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Sun and Google Expand Technology Reach And Global Opportunity  —  Multi-year, Strategic Agreement Promotes Java Technology and Google Toolbar  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., - October 4, 2005 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Google Inc. today announced an agreement to promote and distribute …
Carlo / Techdirt:
Sun Welcomes You To 1999 With Its Google Non-Announcement  —  from the i'm-forever-blowing-bubbles dept.  —  The rumor mill's been working overtime the last few days as hype built up surrounding an announcement from Google and Sun.  Much of the speculation was that they'd announce some type …
Dana Gardner / ZDNet:
Google takes a leisurely stroll through Sun's pantry of goods  —  Open Source Software Infrastructure Hardware Infrastructure Web Technology  —  I can see it now.  Google honcho Eric Schmidt decides to stretch his legs and venture down from Olympus to do some window shopping at his former employer, Sun Microsystems.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Sun and Google shake hands
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Matthew Fordahl /   Google, Sun Challenge Microsoft's Office
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Sun, Google in software distribution pact
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Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Cheap Publicity Ploy
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google and Sun Microsystems Planning Major Announcement : GoogleOffice?
Discussion: Things That and Open Source
USA Today:
Google, Sun Microsystems collaborate
Greg Reinacker / Greg Reinacker's Weblog:
NewsGator acquires NetNewsWire  —  The rumors and stories this morning are true...NewsGator has acquired NetNewsWire.  Here's the press release, and a Q&A about the deal.  This is awesome news - we're all very excited about it!  —  The rationale here is similar to what I posted about the FeedDemon deal.
NewsGator acquires NetNewsWire  —  It's true!  NewsGator has acquired NetNewsWire and hired me as a product architect!  There's a press release and a Q&A page that go into more detail.  —  You can also read what my co-workers Greg Reinacker and Nick Bradbury have to say.
Elizabeth Millard /
NewsGator Acquires NetNewsWire  —  RSS platform company NewsGator Technologies has acquired NetNewsWire, creator of a popular RSS reader for Mac OS X.  —  NewsGator already owns RSS aggregators on Outlook, Windows and Windows Media Center, as well as a Web service.
Kasper Jade /
Apple planning launch of video iPod  —  Apple Computer has begun production of a new version of its iPod digital music player that will be capable of playing videos, AppleInsider has learned.  —  Reliable sources believe the iPod could be introduced as early as next week …
Rumor mill spins newest tune: IPod will have video soon  —  LOS ANGELES — Apple's hugely popular iPod digital music device could be in for another makeover — this time as a highly anti-cipated unit that plays both audio and video.  —  Apple sent invitations Tuesday for a media event in San Jose …
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Netscape Founder Starts Firm  —  Online services startup Ning offers tools for developers to build new applications that help people connect and communicate.  —  Netscape co-founder Mark Andreessen has launched a new online services startup called Ning that aims to provide developers …
Patrick Phillips /
John Battelle: 'Traditional Media Are Fearful of Google and Yahoo'  —  The co-founding editor of Wired and founder of The Industry Standard argues that print as the medium for news delivery is "passing."  That's why he's launching a blog service company.  —  John Battelle, a co-founder …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Napster - the inside story and lessons for entrepreneurs  —  Napster was a Web 2.0 company back in the 1.0 world.  Here is a glimpse into the inside story of Napster, and at the end, some lessons learned for entrepreneurs.  I was VP of product development at Napster back in the wild days of 2000.
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
GOOGLE: IT'S NOT ABOUT SEARCH  —  These days, Google seems to be interested in just about everything—portals, search, VoIP, instant messaging, e-mail, photos, blogging, maps, topography, Wi-Fi and NASA, just for starters.  Google's eclectic interests must aggravate Microsoft's competitive analysis folks.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Lycos Unveils "Social Interaction Platform"  —  Lycos today plans to launch the first product in its latest incarnation as a content destination — a "social interaction platform" called Planet, adapted from an offering by corporate parent Daum Communications.  —  Users can create a mini site, or "planet," without any HTML coding.

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