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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Introduces Web Page Creator  —  Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin?  The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.  —  Google Page Creator is a web based application that uses a basic …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Google Pages Released  —  Although there has been no official announcement yet Google have released the long awaited and long-rumored Google Pages (which has nothing to do with cloning Larry Page).  Pages allows users to create a webpage using an AJAX interface that removes a lot …
Ken Schafer / One Degree:
Big Problem With Google Pages  —  Related to Domains, Google, Privacy Issues, Public Relations, Web Sites  —  There are 0 comments on this entry.  Add your own.  —  Well, this will stir things up a bit.  —  A few hours ago Google launched Google Pages.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Google's New Strategy: Spray and Pray  —  I wonder if Google has patented its spray and pray technology?  Froogle, Google Catalogs, Google Base, Google Blog Search and the new Google just feels like Google is throwing everything out there to see what sticks.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Page Creator
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Elinor Mills / CNET
EarthLink, Google team in S.F. Wi-Fi bid  —  EarthLink has teamed up with Google on a bid to offer free wireless Internet access throughout the city of San Francisco and premium service for a fee, a Google spokeswoman said on Wednesday.  —  The Google-EarthLink bid was among six presented …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Will Earthlink Spinoff Muni WiFi Biz?  —  Earthlink is playing a high stakes game of poker.  At stake - beleaguered Atlanta-based ISP's future.  Its two big bets - cellular MVNO and muni wireless networks.  Both are costly mega-million dollar investments.
Discussion: Techdirt, DoRealTime and InsideGoogle
Yahoo! Search blog:
What's been going on with Yahoo! Answers?  —  It's hard for us on the core product team to believe that it's only been 2 months since we launched the beta of Yahoo! Answers.  Since then, we've added many features to the site in a steady stream of improvements.  So it seems like a good time to catch you up!
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:   Yahoo Answers Adds New Features
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo To Ban Bidding On Competitor Trademarks To Stop Comparison Advertising  —  Yahoo No Longer Allow Bidding On Trademarked Terms on our SEW Forums has news that Yahoo will no longer be allowing companies to purchase ads linked to the trademarks of their competitors.  From what's being sent to advertisers:
Chicago Tribune:
Bloggy, we hardly knew ye  —  No sooner had Al Gore invented the Internet than early adopters discovered a liberating opportunity: Anybody with a modem and an ego could share his or her thoughts with the world.  —  Remember what happened next?  By the mid-1990s, a few self-publishers …
Alice Hill / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
Google Admits Porn Turning Out to be the Killer App for Cell Phones  —  When you think of internet porn (and I know you do!) the desktop PC or the laptop in a hotel room far far away springs to mind.  This is why many cell phone providers doubted that cell phone porn would catch on.
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
An Industry Off Its Game  —  Product Delays and Prices Hurt the Business of Video Play  —  The video game industry ought to be riding high.  Public interest has never been greater, overall sales are up, and blockbuster movies such as "King Kong" and "Star Wars" routinely look to video games to extend their reach into popular culture.
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Kotaku
David Pogue / New York Times:
Wi-Fi to Go: The Hot Spot in a Box  —  YOU know what would be so cool?  A portable Wi-Fi hot spot.  Whenever you wanted Internet access, you wouldn't have to hunt for a wireless coffee shop or pay $24 a night to your hotel.  —  Instead, you'd travel with a little box.
James E. Kloeppel / UIUC News Bureau:
Quantum computer solves problem, without running  —  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — By combining quantum computation and quantum interrogation, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found an exotic way of determining an answer to an algorithm - without ever running the algorithm.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Analyst sees new Macs, Pro apps, full-length video at special event  —  Analysts for American Technology Research have started to weigh in with their product predictions for Apple's recently announced special media event, which is set to take place during the last day of February.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hanging Out With Google Japan  —  Hanging Out With Google Japan  —  As many of the readers of Search Engine Journal may know, I am currently living outside of Tokyo, Japan and have been working on connecting with Japanese search engines and bloggers.  Today I took a trip into Tokyo to meet …

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