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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.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Yahoo's Blog Search, Too Little Too Soon  —  Technorati, one of the early entrants in the blog search arena has been beaten black and blue by blogosphere's cognoscenti.  Many of their complaints have been fair and justified.  No one wants an arthritic search engine after all.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Yahoo News Search, Day 2  —  Okay I've spent some time with Yahoo's news search and sent a note to Scott Gatz requesting a bit of advance notice next time, so we can review these things before they roll out.  —  There's a lot to like about their approach, but it is still not good enough …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Integrates News, Blogs & Flickr Search Results  —  Yahoo is testing a new approach to delivering news search results, combining traditional media sources with "citizen journalism" from blogs and images from its Flickr photo sharing site.  —  Although not the long-anticipated blog/feed search …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Yahoo releases blog search, doesn't impress on first look  —  I've been waiting for Yahoo's blog search forever.  I was expecting better than this.  I did a few searches and like Feedster, Pubsub, Technorati, and Google better.  Om Malik says it all: Yahoo's Blog Search, Too Little Too Soon.
Alorie Gilbert / CNET
Yahoo unveils blog search tool
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE ADDS TAGGING  —  Google has silently added a Bookmarks feature to My Search History, enabling you to quickly tag and comment any web page you've visited.  If Google in the future opens this up, letting users share their bookmarks and see bookmarking data in searches, we could see something very useful and popular.
John Dempsey /
COMCAST PROPOSES DVD/VOD SERVICE  —  FROM VARIETY: Hopes to offer films on VOD in DVD window then sell disc  —  Comcast is quietly trying to wolf down Blockbuster's lunch.  —  Like other operators, the cable giant is hell-bent on tapping into the billions of dollars that people spend …
Amit Varma / India Uncut:
A question of principles  —  Many of you no doubt know about the latest controversy that has broken out in the blogosphere, about Arindam Chaudhuri and IIPM.  In case you don't, a quick summary: A few months ago Jam Magazine, edited by Rashmi Bansal, did a story exposing some of the claims made by IIPM …
UMA / indianwriting:
This is important  —  ...for all of us, as citizens who believe …
Discussion: Weblogsky and Joho the Blog
Gaurav / Vantage point:   An Update  —  Some developments have taken place recently which …
Troy Wolverton /
Apple's Next Big Thing  —  Apple Computer (AAPL:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) reports fourth-quarter earnings later Tuesday, but it's what the company says on Wednesday that may grab investors' attention this week.  —  Apple has scheduled a press event Wednesday …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Gains Podcast Directory  —  News from the Yahoo Search Blog that Yahoo's gained a new Yahoo Podcasts site, where you can search for podcasts or listen to them online.  I'm looking forward to playing with it further in the near future and will likely do a longer look …
Wall Street Journal:
As Podcasts Boom, Big Media Rushes To Stake a Claim
Microsoft and RealNetworks Resolve Antitrust Case and Announce Digital Music and Games Partnership  —  New partnership brings Rhapsody® subscription service and RealNetworks' games to millions of Microsoft's MSN users.  —  SEATTLE — Oct. 11, 2005 — Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") …
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor and Paul Mooney
David Galbraith:
Verisign acquires Moreover Technologies  —  The company that Nick Denton, Angus Bankes and I started on my kitchen table in Shoreditch, in 1998, sells to Verisign - I can't comment, but Tom Foremski has the scoop and Rafat Ali more details, including a link to a good piece on Moreover by Jason Kottke, who use to work in my team:
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A Game Console for the Rest of Us  —  Note to hard-core video game players: Microsoft says it is aiming for your mothers and wives.  —  In the coming weeks, Microsoft plans to introduce a marketing campaign to expand the appeal of the new Xbox 360 game console beyond the young men who are the Xbox's biggest fans.
Discussion: and Kotaku
Tkeating /
VoIP Blog - VoIP News, Gadgets  —  VoIP & Gadget News Blog with the latest news in the VoIP and gadget space, smart phones, product reviews, opinion & analysis.  —  Home Archives VoIP ForumsAboutContact  —  Linksys CIT200 Skype phone review  —  Linksys has partnered with Skype to offer …
Discussion: Techdirt
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
IPTV versus TV-over-IP  —  In the battle for video over broadband, the odds might just be stacked against IPTV, a complex and expensive technology.  Instead, the fortunes might be favoring the more simplistic, television over IP.  —  In past few months, IPTV has gone from being an obscure acronym …
Discussion: Werblog
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Zunch Execs Jump Ship, Join Together  —  Search and interactive marketing agency Zunch Communications saw the mass exodus of five top executives last week.  Today, those five have announced the launch of a new digital agency, Kinetic Results.  —  The new company will be led by Kevin Ryan …
Discussion: Gary Stein and Marketing Pilgrim

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