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6:35 PM ET, October 24, 2006

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Official Google Blog:
Eureka!  Your own search engine has landed!  —  Wouldn't it be cool if you could easily build a search engine on your blog or website tailored to the topics and areas you know and love the most?  You're not alone if you'd like that — we've heard from partners large and small …
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Google releases customizable search  —  A new Google tool will let people use Google's search platform to create search engines focused on the content of their choice.  —  With the Google Custom Search Engine, announced by the company on Monday, Web site and blog publishers can provide custom results …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Custom Search Engine  —  Google just launched their Custom Search Engine (CSE) program allowing webmasters, bloggers and everyone else to create a search engine tailored to their specific community interests.  (Google made CSE part of their Google Co-op service, which allows communities to add their own oneboxes to Google.)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Co-op Launches  —  Google just launched a customized search service called Google Co-op (screen shots below).  Co-op allows a user to create and launch a search engine with just a few specific websites included.  Searches will return results from only that website.
Google:
The Power of Google Search is Now Customizable
Discussion: Download Squad
lik-sang.com:
Important Notice: Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OUT OF BUSINESS NOTICE  —  Hong Kong, October 24th of 2006 - Lik-Sang.com, the popular gaming retailer from Hong Kong, has today announced that it is forced to close down due …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
T-Mobile Tests Dual Wi-Fi and Cell Service  —  Yesterday T-Mobile became the first major mobile phone carrier in the United States to begin selling service that allows a single handset to communicate over both cellular networks and Wi-Fi hot spots.  —  The first phones, which are available …
Apple:
Apple MacBook Pro Notebooks Now with Intel Core 2 Duo Processors  —  Up to 39 Percent Faster  —  Apple® today announced that its entire MacBook™ Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation.
Gizmodo:
Rumor: Zune to Pay You For Sharing Songs?  —  The Microsoft Zune may pay you for sharing a song with others if they end up buying that song themselves.  As you probably know, the Zune's WiFi capability will let you send a song to another Zune user, and then that user can listen to it three times …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Zune to Pay You Back for Sharing Songs?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Macworld:
The PlayStation 3: 24 things you need to know  —  (Reprinted from GamePro.com.  For the original version of this story, visit GamePro.com.)  —  With all the hoopla and wahoo about Sony's Playstation 3 getting passed around like a hot potato, it can be difficult to keep things in perspective.
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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
A New System Is Now a Waiting Game
Sprint:
Sprint Launches Nation's First EV-DO Revision A Mobile Broadband Network  —Upgraded network will provide users in San Diego with significantly faster upload speeds and a more robust experience than other mobile data networks  —Revision A-capable device portfolio will expand in November with Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem
Peter Poffenberger / VoIP Lowdown:
33 Reasons why VoIP is Destroying Traditional Telecoms  —  Over the last 5 years the traditional telecoms' share of the telephone market has shrunk significantly as upstart cellular and VoIP competitors continue to gain ground.  But even more bad news is on the horizon for the likes of AT&T …
Microsoft:
Microsoft, Industry Partners Offer Early Holiday Gifts to PC Buyers Around the World  —  Microsoft working with PC manufacturers and system builders to provide holiday PC buyers with low-cost upgrades to Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office release.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced programs …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products  —  This afternoon Firefox 2 will be officially launched.  In anticipation of the unveiling, here is an in-depth interview with Chris Beard (Mozilla Vice President of Products).  Subjects discussed in the interview include …
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
TV is dead  —  YouTube, Digg, and MySpace took out TV a few months back, and now the corpse is sitting up and taking notice.  Latest evidence is the incipient obliteration of Studio 60, the West Wing sequel which is terrific and therefore doomed, in favor of 30 Rock, which is not and therefore not.
 
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The Partner's guide to marketing on LinkedIn  —  What is LinkedIn® really?  —  It's a question that keeps popping up from time to time, is it a social media site for professionals?  —  Is it a platform for job seekers and recruiters to meet?
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Davis / Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection:
Starship Netflix You Are Cleared For Liftoff
Gizmodo:
Linux Computer Shrinks in Size
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe tries again with e-books
Discussion: Anne 2.0 and TeleRead
Kevin Laws / VentureBeat:
The Google Myth goes "pop"
International Herald Tribune:
Fiber enjoys out-of-the-way successes
Discussion: GigaOM
Business Wire:
Box.net Lands Funding, Expands Offering
Sue Marek / Wireless Week:
T-Mobile to Participate in Hiwire Trial
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Google Wants To Own the Business of Content
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Verizon's G'zOne phone: fit for Cousteau
Steven Levy / Wired News:
The Perfect Thing … In mid-October 2001, I received an invitation …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Hackers Zero In on Online Stock Accounts
Discussion: Kevin Maney
International Herald Tribune:
A cellphone sideshow: YouTube-like content is going mobile
Discussion: GigaOM
Richard Bennett / The Original Blog:
Building a better Internet
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft earns a mixed report card for its year-old Live initiative
Jenstar / JenSense:
Yahoo Publisher Network portal gets a makeover
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Edgeio gets $5 million to expand Web 2.0 classifieds site