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Yahoo! Search blog:
Great Tastes That Go Great Together  —  I've been a big fan of, 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, I was glad to masquerade as an expert.
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
Social Media Consolidation Act 8: Yahoo takes out  —  First, I apologize for my complete silence over the past week or so, but I have been completely swamped by a number of things - that I can't talk about yet, and I have just returned from Paris where I spoke at the excellent Les Blogs 2.0 organized by my buddy Loic.
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Tag It: Acqusition, Yahoo Acquires  —  Even developing their own MyWeb 2.0 (tag, save, share service) and the Yahoo 360 set of services, Yahoo still wants more assets in the community building, tagging, and folksonomy arena.  Accordingly, we've learned that has now been acquired by Yahoo.
Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo! buys  —  Yahoo continues with its Web 2.0 makeover.  The company snapped up the bookmarking service today, according to a post by founder Joshua Schachter on his website.  "We look forward to bringing you new features and more servers in the future," he writes.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Yahoo's First Hack Day: What a Blast!  —  Earlier today, I wrote that I was hacking on a project and didn't have a lot of time to write.  Now I've got a bit of time to tell the rest of the story.  —  Today was our first annual Hack Day in the Search and Marketplace Group (SMG).
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Burp!  —  Yahoo eats  —  There's an 'icky' in 'sticky'.  —  Just a thought.  —  It's alive!  —  Syndication and the Live Web Economy is my latest in Linux Journal.  (And just under the wire for the Syndicate conference that starts Monday.)  One point: … And another:
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Get Paid to Search: Now MSN's Talking
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Oliver Thylmann
Greg Yardley / Greg Yardley's Internet Blog: acquisition shows community valuable
Discussion: Danny Ayers, Raw Blog
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Heather Green / Blogspotting:   Yahoo Snaps Up
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Live Tracking of Mobile Phones Prompts Court Fights on Privacy  —  Most Americans carry cellphones, but many may not know that government agencies can track their movements through the signals emanating from the handset.  —  In recent years, law enforcement officials have turned …
Mark Ward / BBC:
Sony BMG repents over CD debacle  —  Technology correspondent, BBC News website  —  Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.  —  The head of Sony BMG's global digital business, Thomas Hesse, told the BBC that the company was "re-evaluating" its current methods.
BBC:   Anti-piracy CD problems vex Sony
Asa Dotzler:
firefox 1.5 versus internet explorer 6  —  I've seen a number of articles comparing the currently available Firefox 1.5 with the still not available and probably not released for some time Internet Explorer 7.  What's wrong with this picture?  Firefox 1.5 should be compared against the competition …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
NBA to create huge digital archive  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If you're a rabid basketball fan who's wished you could get your hands on video of that one memorable shot by Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls play-off game you went to in 1989, the National Basketball Association may soon be able to help you out.
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog and digg
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Comcast Seeks Edge In Phone Service  —  Comcast Corp. next week plans to roll out Internet phone service in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland to try to steal customers from Verizon Communications Inc.  —  U.S. cable and phone companies are increasingly competing directly by trying …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
EEye to enter antivirus business  —  A beta version of the software will be made available to Blink users in early in 2006  —  Security vendor eEye Digital Security (Profile, Products, Articles) Inc. plans to add antivirus capabilities to its Blink intrusion prevention product …
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Washington Post:
Smartbomb  —  The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution  —  After immersing themselves in the video game culture by attending gaming conventions, interviewing its inventors and entrepreneurs, along with researching the history of the industry and its influence …
Discussion: Kotaku
mobile jones:
The Carnival of the Mobilists Volume1 Issue8  —  Presenting: The Carnvial of the Mobilists.  This week's CoM features some outstanding observations, analysis and commentary across a range of important topics on mobility.  I'm excited by the number of contributions and quality of articles in this week's CoM.
Building a Rep and Choosing a Zone  —  Your reputation rating starts at three out of five stars, and goes up or down depending on how other players rate you.  If you're respectful in victory and graceful in defeat, you'll probably get positive feedback and a higher reputation.
Discussion: Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Xbox 360 DRM makes your rip your CDs again

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