Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Bezos Expeditions invests in 37signals — Jason Jul 20 — Today we have a very special announcement to make: Bezos Expeditions, a personal investment company of Jeff Bezos, has made a minority private equity investment in 37signals. — Here's some background on the decision.
Discussion: PostBubble, GigaOM, Rex Hammock's Weblog, plasticbag.org, Texas Startup Blog and TechBeat
Aneil Weber / PostBubble: 37signals accepts venture capital (finally)
Om Malik / GigaOM: Jeff Bezos Invests in 37Signals
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org: How to attract Jeff Bezos' attention...
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: 37 Signals takes money from Bezos?
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
YouTube's new policy says "we own your content." — The newly revised Terms and Conditions page at YouTube raises important questions for anyone who uploads videos there. Eliot Van Buskirk at the Wired News music blog "Listening Post" writes: … Read the rest of the post here: Link.
Discussion: The Browster Blog, InterMedia, Valleywag, Adrants, Paul Colligan's … and digg
Scott Milener / The Browster Blog: YOUTUBE BECOMES OURTUBE - IMPRACTICAL
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Why YouTube's Uploading Policy Doesn't Matter
Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: Nothing Like a New Media Revolution Where They OWN You
Digitalgopher / digg: YouTube's new policy says "we own your content"
Steve Boxer / Business Week:
Spore Lives Up to the Hype — When Will Wright invited us over to play his latest masterpiece, we couldn't refuse — Will Wright does not do things by halves. That's just as well, since with Spore, he will attempt to outdo The Sims, now officially the biggest-selling game of all time …
Discussion: Games, Gaming … and Slashdot
Josh / Games, Gaming and Geek Stuff From Cathode Tan: More Spore For You — Next Gen, a la Business Week …
Timothy / Slashdot: What Spore May Spawn
Ajit / Open Gardens:
web 2.0 revenue models: Show me the money! — Last week, I was featured on CNN in an article by Grace Wong entitled Follow the web 2.0 money. — The whole subject of making money with web 2.0 is quite critical. — Ironically, a couple of weeks before, when I spoke at Seoul on Mobile web 2.0 …
Discussion: Scobleizer and web2.wsj2.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Ajit says "show me the Web 2.0 money"
Google Accessible Search — Google released a new product called Accessible Search, a "web search for the visually challenged." Though result pages are somewhat less cluttered compared to normal Google results, the point here is not so much to create accessible results formatting, but to rank accessible results higher.
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google Accessible Search
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google Accessible Search
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Labs Launches Accessible Web Search
Timothy / Slashdot: Google Accessible Search Released
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google site to aid the blind
Google site to aid the blind
Discussion: ResourceShelf, Lifehacker, GOOG - Blogging Stocks, Digital Inspiration and The Technology Chronicles
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search — Written by Ebrahim Ezzy and edited by Richard MacManus. Ebrahim is lead developer and co-founder of Qelix Technologies, the company behind a search 2.0 contender called Qube. This 2-part series of posts is adapted from Ebrahim's research material in developing Qube.
Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks, Download Squad and Slashdot
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Next-generation search engines compared
Timothy / Slashdot: Search 2.0 vs. Traditional Search
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
CoComment upgrades, now worth using — CoComent is a popular browser tool for tracking conversations in the comments sections of blogs. It catches the comments you've made around the web and comments made after yours. It was initially launched in February.
Discussion: Download Squad, Mashable* and Make Money Online …
Jordan Running / Download Squad: New blog comment tracking features for CoComment
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*: CoComment Adds CoCrawler, YouTube Support
Darren Rowse / Make Money Online …: coComment Adds New Features
The Ask.com Blog:
Introducing RSS Smart Answers — Great news, our Smart Answers program is expanding and we're excited about it. We think you will be too. — Today, we're formally introducing RSS Smart Answers. — What are they? — Now, when you conduct a web search for many of your favorite blogs …
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog, SearchViews and AMCP Tech Blog
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Ask adds RSS smart answers
Alex Morganis / AMCP Tech Blog: Ask.com Adds RSS Smart Answers
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo, Motorola to feature Web services on phones — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc., the world's largest Internet media company, and Motorola Inc., the second-biggest maker of mobile phones, said late on Wednesday that Motorola will embed Yahoo services on tens of millions of phones.
