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, Bloggers Blog, B2Day, Jeremy Zawodny's blog, Somewhat Frank, PodTech.net, Online Marketing Blog and InterMedia
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Bloglines and Ask.com launch blog search engine
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Bloglines Gets With the Program
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: No Love from Ask.com Blog Search
Somewhat Frank / Blog by Frank Gruber: BLOG SEARCH ADDED TO ASK AND BLOGLINES
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog: Ask.com Blog and Feed Search
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Bloglines and Ask.com Blog Search (Finally) Debuts
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
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle: On Ask.com's new Blogs & Feeds search
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) …
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity Blog, Library clips, A Feed Is Born, Changing Way, TechCrunch, Tech.Life.Blogged and Kevin Burton's Feed Blog
Vincent / A Feed Is Born: Ask.com Blog Search with BlogLines
Andrew / Changing Way: Synergy: Ask + Bloglines
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Finally! Bloglines Blog Search
Scott / Tech.Life.Blogged: Search: Bloglines Now with Search — Bloglines launched blog searching today.
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog: Ask Launches Blogsearch
Extortion virus code gets cracked — Do not panic if your data is hidden by virus writers demanding a ransom. — Poor programming has allowed anti-virus companies to discover the password to retrieve the hijacked data inside a virus that has claimed at least one UK victim.
Discussion: Techdirt and Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Ransomware virus's password is cracked, published
Woman targeted by web hackers
Woman targeted by web hackers
Discussion: TechSpot and Ken McGuire Blog
Derek Sooman / TechSpot: The Rise of Ransomware — Imagine this... You find a file …
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, TechEffect and Barnako.com
Brian Ward / TechEffect: Vonage backtracks — A quick update on yesterday's "A slippery slope for Vonage" entry.
Frank Barnako / Barnako.com: Vonage to IPOers: Pay up
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: Techdirt, Seeking Alpha 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
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Yahoo Video vs. Google Video
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 Arrington / TechCrunch: Yahoo Battles YouTube, But Forgets to Bring Flickr
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, 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
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.
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Telio - a Better Way to do a VoIP IPO — Tomorrow is the IPO launch for Norway-based Telio. While not a household name in North America, they have a following among those who attend VON events, and in my view, are the Vonage of Europe . They have been quietly building up a great voice …
Discussion: EuroTelcoblog and O'Reilly Emerging Telephony
James Enck / EuroTelcoblog: Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
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
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
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.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News, Popgadget and Gizmodo
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
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 …
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?
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
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!
Los Angeles Times:
Sony Failing to Connect in Online Music Market — The company's Internet store falls far behind in its competition with Apple's iTunes. — Sony Corp. marked the launch of its online music store two years ago by hiring Sheryl Crow to belt out songs in the aisle of a jet at 30,000 feet.
Discussion: David Card, Michael Gartenberg, paidContent.org and Mobile Analyst Watch