Jonathan Thaw / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance — Yahoo! Inc., one of the first Internet search companies, has capitulated to Google Inc. in the battle for market dominance. — "We don't think it's reasonable to assume we're going to gain a lot of share from Google," Chief Financial Officer Susan Decker said in an interview.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Jeff Clavier's Software Only, Things That, B.L. Ochman's weblog, Somewhat Frank, The Intuitive Life …, Texas Venture Capital …, Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Geeking with Greg, Weblogsky, Business Blog Consulting, Search Engine Lowdown, Microsoft News Tracker and WebProNews
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only: Yahoo gives up to Google on Search ? You really believe that ?
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog: Break it and they will come... I never really 'got' satellite radio.
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: Yahoo Happy to Maintain Search Marketshare Cause They're Going Social
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Yahoo Cedes Search to Google and So Do I — This story is sure news to me. Yahoo is going on record saying that it's not their goal to be No. 1 in Internet search. "We would be very happy to maintain our market share," CFO Susan Decker told Bloomberg. — That's it, I am no longer using Yahoo Search.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Yahoo! Giving Up on Search? Hey, Wait Just A Gosh Darn Minute!
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo: Not A Goal To Overtake Google In Search Market Share — Steve Rubel points to a Bloomberg news article, Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance, examining Yahoo CFO Susan Decker saying "It's not our goal to be No. 1 in Internet search. We would be very happy to maintain our market share."
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Dan Gillmor / Dan Gillmor's blog:
From Dan: A Letter to the Bayosphere Community — A little over a year ago, I left the San Jose Mercury News to pursue my passion for what we've come to call "citizen media" — the idea that anyone with something to say could use increasingly powerful and decreasingly expensive tools to say it, potentially for a global audience.
Silicon Valley Watcher:
The publishing industry is the new technology industry — [The following is a reply to a post by Dave Winer, the father of blogging, on his blog scripting.news, which doesn't accept comments, which is fine because we have hyperlinks :-) That's the beauty of the new media.)
J. Kyle Foster / Bloomberg:
Sprint Nextel Freezes Pension Plans — Competition in Wireless Drives Effort to Cut Labor Costs — Reston-based Sprint Nextel Corp. froze pension plans for almost half of its 80,000 employees and won't offer a fixed retirement benefit to new workers as the company cuts labor costs to compete with other wireless carriers.
Discussion: Om Malik on Broadband
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft TechED Europe 2006 in Amsterdam cancelled, evolving to 2 events in Barcelona — I just received official documentation that Microsoft TechED Europe 2006 in Amsterdam is cancelled. Teched Europe will evolve to 2 events (merging with IT Forum) and is rescheduled to November 2006 in Barcelona.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Apple's iWork emerges as rival to Microsoft Office — Corel bills its WordPerfect Office software as "the world's leading alternative to Microsoft Office." But when it comes to U.S. retail sales, Corel lost the No. 2 spot in 2005 to a somewhat unlikely competitor: Apple Computer's iWork.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
About that DOJ Request — I've waited several days and thought quite a bit before saying anything about the Department of Justice asking search engines for search data. I waited partly because I didn't want to say something I'd regret, and that was pretty likely to happen early on.
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
The Year of Living DRMishly — This year may be the year that gadget makers finally conquer the living room, replacing DVD players, VCRs and personal video recorders with all-in-one media devices that serve up HDTV, pre-recorded movies and digital music. If so, it will likely also be the year …
Grace Wong / CNN:
Setback for BlackBerry maker — High court rejects Research in Motion petition to review ruling that could shut e-mail service. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion was dealt a setback Monday after the Supreme Court turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against it.
Discussion: Shore Communications Inc.
Chris Morris / CNN:
An experiment failed — Majesco learns a hard lesson about the video game industry. — Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - On paper, the formula seems pretty solid. Blend original, critically acclaimed games with the reliable franchises based on well-known film licenses.
Shiny Media / Tech Digest:
3 pays punters to receive voice calls and text messages — To be honest I am still getting my head around this one, but it appears that UK 3G network 3 is now going to start paying customers to receive voice calls and text messages. Of course they don't receive cash, but rather credit …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Is There Hope for Content Brands? — Beneath all the buzz about Google re-taking the top spot as #1 Global brand is evidence of a worrisome trend for content brands, which supports the theory that Google is a brand killer. If you look at the U.S. & Canada results for the brandchannel survey across …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google co-founders cash in — Last month, the 32-year-old celebrity co-founders of Google each sold more than $160 million worth of their company's stock. — That may sound like the ultimate jackpot to most people, but to Sergey Brin and Larry Page it was just another month in their billionaire-in-a-year lives.
Emily / textually.org:
SNAKED PHONE — Snake is a fashion phone with an emotional body monitoring interface. Using the phone as a symbolic tool to display a well trained body and attract the surrounding. From Product Visionaires. — [via La Coctelera]
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
A-Hole bill would make a secret technology into the law of the land — If the controversial Analog Hole bill makes it into law, US technologists will have to obey a law whose most important details are a trade-secret. — The entertainment industry, always a bastion of media savvy …
Phil Sim / Squash:
Google News fatally flawed — By now if you're a web afficianado you'd know that Google News is out of beta . Big deal. The real meat in this story is Google's launch of a personalised news service , which it seems the company has been waiting to complete before it ripped up the beta sticker.
David Pescovitz / Boing Boing:
Michael Frumin's screen grab for 3D data — My friend Michael Frumin is a researcher director at tech/art gallery Eyebeam's OpenLab. His latest project is the OpenGLExtractor (OGLE), essentially a "screen grab" application for 3D data. For example, Frumin used his software to capture …
Jed Brown / Performancing.com:
Performancing Firefox 1.1 Delicious/Technorati Release! — That's right, as Nick promised last week, we've launched Performancing for Firefox 1.1! — So what's new in this release? — Read on for a complete walk-through of what 1.1 has to offer. — New features … Also new to this release:
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