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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 …
Anil Dash / Six Apart:
Google launches Blog Search  —  As will undoubtedly make the rounds everywhere in the blogosphere today, Google has just launched Google Blog Search.  Google's perhaps the single company most identitied with search, so their entrance into the blog search space is a big milestone even though …
Discussion: Napsterization
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google's new blog search makes a great first impression  —  Google launches its blog search service, says SearchEngineWatch's Chris Sherman.  —  OK, let's try it out.  —  First, let's try my name.  Hey, an ego search is a great way to tell whether something has a good algorithm.  Why?
Duncan / The Blog Herald:
Google Blog Search reviewed  —  Its literally gone live now:  —  Initial thoughts: it looks and smells like Google, and its quick as well, really, really quick.  No need to wait half a day for an error message at Technorati any more.  —  Search:
Discussion: Blog Tips and
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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Google adds blog search
Discussion: Technorati Weblog and GoogleRumors
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google Blog Search is live
Elinor Mills /
Microsoft seeks settlement in Google lawsuit  —  update Microsoft proposed on Tuesday settling its lawsuit with Google over the hiring of a former executive in China by asking Google to agree to limit the exec's duties until July 2006 when the noncompete agreement he signed with Microsoft expires.
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
San Francisco Chronicle:   Highly respected scientist at center of battle
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. 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
Sean Alexander / Microsoft Gadgets:
Welcome to the Gadgets Blog!
Discussion: Paul Mooney
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
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 …
Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Open Internet, We Hardly Knew Ye  —  Hurricane Katrina tore families away from their homes and from each other.  And with the Gulf Coast in chaos, electricity out and cell-phone towers down, people in far-flung places across the United States turned to the robust, decentralized internet to find their loved ones.
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.

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