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5:05 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
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Citrix breaks the bank to get XenSource
Discussion: Rough Type and Andrew Lark
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Citrix + XenSource: Microsoft's worst nightmare or dream-come-true?
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
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.
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK FOR IPHONE DOUBLES AS A MASSIVE PHONEBOOK
Discussion: Mashable!
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! and Macworld
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
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.
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.
Associated Press:
Book excerpts to be viewed on iPhone  —  NEW YORK - The publishing world is linking up to the iPhone.  —  HarperCollins announced Wednesday that it had set up a special link, http://mobile.harpercollins.com, that will allow browsers to view excerpts from more than a dozen new releases …
Wei Wang / avertlabs.com:
More on the Yahoo! Messenger Webcam 0day....  Earlier today Karthik had blogged about details of a new zero day in Yahoo! Messenger being published on some security forums in China, we got a chance to dig a bit deeper into this and were able to reproduce the vulnerability on Yahoo! …
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 …
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 …
Matt Kinsman / FOLIO:
Ziff Davis Won't Make Interest Payment Due Today  —  "This is the first step in the public, ugly dismantling of one of the most storied companies in our business," says an observer.  —  Ziff Davis Media Inc. announced that it is exploring options to restructure its debt …
 
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Jasmine France / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Tami Abdollah / Los Angeles Times:
LAX outage is blamed on a single computer
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Some Toys 'R' Us stores selling BioShock early
Kevin Massy / CNET News.com:
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Defense Industry Daily:
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Discussion: DailyTech, The Register and Gizmodo
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Welcome to blognation Canada
Discussion: One By One Media and Argolon
Shaun Nichols / vnunet:
Electronic Arts delays OS X games
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel's 'Penryn' to launch 11 November
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John Leyden / The Register:
Shark 2 dumbs down Trojan creation
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost Publications:
Microsoft Inks Deal For Advertising Watermarking Method
Scott Duke Harris / Mercury News:
VMware IPO: Silicon Valley giant is born
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
HDMI-equipped Xbox 360 Premiums still carry 90nm chips
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and Inquirer
Marketing Week:
NATMAGS AXES ONLINE TEEN TITLE JELLYFISH
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
C4[1] in a Nut … Here's some of what you missed:
Stephan Spencer / CNET News.com:
Google browser rumors surface again
Discussion: TechCrunch
BBC:
Tiny wind engines cool computers
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
Google confirms “a small subset of users” have been temporarily unable to access the News tab filter in search results pages as part of ongoing testing

Katie Kilkenny / The Hollywood Reporter:
An interview with studio owner Tyler Perry, who says he's putting an $800M studio expansion in Atlanta on hold after seeing the capabilities of OpenAI's Sora

 
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