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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.
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 …
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.
Alorie Gilbert / CNET
Yahoo unveils blog search tool  —  Yahoo has revamped its news search tool to grab material from thousands of blogs in addition to headlines from 6,500 newspapers and magazines.  —  The company launched a test version of the new tool on Monday, saying it aims to give consumers a more complete view of the news.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! Blog Search
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Yahoo releases blog search, doesn't impress on first look
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
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 …
Lisa Vaas /   It's Gada.Be the First Metasearch Engine Powered by RSS
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 …
Gaurav / Vantage point:   An Update  —  Some developments have taken place recently which …
UMA / indianwriting:
This is important  —  ...for all of us, as citizens who believe …
Discussion: Weblogsky and Joho the Blog
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.
Discussion: Digital Tech Life
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
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
At Newspapers, Some Clipping  —  When Amanda Bennett, editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, heard last month that she had to cut 75 jobs in her newsroom - 15 percent of her staff - she was sick to her stomach.  —  But after some reflection, she said, she realized that the depth of the cuts …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Black and White and Read by Fewer
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
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.
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
Brian / brianstorms weblog:
Beer and Loathing at Web2.0: Part Two  —  Last year's Web2.0 conference was held at Hotel Nikko elsewhere in San Francisco.  This year the organizers had moved to The Argent.  The Argent is a nice hotel but when I first laid eyes on the second floor conference space I thought, this is going to be too small.

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