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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. …
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
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
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:   New Lines of Communication
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
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
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.
Discussion: HorsePigCow and
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 …
Discussion: Read/Write Web
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
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:
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.
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
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: Infectious Greed
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.
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.
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Baidu's Investors Should Have Done Some Research
Discussion: Things That

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