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4:30 PM ET, August 15, 2007

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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
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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) …
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Citrix to buy XenSource for $500 million; open-source company valuations skyrocketing (UPDATED)  —  Wow.  The ink was barely dry on my critique of Tim O'Reilly's position on whether proprietary companies will buy up the open-source companies, and along comes the news that Citrix is buying XenSource.
Discussion: VC Ratings
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Citrix + XenSource: Microsoft's worst nightmare or dream-come-true?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Citrix Buys VMware Rival XenSource; Will Someone Now Buy Citrix?
Discussion: Between the Lines
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  —  There's been a lot of buzz over the iPhone optimized version of Facebook in the past couple of days, and with good reason—it rocks.  It does nearly everything the full version of Facebook can do, sans apps from the Facebook apps platform …
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
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Reuters:
HarperCollins to Launch Digital Book Content for iPhone
Discussion: WebProNews
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
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.
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.
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 …
 
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