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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
All the News That You Can Use.  And More.  —  NEWS enthusiasts, rejoice.  A Web site is being introduced today that will not only let you find articles on the topic of your choice from hundreds of newspapers and magazines, it will also alert you to all the other news accounts floating around cyberspace …
Rali /  Not Really...  [by rafat] :, a 55-person NYC-based news search startup, launched in beta today, and NYT covers it.  The company has been formed by Neal Goldman, the former founder and CEO of CapitalIQ (which got bought out by McGraw-Hill last year for $225 million).
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
A New RSS Reader Hits Town, But How Many Will Survive?  —  There's a new web-based RSS reader in town.  It's called inform.  What differentiates inform from others is that you can easily dig deeper into any news story by drilling into its relevant topics, people, places, industries and organizations.
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
Google: Kill Blogspot Already!!!  —  In the past few days, I've been inundated with an enormous amount of subscribed search spam for designated keywords.  To the tune of hundreds, if not THOUSANDS, of bunk entries.  Who knew "lockergnome" and "pirillo" would be THAT popular?!
Splogsplosion  —  Holy cow, I just wrote about splogs and over this weekend, they've exploded.  At eight when I looked at my PubSub feed, there were 31 entries, 30 splog.  Just now at 9:45 there are 15 more.  Technorati and Google feed search are similarly infested.
Clive Thompson / New York Times:
Meet the Life Hackers  —  In 2000, Gloria Mark was hired as a professor at the University of California at Irvine.  Until then, she was working as a researcher, living a life of comparative peace.  She would spend her days in her lab, enjoying the sense of serene focus that comes …
Detroit News:
FBI puts stop to spam king  —  Agents close up shop by seizing equipment from bulk e-mailer's W. Bloomfield home in recent raid.  —  Michigan's unapologetic king of bulk e-mail is in trouble again.  This time, an FBI raid has closed what some consider one of the world's largest houses of spam.
Discussion: Things That … … and OpsanBlog
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Since coming back to the Bay Area, most weekends when I'm in town I have breakfast with Steve Gillmor on Saturday morning.  A few weeks ago, I asked a couple of other people to join us, and maybe soon I'll ask more.  Not sure how to do this, but it's becoming interesting.
Discussion: ben barren
Nick Bradbury:
Web 2.01 Release Notes  —  It's been over a week since the last "What is Web 2.0" meme made the rounds, which on the internet is a long time.  So, it's due for a minor revision (it is a perpetual beta, after all).  —  WEB 2.01 RELEASE NOTES  —  REVISION 1: It's about providing something useful, not something trendy.
Discussion: Alex Barnett blog
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo 7.3 is 7.2.1 And Other News  —  I managed to corner some more TiVo folks here at DigitalLife and take some interesting photos.  —  What I conveniently called system software 7.3 yesterday turns out to be 7.2.1, for those of you keeping score.  I looked closer at the "Overlap Protection" …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Cool, a Video iPod.  Want to Watch 'Lost'?  —  THE introduction of Apple Computer's video iPod last Wednesday was greeted as an epochal event.  The portable, personal, digital world - as you've no doubt heard by now - is here, and there is no turning back.
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
With 'Vingle,' Apple Looks to Branch Way Out  —  What is Steve Jobs going to pull out of the sleeve of that black turtleneck next?  —  Domination of the Web, if you believe the trademarks Apple Computer Inc. filed at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on Oct. 7.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
HOW WEBLOGS INC GAMES THE SYSTEM  —  It just occured to me: You know those posts Weblogs Inc feeds us about once a week, the ones that tell us "The Best Of Weblogs Inc"?  They're all gaming Technorati.  —  See, the latest one of these "posts" contains 69 links to other Weblogs properties, and Technorati counts every single one.
Business Week:
Top 100 Global Brands Scoreboard  —  The table that follows ranks 100 global brands that have a value greater than $1 billion.  The brands were selected according to two criteria.  They had to be global in nature, deriving 20% or more of sales from outside their home country.

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