Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Importance Of A Competitive Search Market — Is Microsoft's vision to compete in search and reinvent itself as an advertising company nothing more than an attempt to get back into its familiar position as Top Gun? Should Microsoft, Google and everyone else just give up on search and outsource to Google?
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Ryan Stewart and HipMojo.com
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar: Why search competition isn't the point
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Search: Split Up Google or Move On To Wireless Mobile Search
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
MicroHoo: corporate penis envy? — After reading endless pieces about Microsoft's obsession with search, I am forced to offer the following theory: penis envy (from Wikipedia): … Microsoft was once motivated by its own Big Hairy Audacious Goal: “a computer on every desk and in every home.”
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and A VC
Donna Bogatin / STARTUP CHATTER: Why Google Would Fool Even Freud: PR Deception
Fred / A VC: Best Blog Post In A Long Time
PR Secrets for Startups — Editor's Note: At a time when anyone can broadcast their opinions about your startup to the world, public relations requires a new level of engagement on the part of companies and entrepreneurs. But what are the new rules of PR?
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Resistance Is Futile — IT'S O.K. to liken Shigeru Miyamoto to Walt Disney. — When Disney died in 1966, Mr. Miyamoto was a 14-year-old schoolteacher's son living near Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital. An aspiring cartoonist, he adored the classic Disney characters.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, Nintendo Wii Fanboy and GoNintendo
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Is Shigeru Miyamoto today's Walt Disney?
JC Fletcher / Nintendo Wii Fanboy: New York Times: Miyamoto is awesome
RawmeatCowboy / GoNintendo: Shigeru Miyamoto expands his empire
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Welcome to Las Vegas - Home of the technology superpower you've never heard of — Drive a couple of blocks past the Loose Caboose and the Carburetor Shop on E. Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, and you'll find one of the world's leading technology companies. The name of the company …
Discussion: DSLreports, Outside the Lines, Rough Type and Slashdot
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines: Switch Communications gambles in Las Vegas
Nick / Rough Type: Silicon Death Valley
Soulskill / Slashdot: Huge Data Center Going Up In Sin City
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
NASA's Phoenix Mars Landing: Where To Watch On the Web — This could be must see TV: At 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, NASA begins live coverage of the Phoenix Mars Lander, as it attempts to make the first powered landing on the red planet since Viking 2 in 1976. Watch it online here or in Second Life.
Discussion: CNET News.com, I4U News, Mashable!, Gizmodo and CNN
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com: For Mars lander, a trial by fire
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: NASA Phoenix Mars Lander lands tonight
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: NASA To Broadcast Landing On Mars Live On The Internet
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Today is Phoenix Mars Lander Day
Kate Tobin / CNN: NASA preps for ‘7 minutes of terror’ on Mars
Web users ‘getting more selfish’ — Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research. — The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.
Ted Rheingold / Dogster Inc. Company Blog: Web Surfers Now Significantly More Time- and Click-Efficient
Sadagopan / Sadagopan's weblog …: Ruthless Web Users
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: BBC: Web users are hip to manipulation
Joseph Hunkins / WebGuild: Nielsen on Usability: Getting to the Point is Key Concern
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
TV becomes social again — Remember the term “water cooler moment”; in which a TV show generated a social buzz and was talked about by colleagues at work after broadcast? — It seems to me that there are fewer and fewer water cooler moments, in part because television has become less of a cohesively social experience.
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Cloud Computing: So You Don't Have to Stand Still — CLOUD computing is the jargon of the moment in the technology industry. Google, I.B.M., Microsoft and Yahoo are just some of the big companies talking up the cloud, and a bunch of smaller ones are, too. — What, you may be thinking, is cloud computing?
Hack a Nintendo DS to Make an Awesome Digital Sketchbook — The Nintendo DS Lite can be an excellent portable digital painting tool. It's simple and compact, pressure-sensitive, easier to view in daylight than a laptop and inconspicuous. And, when coupled with the paint application Colors …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Boing Boing Gadgets, Tech Blog, Lifehacker and GottaBeMobile
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Awesome DS Digital Sketchbook App Turns You Into Pocket Picasso …
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets: Colors! turns Nintendo DS into pocket Wacom Cintiq
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Use a Nintendo DS As A Digital Sketchbook
Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
Are Machine-Learned Models Prone to Catastrophic Errors? — A couple of days ago I had coffee with Peter Norvig. Peter is currently Director of Research at Google. For several years until recently, he was the Director of Search Quality — the key man at Google responsible for the quality of their search results.
Discussion: Googling Google and Beyond Search
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Peter Norvig on Google's mistrust of machine learning
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Keeping Google AI in Touch with Reality
Tam Hanna / TamsPPC:
Treo 850 has WiFi, full specs leaked — The folks at The Boy Genius Report managed to get a snapshot of the 850 - we at TamsPPC now have the full specs of the upcoming Treo 8850 due to a good friend of mine working at Palm's(who recently got his box). — He describes the box as following:
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Leaked specs; The Palm Treo 850
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Leaked Palm Treo 850 Specs: Hurray for Wi-Fi