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11:30 PM ET, March 28, 2006

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Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Facebook's on the Block  —  The owners of the privately held social-networking site hope to fetch as much as $2 billion.  And media giants like Viacom may make a good match  —  Facebook, the Web site where students around the world socialize and swap information, has put itself on the block, BusinessWeek Online has learned.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook is doing the Skype dance  —  Business Week is reporting that Facebook has turned down a $750 million acquisition offer and is looking for $2 billion.  The blogosphere is buzzing about the news.  —  The source of the information is an executive(s) at Facebook …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook: Too Late For $750 Million?  —  Facebook, the college social networking site, and a phenom I wrote about for Business 2.0 is apparently on the block.  Business Week reports that the company is looking to get close to $2 billion, and had passed on a $750 million offer.
Carlo / Techdirt:
And The Bubble Rolls On... Facebook Wants $2 Billion
Discussion: PaidContent.org
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Third party solutions to the Internet Explorer CreateTextRange vulnerability  —  Hi everyone, Mike Reavey here.  I wanted to make everyone aware of some recent developments regarding the "Create TextRange" IE vulnerability.  First off we're still not seeing increased spread of attacks …
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eeye.com:
Systems Affected:  —  Internet Explorer SP2 (On Windows XP SP2)  —  Overview:  —  eEye Digital Security is advising customers to the existence of exploit code that targets a critical security vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.  The exploit pertains to an unpatched vulnerability …
determina.com:
Overview & Instructions On Downloading The Free Determina Shield For CVE-2006-1359  —  Based on the same technology used in the VPS LiveShield product, Determina has engineered a standalone fix that provides free and immediate protection to users worldwide that need to protect systems …
Telis Demos / CNN:
The sleeping giant goes on the offensive  —  Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft is ready to take the offensive.  —  (FORTUNE Magazine) - When Microsoft (Research) went public in 1986, there was no 3-D videogaming, no enterprise software, and no Google (Research).
Robert / infOpinions?:
The Worst of PR and WOM - All In One Post  —  T he worst aspects of PR and Word-of-mouth (WOM) were laid bare in one pitiful post this weekend.  Filled with stereotypes and void of character (while masquerading as one), Strumpette busts on the scene and is quickly exposed by - a student.
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Randfish / SEOmoz | Daily SEO Blog:
SEOmoz's Web 2.0 Awards  —  I ask those of you for whom the phrase "Web 2.0" is an anethma to refrain from judgement while you read this post and browse the site we've created.  Afterwards, when you've had time to process it, I invite you to comment with as much passion (for or against) as you like.
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Sue Google, not us, Torrentspy tells Hollywood  —  Torrentspy argues it can't be held liable for actions of visitors once they leave its Web site  —  The Motion (Overview, Articles, Company) Picture Association of America (MPAA) might just as well have sued Google (Profile, Products …
Rick Aristotle Munarriz / Motley Fool:
Follow the Money, Honey  —  If you want to make lots of money in Internet stocks, the trick is pretty easy to master.  First, you need to find a growing niche.  Don't rack your brain over that.  I'll nudge you in the right direction by pointing out a few, like online advertising, blogging, social networking, and video streaming.
Discussion: unmediated and PaidContent.org
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Manage your Xbox Live friends list from the web  —  Just in time for the Xbox free live weekend, the 'My Xbox' section of Xbox .com has been upgraded.  You can now send, receive, or decline a friends request...or remove a friend from your friends lists directly from Xbox.com.
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day:
Rumor of the Week: iPhone Pics!  —  Okay, it's not even April Fool's yet and things are getting out of hand.  Mac OS Rumors is passing off the image at right as: … Well, we here at Business 2.0 can only hope that the real iPhone ends up looking like this mockup, since we commissioned the image for our April, 2005 cover!
Discussion: GigaOM and Rex Hammock's Weblog
BBC:
EU cracks down on mobile charges  —  Mobile phone users could pay less for making calls from abroad to their country of origin, under proposals put forward by the European Commission.  —  The Commission said it would draft a law to crack down on "unjustified" high charges for using mobile phones abroad.
Discussion: Tech Digest and PalmAddicts
Herschell Taghap / Infinite Loop:
Apple's 30'' Cinema Display gets quiet upgrade  —  Apple's 30'' LCD is a beautiful thing.  The screen's minimalistic design and sleek lines could only be worthy of being designed in Cupertino, California.  But, as we have learned in the company's history, and especially these past couple years …
Discussion: productdose.com and MacInTouch
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google v. Microsoft: New Search Interfaces
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SEARCH SHARE  —  From a Bear Stearns report on comScore data …
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
Being honest about Tablet PCs
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Chris Suellentrop / Wired News:
Global Gaming Crackdown
Stephen Bryant / Online Journalism Review:
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Discussion: InterMedia