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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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Desktop 3.0: Privacy is Dead(er)  —  Google is launching a new version (3.0) of their Desktop Search product, possibly tonight.  —  The biggest change is the option to store your hard drive index on Google's servers instead of locally on your own computer.
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?
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?
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET
How much is your house worth?  Zillow knows  —  A Seattle start-up is launching a Web site this week designed to help people get estimates on home valuations and gather all sorts of detailed information in their quest to sell or buy property.  —, a beta-test version of which will hit …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Print Ads  —  You can now create Google AdWords in print publications like Information Week or Motor Trend.  Click on the magazine that picks your interest, enter your AdWords login & Customer ID (found in the upper right corner of your AdWords account), and select the ad space.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Senate looks at network neutrality and likes it  —  Meetings of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation are not usually the stuff of which fireworks are made, but yesterday's hearing on network neutrality brought both sides of the debate to the table and allowed them to pitch …
Anne Broache / ZDNet:
Politicos divided on need for 'net neutrality' mandate
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
Korea Plans to Build `Mobile Paradise'  —  South Korea plans to construct a ``mobile paradise,'' a special district next year, where people will be able to enjoy a seamless service from the world's latest wireless technologies.  —  The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) …
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Rob Hof / TechBeat:
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 …
Mark Evans:
Finally, A Vonage IPO  —  After much speculation, Vonage has finally filed to raise as much as $250-million through an initial public offering.  The strange part of the announcement was that I initally saw the news about Tyco International executive Mike Snyder replacing Jeff Citron as CEO …
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Dell and Google in Bloatware Venture  —  I know it's hard to believe after my spit take on the new Google internets and my resounding yawn in the face of Gmail chatting, but in general I really like Google.  Or at least I did until it started spending billions on stupid ideas.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail's Chat Feature  —  As you may know, Gmail is currently rolling out a new chat feature.  It's like Google Talk, except that it's browser-based, and integrated right into Gmail.  Which makes sense, because Gmail often-times already feels like chat due to its "conversations" view (if the other person has Gmail too, that is).
Discussion: A View from the Isle and Coolz0r
Bob Wallace /
NTCA: FCC Commissioner Calls for Sweeping Regulatory Reform  —  Candor from Copps Counts with Rural Telco Crowd  —  Tues, February 7.  2006  —  The U.S. lacks a broadband strategy, is operating with a broken inter- carrier compensation system and a universal service fund in need of fast reform …
Discussion: Techdirt and broadband
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
Phil Sim / Squash:
AtariBoy and Digg leads the Y-List revolt  —  This is not your father's blogosphere.  —  For the last three days now, Robert Scoble has been dethroned, at least momentarily, as the king of by 'AtariBoy'.  It's not for the first time, either.
Transcription / The Internet Stock Blog:
IAC/InterActiveCorp Q4 2005 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (IACI)  —  IAC/InterActiveCorp Q4 2005 Earnings Conference Call (IACI)  —  February 8, 2006  —  Executives:  —  Tom McInerney, Chief Financial Officer  —  Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO, Chairman and CEO, Chairman and CEO
Discussion: ben barren and
"The Road Ahead" 10 years on  —  Published: 8th February 2006 by Geoff Richards  —  Love him or loathe him, there's no denying the achievements of William Henry Gates III.  You may not agree with Microsoft's business practices but it's questionable that you would be sat here reading …
Discussion: SearchViews

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