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Michael Singer / CNET
Yahoo, TiVo to connect services  —  update In a move that further blurs the lines of television and the Internet, Yahoo and TiVo have partnered to schedule downloads to TiVo boxes from any Internet connection.  —  Starting Monday, consumers will be able to schedule recordings of TV shows …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Plans to Connect Services With TiVo  —  Yahoo and TiVo plan to announce a deal today that will connect Yahoo's vast online service to TiVo's set-top boxes, which, in addition to recording television programs, have a largely unused capability to connect to the Internet.
USA Today:
Google brings maps to phones  —  LOS ANGELES — Internet search giant Google introduces its first downloadable cellphone application on Monday, bringing its acclaimed map technology to phones.  —  With Google Local for mobile devices, users can get colorful, overhead views of a neighborhood …
Mind Camp:
Mind Camp  —  30 hours at seattle mind camp 2 of them asleep.  Chalk up that ratio to a late night game of Werewolf that consumed 20 of us till 5am.  Rule #1, Don't wear a sweater if you want to live.  —  Update: Photos on Flickr now.  —  Still trying to digest everything, but:
Alexbarn / Alex Barnett blog:
Discussion: Eric's Blog and HorsePigCow
Yahoo, Google to launch new wireless services  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. are set to roll out new wireless services, taking advantage of advanced networks and cellphones to provide features similar to those available on computers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Phone Scoop:
Yahoo! Phone Coming To Cingular
Discussion: Gizmodo
Skrenta / Weblog:
TOPIX TAGS BLOGS  —  Today we added 15,000 top weblogs to the crawling/tagging engine.  Blog posts are being categorized into our 30,000 local feeds as well as our 300,000 subject feeds.  Our search results now include blog results, and posts should show up on our site and search index within 1-3 minutes of being crawled.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Comparing The Flickrs of Video  —  I've been tracking a number of sites that offer flickr-like services for video.  —  I've taken a look at as many of these services that I could find.  The most well known is YouTube, which we profiled in August and which recently raised venture money from Sequoia.
Mark Russinovich / Mark's Sysinternals Blog:
Sony'S Rootkit: First 4 Internet Responds  —  First 4 Internet, the company that implements Sony's Digital Rights Management (DRM) software that includes a rootkit, has responded to my last post, More on Sony: Dangerous Decloaking Patch, EULAs and Phoning Home.  They rebut four of the points I raise in the post.
Tom Krazit /
Microsoft: multi-core chips changing PC software design  —  'I COME FROM THE WORLD OF SOFTWARE, AND WE NEED TO TALK,' SAYS SOFTWARE ARCHITECT HERB SUTTER  —  Multi-core processors are solidly mainstream these days, with five upcoming multi-core designs showcased by their creators on the first day of the Fall Processor Forum.
Associated Press:
Imagine, Make It Real in Fab Lab  —  BOSTON — When Makeda Stephenson compared flight simulator games sold in computer stores and didn't find anything she liked, she didn't stop there.  —  The 13-year-old used a set of computer-controlled manufacturing tools at a community center …
PR Newswire:
TiVo and Yahoo! Collaborate to Offer Online Scheduling Through Yahoo! TV  —  This offering from the two companies enables Yahoo! TV users to request, via TiVo's scheduling technology, recordings of their favorite TV shows on their TiVo® Series2(TM) devices from anywhere they access Yahoo!.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Patrick Klepek /
Halo Film Script Leaks?  —  Movie website claims to have all the details.  —  The Halo community is hardcore.  Fans are known to have concocted several hundred pages scripts detailing the events of Halo 2 months before the game was released, and the same happened with the eventual Halo 3 not long ago.
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Can a Game Make You Cry?  —  I could tell something was wrong as soon as I saw my friend's eyes.  It was back in 1997, and he'd been playing the recently released Final Fantasy VII.  That afternoon, he'd gotten to a famously shocking scene in which Aerith, a beloved young magician girl, is suddenly and viciously murdered.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Many Suitors, and Many Pitfalls, as AOL Seeks a Partner  —  Microsoft has emerged as the front-runner in the talks surrounding the potential sale of a stake in America Online, two people involved in the negotiations said.  But despite a flurry of interest in AOL from Microsoft, Google and others …
Technical Update  —  On infrequent occasions I have something to say about the technical aspects of patrickWeb.  Today I made a change that is important to me but will go unnoticed by close to 100% of the people who read this blog.  From now on Atom is the protocol I use to publish the index to what I write.
Paul Montgomery / Tinfinger:
Come on mate and grab a plate  —  Let's have a barbeque.  Specifically a leg of the Long Tail Camp, this Friday at an as-yet-undisclosed location in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick, which is where benbarren works on Feedtagger.  It's difficult to figure out what ben's saying at the best of times …
Discussion: Read/Write Web and ben barren
Redbarren / ben barren:
Sophie Monk and Melbourne Long Tail Camp

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