Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Chief of Ask Jeeves to Lead Microsoft's Internet Unit — Microsoft has hired Steven Berkowitz, the chief executive of Ask Jeeves, to run its floundering Internet division, Microsoft said yesterday. — Mr. Berkowitz became president of Ask Jeeves in 2001 and chief executive in 2003.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and paidContent.org
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
NEWS: BERKOWITZ TO MICROSOFT — (image credit) Rumors have been flying for some time, and I was not posting them. But now I have confirmation. Steve Berkowitz, head of Ask and someone I've worked with indirectly in the past (he was at IDG Books when I was at The Standard, an IDG property), is going to run MSFT's online MSN.
Discussion: Screenwerk and rev2.org
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Ask CEO Leaves for MSFT
Sid Yadav / rev2.org: Ask CEO to Run MSN
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
CEO of Ask.com moves to Microsoft — Just in - Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Ask.com (acquired by InterActiveCorp last year) is moving to Microsoft to head up their MSN.com, search monetization, and new Live.com platform. Below is a copy of the email I received from Microsoft confirming the rumors that had been circulating around the Web.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and LiveSide
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: Microsoft names new head of MSN/Windows Live
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Technorati Top 100 Is Changing Radically — Have you checked out the Technorati Top 100 (by unique links) lately? It's starting to change in very interesting ways. — First, Dave Winer is gone. That's right — Scripting News is no longer a top 100 blog. — So what knocked him off?
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity Blog and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
WHEN GIANTS TALK — The giant in the story "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an imposing figure, for size and bellowing voice. He also possesses many wondrous and magical items, which Jack covets—and some of which he takes. But what if Jack had grown, to the size of giant, and as loudly bellowed in response.
Discussion: A VC, Good Morning Silicon Valley, GigaOM, Clickety Clack and Microsoft News Tracker
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Google rivals plan Enemy of My Enemy Conference
Om Malik / GigaOM: In McKinsey We Trust.. oh oh
eBay's Google guard: Yahoo or Microsoft?
eBay's Google guard: Yahoo or Microsoft?
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Native Speaker: — There May Be an End-run for Apple Around Windows After All — Dave Winer, in his NerdTV interview several months back, said that he viewed his software developer job as giving customers whatever they want. It wasn't his job to say "no" to customers, but rather to say …
Discussion: Daring Fireball, FuzzyBlog, Scripting News, Randy Holloway Unfiltered and The Tao of Mac
J. Scott Johnson / FuzzyBlog: The Fallacy of Dual Boot
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Wales Discusses Political Bias on Wikipedia — Conservative blogger Robert Cox, who writes the National Debate blog, told me he was amazed at the quality of Wikipedia and thought it was a great resource. But there was something about the free online community-generated encyclopedia …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and New Media Musings
The evolution of the NetFlix envelope — The key to Netflix's lean operations is its lightweight, versatile mailer. Here's how 7 years of tweaking paid off. — SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - When the DVD first came out, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings had a key insight:
Discussion: Web Strategy
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: The FUTURE of the NetFlix Envelope (Simulated Image)
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Sites Goes Online to Tell Smaller Stories — NEW YORK - Former television journalist Kevin Sites is mindful that his online dispatches from the world's war zones won't attract anywhere near the audience he's used to getting on the evening news. But that's just fine, he said.
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote TV Blog: Kevin Sites at the halfway point
James Orry / pro-g.co.uk:
Xbox Live Arcade to get MAME and SEGA games — The Buzz: A Microsoft staffer, wishing to remain anonymous, has revealed that MAME and games from SEGA are heading to Xbox Live Arcade. — Speaking to SPOnG, a Microsoft source close to the Xbox Live Arcade project has spilled the beans …
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy
Adams Briscoe / Xbox 360 Fanboy: Rumor: SEGA and MAME heading to Xbox Live
Paul Roberts / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
$5B spent on bounced e-mails? — Spam is a nuisance, we all know that. No more so than for the poor suckers who find their name and reputation marred by some spam or phishing attack. But a $5 billion problem? That's the contention of (surprise surprise) e-mail security and antispam vendor IronPort.
Jeffrey S. Young / Jeffrey Young's Technicon:
EBay: Evolution or Hibernation — The death spiral is starting for EBay. — First the company announces earnings that would be the envy of any smokestack company, but the stock gets hammered. Guidance is very circumspect, the company admits that its recent inclusion of "online store" …
Discussion: eBay Strategies, Digital Inspiration and Google Operating System
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies: eHoo/yBay - one step closer!
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: eBay Creates Anti-Google Union With Yahoo and Microsoft
TSA: Computer glitch led to Atlanta airport scare — ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — A bomb scare that led authorities to evacuate security checkpoints at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Wednesday was the result of a "software malfunction," Transportation Security Administration Director Kip Hawley said.
Discussion: Schneier on Security and Techdirt
Jason Calacanis / Weblogs, Inc.:
Moving on up at WIN: Judith Meskill and Brad Hill take on new roles. — We've had a massive growth spurt in 2006 here at Weblogs, Inc. and as a result we're bumping people up. I'm thrilled to report two promotions today that will have a huge impact on both the growth of our business and our ability to produce quality blogs.
Discussion: Marc's Voice
Simon Burns / vnunet:
Microsoft to upgrade Xbox 360 CPU — New CPU technology can reduce temperature and lower cost — Microsoft will upgrade the CPU used in its Xbox 360 games console early next year, the CPU's manufacturer announced today. — The new CPU will be built using technology that can reduce heat …
Discussion: Gizmodo, InsideMicrosoft and Bink.nu
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: XBOX 360 GETTING UPGRADED CPUS
Might McNealy step down at Sun? — PRESSURE BUILDS FOR DEEP JOB CUTS — After years of struggling financially, Sun Microsystems is facing such fierce pressure that some investors and analysts are calling for large layoffs, fueling rumors that co-founder and Chief Executive Scott McNealy could step aside.