Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Ask Debuts Blog & Feed Search — Ask's new blog and feed search offers a high-quality alternative for finding information in the blogosphere, with a number of unique tools not found on competing services. — Although Ask acquired the popular Bloglines feed reader and blog search site in February 2005 …
Gary Price / ResourceShelf: Ask.com Launches Blog & Feed Search Service
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist: Ask.com's New Blog Search Engine Offers Unique Blog Spam Fighting Strategy
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Ask.com blog search and Bloglines
Nick Wilson / Helping Bloggers Succeed: ASK's New Blog Search ROCKS
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Ask's Blog/Feed Search Tool
New Ask.com blog search and Bloglines upgrade (but no new UI) — Ask.com is releasing a new blog search feature on their search engine, as well as integrating search more into their leading web-based RSS Reader Bloglines. You'll recall that Ask.com (or Ask Jeeves as it was known then) …
Discussion: Steve Garfield's Off … and The RSS Blog
Steve Garfield / Steve Garfield's Off On A Tangent: Ask has a new blog search
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog: Bloglines/Ask Roll Unimpressive Blog Search
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Finally! Bloglines Blog Search — Ask.com, which owns the most popular stand alone web based feed reader, Bloglines, has just rolled out its long awaited new blog search engine. — Ask/Bloglines has been the subject of a considerable number of jokes over the last year, after promising a blog search engine last summer.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Micro Persuasion, Library clips, UMBC eBiquity Blog, SearchViews, Things That, InsideGoogle, Somewhat Frank, Zoli's Blog, Mark Evans, Changing Way, Online Marketing Blog, Tech.Life.Blogged, Mark Fletcher's Blog, duncanriley.com, The Technology Chronicles, InterMedia and Kevin Burton's Feed Blog
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Bloglines/Ask Roll Unimpressive Blog Search
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: ASK.COM LAUNCHES BLOG SEARCH
Somewhat Frank / Blog by Frank Gruber: BLOG SEARCH ADDED TO ASK AND BLOGLINES
Andrew / Changing Way: Synergy: Ask + Bloglines
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog: Ask.com Blog and Feed Search
Scott / Tech.Life.Blogged: Search: Bloglines Now with Search — Bloglines launched blog searching today.
Duncan / duncanriley.com: Ask.com launches Blog Search
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Ask.com still plugging along
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Bloglines and Ask.com Blog Search (Finally) Debuts
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog: Ask Launches Blogsearch
Vonage not giving customers a break — Internet phone company says it will not buy back shares from customers after stock purchased in unusual plan plummets in value. — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Internet telephone service provider Vonage said on Wednesday it was not buying back shares allocated …
Discussion: Things That, Barnako.com and TechEffect
Frank Barnako / Barnako.com: Vonage to IPOers: Pay up
Brian Ward / TechEffect: Vonage backtracks — A quick update on yesterday's "A slippery slope for Vonage" entry.
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Vonage to Customers: Pay Up — The price tanked days after the IPO. Now individuals who reserved shares early are having second thoughts about paying for them — On Wednesday, Vonage Holdings (VG) said that customers who reserved shares in the Internet phone company's initial public offering …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha, Techdirt and Good Morning Silicon Valley
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Vonage IPO policy: We break it, you buy it
Johanne Torres / ipcommunications.tmcnet.com:
Skype Teams with Dell for Faster VoIP Calls — Skype and Dell announced on Wednesday that they have joined forces for faster VoIP calls. The companies agreed to ship Skype (News - Alert) software with new Dell (News - Alert) XPS mobile systems, which include the XPS M1210 and XPS M2010.
Discussion: Engadget, Technology Evangelist, TechSpot, The Browser, Ubergizmo and VoIP Now
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Dell XPS M1210 reviewed
Benjamin J. Higginbotham / Technology Evangelist: The Best Voice/Video Conferencing Solution Around ... And It's Free!
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Dell to include Skype software in media machines
Oliver Ryan / The Browser: Dell bundles Skype calling software
Jimmy Atkinson / VoIP Now: Dell in Bed with Skype
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Skype software to ship on Dell laptops
Skype software to ship on Dell laptops
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and Clickety Clack
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Mad Rush to Preinstall Software While Computer is still in the womb
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Dell Preloading PCs With Skype
Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference — Who: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation — Where: Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference — CHARLES DI BONA: Good morning, and thank you all for coming. It's a little intimidating to be in front of a full room knowing …
Discussion: MSFT - Blogging Stocks, jkOnTheRun, Rational rants, Todd Bishop's Microsoft … and Valleywag
Sarah Gilbert / MSFT - Blogging Stocks: MSFT says the heck with paper: Steve Ballmer Bernstein speech transcript
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Microsoft's Ballmer hinting at contextual digital input methods?
