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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Like This?  You'll Hate That.  (Not All Web Recommendations Are Welcome.)  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22 - On, a customer interested in buying the novel "The Life of Pi" is also shown "The Kite Runner" because other Amazon customers - presumably with similar tastes - also purchased that book.
Discussion: Techdirt
Financial Times:
Quaero's challenge:I search, therefore I am  —  The internet graveyard is already filling up with Google-killers, challengers that have failed to knock the US internet search engine off its perch.  Now a European challenger is stepping into the ring, in the form of Quaero …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
This Site Knows a Cold Isn't a Rock Band  —  HYPOCHONDRIACS of the world, rejoice: a new Web site,, could make it easier to identify whatever doesn't ail you.  —  The core mission of the Web site, which is owned by Healthline Networks, is to act as a medical search engine …
Discussion: down the avenue
Michael Bazeley / Mercury News:
Online privacy a fragile shield  —  SUBPOENAS MAKE USERS UNEASY ABOUT WHOM TO TRUST  —  Steve Shaer is feeling more skittish about Internet companies these days.  —  Not only is he upset that the federal government subpoenaed reams of data from four Internet companies — Google, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft.
Technology: Searching for Searches  —  The government is demanding millions of your queries.  AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft have coughed up.  Google is resisting.  —  Jan. 30, 2006 issue - Civil-liberties advocates reeling from the recent revelations on surveillance had something else to worry about last week …
Darren Rowse / Blog Tips at ProBlogger:
How Not to Launch a Blog - The story of an Amateur Blogger  —  I've been a little hesitant to talk about this on ProBlogger but in the last two hours I've had 30 emails about it so thought rather than responding to each one personally I should make a statement before things go much further.
Torres Talking:
OQO  —  At the Naked Conversations party last night, some dude had one of the nifty new OQO PCs.  I got to take a look at it (Tablet enabled!) along with a bunch of tricked out Sprint PPC-6700s and Cingular 2125s.  I think there were almost as many Windows in the house as on the house.
Discussion: RetroSight and What Is New
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Google to BellSouth: Go Tier Yourself a New One  —  Cory Doctorow in BoingBoing: … BellSouth wasn't thinking.  They were doing what big carriers usually do, which is look for ways to make big money with tiered service to big customers.  Dumb, perhaps, in this case; but predictable.
Rebecca Barr / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft ads aim to erase 'huge' image  —  Software maker's campaign to cost $120 million  —  Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, will spend $120 million a year on an advertising campaign to fight its image as "a huge American company."  —  The campaign, using television …
Eclectic Copenhagen  —  What do you get when a group of opinionated communicators with blogs get together?  A real mashup of opinion, commentary and very lively conversation, that's what.  —  So it was on Saturday in Copenhagen when I was fortunate to meet with The Copenhagen Bloggers …
Julie Leung:
Naked Conversations Launch Party in Bellevue  —  Robert Scoble kindly invited us to attend the Naked Conversations Launch Party on January 21.  Ted was in San Francisco this week and couldn't make it.  But after a week of parenting by myself, I was grateful for the opportunity to go out alone …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target  —  JOE HANSON, 22, of Chicago likes to watch television, but rarely on his TV.  A folder on his computer lists an inventory of downloaded cable and network programming - the kind of thing that makes traditional media executives shudder.
Oliver Starr / MobHappy:
bluepulse - the write once, play anywhere mobile platform.  —  bluepulse, a product of Bluepulse Pty.  Ltd in Sydney, Australia may just be the first company to have "cracked the code" to one of the single most significant and confounding problems faced by mobile developers, carriers …
Discussion: This is Mobility and Tom Hume
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
The Zen of Business Plans  —  In my day job, I not only hear a lot of PowerPoint pitches, but I also read a lot of business plans.  The PowerPoint pitches explain my Ménière's disease, but the business plans explain my recent need for reading glasses.
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
A sleazy QuickTime trick  —  In a perfect world, we'd be able to choose one media player for everything.  In the real world, we need two or three media players to handle the mix of incompatible and proprietary formats available on the Web.  So, although I don't use QuickTime often …
Discussion: TechBlog and OpsanBlog
Ars Technica:
Big Content would like to outlaw things no one has even thought of yet  —  The EFF's Deeplinks section has a pretty alarming post about the RIAA and MPAA's attempts to freeze the progress of consumer electronics technology and then start turning back the clock on all of us.
TDavid / Things That:
Day 405: Dual monitor on Tablet PC alert!  —  Ok, no more of this DOJ / search engine stuff for awhile.  —  It's been a little while since updating my Tablet PC owner usage and the newest thing I've been using the Tablet for is dual monitors.  It turns out the graphics card in the M1400 …
Discussion: What Is New

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