Yahoo! Search blog:
Great Tastes That Go Great Together — I've been a big fan of del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service Joshua Schachter created, for quite a while now. So much so that when Dave Taylor recently asked for "experts" to help explain What's so cool about del.icio.us?, I was glad to masquerade as an expert.
Joseph Scott / Joseph Scott's Blog: Yahoo Buys Del.icio.us
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: del.icio.us acquired by Yahoo!
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo Goes Deeper into Tagging with del.icio.us Buy
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch: Del.icio.us Acquired by Yahoo!
Andy Beal / Marketing Pilgrim: Yahoo Acquires del.icio.us
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Yahoo buys del.icio.us
Barb Dybwad / The Social Software Weblog: Yahoo gobbles up del.icio.us
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo.icio.us? - Yahoo Acquires Del.icio.us — I just got off an instant message conversation with Joshua Schachter, the founder of Del.icio.us. I was asking him for any comment on the Yahoo acquisition rumors and he pointed me to the del.icio.us blog. — Yahoo has acquired Del.icio.us:
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Yahoo buys del.icio.us - keep it free!
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: YAHOO Becoming (del.icio.usly) Cool Again
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
A Delicious Eight Months — On April 14th, we closed an investment in Delicious. We wrote about our initial investment here. — Eight months later, Delicious has been sold to Yahoo!. The news is on the Delicious blog. — We are thrilled to see Joshua Schachter …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! buys del.icio.us — Yahoo! has bought social bookmarking site del.icio.us for an undisclosed amount. Joshua Schachter posted an announcement to the del.icio.us blog and mentions Yahoo!'s ability to help del.icio.us scale and keep pace with it's growing user base and site usage.
Discussion: Om Malik on Broadband, The Doc Searls Weblog, TechBeat and Micro Persuasion
Rob Hof / TechBeat: Yahoo! Eats Del.icio.us
Heather Green / Blogspotting: Yahoo Snaps Up Del.icio.us
David Barboza / New York Times:
Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese — FUZHOU, China - One of China's newest factories operates here in the basement of an old warehouse. Posters of World of Warcraft and Magic Land hang above a corps of young people glued to their computer screens, pounding away at their keyboards in the latest hustle for money.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, Techdirt, Steve Sloan …, billsdue, RatcliffeBlog, business2blog, SiliconBeat, Furdlog, Kotaku, Terra Nova, Ross Mayfield's Weblog and BASEMENT.ORG
Steve Sloan / Steve Sloan, SJSU Tech on a mission: Wikis and wargamers
Bill Bishop / billsdue: New York Times on Outsourcing to Chinese Game Farmers
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Imagining new work to outsource
Erick Schonfeld / business2blog: The Virtual Economy — The NYT has a well-reported story …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Games investment wave has hit a crest
Edward Castronova / Terra Nova: NYTimes Tracks Down Gold Farmers
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Attention Arbitrage — My first corporate job was testing video games at Activision.
Jared Jacobs / Official Google Blog:
A cure for the common inbox — Ever get the feeling that your email experience is a little too predictable? I certainly have. Over the past few months, I've been working on Gmail Clips, a new feature that can help mix things up a bit. Starting this week, you can see headlines …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, The Unofficial Google Weblog, Lifehacker, TechBlog and Micro Persuasion
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: RSS clips in Gmail (updated)
Dwight / TechBlog: RSS reader added to Google Mail
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Gmail Adds RSS 'Web Clips' to All Accounts
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Google sucks, there I said it — I wonder if it's Google or me …
Google sucks, there I said it — I wonder if it's Google or me …
Discussion: Things That
Ian Youngs / BBC:
Song sites face legal crackdown — The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. — The Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents US sheet music companies, will launch its first campaign against such sites in 2006.
Discussion: Techdirt, Guardian Unlimited and digg
Carlo / Techdirt: Throw Them In Copyright Jail!
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Legal crackdown on song lyric sites
Sarah Boxer / New York Times:
SwarmSketch taps Web's 'collective consciousness' — About three months ago, Peter Edmunds, a 22-year-old communications student at the University of Canberra, in Australia, began a Web site called SwarmSketch with the idea of producing a sketch of "the collective consciousness" every week.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and SearchViews
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Drawing Upon the Power of the Group
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Power could cost more than servers, Google warns — update A Google engineer has warned that if the performance per watt of today's computers doesn't improve, the electrical costs of running them could end up far greater than the initial hardware price tag.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Power Costs Could Overtake Server Costs
Philip Ball / Nature:
Does rivalry rewire the rapping web? — Social networks of rappers differ from all other human networks. — The rivalry and feuds for which rap music is notorious may mean that in contrast to other human social networks, like does not attract like. — All the same, says Reginald Smith …
Discussion: collision detection
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
MMA Releases Guidelines for Banner Ads on Phones — It may have an audience as tiny as its screens, but the mobile Web has just gotten its first set of banner ad guidelines. — The specifications (PDF), released by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), discuss graphical banners, text "banners" and ad units that combine the two.
Discussion: The Voice of Online … and textually.org
Sony says PS3 still on track for spring launch — Sony on Thursday said it remained on track to roll out its PlayStation 3 game console by spring 2006 despite industry speculation that the scheduled launch could face delays. — The timing of the release of Sony's updated PlayStation console …
Discussion: biosmagazine.co.uk, The Blackfriars Blog and Gizmodo
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
UPDATE 2-Electronic Arts to buy Jamdat in $680 mln deal — LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday it would buy Jamdat Mobile Inc. (JMDT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) in a $680 million deal to increase its share …
Discussion: Joseph Laszlo, michael parekh on IT and Kotaku
Once-brotherly image turns Big Brotherly — SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents long ago painted Wal-Mart, Microsoft and a handful of other behemoths into a rogue's gallery of too-powerful corporations needing government restraint. — Now, a brash upstart with a "don't be evil" mantra may soon join them: online search giant Google.
Discussion: RatcliffeBlog and Jaffe Juice
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Paying for market share? That may be the future of networked markets