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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Launches Industrial Strength Blog Search  —  Google has introduced its long awaited blog search service, becoming the first major search engine to offer full-blown blog and feed search capabilities.  —  It's been nearly two and a half years since Google purchased Pyra Labs …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google launching feed search tonight  —  Google is launching a feed-specific search interface tonight for both all feed producers as well as a search interface specific to Blogger.  —  It's important to note that from what I have read on Search Engine Watch and others Google is specifically restricting …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE TO LAUNCH BLOG SEARCH  —  Tonight Google will announce (well, the embargo is tonight at 9 pm PST) that it is launching blog search, in two flavors, one for, and another as a beta at (not yet up, but will be soon...).  —  I spoke with Google about this …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Google Blog Search, Truveo & Snap Shopping
Google Blog:
Judge clears way for Dr. Lee  —  A Washington state judge ruled today that Dr. Kai-Fu Lee can immediately begin working for Google.  (There's a profile of Dr. Lee in today's San Francisco Chronicle.)  We're thrilled, and he's excited to get right to work on several big things, including recruiting …
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
Microsoft, Google Both Claim Victory  —  A ferocious battle for the loyalty of computer users, pitting mighty Microsoft Corp. against search engine juggernaut Google Inc., is playing out in a court case that feels more like a barroom brawl than a staid conflict over one company hiring an executive away from the other.
Discussion: ResearchBuzz
Gene Johnson / Associated Press:   Judge rules former Microsoft executive Lee can recruit for Google
Matt Haughey / PVRblog:
TiVo 7.2 OS adds content protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows  —  We got a bit of a disturbing report over the weekend from a reader: … Unfortunately, he didn't have any photos of what he saw, so I started looking around for similar reports.  It didn't sound like an isolated or accidental incident.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
TiVo won't save certain shows or allow moving them
Discussion: Peer Pressure
PC World:
Nintendo launches GameBoy Micro  —  Tiny device matches its predecessor's power, game selections.  —  Nintendo has launched its newest handheld gaming device, the GameBoy Micro, in Japan.  —  The diminutive device is scheduled to hit retail shelves in the U.S. on September 19 priced at $100.
Craig Harris /
Game Boy Micro US Packaging
Discussion: Things That
Gates on Google  —  Would you buy Windows Vista?  —  For Bill Gates and Microsoft, that's the big question.  This week at the software giant's Professional Developers Conference, Gates rallied the troops—software developers, Microsoft's most important audience—to build enthusiasm for Vista …
Adriaan / ecto:
Torrents for blogging  —  Quite a few bloggers tend to post large videos to their blogs.  The burden on their servers can become quite large.  One good solution is to use torrents.  The idea behind torrents is that everyone who wants to get the file actually help distribute it.
Gary Lerhaupt / torrentocracy:   Announcing the Prodigem BitTorrent Web API Developer Center Preview  —  Today Microsoft announced Microsoft gadgets at PDC with three flavors of Gadgets for Windows Sidebar, Gadgets for and Gadgets for Windows Sideshow.  On that note we welcome you to a preview of the developer center.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer
Jon's Radio:
An interview with Bill Gates from PDC 2005  —  Today's half-hour podcast is an interview with Bill Gates, following a morning of keynotes at the PDC.  Topics of discussion include:  —  The relationship of Office 12 to Vista and .NET  —  How the .NET CLR and runtime will become widespread
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog:
PDC05 - WPF/E Session  —  Quick hits on WPF/E (Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere) Jim Allchin announced this in his keynote.  Apologies for any inaccuracies; they were running through some cool stuff very quickly:  —  The goal: to work everywhere.  Macs, FireFox, everywhere.
Miker / This is Mobility:
Photos  —  We had a Mobile Monday focused on photos this evening.  The presentations were great, and I just wanted to get down some of the thoughts here.  Both to share and so that I don't forget them myself.  Erik from Shutterfly led off the presentations, and put up some great info …

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