Windows Live Services Reach Key Milestones — Live Search, Live.com and Live Local Search released from beta; Live Search to power search on MSN. — Microsoft Corp. today announced the release from beta of Live Search and of Live.com in 47 markets worldwide, and final availability …
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0, Bleeding Edge, M-Dollar, MSTechToday, Torres Talking and Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life
Jerry Bowles / Enterprise Web 2.0: Is Live Search Dead on Arrival?
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar: Live.com released from beta
Sidebar Geek / MSTechToday: Launched: Live.com and Windows Live Search!
MSN Search's WebLog:
Live Search is Live — The best day to work on a large scale service like Live Search is the day when you launch new improvements. By that measure, today is one of the best days our team has had in a long time J . — Some folks have had a sneak peak, but for the most part we've kept …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Windows Live Search to Replace MSN Search
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: Microsoft Live Search Test Drive
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Live.com leaving beta, replacing MSN search — Microsoft just put out a press release announcing the release from beta of Live Search and of Live.com in 47 markets worldwide. The release also says that Live Search will now power search on MSN. The changes don't appear to have gone into effect yet, but they could at any time.
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Open Facebook — They'll let anyone in to Facebook these days. — Once the exclusive online stomping grounds of college students, social networking site Facebook.com is throwing open the doors to rest of the world. The site is slated to announce in coming weeks that anyone can gain access to the site …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets, Ryan Stewart and The J. Botter Weblog
Gavin O'Malley / AdAge:
Facebook to Adopt Open-Admissions Policy — As It Becomes Less Exclusive, Privacy Issues Remain After Member Protest — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Social network Facebook plans to completely ditch its admissions policy, welcoming anyone with internet access.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Screenwerk
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: AdAge: Facebook to Open to All
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Facebook To Remove Exclusivity - Riots on the Way?
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Intel's Core 2 Quadro Kentsfield: Four Cores on a Rampage — Four On The Floor: Intel's Core 2 Quadro — There is a fascinating element to this combination of multiple processing cores, a fast architecture and even more performance: The new Core 2 Quadro processors are out to beat …
Discussion: George Ou, Download Squad and Slashdot
Ryan Carter / Download Squad: Intel's first quad-core chip tested
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Intel's Quad Core CPU Reviewed
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
My Apple-Expo 2006 predictions — One side effect of announcing …
My Apple-Expo 2006 predictions — One side effect of announcing …
Discussion: The Technology Chronicles and jkOnTheRun
Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles: It's Showtime for Apple
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Nobody would buy an Apple Tablet PC? Say what?
New York Times:
William B. Ziff Jr., 76, Builder of Magazine Empire, Dies — William B. Ziff Jr., a publishing executive who made publications like Car and Driver and PC Magazine must reading among hobbyists and computer enthusiasts, died Saturday at his home in Pawling, N.Y. He was 76.
Discussion: Colin's Corner
Leon Lazaroff / Bloomberg:
William Ziff, Who Built Ziff-Davis Empire, Dead at 76 (Update2) — Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) — William Ziff, who took a small family owned publishing firm and built it into two magazine empires, died Sept. 9 at the age of 76, a family spokesman said. — Ziff, chairman and chief executive officer …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: Bill Ziff: In Memoriam
Isabelle Kassam / Independent:
Insurers get in tune with the iPod generation — Come loss or theft, you'll soon be able to claim for the music downloaded on to your gadgets — For millions of consumers, music downloads are replacing CDs and - for those dinosaurs who just can't let go - vinyl as the way they like to listen to tracks by their favourite bands.
Discussion: Engadget, PaulStamatiou.com, Infinite Loop, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and Digital Tech Life
Evan Blass / Engadget: Insurers starting to reimburse for digital content
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Nationwide Insures Your Music
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop: Tip: Insure your iTunes and other downloaded music
SAMSUNG Introduces the Next Generation of Nonvolatile Memory - PRAM — Seoul , Korea - September 11, 2006 : Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced that it has completed the first working prototype of what is expected …
Discussion: MobileWhack.com, Engadget and The Tech Report
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: First PRAM prototype unveiled
New York Times:
Group Nears Record Deal for Chip Maker — A consortium of investment firms was near a deal late last night to acquire Freescale Semiconductor, a former unit of Motorola, for more than $16 billion, according to people briefed on the negotiations. The deal, if completed …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News, Tech Confidential Blog, Blogging Stocks, InfoWorld Tech Watch and Slashdot
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: Freescale May Be Sold — The chipmaker, spun off from Motorola …
Carolyn Murphy / Tech Confidential Blog: Going after Freescale — So who really is trying to buy Freescale?
Tom Taulli / Blogging Stocks: Freescale could be biggest tech buyout ever
Mike Barton / InfoWorld Tech Watch: Chip off block goes big
Hemos / Slashdot: Freescale Semiconductor Buyout?
Michael Totty / Wall Street Journal:
The Winners Are... Computer systems are notoriously finicky. They'll hum along just fine and then unaccountably slow down, freeze up or stop working altogether. Finding the cause of some unexplained problem is difficult and time-consuming, especially with complicated systems in real-life settings.
Discussion: The Business Innovation …, digg and Slashdot
Dominic / The Business Innovation Insider: Meet the winners of the Wall Street Journal technology innovation awards
Tmolini / digg: Innovation Awards The Winners Are...
ScuttleMonkey / Slashdot: Sun Wins Top Tech Innovation Award
Dave Zatz / Engadget:
Hands-on with the TiVo Series3! — The world's first THX-certified, dual CableCARD DVR has finally arrived in the form of TiVo's Series3. It doesn't come cheap with a price tag of $799 (don't forget service!), but it's a fine cable company DVR replacement if your budget allows it.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Netscape.com
Scott-O-Rama / Netscape.com: Hands-on with the TiVo Series3
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Hello from SAP's unplanned, but cool, community conference — I thought this guy looked familiar, I met him at Foocamp a few years ago. His name is Mark Finnern and he works for SAP. — But check out those boards behind him. Yeah, SAP is using the unplanned model that Foocamp introduced.
Discussion: AccMan and Ryan Stewart
Dennis Howlett / AccMan: SCOBLE MEETS SAP
Suddenly everything's coming up widgets — Breaking down the Web into small, portable pieces is the smart trend that everyone from Nokia to Google is betting on. — (Business 2.0) — Ed Anuff spent nearly eight years building portals for large corporations.
Discussion: Will Price, GigaOM and Thoughts on VoIP, technology
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
NBC aims at surge in digital activities — NBC Universal is planning a rapid acceleration of its digital activities in the hope of increasing online revenues five-fold by 2009. — The plans will centre on a redesign of iVillage, the women's website bought for $600m in March …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Lost Remote and ClickZ News Blog
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: NBC working on new CNBC site
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ News Blog: NBCU Puts iVillage Plans Into Action