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Google Base Was Sort of Live  —  Several people report Google Base (as predicted yesterday) went live, or at least, its login-screen.  I can't reach it at the moment as it seems Google took it down again, but Dirson posted a screenshot to Flickr.  So what is it?  Quoting from Dirson's screenshot of the login screen:
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Base: It's An Early-Stage Test Project from Google  —  UPDATE: We've postscripted (see below) with an official statement from Google about this project.  —  Lots and lots of talk in the blogosphere today about the new (is it?)  Google Base.  As always, Barry does a great job pulling it all together here.
Seweso / seweso's blog:
Google base  —  Google is going to launch a new service: Google-base!  Funny is the fact that I predicted this here which inspired Tony Ruscoe to check the subdomains of google and really found!  —  More information at blogsearch.  This is not a technical post, this is not a technical post :P
Phoenix / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Base and Google's Better Late Than Never Arrival Into Real Estate  —  There has been some talk this morning onto what will actually be included into Google Base, there are some nice screenshots that have come live this morning.  Giving us a little glimpse of how Google thinks the world's information should be organized.
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Writers Side With Google in Scrap  —  Google's plan to scan library book collections and make them searchable may be drawing ire from publishers and authors' advocates, but some obscure and first-time writers are lining up on the search engine's side of the dispute — arguing that the benefits …
Some Thoughts on Google Print
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Mac OS X 10.4.3 release imminent, Australia iTunes Music Store opens  —  October 24, 2005 - The most substantial update to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is nearing release, multiple indications suggest.  Over the weekend Apple seeded developers with build 8F45, the first seed to not specify any known issues …
Discussion: MacSlash
RELATED ITEM:   New Macs running 10.4.2, 10.4.3 due soon, more...
Bambi Francisco:
Google's pursuit: knowledge  —  To answer a question recently posed to me by CNBC host Ron Insana, Google's ultimate goal is to have a wire into our brains in order to have complete knowledge of who we are.  Of course, I don't believe that Google's growing stable of scientists …
John Andersen / GameSpot:
Wal-Mart pulls plug on 360 kiosks  —  Xbox maker acknowledges consoles interfering with Wal-Mart's internal management systems; says fix is in the works.  —  Gamers looking to be among the first to get their hands on an Xbox 360 controller at Wal-Mart demo kiosks can still do it, but they won't actually be controlling anything.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth
Business Wire:
Discussion: Chinawhite
Compatibility issues to dog PS3?  —  As promised last week, we collared Sony about the problems dogging its latest special-edition PS2 that chokes on many games already available for the platform.  —  Somewhat surprisingly, SCEI's Reiko Sakamoto admitted not only that the list of problem games …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Harry McCracken / PC World's Techlog:
VideoEgg: Hassle-Free Video Blogging  —  As I once mentioned here, I like capturing teeny-tiny video clips with my digital camera.  My only problem is that after I've viewed those clips once or twice, they tend to sit on my hard drive where nobody—including me—gets much enjoyment out of them.
Jfurrier /
PodTech Exclusive from IBM's World Headquarters: IBM Supports Podcasting as a New Media  —  Download to MP3: Exclusive PodTech & IBM Podcast - IBM Corporate Podcasting Team Speaks Out on Podcasting  —  The PodCast:  —  PodTech Exclusive from IBM's World Headquarters …
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Free Forrester videos on Social Computing — and much more  —  I spoke a few weeks ago at Forrester's Consumer Forum event in NYC about how companies can tap into social computing.  I've included the links below to the MP3 and video files (they are FREE!!!), along with several other relevant speeches …
Discussion: Blogspotting and Alex Barnett blog
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Futurists Pick Top Tech Trends  —  Taking a long-term view isn't easy nowadays.  —  Even the recent past seems blurry at times.  Google's just seven years old, but it's hard to imagine life before instant search.  Broadband has been widely available for only a few years …
Discussion: and SearchViews
Michael Singer / CNET
Ready for a 20-inch laptop?  —  How big is your laptop?  Fifteen inches?  Seventeen inches?  How about a massive 19- or 20-inch wide-screen LCD model?  —  With so many DVDs featuring letterboxed or wide-screen versions of films, consumers' fascination with larger screen sizes is changing …

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