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Matt / Photo Matt: Sold, Ping Outlook Bleak  —  Verisign, which does not have a particularly good history in the blogosphere, has purchased  This leaves Ping-O-Matic as the only large-scale and independent ping relay service left.  ( was sold to Yahoo earlier in the year.)
Greg Sandoval / Associated Press:
VeriSign Acquires for $2.3M  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Internet services company VeriSign Inc. said Friday it has acquired, a service that automatically alerts people when blogs and other Web sites are updated with new material.  —  Mountain View-based VeriSign …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
There are three significant factual errors in this brief piece …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Introduces Feed Reader  —  Continuing its push into the universe of blogs and feeds, Google has launched a feed reader application.  Google Reader is a browser-based application that works with virtually all popular browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
Microsoft Team RSS Blog:
The orange icon...  It's great that a discussion of icons has recently restarted in the RSS community.  We are in the process of figuring out what icon to use on our toolbar in IE7 to represent feeds.  —  There are five parts of the experience for feeds in IE7: discovering if a webpage has a feed …
To Bundle or Not to Bundle: That's the Microsoft Security Question  —  Microsoft Corp. has not yet launched a paid anti-virus product, but questions about software bundling and unfair competition are already swirling in Europe.  —  Rival Symantec Corp. acknowledged late this week …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and
Robert McMillan /
Symantec complains to EU anti-trust officers over Microsoft
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google ETA?  300 years to index the world's info  —  It could take 300 years to index all the world's information and make it searchable, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt predicted on Saturday at the Association of National Advertisers annual conference in Phoenix.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Intel leads Wi-Fi chipmakers in new forum  —  Leading Wi-Fi chip manufacturers will be announcing a new industry forum on Monday to help accelerate efforts to create a new, faster Wi-Fi standard, says a source close to the companies.  —  Intel, Broadcom, Marvel and Atheros have sidestepped …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Sphere, the Relevant Blog Search  —  Blogs are big.  There are 19 million blogs, and a few thousand will go online by the time you get done reading this.  To paraphrase a popular disco ditty - so many blogs, so little time.  Technorati, Feedster and Icerocket do a good job of searching the blogs …
Discussion: TechCrunch and EBB
Drew Cullen / The Register:
Dutch smash 100,000-strong zombie army  —  Dutch police have arrested three people for building a worldwide zombie network of more than 100,000 PCs used to launch internet attacks on companies and to hack into bank and Paypal accounts.  —  The main suspect, a 19 year-old man …
Discussion: Infectious Greed
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Oracle buys Innobase.  MySQL between rock and hard place?  —  As reported in several sources (Slashdot, InfoWorld, AP on Yahoo, Reuters), Oracle has acquired Innobase Oy for an undisclosed sum of money.  This appears to be a strategic move by Oracle to put MySQL between a rock and hard place.
Discussion: Joseph Scott's Blog and Slashdot
Bink /
Microsoft warns, don't use "Windows XP Service Pack 3 Preview"  —  This is not the first time that Windows fanatics create their own "Service Pack" by collecting all available hotfixes in to one installable pack.  I have posted articles about these packs over the years because I find …
Discussion: Channel 9 and
Jason / A design and usability blog:
Less as a competitive advantage: My 10 minutes at Web 2.0 Jason  —  I was invited to present a 10 minute "High Order Bit" at the Web 2.0 Conference.  I decided to talk about the concept of less as a competitive advantage.  Here's the rough text (from memory) of my presentation.  —  Less.
down the avenue:
Blog/Post Web 2.0 Gathering  —  We're meeting at Gordon Biersch on 2 Harrison Street along the waterfront, in San Francisco for a bloggers/post Web 2.0 gathering tonight — Saturday — at 8 pm.  If only wikis or evites were integrated with blogs, we would have a better sense of how many to book for …

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