Jonathan Thaw / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance — Yahoo! Inc., one of the first Internet search companies, has capitulated to Google Inc. in the battle for market dominance. — "We don't think it's reasonable to assume we're going to gain a lot of share from Google," Chief Financial Officer Susan Decker said in an interview.
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only: Yahoo gives up to Google on Search ? You really believe that ?
TDavid / Things That: Yahoo quits?
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Yahoo! CFO surrenders to Google
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Yahoo gives up? — Yahoo CFO Susan Decker said:
Jon Lebkowsky / Weblogsky: Yahoo! capitulates, sort of
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: Yahoo Happy to Maintain Search Marketshare Cause They're Going Social
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Yahoo gives up race with Google
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Yahoo Cedes Search to Google and So Do I — This story is sure news to me. Yahoo is going on record saying that it's not their goal to be No. 1 in Internet search. "We would be very happy to maintain our market share," CFO Susan Decker told Bloomberg. — That's it, I am no longer using Yahoo Search.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Yahoo! Giving Up on Search? Hey, Wait Just A Gosh Darn Minute!
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger: Cede search to Google?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo: Not A Goal To Overtake Google In Search Market Share — Steve Rubel points to a Bloomberg news article, Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance, examining Yahoo CFO Susan Decker saying "It's not our goal to be No. 1 in Internet search. We would be very happy to maintain our market share."
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Yahoo's Goals Beyond Search
Dan Gillmor / Dan Gillmor's blog:
From Dan: A Letter to the Bayosphere Community — A little over a year ago, I left the San Jose Mercury News to pursue my passion for what we've come to call "citizen media" — the idea that anyone with something to say could use increasingly powerful and decreasingly expensive tools to say it, potentially for a global audience.
Discussion: Mark Evans, Darwinian Web, Newsome.Org and Poynter Online
Grace Wong / CNN:
Setback for BlackBerry maker — High court rejects Research in Motion petition to review ruling that could shut e-mail service. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion was dealt a setback Monday after the Supreme Court turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against it.
Discussion: Shore Communications Inc.
High Court Rejects Blackberry Case In NTP Dispute
High Court Rejects Blackberry Case In NTP Dispute
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Techdirt
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
U.S. Supreme Court rejects RIM's appeal
U.S. Supreme Court rejects RIM's appeal
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley and IP Democracy
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Supreme Court to RIM: Take off, eh
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Tello Takes a Run at Advanced Business VoIP
Silicon Valley Watcher:
The publishing industry is the new technology industry — [The following is a reply to a post by Dave Winer, the father of blogging, on his blog scripting.news, which doesn't accept comments, which is fine because we have hyperlinks :-) That's the beauty of the new media.)
Discussion: Syndicator blog and Paul Kedrosky's …
J. Kyle Foster / Bloomberg:
Sprint Nextel Freezes Pension Plans — Competition in Wireless Drives Effort to Cut Labor Costs — Reston-based Sprint Nextel Corp. froze pension plans for almost half of its 80,000 employees and won't offer a fixed retirement benefit to new workers as the company cuts labor costs to compete with other wireless carriers.
Discussion: Om Malik on Broadband
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband: Sextel Stepping Away From LoCo
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Apple's iWork emerges as rival to Microsoft Office — Corel bills its WordPerfect Office software as "the world's leading alternative to Microsoft Office." But when it comes to U.S. retail sales, Corel lost the No. 2 spot in 2005 to a somewhat unlikely competitor: Apple Computer's iWork.
Discussion: Office 12 Watch and MacSlash
Jason / Office 12 Watch: iWork vs. Office?
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
About that DOJ Request — I've waited several days and thought quite a bit before saying anything about the Department of Justice asking search engines for search data. I waited partly because I didn't want to say something I'd regret, and that was pretty likely to happen early on.
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: YAHOO'S JEREMY IS DISAPPOINTED, I'M BEWILDERED
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
The Year of Living DRMishly — This year may be the year that gadget makers finally conquer the living room, replacing DVD players, VCRs and personal video recorders with all-in-one media devices that serve up HDTV, pre-recorded movies and digital music. If so, it will likely also be the year …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Is There Hope for Content Brands? — Beneath all the buzz about Google re-taking the top spot as #1 Global brand is evidence of a worrisome trend for content brands, which supports the theory that Google is a brand killer. If you look at the U.S. & Canada results for the brandchannel survey across …
Discussion: IT Facts, Texas Venture Capital …, Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Jaffe Juice, Share Skype and InsideGoogle
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog: Break it and they will come... I never really 'got' satellite radio.
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Google Takes First Place in 2005 Brand Poll
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE TAKES BRAND LEAD FROM APPLE
Chris Morris / CNN:
An experiment failed — Majesco learns a hard lesson about the video game industry. — Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - On paper, the formula seems pretty solid. Blend original, critically acclaimed games with the reliable franchises based on well-known film licenses.
Jennie Lees / Joystiq: More on Majesco's fall from grace
Shiny Media / Tech Digest:
3 pays punters to receive voice calls and text messages — To be honest I am still getting my head around this one, but it appears that UK 3G network 3 is now going to start paying customers to receive voice calls and text messages. Of course they don't receive cash, but rather credit …
Discussion: Engadget and Shiny Shiny
Ryan Block / Engadget: 3's WePay rewards users for taking calls
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google co-founders cash in — Last month, the 32-year-old celebrity co-founders of Google each sold more than $160 million worth of their company's stock. — That may sound like the ultimate jackpot to most people, but to Sergey Brin and Larry Page it was just another month in their billionaire-in-a-year lives.
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft TechED Europe 2006 in Amsterdam cancelled, evolving to 2 events in Barcelona — I just received official documentation that Microsoft TechED Europe 2006 in Amsterdam is cancelled. Teched Europe will evolve to 2 events (merging with IT Forum) and is rescheduled to November 2006 in Barcelona.
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: Microsoft TechEd Europe 2006 Cancelled
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
A-Hole bill would make a secret technology into the law of the land — If the controversial Analog Hole bill makes it into law, US technologists will have to obey a law whose most important details are a trade-secret. — The entertainment industry, always a bastion of media savvy …
Discussion: Techdirt and IP Democracy
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Secret Technology in Analog Hole Bill?
Emily / textually.org:
SNAKED PHONE — Snake is a fashion phone with an emotional body monitoring interface. Using the phone as a symbolic tool to display a well trained body and attract the surrounding. From Product Visionaires. — [via La Coctelera]
Phil Sim / Squash:
Google News fatally flawed — By now if you're a web afficianado you'd know that Google News is out of beta . Big deal. The real meat in this story is Google's launch of a personalised news service , which it seems the company has been waiting to complete before it ripped up the beta sticker.
Discussion: PC World's Techlog, Download Squad, InsideGoogle and Guardian Unlimited
Harry McCracken / PC World's Techlog: Google News: Finally Out of Beta, Pretty Much!
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Google News out of beta?!
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT?
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Google News finally out of beta
Jed Brown / Performancing.com:
Performancing Firefox 1.1 Delicious/Technorati Release! — That's right, as Nick promised last week, we've launched Performancing for Firefox 1.1! — So what's new in this release? — Read on for a complete walk-through of what 1.1 has to offer. — New features … Also new to this release: