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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:  —  Tonight the Wall Street Journal has an explosive (free) story on an issue that has been non-stop whispers in some blogging circles for weeks.  And that is?  The allegation that some high-profile bloggers who simultaneously advise startups and promote them on their blogs have undeclared conflicts of interest.
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
It's Time To Say So Long  —  The time has come for me to say goodbye to Danny, Chris, and the rest of the SEW team.  —  The good news is that I will not be going very far and what have become known to many of you as "Gary's other sites" (ResourceShelf and DocuTicker) will still be online and updated daily.
PR Newswire:
Ask Jeeves Appoints Gary Price Director of Online Information Resources  —  OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced the appointment of Gary Price …
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Gary Price Gets a New Job BUT ResourceShelf and DocuTicker Will Continue
Discussion: SEO by the SEA
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
True video iPod to sport 3.5-inch display, touch-screen click wheel  —  February 9, 2006 - Think Secret can confirm recent rumblings that Apple is nearing completion of a completely revamped video iPod that will shed the ubiquitous mechanical click wheel for a touch screen and will sport a 3.5-inch diagonal display.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple still at work on true video iPod?
Discussion: The Apple Blog
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo to offer incentives for using search engine?  —  Yahoo confirmed on Wednesday that it's polling some Yahoo Mail users about what they would want in exchange for making Yahoo their primary search engine.  The survey was sent to a random sampling representing about 5 percent of its Yahoo Mail users, a Yahoo representative said.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Why do search engines lie?
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Inside Google Desktop:
Desktop Reloaded  —  Today we're very pleased to announce the launch of Google Desktop 3 Beta.  The new version comes loaded with features that make finding and sharing information even easier and more fun than before.  —  As a Sidebar user, you can now customize and view personalized information anywhere …
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Edgeio Edges Toward Launch—and a Clash with E-Commerce Giants?  —  Edgeio, the much-anticipated, secretive startup by onetime RealNames founder Keith Teare and TechCrunch blogger Mike Arrington, suddenly isn't so secret anymore.  Although its "official" launch is weeks away, possibly Feb. 27 …
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
BlackBerry releases full service interruption workaround software details  —  After many expressions of concern from its corporate customers, individual users and carriers BlackBerry this morning has revealed details about special software they say they will distribute and enable as a …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Vonage's Iffy IPO  —  Sure, the VoIP provider has half of the North American market.  But it also faces plenty of fresh competition and rising costs  —  On Feb. 8, Vonage made official what the telecom world had long expected.  The Web-calling leader finally filed with regulators a plan …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
GMail code hints at coming domain feature  —  Google's GMail has been firing on all cylinders, but it could be on the verge of getting even more horsepower.  Based on information found buried deep within the javascript source, we can start to see the bigger picture for GMail — what else could they possibly add to this mail client?
Hal R. Varian / New York Times:
A Plug for the Unplugged $100 Laptop Computer for Developing Nations  —  ONE of the more interesting technology sessions at Davos, Switzerland, this year was Nicholas Negroponte's presentation of a $100 laptop computer intended for developing countries.  —  Mr. Negroponte, the founder …
Eric / Burning Questions:
Attention Developers: FeedFlare Open API  —  We have been talking about our plugin for web services for a couple months now.  We call it FeedFlare, and we've already released a small default catalog of FeedFlare units that publishers can include in their feeds and on their sites.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
Possible RSS features now nearly endless
Discussion: Lloyd@work
Songbird Preview Released  —  Earlier today the guys at songbird released 0.1 alpha preview of songbird, the firsthint at what is hopefully gonig to be a great new music player.  Its more of a proof of concept model rather than a full program, just to prove to the many doubters that songbird does exist.
Charles Ar / Guardian:
Survival of the unfittest  —  Lotus Notes is used by millions of people, but almost all of them seem to hate it.  How can a program be so bad, yet thrive?  —  Imagine a program used by 120 million people, of whom about 119m hate it.  Sound unlikely?  Yet that's the perception one garners …
Discussion: Ed Brill and larry borsato
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Too Many Ajax Calendars  —  For all the Ajax calendars that are appearing, it's a shame I can't find one which really meets my needs.  —  I tried out Trumba, Kiko, 30 Boxes, Yahoo! Calendar, and Spongecell.  I couldn't recommend any of them.  —  My needs are probably weird, but not that weird.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Ajaxian
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
VIGNETTE: GOOGLE'S SALES CALL AND THE (NEW?)  FIFTY PERCENT RULE  —  For the second time in one year, I got an email from Google's outbound sales force, on account of being the band manager for Boing Boing, which is a pretty high traffic site.  Clearly, Google's cold calling sales force …

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