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Krishna Bharat / Official Google Blog:
And now, News  —  We're taking Google News out of beta!  When we launched the English-language edition in September 2002, we entered untested waters with a grand experiment in news browsing - using computers to organize the world's news in real time and providing a bird's eye view of what's being reported on virtually any topic.
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Bye Bye Beta: Google News is a Beta No More  —  And you thought that Google News would always be in beta. (-: Well, that's no longer the case.  As of today, approximently 1219 days (29,256 hours) after the Google News that we know today launched in beta, Google has gone ahead and removed …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Say Tello For Presence  —  Jeff Pulver, wireless pioneer Craig McCaw, telecom banker Michael Price and former Apple CEO John Sculley have teamed together in a new VoIP focussed start-up called Tello, based in San Mateo, California.  Doug Renert, a former executive at Oracle Corp heads up the start-up.
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Sculley, Pulver, McCaw and Price team up on communications start-up
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Tello; the Skype, Vonage, GoToMyPC, Cellular Mashup
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Richard Drew / Associated Press:
Supreme Court rejects BlackBerry patent appeal  —  Since its introduction in 1999, the BlackBerry has revolutionized communications, allowing business travelers and government employees to send and receive e-mail outside their offices and away from their stationery computers.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
U.S. Supreme Court rejects RIM's appeal  —  update The prospect of a wide-scale shutdown of the BlackBerry mobile e-mail service is closer to becoming reality, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion.
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
High court declines to review RIM patent ruling
Discussion: B2Day and Mobile Enterprise Weblog
Robin D. Rusch /
The Search Is Over: Google Wins in 2005  —  Global: Google Tops Ranking (view results)  —  In 2005's results, Google took the lead from Apple in what is shaping up to be a back and forth contest through the years for these two innovative tech companies.  Each year one out-does the other, and this time it is Google's turn to shine.
Trevor Datson / Reuters:
Google pips Apple in 2005 brand poll
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Monday morning catchup in Silicon Valley; lot's happening  —  Google to miss Q4 earnings?  Notable analysis here by a Yahoo employee, Amr Awadallah, who we know from several meetings over the years, about why Google will miss earnings expectations.  Google recently increased the font size of the right search ads.
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
Dave Duffield Putting In An Honest Workday...
Jenstar / JenSense:
Yahoo Answers to integrate YPN for contributors  —  Yahoo Answer accounts have something new in the control panel, namely a section for contributors to include their YPN login information, which is currently labelled as coming soon.  You need to signup for Yahoo Answers, which is currently in beta …
Ben Elgin / Business Week:
Yahoo's Social Circle  —  In a bid to challenge search giant Google, the Web's most-used portal is betting on the wisdom of crowds … Yahoo! (YHOO) is on a quiet acquisitions tear.  First, it snapped up photo-sharing site Flickr in March.  In December, it acquired …
David Kline /
What's Holding Back Corporate Blogging?  —  Why did the much-predicted 2005 stampede by corporate America into the blogosphere fail to materialize?  —  The number of Fortune 500 companies with strategic public blogging initiatives, after all, is still quite small — somewhere between 3-4%, depending on how you figure it.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Protecting Your Search Privacy: A Flowchart To Tracks You Leave Behind  —  Wired's "How to Foil Search Engine Snoops" is a nice guide to protecting your search privacy, but it doesn't really go far enough.  In particular, anyone who assumes they've protected themselves by using an anonymizing tool …
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
The Long Snout  —  Chris Anderson famously named the long tail— the idea that in the internet era, success belongs to companies that can address the end of the demand curve that is populated by millions of low-volume products, rather than a small number of high-volume products.
Discussion: Boing Boing and TeleRead
Just Linking Around...  *** Some academics are finally saying what we've all known for a long time: The 1990-2002 U.S. venture capital market was driven more by fund-size supply than by entrepreneurial demand beginning in the early 1990s.  Why?  Because pension funds clouded the market with limited partner commitments.
Isen /
Internet: Freedom or Privilege?  —  [I wrote this as an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor, but why wait for a gatekeeper who is laboring under the influence of scarce column inches?  — David I]  —  The battle for Internet freedom has been joined.  Recently a Google spokesman responded …
Discussion: Om Malik on Broadband

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