High Court Rejects Blackberry Case In NTP Dispute
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.
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: Yahoo Happy to Maintain Search Marketshare Cause They're Going Social
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!
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
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
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.
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.)
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
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.
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 …
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog: Break it and they will come... I never really 'got' satellite radio.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Advertising Is Obsolete. Everyone Says So. — AS advertising conferences go, the take-home message at the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association meeting was a little unusual: Don't advertise. — But at the conference, held here last Thursday and Friday, more than 450 advertising …
Teresa Valdez Klein / Blog Business Summit: Word-of-Mouth Marketing to Replace the 30-Second TV Spot?
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:
Joyzelle Davis / Rocky Mountain News:
Dish heaps on HD servings — New channels, new markets on the menu — After waiting on the sidelines the past few years, EchoStar Communications' Dish Network has jumped into the high-definition programming market with the intention of taking the lead. — Douglas County-based EchoStar …
Discussion: HD Beat
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