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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Jeeves Retires  —  After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name "Ask."  —  Jeeves was the brainchild of venture capitalist Garrett Gruener and technologist David Warthen.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Six Apart grabs $12 million more; cocktail circuit says bubble is growing  —  Six Apart, the creator of blogging products like Moveable Type and Typepad, has raised $12 million in a third round of venture capital, according to IDD Magazine.  Intel is rumored to be in on the deal.
Nonconsensual 180 Installations Continue, Despite 180's "S3" Screen  —  On Friday morning (February 17), I received a nonconsensual installation of 180solutions Zango software through a security exploit.  I was browsing an ordinary commercial web site, when I got a popup from …
Sony Cybershot cameras at PMA 2006  —  Sony Cybershot cameras at PMA 2006 : According to a publication on the Sony Centre website - - we may soon expect new Sony Cybershot digital cameras to be announced.  PMA 2006 is getting closer so we would not be surprised if the introduction is made this week.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Trusted Tester program  —  While doing more research on the rumored "Google Calendar", I came across some mentions of a "Trusted Tester" program accessible through  Knowing a little bit about how Google's web server works, I found that points …
Tony Glover /
Microsoft free internet voice service challenges Vodafone  —  MICROSOFT has developed a Skype-style free internet voice service for mobile phones that City analysts believe could wipe billions off the market value of operators such as Vodafone.  —  The service is included in a mobile version …
Paul Thurrott /
It's Official: Microsoft Reveals Vista Product Editions  —  Five months after I exclusively revealed the Windows Vista product editions, Microsoft has corroborated my report, officially revealing which Vista versions customers will be able to purchase later this year.
John Biggs / New York Times:
A Video Clip Goes Viral, and a TV Network Wants to Control It  —  When a video clip goes "viral," spreading across the Web at lightning speed, it can help rocket its creators to stardom.  Alas, the clip can also generate work for corporate lawyers.  —  As anyone with an Internet connection …
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Here I Am Taking My Own Picture  —  MORGAN ADAMS, a recent college graduate, decided that her picture on her home page at had lingered a little too long, a full month.  To snap a new one she called on the only photographer she thought she could trust: herself.
DeK / No fat clips!!!:
Boycott Yahoo  —  On April 27, 2005, Shi Tao (a Chinese journalist) received a ten-year prison term for sending information about a Communist Party decision through his Yahoo email account to a website based in the United States.  (Source: Amnesty)  —  In response to this …
Maggie Master / New York Times:
Area Code, Sweet Area Code  —  Washington is where you'll find them, but their hearts and their cellphones belong to distant area codes.  From left, Punja Patel (714), Jay Heidbrink (617) and Michele Gordon (662).  —  WASHINGTON  —  JAY works in communications for a Washington think tank …
Discussion: Techdirt and All Points Blog
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Edgeio and the distributed world  —  I got a preview of Michael Arrington's Edgeio — the classified system for the distributed future — and I think it is more important than it looks.  —  Edgeio as it stands is pretty simple: You tag a post on your blog "listing" and Edgeio will spot it and add it to its data base.
Regine / we make money not art:
Superneen world  —  Architect Andreas Angelidakis's work engages a 3-D Internet as well as physical spaces to raise questions about urbanism, communities and buildings.  —  A good example of how he blends digital and physical space is the facade and music stage he designed for P130 in Athens.
Discussion: reBang weblog
Steve Bloomfield / Independent:
How an Oyster card could ruin your marriage  —  Lipstick on the collar may point to infidelity, but a check of your travel card can reveal where and when it happened  —  Oyster cards, the "smart" little blue thing in London commuters' wallets that enable them to travel at will around the capital, have another, unexpected function.
Discussion: and Coolz0r
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
More code foreshadowing perhaps?  —  While looking through the source code for Gmail last week, I found references to what is now known as "Gmail for your domain" — a service that will let domain owners use Google as a mail server, not just a client.  Just when you thought everything had been discovered …
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Reference Tool On Web Finds Fans, Censors  —  After Flowering as Forum, Wikipedia Is Blocked Again  —  BEIJING — When access to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, was disrupted across China last October, a lanky chemical engineer named Shi Zhao called his Internet service provider to complain.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Blogs Will NOT Save Old Media  —  Michael Arrington declares that BlogBurst Can Save Big (print) Media.  To suggest that the lack of blog content is all that ails Old Media is deeply naive.  Old Media needs to follow bloggers into the new content creation frontier, but that in itself will NOT solve the problem of business models.

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