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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   Buzz, blogs, and bucks
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
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
Gary / ResourceShelf:
Gary Price Gets a New Job BUT ResourceShelf and DocuTicker Will Continue
Discussion: SEO by the SEA
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
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Kenji Hall / Business Week:
This PlayStation May Play Too Much  —  Sony's new super-packed PS3 handles a lot more than games.  That, some say, could confuse buyers  —  Picture this: you plug your TV into a box the size of a phone book and go online to check headlines.  You get bored and click over to a Giants game.
Discussion: Kotaku, Gamerscore Blog and Cathode Tan
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 …
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.
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
OH MY GOD - Microsoft Live is Hailstorm 2.0  —  ... ..but in a good way.  Assuming they allow us to mesh into it - and vice versa.  —  As I sat in the last night (near the Savoy Theater, off the Strand) - I was honored to listen to Sam Seshi rap out Microsoft's platform.
Discussion: Voidstar and Web 2.0 Explorer
Yahoo! Search blog:
My Web 2.0 Update  —  We wanted to give you a quick update on what we've been up to with My Web.  Not everything around here happens with thunderous fanfare, though we have been known to jump up and down when the occasion calls. :-)  —  So, here's a bunch of stuff we've been working on, with the help of our beta testers:

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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Manhattan Apple store to be first 24/7 location
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Nick / Rough Type:
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Fred / A VC:
Net Neutrality
Tobias Buck / Financial Times:
Ebay sees Google, Yahoo, Amazon divergence
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Vonage's Iffy IPO
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Yahoo Photos Overview, Exclusive Screenshots
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Report: Yahoo helped jail another Chinese 'net dissident, Li Zhi
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