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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 …
Halo 2 gamers face Vista upgrade  —  Halo fans will have to upgrade their computer if they want to follow Master Chief's adventures on the PC.  —  Microsoft has announced that the PC version of Halo 2 will only work on the new version of Windows called Vista.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Halo 2 coming to Vista  —  Not many details (ummm...release date?) but here is the press release that just went out a few moments ago.  —  Master Chief Dual-Wields His Way to Windows Vista  —  "Halo 2," the award-winning sequel to the instant classic "Halo: Combat Evolved" to make its PC debut on the Windows Vista platform
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Bill would force Web sites to delete personal info  —  A bill just announced in Congress would require every Web site operator to delete information about visitors, including e-mail addresses, if the data is no longer required for a "legitimate" business purpose.
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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