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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Thoughts On & Poking At Google Blog Search  —  Chris covered the launch of Google's new blog search in today's SearchDay article, Google Launches Industrial Strength Blog Search.  In this post, I want to add some of my own thoughts.  I'll also be working up a rundown on reaction from others …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Dear Google, Thank you for blog search...  I knew this day would come (and it was not because of any insider information—no really, I had no idea), but as I've been saying on my blog Google and Yahoo will have blog search any day now.  Today Google launched the beta of Google Blog Search.
Yahoo! Search blog:
Instant Search Gives You Instant Answers  —  If search engines are so smart, why do they give you millions of results when you type in "boston weather"?  Why even ten, for that matter?  Why not just one?  Or better yet, why not just tell me what the weather is?
Apple files for Podcasting trademark  —  In what could be construed as its latest attempt to make Podcasting proprietary, Apple this month filed for a trademark on the term "iPodcast."  —  On Sept. 4th the iPod maker made two filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office …
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
Apple files for "iPodcast" trademark  —  Whatchu talkin' about, Apple?  Maybe it's really just a noble gesture to try and finally end the feud between Dave Winer and Adam Curry but sheesh, Apple — trying to get a trademark on the term "iPodcast" is kind of a slap in the face to all the folks …
Jenstar / JenSense:
First sighting of Yahoo Publisher Network RSS ads  —  I spotted Yahoo Publisher Network ads in an RSS feed today, the first time I have seen them delivered via a feed.  They look very similar to AdSense for Feeds ads and are formatted in the traditional ad unit styling.
Dartmouth researchers build world's smallest mobile robot  —  Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs  • Contact Sue Knapp (603) 646-3661  —  In a world where "supersize" has entered the lexicon, there are some things getting smaller, like cell phones and laptops.
Discussion: Engadget and Boing Boing
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
Meet the Apple Pack Rats  —  Gary Ian Reich remembers his first time in lurid detail: The struggle to get home, how he fumbled with the outer layers, his delight with what was concealed, the many lingering caresses in the ecstatic aftermath.  —  Seven years later, it's hard to describe …
Jo Twist / BBC:
Broadband to rule the TV waves  —  TV delivered into living rooms over broadband connections will completely change TV as well as the internet as we know it, concludes a major report.  —  IPTV (internet protocol TV), as it is known, is a budding area that is exciting telecoms and media companies.
Discussion: Technology360 and Furdlog
Dave Winer /
Yahoo's new browser-based mail app  —  After Gnomedex in June, I flew down from Seattle to meet with Ethan Diamond in San Francisco.  Ethan is a smart young developer working for Yahoo on their new browser-based mail application.  I first met him a couple of years ago when he was working …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Gates on Apple, Google — and Microsoft's future  —  LOS ANGELES — Microsoft Corp. is grappling with "a lot of smart competitors," including Google and Apple, who are ahead of the Redmond company in some key markets, Bill Gates acknowledges.  —  But the Microsoft chairman on Tuesday …
Leslie Katz / Gadgets |
Behold the 'future of shaving'  —  In today's climate of ever-advancing gadgets, it stands to reason that even the simple little razor would keep striving to outdo itself.  On Wednesday, the Gillette Company announced the launch of Gillette Fusion and Gillette Fusion Power …

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