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Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Roll Your Own Search Engine With Rollyo (Beta)  —  For the past few weeks I've had the chance to test out and create several focused and targeted search engines (based URLS I specified) with Rollyo, a new search tool released to the public today in an early beta by Dave Pell of Davenetics fame.
Discussion: Library clips and
Lynn Fox /
NASA Takes Google on Journey into Space  —  NASA Ames Research Center, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, and Mountain View-based Google Inc. today announced plans to collaborate on a number of technology-focused research-and-development activities that will couple some of Earth's most powerful technology resources.
Associated Press:
Google Plans Lavish Campus  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Google was expected to announce plans Wednesday to build a new 1-million-square foot corporate campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, according to a published report.  —  Google, the internet's leading search company …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
What is Web 2.0?  —  Last night, I was at a dinner, where one of the topics of discussion was Web 2.0.  More appropriately, what is Web 2.0?  It is a damn fine question, and difficult one to answer.  D. Keith Robinson writes, "Depending on who's using the term, you could be talking …
Scott M. Fulton, III / Tom's Hardware Guide:
HD DVD support a last minute switch, Microsoft says  —  Redmond (WA) - In an exclusive interview with Tom's Hardware Guide, one of Microsoft's lead representatives on the DVD Forum Steering Committee said that decisions regarding whether his company and Intel would back and promote HD DVD …
Sachi Izumi / Reuters:
Toshiba delays US launch of HD DVD player
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Gartenberg:
More on the good and the better  —  Scoble touches on a really important point.  If we were chatting about the "next big thing" four years ago, we probably wouldn't be talking about a digital music format that offered less quality than the standard CD quality that consumers were used to.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Employee and customer debate state of Windows Media Center
USA Today:
TV on cellphones?  Funny but profitable  —  LOS ANGELES — Brainstorming about how to take their company to the next level back in 2003, three guys in Berkeley, Calif., came up with a crazy notion that a cellphone was powerful enough to display television images.  —  On little 1- and 2-inch screens.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Warner raises decapitation strategy for Apple  —  CTIA Michael Nash, Warner's digital strategy chief, suggested labels might have no choice other than cut Apple's digital music sales off at a stroke.  —  "What if Jobs says 39 cents or 29 cents per download - what then?
Washington Post:
Understanding Linux  —  Linux experts Marcel Gagne and Peter van der Linden , who recently published new books on the subject, were online Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Noon ET to answer questions about the open source operating system, which is often used as an alternative to Microsoft Windows.
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
Later, Sooner  —  The "more later" in the last post was much less than expected — my site's server went down when I tried to post earlier today.  —  I attended the Red Cross orientation today, and put in all my paperwork.  I gather to serve nationally, you normally have to go through some classes and take a physical.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Verizon's Muddy TV Picture  —  A push by telcos into the territory ruled by cable operators may take a decade to break even.  Will investors lose patience?  —  From Long Island, N.Y., to the outskirts of Dallas, phone-service giant Verizon Communications (VZ ) is making deeper inroads into the TV market.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Fred / A VC:
VC Cliche of the Week  —  The single most important financial metric for any startup company isn't revenues, margin, headcount, or profits.  Those are all important, for sure.  But the number that matters most is the cash balance.  —  Because cash is king.

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