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7:15 PM ET, August 28, 2006

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Google:
Google Launches Hosted Communications Services  —  New Google Apps for Your Domain Available Now for Easy Email, Calendaring, and More  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google Apps for Your Domain (http://www.google.com/a), a set of hosted applications for organizations …
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Apps for Your Domain vs. Office Live  —  It looks like the big news this morning is that Google just announed Google Apps for your Domain.  From the press release Google Launches Hosted Communications Services we learn … If this sounds familiar to you, that's because it is.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Bloggers have a double standard when it comes to Google vs. Microsoft?  —  I was just looking at all the blog writing about Google's new announcement.  Hey, what an awesome PR machine Google has.  They don't talk to a single blogger and we all talk about them anyway.  I think bloggers like the abuse!
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Google to Offer Services for Businesses
Discussion: Furdlog
Anil Dash:
Google Office: Google Apps for Your Domain
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google expands into business software market
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
My take on the Google-eBay deal: Google Talk isn't interested in Internet telephony's full potential  —  While I believe it is a smart move for Google to work with Skype-owner eBay for click-to-call functionality within ads that run on Google, there's another side to this deal that I'm wondering …
Discussion: SearchViews, 21talks and MarketingShift
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Lisa Leff / Associated Press:
Google, eBay form advertising alliance  —  SAN FRANCISCO - In a deal between two of the Internet's most prominent properties, Google will begin selling advertising for Web auctioneer eBay outside the United States and help buyers quickly ring an online merchant to do business.
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
eBay-Google Deal: More PPCall Clarity  —  The WSJ and NY Times articles were a little vague on details re the implementation of the eBay and Google deal.  I reached out to Google and Skype and just got off the phone with Skype.  Here's more information:  — The Google-eBay AdSense deal is international.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Google To Sells Ads For eBay/Skype  —  It's early here on the left coast, but already the blogosphere is alive with commentary about the Google/eBay click to call deal.  —  Russell Shaw pins Google's ears back on the lab experiment called GoogleTalk saying this means it's not going to be a major factor, and he may be right.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google scores eBay international advertising deal
Discussion: TechEffect and Web X.0
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Google, eBay Play Nice Over Skype
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Great shot - where'd you take that?  —  Flickr's great for exploring photos by photographer, tag, time, text and group, and now it's also great for exploring photos by place.  There are a couple of short video tutorials (or "screencasts") which give the 90 second overview on how to geotag …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr To Launch Geo Tagging Today  —  Sometime Monday Flickr will add geo tagging functionality and search to its pictures.  —  Adding location information on Flickr is done through the Organizr, under the Organize tab.  In addition to the "Your Sets" and "Your Groups" tabs in that area …
Waxpancake / upcoming.org:
Undiscovered Events, Flickr Integration, and More
Discussion: Yahoo! Search blog
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Turn Your iPod into the Ultimate PowerPoint Accessory  —  This is the second in my series of posts on various gear that I find useful.  —  Many readers of this blog work in PR or marketing or for Web 2.0 related start-ups.  This means you spend a lot of time preparing presentations in either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple's Keynote.
Ash / The Apple Files:
Testing your MacBook for Random Shut Downs  —  Following the frustrating experience of having my MacBook shutting down without warning, I came across a terminal command that "tests" if your MacBook suffers from the issue.  I thought I'd share this with everyone considering that many MacBook owners …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
AOL 9.0 Accused of Behaving Like Badware  —  Anti-malware group says the software deceives users and interferes with computer use.  —  AOL's free Internet client software has earned the company a slap on the wrist from StopBadware.org, a consortium set up to combat malicious software.
Ken McCarthy:
Domain name madness...  Some people worry about the power of Google.  —  There's only one force on the Internet that I worry about and that's...  The institutions that control the domain name system.  —  Why?  Because they have the power to change the domain name rules radically.  —  Who cares?
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Philips Lumalive textile garments  —  Philips Research seems to be very keen on attracting the tech savvy attention at this year's IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) with a world-first demonstration of the jackets and furniture that are set to change the face of global fashion.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
useit.com:
Use Old Words When Writing for Findability … "Speak the user's language" has been a primary usability guideline for more than 20 years.  The fact that the Web is a linguistic environment further increases the importance of using the right vocabulary.  —  In addition, as my new book documents …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Zend News:
Zend Technologies receives $20 Million in Series D Funding  —  Additional Funding To Be Used To Further Strengthen Open Source Software Development and Infrastructure Company's Leadership In The PHP Market  —  Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, today announced that it has secured $20 million in series D funding.
WebWire:
Lynanda Finds a Way to Block Skype  —  Lynanda CS, an independent European IT solutions provider, announced a new methodology to detect and block Skype's traffic.  As the increasing use of Skype in corporate environments is raising concerns among security administrators, such technology could see notable commercial application.
 
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