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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Introduces Web Page Creator  —  Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin?  The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.  —  Google Page Creator is a web based application that uses a basic …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Google Pages Released  —  Although there has been no official announcement yet Google have released the long awaited and long-rumored Google Pages (which has nothing to do with cloning Larry Page).  Pages allows users to create a webpage using an AJAX interface that removes a lot …
Ken Schafer / One Degree:
Big Problem With Google Pages  —  Related to Domains, Google, Privacy Issues, Public Relations, Web Sites  —  There are 0 comments on this entry.  Add your own.  —  Well, this will stir things up a bit.  —  A few hours ago Google launched Google Pages.
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Google Page Creator
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google Page Creator
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Will Earthlink Spinoff Muni WiFi Biz?  —  Earthlink is playing a high stakes game of poker.  At stake - beleaguered Atlanta-based ISP's future.  Its two big bets - cellular MVNO and muni wireless networks.  Both are costly mega-million dollar investments.
Discussion: Techdirt and DoRealTime
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Google, EarthLink submit S.F. WiFi plan
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Wireless broadband tunes in to TV spectrum
Discussion: Daily Wireless and eHomeUpgrade
Chicago Tribune:
Bloggy, we hardly knew ye  —  No sooner had Al Gore invented the Internet than early adopters discovered a liberating opportunity: Anybody with a modem and an ego could share his or her thoughts with the world.  —  Remember what happened next?  By the mid-1990s, a few self-publishers …
Alice Hill / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
Google Admits Porn Turning Out to be the Killer App for Cell Phones  —  When you think of internet porn (and I know you do!) the desktop PC or the laptop in a hotel room far far away springs to mind.  This is why many cell phone providers doubted that cell phone porn would catch on.
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
An Industry Off Its Game  —  Product Delays and Prices Hurt the Business of Video Play  —  The video game industry ought to be riding high.  Public interest has never been greater, overall sales are up, and blockbuster movies such as "King Kong" and "Star Wars" routinely look to video games to extend their reach into popular culture.
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Kotaku
David Pogue / New York Times:
Wi-Fi to Go: The Hot Spot in a Box  —  YOU know what would be so cool?  A portable Wi-Fi hot spot.  Whenever you wanted Internet access, you wouldn't have to hunt for a wireless coffee shop or pay $24 a night to your hotel.  —  Instead, you'd travel with a little box.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Analyst sees new Macs, Pro apps, full-length video at special event  —  Analysts for American Technology Research have started to weigh in with their product predictions for Apple's recently announced special media event, which is set to take place during the last day of February.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hanging Out With Google Japan  —  Hanging Out With Google Japan  —  As many of the readers of Search Engine Journal may know, I am currently living outside of Tokyo, Japan and have been working on connecting with Japanese search engines and bloggers.  Today I took a trip into Tokyo to meet …
Yahoo! Search blog:
What's been going on with Yahoo! Answers?  —  It's hard for us on the core product team to believe that it's only been 2 months since we launched the beta of Yahoo! Answers.  Since then, we've added many features to the site in a steady stream of improvements.  So it seems like a good time to catch you up!
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
An open note to Rogers Cadenhead  —  Rogers, I need to get out of the RSS morass, and back to work on new stuff.  Could you make your group less of a threat to harmony in RSS-land?  Be a sport and listen a little, give a little.  You can make a contribution without being Lord Master God of RSS.
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
Gaming's Top Ref Pays Big Bucks For Record-Breaking Scores  —  Brooklyn-based ref has screened more than 1,200 tapes for all-time gaming feats.  —  Robert Mruczek gave up a lot to become a video game referee.  —  He gave up the free time he used to spend playing games literally for days on end …
Discussion: Joystiq
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Dow Jones Plans to Merge Online and Print Divisions  —  Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, announced yesterday that it would merge its print and online operations, putting them under the control of L. Gordon Crovitz, who had been president of the company's online unit.
Wired News:
Mac Attack a Load of Crap  —  Is the sky falling in on our smug little Mac universe?  —  On Tuesday, there was news of a security hole in Apple's Safari web browser that allows a system to be compromised by merely visiting a website.  And last week, the first worm to pose a serious threat to Mac OS X …

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