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Bill Burnham / Burnham's Beat:
RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web  —  There has been a lot of talk about Google Base today on the web and much of the reaction appears to be either muted or negative.  The lack of enthusiasm seems to be driven by the fact that the GUI is pretty rudimentary and doesn't provide …
Michael / michael parekh on IT:
ON WHY GOOGLE BASE IS A REALLY BIG DEAL  —  Well, after weeks of speculation and anticipation, Google Base is officially announced and out.  And as it is with things, the hype set the stage for initial, general disappointment.  —  Around the blog landscape this morning, the initial vote seems lukewarm, as seen on memeorandum.
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
Google Base II  —  Made it to the airport, despite moose in the road.  —  First time at an airport since 9/11.  Had to unload each laptop in their own trays, my shoes, my coat, and my camera into separate trays (not to mention my two bags).  But security was very nice and helpful.  And hey!
Discussion: Danny Ayers, Raw Blog and EBB
Om Malik / On Broadband, VoIP …:
Google's Riya Designs?  —  Exclusive: To paraphrase a popular Bollywood ditty, Is Google singing O Riya!  O Riya!  —  Since this past Thursday, I have heard whispers that Riya, a Redwood City, California-based photo service is being courted by Google.  Now this rumor has been repeated …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google purchasing Riya?
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and ben barren
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
Saving the Net: How to Keep the Carriers from Flushing the Net Down the Tubes  —  We're hearing tales of two scenarios—one pessimistic, one optimistic—for the future of the Net.  If the paranoids are right, the Net's toast.  If they're not, it will be because we fought to save it, perhaps in a new way we haven't talked about before.
Wall Street Journal:
What the In-Crowd Knows  —  From Hollywood to Wall Street,  —  Our Guide to the Blogs  —  Insiders Read to Stay Current  —  The music industry has one, Wall Street bankers have several and even CPAs have come around.  —  No self-respecting industry these days is without a must-read blog.
Discussion: The Stalwart and Adrants
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Netflix Presents at Lehman Brothers Small Cap Conference  —  This post should not be construed as financial advice.  Davis Freeberg is both a shareholder and current customer of Netflix.  —  Barry McCarthy, the Chief Financial Officer of Netflix gave one of the best investor presentations I've ever heard …
Schoolgirl wins Google doodle competition  —  A London schoolgirl has beaten hundreds of rivals in a competition to create a doodle for Google's U.K. Web site.  —  Lisa Wainaina, aged 11, triumphed with her drawing called "The Day of the Child."  As a reward, she received an upper case …
David Kesmodel / Wall Street Journal:
Thanks to Web Ads, Some Find New Money in Domain Names  —  Internet domain names are a hot commodity again.  But unlike the 1990s, when speculators bought up Web addresses in hopes of reselling them later for a big payday, many of today's purchases are aimed at cashing in on the boom in online advertising.
Grace Kwak / Official Google Blog:
Knowledge is power  —  We launched Google Sitemaps this past summer as a way for webmasters to give us information we could use to better crawl their sites.  Since then, we've been adding to the kinds of information we give back.  In our latest release, we provide even more interesting statistics …
Discussion: Solution Watch
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Afraid of Commitment?  Try a Pop-up Blog  —  In a bid to lower the barrier to entry that keep many corporations from beginning to blog, marketing services firm ElectricArtists has come up with an option for the commitment-phobic — the "pop-up" blog.  —  Unrelated to the loathsome pop-up ad …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Mossberg's Favorite Tech Blogs  —  Every day, I scan dozens of blogs, on politics, sports, news, and, of course, personal technology — the topic I write about.  Here are some of my favorite tech blogs.  Like all blogs, these range from mere roundups of items elsewhere on the Web to outpourings of personal opinion.
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Planning Intel-Ready iBook Debut for January  —  November 17, 2005 - Apple is planning to release its first entry-level iBook laptops with Intel processors next January at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, highly reliable sources have confirmed to Think Secret.
Discussion: MacSlash
Jason McCabe Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Gawker's Yahoo deal  —  A bunch of folks have been pinging me about Gawker's Yahoo! deal and my thoughts.  My thoughts are: excellent!!!  Great for bloggers, great for Yahoo, and most of all great for consumers.  —  We're psyched that Scott Moore at Yahoo News understands and values blogs …
~ The Most Shocking Video Game Moments of All Time ~  —  Related Categories:  —  I am the first to admit that I spend entirely too much time in front of a computer monitor.  I am also the first to admit that the majority of the time in front of my computer is spent on video games.

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