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11:05 AM ET, July 18, 2007

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Angel Jennings / New York Times:
Web Site for Job Seekers Is Sold  —  Laurel Touby turned her popular cocktail parties into a high-traffic Web site for job-seeking media and creative professionals.  Yesterday, she sold Mediabistro.com, the company that sprang from those mixers, for $23 million.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Media Jobs Site Mediabistro Sold To Jupitermedia For $23 Million  —  After a long auction process and going through multiple suitors, almost giving up on the process, and coming close to selling to at least one of them, the media jobs, events and info site Mediabistro has been sold to Jupitermedia …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
100 days of Jerry Yang
Discussion: Technovia
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Profits Steady; Revenue Up 8%
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Will The FTC Block Google's Acquisition Of DoubleClick?
Thor Larholm / Larholm.com:
Firefox fixes Internet Explorer flaw  —  Mozilla has just released Firefox 2.0.0.5 which purportedly fixes one of the attack vectors of the Internet Explorer input validation flaw that I previously detailed.  I will go on the record as stating that this does not actually fix the flaw in Internet Explorer …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Last Harry Potter leaks online  —  The new Harry Potter novel — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — has hit the Internet days before its publication.  The publisher spent a reported $20 million on keeping the book secret.  Was the money well-spent?  As Bruce Schneier points out …
Discussion: TeleRead
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Schneier on Security:
New Harry Potter Book Leaked on BitTorrent
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Democracy Player is dead, long live Miro  —  Miro (formerly known as Democracy Player) is an open-source Internet TV application that combines a media player and library, content guide, video search engine, as well as podcast and BitTorrent clients.  Developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Democracy Player Reborn as Miro
Discussion: Inquirer
fudder:
The very first iPhone  —  In late June, the [iPod] iPhone hit the US market.  Apple aficionados queued for days to be first in line to get their greedy little paws on the long awaited gadget. fudder-employee Marc Esslinger is an Apple-fan as well - also because he has a very special relationship to Apple.
Yahoo! News:
EU regulators drop mobile phone probe  — EU regulators drop mobile phone probe  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission said Wednesday it had dropped its antitrust investigation into mobile phone roaming prices charged by operators in Britain and Germany after new EU rules forcing telecom companies …
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Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Approves Sale  —  Backing of News Corp. Offer  —  Puts Pressure on Family;  —  A Bancroft Exits Meeting  —  The board of Dow Jones & Co. voted to approve News Corp.'s $5 billion bid for the company last night, with two directors abstaining from the vote and one leaving the meeting early …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
SocialMedia is a new kind of widget ad network  —  Seth Goldstein and David Henderson have teamed up with one of the leading Facebook application developers and launched SocialMedia: part widget developer, part widget hosting provider/ad network.  Along with Lookery, the company …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
SunRocket Users May Lose Service and Payments  —  Telephone service could be lost for more than 200,000 customers of SunRocket, an Internet telephone company that said on Tuesday that it had gone out of business, according to a person involved in its liquidation.
BBC:
EU backs standard for mobile TV  —  European officials have backed a single standard for the rollout of mobile TV services across Europe.  —  Telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has called on member states to roll out services using the DVB-H standard "as quickly as possible".
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
"I'd close World of Warcraft!"  MUD creator Richard Bartle on the state of virtual worlds  —  A couple of weeks ago I promised an interview with Richard Bartle, co-creator of the original Multi-User Dungeon (or Domain if you prefer) set up back in 1978 at the University of Essex.
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Community-Based Facebook Application Reviews at AppRate.com  —  Last week I rolled up the sleeves, dusted off the old PHP memories, and got a little down and dirty to take a swing at a new site called AppRate.com.  While watching people like Scoble, Mario Sundar, and Dave McClure add and remove …
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited:
Can we design gadgets that age?  —  iPhone: built to be perfect.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Getty  —  I harbour a pet obsession with materials - more specifically the idea of using alternative materials for the manufacture of electronic devices like computers.
Discussion: Subtraction and PSFK
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FBI remotely installs spyware to trace bomb threat
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise UK:
Facebook overtakes MySpace in Share of UK Internet Searches
Flung / Krunker:
25th Anniversary Starship Enterprise model from Wrath of Khan
Discussion: Gizmodo and CNET News.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Local.com: Hearst Apparently Sells Entire 22% Stake
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iLike's Wonderful Facebook Problem
Sunnet Beskerming Security Advisories:
A Worm for Your Apple  —  A small controversy is brewing …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Bill Ray / The Register:
Moving mobile numbers should be instant
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Mozes Acquires Popular Facebook App
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
My iPhone is back and I too am satisfied
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and PalmAddicts
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Cookie Expiration Policy Changes: Too Little, Too Late
Discussion: Nelson's Weblog
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
New Boss Aims to Apply Some 7-Eleven Tactics to Blockbuster
Discussion: CinemaTech and /Message
CNET News.com:
Will security firms detect police spyware?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Crowdsourcing a New System for Measuring Influence (Beta)
Jacques Erasmus / Prevx Blog:
Ransomware... Holding Corporate America Ransom!
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Eye On You: Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Set to Invade America
Oracle:
Oracle Critical Patch Update - July 2007