Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
World Cup: Google Does The Logo Thing; Yahoo & Ask Have Smart Shortcuts — Google's sporting a special World Cup-version of its logo in honor of the start of the World Cup today, while Yahoo and Ask are offering special results that come up after World Cup-related searches. A round-up of what's going on, below.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets, Niall Kennedy's Weblog and Daggle
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: 'Welcome to your Google homepage'
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: FIFA World Cup kickoff
Danny Sullivan / Daggle: In The Middle Of World Cup Mad England, I Root For The US
World Cup 2006 — Occurring only once every four years, the FIFA World Cup is the world's largest sporting event and is expected to attract the world's largest television audience. The 32-day soccor contest kicks off Friday with an opening game between Germany and Costa Rica.
Discussion: Kevin Maney and Datamation IT News Blog
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google World Cup Results (Exclusive) — As reported earlier, Google Search includes news about the football matches at FIFA World Cup 2006. If you search for [Germany Costa Rica], which is the opening match, you'll see the date of the game. Google will show real time results and other interesting data, including videos.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: World Cup Scores on Google
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
House rejects Net neutrality rules — update The U.S. House of Representatives definitively rejected the concept of Net neutrality on Thursday, dealing a bitter blow to Internet companies like Amazon.com, eBay and Google that had engaged in a last-minute lobbying campaign to support it.
Discussion: Techdirt, SYNTAGMA, duncanriley.com, Google Watch and Cameron's Brain
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: Net Neutrality Fades into the Sunset
Ben Charny / Google Watch: Google Enlists Its Own for Net Neutrality Fight
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain: Net Neutrality bill gets defeated
Socialtext Partners with Dan Bricklin on wikiCalc — Socialtext partnered with Dan Bricklin (inventor of VisiCalc) to exclusively distribute, redistribute and co-develop wikiCalc — the social spreadsheet. Dan brings a rich understanding not just of spreadsheets, but open source and social software.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Socialtext Partners With wikiCalc
Michael Martinez / SEOmoz: Dan Bricklin to Google: My Spreadsheet is Better
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SocialText/wikiCalc: More Interesting Than Google Spreadsheets — SocialText has announced an agreement with Dan Bricklin for the exclusive distribution rights to his wikiCalc spreadsheet software (Dan Bricklin is also the creator of VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet for personal computers).
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
A format war with Microsoft? Is that like a land war in Asia?
A format war with Microsoft? Is that like a land war in Asia?
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Apple Faces Fresh Legal Attacks in Europe — PARIS, June 8 — Apple's popular iTunes music-download service is facing fresh legal attacks in Europe. — Government consumer protection agencies in Norway and Sweden want Apple to remove restrictions that prevent customers from playing music …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, Mark Mulligan and David Card
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites — "I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves." So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software.
Top 10 Strangest Clocks — Our editors have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Strangest Clocks" for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites? — 10. Cathode Ray Tube Clock — As the name implies, this interesting clock — developed by David Forbes — consists of a 3-inch cathode-ray oscilloscope …
Discussion: Virtual Economics, CyberNet Technology News and Gizmodo
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Research prototypes ambient audio contextual content — A team from Google Research has developed a prototype system that uses a home computer's internal microphone to listen to the ambient audio in a room, determine what is being watched on TV and offer web-based supplemental information …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Paper Demos Ambient Sound Of TV With Contextual Ads
Super Battery — Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours? As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and textually.org
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification — As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Discussion: Bink.nu, Donna's SecurityFlash, the Microsoft Security …, Security Fix and InfoWorld
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Microsoft Plans 12 Security Updates Next Week
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld: Microsoft set to patch Word, ActiveX
Google Browser Sync — You get the feeling that whenever you leave the house, when you return home there's a new Google product that just launched. Today's revelation is Google Browser Sync, a Firefox extension to save your browser settings (like bookmarks, your history, cookies and passwords) across different computers.
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Google Operating System, Bleeding Edge and John Tokash's Blog
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Is Google slowly creeping up on .Mac?
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Synchronize Firefox Settings Across Your Computers
Charles / Bleeding Edge: Google's new Firefox sync tool
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
BT exec pins Google as 'our biggest threat' — LISBON, Portugal—Google is becoming BT's biggest competitor—that's the surprise assessment coming from the telecom giant's chief information officer. — Speaking at the Gigaworld IT conference here, CIO Al-Noor Ramji told delegates on Wednesday …
Discussion: Virtual Economics and Confused Of Calcutta
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics: BT vs Google
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog:
Think has second thoughts about IceRocket — Update from Blake at IceRocket: "Our LOI with Think Partnership expired, which does not mean the acquisition is off. Their company is going through some changes and we are seeing how they play out. Still in very close contact with those people …
Discussion: ben barren and ClickZ Internet Marketing …
Markus / The Paradigm Shift:
Small Companies & Google Adsense is the future — I was poking around alexa today http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_ sites?cc=CA&ts_mode=country&lang= none and saw that Plentyoffish is now a top 30 site In Canada ahead of all other dating sites. http://ranking.websearch.com/ SiteInfo.aspx? …
Discussion: Delicate Genius Blog
Intel Tells Customers It Will Cut Prices by 60% to Gain Share — June 9 (Bloomberg) — Customers of Intel Corp. said the world's biggest computer-chip maker plans to reduce prices on Pentium processors by as much as 60 percent to reclaim market share from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Neowin.net, TechBlog and Chip Stocks
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Cheaper chips from Intel coming soon
Steven Parker / Neowin.net: vista download — Today - Windows Vista Beta 2 Download |
Dwight / TechBlog: Paranoid survival, part II
Jonathan Liss / Chip Stocks: Price War Between Intel and AMD has Already Begun (AMD, INTC)