Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Portals 2.0 flesh out their product lines — Tristan Louis has compiled some excellent comparison charts of products across the Big 4 Internet companies - Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL [nb: Tristan's site was down when I checked, but you can also access his post here on Google cache].
Scott Gatz / Scott Gatz's Blog:
Google building Yahoo 2.0? — Jeremy Zawodny posted (in reaction to Reading the Google Tea Leaves) his opinion that Google is building Yahoo 2.0.: … Dave Winer responded quite astutely: … I really look at the whole thing another way. Google is replaying Yahoo's playbook circa 1996.
Michael / michael parekh on IT:
ON GOOGLE BEING YAHOO! 2.0 AND THE ROAD TO PORTAL 2.0 — One of the most popular discussions today on tech.memeorandum is around Yahoo!'s Jeremy Zawodny's (aka Yahoo!'s "Scoble") post titled "Google is Building Yahoo! 2.0". As Om Malik pithily summarizes it,
Discussion: Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab
Susan Kuchinskas / internetnews.com:
Amazon Gets Patents on Consumer Reviews — Review your local dry cleaner, pay $10 million? — User reviews are a hot new content area, being used by Google (Quote, Chart), Yahoo (Quote, Chart) and MSN to sweeten their local search results. But as of Thursday, such consumer reviews …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
And the Emmy for Best Actor on iPods Goes to ... LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 - The newest award in broadcasting excellence gives new meaning to the line Gloria Swanson made famous in "Sunset Boulevard": "I am big. It's the pictures that got small." — The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Big Awards for Little Screens...Emmys for Non-TV Content
Mobile phones making a monkey out of Japanese — Going bananas over mobile phones for so many years is turning Japanese into monkeys, according to Sapio (11/23). — Nobuo Masataka, a professor at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute and author of the monster best seller …
Tom Sanders / vnunet.com:
SAP dismisses open source innovation — 'IP socialism is the worst that can happen,' argues SAP president Shai Agassi — Open source will fail to deliver innovation and is more likely to break applications, according to Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group at SAP.
Discussion: Open Source
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's ad pitch underpins Net moves — Microsoft's grand ambitions for free services rest on one thing: its ability to get to know you better. — The company has outlined a whole host of things it would like to offer as part of its "Live" services effort.
Discussion: The Voice of Online …
Nintendo hints at coming price war — Revolution may lowball competitors to help attract consumer eyes. — Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris — NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - While the Xbox 360 is going to be dominating the media spotlight for the next few weeks (and possibly months) …
Ryan Block / Engadget: Reggie's latest Revolution spiel: low-cost and no HD
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Joystiq: Reggie spills the beans: Nintendo's next-gen tactics + DS nip-tuck
Riva Richmond / SmartMoney.com:
UPDATE: Google Weighing Test Of Print Ads In Newspapers — NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Google Inc. (GOOG) is considering testing print advertisements in Chicago newspapers, in a sign that the Internet giant, to date seen primarily as a threat to traditional media, could also become an ally.
Matt Haughey / PVRblog:
Get TiVo for only 16.95* including the box! — Interesting, it looks like TiVo's moving to the cellphone business model completely, offering a free TiVo box for a slightly higher monthly charge. No word on if the monthly changes after the 1 year contract is up, but great to see TiVo trying new stuff.
Advent Solar Secures $30 Million in Series C Funding; Company to build a 25 megawatt solar cell plant at Mesa del Sol — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 10, 2005—Advent Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced solar cells and modules, announced today that it has secured $30 million in Series C funding.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Advent, the hot solar market, and the Silicon Valley cluster
How digg Uncovers the News — The founders of the wildly popular tech-news site explain how their mass of users sift and rank stories. Now they've got expansion plans — Overwhelmed by the fast-multiplying amount of content on the Web? Breathe easy: digg.com could provide some guidance, and some relief.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Measuring podcasts — I've long contended that we need to find a way to measure audience for podcasts and vlogs so we can, if we want, attach ads and get support. If we don't find an open way to do these things, companies such as Audible will come up with closed, expensive ways such as this:
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO Book.com:
LINK SPAM DETECTION BASED ON MASS ESTIMATION — Not sure how many people believe TrustRank is in effect in the current Google algorithm, but I would be willing to bet it is. Recently another link quality research paper came out by the name of Link Spam Detection Based on Mass Estimation [PDF].
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