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Bindu Reddy / Official Google Blog:
First Base  —  Today we're excited to announce Google Base, an extension of our existing content collection efforts like web crawl, Google Sitemaps, Google Print and Google Video.  Google Base enables content owners to easily make their information searchable online.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Base Launched.  Yuck.  —  Google Blog officially announces the launch of Google Base.  We previously anticipated the launch of Google Base (along with everyone else) in late October.  —  Bottom Line: This is not a very interesting application in its current form.
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Poking At Google Base  —  Well, Google Base is here.  I think the most telling thing about Google Base for me will not be today, tomorrow, or even next month but five or six months from now, when we can see what kind of content is being added, how much content is being added …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ALL YOUR BASE ARE GOOGLE, THE LAUNCH  —  It's happening: Google Base is launching.  (Check the Google Blog for a post, I am sure there will be one.)  I plan to talk to Google about this, though what with leaving for London and all, I may not be able to.  Suffice to say, this is a major undertaking …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
MY EXPERIENCE WITH GOOGLE BASE  —  So, to properly experience Google Base, I submitted an "item", namely my article on Google Base.  You can read it here, and you can view all (one) of my Google Base "items" at my Google Base store page.  —  So, problems:
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Google Base is now live
Discussion: EBB
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
All your base belong to Google?
Discussion: The RSS Blog
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Aims for the Classified Ads Business
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Google Base goes live - it's more than just about classifieds
Discussion: SiliconBeat and
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
Yahoo to Add 5 Gawker Media Blogs to Web Site  —  Yahoo Inc. is adding daily feeds from five popular bloggers to its Web site, the latest move by the Internet giant to spice up its news and entertainment offerings with irreverent content.  —  The firm's licensing deal with privately held …
Staci /
Yahoo, Gawker Join Forces In Licensing, Distribution Deal : Once again, Nick Denton zigs where Jason Calacanis zags.  Instead of shopping Gawker Media, Denton is teaming up with Yahoo for the blog network's first multi-blog major distribution deal.  Dozens of posts from Gawker's five best-known blogs …
Gawker blogs land Yahoo distribution deal
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
The DRM grinch who stole Christmas  —  Are you hoping that Santa will put a portable audio player in your stocking this year?  Or, are you thinking about stuffing someone else's stocking with one.  Then all I have to say to you is buyer beware.  As these devices become more mainstream …
Discussion: Peer Pressure
Wall Street Journal:
Top Web Sites Build Up Ad Backlog, Raise Rates  —  Prime Spots Are Sold Out  —  Months Ahead as Marketers  —  Shift Dollars From TV, Print  —  As marketers shift dollars from TV and print media to the Internet, more Web sites are hanging "sold out" signs on their most coveted pages and dramatically raising ad rates.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Creating false scarcity in advertising
Discussion: Online News Squared
Colin Campbell /
Report - 'Only 80 Games a Year Will Succeed'  —  A new report on the risks involved in game publishing and development has been released suggesting that, in the next generation, as few as 80 games a year will turn a profit.  —  Development costs in the next generation are set to rise …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Cmdr Zorg / Game + Life Review:
BLUE SKY IN GAMES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED  —  Games need BLUE SKIES!  Games need BRIGHT YELLOW SUNS!  Games need RED AND BLUE THINGS in them!  We want to play in a HAPPY PRETEND LAND, not a s**t version of an American slum full of mixed-race gangsters wearing licensed sportswear!
Discussion: Joystiq and Guardian Unlimited
Nokia to extend leadership in enterprise mobility with acquisition of Intellisync  —  Combined product portfolios will provide more choice for carriers and businesses  —  New York, USA - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Intellisync (NASDAQ: SYNC) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement …
Discussion: Om Malik, Mark Evans and MobileTracker
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Hot Donkey!  Premium CableCARD HDTV in Microsoft's Media Center Coming in 2006  —  Hot Donkey.  Per the press release below, it's official: expect to see CableCARD HDTV Support in Vista due out before Christmas next year.  As those of you who read my blog know, lack of premium HDTV …
Discussion: Engadget and Zatz Not Funny
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Publisher Network Debuts RSS Feed Ads  —  Yahoo Publisher Network Debuts RSS Feed Ads  —  Yahoo Publisher Network, which is in beta testing, has added RSS feed advertising, available for Wordpress and MovableType powered blogs, to its selection of site and blog monetization and publishing tools.

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