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10:55 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
Discussion: alarm:clock
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Citrix + XenSource: Microsoft's worst nightmare or dream-come-true?
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Citrix to buy XenSource for $500 million; open-source company …
Discussion: VC Ratings
Nick / Rough Type:
VMware, Xen and the hardware business
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
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  —  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
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 …
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
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
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.
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
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Sun and IBM promise software 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
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:
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 …
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, Got Ads? and paidContent.org
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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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Sprint's new WiMax to be called 'Xohm'
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New Online Tool Unmasks Wikipedia Edits
Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
New York Times Select Rumor - Data Perspective
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
Matthew Wurtzel / Tech Confidential Blog:
Exclusive: HelioVolt closes $77M round
M:Metrics Home:
Mobile Social Networking Has 12.3 Million Friends in the US and Western Europe
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Meet the new Mac productivity suite, same as the old productivity suite
Discussion: MacDailyNews and MacSlash
 Earlier Items: 
Jasmine France / Crave: The gadget blog:
Sirius releases Stiletto 2
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK FOR IPHONE DOUBLES AS A MASSIVE PHONEBOOK
Discussion: TechCrunch
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Some Toys 'R' Us stores selling BioShock early
Kevin Massy / CNET News.com:
Audi announces iPhone support
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
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
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
C4[1] in a Nut … Here's some of what you missed:
USA Today:
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Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
ABC report: UK magazines' digital sales rose 15.4% YoY to an average of 2.6M per edition, including 1.2M from “all you can read” sales via Readly and others

Kristen Hare / Poynter:
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