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Business Week:
Managing Google's Idea Factory  —  Marissa Mayer helps the search giant out-think its rivals  —  In late 1998, when Marissa Mayer first heard about a small outfit called Google, she barely batted an eye.  The Stanford University grad student was urged by her adviser to pay a visit to two guys …
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog
Jeremy Watson / Scotsman:
'Mousewives' drive the net revolution  —  TIME was when the matriarchal role involved educating the children through teatime TV, taking them to the doctor to treat a mystery malaise, and administering the odd clip around the ear.  —  But the traditional housewife has been transformed …
Associated Press:
More colleges offer gaming theory courses  —  TROY, New York (AP) — Down the hall, college students study steel design and software engineering.  In Shawn Lawson's classroom, they learn how to digitally animate a ball bouncing through a flaming hoop.  —  "We need to give him a real squish …
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Alwin / code: theWebSocket;:
It only takes one asshat to ruin it for everybody.  Okay, for me.  —  I got an email from the folks running the Serenity screenings.  I am not a happy man any more. … No reservation, just the opportunity to go show up and hope for a seat?  Wow!  Tell me more!
Discussion: Things That
Derrick Story /
How to Set Up Backup 3 and Save Your Data  —  I've been fascinated with Apple's backup software since its early release.  Back in 2003, I wrote an article titled "802.11, .Mac, Backup—All Coming Together" that discussed how WiFi and .Mac provided laptop users with flexible backup options.
Dennis Hissink /
Ricoh GR Digital Camera Preview  —  Introduction  —  Some time ago we were informed about a new digital camera.  In all these years since we have been around we have seen quite a number of cameras, and to be honest, most of them are not that exciting at all.
THE WEB 2.0 IS HERE  —  Web 2.0 is white hot at the moment, and not just because of the hype, but because of the insane amount of stuff that's being built for it right now.  —  I know, I know.  It sounds like the Cluetrain Manifesto all over again.  Well, it kinda is.
Michelle / networked_performance:
social networking  —  Call of the Wild  —  Inspired by the ability of the mobile phone to enhance polygamous activity through non-verbal, silent phone messaging, True Blue Love, a mobile phone social networking experience, is designed to explore the politics behind intimate phone-based relations.
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Massachusetts Finalizes Plans to Phase Out Microsoft Office  —  In a first for a U.S. state, executive branch agencies will adopt the OpenDocument standard by 2007.  —  The state of Massachusetts has finalized a proposed move to an open, nonproprietary format for office documents …
Jay Lyman /
How will Linux be leveraged in next-gen supercomputers?  —  Linux is at the top of the world's Top 500 List of World's Fastest Supercomputers, but does it have what it takes to stay there?  —  IBM and the United States stole the top slot last November when the BlueGene/L system running Linux …
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Rich Ziade / BASEMENT.ORG:
Google Video Goes Flash  —  I just stumbled on this and don't know how long this has been the case.  It looks like Google Video is using Flash to deliver video (exclusively, from what I can gather).  —  This makes a lot of sense because Flash can deliver high quality video without any sort of media player download.
Discussion: InsideGoogle

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