Brin: Stop the Madness!

Nice piece by LA Times' Chris Gaither on Brin's latest call to engineeers at the 'plex: Stop throwing so much pasta against the wall, I can't take it! This may come from Sergey's inability to spend any more time in the Japanese shaking chair (see link for why). From…

Nice piece by LA Times’ Chris Gaither on Brin’s latest call to engineeers at the ‘plex: Stop throwing so much pasta against the wall, I can’t take it!

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This may come from Sergey’s inability to spend any more time in the Japanese shaking chair (see link for why).

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Google YouTube

Remember back in July when I said that the most logical candidate for acquiring YouTube was Google? Now the Journal agrees, or at least, has one source validating a rumor from TechCrunch…. Google Inc. is in talks to acquire online video site YouTube Inc. for roughly $1.6 billion, according…

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Remember back in July when I said that the most logical candidate for acquiring YouTube was Google? Now the Journal agrees, or at least, has one source validating a rumor from TechCrunch….

Google Inc. is in talks to acquire online video site YouTube Inc. for roughly $1.6 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The discussions are still at a sensitive stage and could well break off, this person says.

A spokeswoman for closely held YouTube could not be reached for comment. A Google spokesman said, “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation.” Rumors of such talks were reported earlier on the TechCrunch blog.

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Predictions….

Remember my predictions for 2006? Well, this one is getting close to number 1…. From IWantMedia: Nickelodeon Lets Youngsters Make Own Cartoons Viacom's Nickelodeon is making available on its Web site technology that allows young fans to make cartoon mashups of different scenes from favorites like "SpongeBob SquarePants" and…

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Remember my predictions for 2006? Well, this one is getting close to number 1….

From IWantMedia:

Nickelodeon Lets Youngsters Make Own Cartoons

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SearchMob Roundup

Google Video is no match for YouTube Become.com’s Search and Shopping Solution Beats Google Eventful and Microsoft Launch New Event Search Plugin for Windows Live Writer Blogging Software Yahoo! Creeps Into Bed With Current TV GOOGLE Debuts * Public Source Code * Search Engine…

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Become.com’s Search and Shopping Solution Beats Google

Eventful and Microsoft Launch New Event Search Plugin for Windows Live Writer Blogging Software

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Friedman, Oil, Google, Dow Jones….

So I had an hour just now, an HOUR!!!, to do whatever I wanted to. And what did I do? I read my feeds. In one sitting. How nice it was. And here's the highlights: Haaaaaaaaahahahahaahaha….(via Danny) Fred rants at the Times for putting important voices like Friedman behind…

260699510 5596C591A7So I had an hour just now, an HOUR!!!, to do whatever I wanted to. And what did I do? I read my feeds. In one sitting. How nice it was. And here’s the highlights:

Haaaaaaaaahahahahaahaha….(via Danny)

Fred rants at the Times for putting important voices like Friedman behind the paywall. I agree.

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Searchmob Roundup

Life After Microsoft: Robert Scoble vFlyer Distributes and Extends Classified Ads Retailers Play Dirty With Local Search PrefPass: Helping Surfers Sidestep Site Registration Can Google Even Get Search Right?…

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vFlyer Distributes and Extends Classified Ads

Retailers Play Dirty With Local Search

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Qihoo

Yahoo! China (operated by Alibaba.com) filed a lawsuit against Sanjiwuxian, the owner of a Chinese search engine called Qihoo, on the grounds of unfair competition. According to the allegations, Qihoo's 320safe software was alerting users that Yahoo's toolbar was malware and prompting deintallation, simultaneously taking a cut at Yahoo…

Qihoo%20LogoYahoo! China (operated by Alibaba.com) filed a lawsuit against Sanjiwuxian, the owner of a Chinese search engine called Qihoo, on the grounds of unfair competition. According to the allegations, Qihoo‘s 320safe software was alerting users that Yahoo’s toolbar was malware and prompting deintallation, simultaneously taking a cut at Yahoo toolbar’s market share in China, which is considerable, and slandering the company’s brand image.

(Ironically, a search for “Qihoo” in Google produces the spelling correction “Did you mean: Yahoo?”.)

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Google Literacy Project

Google launches The Literacy Project, a combination of its products framed to promote literacy and aid educators around the globe– including Bollywood sing-along film Videos, educational Groups and academic Book Search. The project was unveiled at the world's largest book fair in Frankfurt, Germany today–in cooperation with UNESCO's Institute…

Picture 2-20Google launches The Literacy Project, a combination of its products framed to promote literacy and aid educators around the globe– including Bollywood sing-along film Videos, educational Groups and academic Book Search. The project was unveiled at the world’s largest book fair in Frankfurt, Germany today–in cooperation with UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning and Frankfurt Book Fair literacy campaign (LitCam).

Update: A reader made an interesting suggestion that this was dandy, but wouldn’t it be better if Google allowed users to create their own custom pages per theme? I’ve asked Google and will post the reply here. But also note, some additional editorial choices, in coordination with UNESCO and LitCam, were weaved into the fabric of this project page–it looks like–beyond the work of algorithms certainly, but also with tools requiring discretion above what a typical user might be allowed.

Update Cont’d: Google replied that they are interested in expanding user control in this area, and would be back with more updates along this line. On the LitProject, they facilitated making more materials on literacy available and searchable online– videos, in particular.

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I Knew I Was Reading My Stuff Too Much

Eric Schmidt on blogs while speaking in England: "The average blog has one reader: the blogger". Damn, I'm caught out. Update: Interesting response to Eric's talk here from Micah Sifry – Eric was giving a speech to the annual meeting of the conservative party in Britain, Micah covers all…

Eric Schmidt on blogs while speaking in England: “The average blog has one reader: the blogger”. Damn, I’m caught out.

Update: Interesting response to Eric’s talk here from Micah Sifry – Eric was giving a speech to the annual meeting of the conservative party in Britain, Micah covers all things digital democracy…

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