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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 …
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.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Sun, Google in software distribution pact  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (Reuters) - Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUNW - news) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOG - news) on Tuesday said they agreed to a multiyear pact for Google to promote Sun's software technologies in what amounts to a direct challenge …
Discussion: Traffick
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 …
Discussion: InsideGoogle and JD on MX
Matthew Fordahl /   Google, Sun Challenge Microsoft's Office
USA Today:
Google, Sun Microsystems collaborate
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Cheap Publicity Ploy
Discussion: Scobleizer
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.
Discussion: Scripting News
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.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Newsgator buys NetNewsWire  —  Update: here is the confirmation.  Existing NetNewsWire full-version customers will receive a free 2-year paid subscription to NewsGator Online.  Yup, good enough reason to switch to NewsGator from Bloglines.  "Synchronization is set to be the killer feature …
Frederico Oliveira / TechCrunch:
Ning launches!  —  Ning, also known as the official name for 24 Hour Laundry's project, just launched.  I actually had to keep myself from posting early because I was excited about it.  Now that I got the word from them with the approval to post, here goes the unveiling.
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 …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Google faces obstacles in S.F. Wi-Fi bid  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Google is the celebrity runner in San Francisco's race to become the first U.S. city with affordable or free wireless access to the Internet—but any such deal faces likely lawsuits or legislation, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Monday.
Discussion: IP Democracy and SiliconBeat
Bambi Francisco / MarketWatch:
Free WiFi equals targeted ads
Steve Bass / PC World:
Search Sites Try to Give Instant Answers  —  Figuring out what keywords to use for a Web search has always been a challenge.  And once you get your results, you have to guess which link will have the answer to your question.  Wouldn't it be nice just to type in a regular question and get a direct answer?
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 …
Discussion: Scobleizer and The Apple Blog
Joris Evers / CNET
HP to ship Netscape browser on new PCs  —  update In a move that harks back to the browser wars, Hewlett-Packard plans to ship Netscape's Web browser on new consumer PCs and notebooks starting early next year.  —  The agreement, announced Monday, is the first browser distribution deal …
John Oates / The Register:
HP goes a bundle with Netscape
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

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