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12:00 AM ET, August 29, 2006


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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 …
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 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Flickr, Maps, Local... it's a Yahoo Mashup  —  Yahoo today will tie together a bunch of its properties — Flickr, Yahoo Maps, Upcoming, and Yahoo Local.  These are natural and powerful combinations of existing projects and acquisitions, and of course the question is what took Yahoo so long.
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
Waxpancake /
Undiscovered Events, Flickr Integration, and More  —  Yeah, we've been busy.  What's new?  Undiscovered events, Flickr photos for events, buddy icons, new event pages, and more than we can remember.  —  Undiscovered Events  —  Since we launched almost three years ago …
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
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
EBay Strikes an Ad Deal With Google  —  EBay plans to announce today that it has hired Google to sell advertising that will appear on many pages shown to users outside of the United States.  —  The deal is noteworthy not only because the two companies are increasingly in direct competition …
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google scores eBay international advertising deal
Discussion: TechEffect and Web X.0
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Google To Sells Ads For eBay/Skype
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Google, eBay Play Nice Over Skype
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Web Guitar Wizard Revealed at Last  —  Left, Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times; right, Seokyong Lee for The New York Times  —  EIGHT months ago a mysterious image showed up on YouTube, the video-sharing site that now shows more than 100 million videos a day.
Discussion: Techdirt and The Pomo 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.
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: JD on EP
Google Blogoscoped:   Nielsen: Simple English Is Good SEO
Peter Edmonston / New York Times:
At, Lots of Glitter but Maybe Not So Many Visitors  —  If was looking to create some Internet buzz last week, it succeeded.  —  The Web site published an article called "Don't Marry Career Women," which suggested that if a man did, he was more likely to be cheated on, get divorced and have a dirty house.
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Evhead: pageviews are obsolete  —  Evan Williams (Odeo CEO and Pyra/Blogger co-founder) has an interesting post up about the fading significance of pageview and hit counts in determining the reach and influence of websites.  Ajax, RSS and widgets have something to do with it, argues Ev …
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 …
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Intel Core Duo?  Whassup?  Faster?  —  So what's the big deal with these latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, anyway?  Well, the Merom chips introduced today take the higher power and efficiency of the desktop Core 2 Duo processors introduced a few weeks back and apply that to laptops.
Discussion: Engadget and CrunchGear
Ryanne.Hodson / Ryan Is Hungry:
Behind The Scenes At Technorati  —  We recently did some work for Technorati and realized "Hey, these kids are rad!" and we thought we'd help expose you all to their techie coolness.  Technorati is a blog search engine that helps you find content on blogs through tags.
Discussion: Valleywag
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, a consortium set up to combat malicious software.
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
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?
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista prices revealed!  —  It looks like Microsoft has accidentally leaked some details of the price of its next-generation operating system.  At least for customers who live in the Great Frozen North.  —  The Retail Pricing page at Microsoft Canada lets you choose a product name from a dropdown list and see the current pricing.
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