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Venkatesh Rangarajan / Manthan:
Google testing Click to call  —  Searchin Engine Journal is reporting Google is testing "Click to Call" feature .  More details of this are available on Google website on "Click to Call" FAQ page.  I had talked about it when Google talk was launched, how Google could leverage its search/ local search …
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
VoIP: Here Today!  —  Google's Click-to-Call beta yesterday is generating some interesting comment about the nature of VoIP over on Om Malik's site.  I'm sure that Google is terminating the calls on PSTN handsets, because the vast majority of the customers wanting to use the service do not yet …
Om Malik / On Broadband, VoIP …:
Google Dials-In The AdWords  —  Updated: Google is finally testing out its Click-to-Call system.  (Greg Yardley first reported this news, but I have been slow in getting around to it.)  It has been a long time coming.  I have been waiting for this since I wrote this piece in September.
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Oliver Thylmann
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Testing Google AdWords Click-To-Call  —  Google Testing Google AdWords Click-To-Call  —  Google has come out with a test of their new Google Pay-Per-Call service dubbed "Google Click-to-Call."  Google is reportedly only testing this service in designated areas of the United States …
Next Generation:
Xbox 360 'Overheating' Problems Emerge  —  Forum posts are suggesting early teething problems for Xbox 360, with some units overheating.  —  For the most up-to-date game industry news, opinion and analysis, read Next Generation every weekday morning. www.Next-Gen.Biz
Discussion: Joystiq and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Hubert Wong /
$499 CAD  —  Unless you've been living under a rock, or you're not much of a console gamer, you're probably well aware that Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox 360 upon the masses yesterday.  We were lucky enough to snag one of the last few Standard systems in the city …
Associated Press:
Microsoft Reports Isolated Xbox Glitches  —  REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it had received isolated reports of technical problems with its popular new Xbox 360 videogame system.  —  Some owners complained that their systems were crashing during game play, sometimes with error messages popping up.
Discussion: GameInsider
Reuters:   Crash reports hit Xbox 360
Marc Perton / Engadget:
Users report Xbox 360 "crashing like mad"
Discussion: Gadgetophile and TechBlog
Andrew Donoghue / ZDNet:
Google turns Heathrow into testing lab … Google Space aims to entertain passengers waiting at Heathrow, and will also allow the search firm to road-test new products  —  Google has taken its first foray into the physical world with the launch of an Internet cafe-style computing booth in London's Heathrow Airport.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Roblord /
Songbird vs iTunes?  —  A blogosphere critic or two has opined that Songbird's user interaction and visual design (at iTunes.  Let's review the facts.  —  First, consider that every modern Web browser overwhelmingly looks and works the same and for good reason.  The Web's cognitive model is a tree of pages.
Raymond /
My OPML file is one of my greatest assets.  —  I cannot say this today, but sometime in 2006 I will.  —  By then, my OPML file will include my list of subscribed rss feeds, it will include links to the blog/videoblog entries I have made myself - or just the ones that I like the most myself …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
WebmasterWorld Out Of Google & MSN  —  Well, that didn't take long.  I wrote on Monday about how WebmasterWorld head Brett Tabke decided to ban all search spiders including those from the major search engines in an effort to combat bandwidth loss and server sluggishness due to rogue spiders.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Danny Ayers asks Raymond the question that XML geeks always ask about OPML.  And Raymond gives him the answer I always give (but it's great they can hear it from a user now).  "There are tools."  Users don't care about formats, they care about getting their ideas organized and out there.
Discussion: Danny Ayers, Raw Blog
Jamais Cascio / WorldChanging:
BACTERIAL CAMERAS AND THE FABRICATION FUTURE  —  Unlocking the Code - Science, Systems and Technological Breakthroughs  —  It may need four hours to take a picture, and even then only create monochrome images, but the bacterial camera made by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, could be pretty important.
Jamais Cascio / WorldChanging:
StarSight  —  Leapfrog Nations - Emerging Technology in the New Developing World  —  StarSight is one of those ideas that makes one wonder why it wasn't developed years ago.  StarSight combines a street light — something which can bring down crime rates dramatically — with solar panel …
Discussion: IFTF's Future Now and Smart Mobs

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