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3:30 PM 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 …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Business.com 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 Business.com was about to get the last laugh in a sale of the company for $300-400M.  Insanity, I thought.  After all, insanity means doing …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Business and a dot com
Discussion: The Key and 901am
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Business.com Selling For $400 Million?
Discussion: The Key and Techdirt
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 …
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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?
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Gets Help From Its Friends
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 News.com:
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
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   ITC reaffirms ban on Qualcomm 3G chips, new handsets
Nancy Weil / Computerworld:
Trade Commission supports Qualcomm ban
Discussion: Reuters
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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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Flaw counting comparisons useful but fall short of true picture
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
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.
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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google Turns Its Hardware Manufacturing Over To Dell  —  Up until late last year, Google assembled its high-end enterprise search box on its own, from components supplied by a variety of white-box manufacturers.  —  Google, long rumored to be getting into the hardware business, has finally gotten out of it, as least as a manufacturer.
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
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Group Chat Feature Released
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
joejoe.org:
!!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.
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:   Microsoft puts end to independent Longhorn Reloaded project
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: PC World, A Moment of Zen and Inquirer
 
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Brian McConnell / VentureBeat:
Sold to the highest bidder
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
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PC World:
Creative Launches Zen Stone Plus
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Chris Williams / The Register:
EU privacy watchdogs extend search engine probe
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future of PR is Participation, Not Pitching
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DailyTech:
"Manhunt 2" Temporarily Suspended From Release
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Talks on global broadcast treaty fail
 Earlier Items: 
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Mandriva latest to reject Microsoft
Discussion: Epicenter and Techdirt
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Google Is Watching You  —  Digital privacy advocate …
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
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell lightens the preinstalled software load
Andrew Lim / CNET News.com:
Swap my mobile phone for a million pounds? No way!
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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