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Vonage Holdings Corp.  —  Common Stock  —  This is the initial public offering of shares of our common stock.  All of the shares of common stock are being sold by us.  —  Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our common stock.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
2 Web Sites Push Further Into Services Real Estate Agents Offer  —  Two real estate Web sites are starting to offer services that could change the way real estate is bought and sold online.  —  One site,, which will be introduced today, will help consumers obtain …
Elinor Mills / CNET
How much is your house worth?  Zillow knows  —  A Seattle start-up is launching a Web site this week designed to help people get estimates on home valuations and gather all sorts of detailed information in their quest to sell or buy property.  —, a beta-test version of which will hit …
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Dell and Google in Bloatware Venture  —  I know it's hard to believe after my spit take on the new Google internets and my resounding yawn in the face of Gmail chatting, but in general I really like Google.  Or at least I did until it started spending billions on stupid ideas.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE SHARES SLAMMED ON BILLION-DOLLAR DELL DEAL  —  Google shares slipped $17 on reports that Google was thinking of paying a billion dollars to Dell to bundle its software.  Under the plan, Dell would preinstall Google's Toolbar and Desktop suite on 100 million computers …
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Songbird, the "open source iTunes killer," flies today  —  Xeni Jardin: Update: The Songbird site is overloaded right now, but here's a download mirror, and another.  Some discussion on this digg thread.  —  A team led by ex-Winamp-er Rob Lord today released a preview edition of Songbird …
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Google hires Amazon's search chief  —  Move deals setback to online rival's ambitions  —  In a blow to Inc.'s efforts to make a name for itself in search, the head of its online search effort is jumping ship to work for Google Inc.  —  Udi Manber, who has been chief executive …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
What's Wrong With Amazon A9 Search Engine
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Print Ads  —  You can now create Google AdWords in print publications like Information Week or Motor Trend.  Click on the magazine that picks your interest, enter your AdWords login & Customer ID (found in the upper right corner of your AdWords account), and select the ad space.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
Korea Plans to Build `Mobile Paradise'  —  South Korea plans to construct a ``mobile paradise,'' a special district next year, where people will be able to enjoy a seamless service from the world's latest wireless technologies.  —  The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) …
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
GMail code hints at coming domain feature  —  Google's GMail has been firing on all cylinders, but it could be on the verge of getting even more horsepower.  Based on information found buried deep within the javascript source, we can start to see the bigger picture for GMail — what else could they possibly add to this mail client?
Jason McCabe Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Dealing with Dummies, For Dummies***  —  As you can imagine I've gotten a lot of legal letters over the past 10 years, but this one might take the cake.  —  It turns out the dummies at Wiley don't want bloggers using "For Dummies" in their blog post titles—and they are searching …
Discussion: The Trademark Blog
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Tablet PC Actually Works  —  All my Mac friends are going to have an heart attack, because I an about to say something even I did not expect myself to say: I like Tablet PC!  (Whew... that took some effort!)  I just received a Lenovo X41 ThinkPad and have been playing around with it for about two days.
Anne 2.0:
More Web 3.0 Snark Bait  —  Adam Green calls James Corbett's Web 3.0 wonderings "snark bait."  Here's some more chum—bring on the snarks.  I've been thinking about what Web 3.0 will bring for two months now.  Two months ago I came back to tech after a five-year stop out and realized …
Discussion: Raw
Jcorbett / EirePreneur:
How Feed Grazing fits into Web 3.0  —  Danny Ayers is really grokking the idea of Feed Grazing and I love the mashup he's done to produce a dynamic OPML Reading List.  The next step is to produce dynamic OPML hierarchies and we'll be well on our way to Web 3.0 (Ok, ok, maybe just 2.5 ;-)
Discussion: Raw and Darwinian Web
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail's Chat Feature  —  As you may know, Gmail is currently rolling out a new chat feature.  It's like Google Talk, except that it's browser-based, and integrated right into Gmail.  Which makes sense, because Gmail often-times already feels like chat due to its "conversations" view (if the other person has Gmail too, that is).
Discussion: A View from the Isle and Coolz0r
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Prediction- Google-powered Star Office suite for Dell  —  CNBC reports that Google is in negotiation with Dell on a $1 billion deal that would let Google install some of its software on all new Dell computers.  —  Fellow blogger Rich Tehrani writes that for that amount of money, we should expect something "radically" new.
Phil Sim / Squash:
AtariBoy and Digg leads the Y-List revolt  —  This is not your father's blogosphere.  —  For the last three days now, Robert Scoble has been dethroned, at least momentarily, as the king of by 'AtariBoy'.  It's not for the first time, either.

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