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9:35 AM ET, July 26, 2007

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Business.com Sold To RH Donnelley; Beating DJ, NYT and News Corp; Price Around $350 Million  —  Business.com, the Santa Monica-based business info, directory and search site, has been sold to R.H. Donnelley (NYSE:RHD), the yellow pages and local search firm, paidContent.org has learned …
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Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal:
Master of Domain: Business.com Gets Big Payday, Again
Discussion: TechCrunch and Ask Enquiro
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MySpace Looking for the Next "Prom Queen"  —  MySpace had a great deal of success with their short form webisode, "Prom Queen".  The heavily hyped ode to teenage drama drew over 15 million streams during its run and is gearing up for another season.  MySpace is looking to take the format to the streets …
Discussion: Off On A Tangent
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
MySpace's Original Content Push: Foil Against Facebook?  —  Read the post below first for the context, and then this: one thing that seems to be happening is that MySpace is now going full steam ahead into becoming a conduit for original and other kinds of content, perhaps as a way to attract new users …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
MySpace Looking for TV Pilots  —  MySpace announced tonight (via email) it is teaming with the FOX network and the Producers Guild of America to seek out television pilots.  The partnership could provide a shortcut straight to OldTeeVee, with a promised "opportunity for a development deal with FOX" …
Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Record June Quarter Revenue and Profit  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 third quarter ended June 30, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $5.41 billion and net quarterly profit of $818 million, or $.92 per diluted share.
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:   Apple Profit Soars 73% as Sales Rise
Robin Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Wagering In Second Life: New Policy  —  [UPDATE: Wednesday, July 25 4:47PM PDT] For those of you who find logging into the Knowledge Base to be sort of kludgy (and I know it is — we'll find a better way!), I've pasted the text of the policy and FAQ below.  —  Several months ago we discussed …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Second Life Bans Gambling Following FBI Investigation
Xssniper / Billy (BK) Rios:
Remote Command Execution in FireFox et al  —  Apparently this flaw affects Firefox users that also have IE7 (with full security patches) on their system.  You can read about the details HERE.  So it seems once again... as my first post (HERE) about URI handling issues stated.... IE PWNS Firefox.....
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Researcher Publishes Attack Code for Mozilla Flaw
Discussion: Mashable!
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Zero-day security flaw leaves Firefox wide open
Discussion: TechSpot News
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Syndication Wars 2007: Atom's Time is Nigh, With Google on its Side  —  Tim Bray announced today on his blog that the Atom Publishing Protocol, a way to create and update Web resources, is "done".  He wrote: … What does that mean in english?  Basically that the Atom Publishing Protocol is almost finished.
Discussion: Paul Mooney and The RSS Blog
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IETF Home Page:
Protocol Action: 'The Atom Publishing Protocol' to Proposed Standard
Discussion: ongoing
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg: New ad provider  —  Hey everyone - I wanted to give you a heads-up before the official announcement is made later today.  We've signed on Microsoft as our new partner to sell and serve the ads on Digg.  It's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Target to Promote Blu-Ray DVD Format  —  LOS ANGELES -  —  Target Corp., the nation's second-largest retailer, will start selling a Sony Blu-ray high-definition DVD player during the critical holiday shopping period and feature the player along with Blu-ray discs in store displays, dealing a potential blow to the rival HD DVD format.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Home cells signal mobile change  —  Standing in the corner of the room; being exiled to the bottom of the garden; or teetering precariously on a chair.  —  People will go to extraordinary lengths to find that elusive one bar of signal that will allow them to make a mobile phone call.
Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
The Teqlo Adventure  —  Few VCs admit to their misfires, though misses are more common in this business than hits.  One of the reasons I write this blog is to add some transparency to an all too opaque business of private equity.  It has been a while since I talked about Teqlo.com here.
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Mobile TV Wars  —  Qualcomm's MediaFlo and MobiTV are set to duke it out in the battle for this emerging business  —  The mobile TV shakeout has begun: Modeo, a subsidiary of cellular tower operator Crown Castle International (CCI), has shut down its one broadcast network in the New York City area …
Discussion: The Register
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Storm Worm Erupts Into Worst Virus Attack In 2 Years  —  Storm worm authors are blasting the Internet with two types of attacks, and both are aimed at building up their botnet.  —  The Storm worm authors are waging a multi-pronged attack and generating the largest virus attack some researchers say they've seen in two years.
Discussion: TechBlog and digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
AdPinion: Vote for the Ads You Want  —  Adpinion is a new startup trying to get rid of the antagonism between advertisers and web surfers by letting you vote for the ads you want.  How you vote determines what ads you and other visitors see when visiting an Adpinion network site.
Discussion: Advertising Lab and Clickety Clack
Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
EA and Microsoft launch dynamic in-game advertising system  —  With the recent swap of Peter Moore and Don Mattrick between Microsoft and EA, there has been much speculation about the relationship between the two industry giants.  Likely to contribute to that speculation is an announcement today …
Discussion: Adrants, I, Platform and MarketingVOX
 
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