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5:00 AM ET, August 27, 2006

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Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Yahoo Blog Search - Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated  —  It looks like Yahoo might have killed blog search.  —  Yet if you do a search it returns results from blogs:  —  Isn't Lifehacker a blog?  I think its even a blog by Scoble's definition!  Scoble blog == sclob?
Discussion: GigaOM
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Yahoo! Removes Blog Search from Yahoo! News Homepage  —  It's been almost an year since Yahoo! integrated Blog posts with Yahoo! News search results hinting the marriage of MSM and Blogosphere.  But the marriage has been secretly called off as you would notice in the before and after screenshots of the Yahoo News/[Blog Search page].
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Download Squad
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Yahoo Kills Blog Search, New Feed Platform May Be Coming  —  Yahoo has quietly killed its blog search engine, according to one report.  I took a quick look at the Yahoo News site and have confirmed they did indeed remove the blog results from the right hand side of the page that had been there until recently.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Learning to Love a Cable Guy  —  When workers from AT&T and Verizon visit homes to install their new television services, they come with blue hospital booties that they slip over their shoes before going inside.  —  The sight of burly installers in dainty slip-ons might induce snickers.
Discussion: IP Democracy, VoIP Watch and digg
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
10 QUESTIONS FOR SETH GODIN  —  Seth Godin and I had a recent e-mail exchange.  I asked him ten questions:  —  1. QUESTION: Your latest book, "Small Is The New Big", is not a narrative or a thesis in any sense, but a collection of your favorite writings from your blog and your old Fast Company column.
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[foocamp06] First life in Second Life  —  Julian Bleeker is interested in how first life and second life (with SecondLife.com as a good example) overlap.  —  E.g., he designed a game in which players got a word square (jumbled letters that contain words) that they had to track physically in a field, wired with GPS.
Discussion: Preoccupations and 3pointD.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Digg sends C&D to DiggGames?  —  We learned tonight from James Yu's blog that Utah software engineer and professional genealogist Matt Misbach has posted a letter online that appears to be from an Indianapolis law firm representing Digg.com.  The letter demands that Misbach immediately stop using …
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James Yu / ShoutBlog:
Digg sends cease and desist to digggames
Discussion: Things That and John Furrier
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
An Eye for Cool, and Cash  —  In the Hunt to Fill 'Social News' Web Sites, Contributors Now Compete  —  Corey Spring has a college student's dream job: He gets paid to surf the Internet.  —  Every morning, the 22-year-old Ohio State University senior spends at least an hour wading through 100 …
Discussion: PostBubble and alexmoskalyukblog
BBC:
PlayStation 3 tackles world ills  —  The spare processing power of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be harnessed by scientists trying to understand the cause of diseases like Alzheimer's.  —  Sony has teamed up with US biologists who already run the distributed computing project, folding@home (FAH).
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
New toys - USB Skype phone  —  I've been testing an evaluation unit of the SkyTone USB Phone (RST102) from Radian Technologies, a conventional looking telephony handset with a USB cord designed to be used with Skype.  It works very well and, based on feedback from dozens of people I spoke to using it …
Discussion: digg
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Verizon gaffe lets customer details slip  —  Verizon Wireless this week accidentally distributed a file with limited details on more than 5,000 customers outside the company, potentially giving identity thieves a toehold.  —  The Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file was e-mailed on Monday and includes names …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
ZohoProjects challenges Basecamp on project management  —  AdventNet's online productivity suite Zoho has added a project management system to its already long list of offerings.  ZohoProjects is now accepting new signups and there's a demo account you can use from the front page.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's PAX booth tour  —  Just like Microsoft, Nintendo was a tad cramped in the PAX exhibition hall — their full setup could've squeezed into a small corner of their Wii extravaganza at E3.  But they're making the best of things with an all DS all the time booth, and quite a few new games …
greenpeace.org:
Your guide to green electronics  — The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials.  Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Download Squad and MacSlash
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Jay Savage / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple not big on trees?  Greenpeace releases "green electronics" report
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Vitamin:
ADD MICROFORMATS MAGIC TO YOUR SITE  —  Heard of the semantic web?  Using Microformats everyone can contribute to the richness of the web.  John Allsopp explains how.  —  Think back to when you first began using the web.  It might be a couple of years, probably five, ten or even more.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Who Needs Radio Frequency?  —  Satellite TV companies abruptly withdraw from the FCC's Auction 66 to consider new wireless technologies like WiMAX and ATC  —  Satellite TV companies sent shockwaves across the wireless market in mid-August when they abruptly pulled out of a government auction of radio frequencies.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Stephen Armstrong / New Statesman:
Bloggers for hire  —  The days of genuine "citizen-generated" media may be numbered.  Suddenly big business is all over the blogosphere, paying armies of willing recruits to praise products.  By Stephen Armstrong  —  Towards the end of last month a posting appeared on a website called "Blog Republic - By the Bloggers.
 
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