 Million Second Round
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Take-Two shelves Manhunt 2
Techworld.com:
Mandriva says no to Microsoft Linux deal
Yi-Wyn Yen / The Startup Game:
How a six-month-old startup got bought by Google
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Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Apple uses big-handed model to "shrink" iPhone
 

 
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