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Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Google admits online stumble  —  Google Inc., trying to extend its dominance of Internet search into the market for videos, said it made a mistake with the design of an online store.  —  Shows for sale weren't well promoted on the home page of Google Video, which was introduced earlier this month …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
No booze or jokes for Googlers in China  —  Google's new China search engine not only censors many Web sites that question the Chinese government, but it goes further than similar services from Microsoft and Yahoo by targeting teen pregnancy, homosexuality, dating, beer and jokes.
TRUST AND PRIVACY IN WEB 2.0: MICROSOFT, SEARCH, AND THE DOJ  —  As I write this I'm sitting here in the front row next to Robert Scoble at Microsoft Search Champs listening to a great talk by Microsoft Fellow Gary Flake about the Internet Singularity and today's announcement of Live Labs …
Jenstar / JenSense:
Google AdSense begins rich media beta test  —  Google AdSense is moving beyond the traditional text and graphical advertising to rich media, including interstitials, expanding ads and floating ads.  AdSense began contacting publishers last week to be involved in the rich media limited beta test.
Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg & Yahoo!  —  Yesterday, I saw a couple digg stories reporting rumors about Yahoo! acquiring digg - I posted a small comment on digg dispelling the rumors and thought that was the end of it.  Then, I woke up this morning to see TechCrunch (great site btw), CNN, CNET, and a few others fueling the rumors.
Jay Greene / Business Week:
The Bug in Microsoft's Ear  —  The software giant is mulling its own digital device that adds gaming to music and video, in an effort to compete with Apple's iPod empire  —  After getting trounced for four years in the digital music business by Apple Computer (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) finally seems poised to do something about it.
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo's New CPO Loves His Mac  —  You might have worked for the company for a decade, but that doesn't mean you will get a new cappuccino machine.  It does mean that you get a new ID card, that says you have worked for the company for 10 years, and it also means you get a new gig.
Roblimo /
MS Security VP Mike Nash Replies  —  You posted a lot of great questions for Mike Nash last week, and he put a lot of time into answering them.  As promised, his answers were not laundered by PR people, which is all too common with "executive" interviews with people from any company.
Cingular Patents the Emoticon :(  —  The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones.  While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also managed to patent …
Jenstar / JenSense:
AdSense silently adds a 90-day time limit on AdSense referrals  —  A thread over at DigitalPoint points out that Google AdSense has quietly added a new term to all AdSense referrals generated by a publisher.  They have now instituted a 90-day time limit on that referral …
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
The Problems With 2.0, pt 345314  —  I luv Memeorandum and all it's reconstructor cousins.  It's one of the first things of my reading list.  It's hugely slashed my search costs in finding new stuff.  —  But there's a problem.  Ever since I've started using it to the point where it replaces …
Discussion: The Stalwart and Like It Matters
Ancient flaws leave OS X vulnerable?  —  OS X contains unpatched security flaws of a type that were fixed on alternative operating systems more than a decade ago, according to a security researcher credited with finding numerous bugs in Apple's increasingly popular platform.
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
The Art of Bootstrapping  —  Someone once told me that the probability of an entrepreneur getting venture capital is the same as getting struck by lightning while standing at the bottom of a swimming pool on a sunny day.  This may be too optimistic.  —  Let's say that you can't raise money …
Ben Charny /
Microsoft Blogs Make Room for Ads  —  Microsoft's MSN Spaces blogging features are set for a major upgrade to incorporate a revenue-sharing advertising option and a new partnership with, according to various sources.  —  What Liveside.Net, and other Microsoft watchers are describing …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Anne 2.0:
An OPML Answer to "Where are the Women in Tech Blogging?"  —  BlogHer's getting ready for the Monday launch of a new surfing guide.  As one of two contributing editors in the Technology & Web domain, I'll be covering women blogging about tech.  — has one of the best blogrolls around listing women tech bloggers.
Discussion: Scripting News and Darwinian Web
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
In Case About Google's Secrets, Yours Are Safe  —  The Justice Department went to court last week to try to force Google, by far the world's largest Internet search engine, to turn over an entire week's worth of searches.  The move, which Google is fighting, has alarmed its users …

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