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8:20 PM ET, August 15, 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
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: alarm:clock
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Former AllOfMP3 boss found "not guilty" in Russian court
Discussion: P2P Blog
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
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 …
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
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: iPhone World
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook + iPhone = UltraCool
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
 
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Ubuntu servers hacked to attack others
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Major copyright case to test First Sale Doctrine, possibly shrinkwrap EULAs
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