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Jfurrier /
PodTech Exclusive: Yahoo! Launches Podcasting with Yahoo! Podcasts  —  Download to MP3: Exclusive Podcast Announcement - Yahoo Launches Podcasting  —  The PodCast:  —  YAHOO! LAUNCHES PODCASTING.  Yahoo! Podcasts, A New Beta Service, Lets Consumers Find and Listen to New Audio Programs
Associated Press:
Yahoo tunes into podcasting craze  —  Internet giant to offer tools for searching popular audio programs  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Hoping to tune into the latest craze in digital media, Yahoo Inc. is introducing tools for finding, organizing and rating "podcasts" — the audio programs designed …
Rafat /
PodTech has the "exclusive PodTech Yahoo release" (transcript/streadmed audio) with Geoff Ralston, Yahoo's chief product officer, who promises "the best place on the web to find, discover, and consume podcasts to really find the podcast that you're interested in."  He says the new site will help podcasts go mass market.
Discussion: Podcasting
Dave Winer / Scripting News:  —  Major site launch:  —  I got an advance look at the site and had a chance to sit down with the team on Sept 21 in Sunnyvale, CA.  We talked about formats, protocols, how to work with the community at a content and technical level, and linking into the community directory.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo to launch podcast search site
Matt Cutts Interview  —  How and when did you get into search?  —  I got into search in 1999.  I was working on my Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!).  The computer science department there makes you take two outside classes, so I took classes …
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
One-play Microsoft DVD is no hoax  —  Paper names its source  —  A STORY stating that the Beast of Redmond had developed a technology which enabled DVDs to be played only once was much vilified on the Net.  Some claimed it was a pure hoax.  But the story's originator - The Business - has named now named its source.
Tony Glover /
The Business, the bloggers and Microsoft's 'one-play' DVD
Kareem Mayan / Kareem Mayan's Weblog:
Web 2.0: Conversation with Five Teenagers  —  Safa Rashtchy, managing director at Piper Jaffray, moderated a panel with five Bay-Area teenagers. all are 17 and in highschool, except for Sasha, who is 18 and is a freshman at Berkeley.  —  This was one of the more interesting panels …
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
Microsoft's Web Mail Gets Overhaul  —  The Hotmail millions (Microsoft reports 200 million users) know and perhaps love could be replaced.  For the last seven months, Microsoft has been beta testing a radically different Web mail client, one that makes Hotmail's largely standard HTML interface look like yesterday's news.
Discussion: Microsoft Weblog and Ensight
Rob / BusinessPundit:
CARNIVAL OF THE CAPITALISTS TURNS TWO!  —  Welcome to the anniversary party for the Carnival of the Capitalists!  Today, the CotC is two years old.  The first edition was held right here on October 12, 2003, and had 23 entries.  When Jay and I started this, we weren't sure what would happen.
Reuben Schwarz /
Linux stars in MS movie  —  In a stroke of irony, Microsoft's Halo movie will be produced in Wellington by servers running the open-source Linux operating system.  —  Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced last week that Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh will act …
Discussion: Things That … …
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Court Ruling in BlackBerry Case Puts Service to U.S. Users at Risk  —  OTTAWA, Oct. 7 - A court decision Friday renewed the possibility that service to BlackBerry wireless e-mail devices might be cut off for most users in the United States.  —  The United States Court of Appeals …
Discussion: technology filter
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
REACTION TO GOOGLE READER  —  Whew!  I was afraid that I was going to get bashed when I didn't like the Google Reader, that there had to be something wrong with me that I didn't like it.  Turns out, I'm not the only one.  Obviously, its not a huge cross section, but the comments …
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
My Million Dollar Blog  —  Tristan Louis did the numbers on the AOL-WeblogsInc deal.  My blog Read/WriteWeb has 1,938 inbound links on Technorati as of today, so according to Tristan's calculations Read/WriteWeb is worth over $1 million.  —  OK, so there were other factors that contributed …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
So how much do you think this blog is worth?

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