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Mena / About Six Apart:
The Ups & Downs of a Successful Service  —  As many of you have noticed, during the last couple of weeks TypePad performance has not been what we aspire to and you pay for.  While I am as displeased as you, at the current time I can do nothing more than apologize — a weak sentiment without action to back it up.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
TITANS COLUMN: OMID KORDESTANI  —  I interviewed Omid a couple of months ago for my B2.0 column, here it is in full.  —  TITANS OF TECH  —  The Wizard of Ads  —  Google's Omid Kordestani conjured a formula that took its sales to $3 billion.  Now he's rethinking the world of advertising again.
Kurt Kleiner /
Email and letter writing share fundamental pattern  —  Both Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein relied on pen, paper, and the postal service to communicate with correspondents around the world.  But researchers have now found the pattern of their replies is the same as that of computer users …
Discussion: 43 Folders and Boing Boing
Robert Roy Britt / MSNBC:   How Einstein managed his inbox
Microsoft aims to trounce Google  —  People are underestimating what Microsoft is doing with search technology, says Bill Gates.  —  The head of the software giant told the BBC that its ambition is to be bigger than Google in search.  —  He said that competition had ultimately …
Timothy Williams / New York Times:
AT&T Brand Lives On as Buyer Adopts Name  —  SBC Communications, which is awaiting regulatory approval to buy AT&T, announced today that it will adopt the AT&T name once the acquisition is approved.  —  The announcement means that AT&T, formed in 1885 - just nine years after the invention …
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nokia establish joint laboratory for high-impact research  —  Cambridge, MA, USA and Espoo, Finland - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Nokia Research Center today announced …
James /   MIT & Nokia Join Forces For Research
David Pogue / New York Times:
Rip and Burn and Download on a Stereo  —  JUST because a bunch of individual ingredients are delicious doesn't mean they'll taste good when they're all cooked up together.  Ask anyone who's ever sampled a 5-year-old chef's rendition of chocolate chip spaghetti with meat sauce and grape jelly.
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
The Facebook unplugged at Stanford ETL  —  I attended tonight the session of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) program featuring Mark Zuckerberg, the Founder and CEO of the Facebook, and Jim Breyer, the Managing Partner of Accel Partners who is sitting on the board of the company.
Discussion: pc4media and Geeking with Greg
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Anil wants Flickr to pay  —  Interesting little debate going on the blogs this morning.  Anil Dash wants Flickr to pay its users, particularly the ones who put the most popular content onto the service.  Caterina, co-founder of Flickr, answers back, says more to life than money.
Xeni Jardin / Wired News:
Web 2.0 Cracks Start to Show  —  Spam, scams and scatterbrains — the same problems that plagued the old internet are cropping up again in a new wave of technologies known collectively as Web 2.0.  —  But this time around, proponents say Web 2. has been better engineered to withstand …
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
Patrick Gavin / Link Building Blog:
Google Loves Seniors  —  It seems Google has intensified the ranking factor of one key data point that is very tough to manipulate: the age of your domain name.  I have been keeping an eye on trends with Google's search results and it seems that there is an increasing trend towards "trusted sites" owning page one.
Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse  —  —  What is this?  —  The new G7 Laser features a Full Speed USB bi-directional interface which enables a full 500 USB reports per second and 2000 dpi resolution.  It utilizes the 2.4GHz frequency band for smooth and reliable communication during heave gaming firefights.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Osman Ratib / CNN:
'I use my iPod to store medical images'  —  GENEVA, Switzerland (CNN) — Osman Ratib, professor and chief of nuclear medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva, has co-created a computer software program called Osirix.  It enables medical professionals to view medical images on their iPods …
Discussion: SearchViews
Christian Svensson /
Women Excluded?  Editors Respond  —  Yesterday, Suzanne Freyjadis-Chuberka gave a presentation at the Austin Games Conference that accused games magazines of excluding women.  Today, the editors of some of the largest US mags respond to the allegations.  —  Kristen Salvatore  —  Computer Gaming World
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq

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