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Business Week:
Troubling Exits At Microsoft  —  Once the dream workplace of tech's highest achievers, it is suffering key defections to Google and elsewhere.  What's behind the losses?  —  When Microsoft Corp. (MFST ) hired computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee away from hardware maker Silicon Graphics Inc. …
Globe and Mail:
Rogers, Bell Canada team up  —  Bitter rivals Rogers Communications Inc. and Bell Canada have agreed to jointly build and manage a wireless high-speed Internet network that is expected to reach more than two-thirds of Canadians in less than three years.  —  The two communications companies …
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:   New Lines of Communication
Rogers and Bell to build Wireless Broadband Network
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
AOL, Microsoft Discussing Possible Internet Joint Venture  —  Microsoft Corp. is considering acquiring a stake in Time Warner Inc.'s America Online Inc. unit, one of a number of possible Internet joint ventures the two companies are discussing, people familiar with the talks said.
Discussion: InterAdvocacy and Fast Company Now
Staci /
AOL-Microsoft: Will Cash-Rich Google Make A Play? : Day 2 of the new hot miniseries.
James Altucher /
MSN Plus AOL Is a Negative for Google
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Power Mac G5 revision expected soon, signs point to dual-core  —  September 15, 2005 - Apple's Power Mac G5 line will see an upgrade in the near future, possibly before the close of the month, sources have informed Think Secret.  Poor sales of the current models is likely the driving force behind …
Discussion: Engadget and
Laurieanne McLaughlin / Macworld:
Analysis: Why Apple picked Intel over AMD
Discussion: Infinite Loop and
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Grotica - Google Erotica Engine or Webmaster World Joke?  —  Grotica - Google Erotica Engine or Webmaster World Joke?  —  While running across the search engine news this morning I found a press release, apparently from Google, hosted on and indexed in Google News.
Linda S. Boreman /
Google unveils new erotica search engine
Discussion: Things That and InsideGoogle
Music giants sue 'Chinese Google' over MP3 downloads  —  Music giants Universal, EMI, Warner, Sony BMG and their local subsidiaries are suing China's largest search engine Baidu for allegedly infringing the copyright of hundreds of songs, the company said on Friday.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and business2blog
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Baidu's Investors Should Have Done Some Research
Discussion: and Things That   Google may expand in China, buy faster computers
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Hands On With the Revolution  —  TOKYO — The Revolution will be televised, and so will every movement of your hands.  —  After months of teasing, Nintendo has pulled back the curtain on the controller that will accompany its upcoming home game console, called Revolution, when the system launches in 2006.
Discussion: Kotaku and
Nintendo unveils next-generation game controller
Business Week:
A Rendezvous With Microsoft's Deep Throat  —  Meet mystery blogger Mini-Microsoft, an employee who runs a virtual watercooler for his corporate colleagues, also anonymous  —  I didn't have to change cabs twice and slip into the shadows of a suburban parking garage at 2 in the morning.
Google Blog:
Googlebombing 'failure'  —  Posted by Marissa Mayer, Director of Consumer Web Products  —  If you do a Google search on the word [failure] or the phrase [miserable failure], the top result is currently the White House's official biographical page for President Bush.
Discussion: Things That
Business Wire:
AOL Survey Says: People Blog as Therapy  —  DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 16, 2005—America Online, Inc.: Politics, News, Gossip Are Not Top Motivators for Bloggers  —  A new AOL blog survey shows most bloggers are not aspiring "cyber journalists" or political activists; they blog as a form of therapy.
Discussion: SearchViews
Chapter 8.  Improving Your Ability to Recognize Business Opportunities  —  A survey of beginning MBA students revealed that of 16 abilities listed, "Ability to Recognize Business Opportunities" was ranked highest with respect to value for maximizing success in business and perceived need for self-improvement.
The meaning of free speech  —  The acquisition by eBay of Skype is a helpful reminder to the world's trillion-dollar telecoms industry that all phone calls will eventually be free  —  NIKLAS Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype, which distributes software that lets people …
Discussion: MobHappy
Regina Lynn / Wired News:
China Mulls 'Gang of 15 Million'  —  For Westerners, the news that an estimated 20,000 Chinese citizens participate in naked webcam chat was good for a chuckle.  —  "Oh, those crazy communists need to get over their bad selves," was my initial response.  "Let people have their fun."
Business Week:
Steve Ballmer Shrugs Off The Critics  —  "If you take a look broadly through our company, we've got more empowered, innovative people than any other company in the world"  —  Steven A. Ballmer has been Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT ) chief executive officer for five years.
JupiterResearch: Consumer Resistance to Paid Content Stays High  —  Consumer resistance to paying for content online remains high, though adoption is up slightly, according to a new JupiterResearch report.  —  The New York market researcher found adoption is up from last year …
Discussion: and InterAdvocacy

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