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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?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
New Yahoo Instant Search Gives Answers Directly — No Results Page Required  —  A weird one for you, but sounds pretty cool.  Yahoo's given the heads-up that a new Instant Search feature is to be offered by the time this story goes live.  Type in a word, and Instant Search will show …
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:   Yahoo intros Instant Search
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Time Warner Rises on Report Microsoft May Share AOL (Update1)  —  Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) — Shares of Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, rose as much as 2.4 percent after the New York Post said the company is in talks to sell a stake in America Online to Microsoft Corp.
NY Post: Time Warner, Microsoft in talks over AOL  —  NEW YORK—Time Warner and Microsoft are in advanced talks over Microsoft buying a stake in Time Warner's America Online unit, the New York Post reported on Thursday.  —  Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter …
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 …
Gillette ups the ante, unveils 5-blade razor  —  Fusion is market leader's answer to rival Schick's 4-blade Quattro  —  A drawing released by Gillette Co. shows its Fusion razor, which has five blades in the front and a precision trimmer in the back.  —  NEW YORK - Gillette Co. Wednesday unveiled …
Discussion: Mary's Blog and Seth's Blog
Marc / O'Reilly Radar:
Oh, come on, TiVo...  Why are people around the blogosphere buying this nonsense? … Why not just blame solar flares?  Hey, I know, maybe it was hackers!  —  "Noisy analog signals" don't have a publicist, so they can't stick up for themselves.  Let's just let Occam's Razor stand up for them instead.
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.
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
Chris Pratley / Chris_Pratley's OneNote WebLog:
Unifying the analog and the digital with OneNote  —  One of the long term visions for OneNote is to bring together "your information" and make it findable and reusable, regardless of format.  When we look at the types of info we try to help people organize, it is obvious that a lot …
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
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 …
Daniel Terdiman /
Xbox 360 to hit shelves before Thanksgiving  —  After months of intense industry speculation, Microsoft revealed late Wednesday the launch dates for its much-anticipated Xbox 360 video game console.  —  In an announcement at the Tokyo Game Show, the company said the new Xbox …
Discussion: Gizmodo

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