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4:45 AM ET, July 17, 2007

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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Domain Name Worth $100 Million … It may just be the most expensive domain name so far.  —  The Answers Corporation, which runs Answers.com, just announced it has paid $100 million in cash to buy Lexico Publishing Group, a privately held California company whose main business is running the Dictionary.com site.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Answers.com To Acquire Lexico, Parent Of Dictionary.com, For $100 Million  —  We didn't see this one coming but it makes sense ... Answers Corp., the publicly traded parent of Answers.com, has an agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Corp —Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com—for $100 million.
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Reaches Tentative Agreement to Buy Dow Jones  —  News Corp. reached a tentative agreement for the purchase of Dow Jones & Co. at its original $5 billion offer price.  The deal will be put to the full Dow Jones board Tuesday evening for its approval, said people familiar with the situation.
Peter Fleischer / Official Google Blog:
Cookies: expiring sooner to improve privacy  —  We are committed to an ongoing process to improve our privacy practices, and have recently taken a closer look at the question of cookie privacy.  How long should a web site "remember" cookie information in its logs after a user's visit?
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comScore:
comScore Releases June U.S. Search Engine Rankings  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines.  In June 2007, Google Sites maintained its spot atop the rankings with 49.5 percent of the U.S. search market.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
comScore Also Reports Microsoft Search Search Rise  —  That rise in Microsoft's search share that Compete reported last week?  Now the latest figures from comScore report the same — that Microsoft's Live Search Club significantly increased traffic to Windows Live Search.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
SunRocket is Toast, MEMO  —  All right people, its all over.  SunRocket has hit the dirt.  Check our this internal email which went out earlier today to the employees.  Now it is hard to ascertain the authenticity of the email, it is clear from recent developments that this was coming.
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Internet Phone Company Halts Operations
Network World:
IPhones flooding wireless LAN at Duke University  —  18,000 requests per second from iPhones knocking out dozens of access points at Duke University.  —  The Wi-Fi connection on Apple's recently released iPhone seems to be the source of a big headache for network administrators at Duke University.
Discussion: Inquirer and Macsimum News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA's final tab for Capitol v. Foster: $68,685.23  —  Debbie Foster's battle with the RIAA appears to be finally over.  Today, a federal judge in Oklahoma closed the book on Capitol v. Foster by awarding her $68,685.23 in attorneys' fees, a ruling first reported by Ray Beckerman's blog.
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Judge Awards $68,685.23 in Attorneys Fees Against RIAA in Capitol v. Foster
Discussion: Inquirer
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Search Service for Mobile Content  —  Companies Featured in This Article: Google, AT&T, eBay, Apple, Yahoo, Vodafone Group, Time Warner, Medio Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Alltel, Microsoft  —  Google Inc. is developing a new search service for cellphones that will help consumers find …
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Blog:
Ship it!  —  Woo-hoo!  We did it.  Today we are announcing that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing (RTM).  We have finalized the software and now handing it off to our OEM partners.  The evaluation version (with 120 day evaluation period) and the system builder version …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Intel announces Core 2 Extreme mobile, five new desktop processors.  —  Today Intel officially announced its first Core 2 Extreme mobile dual-core processor, the X7800.  Also announced were five new desktop processors, with front side bus speeds of up to 1333MHz.
Discussion: Computerworld, DailyTech and Inquirer
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
FlickIM, a better chat for iPhone  —  FlickIM is a new lightweight chat feature designed specifically for the iPhone.  —  It's more nimble than competitors, and lets you exchange YouTube videos and Apple movie trailers.  —  More significantly, it's the first feature produced by a group …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Ad Downturn Threatening the Survival of Business 2.0  —  One of the voices chronicling the resurgence of high tech may soon be silenced.  —  Business 2.0 magazine, a seven-year-old Time Inc. publication that covers start-ups, technology trends and changes in the new economy …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Billy / The SPI laboratory:
SPI Labs advises avoiding iPhone feature  —  The Apple iPhone's Safari web browser has a special feature that allows the user to dial any phone number displayed on a web page simply by tapping the number.  SPI Labs has discovered that this feature can be exploited by attackers to perform various attacks, including:
Rob / An Antic Disposition:
OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US  —  On Friday July 13th, INCITS V1 met via teleconference for 3 hours but failed to reach a 2/3 consensus necessary to recommend an "Approval, with comments" position on Microsoft "Office Open XML" (OOXML) document specification.
 
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
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Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
TrekStor intros 1TB external hard drive
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
STREAKR, YOU'RE NO STUMBLEUPON  —  I got a pitch from Web site …
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
SoundExchange Wants DRM for Webcasts
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Lawsuit Alleges Facebook's Founder Built The Site With Stolen Code and Ideas
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Could YouTube drag Apple into copyright fight?
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Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech:
Hello from Earth2Tech
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GetLeaflets: Must-Have iPhone App
Andrew Murray-Watson / The Independent:
Second Life rival seeks €1bn UK listing
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Tech Boom, Media Bust
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Networks Try 'Twittering' To Spread Their Message
 

 
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