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1:05 PM ET, August 27, 2006

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Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Yahoo Blog Search - Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated  —  It looks like Yahoo might have killed blog search.  —  Yet if you do a search it returns results from blogs:  —  Isn't Lifehacker a blog?  I think its even a blog by Scoble's definition!  Scoble blog == sclob?
Discussion: GigaOM and Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Yahoo! Removes Blog Search from Yahoo! News Homepage  —  It's been almost an year since Yahoo! integrated Blog posts with Yahoo! News search results hinting the marriage of MSM and Blogosphere.  But the marriage has been secretly called off as you would notice in the before and after screenshots of the Yahoo News/[Blog Search page].
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   Yahoo Kills Blog Search, New Feed Platform May Be Coming
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Learning%20to%20love%20the%20cable%20guy%20in%20his%20'booties' ">Learning to Love a Cable Guy  —  When workers from AT&T and Verizon visit homes to install their new television services, they come with blue hospital booties that they slip over their shoes before going inside.  —  The sight of burly installers in dainty slip-ons might induce snickers.
Discussion: IP Democracy, VoIP Watch and digg
Brian / Copyblogger:
Journalistic Superiority at Work  —  [Could one of only two remaining daily British broadsheet newspapers be so desperate as to steal blog content?]  —  UPDATE: Melissa explains here.  While yesterday I couldn't imagine a plausible explanation, this sounds true to me.  So, it's my turn to apolgize as well.
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
10 QUESTIONS FOR SETH GODIN  —  Seth Godin and I had a recent e-mail exchange.  I asked him ten questions:  —  1. QUESTION: Your latest book, "Small Is The New Big", is not a narrative or a thesis in any sense, but a collection of your favorite writings from your blog and your old Fast Company column.
Christine Herron / Christine.net:
Announcing the Birth of Chumby  —  Favorite hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave this year's FOO Campers a sneak peek of the latest in cool gadgets: the chumby.  The chumby is a low-cost, wifi-enabled information delivery device that's so appealing you'll want to keep one close.
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
An Eye for Cool, and Cash  —  In the Hunt to Fill 'Social News' Web Sites, Contributors Now Compete  —  Corey Spring has a college student's dream job: He gets paid to surf the Internet.  —  Every morning, the 22-year-old Ohio State University senior spends at least an hour wading through 100 …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Plextor preps 'world's smallest' external DVD burner  —  It looks like Plextor's going in for a piece of that "world's smallest" marketing action, with the launch of what it claims to be the most diminutive DVD writer currently on the market.  Aimed at owners of ultraportable laptops that tend …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT and digg
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Deletionists, Networkists and Blog Sourcing  —  The argument over whether to keep the Enterprise 2.0 article in Wikipedia continues, in this incredibly rich discussion page.  Bear with me here, as the innards of Wikipedia may not be clear cut enough for the blogosphere's preference for individual voices engaged in disappating debate.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Kiko Sells for $258,100  —  BBC America fans are quite familiar with a delightful show called, Cash In The Attic.  The premise of the show is that antique experts go to someone's house and find things which might look like trash but end up being valuable, selling for a lot of money at an auction.
Discussion: Venture Voice
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
New toys - USB Skype phone  —  I've been testing an evaluation unit of the SkyTone USB Phone (RST102) from Radian Technologies, a conventional looking telephony handset with a USB cord designed to be used with Skype.  It works very well and, based on feedback from dozens of people I spoke to using it …
Discussion: digg
BBC:
PlayStation 3 tackles world ills  —  The spare processing power of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be harnessed by scientists trying to understand the cause of diseases like Alzheimer's.  —  Sony has teamed up with US biologists who already run the distributed computing project, folding@home (FAH).
Fred / A VC:
Looking For Failures  —  John Battelle follows on Paul Kedrosky's post Techcrunch party post on bubble 2.0 with a post about the lack of web 2.0 failures.  —  To all this discussion, I'll just simply add "just wait, they''ll come".  They already are coming in fact.
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[foocamp06] First life in Second Life  —  Julian Bleeker is interested in how first life and second life (with SecondLife.com as a good example) overlap.  —  E.g., he designed a game in which players got a word square (jumbled letters that contain words) that they had to track physically in a field, wired with GPS.
Discussion: Preoccupations and 3pointD.com
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Verizon gaffe lets customer details slip  —  Verizon Wireless this week accidentally distributed a file with limited details on more than 5,000 customers outside the company, potentially giving identity thieves a toehold.  —  The Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file was e-mailed on Monday and includes names …
Vitamin:
ADD MICROFORMATS MAGIC TO YOUR SITE  —  Heard of the semantic web?  Using Microformats everyone can contribute to the richness of the web.  John Allsopp explains how.  —  Think back to when you first began using the web.  It might be a couple of years, probably five, ten or even more.
Discussion: Web Strategy
 
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Stephen Armstrong / New Statesman:
Bloggers for hire  —  The days of genuine "citizen-generated" media may be numbered.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Who Needs Radio Frequency?
Discussion: IP Democracy
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's PAX booth tour
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