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6:55 AM 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.
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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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
It's a Virtual(ization) Mystery
Discussion: TechBlog and Michael Gartenberg
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   MS: Vista More Secure than Linux, Mac OS X
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
News Aggregation Site Daylife Gets $8.3 Million Second Round  —  Daylife, the much-hyped online news aggregation site which launched for public consumption in January but hasn't gained much traction as of yet, has raised $8 million in second round of funding, according to SEC filings, picked up by PEHub.
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
News is Still a Wide Open Game
Discussion: GigaOM
Andrew Blum / Metropolis Magazine:   Dreaming in Code  —  Jonathan Harris distills the Web's infinite …
Michael / CTI Miami's Blog:
HTC phones galore!  —  We tried to tell you CTI Miami was hot!  We've got a great online store so make sure you check that out because these should be in stock soon!  HTC has given us a fantastic look at some upcoming phones.  Unreleased phones like the HTC Touch for CDMA, HTC S640 (CDMA) …
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The Boy Genius Report:
HTC's new roadmap: Iris, Vogue, Kaiser, Nike, Volans, Polaris, and more!
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo and Engadget
Kev / Gluttonous:
Powerset to Launch Front-end on Ruby  —  Spread the word on digg  —  Powerset is fairly well-known in the Ruby community, but there's a certain amount of confusion as to what we use it for.  As a consequence, I'm regularly asked what the front end is going to be written in, and just as regularly have to leave the question unanswered.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Profy.Com
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Proposed Amendment Would Ban All DVD Copying  —  The proposed amendment was made public in a letter sent by Michael Malcolm, the chief executive of Kaleidescape, a DVD jukebox company which successfully defeated a suit by the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) this past March.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
DVD CCA trying to close copying loophole in response to courtroom setback
Yi-Wyn Yen / The Startup Game:
How a six-month-old startup got bought by Google  —  Three months ago, I met the two startup founders of Zenter, Wayne Crosby and Robby Walker, and blogged about how they wanted their online version of PowerPoint to get bought by Google.  I listen to a lot of young entrepreneurs who desperately …
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Xenon / Surfin' Safari:
Yet another one more thing... a new Web Inspector!  —  As some of you saw last week at WWDC, we have a brand new version of the Web Inspector.  We know that a lot people have found the current Web Inspector useful, and we have gotten a lot of feedback and sugestions about how to make it even better.
Discussion: Ars Technica, MacUser, Ajaxian and digg
Fareastgizmos.com:
Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone  —  The Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone is the perfect portable speaker system for the Creative ZEN Stone or Creative ZEN Stone Plus for frequent travelers and music lovers alike.  Its smooth polished curves and contoured design allow the Creative TravelSound ZEN Stone …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Ubergizmo and CrunchGear
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Consumerist
Techworld.com:
Mandriva says no to Microsoft Linux deal  —  French Linux vendor Mandriva said no to dealing with Microsoft on open source patents - the third Linux vendor in a week to do so.  —  In a statement on his company blog, Francois Bancilhon, CEO of Paris-based Mandriva, said …
Graham Holliday / Press Gazette:
BBC reporter tours Turkey in social media experiment  —  The BBC has dispatched reporter Ben Hammersley to spend two weeks using new social media web tools to cover the run-up to the July general election.  —  He will visit four cities and report for BBC World, World Service radio, News 24 and BBC News online.
Arn / MacRumors:
New iPhone Television Ad: Youtube [Official Video]  —  After the announcement that the iPhone will offer Youtube videos, a new iPhone television advertisement has started airing.  The new ad was spotted this morning on ESPN, and captured/uploaded by msdvideo:  —  Update: Official Video has been posted by Apple.
Skrentablog:
Are network effects getting weaker?  —  "This place is dead anyway."  —  I was thinking about how fast Facebook has replaced Linkedin for my valley connections.  In a period of about 2 months, it seems like most of my contacts have all deserted linkedin and moved to facebook.
Discussion: SMC and A VC
Direct2Dell:
XPS 720 Hardware Kit: What to Expect  —  I mentioned last week that I would post pictures of the hardware kit.  This is what you will receive when you place your order.  Thanks to Chris M. for heading down to our Parmer campus to take the shots.  I've seen some chatter where some customers …
Discussion: Inquirer and Engadget
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report:
Ron Paul and Distributed Online Campaigning  —  In all the talk about the Ron Paul online machine, there has been very little discussion of his actual campaign website, which has recently undergone a facelift.  His approach is novel.  Instead of building an infrastructure on his own campaign website …
 
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Inside AdWords:
Pay-Per-Action Beta Expanding Globally
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Not yet on TechCrunch: killer video search engine (ClipBlast)
Discussion: Manthan and Mashable!
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
"I have 250,000 users, now what?"  —  Craig Ulliott …
Discussion: Futuristic Play
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Google Connection  —  I am in Hong Kong this week …
Arn / MacRumors:
More iPhone Sightings
Anthony Moor / Orlando Sentinel:
OrlandoSentinel.com has changed for the better
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Spreadsheets Live Data
Discussion: Webware.com
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Take-Two shelves Manhunt 2
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Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Videos: Man Teaches Apple To Not Repair His Macbook By Smashing It With Sledgehammer
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Surface Parody Video
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Intel demos anticheating tech for online gaming
Discussion: CNET News.com
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Google boss shows off iPhone
Frank Davies / Mercury News:
Google staffs up in nation's capital
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
NEW ASK.COM COMMERCIAL: KATO
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
AT&T denies 6/29 rate plan claim, will announce earlier