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4:00 PM ET, August 15, 2007

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Citrix Systems:
Citrix to Enter Server and Desktop Virtualization Markets with Acquisition of XenSource  —  Combination of Citrix and XenSource Accelerates the Mainstreaming of Virtualization and Strengthens End-to-End Application Delivery Strategy  —  Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) …
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Citrix to buy virtualization company XenSource for $500 million  —  One day after a spectacular public offering of virtualization company VMWare, Citrix Software said that it intends to acquire open-source virtualization company XenSource for about $500 million.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and alarm:clock
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Citrix to buy XenSource for $500 million; open-source company …
Discussion: VC Ratings
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Why Wi-Fi Networks Are Floundering  —  Faced with weak user demand, AT&T and other telecoms are stepping up pressure on cities to foot more of the bill for muni Wi-Fi projects  —  The static crackling around municipal wireless networks is getting worse.  —  San Francisco Wi-Fi …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
DIRECTV plugs into broadband over power line
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
DirecTV to Partner with Current on BPL
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Xandros expands Microsoft partnership  —  (InfoWorld) - Linux distributor Xandros is licensing messaging protocols from Microsoft as part of an expansion of the partnership the two companies forged in June.  —  Xandros, which offers desktop and server versions of Linux …
Discussion: The Register
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
Xandros, Microsoft Make Scalix Mail Server Exchange Friendly  —  Microsoft licenses Exchange protocols to Linux distributor Xandros for use in Scalix mail server.  —  In a surprising move, Microsoft and Linux distributor Xandros announced on Aug. 15 a messaging protocol license …
Villu Arak / Skype Blogs:
Skype 2.7 for Mac beta is out  —  We've now released Skype 2.7 for Mac beta.  With "beta" on the label, there may be some wrinkles, kinks and unsprayed bugs which we'll remove in time for a public release.  With that in mind, feel free to download and play with it.  —  Here's what's new:
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Skype 2.7 for Mac beta integrates Address Book contacts
Discussion: Mashable!
Reuters:
Court acquits allofmp3.com site owner  —  MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) — A Russian court found the former boss of music download Web site www.allofmp3.com not guilty of breaching copyright on Wednesday in a case considered a crucial test of Russia's commitment to fighting piracy.
Discussion: Information Overlord
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Reuters:
Russian court acquits music site owner
Discussion: Inquirer
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HDMI-equipped Xbox 360 Premiums still carry 90nm chips  —  Well it appears that despite all of our wishing, hoping, and positive-thinking exercises, Microsoft has failed to deliver on a small dream of ours, namely, 65nm chips for the new HDMI-rocking Xbox 360 Premiums.
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Inquirer
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Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
New HDMI Xbox 360 Premiums Still Use 90nm Chips
Discussion: DigitalBattle
Brett Tabke / PubCon Conference Blog:
PubCon Street Tips: Giving a Kick Ass Presentation  —  PubCon Street Tips on Giving Presentations : Investing in our Speakers  —  "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking.  Number two is death.  Death is number two.  —  This means to the average person …
Discussion: Joe Duck, Traffick and digg
USA Today:
How many trees did your iPhone bill kill?  —  LOS ANGELES — Early adopters of Apple's iPhone are getting their first service bills from AT&T (ATT) — and some customers say they are so detailed they belong in libraries.  —  Justine Ezarik, a Pittsburgh graphic designer and active Internet blogger, got her first bill on Saturday.
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Scott Karp Launches Journalist-Powered News Aggregator (I Think).  —  If you're wondering what Scott Karp, uber-smart new media blogger at publishing2.com, has been up to (well, I have — but that tells you the extent of what my life is like at the moment) is launching a new service this fall called Publish2.com.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook + iPhone = UltraCool  —  A pairing of the two most hyped tech products of the year: Facebook released what is arguably the single best iPhone-customized website to date at iphone.facebook.com.  Like the Netvibes iPhone site which launched late yesterday, it isn't much to look at in a normal browser.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Dumps Limelight (LLNW) for Akamai (AKAM)  —  More troubles for content delivery network Limelight Networks (LLNW), via their 10-Q, filed yesterday.  News Corp.'s MySpace has apparently dropped Limelight as its primary CDN, opting for larger rival Akamai Technologies.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Major copyright case to test First Sale Doctrine, possibly shrinkwrap EULAs  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken up the case of a California man who has been sued by Universal Music Group for selling promotional CDs.  Like other record labels, UMG distributes free CDs to radio stations …
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Banks on SmartAds To Lift Display Business  —  In the middle of Yahoo Inc.'s plan to reinvigorate its big, sluggish display-advertising business lies a new breed of diminutive, chameleon-like advertisements.  —  The ads, which the Internet giant began offering to travel-industry advertisers …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Management Shuffle at Facebook  —  They are not even public and already the corporate two-step is being danced at Facebook.  One thing is clear: Founder Mark Zuckerberg (pictured left) is surely in charge at the hotter-than-Paris-Hilton social-networking site, as evidenced by a recent reshuffling of duties at the private company.
Discussion: paidContent.org, GigaOM and Valleywag
BBC:
Tiny wind engines cool computers  —  Minuscule wind engines could help to take computing power to the next level, scientists believe.  —  US researchers have developed a prototype device that creates a "breeze" made up of charged particles, or ions, to cool computer chips.
Discussion: Engadget, Digital Trends and Gizmodo
 
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Discussion: Adium News
Stephan Spencer / CNET News.com:
Google browser rumors surface again
Discussion: TechCrunch
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
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Discussion: BlueBlog and Feld Thoughts
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: Cable companies facing big bandwidth crunch