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Michelle Meyers / CNET
Problems surfacing with iPod Nano screen  —  Some owners of Apple Computer's new "impossibly small" iPod Nano are starting to wonder if the device is also impossibly delicate.  —  The most widespread complaint about the otherwise highly praised device seems to be that the color display screen gets scratched extremely easily.
Jlewin / Podcasting News:
Apple Dogged by iPod nano Complaints
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
PubSub to Measure Blog Influence by Category  —  PubSub is today expected to unleash a new site ranking tool, called LinkRanks, that measures the "strength, persistence, and vitality" of links pointing to and from a given Web site.  —  Additionally, PubSub has begun an effort to compile lists …
Matt Reed / Wired News:
IPod Maps Draw Legal Threats  —  Transit officials in New York and San Francisco have launched a copyright crackdown on a website offering free downloadable subway maps designed to be viewed on the iPod.  — is the home of iPod-sized maps of nearly two dozen different …
The Power of Defaults … How gullible are Web users?  Sadly, the answer seems to be "very."  —  Professor Thorsten Joachims and colleagues at Cornell University conducted a study of search engines.  Among other things, their study examined the links users followed on the SERP (search engine results page).
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO
MSN TO DEBUTE PAID ADS TODAY?  —  I believe it is going to be a limited beta test open to select advertisers, but...  From the Ingternet Herald Tribune: … Over on the NYT Google is already throwing the privacy card: … while still leaving the demographic door open for themselves ;)
MSN Launches Paid-Search Service in France and Singapore  —  In-depth audience intelligence helps advertisers turn consumer clicks into connections.  —  NEW YORK — Sept. 26, 2005 — Today, Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of the MSN® Information Services & Merchant Platform division …
Global usage share MSN Search has slightly increased according to  —  Amsterdam - September 26 2005 - (, the number one provider of on demand intelligence web analytics, today reported that MSN Search's global usage share has slightly increased …
Discussion: digg
Alex Scoble / Computerworld:
New Treo to run Windows...Hell freezing over?  Yes, but that's a good thing, right?  —  Today's BlogWatch talked about the new Palm Treo 700 and how it will be running Windows CE (?) instead of Palm OS.  —  Richi points to some Treo users who grouse about the change saying they use the Treo because of the Palm OS.
Tom Sanders /
Windows Treo expected later today
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Gamers Get a Hollywood Makeover  —  Halfway through The 40 Year Old Virgin is a thoroughly remarkable scene.  It's got nothing to do with first-time sex, though.  No, it's about gaming: David and Cal, two of the virgin's twenty-something slacker friends, are sitting in his apartment playing Mortal Kombat: Deception.
Discussion: Kotaku and LiquidGeneration
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! as the TV Network of the Future  —  The NY Times story about the next generation media strategy of Yahoo!'s Terry Semel and Lloyd Braun is worth a read.  What first struck me: … My first thought was of Songline Studio's Ferndale, the first soap opera on the net, and Tom Arriola's CrimeScene …
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
eBay's Bet: The Skype's the Limit  —  Oct. 3, 2005 issue - When I talked to Meg Whitman last week, we used plain old telephones.  But since both of us belong to the 54 million-member Skype community—a global society one joins simply by signing up to use that company's voice over Internet protocol …
: Michael Meeks interview  —  Here's a few of the questions we asked the Novell employee...  LXF: How did you first get involved with Gnome?  —  Michael Meeks: Well, that's quite a long story.  I became a Christian in my gap year.  I'd like to point out I was using Windows exclusively …
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Read THIS and try to see TV the same way again.  Or even blogging.  —  Dig Get Out of My Face, by Brian Oberkirch, whose Slidell Hurricane Damage Blog is an online port in both literal and media storms.  Follow the links to Aaron Broussard's transcendant humanity as a guest on Russert.  Brian:
Discussion: ben barren, MSNBC and Like It Matters

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