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8:45 AM ET, October 2, 2007

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Yahoo! Search Blog:
From "To Do" to "Done" in One Search  —  That sums up Yahoo! Search in a nutshell; the whole point is we want to get you from "to do" to "done."  Whatever it is you want to do: research a topic, find a website, plan a vacation, research a medical condition, view a funny video …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Search Just Got Smarter  —  Yahoo is adding some major features to its search engine today.  For instance, images from Flickr and playable videos are now embedded in the main results page.  A search for a major rock band like U2 brings up information from the artist's Website …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Search Launches Google Killer : Search Assist, Videos, Flickr Integration  —  Yahoo Search, over the past 5 years or so, has been trying hard to step out of Google's shadow, a shadow that Yahoo cast upon itself when they made Google their search technology provider in 2000.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Upgrades Search Experience, Launches 'Search Assist …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Yahoo Gives An Assist To Search
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Techmeme News:
Techmeme Leaderboard is live  —  The Techmeme Leaderboard, that much-leaked list of Techmeme's top 100 sources, including blogs, non-blogs, and everything in between, is now up.  It ranks sites, every 20 minutes, simply by the amount of headline space they've occupied on Techmeme over the past month.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
TechMeme list heralds death of blogging?  —  I was just looking at the TechMeme Top 100 List and noticed that it has very few bloggers on it — I can only see about 12 real blogs on that list.  Blogging being defined as "single voice of a person."  Most of the things on the list are now done …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Beyond Blogs: Old & New Media Converge  —  There's been a lot of discussion over the past 24 hours on the new Techmeme Leaderboard, which is a list of the top 100 sources for the popular tech news aggregator - calculated over the past 30 days.  The Leaderboard updates daily and each site is ranked with a …
Discussion: The Social Web
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   TechMeme Leaderboard In Context + New Verticals On The Way
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Techmeme Leaderboard Dominated By Media Companies
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Techmeme Leaderboard To Launch, Attacking Technorati's Last Stronghold
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Zune 2 leaks out in three flavors  —  Well, we'd heard new Zunes were coming tomorrow (or maybe October 16th) and it looks like retailers are starting to receive display units — everyone, say hello to the new Zunes.  Barring some Photoshop trickeration, it looks like we're getting …
Discussion: hypebot, Mobility Site, Tech Blog and Digg
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Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Microsoft to Debut Zune 2 on Tuesday  —  Microsoft will hold a event on Tuesday in Redmond to herald the second generation of Zune music players, BetaNews has learned.  —  According to sources close to the situation, both Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Design and Development chief J Allard will be on hand for the event.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Zune 1 running firmware 2.1, Zune 2 coming Wednesday
Guardian:
EBay says it paid almost $1bn too much for Skype  —  Graeme Wearden  —  Dotcom giant eBay has admitted it paid far too much when it bought internet telephony company Skype for $2.6bn (£1.28bn) in 2005.  —  The web auction company said it was writing down the value of Skype …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
EBay's $4 Billion Lesson in the Value of Hype  —  As Microsoft mulls putting up to $500 million into Facebook at a $10-billion-plus valuation, it may want to consider the fate of eBay's adventure with the Internet phone service Skype.  —  When eBay bought Skype in 2005 …
Telegraph:
Microsoft powers up for change  —  Chief executive says free software, downloadable online, is on the horizon for consumers.  Josephine Moulds reports  —  Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, yesterday signalled another step towards a dramatic change in the software giant's business model.
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How to of the Day:
How to Quit Facebook  —  Maybe your affinity for Facebook began with a simple desire to keep in touch with your friends, or make new ones online.  Or perhaps you were just bored.  But now Facebook is the thorn in your side, and possibly a bona fide addiction.
Discussion: Valleywag
Live Search:
Microsoft acquires Jellyfish.com  —  We want to welcome some new folks to the Live Search family - we recently purchased a company called Jellyfish.com, based in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jellyfish has done some really innovative work in comparative shopping engines.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Microsoft Supporting Patent Reform Bill  —  VNUNet talks about a patent reform law being considered in the U.S. Senate, and inventors who are protesting against it, saying it will stifle creativity.  The bill, which Microsoft and Cisco are supporting due to their fights against patent trolls …
Discussion: The Register
 
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Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
The stupidest idea ever?
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Aidan Henry / Read/WriteWeb:
10 Chat Widgets to Consider
Don Reisinger / NewTeeVee:
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Nintendo:
NINTENDO ANNOUNCES NEW WII REMOTE JACKET ACCESSORY
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Barnes & Noble.com revamps home page
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm's Ed Colligan hypes new OS to investors
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John Borland / Technology Review:
Gibson's Self-Tuning Guitar
Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
Financial Models for Underachievers: Two Years of the Real Numbers of a Startup
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Computerworld:
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Is Favorit a Digg killer?
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Andrew McAfee:
The Ties that Find
MediaShift:
Your Take Roundup::  People Will Pay for Niche Content, Ad-Free Newspaper Sites
Digital Joystick:
Bungie Leaving Microsoft!! You heard it here first folks
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft's MSN: Still Sucking Wind After All These Years
Adobe:
Adobe Launches Flash Lite 3
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Nokia Buys Software Maker for $8.1 Billion
 

 
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