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Yahoo and Upcoming, Sitting In A Tree  —  Two years ago, I launched and announced it to the world.  Today, along with my partners Gordon Luk and Leonard Lin, I'm unbelievably proud to announce that is now a member of the Yahoo! family.  —  I've always had a warm and fuzzy feeling about Yahoo.
Yahoo! Search blog:
What's Upcoming at Yahoo! Local  —  As readers of the Yahoo! Search blog know, our vision is a far-reaching one — to enable people to find, use, share, and expand all human knowledge.  —  Events are a particularly exciting area of human knowledge — chock full of rich local, social, and temporal data.
¿Y!  Tu? (aka Holy Schmoly, aka Leeerrooooy Jeeenkinns)  —  (links filled as they come, check out the upcoming update, refresh css)  —  It seems like the cool thing for all my friends to do these days is to announce that they're now working for Yahoo! I think you know where this is heading …
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Yahoo! Acquires  —  Today marks the day that Yahoo! has officially acquired  Here's the official announcement, which covers the basics: … Tackling the tricky problems behind events is a worthy challenge.  Many sites make an attempt to be a calendar on the Internet …
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Yahoo Inc. Acquires  —  Yahoo Inc. Acquires Event Planning Site  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc. has acquired, an online event planning site that's expected to infuse the Internet powerhouse with more content about local communities.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Single-play DVDs?  It's a hoax  —  On the Internet, a hoax can spread just as fast as a genuine news story.  That's the lesson from the bogus story published in an obscure UK business magazine yesterday that claimed Microsoft is about to unleash a new single-play DVD format.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Andreessen's Ning unveiled  —  We woke up this morning to the buzz of Ning, the start-up co-founded by Marc Andreessen, the guy who co-founded Netscape.  —  We were alerted by a tipster in the wee hours this morning, but we see it is already No. 7 on words searched at Technorati — at least as of this writing.
Phoenix / Search Engine Roundtable:
Save Jeeves!  Pask Ask Employee Speaks Out  —  Save Jeeves, so says a very concerned blogger!  It appears one of the past employees of Ask are getting up in arms about the decision from Ask/IAC to sack the butler.  He apparently has a following that is voicing their dismay at loosing him eventually.
Kimberly Tassin / PR Newswire:
MFORMA Completes $30 Million Financing Round Led by Institutional Venture Partners  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — MFORMA Group Inc., a leading global publisher and distributor of mobile entertainment, has raised $30 million in a third round of institutional financing.
Microsoft FAT Patents Get Thumbs Down  —  Updated: The USPTO has rejected two key patent applications around FAT, but Microsoft still believes it has a good chance of triumphing.  Open-source vendors are holding their breath.  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected …
Mary Jo Foley /
'GoogleOffice': A Microsoft Office Killer?  —  If 'GoogleOffice' ever materializes, it won't be going head-to-head with Microsoft Office.  Instead, expect some new MSN services in the pipeline to emerge as Redmond's secret weapons.  —  To hear Sun, Google and the Anything But Microsoft campers tell it …
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Philadelphia to Be City of Wireless Web  —  Philadelphia yesterday announced a plan to build the biggest municipal wireless Internet system in the nation, the latest of a growing number of cities to treat high-speed Web access as a basic municipal service like water, electricity and trash collection.

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