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: Jeff Clavier's Software Only, The Intuitive Life …, Things That, Search Engine Journal, SEO by the SEA, B.L. Ochman's weblog, Somewhat Frank, Texas Venture Capital …, Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Blogspotting, Geeking with Greg, Weblogsky, Business Blog Consulting, Search Engine Lowdown, Microsoft News Tracker, @rgumente 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.
Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Publisher Network Expanding This Spring — Yahoo Publisher Network Expanding This Spring — Yahoo is preparing its answer to Google AdSense, the Yahoo Publisher Network, and has been going about the launch of their contextual advertising offering in a slow and careful fashion.
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
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Yahoo! Giving Up on Search? Hey, Wait Just A Gosh Darn Minute! — So every morning one of the first sites that I visit is Memeorandum. I won't try to over-hype Memeorandum here, as we're all pretty familar with it at this point, but for those of you who have been hiding in the desert under …
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.
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Dan Gillmor sums up an experiment in citizen journalism
Paul R. La Monica / CNN:
Disney buys Pixar — House of Mouse is teaming up with Pixar in a $7.4 billion deal. Steve Jobs to become board member at Disney. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Mickey Mouse and Nemo are now corporate cousins. Walt Disney has announced that it is buying Pixar, the animated studio led …
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Opera Mini: Best Mobile Web Browser Bar None — I think the new Opera Mini is just about the best thing I've ever seen on a mobile phone. Really! It's easily the best Java app I've ever seen, and actually I think it's probably the best Mobile Web Browser there is out there - native smart phone apps included.
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
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.
Samsung Pint-Sized Projector Is Real & Here — Samsung is such a cool company. Sony may have the chic, but who else could come up with this little gem. The SP-P300ME is Samsung's new pal-sized pocket projector, costs just £499 ($889), and is available soon.
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.
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 …
Chad Essley / cartoonmonkey.com:
ArtRage 2.0 - The Review: — A few readers have written in to ask that I do a comparison between ArtRage 2.0, and Alias Sketchbook Pro 2.0. — While Alias Sketchbook Pro costs US $179.00, the full, registered version of ArtRage 2 costs a mere $20. — Does ArtRage 2 stand up to Sketchbook Pro in 2 terms of quality / features?
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 …
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.
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