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8:50 PM ET, September 7, 2008

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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Marissa Mayer talks about Google at 10 — and 20  —  She is not nearly as famous as celebrity founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  But, in many ways, Marissa Mayer has become the public face of Google, which was incorporated 10 years ago today.  —  The Internet giant's first female engineer …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Search Really 90% Solved?  —  Jessica Guynn has an excellent interview with Google's Marissa Mayer today about Google's first ten years (today is arguably Google's tenth birthday).  Good stuff in there - Marissa talks about Google's accomplishments in search and advertising …
Discussion: ben barren
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
A World Without Google  —  Ten years ago today, Google's filing for incorporation as a business was accepted.  It's far from the only date one might choose to mark the company's tenth birthday-and as I write this, I don't see any celebrating going on at Google's home page or corporate blog …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google at 10: Larry, Sergey & Me
Discussion: Forbes
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
One Bad Apple  —  Apple is looking like what Microsoft was 10 years ago—a Bigfoot that squeezes smaller competitors.  —  From the magazine issue dated Sep 15, 2008  —  A former lieutenant of Steve Jobs's once told me something surprising about his ex-boss.  “Steve is a monopolist at heart,” he said.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome Receives Heavy Criticism in Germany  —  It doesn't get any more “official” than this here.  Yesterday, Saturday at around 20:07, Germany's oldest and perhaps biggest prime time news Tagesschau announced the following under the headline “Warning against internet browser"*:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Everyone Needs To Calm Down  —  I haven't had a lot of time to jump into the big fracas this weekend emerging about TechCrunch50 because the team has been busy organizing the conference, working with the Expert Panelists on scheduling issues and spending hours and hours working with the 52 startups …
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Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
O'Brien: What's next for TechCrunch's Michael Arrington?
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
At the TechCrunch50, an unfair advantage?
Discussion: Beet.TV and PR 2.0
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Ad trade group opposes Yahoo-Google search deal  —  Update at 3:03 p.m. PDT, with comments from the Attorney General from the state of Connecticut, which is one of the lead states in the multi-state antitrust review of the Yahoo-Google deal.  —  The Association of National Advertisers announced Sunday …
Discussion: ANA, Mashable! and Bits
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Gina Keating / Reuters:   Advertiser group objects to Google-Yahoo tie up
Fred / A VC:
The “Feedization” Of The Web (continued)  —  Back in March 2006 I wrote a post about the “feedization of the web UI” where I observed that I was seeing more and more web UIs that reminded me of the news feeds that are common in the financial markets.  I predicted that we'd see more of that in the coming years.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The Troubles with Google FeedBurner  —  Migrating FeedBurner to Google Accounts hasn't been a smooth process and the new FeedBurner doesn't look very promising.  Last month, Google officially launched AdSense for Feeds and asked those who want to join the program to “burn” their feeds using FeedBurner.
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Leadership and Management of Distributed Collaboration, and the Rise and Fall of the Chief Community Officer  —  Last week I was on a panel at Office 2.0 discussing “who owns community?”  Organizational Development was just one topic we explored, and ZDnet has a brief video excerpt.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Roku: We Ain't Afraid of No Caps  —  Sure, most of us can get pretty fired up over the thought of a monthly 250 GB bandwidth cap, but what about the companies that provide online video services?  After all, as Om pointed out, the cap isn't about excessive bandwidth usage …
Discussion: Mashable!
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Old Web idea of micropayments finally finds a home  —  NEW YORK - Seventeen-year-old Alexis Corocan spends about $5 a month on clothes, accessories and eyes of various shapes and shades for her online persona on IMVU, a popular Internet hangout.  —  For 29 cents, for example, she can buy a set of deep gray eyes framed by dark lashes.
 
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Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
All systems go for Wilmington, N.C., digital TV test
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Metallica: Master of YouTube?
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
How Many Reviewers Should Be in the Kitchen?
Discussion: Screenwerk and Digg
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Google Planning Offshore Data Barges
Discussion: Slashdot