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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 …
Join the Liberation Front of Digital Television!  —  May 6, 2005: Stop the Clock!  —  In a unanimous decision, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the broadcast flag.  Click to read more!  —  Today, you can use any device you like with your television: VCR, TiVo, DVD recorder …
Discussion: Copyfight and Wendy's Blog
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 …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols /
Opinion: Getting serious about the Linux Desktop  —  Novell's Jack Messman thinks Microsoft Vista is going to be so expensive that it's going to make users think hard about switching to Linux instead.  —  You know something?  He's right.  —  Vista certainly won't cost a penny less than XP Pro …
Discussion: Ted's Radio Weblog and
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 …

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