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Advanced browser gives taste of Web 2.0  —  A cutting edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed 'Flock', which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing, was launched today.  —  The browser was developed in California by a small team …
Bart / assault and bartery:
Flock, Firefox and open source  —  In recent weeks, several folks have asked why Flock is building a browser, not an extension, and about our relationship to the Mozilla community.  Let me try to address some of these questions.  —  Some background info  —  I've been a member of the open source community for about six years now.
Discussion: newsmotto! blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flock has Launched  —  I just heard from Geoffrey Arone at Flock that they will be launching it to the general public within 3 hours (by 5 pm PST).  —  Feedback to their recent beta expansion has been so positive, Geoffrey tells me, that there is no reason to delay any longer.  —  Congratulations Flock!
Fred / WeBreakStuff:
Flock?  Okay, but wait a second  —  So Mike just posted the scoop on Techcrunch that Flock will be launching today at 3pm.  As a web lover (it's actually how I make my living too), there's a couple of things that I am concerned about with the release of a new browser - or if you want to be technical …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Flock Lands To Cheers & Jeers
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Releases Q3 2005 Earnings  —  Google has just released their Q3 2005 earnings, as covered in this press release. … From The WSJ/Dow Jones … From the Google News Release  —  + GAAP net income for the third quarter was $381 million as compared to $343 million in the second quarter, an increase of 11%.
Google 3rd-Qtr Net Jumps as Advertising Sales Surge (Update2)  —  Listen  —  Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., the No. 1 Internet search engine, said profit jumped sevenfold, surpassing analysts' estimates, as new mapping and instant messaging features attracted users and the company added advertising space.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Dave Winer /
A turning point for the web?  —  Kevin Werbach wonders if this is the moment when the Internet came apart at the seams.  Pretty dramatic thought, but I don't think so.  Let's take a look at what's going on that makes Werbach wonder about that.  —  Google wants to view printed books the same way it views websites.
Discussion: Scripting News
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO
NEW GOOGLE ADWORDS KEYWORD SUGGESTION TOOL  —  A while ago I reviewed a ton of keyword research tools, but most of them are lacking in serious user data, which makes them top heavy, and forces people to only see the most common terms.  —  For the longest time it seemed as though Google …
The Odeo Blog:
Podcasting for Regular People  —  There are a lot of reasons to be excited about podcasting.  —  There's the fact that radio producers have moved to podcasting at a rapid clip and made tons of great content that was only available in certain locations at certain times downloadable and enjoyable at the listener's demand.
Discussion: evhead, Scripting News and
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Cliff Notes From the Blog World  —  Blog addicts overwhelmed by information may have found their savior.  —  Memeorandum, which started with a focus on political blogs in 2004 and launched a technology version just weeks ago, aims to be the automated newspaper of the online world.
Lawrence Lessig / Creative Commons Blog:
CC in Review: Lawrence Lessig on Interoperability  —  [This is part of a weekly series written by Lawrence Lessig and others about the history and future of Creative Commons.  Alternatively, if you know others who might find these interesting, please recommend they sign up at letter]
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
Changes at the Top at Yahoo! Search and Ad Sales Units  —  Ted Meisel, the head of Yahoo! Search Marketing (YSM) who came to the company with the Overture acquisition two years ago, will leave by the end of the year.  CEO Terry Semel announced his departure during Yahoo!'s Q3 earnings call on Tuesday.
Dawn Anfuso /
Creating Customer Evangelists  —  "Church of the Customer" authors Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba provide tips for turning loyal customers into brand ambassadors.  —  Want more word-of-mouth marketing for your product or service?  Create customer evangelists.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Ted Leung on the air:
Aperture induced ponderings  —  My drooling over Aperture produced some other thoughts.  —  In the wake of this month's Web 2.0 conference, there's been yet another round of "all applications are moving to the web".  Aperture is an application that would be very hard to do on the web.
Discussion: ben barren and Agylen

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