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Bindu Reddy / Official Google Blog:
First Base  —  Today we're excited to announce Google Base, an extension of our existing content collection efforts like web crawl, Google Sitemaps, Google Print and Google Video.  Google Base enables content owners to easily make their information searchable online.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Aims for the Classified Ads Business  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 - Google is poised to enter the highly competitive classified advertisement business, posing a threat to online and traditional businesses in that field.  —  On Tuesday evening, Google, the dominant Web search site …
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Poking At Google Base  —  Well, Google Base is here.  I think the most telling thing about Google Base for me will not be today, tomorrow, or even next month but five or six months from now, when we can see what kind of content is being added, how much content is being added …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Base Launched.  Yuck.  —  Google Blog officially announces the launch of Google Base.  We previously anticipated the launch of Google Base (along with everyone else) in late October.  —  Bottom Line: This is not a very interesting application in its current form.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ALL YOUR BASE ARE GOOGLE, THE LAUNCH  —  It's happening: Google Base is launching.  (Check the Google Blog for a post, I am sure there will be one.)  I plan to talk to Google about this, though what with leaving for London and all, I may not be able to.  Suffice to say, this is a major undertaking …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch:
Google Base Live, Accepting Content  —  Google Base, which some people got an early glimpse at last month, is now live (or supposed to be) for anyone to play with.  So what's in it, and what's it all mean?  —  I'll dive into it below, but let me preface this by saying I've been very …
Discussion: TechBeat and
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Sony Numbers Add Up to Trouble  —  More than half a million networks, including military and government sites, were likely infected by copy-restriction software distributed by Sony on a handful of its CDs, according to a statistical analysis of domain servers conducted by a well-respected security researcher …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Hi, I'm Clippy, your supercomputing assistant; you look like you're trying to model complex atmospheric phenomena  —  Figuring it's got plain old computing down pat, Microsoft is trying its hand at supercomputing.  Bill Gates himself is introducing a test version of a new product …
Discussion: OmniNerd and Guardian Unlimited
John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Enters the High-Performance Computing Fray
Jamie Lendino /
How to Build an Intel Mac  —  Discuss this now (7 posts) … Building a Mac seems like a crazy enough idea.  Throw in Intel hardware and the men in white suits should be rounding the corner.  Yet the unfortunate leak of an early developer build let anyone do just that …
Discussion: Geek News Central … and Etcetera
John G. Spooner /
Bridging the Vista Graphics Gap  —  Graphics performance, which has long been an afterthought for most corporate PCs and many consumers, will move to the forefront with the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft's next Windows operating system.  —  Vista, due late next year, will offer four different themes …
Discussion: George Ou and TechSpot
Roland Jones / MSNBC:
Is driving easier when Mr. T's riding shotgun?  —  To cash in on in-car GPS market, media firm to offer celebrity directions  —  Centuries ago, navigators looked to the stars to work out their location on Earth and plot their courses.  Today, stars are again set to guide lost travelers …
Discussion: Engadget and John Carroll
Hollywood Reporter:
Dialogue: Rupert Murdoch  —  Dialogue: Rupert Murdoch  —  With an enviable track record in newspapers, books, TV and film, the News Corp. chief pushes his chips toward his latest passion: the Internet.  —  The corridors of the Executive Building on the 20th Century Fox lot in West Los Angeles are long …
Discussion: and IP Democracy
John Borland / CNET
Build-it-yourself cell phones  —  Surj Patel is building his own cell phone, bit by soldered bit.  —  It's not easy.  It starts with parts that cost around $400.  Then Patel and his partner, Deva Seetharam, have to write code to run on the tiny Linux-based computer that he's hoping will serve as the brains of his new phone.
Alastair Jamieson / Scotsman:
Sony accused of leading price-fix cartel to stop cheap deals on web  —  THE electrical giant Sony has been accused of price-fixing in an attempt to curb internet bargains and send online prices soaring, it emerged yesterday.  —  The firm is among up to five leading manufacturers …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Alison Motluk /
Meditation builds up the brain  —  Meditating does more than just feel good and calm you down, it makes you perform better - and alters the structure of your brain, researchers have found.  —  People who meditate say the practice restores their energy, and some claim they need less sleep as a result.
Discussion: Boing Boing

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