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3:26 AM ET, August 16, 2007

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Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
Citrix Acquiring XenSource for $500 Million  —  Updated: The Citrix-XenSource deal comes during an important week for virtualization technology as VMware announced its long-anticipated IPO.  —  Citrix Systems is acquiring XenSource, whose founders helped develop the open-source Xen hypervsior …
Discussion: Digital Daily
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Nick / Rough Type:
VMware, Xen and the hardware business
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Citrix to buy XenSource for $500 million; open-source company …
Discussion: InfoWorld and Between the Lines
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Citrix + XenSource: Microsoft's worst nightmare or dream-come-true?
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Citrix to buy virtualization company XenSource for $500 million
Discussion: InfoWorld and alarm:clock
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Former AllOfMP3 boss found "not guilty" in Russian court  —  Former AllOfMP3 exec Denis Kvasov was found not guilty of copyright infringement in a Russian court today.  The trial, which has run for the last several months, was the first time that an AllOfMP3 employee had been charged in court …
Discussion: Techdirt and P2P Blog
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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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Developing: Online Video Site Bolt.com Shuts Down  —  We just received a tipoff that Bolt.com, the online video site that settled a lawsuit with Universal in March, has ceased operations and closed its website.  More on this as it develops, but for now this is the message on Bolt's website:
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.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:   Facebook shuffles adult supervision
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 …
Soso Sazesh / Techomical:
Facebook Secrets Blog Shutdown By Google?  —  The anonymous blog Facebook Secrets, that posted Facebook source code not once, but twice, has been shut down, either by author or by Google.  But one would have to assume it was by Google since the anonymous author had no method of contact on the blog …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Google Takes Down Blogger Site With Leaked Facebook Code
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! …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
New zero-day bug smacks Yahoo Messenger's Webcam
Discussion: avertlabs.com
Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Opposes Plan For Free Broadband  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to shut the door on a plan by a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to offer free wireless broadband Internet service everywhere in the U.S., the chief executive of the group said Wednesday.
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
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Sun and IBM promise operating system surprise  —  Sun Microsystems and IBM look set to hold a whopper of a press conference tomorrow with CEO Jonathan Schwartz and IBM's systems chief Bill Zeitler all geared up to talk.  —  What exactly will be the topic of discussion?  Who knows?
Discussion: PC World and Zoli's Blog
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
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon asks FCC to stop reduced rates for competitors  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is trying to shed requirements that the telecom giant give its competitors network access at reduced rates in Greater Boston and other markets on the Eastern Seaboard.  —  The company has petitioned …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Live from AppDevCon in San Francisco  —  I'm here at AppDevCon in San Francisco, a gathering of Facebook developers, entrepreneurs, and investors hosted by SocialMedia's Seth Goldstein at the offices of Fenwick & West.  —  Today's agenda:  —  12:30 - 1p: What is Engagement and why is it so important?
Discussion: appfuel and Got Ads?
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 …
Tami Abdollah / Los Angeles Times:
LAX outage is blamed on a single computer  —  City officials demand a full report on the U.S. Customs system failure and contingency plans.  —  U.S. Customs officials said Tuesday that they had traced the source of last weekend's system outage that left 17,000 international passengers stranded …
 
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Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
The Great Advertising Share Shift: Google Sucks Life Out Of Old Media
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Universal to track DRM-free music online via watermarking
Discussion: Bit Player
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
FM power to the people: FCC to offer noncommercial licenses
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Opera patches a critical JavaScript flaw
Jasmine France / CNET News.com:
SanDisk drops price on the Sansa Connect
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 Earlier Items: 
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Meet the new Mac productivity suite, same as the old productivity suite
Discussion: PR Newswire and MacSlash
Matt Kinsman / FOLIO:
Ziff Davis Won't Make Interest Payment Due Today
Jasmine France / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sirius releases Stiletto 2
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Some Toys 'R' Us stores selling BioShock early
Kevin Massy / CNET News.com:
Audi announces iPhone support
Defense Industry Daily:
Aerial Refueling: Look, Ma, No Hands!
Discussion: DailyTech, The Register and Gizmodo
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Ubuntu servers hacked to attack others
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Dumps Limelight (LLNW) for Akamai (AKAM)