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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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Exclusive ways  —  I can blog about Google's unbloggable community conference because I wasn't invited.  Great community building Google.  Exclusive events suck.  I guess wasn't invited either.  I probably wouldn't have gone anyway.  I don't think bloggers should go to public events they can't blog about.
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 …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:   A Webpage is Not An API or a Platform (The Remix)
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
The danger of running a remix service
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 …
New trigonometry is a sign of the times  —  Mathematics students have cause to celebrate.  A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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

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