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: Penetrating Ballmervision — I've watched Steve Ballmer …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Ballmer on Google's Dell deal
Yahoo! Search blog:
The New Yahoo! Video - Discover, and Be Discovered! — Tonight we rolled out the new Yahoo! Video, an upgrade to our video search service that introduces more ways to find and share video programming, including the ability to upload your videos directly to Yahoo! — Here's a quick rundown of what's available to you:
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, Associated Press, Lifehacker, IP Democracy and paidContent.org
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: OK, who's the moron that gave Shi Tao's lawyer upload privileges?
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press: Yahoo reprograms online video service
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo! Goes After YouTube Market
Thomas Greene / Wired News:
Crashing the Wiretapper's Ball — CRYSTAL CITY, Virginia — The dingy hotel corridor was populated with suits, milling about and radiating airs of defensive hostility. They moved in close-knit groups, rounding a stranger or a rival group conspicuously, the way cats do. They spoke in whispers.
Burt Helm / Business Week:
Google Fumbles Offline — The search giant admits that its traditional media efforts are proceeding more slowly than expected — What's Google's secret to making a fortune on the Net? Provide a relevant search result for just about any esoteric, tiny piece of information.
Discussion: All Points Blog, GOOG - Blogging Stocks, Search Engine Watch Blog and Screenwerk
Sarah Gilbert / GOOG - Blogging Stocks: Google flails with paper ads
Detlev Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog: Offline Print Ad Experiment Disappointed Google
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google: No Browser, Local a Star
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Telecoms call for legal fixes after Katrina — Days after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast last August, repair crews hoping to breathe life into a damaged telephone network were temporarily blocked by government officials who refused to give phone company workers permission to enter a disaster-stricken area.
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog and Digital Download
Paul Kapustka / Paul Kapustka's Blog: In Emergencies, Telecoms say 'Me First' — Reading today's story …
Karlgaard / Digital Download: Getting Ready In The Gulf
Tantek Çelik / Technorati Weblog:
Introducing Microformats Search and Pingerati — I'm very pleased to announce the technology preview of Technorati microformats search for contacts, events and reviews, and Pingerati, a microformats ping distributor to support and grow the microformats ecosystem.
Discussion: Epeus' epigone, Joho the Blog, Helping Bloggers Succeed, Niall Kennedy's Weblog, Raw, Marc's Voice and SocialTwister.com
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog: Microformats gets a push, or is it a pull?
Nick Wilson / Helping Bloggers Succeed: Technorati Do Microformats, Pingerati
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Technorati introduces microformats search
Greg / SocialTwister.com: Microformats Emerge
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Sony VAIO TX800 Ultraportable Gets FCC Nod — Here's an 11" Sony VAIO notebook that just received FCC approval, the VGN TX800 which will start out with an Intel Core Solo ULV (ultra-low-voltage) 1.06GHz or 1.2GHz processor, eventually to be upgraded to the Intel Core Duo U2500.
Discussion: Engadget and News and reviews …
Paul Miller / Engadget: Unannounced Vaio TX800 surfaces at FCC
Alienware Launches LIVE! Blu-Ray Desktops — Alienware is first to offer AMD LIVE! branded Aurora 7500 and Aurora ALX desktop systems, enabling users to consolidate their photos, videos, music, and movies in one place while accessing all of it through their TVs, game consoles, MP3 players …
Paul Miller / Engadget: Alienware's Aurora 7500 first to offer AMD LIVE!
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Microsoft looking to work with startups — Microsoft and IBM have groups looking for top start-ups to work with, or possibly acquire, according to a story today in the Wall Street Journal. (subscription required) The story profiles Dan'l Lewin who heads Microsoft's Emerging Business Team …
Discussion: Todd Bishop's Microsoft …, Microsoft News Tracker and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Hunting for start-ups — The Wall Street Journal reports …
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: HP to pass IBM as biggest tech company?
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Chicago Police Using Scooters To Take Bites Out of Crime, Donuts — Ah, the police. They're here to ensure all citizens behave according to the established societal norms, making sure that everyone abide by the social contract into which they have entered. Oh, and now in Chicago they roll around on scooters.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, The Browser and Ubergizmo
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Chicago police get Segways, portable siren not included
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Chicago cops hop on Segways
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Red Hat creates social networking site — Prominent Linux distributor Red Hat has revealed a new open source social networking service called Mugshot. Designed to facilitate integration of live social interactivity into the desktop computing experience, Mugshot emphasizes communication and entertainment.
Discussion: Download Squad, Planet GNOME, 21talks, The Browser and Boing Boing
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Mugshot: Red Hat's open source social networking site
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: Red Hat launches its open source social network
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Red Hat wastes time on social networking
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Red Hat ships open source MySpace++ clone
Paul Kallender / BBC:
Fuel cells in laptops edge closer — Electronics companies are promoting fuel cells as an environmentally-friendly and convenient alternative to traditional lithium ion batteries. — The technology promises to supplement or replace today's batteries in laptops.
Discussion: Engadget and Dvorak Uncensored
Paul Miller / Engadget: Toshiba shows off latest laptop fuel cell prototype
Smartalix / Dvorak Uncensored: Fuel Cell Foolish?