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8:30 AM ET, August 16, 2007

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Tai Adelaja / The Moscow Times:
AllofMP3 Survives First Test In Court  —  Moscow's Cheremushkin District Court cited poor work by prosecutors Wednesday in finding Denis Kvasov, the former owner of digital music site AllofMP3.com, not guilty of violating intellectual property laws.  —  Kvasov was the general director …
Discussion: Slyck and TechSpot News
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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Removes Blog Showing Leaked Facebook Code  —  FacebookSecrets, the blog that posted the accidentally released source code for the Facebook main index page, has been taken down.  The blog was hosted on the Google-owned Blogger blog network and was removed pursuant to a DMCA take down notice from Facebook.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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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!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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:
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 …
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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
M:Metrics Home:
Mobile Social Networking Has 12.3 Million Friends in the US and Western Europe  —  MySpace has largest mobile network in the United States and UK; MSN/Windows Live Spaces is preferred in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.  —  M:Metrics, the mobile media authority, today released …
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.
David Weiss:
Numbers  —  One of the great benefits of working at Microsoft is that when you add a new little one to your family, you get 1 month of paid paternity leave.  Recently, we've had the opportunity to take advantage of this benefit.  Since our little baby was born, I've been home working as Mr. Mom.
Discussion: MacUser
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
Discussion: BoomTown
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 …
Phone Arena:
Verizon prepares 15 still unannounced phones for release  —  We got our hands on a document showing the product line of Verizon Wireless for the whole 2007 and there are plenty of new phones in there!  There are photos of both already available phones and of ones that are still not announced even by the manufacturer.
Discussion: Mobility Site and Engadget Mobile
Glenn / Coolfer:
EMI's New Digital Strategy May Have Prevented A Worse June/July Slide  —  About a month ago I posted a graph that showed EMI's year-to-date market shares for digital albums and CDs.  The cumulative figures showed EMI's digital market share had increased in the month after the company dropped DRM at iTunes.
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
The Great Advertising Share Shift: Google Sucks Life Out Of Old Media  —  [From Silicon Alley Insider] Everyone talks about advertising dollars shifting online, but when you're fighting all day in the trenches it's tough to get a handle on what this really means.  Here's what it means:
Robert Block / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Expand Domestic Use Of Spy Satellites  —  The U.S.'s top intelligence official has greatly expanded the range of federal and local authorities who can get access to information from the nation's vast network of spy satellites in the U.S.  —  The decision, made three months ago …
Discussion: Chris Pirillo, All Points Blog and digg
 
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Freewebs Redesign Aims to Incorporate More Web 2.0
Discussion: digg
Sam / Prototype JavaScript framework:
Prototype 1.6.0 release candidate
Macworld UK:
MACWORLD MARKETPLACE  —  At Ciao you can read consumer reviews …
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 PDF Tricks
Discussion: digg
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
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon asks FCC to stop reduced rates for competitors
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
New York Times Select Rumor - Data Perspective
Nick / Rough Type:
VMware, Xen and the hardware business
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Opera patches a critical JavaScript flaw
Jasmine France / CNET News.com:
SanDisk drops price on the Sansa Connect
Discussion: Gizmodo
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Live from AppDevCon in San Francisco
Discussion: appfuel and Got Ads?
Matt Kinsman / FOLIO:
Ziff Davis Won't Make Interest Payment Due Today
Tami Abdollah / Los Angeles Times:
LAX outage is blamed on a single computer
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK FOR IPHONE DOUBLES AS A MASSIVE PHONEBOOK