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Google buys DoubleClick for $3.1bn cash

Internet text-ad broker Google has purchased leading computer-tracking cookie provider DoubleClick for $3.1bn cash, the two companies announced today.
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IRS warns late tax filers of scam sites

The IRS issued an alert late today, warning of a "new tax scam... that lures taxpayers into filing tax information on a site masquerading as a member of the Free File Alliance".
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ICANN board member berates 'woefully unprepared' DHS

Amid the outcry over allegations that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants the security keys to the DNSSEC encryption technology slowly – very slowly – being adopted by internet overlord ICANN, one ICANN board member, the refreshingly candid Susan Crawford, has recently taken her own swipe at security standards in place at the DHS.
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Salesforce.com broadens Apex to Web 2.0

Software as a Service (SaaS) pioneer salesforce.com plans to expand its Apex development platform to embrace the emerging world of enterprise Web 2.0 applications.
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Microsoft mugged over VC-1 codec patent terms

Comment We meet people on the various IPTV, mobile TV and web video circuits who always comment that VC-1, after a flying start, has fallen back and that pretty much these days the codec of choice is either VP6 from On2 Technologies for web video and H.264 for everything else, with no VC-1 in sight.
Faultline, 14 2007
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Moniker.com to auction gambling domains at Casino Affiliate Convention

House of Cards Moniker.com , the ICANN accredited registrar will hold the first silent auction of premium online gambling domains at the Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam. All attendees at the convention, which takes place the first week of May, will be provided with a password to allow them to bid on the available domains, according to online reports, Those unlucky enough to be unable to attend the Amsterdam extravaganza will be able to bid on Moniker’s website for $99.