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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.
Harry Berkowitz / Newsday:
Jeeves getting a pink slip
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
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 …
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
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Google Made Opera Browser Free  —  A couple of months ago, I had a chance to interview Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive officer and co-founder of Oslo-based Opera Software, for Business 2.0 Titans of Tech series.  What attracted me the most about his company was that it had customers paying for something …
Discussion: Techdirt
Adam L. Penenberg / Wired News:
Can Bloggers Strike It Rich?  —  When it comes to the profit potential of blogs, Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, calls himself a skeptic.  —  It's a surprisingly pessimistic perspective coming from the Brit who has launched a network of 13 theme blogs — including Fleshbot (porn) …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Official Google Blog:
Putting crowd wisdom to work  —  At Google, we're constantly trying to find new ways to organize the world's information, including information relevant to our business.  Building on the ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Iowa Electronic Markets, a few Googlers (Doug Banks, Patri Friedman …
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 …
Staci /
Goldman Sachs Communacopia: Tom Freston, co-COO, Viacom : Updated: Wish I had a $100 — heck, make that $1,000 — for every time "multi-platform" was used during the q-and-a with Tom Freston, co-COO of the current Viacom and CEO in waiting of the new Viacom that could debut in January.
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Mac mini revision ready for quiet update  —  September 21, 2005 - A Mac mini update is ready for roll-out just two months after Apple bumped the RAM on the systems and added a SuperDrive model, Think Secret has learned.  The systems, which are currently in transit to retailers …
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

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