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8:15 AM ET, July 12, 2006

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Wired News:
Condé Nast Buys Wired News  —  Lycos is selling its Wired News unit to Condé Nast Publications for $25 million, Lycos parent Daum Communications announced in Korea late Tuesday, a deal that brings Wired.com and Wired magazine under the same owner after an eight-year separation.
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Rafat / paidContent.org:
Wired News Site Sold Back To Conde Nast For $25 Million; Lycos Still Owns HotBot/Hotwired
Discussion: Between the Lines
Valleywag:
What Chris Anderson told me before Condé Nast bought Wired News
Business Wire:
Time Warner To Present AOL's Future Business Strategy At August 2 Earnings Announcement  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 11, 2006—Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX - News) today announced that it will present the future business strategy of its AOL division at a separate meeting with investors …
Discussion: Barnako.com and paidContent.org
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Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Expects Offering AOL Free Will Be Costly  —  Time Warner Inc. expects its AOL unit to sacrifice nearly $1 billion of operating profit through 2009 under a proposed plan to offer the online service free of charge to some customers, according to internal company forecasts.
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
MySpace Moves Into #1 Position for all Internet Sites  —  Today Hitwise issued a press release reporting that for the first time, www.myspace.com has surpassed Yahoo! Mail as the most visited domain on the Internet for US Internet users.  To put MySpace's growth in perspective …
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Fred / A VC:
Social Media Musings  —  I just spent some time on the june comscore media metrix numbers and all the big social networks (and many of the smaller social networks) are basically flat june over may.  It's probably the summer months, kids getting off from school, doing something other than staring …
Discussion: SiliconBeat
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Anything But iPod:
Samsung YA-DS100 Speaker Dock for the Z5  —  The proprietary connection on the bottom of the Samsung Z5 was a good indication that there would be specific Z5 accessories in the future.  The future is almost here and one of the first accessories to hit the shelves is a pair of speakers with this proprietary dock.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
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advancedmp3players.co.uk:
Samsung Z5 Speaker Docking Station
Discussion: Shiny Shiny and Gizmodo
Associated Press:
Hackers target State Dept. computers  —  Widespread break-ins appear aimed at HQ, East Asian office  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is recovering from large-scale computer break-ins worldwide over the past several weeks that appeared to target its headquarters and offices dealing …
Discussion: Realtime-ITCompliance and Slashdot
Bill Slawski / Search Engine Watch Blog:
New Search Patent Applications: July 11, 2006 - Google Patent Filings by the Dozen  —  Twelve Google patent applications where published this past week, including seven that focus upon geographical information and local search.  —  (1) How good a match ads may be to the content on pages …
Hollywood Reporter:
Rather eyeing online gig  —  AOL might have a new message for the Internet: You've got Dan.  —  The Time Warner-owned Internet company is in negotiations with representatives for veteran CBS anchor Dan Rather to play a role in original programming for its online video offerings, sources said.
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Crazy-Long Hacker Sentence Upheld  —  A federal appeals court upheld a nine-year prison term Monday for a hacker who tried and failed to steal customer credit-card numbers from the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores.  —  Brian Salcedo, now 23, has been in custody since 2003 …
Staci / paidContent.org:
NYTimes's Personalized Service "My Times" Debuts In Limited Beta  —  One of the linchpins of the new NYTimes.com design is slipping into place finally ... personalization feature My Times is now in limited beta for 5,000 registered NYTimes.com users who showed early interest (Some screenshots here).
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jessica Lee / Google Maps API Official Blog:
Zoooooooom!  —  Today we're enabling some new zoom features on Google Maps.  We're making these features available to API v2 users as well, so please test them out and send us your feedback!  — Double-click to zoom.  Instead of double-clicking to recenter the map …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
MySpace may face legislative crackdown  —  Politicians on Tuesday accused MySpace.com and other social-networking sites of failing to protect minors from sexual predators and other malign influences and said a legislative crackdown may be necessary.  —  During a hearing before a House …
Discussion: Techdirt
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Are Apple's Customers Rebelling?  —  There's been rash of press recently suggesting Apple is weathering a growing consumer recoil following claims about poor quality control, anti-iTunes legislation and allegations about Chinese sweatshops.  —  "Are we falling out of love with iPod?" asks the Daily Telegraph.
Stephen Bartholomeusz / Sydney Morning Herald:
G9 plays joker, but Telstra has trump  —  THE Group of Nine's proposal for a national broadband upgrade isn't, as many have interpreted it, a serious bid to build a new fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network.  Telstra will never let that happen.  —  Nor is there any realistic chance that the consortium …
Discussion: Susan Crawford blog
 
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Mike Grenville / 160characters.org:
Stats & Research: Less Than Half Would Try Mobile Data Twice
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Akamai Sues Limelight Networks
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
mysocialnetwork.net:
new paper on neighborhoods, social networks and Internet use
Discussion: unmediated
macfixit.com:
Apple releases Boot Camp Beta 1.0.2
advancedmp3players.co.uk:
Datasafe oomi 2GB (AMP3 Pebble)
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and Engadget
Rich Seeley / searchwebservices.techtarget.com:
Analysts see Java EE dying in an SOA world
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Vonage Sued Over Voicemail Patent
swissinfo.org:
Mobile phone airship to conquer stratosphere
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The Long Tail vs. Pirates of the Caribbean
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.5 Update
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Porn Browser Heatseek Launches (yeah, porn browser)
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Some friendly advice from Dell
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
Art brings steam power to the digital revolution
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Continued CRM Momentum and Outlines Roadmap …
Jgovernor / James Governor's MonkChips:
My First Gartner Cease And Desist: the missing link