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9:25 AM ET, October 24, 2006

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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Google unveils 'custom' searches  —  Google will on Tuesday launch a customisable search engine that users can carry on their own blogs and other websites, a move that potentially opens up a big new market for its search listings and related advertising.  —  Marissa Mayer, vice-president …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Co-op Launches  —  Google just launched a customized search service called Google Co-op (screen shots below).  Co-op allows a user to create and launch a search engine with just a few specific websites included.  Searches will return results from only that website.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Roll your own Google Search  —  Not a day passes by when someone or the other bemoans the fact that they cannot find anything on Google anymore.  Well, they can stop complaining, because Google is doing something about it.  The company has announced Google Custom Search tools …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
IE7 Search Box: Easier Than Expected  —  Want to add a new search engine to the search box in either Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2?  Well, it's easy: Just browser a directory of search engines and cl-  —  Wait, what?  Are you saying IE7 has a real easy, brain-dead way to do it?
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Custom Search Engine Launches  —  Google is launching its Google Custom Search Engine [tomorrow] now, which will let users & publishers construct their own specialized Google search indexes made up of specific sites.  Publishers and bloggers will be able to use the customizable search engine …
Business 2.0:
Microsoft's big nightmare: free online apps  —  A new generation of browsers is about to make Web applications better than downloadable desktop software.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — The browser is the new OS.  Yes, we've heard this before, and if you're quietly groaning right about now, I can understand why.
bittorrent.com:
BitTorrent is key ingredient in Internet-connected devices  —  BitTorrent, Inc., home to the world's leading peer-assisted digital content delivery platform, today announced it is collaborating with a number of global hardware manufacturers to promote BitTorrent-embedded consumer products.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Edgeio gets $5 million to expand Web 2.0 classifieds site  —  Edgeio, a Menlo Park start-up trying to redefine the way people list classifieds, has raised $5 million in a first round of venture capital, and may raise more.  Here is the release.  —  The round was led by Intel Capital and included an investment from Transcosmos.
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
TV is dead  —  YouTube, Digg, and MySpace took out TV a few months back, and now the corpse is sitting up and taking notice.  Latest evidence is the incipient obliteration of Studio 60, the West Wing sequel which is terrific and therefore doomed, in favor of 30 Rock, which is not and therefore not.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
The Problem of Email  —  I have a problem, and its name is "email".  Many people have the same problem.  Not many have it quite as badly as I do.  When I say "my inbox is out of control", people respond "Yeah, mine too.  I spent 5 hours this weekend and knocked it down from 3,000 messages to 50 messages and I feel so much better."
Discussion: JD on EP
Preed / preed's blah-blah-blahg:
The Anti-release  —  I mentioned this in today's Project Meeting, and now it's come up in the newsgroups.  —  Normally, I'd take the time to write up a more in-depth explanation, but since my schedule is... uh... "hectic" right now, I'll just say this:  — No, we have.  Not.  Released.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Pimp Every Room in Your House with RSS  —  I love RSS feeds.  How much?  So much that I want to stick them everywhere - in every room I frequent and on every device I use.  So, off I went on a quest to find all of the interesting ways to consume feeds beyond the computer.
Robert Levine / Fortune:
Unlocking the iPod  —  Jon Johansen became a geek hero by breaking the DVD code.  Now he's liberating iTunes - whether Apple likes it or not.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Growing up in a small town in southern Norway, Jon Lech Johansen loved to take things apart to figure out how they worked.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
A New System Is Now a Waiting Game  —  I never thought Ludacris would get in the way of my video game habit.  —  But there I was Thursday evening on the second floor of the warehouse Sony rented here to show off its soon-to-be-released PlayStation 3 game console, checking …
Mike / Techdirt:
How Dare You Make My Content More Valuable!  —  from the it's-not-so-tricky dept  —  Perhaps it's not that surprising, but it's a bit upsetting to still see so many people having difficulty with the idea that having others increase the value of your content is a good thing.
Discussion: AdJab and Slashdot
David / JCXP:
PINNED: Windows Defender Final Released  —  Windows Defender Final Released  —  Yes, as a complete suprise it seems that Microsoft has released the final version of their long-time-in-the-making Anti-Spyware program, Windows Defender.  —  The build is marked as 1.1.1592. and it seems …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Bink.nu
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
SkyRider gets $12M more for aggressive P2P search engine
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IBM Wants To Change The Patent System, But Before They Do …
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Joe / Techdirt:
Does High-Definition Video Suddenly Make Video Conferencing More Desirable?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
HD telepresence arrives
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The iPod turns five
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