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11:40 AM ET, May 1, 2006

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
New Microsoft Browser Raises Google's Hackles  —  With a $10 billion advertising market at stake, Google, the fast-rising Internet star, is raising objections to the way that it says Microsoft, the incumbent powerhouse of computing, is wielding control over Internet searching in its new Web browser.
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IEBlog:
Search in IE7 (Part 2)  —  I posted previously that in IE7, the user is in control of search, and that changing the default search provider (as well as modifying the list of search engines in IE7's list) is easy.  In this post I'll describe some of the specifics and recap feedback we've gotten from users.
Discussion: Rough Type
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Introduces a Site on Consumer Technology  —  In one of its first major efforts to build a Web site with original material, Yahoo will introduce today a site devoted to consumer technology.  —  The site, called Yahoo Tech (tech.yahoo.com), will feature blogs on technology and a weekly video program.
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
In Lieu of 'Lucy,' Yahoo Launches Tech  —  Provides Model for Future Content Plays; Lines Up Verizon, H-P  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Just two months after Yahoo media and entertainment chief Lloyd Braun abandoned his grandiose quest to bring an "I Love Lucy" moment to the Web …
Read/WriteWeb:
Review of Yahoo Tech - by The Gen X Web 2.0 Geek  —  The big news of the night is Yahoo's release of a new technology portal, aimed squarely at non-geeks (see site tour).  To make the point it's not for geeks, the site features 4 stereotypical "advisors" (aka bloggers): The Boomer, The Mom, The Working Guy, The Techie Diva.
Discussion: InterMedia and Somewhat Frank
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Guns for CNET Reviews  —  Yahoo Tech launched tonight, taking clear aim at the massively popular CNET Reviews property.  —  The best way to get a quick understanding of the site is to take the tour, also linked from the home page.  Yahoo Tech is providing content about technology products …
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Tech Vertical Finally Launches; Consumer — And Ad — Focused [by Rafat]
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 2: On Language and Tagging  —  Late last month, I gave a high-level overview of the growth of the blogosphere, covering the overall size of the data sets that Technorati tracks, the number of new blogs created each day, the number of posts per day, and the issue of splogs or spam blogs.
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown:
Google Dumped by Amazon's Alexa for MSN Live: Google Dump #1  —  From Aaron Wall at Thread Watch comes word that MSN Live is now powering Alexa's (update: AND A9's) search results instead of Google, the previous partner: Alexa Powered by Microsoft.  —  Alexa results were previously Google results informed …
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
New Google Test: More From The Top Result
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:   ALEXA NOW AND THEN  —  Via Threadwatch and SELowdown …
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Amazon Drops Google From A9 And Alexa
Discussion: GOOG and Rough Type
Seobook / Threadwatch.org:
Alexa Powered by Microsoft
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Associated Press:
Viruses catch up to the Mac  —  Experts debate just how susceptible Apple is becoming  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links that promised pictures of an unreleased update to his computer's operating system.
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Voice 2.0 On A Roll  —  I've been offline all weekend.  It was the first really nice weekend we've had since winter.  Living in this part of the world, when the good weather arrives, you take advantage of it!  —  Anyway, having been offline, I missed the growing Voice 2.0 buzz.
Discussion: dicx.blogspot.com and VoIP Watch
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Five Months After Its Debut, YouTube Is a Star  —  Online Video Site Could Help Create Old-Media Celebs, Too  —  The closest Terry Turner comes to Washington politics is his job as a bureaucrat at the Pentagon — until, that is, he fires up the camcorder pointed at a makeshift TV studio in his Arlington apartment.
Discussion: GOOG
drupal.org:
Drupal 4.7.0 released  —  After more than a year of development we are ready to release Drupal 4.7.0 to the world.  More than five years, 13 major releases, 30+ servicing firms employing 100+ Drupal professionals, 300+ third party modules, and over 55,000+ Drupal powered sites later, Drupal 4.7.0 is finally here and it rocks!
Rafe Needleman / Alpha Blog:
The case of the spying salesman  —  There's a scary and fascinating new service launching Monday: SalesGenius, from the modestly named Genius, Inc. It's a system that allows companies to track, with excruciating detail, what individuals are doing on their Web site.  It literally watches users surf.
Sam Ruby:
POND ENVY  —  Michal Wallace: The other main advantage is the huge number of developers.  Thanks to Microsoft's reach, .NET is a much bigger pond than python.  I can hire .NET developers anywhere, or if i want, I can get a job as a .NET developer.  (The Java pond is bigger still, but Java always felt clunky to me.)
Discussion: Burningbird and without an e
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Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
The Top Ten Lies of Marketers (with bonus)  —  By popular demand, here are the top ten lies of marketers.  Actually, it was too hard to stop at ten, so this list is a dirty dozen.  As my mother used to say, "How can you tell if a marketer is lying?  His lips are moving."
Discussion: Tech_Space
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Download Music From MyBloop.com For Free  —  Bookmark This: del.icio.us - Digg it - Furl - reddit - Spurl - Yahoo MyWeb  —  A user on Digg had posted a method to get music from MyBloop.com for free.  MyBloop.com allows users to have unlimited storage for their files and music.
Discussion: gHacks
web2.wsj2.com:
WEB 2.0 AND SOA: CONTRIVED OR CONVERGING?  —  It's been quite a week of discussion on Web 2.0 and its applicability to the enterprise.  John Hagel did quite a write-up at the beginning of the week that was subsequently picked up by quite a number of folks (Nick Carr, Joe McKendrick, Dave Orchard, and Jason Kolb) including myself.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung's Q1 UMPC reviewed  —  We know we've been giving the UMPC — specifically the Q1 — a lot of face time, but we have to admit, even though we're unimpressed with the first generation of these devices both in capabilities and having played around with 'em, we're still interested.
Silicon Valley Watcher:
Startup School: Launch fast, update frequently and be lazy  —  Mark Coker reports from Startup School at Stanford university where 600 people from around the world listened to some of Silicon Valley's top entrepeneurs give out their best advice.  —  By Mark Coker for Silicon Valley Watcher
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and vinnie.net
 
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Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
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Securing a User-Created Metaverse
Kcamp-Voip / Realtime-VoIP:
So what's IMS all about?  —  I can't begin to articulate …
Discussion: VoIP and ENUM and VoIP Watch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Acquires Web Karaoke Service, kSolo
Discussion: GigaOM and paidContent.org
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Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
The myth of "keeping up"  —  Do you have a stack of books …
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AOL: A Punching Bag in Need of a Big Hit
 

 
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