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John Battelle's Searchblog:
ALEXA (MAKE THAT AMAZON) LOOKS TO CHANGE THE GAME  —  (This will be updated when the service goes live, I was briefed and the embargo was 9 pm PST...)  —  Every so often an idea comes along that has the potential to change the game.  When it does, you find yourself saying - "Sheesh, of course that was going to happen.
Brendon Connelly / Slacker Manager:
The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Users  —  First things first, real quick like.  At it's core, is a place where you can store your bookmarks and get to them from anywhere you can find an internet connection.  Accounts are free, get yours today.
New York Times:
AOL Co-Founder Calls for Split of Time Warner  —  As Time Warner nears a decision on a big alliance with Google or Microsoft for its America Online unit, Stephen M. Case, the co-founder of AOL, has spoken out against the plan, aligning himself with the thinking of the financier Carl C. Icahn, who has pushed for a breakup of Time Warner.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Blog Ads, MSNBC and the Porn Valley Advertisement  —  Blog Ads, MSNBC and the Porn Valley Advertisement  —  As I'm sure many of our readers have noticed, there is currently (as of 10:09 EST 12/12/2005) an advertisement running on the left side of the Search Engine Journal which reads "Porn Valley."
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
There's no Wikipedia entry for 'moral responsibility'  —  Seigenthaler libeller unmasked - thought it was a joke site  —  No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood -  —  On Monday, in one of his now-weekly appearances on cable news defending the latest Wikipedia scandal …
Discussion: Open Source and Moore's Lore
BBC:   Wikipedia joker eats humble pie
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
A Tablet search tool  —  Here's another one of those hard-hat projects I've been working on that you might want to try out.  It's a web page that contains a TIP in which you can launch a search.  I call it SearchTIP.  Here's the link.  —  If you go to the above link it'll take you to the following page:
China overtakes U.S. as world's leading exporter of information technology goods  —  12/12/2005 - China overtook the United States in 2004 to become the world's leading exporter of information and communications technology (ICT) goods such as mobile phones, laptop computers and digital cameras, according to OECD data.
Discussion: Fast Company Now
Fred / A VC:
Online Backup's Inflection Point  —  I have been a fanatic about backing up my hard disk since the mid 80s after losing a month's work on a year end paper in a hard disk crash.  Scars like that don't heal.  They stay front and center and result in an obsession about being backed up.
Discussion: clock
Susan Cheever / Newsday:
Just Google 'thou shalt not steal'  —  It's late at night, and you are in the bedroom cruising auction sites for furniture on the Internet.  You should go to sleep, but you don't.  Then you see them, the pair of chairs from your own living room.  They are for sale by someone in New Jersey, but they are your chairs.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Touring the Microsoft Xbox facilities  —  So if you hadn't noticed, Peter and I were in Seattle last week — one of the things we were treated to for driving out to Redmond was an all-access tour of the Xbox facilities, courtesy of our main man, Major Nelson.
Discussion: I4U News and Daily Wireless
Toni Schneider / Toni Schneider's Blog:
Konfabulator 3.0 Goodness  —  There's a new version of Konfabulator, now called Yahoo! Widgets, available at  Since Konfabulator became part of Yahoo! in August, we've seen some pretty amazing usage numbers (all of it organic - there has been no promotion or marketing):
Daniel H. Pink / New York Times:
Splogs  —  Newton's third law of motion applies on the Internet as well as in the physical world: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  The convenience of e-mail messages triggered the annoyance of spam.  And now the democracy of Web logs has brought forth the duplicity of spam blogs, or splogs.
Discussion: Blog Maverick and Blogspotting
Scrivs / Work Boxers:
Design and Getting Links  —  If you have read me for any period of time you know the value I place on quality design.  I know that in many webmaster forums you will find people saying that it's the ugly sites that get the best CTR, and this may be true.  However, I have always been in the business of building brands.
Wall Street Journal:
HarperCollins Plans to Control Its Digital Books  —  In the latest salvo in the fight over the future of books on the Internet, one of the country's biggest publishers said it intends to produce digital copies of its books and then make them available to search services offered by such companies …

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