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Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Diller Says Ask Jeeves Will Rebrand as  —  Thanks to SearchViews and SEOBook for pointing us to The article: Diller Sacks the Butler.  It reports on comments made today by IAC/InterActive CEO, Barry Dillerm about the future of one of his newest employees, Mr. Jeeves.
Jonathan Berr /
Diller Sacks the Butler  —  Jeeves is out of a job.  —  IAC/InterActiveCorp.  (IACI:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) is dropping the butler who doubles as the mascot of its recently acquired Ask Jeeves online search business.  —  The New York-based online empire …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO
THE BUTLER DIES  —  Diller Sacks the Butler:
Discussion: SearchViews
Ephraim Schwartz / InfoWorld:
Gadgets and gizmos add spark to Demo Fall 05  —  From keyboards to VoIP, technology keeps changing  —  HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — What would Demo Fall 05, the now bi-annual conference for the introduction of new products and services, be if it didn't have its share of gadgets and gizmos …
Buzz Bruggeman / buzznovation:
There is nothing like a live Demo at Demo...
Business Week:
Steve Ballmer's Memo to Staff  —  Today, we are announcing the creation of three new business divisions — Microsoft Platform Products & Services Division, which will be led by Kevin Johnson and Jim Allchin as co-Presidents; Microsoft Business Division to be led by Jeff Raikes as President …
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Microsoft streamlines to challenge competitors
Discussion: Rough Type and SearchViews
Hui-yong Yu / Bloomberg:
Microsoft, Google Millionaires Bulldoze a New Aspen in Montana  —  Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) — Inside the Bulldog Saloon in Whitefish, Montana, hangs a sign that declares, ``This Ain't No Country Club.'' Tell that to the Internet millionaires in the backroom.  —  Regulars who gather …
Discussion: Dealflow and The Stalwart
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
CRAPPY WINE  —  "Socialised Media" apparachik, BBC employee Ben Metcalfe calls Stormhoek "crappy". … Give me a break.  It never occurs to Ben, the bloggers could have shredded the wine to pieces just as easily.  He doesn't mention that.  —  What frustrates Ben about the Stormhoek meme, I suspect, is that it's actually working.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Google WiFi Client Explained  —  Following my previous post, a lot of you (thanks!) sent me information about where all you were using the client.  Given the different locations, I guess this is "general availablity" for now.  A dozen of you sent me some special thoughts.
Discussion: business2blog and EuroTelcoblog
Kenneth Norton / Hey Norton!:
User triangulation: how to listen to customers  —  Quite by serendipity I've come across a few articles in the past week about listening to - and ignoring - users in the product development process.  —  The first came from my friend Jonathan Alexander in a post to his blog:
Financial Times:
Vonage weighs up possible sale  —  Vonage, the private internet telephony start-up, is being encouraged to consider a sale while it presses ahead with plans for an initial public offering.  —  UBS and Deutsche Bank, the investment banks chosen by Vonage to underwrite its stock market listing …
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Disposable Phone Chargers; 60 Minutes of Talk Time  —  Regardless of how "wireless" communications technology has become, your laptop, cellphone, BlackBerry, radio or TV will keep working only if the batteries can be recharged.  These gadgets may be your communications lifeline, but …
Discussion: Engadget
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
Truveo: the little video search engine that could  —  A few days ago, Truveo went quietly out of stealth.  It did not get noticed immediately because of two major news "sandwiching" its release: Skype/eBay and Google BlogSearch.  However the buzz has been growing since then, and the initial feedback is pretty positive.
Discussion: TechCrunch and InterAdvocacy
Jo Best /
Apple's Jobs: Microsoft and Dell copy us but won't beat the iPod  —  'Time to stop doing Bill Gates favours'  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs has hit out at fellow tech heavyweights Dell and Microsoft, claiming they have been copying Apple, and put the company's tight-lipped strategy down to a refusal …
LG Electronics Develops UMA-based Wi-Fi Phone  —  LG Electronics developed LG-CL400 combining Wi-Fi and mobile communication, the company announced on Wednesday.  —  The South Korean handset maker said it had joined forces with the US-based Kineto Wireless to develop the Wi-Fi cell phone …

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