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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Finance Launching?  —  Google Finance Launching?  —  Over the past three or four hours Search Engine Journal has noticed some interesting referrals from  —  After visitng the referring URL, I saw that the live Google 404 …
Mathew /
Hey Google — where's my calendar?  —  Not content with controlling a majority of the market for online search and search-related advertising, Google has been rolling out add-ons to its online hegemony over the past year or so, including GTalk, Google Analytics and so on.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Page Creator Can't Handle Capacity
Claudia H. Deutsch / New York Times:
A Milestone for iTunes; a Windfall for a Downloader  —  It may well have been the best 99 cents Alex Ostrovsky ever spent.  —  Early yesterday, he paid that amount to download "Speed of Sound," a song on the Coldplay album "X&Y," from the iTunes Music Store, the Internet music shop …
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.
Amy Gardner /
iTunes Music Store Downloads Top One Billion Songs
Discussion: technology filter and TechSpot
Rali /
Apple: One Billion Music Downloads; 15 Million Video [by rafat] …
Discussion: Hacking NetFlix and Bits of News
Om Malik / CNN:
The Black Box That Would Conquer Telecom  —  An open-source project tries to break Cisco's lock on the $4 billion corporate router business.  —  (Business 2.) - At the San Francisco offices of Panorama Capital, two dozen engineers, venture capitalists, and academics gathered around …
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 …
John Borland / CNET
MPAA sues newsgroup, P2P search sites  —  The Motion Picture Association of America said Thursday that it sued a new round of popular Web sites associated with movie piracy, including several that serve as search engines but do not distribute files themselves.
Discussion: IP Democracy and IPcentral Weblog
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Will there be a BlackBerry shutoff?  Eight experts tell me  —  On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge James Spencer will hold a hearing on the ongoing patent infringement dispute between BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and patent holding company NTP.  —  Based on Judge Spencer's findings …
Discussion: Engadget, Mark Evans and BBHub
Gary / ResourceShelf:
New Academic Paper Offers a Review of Weblog Searching  —  Search News  —  Web Search  —  Weblog Search  —  New Academic Paper Offers a Review of Weblog Searching  —  The paper will be presented at the 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR'06) 2006 in April.
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO
YAHOO! TO BAN COMPARITIVE SEARCH ADS  —  Danny points at a SEW thread noting that starting next month Yahoo! will no longer allow competing businesses to bid on trademark phrases: … Trademark terms are some of the most valuable words in the search space.
Mike Evangelist / Writers Block Live:
The HD Boycott Begins Now  —  This is important.  I really want you to understand what's going on with the video industry's push towards HD.  They are engineering a complete removal of the concept of fair use.  They are setting up systems that will completely control how, when and where you can use content that you buy.
Discussion: HD Beat and
Raul / Heading East:
10 Semi-Obscure Mac Programs You Shouldn't Be Without  —  I keep seeing lists of 10 must have Mac programs, but the lists is they are well known can't-live-without programs like Launchbar and Windowshade already installed on Machead machines.  Here are some slightly more obscure programs I use every day:
Discussion: Lifehacker
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 …
Windley / Phil Windley's Technometria:
Alan Kay: Is Computer Science as Oxymoron?  —  Alan Kay's title slide, up during the intro says Is the Best Way to Predict the Future to {Invent,Prevent} It? with the {Invent,Prevent} alternating between each other.  He jokes that this afternoon's talk can be summed up by the fact …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Mabber Mobile Instant Messaging  —  Mix open instant messaging protocol Jabber with mobile phones and you get Mabber, a new product from a team based in Cologne, Germany.  The team at Mabber were early adopters of the Jabber protocol and with the lower mobile data charges in their home country decided …
Discussion: Coolz0r and The Silent Penguin
Anil Dash:
Squee!  —  Back when I first joined Six Apart, the main thing that made me really believe in what we did was that I saw that blogs could change people's lives for the better, and that Ben and Mena measured success by how many new people they were able to help start blogging.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
GQ Magazine Sends a Message  —  The men's monthly ventures into a new arena — text messaging readers via cell phone.  But will advertisers answer the call?  —  GQ is about to push its men's magazine franchise into the quickly growing world of wireless media.

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