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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 …
Discussion: pc4media, ben barren and 0xDECAFBAD
Michael Liedtke /
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.
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
An "eventful" day  —  With the Web 2.0 conference getting under way today, there'll be tons of news about new companies.  One company to present today is Zvents.  Founded by Ethan Stock and Tyler Kovacs, the private company says its mission "to be the best way to find events online.
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.
Jo Best /
Video iPod: From rumour to reality?  —  Let's examine the evidence...  With Apple confirming it will expand its product line on 12 October, could the Cupertino firm really be lining up an iPod capable of playing videos?  —  Second-guessing Apple's product launches has long been a favourite sport …
Discussion: PC World's Techlog and TechSpot
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.
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 …
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'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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