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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.
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 …
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Business and a dot com
Discussion: The Key and 901am
Mathew /
Anyone want to buy ""
Discussion: The Key and Webomatica
Valleywag:   Search: The real value of
Feld Thoughts:
The Facebook Problem  —  I've had an account on Facebook for a while.  Until a month ago - around the time of the F8 Platform launch - I checked it once a month.  —  In the last 30 days, I've been checking it once a day.  My friends list has exploded, I've added a bunch of apps …
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Gets Help From Its Friends  —  Music, Horoscopes Help Boost Site's User Base;  —  Will New Offerings Allow It to Catch MySpace?  —  No. 2 social-networking site Facebook Inc. has persuaded a 22-year-old college dropout, two Microsoft Corp. veterans and more than 800 others to help …
Discussion: The Next Net and Skrentablog
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
I have 400,000 users of my widget - Now what? Freemium potential?
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Trade commission denies stay on Qualcomm chip ban  —  The U.S. International Trade Commission has denied Qualcomm's request for a stay on the ban imposed earlier this month on new 3G handset models that use Qualcomm chips, Broadcom announced Friday.  —  Qualcomm has been found to be infringing on several patents of rival Broadcom.
Discussion: Techdirt and jkOnTheRun
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   ITC reaffirms ban on Qualcomm 3G chips, new handsets
Nancy Weil / Computerworld:
Trade Commission supports Qualcomm ban
Discussion: Reuters
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.
Jeff Jones / Jeff Jones's blog:
Windows Vista - 6 Month Vulnerability Report
Lisa Vaas /
MS: Vista More Secure than Linux, Mac OS X
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google Turns Its Hardware Manufacturing Over To Dell
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Talk Gadget Adds Multi-User Chats  —  Google Talk Gadget added support group chat.  Just click on the "Group Chat" button when you are in a conversation, and you can invite other people to join your discussion.  Unfortunately, this feature is not available in any other client …
Discussion: Googlified
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Group Chat Feature Released
Discussion: Mashable!
!!very important announcement regarding Longhorn reloaded!!, Return to the forum  —  It is with sad news that I have to inform you that today due to a cesit and decist letter we recived from microsoft we are no longer able to provide you with a download link to longhorn reloaded.
Brad Linder / Download Squad:   Microsoft puts end to independent Longhorn Reloaded project
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.
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.
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 …
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.
John P. Falcone / CNET
Coming this fall: Two new Tivoli Wi-Fi radios  —  Tivoli Audio is well known for its tabletop radios, but the company has always remained somewhat on the conservative side when it comes to features: AM, FM, and CD, plus the occasional iPod dock and satellite radio.
Discussion: 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.
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Creative Launches Zen Stone Plus
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EU privacy watchdogs extend search engine probe
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 Earlier Items: 
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Talks on global broadcast treaty fail
David Meyer / CNET
Mandriva latest to reject Microsoft
Discussion: Epicenter and Techdirt
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
The Opaque Value Problem (or, Why do people use Twitter?)
Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Udi Manber - Search is a Hard Problem
Andrew Lim / CNET
Swap my mobile phone for a million pounds? No way!
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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e-learning 2.0: All You Need To Know
Discussion: Harold Jarche

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