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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES NEW INDEX SIZE, SHIFTS FOCUS FROM COUNTING  —  Under embargo last week, I spoke to Marissa Mayer about Google search.  I do this often, as part of the normal news cycle, but this time was different.  After clearing her throat with some 7th birthday news, she dropped the other shoe …
Official Google Blog:
We wanted something special for our birthday...  Google opened its doors in September 1998, and we've been pursuing one mission ever since: to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.  For our seventh birthday, we are giving you a newly expanded web search index …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google touts size of its search index  —  In the latest round of the search-index size contest, Google unveiled an updated index it said is more than three times larger than that of any of its search engine competitors.  —  "We're celebrating our seventh birthday.... We had a pretty strong year …
Reed Stevenson / Reuters:
Microsoft, Intel throw weight behind HD DVD standard  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. on Monday threw their weight behind the next-generation HD DVD format being promoted by Toshiba Corp. in a blow to Sony Corp.'s, Blu-ray format.  —  The world's largest software maker …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Intel, Microsoft endorse HD DVD
Q2 REPORTS CLOSE TO $3 BILLION IN INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES  —  First Half '05 reaches $5.8 Billion - 26% increase over '04  —  New York, NY (September 26, 2005) - Today, during the MIXX Conference and Expo, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) …
James Boyle / Financial Times:
More rights are wrong for webcasters  —  I teach intellectual property law, a subject that is attracting attention from economists, political scientists and people who simply want to make money.  These, after all, are the rules that define the high­technology marketplace.
Discussion: Boing Boing, IP Democracy and Copyfight
The Star Wars: Episode III DVD Features  —  After breaking box-office records and bringing the "Star Wars" saga to an astounding close, the biggest movie of the year gets even bigger when "Revenge of the Sith" debuts on DVD Nov. 1 in a two-disc set that brings remarkable new insight into the creation of this action-filled epic.
Discussion: digg
Microsoft Windows Officially Broken  —  Windows was broken and Microsoft has admitted it.  In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal …
Paul Thurrott /
Allchin on Vista: "It's Not Going to Work"
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
The Blog Relations PR Survey  —  In August, we invited 50 PR professionals from around the world to fill in a survey about how they regard blogs as a business communications tool.  We are now pleased to publish the results which are filed under their own category on The Angel Blog.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Statesman-like technology company  —  7/7/99: "Having witnessed the Internet turned into a battlefield, and assessing that at least half of the blame for that belongs to Microsoft, I am in no mood for another contentious, irrelevant do-or-die battle.  This time around either Microsoft grows …
Discussion: Microsoft Weblog and InsideGoogle
Wil Shipley / Call Me Fishmeal:
Mac OS X Viruses: Put Up or Shut Up (part 1)  —  All, right, I'm sick of people reporting that Mac OS X is 'mostly' virus-free.  It is, as far has been proven, ENTIRELY virus-free.  Macs are not magical, and one day there will be virus that infects them.  However, I don't think it's happened yet …
Hilary Osborne / Guardian:
24-megabit broadband launched at £24 a month  —  A new broadband service offering a connection up to 24 times faster than other providers at less than double the price began a national rollout today.  —  For £24 a month customers of broadband provider Be are being offered …
Chris Pratley / Chris_Pratley's OneNote WebLog:
OneNote 12 - Working as a team with shared notebooks  —  First, let me point out that Owen Braun is blogging now.  He's the lead program manager on my team responsible for OneNote.  He's got a great post up about how we now support multiple notebooks.  And he's promising a whole feature on hyperlinks...
Cédric Savarese /
Introducing the CSS3 Multi-Column Module … While most computer screens are wider than tall, most websites are the exact opposite: longer than wide.  In the economy of screen-estate, vertical space is expensive.  If you were a piece of content, you would want to be above the fold, right?
Jim / Jim Boykin's SEO Thoughts:
Picture of Link Neighborhoods  —  What's the best order in the Chaos of Linking?  —  I'm often asked these questions:  —  How does Google order websites?  How do Yahoo, and MSN order websites.  Why don't they give the same results?  What does it take to be #1?  Why did my rankings change?
Esme Vos / MuniWireless:
Muniwireless market sizing report now available  —  U.S. cities, towns and counties will spend nearly $700 million over the next three years to build municipal-owned wireless broadband networks.  Moreover, the U.S. market will enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 134 percent between 2004 …

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