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Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:  —  Largely, I've found it easier to tag or link to an aggregated location of results than it is to tag to a specific vendor all the time.  Share the love, man!  Announcing the public beta of (yes, that's .be).  This is a metasearch service with a few unique features …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gada - Tag Meta Search Done Right  —  Chris Pirillo has launched today - a powerful tag meta-search engine that has an incredibly simple and thoughtful design.  Shayne Sweeney is the developer who's building Gada.  —  Gada takes a query and runs it against sites like Google News …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
You using Pirillo's tag meta search  —  Chris Pirillo just released his new service:  He wrote more about on his blog.  —  Now, this is really cool.  Particularly for mobile phone users.  Why?  Well, first of all the URL is easy to type on T9 text pad.
Yahoo! Search blog:
You the Media  —  During Hurricane Katrina millions of people came to Yahoo! News for authoritative information.  At the same time thousands of bloggers were posting first-hand accounts, photos, personal stories, and opinions.  But without mainstream exposure, many important voices went unheard.
Alorie Gilbert / CNET
Yahoo unveils blog search tool
R.I.P. WYSIWYG … For the last twenty-five years, one user interface style has reigned supreme: the Macintosh-style graphical user interface.  It's now reached its limits, however, and will be replaced by a style that partly reverses some of its most treasured interaction principles.
Web enjoys year of biggest growth  —  The web has grown more in 2005 than it did at the height of the dotcom boom, says a study.  —  In the year to October the web grew by more than 17 million sites, says monitoring firm Netcraft.  —  This figure exceeds the growth of 16 million sites seen …
Discussion: TeleRead, PalmAddicts and RatcliffeBlog
Tim Lee /
The recording industry's new clothes  —  You're being had.  —  Online music sales have soared, from $220 million in the first half of last year, to $790 million in the first half of this year.  Millions of consumers are discovering the convenience of buying music online.
Holly J. Wagner / Wired News:
Cuban to Launch DVD Label?  —  Mark Cuban is hiring staff that could form the nucleus of a new DVD label, Wired News has learned, a move that comes as the dot-com billionaire attempts to shatter Hollywood's release window system by making first-run films available simultaneously in theaters, on cable TV, online and on DVD.
Loyd Case /
If Microsoft Never Existed...  The alarm clock goes off, buzzing insistently until I reach out a hand and groggily slap at the button to silence the sound.  I roll out of bed, pause for a few minutes, then head for the shower.  —  After breakfast, I head down to the office.
Discussion: Download Squad
John Hagel / Edge Perspectives with John Hagel:
The World Is Spiky  —  Two writers that I admire greatly - Tom Friedman and Richard Florida - appear to clash with each other.  Tom in his best-selling new book says "The World Is Flat" and Richard in a new article in the October 2005 issue of Atlantic Monthly asserts "The World Is Spiky".
David Carr / New York Times:
Forget Blogs, Print Needs Its Own IPod  —  SOMETIMES what appears to be a threat is actually a life preserver.  —  The poor defenseless music industry cowered - then prosecuted - when the monster of digital downloads came lurching over the horizon.  Then the iPod came along and music looks …

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