The Ask.com Blog:
There's Blogs (and Feeds!) In Our Search! — If you've spent any time in the candy aisle you are probably familiar with one of the best mash-ups in history: combining chocolate and peanut butter to get "two great tastes that taste great together"... the peanut butter cup.
Discussion: Download Squad, Jeremy Zawodny's blog and PodTech.net
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Bloglines and Ask.com launch blog search engine
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: No Love from Ask.com Blog Search
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
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle: On Ask.com's new Blogs & Feeds search
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Ask.com blog search and Bloglines
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Ask's Blog/Feed Search Tool
Nick Wilson / Helping Bloggers Succeed: ASK's New Blog Search ROCKS
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles: Ask.com still plugging along
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) …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Bloglines/Ask Roll Unimpressive Blog Search
Bloglines/Ask Roll Unimpressive Blog Search
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, SearchViews, 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
Finally! Bloglines 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
Duncan / duncanriley.com: Ask.com launches Blog Search
Scott / Tech.Life.Blogged: Search: Bloglines Now with Search — Bloglines launched blog searching today.
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: Barnako.com, Things That 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
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:
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Yahoo! Video launches
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Yahoo Battles YouTube, But Forgets to Bring Flickr
Adam Schultz / Search Engine Lowdown: Yahoo Video picks a fight with YouTube and MySpace, or did they?
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
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Yahoo Video, metasearch, and grandma
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo! Goes After YouTube Market
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, Rational rants, jkOnTheRun, Todd Bishop's Microsoft … and Valleywag
Sarah Gilbert / MSFT - Blogging Stocks: MSFT says the heck with paper: Steve Ballmer Bernstein speech transcript
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants: Penetrating Ballmervision — I've watched Steve Ballmer …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Microsoft's Ballmer hinting at contextual digital input methods?
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …: Ballmer on Google's Dell deal
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, Search Engine Watch Blog, GOOG - Blogging Stocks and Screenwerk
Detlev Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog: Offline Print Ad Experiment Disappointed Google
Sarah Gilbert / GOOG - Blogging Stocks: Google flails with paper ads
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Google: No Browser, Local a Star
Jeremy Horwitz / ilounge.com:
Download Now: The Free iPod Book 2.0 — Editor-in-Chief, iLounge submit a news tip — It's here: The Free iPod Book 2.0, by iLounge.com! Weighing in at 194 pages, this revised and expanded second edition of our popular Book is your one-stop answer to every major iPod and iTunes question... plus much, much more.
Discussion: Gizmodo, jkOnTheRun, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, MacMinute and eGM Mac the Mac Mag
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: iPods still cost money, but the iPod book is free
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: The Free iPod Book 2.0
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
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, O'Reilly Emerging Telephony, The Browser 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
Bruce Stewart / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony: Free Mega Conference Calls For Skype Users
Oliver Ryan / The Browser: Dell bundles Skype calling software
Jimmy Atkinson / VoIP Now: Dell in Bed with Skype
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.
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Technorati testing microformats search and "Pingerati"
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Technorati introduces microformats search
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog: Microformats gets a push, or is it a pull?
Nick Wilson / Helping Bloggers Succeed: Technorati Do Microformats, Pingerati
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
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?
Kurt Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
A tour of Windows Vista Beta 2 — Introduction — Windows Vista, Microsoft's newest OS and arguably its largest project ever has finally hit Beta 2. Windows Vista is the latest and most complex operating system to emerge from Microsoft's Redmond, WA campus.