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Official Google Base Blog:
Buying on Google Base  —  While Google Base provides data structure and distribution for a wide range of content and information, a subset of items are for sale.  To help users more easily purchase and sell Google Base items, we're planning to enable people to buy items on Google Base using their Google Accounts.
Official Google Blog:
An update on payments  —  There's been a lot of interest and speculation about what Google is doing with payments.  We thought we'd give you a quick update on what we've done so far and what we see down the road.  —  If you take a look at the history of Google's advertising programs and online services …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Base Soon To Allow Buying & Selling Through Google's Own Payment System
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  —  HINT#1 : Referrals from
Mathew /
Hey Google — where's my calendar?
Richard Drew / MSNBC:
Judge delays decision on BlackBerry cutoff  —  RIM's service to continue to operate, but judge urges settlement  —  More than 3 million Americans are BlackBerry users.  —  CNBC VIDEO … RICHMOND, Va. - A U.S. judge Friday stopped short of ordering an immediate shutdown of millions …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
iTunes, One Billion Suckers Served  —  ABC News: iTunes: One Billion Served Crank up the old PR and spin machine.  Apple today announced their one billionth iTunes download today.  The song?  Speed of Sound by Coldplay.  —  "Over one billion songs have now been legally purchased …
Kevin Dugan / Strategic Public Relations:
10 Flickr Hacks  —  What Web 2.0 service boasts more than 100 million examples of consumer-generated media?  —  Flickr—one of the most underutilized online pr tools in the blogosphere.  Flickr makes it easy to store and share photos online, but it also empowers PR people with a powerful visual tool.
What is Origami?  —  JP of seems to have scooped Scoble on this.  Then it hit Digg.  So what is the Origami Project?  Why does Microsoft Have the domain registered?  Well, if you take the time to read through the digg comments, you will find that Origami is the code-name …
Amy Gardner /
iTunes Music Store Downloads Top One Billion Songs  —  Scholarship at Juilliard School of Music to be Created  —  CUPERTINO, California—February 23, 2006—Apple® today announced that one billion songs have been legally downloaded from the iTunes® Music Store since it was launched less than three years ago.
Discussion: technology filter and TechSpot
Claudia H. Deutsch / New York Times:
A Milestone for iTunes; a Windfall for a Downloader
Business Wire:
National Archives and Google Launch Pilot Project to Digitize and Offer Historic Films Online  —  WASHINGTON & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Feb. 24, 2006—Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) Co-Founder and President of Technology Sergey Brin today announced …
Business Week:
The Future of the Blog  —  Six Apart's Mena Trott helped start the stampede by co-designing user-friendly software.  But she thinks the blogging trend is only just beginning  —  It's hard to imagine the world without blogs.  The publishing technology has become a cultural and political force.
Fabienne Serriere / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook Pro vs PowerBook benchmarks  —  If you are like me and enjoy a good cleanfight, check out these benchmarks at Geek Patrol using their ownpre-production software: Geekbench, a multi-platform benchmarkingutility.  These numbers reflect benchmarking on a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 with 1.25GB RAM vs …
Discussion: Geek Patrol and Slashdot
The world's most advanced LCD TV - 56-inch and 3840 x 2160 pixels  —  February 24, 2006 Taiwanese Chi Mei Optoelectronics is a name you may not know, despite the company being the third largest LCD TV panel supplier in the world.  At CEBIT in Hannover in mid-March, the company will display the world's first 56-inch LCD TV panel.
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
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 …
Sunbelt BLOG:
180Solutions issues mea culpa  —  We'd like to bring readers up to date about the illegal force-install of 180solutions' Zango Search Suite software that Ben Edelman documented on Monday.  —  As we noted late Monday, 180solutions issued a press release in which the company claimed …
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.
Graeme Wearden / ZDNet:
Full-time blogger Kottke throws in the towel … Jason Kottke, a Web designer who quit his job to run his blog full time, has abandoned his plan to make a living through blogging after exactly one year.  —  Kottke announced on Wednesday that he is no longer seeking payments from people who enjoy his blog,

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