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Molly /
No Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft Will not Win the Web  —  Reading through an article about Microsoft in Business Week, I was not shocked but oh so enraged by this bit from an interview with CEO Steve Ballmer: … In the past months, WaSP and Microsoft have been working together in the trenches …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Textura Design
George Ou / ZDNet:
Is the Firefox honeymoon over?  —  [Updated: 9/16/2005 7:22PM] Now that Firefox has become the first viable contender to Microsoft Internet Explorer in years, its popularity has brought with it some unwanted attention.  Last week's premature disclosure of a zero-day Firefox exploit came …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Zeitgeist 05: Featuring Press & Bloggers But No Blogging Or Coverage Allowed  —  So I'm reading a discussion over at Threadwatch about those going to our SEW Forums Live Anaheim event next month, and member eWhisper notes he can't make it, as Zeitgeist ends that day?  Zeitgeist?  I follow the link.
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
Feld Thoughts:
2006 Will Be The Year of Microsoft  —  I'm often wrong (but never in doubt) and - after spending the day at PDC and an evening with a number of the project leads for various Vista technologies - it feels like 2006 is going to be Microsoft's year.  —  Microsoft has been kicked around plenty …
Discussion: A VC and Infectious Greed
Google Blog:
The illuminated continent  —  Have you ever dreamed of Africa while reading National Geographic?  The exotic photographs and thoughtful articles take you there with a magical sense of place.  Today we embraced that magic by releasing Google Earth data layers that index National Geographic stories …
Discussion: JenSense and
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Macworld Expo Boston cancelled  —  IDG World Expo on Friday said they have cancelled Macworld Expo Boston and will instead focus their efforts on a single conference and expo in San Francisco.  The event, which has been a mainstay of East Coast conferences for almost 20 years …
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
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.
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
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Vista looks to get tablets on write track … LOS ANGELES—After years of trying to decipher your scribbles on its own, Microsoft is looking for a little help.  —  In Vista, the new incarnation of desktop Windows, due next year, the software giant will let people give …
Ian Davis / Silkworm Blog:  —  Richard McManus reports that has ceased operation because doesn't serve its homepage as it did  — used to gather poopularity statistics about new bookmarks on  It turns out that they were doing it by scraping the HTML from the home page …
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
Nintendo unveils next-generation game controller
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 …
Rogers and Bell to build Wireless Broadband Network

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