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Yahoo Local Is Live

By - October 03, 2004

The Beta tag is off, and the Local product, which has new interface features and many improvements driven from its limited beta period, is now live and integrated into the home page. I am on the Yahoo Local advisory council, an unpaid and informal group that Yahoo pinged for feedback during the process.

I’ll be prepping for Web 2.0 Monday, but Chris will have the scoop here.

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Good(man) Point

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traffickAndrew Goodman makes a fine point: with all the hype around Google’s possible entry into the browser wars, many have missed the fact that Yahoo looks more than ever like a player in the Web-as-Desktop field.

The MS Hegemony Erodes?

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opera_logo_smallThanks to Gary’s pointer, I’m looking forward to trying out this new Opera-based tool, the Opera Show Generator, which allows you to use your browser as a web-based slide player, a la Powerpoint. Again, a very Web 2.0 development.

Om Finds Another Yahoo/Google Patent?

By - October 02, 2004

Over on his site Om finds a new patent in Yahoo’s arsenal that might have implications along the lines of the supposedly settled Yahoo/Google lawsuit. The patent Om found covers “displaying paid and unpaid listings on the results page after a search term is input.”

The settlement gave Google access to a whole bunch of Yahoo patents, but I am not sure if this one – US Patent # 6,704,727 – was part of the deal. I have already sent emails to the PR folks at these two fine companies, and probably would know more on Monday.

More News of Note

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Yes, I’m crushed by Web 2.0, but so much going on….

Google Launches Froogle UK(Cnet)
SFO Expansion, Ho.
FindWhat Launches AdSense Rival(ClickZ)
Category based, rather than contextual
Blinkx 2.0 Coming(InternetWeek)
Note the lengthy comments in my earlier post on Blinkx
Gary and Greg Grok(Searcher)
Gary Price interviews Greg Linden
Rifkin Riffs on the PersonalWeb
How big is your PersonalWeb? He does the math!
Google Should Be In the Browser Biz Bizweek
“No-brainer.”
Technorati Does a Hackathon At Web 2.0
Details in the post.
The Next Big Thing (USA Today)
Feel that bubblicious press love
TiVo and NetFlix Join at the Hip(PVRBlog)
VOI anyone?
EFF Kicks Diebold’s Ass(Boing Boing)
On a roll…
Genocide at a Buck a Click (Ethan Zuckerman)
Who cares about Africa, he asks.