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11:25 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 …
Discussion: The Next Net and JenSense
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Google releases customizable search
Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Review: Custom Search Engine
Discussion: SEL and Screenwerk
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
IE7 Search Box: Easier Than Expected
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
The* Google to announce narrow search tool for web publishers, bloggers
Discussion: Frank Barnako
Apple:
Apple MacBook Pro Notebooks Now with Intel Core 2 Duo Processors  —  Up to 39 Percent Faster  —  Apple® today announced that its entire MacBook™ Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation.
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Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros imminent  —  Several reports around the blogosphere indicate that Apple is readying their Core 2 Duo notebook and that it will be released any day now.  German site MacGadget.de says that it could get announced at the beginning of the week (which ends todays) …
Discussion: TechSpot and MacRumors
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.
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 …
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Macworld:
The PlayStation 3: 24 things you need to know  —  (Reprinted from GamePro.com.  For the original version of this story, visit GamePro.com.)  —  With all the hoopla and wahoo about Sony's Playstation 3 getting passed around like a hot potato, it can be difficult to keep things in perspective.
Discussion: Joystiq, Neowin.net and digg
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.
Judd / Think Progress:
Bush says he uses "the Google."  —  Watch it:  —  Digg It!  —  Transcript:
Discussion: ben barren and digg
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
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The Apple iPod Turns Five  —  No other media player has come close to its success since its launch in 2001.  Where will the iPod go in the next five years?  —  For a little white box that was greeted almost universally with disappointment, Apple Computer's (AAPL) iPod has come a long way since its debut five years ago.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The iPod turns five
Richard Bennett / The Original Blog:
Building a better Internet  —  The Boy Scouts are on the outs with all right-thinking and decent people for their intolerance of gay scoutmasters, although all the shrieking over Mark Foley would almost make you think they were just unfashionably ahead of the curve.
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 …
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.
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
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.
 
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products
Discussion: Slashdot
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative
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The Venice Project launches with Future of Television
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Exploding TV: The BBC responds
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
SkyRider gets $12M more for aggressive P2P search engine
Discussion: GigaOM
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BitTorrent is key ingredient in Internet-connected devices
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Mike / Techdirt:
IBM Wants To Change The Patent System, But Before They Do …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Sweden
David Hornik / VentureBlog:
Chris Anderson Strikes Again: The Economy of Abundance
Discussion: VentureBeat
Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
The Problem of Email  —  I have a problem, and its name is "email".
Discussion: JD on EP
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Exclusive: Microsoft Overcomes Final Vista Hurdles, Heads to RTM
 

 
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