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12:20 PM 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, Ajaxian and JenSense
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Google Wants To Own the Business of Content  —  Despite increasingly frequent reassurances to content creators, Google clearly wants nothing less than to own the content industry — but Google is completely earnest about not wanting to actually own or create any content.  Google wants to own the BUSINESS of content.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Custom Search Engine  —  Google just launched their Custom Search Engine (CSE) program allowing webmasters, bloggers and everyone else to create a search engine tailored to their specific community interests.  (Google made CSE part of their Google Co-op service, which allows communities to add their own oneboxes to Google.)
Discussion: Googling Google and Google Watch
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Google releases customizable search
Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Review: Custom Search Engine
Discussion: David Card, SEL and Screenwerk
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
IE7 Search Box: Easier Than Expected
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
lik-sang.com:
Important Notice: Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OUT OF BUSINESS NOTICE  —  Hong Kong, October 24th of 2006 - Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due …
Discussion: You NEWB, Neowin.net, Kotaku, Slashdot and digg
Judd / Think Progress:
Bush says he uses "the Google."  —  Watch it:  —  Digg It!  —  Transcript:
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
Discussion: Joystiq, Neowin.net and digg
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.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
T-Mobile Tests Dual Wi-Fi and Cell Service  —  Yesterday T-Mobile became the first major mobile phone carrier in the United States to begin selling service that allows a single handset to communicate over both cellular networks and Wi-Fi hot spots.  —  The first phones, which are available …
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: LIVEdigitally and Newsome.Org
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.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Verizon's G'zOne phone: fit for Cousteau  —  Sascha Segan goes where no geek has gone before: underwater with the the G'zOne phone from Verizon Wireless.  This $299 CDMA offering is a ruggedized model made by Casio that's advertised to stay intact in 3-feet of water for up to a half hour.
Discussion: Gear Live and Digital Music News
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.
 
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Steven Levy / Wired News:
The Perfect Thing … In mid-October 2001, I received an invitation …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers Zero In on Online Stock Accounts
Discussion: Kevin Maney
International Herald Tribune:
A cellphone sideshow: YouTube-like content is going mobile
Discussion: GigaOM
Richard Bennett / The Original Blog:
Building a better Internet
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
Jenstar / JenSense:
Yahoo Publisher Network portal gets a makeover
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike / Techdirt:
How Dare You Make My Content More Valuable!
Discussion: AdJab and Slashdot
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
SkyRider gets $12M more for aggressive P2P search engine
Discussion: GigaOM
bittorrent.com:
BitTorrent is key ingredient in Internet-connected devices
Mike / Techdirt:
IBM Wants To Change The Patent System, But Before They Do …
Preed / preed's blah-blah-blahg:
The Anti-release  —  I mentioned this in today's Project Meeting …
David Hornik / VentureBlog:
Chris Anderson Strikes Again: The Economy of Abundance
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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