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11:10 AM ET, October 2, 2007

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Search Just Got Smarter  —  Yahoo is adding some major features to its search engine today.  For instance, images from Flickr and playable videos are now embedded in the main results page.  A search for a major rock band like U2 brings up information from the artist's Website …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Search Launches Google Killer : Search Assist, Videos, Flickr Integration  —  Yahoo Search, over the past 5 years or so, has been trying hard to step out of Google's shadow, a shadow that Yahoo cast upon itself when they made Google their search technology provider in 2000.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo! Juices Its Search Engine
Discussion: Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Life without Google: Yahoo revamps search; Gets smarter
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Upgrades Search Experience, Launches 'Search Assist …
Discussion: Screenwerk and eWEEK.com
Gemma Soames / Times of London:
Ballmer: Facebook risks being 'a fad'  —  The Microsoft chief says that Facebook's appeal could fade - after being linked to an investment that would value the site at $10 billion  —  Steve Ballmer, the Microsoft chief executive, believes that the craze for individual social networks …
Discussion: Mashable! and Facebook Observer
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Telegraph:
Microsoft powers up for change  —  Chief executive says free software, downloadable online, is on the horizon for consumers.  Josephine Moulds reports  —  Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, yesterday signalled another step towards a dramatic change in the software giant's business model.
How to of the Day:
How to Quit Facebook  —  Maybe your affinity for Facebook began with a simple desire to keep in touch with your friends, or make new ones online.  Or perhaps you were just bored.  But now Facebook is the thorn in your side, and possibly a bona fide addiction.
Live Search:
Microsoft acquires Jellyfish.com  —  We want to welcome some new folks to the Live Search family - we recently purchased a company called Jellyfish.com, based in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jellyfish has done some really innovative work in comparative shopping engines.
Guardian:
EBay says it paid almost $1bn too much for Skype  —  Graeme Wearden  —  Dotcom giant eBay has admitted it paid far too much when it bought internet telephony company Skype for $2.6bn (£1.28bn) in 2005.  —  The web auction company said it was writing down the value of Skype …
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Ed Foster / InfoWorld:
Amazon Makes You Lie to Log Off  —  Are e-commerce websites making it harder and harder for users to log off?  That's certainly a trend one reader has seen evidence of, including confirmation from Amazon that the best way to sign out from your account is to lie to them about who you are.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Finds An Obvious Use For WOW.com: A World Of Warcraft Social Network  —  The wow.com domain name has laid dormant since at least 1998, when it was acquired by AOL along with other assets of Compuserve.  The domain has been coveted by a number of AOL business units over the years, though.
Discussion: Webware.com, VTOR and franticindustries
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
The stupidest idea ever?  —  VENTURE CAPITALIST WAS DISSATISFIED WORKING ON SMART IDEAS, SO HE WENT THE OTHER WAY  —  As managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, Guy Kawasaki funded all the really smart ideas he could find.  None hit it big.  —  So earlier this year the guru …
Discussion: MARS Magazine
Paul Rubens / BBC:
Spam weapon helps preserve books  —  Typing in two words correctly results in the digitisation of one word  —  A weapon used to fight spammers is now helping university researchers preserve old books and manuscripts.  —  Many websites use an automated test to tell computers and humans apart …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Computerworld:
America's techiest cities: Silicon Valley No. 1, but who's No. 2?  —  Hint: It's not Boston or Seattle, according to Census Bureau stats  —  The highest concentration of IT professionals in the U.S. is — you guessed it — in Silicon Valley.  But naming the No 2 spot isn't as easy, and the answer might surprise you.
Discussion: The Webpreneur
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Zune 2 leaks out in three flavors  —  Well, we'd heard new Zunes were coming tomorrow (or maybe October 16th) and it looks like retailers are starting to receive display units — everyone, say hello to the new Zunes.  Barring some Photoshop trickeration, it looks like we're getting …
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
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Latest figures show Wii dominating PS3 in Japanese sales
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Nokia links up to direct-dialed video
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YouTube Overlay Banners are Up and "Scary"
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Microsoft Supporting Patent Reform Bill
Discussion: The Register
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Nintendo:
NINTENDO ANNOUNCES NEW WII REMOTE JACKET ACCESSORY
John Borland / Technology Review:
Gibson's Self-Tuning Guitar
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Beyond Blogs: Old & New Media Converge
Discussion: The Social Web, PDA and chartreuse