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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Google domains going after Outlook?  MSN did that months ago...  What's funny with this headline that I see over on Memeorandum is that MSN has been doing pretty much the exact same thing for months now (and has not one, but more than 20 colleges/universities signed up according to Adam Sohn, director of PR guy for MSN).
Nick / Rough Type:
My funny valentine  —  Microsoft's kept blogger, Robert Scoble, wonders why some bloggers (like myself) covered yesterday's launch of Google's private-domain Gmail service but ignored the earlier launch of a similar service by Microsoft last November.  It's a good question - personally …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Mathew /
Thou dost protest too much, Robert  —  The Scobleizer is more than a tad upset that everyone is so excited by Google's hosted Gmail project (he calls some of the posts "rewritten press releases") and complains that no one is giving Microsoft any love, despite the fact that its Live domain project …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Scoble, Your Mind is Calling.  It Wants to Come Home.  —  Robert Scoble — "Microsoft's kept blogger", to use Nick Carr's apt phrase — rages that the reason why Google's Gmail for Domains got a nice mention here yesterday was because I run Adsense ads.  That is, in a word, nuts.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Preview of 3Bubbles  —  Silicon Valley based 3Bubbles, which launches next week, is going to be an awesome way for bloggers and other websites to extend the conversation on the things that they write about.  —  They have created a very easy to integrate Ajax based chat interface that can be added to every blog post automatically.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
Stowe Boyd / Message:
First Glimpse: 3bubbles  —  It's great to able to finally say something about 3bubbles, a company I have been advising since October last year.  Starting next week they will be rolling out a limited beta of their technology: real-time chat for blogs.  You can sign up here for the open beta, some time in the near future..
Matt Cutts:
Confirming a penalty  —  Note: Remember my disclaimer that this is my personal site and that the views expressed here are not those of my employer?  For this post, I am speaking in my official capacity as head of the webspam group at Google, and I've had this post reviewed by Google's lawyers.
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Intel shows off its quad core  —  Just as the bragging rights for dual-core chip supremacy are dying down, Intel gave the first glimpse of a quad-core chip coming next year.  —  Clovertown, a four-core processor, will start shipping to computer manufacturers late this year and hit the market in early 2007.
Discussion: Engadget
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Payment Gateway StormPay Battling Sustained DDoS Attack  —  Payment gateway StormPay is recovering from a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that has kept its web site offline for much of the past two days.  The company, which provides online payment processing for thousands of e-commerce web sites …
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Guest Posting: The Voice Long Tail  —  My good friend Chris Wood and I have been discussing the long tail concept, as it applies to voice, for several months now.  Chris works for an unnamed traditional telco.  In this short essay he introduces the idea that there are markets for voice conversations everywhere, built around context.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Blog networks changing history?  —  Hmmm, I find this trend very troubling too (we were talking about it at Northern Voice yesterday).  Seems that if you can get 20 bloggers together into a network you can lock out all others.  Here's an example.  —  Even more troubling?
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
VoIP service Jajah on my mind- as possible spyware  —  Update: on Saturday, February 11, I received an email from one of the board members of Jajah.  When his name is formally announced next week, I will identify him here.  —  In his email, he denies that Jajah is spyware: … Now to my original post:
Search site retires iconic Jeeves  —  Jeeves the valet who for a decade has overseen searches on the Ask website is about to be sacked.  —  By the end of February the iconic valet will disappear from the site he has graced since it debuted in 1996.  —  The decision to axe Jeeves was taken …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Goodroi / Marketing and Technology Discussed:
Wikipedia Editor Treats Danny Sullivan Like a Spammer  —  Looks like Danny Sullivan headed over to Wikpedia and added some links including one to his site on their page discussing SEO which only had links to search engines.  This did not sit well with a wikipedia editor which removed the links …
Discussion: AMCP Tech Blog and The Blog Herald
Samsung UMPC in the works?  —  TG Daily first mentioned that several OEMs are hard at work on the Ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) that Microsoft told partners about a week or so ago.  Samsung was listed as one of those OEMs working on a handheld device and this morning comes word (and a photo) …
Kelly / gotomobile:
the mobile designer  —  Mobile designers are the bridge between the end user and the engineering community.  Unlike the web or mainstream design world, mobile designers cannot be simply visually or brand-oriented.  It is mandatory to keep up to date on the latest technologies and handsets …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Been There, Done That, Now Watcing Google Catch Up  —  A couple of folks at work have been commenting on how the blogosphere has been raving about a couple of recent announcements from Google yet seemed to ignore similar functionality when it showed up in competing products.  Here are three examples from this week.

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