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Greg Yardley / Greg Yardley's Internet Blog:
Mechanical Turk = Genius  —  Amazon is attempting to disintermediate the whole 'let's farm out our manual, monotonous tasks to the third world via some exploitative local company with ties to the home country' industry with their Amazon Mechanical Turk - an example of 'artificial Artificial Intelligence …
Rob Hof / TechBeat:
Amazon's Mechanical Turk  — is quietly testing another interesting innovation, this time tapping into the Power of Us.  The cheeky geeks there call it the Mechanical Turk, after an 18th century hoax, a mannequin that appeared to play chess.  Visit the site, and you can complete …
Discussion: Perceptric Forum
Mike / Techdirt:
Amazon Looking For Cheap Human Brain Power
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Amazon's new Artificial Artificial Intelligence
Wall Street Journal:
Wide-Flying Moguls: Google Duo's New Jet Is a Boeing 767-200  —  Included Are Two Staterooms,  —  A Shower, Seats for 50;  —  It's 'Good for the World'  —  On the road, Sergey Brin and Larry Page have owned environmentally friendly hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Lunch?  —  As many people know, Google offers its employees free lunch and free dinner at the campus (Yahoo charges its employees).  It's a lavish affair, with many different types of high quality food, drinks, desert, etc.  I like visiting Google for lunch, and accept nearly every offer I get from a Google employee.
Discussion: digg
Motley Fool:
Google's Next Buy  —  By Rick Aristotle Munarriz (TMFBreakerRick)  —  Don't tell me that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) printed out 14 million new shares back in mid-September without a game plan.  Don't tell me that Google fattened up its balance sheet to $7.6 billion just because legal tender …
Microsoft Team RSS Blog:
Feeds and well-formed XML  —  Here in Windows, we're working hard on Windows Vista Beta 2, and we've recently been doing some work on how we parse feeds.  —  Our years of experience in with HTML in Internet Explorer have taught us the long-term pain that results from being too liberal with what you accept from others.
Kasper Jade /
PowerBook to gain iSight, iBook to go widescreen in 2006  —  Along with its transition to Intel processors, Apple Computer in the first half of next year will introduce new eye-catching industrial designs for both of its laptop offerings, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: MacSlash
Jenstar / JenSense:
New AdSense referral feature launched  —  If you have wanted to make money by referring publishers to AdSense, yet haven't been accepted into the AdSense & AdWords referral program, you are in luck!  You can now earn $100 per new publisher, when they sign up for AdSense and earn $100 in revenue.
Seb Janacek /
Minority Report: Will Apple send in the clones?  —  A wise move, or just an old one? … In the months since Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the Mac was making the seismic shift from PowerPC to Intel processors, the murmurs about the possible resurrection of the clones programme have been getting louder …
Discussion: The Tao of Mac and MacSlash
Peter Judge /
xMax sparks low power wireless revolution  —  A little-known start-up has demonstrated wireless broadband 1000 times more efficient than WiMax - and claims the technique could also make wireless LANs that will run for years on watch batteries.  —  xG Technology, based in Sarasota, Florida …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Xbox 360 and iPod interoperability?  Sort of  —  If you play "Project Gotham Racing 3" on an Xbox 360 after the console hits stores later this month, Microsoft invites you to use tunes straight off your iPod as an alternative to the game's sound track.  —  Officially, the company …
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
IPorn?  —  NEW YORK - Get set for what could be yet another porn boom.  —  It seems that Apple's (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) announcement this week that it has sold one million videos at $1.99 a pop just 20 days after unveiling its new video store and video-capable iPod …
Ben / Inside Firefox:
Improving Tabbed Browsing  —  A lot of us are fans of tabbed browsing.  It's one of the most useful changes in window and document management since the Task Bar on Windows.  People who like to work with multiple documents like quick, convenient access to them.  It's part of the reason Microsoft moved Office to a SDI model.
Joris Evers / CNET
Newsmaker: Kevin Mitnick on hacking's evolution  —  To many, the name Kevin Mitnick is synonymous with "notorious hacker."  He was caught by the FBI in 1995 after a well-publicized pursuit.  Mitnick pled guilty to charges of wire and computer fraud and served five years behind bars.

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