Linux-powered robots from France? Oui! — A French start-up created to build autonomous, easily programmable, affordable humanoid robots has emerged from stealth mode. Aldebaran Robotics, of Paris, expects to ship its first product — a humanoid household service robot running Linux — in early 2007.
Deviceguru / digg: French Linux-powered robots? Oui!
Timothy / Slashdot: Linux-powered Robots From France? Oui!
Microsoft Reports Fourth Quarter Results and Announces Share Repurchase Program — Microsoft delivers strong finish to fiscal year with 16% fourth quarter revenue growth; Announces $20 billion tender offer — Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss) — Redmond, Wash. - July 20, 2006 …
Discussion: Microsoft News Tracker, MSFT - Blogging Stocks and Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Microsoft 4Q06 earnings segment breakout
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog: Microsoft 4Q06 results
Scot Finnie / Computerworld:
Windows Vista trouble spots improve in interim Beta Build 5472 — Microsoft gooses performance, improves networking UI — July 19, 2006 (Computerworld) — Computerworld obtained a recent interim build of Windows Vista, Build 5472, that shows Microsoft is making progress in the areas …
News about Google News — InfoWorld's online folks have long complained about the absence of InfoWorld news stories from Google News. Here is the most striking illustration of the problem: — 1. WWW.google.com/search?q=site:WWW.infowo rld.com — Results 1 - 10 of about 2,040,000
Discussion: Techdirt, Scripting News, Google Watch, Infothought and JD on EP
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Jon Udell puzzles over how Google News decides what is and isn't a news source.
Steve Bryant / Google Watch: What Google Can Learn from Techmeme
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Google News and Infoworld not appearing
John Dowdell / JD on EP: Google News operators: Off-topic, but it came through MXNA …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Earnings Bolstered by iPod and Notebook Sales — SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 — Confounding Wall Street skeptics, Apple Computer released quarterly financial results Wednesday that showed strong growth in both its iPod music player and its MacBook portable computer businesses.
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, The Mac Observer and B2Day
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Apple earnings hotter than a MacBook owner's thighs
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Apple Earnings Keep Rocking, And PC Share Actually Grows
Peter Wayner / New York Times:
Technology Rewrites the Book — When Steve Mandel, a management trainer from Santa Cruz, Calif., wants to show his friends why he stays up late to peer through a telescope, he pulls out a copy of his latest book, "Light in the Sky," filled with pictures he has taken of distant nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.
Wilson Rothman / Time:
Nike + iPod Sport Kit — Apple and the sports giant team up to create a new running system — For a field already glutted with gadgets, the Nike + iPod kit is the most elegant of high-tech runner's aids. An instrument the size of a pebble measures your pace from a pocket inside one of Nike's specially designed shoes.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Infinite Loop and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Motion Lingo's Adeo runs circles around the competition
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop: Apple wins Time Gadget of the Week, again.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Text-To-TV: Worth A Buck? — The TV show American Idol is the example often used when showing the potential popularity of how text messaging can be used with television shows-mobile and interactive TV company Telescope Inc. says it managed 580 million combined phone and cell phone votes for American Idol's last season!
Discussion: SMS Text News and Davis Freeberg's Digital …
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Portrait of a Blogger: Under 30 and Sociable — Survey Finds Need to Connect With Family and Friends and to Meet New People — They consider themselves digital natives. — They're young. They're addicted to instant messaging and social networks. And they're more apt to dish …
Discussion: B.L. Ochman's weblog and The Blogging Times
Minic Rivera / The Blogging Times: A portrait of the Internet's new storytellers