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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 …
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?
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Google adds blog search  — "Search blogs from all over the web."  —  It's also available at  —  A FAQ page is also available.  Memeorandum is tracking it.  —  Google Blog Search search query for "google blog search."
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE LAUNCHES BLOGSEARCH  —  Google has put out a blog search engine.  Despite the fact that people have been clamoring for this for months, it may surprise you to realize that this makes Google the first to market with a homegrown blog search of any major search engine.
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
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google Blog Search is live
San Francisco Chronicle:
Highly respected scientist at center of battle  —  Ruling expected today on extending curb of ex-Microsoft exec's duties at Google until trial  —  Kai-Fu Lee is caught in a battle between two of the nation's most powerful companies.  —  Within hours of starting work at Google Inc. …
Anne Broache /
Vint Cerf muses about Google role, broadband  —  WASHINGTON—In his upcoming role as Google's chief Internet evangelist, Vint Cerf says he'll act as a "bumblebee," transporting ideas among the company's worldwide laboratories.  —  The Internet pioneer doesn't expect to be writing software …
Tom Taulli / Forbes:
Podcasting Profits  —  LOS ANGELES - Back in 1999, Evan Williams started one of the earliest blogging software companies.  His lucky break happened when it took several years for blogging to hit the mainstream.  This gave Williams time to develop and tweak his technology.
Discussion: Geek News Central …
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
Discussion: Between the Lines
Bang & Olufsen and Samsung to sell top-end phones  —  COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish up-market electronics firm Bang & Olufsen (BOb.CO: Quote, Profile, Research) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) will launch a jointly made mobile phone this year …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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.
Mobile industry 'not downloading mobile content'  —  The mobile industry is failing to practice what it preaches, with many of those involved in the sector admitting to rarely downloading content to their mobile phone, according to new research.  —  The findings, from mobile payments firm Valista …
Discussion: Techdirt and

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