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Gary / ResourceShelf:
Google Temporarily Stops Registrations for New Google Web Page Creator  —  Web Search—Google  —  Google Launches Web Page Creator (Beta) THEN Temporarily Shuts Down Registrations to Use It  —  Well, here we go again.  Google announces a new service and then within hours …
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Google Launches Free Hosting Service  —  Google has launched a beta version of a free hosting service, Google Page Creator.  The service, which is currently limited to existing users of Google's Gmail, allows users to build a web page using a web-based interface.
Jonathan Silverstein / ABCNEWS:
iTunes: One Billion Served  —  Apple iTunes Hits Its Billionth Download  —  Feb. 23, 2006 — There's been a counter on Apple's iTunes Web page since early February that's been ticking up to the music service's 1 billionth download, and sometime last night it happened.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Peter Nowak / Globe and Mail:
What the other Steve is saying about Apple's striking resurgence  —  Auckland — After being all but written off by the tech industry in the mid '90s, Apple Computer Inc. has made a startling resurgence.  But that doesn't mean its latest strategies sit well with Woz.
Jonny Evans /   iTunes Movie Store for Feb 28?
Elinor Mills / CNET
EarthLink, Google team in S.F. Wi-Fi bid  —  EarthLink has teamed up with Google on a bid to offer free wireless Internet access throughout the city of San Francisco and premium service for a fee, a Google spokeswoman said on Wednesday.  —  The Google-EarthLink bid was among six presented …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo To Ban Bidding On Competitor Trademarks To Stop Comparison Advertising  —  Yahoo No Longer Allow Bidding On Trademarked Terms on our SEW Forums has news that Yahoo will no longer be allowing companies to purchase ads linked to the trademarks of their competitors.  From what's being sent to advertisers:
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Here Comes Open Source Telecom  —  My latest Business 2.0 article, The Black Box That Would Conquer Telecom, just went online over at the CNN Money website.  This is a story about a stealthy startup called Vyatta, that has build the world's first commercial open-source router …
Discussion: CNN
Phillip Torrone / MAKE: Blog:
Linux powered, wireless sniffing web radio boom box  —  Isnoop writes - "For the past few months, I've been working on a web radio boombox.  I've hollowed out a perfectly good radio and made room for a tiny motherboard and power supply that are set up to run Damn Small Linux off of a USB flash drive.
Ian / blog:   Web Radio Boom Box
Phil Sim / Squash:
Scoble: Let me tell you a bit about journalists...  You can always tell a really, strong argument when it's based on the premise "A lot of the people I talk to"...  A couple of days ago, Robert Scoble posted this argument, arguing in favour of full-feeds and against a post …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Is this the video iPod (or Mac tablet)?  —  We have zeroidea what this thing is, if it's real, or if it's the same kind of factory leak we saw the day of Steve's "One morething..." keynote where he introduced the 5G iPod, but this does look a bit promising as the video iPod that people have beenspeculating about for a while now.
Jason Snell / Macworld:
MacBook Pro: First day, first Lab tests  —  Latest laptop looks and feels like a PowerBook  —  Our first MacBook Pros arrived yesterday—three 2GHz models bought with our own coin—and the testing started immediately.  Macworld Lab has been churning away on benchmark testing …
Discussion: Gear Live
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Advisory Capital  —  Stowe Boyd has an interesting post on the idea of advisory capital (as opposed to venture capital).  —  Stowe observes correctly that many tech startups don't need nearly the amount of startup capital that they used to need to build a business.  We all know the reasons for this so I won't get into them.
Discussion: Fractals of Change and BuzzMachine
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's Weblog:
Thursday: Inside online advertising  —  The PaidContent mixer last night was loud, crowded and a lot of fun.  I spent most of my time with Rafat Ali and Staci Kramer of, Cory Bergman of Lost Remote, and the inimitable Chris Pirillo (of Lockergnome and Tech TV fame).
Discussion: mobile content news
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.  Last year at a CNet Search Technology conference …
Jonathan Berger / Official Google Blog:
Mac Widget time  —  Q. Which fruit was not an iMac color: Blueberry, Lime, Strawberry, Orange, Grape?  —  Q. Which phrase is not originally from Steve: "insanely great," "There's one more thing," or "Great artists steal"?  —  Q. Where did the famous 1984 commercial air?
Merlin / 43 Folders:
5 apps to rescue the distracted  —  Has your Mac turned into a shooting gallery full of distractions?  Do your eyes spin like pinballs every time you sit down to work?  Try a few of these apps to help discourage attention-grabbers and force your sickeningly versatile computer (and yourself) into doing just one thing at a time.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
TV catches the Net video bug  —  Dirty secret or not, the Web has long been a platform for downloading and watching pirated clips of television shows like "Lost" and "The Simpsons," much to the chagrin of the television networks.  —  But now TV producers are turning the tables …
What they can't teach you at game design school  —  Aleks Krotoski  —  In 1997, the University of Abertay, Dundee, launched the first masters degree in computer game technology.  Abertay's pragmatic course teaches coding for console systems, 3D animation, game music composition and technical direction.
Discussion: Joystiq
Yahoo! Search blog:
Going deeper into the Wikipedia  —  We've been a big fan of Wikipedia for a while now, and we've been working together with the Wikimedia folks to make the Wikipedia even more accessible and easy to use.  Now, as part of our larger effort to get people more answers in fewer clicks …
Aviran Mordo / Aviran's Place:
U.S. Grants Patent For AJAX  —  The patent-issued on Valentine's Day-covers all rich-media technology implementations, including Flash, Flex, Java, Ajax, and XAML, when the rich-media application is accessed on any device over the Internet, according to the patent holders.

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