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Your Photos - not on Flickr!  —  Over the last year, we've been asked 15,381 times, "How about printing?  When are we going to get printing!?"  Today we are happy to answer: "Today!"  For now it is U.S. only (we know! we're working hard on rolling it out everywhere!).
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.
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 …
Robert Roy Britt / MSNBC:
How Einstein managed his inbox
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
How do you feel about someone else making money off your content?  —  Jason Oct 26  —  Anil makes an interesting observation regarding Flickr, Yahoo, and your content.  He uses Flickr and Yahoo as examples, but of course this relates to any community-based service build with user-generated content and supported by advertisers.
Board to get AOL update: Report  —  Newspaper says the Time Warner board will be briefed Thursday on talks to sell part of online unit.  —  NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Time Warner's board of directors is set to get an update Thursday on talks about selling a stake in its American Online unit …
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Time Warner board to discuss AOL future
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLEBASE: STRUCTURED/VERTICAL/DOMAIN SEARCH AIN'T THE FREEWEB  —  I recently spoke to a reputable person who is a senior exec in a major structured database company ( I promised not to name this person or the company/industry.)  I can't go into specifics, but the company owns a very large repository …
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 …
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.
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 and Boing Boing
Tony Smith / The Register:
Gizmondo executives quit under cloud  —  A number of senior executives at Gizmondo Europe quit the company last week ahead of the US launch of the firm's handheld games console and amid allegations in the Swedish press that some had criminal pasts.  —  Carl Freer and Stefan Eriksson tendered …
Discussion: Gizmodo and MobHappy
Darryl K. Taft /
Microsoft RTMs Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005  —  Microsoft on Thursday released to manufacturing its Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 products, previously known by the code names Whidbey and Yukon respectively.  —  Officials at the Redmond, Wash., company called the RTM …
Discussion: Andre and
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Oh, geez, my son is blogging...  Patrick called me while I was waiting in line at Google for a ride to my hotel.  He said "guess what Dad, I have a blog."  Oh, great, what's the URL I asked.  —  I sense he's just trying to be rebellious.  First an iPod.
Tim / Surf-Bits, The Switcher's Website:
The Ultimate Freeware Package for your iPod.  —  The Mac developer community has given us Mac users a ton of great software for our iPods.  I've talked about many of my favorite programs in the past.  Most of these, like Pod2Go and Podlock are shareware and commercial.
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