YaSoft

Well sheesh, who didn't know these two were talking. Is there substance here? Apparently enough to get the papers talking. I'll put in a few calls…the original source of this story is the New York Post. We may want to check on that…. Yahoo/Microsoft makes less sense to me…

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Well sheesh, who didn’t know these two were talking. Is there substance here? Apparently enough to get the papers talking. I’ll put in a few calls…the original source of this story is the New York Post. We may want to check on that….

Yahoo/Microsoft makes less sense to me than Soverture, but then again, as predicted and discussed here and here, GoogleClick pushes these two into each others arms. It was the first prediction I made in January of this year. Not exactly rocket science.

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Silverlight – Does This “Change the Web”?

At Mix earlier this week, Microsoft introduced Silverlight, a new approach to developing web applications. As I understand it, this allows developers the ability to code in native, PC languages like C sharp, bypassing the limitations of javascript and HTML. Scoble has interviews with folks claiming this will "change…

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At Mix earlier this week, Microsoft introduced Silverlight, a new approach to developing web applications. As I understand it, this allows developers the ability to code in native, PC languages like C sharp, bypassing the limitations of javascript and HTML. Scoble has interviews with folks claiming this will “change the web.” Will it? I honestly want to know your opinion…..

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CBS Says: Syndicate or Die

Interesting details on a new strategy from CBS, which is innovating more than most media companies these days. It recently struck a syndication deal with Joost, now it's providing incentives to the long tail. From Lost Remote (and more): CBS News is offering blogs and other online publishers the…

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Interesting details on a new strategy from CBS, which is innovating more than most media companies these days. It recently struck a syndication deal with Joost, now it’s providing incentives to the long tail. From Lost Remote (and more):

CBS News is offering blogs and other online publishers the ability to embed a CBS News player on their sites. Video will include CBS Evening News, The Early Show and news video produced exclusively for the web.



Video from Biz 2 here.

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Yahoo Testing New Search Look?

From Rob Phillips, an astute reader in the UK, a new look for Yahoo search. He can only see this from a UK IP address looking at the main yahoo.com site, not uk.yahoo.com. He reports: They have their entire cascading stylesheet in the source of the page generated. I…

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From Rob Phillips, an astute reader in the UK, a new look for Yahoo search. He can only see this from a UK IP address looking at the main yahoo.com site, not uk.yahoo.com.

He reports:

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A Brief Interview with Tom Wilde, New CEO PodZinger

I've known Tom Wilde for a long time, he's been in the search game for 15 years, with stints at FAST, Lycos, NameMedia, and more. So I was interested to see that he's joined PodZinger as CEO. PodZinger was spun out of BBN Technologies about a year ago to…

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Tom Wilde

I’ve known Tom Wilde for a long time, he’s been in the search game for 15 years, with stints at FAST, Lycos, NameMedia, and more. So I was interested to see that he’s joined PodZinger as CEO. PodZinger was spun out of BBN Technologies about a year ago to focus on audio and video search technologies.

I asked Tom three simple questions which he was kind enough to answer:

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Cuban On Yahoo Comcast

How this guy has time to blog while watching the Warriors run circles around the Mavericks (except last night in the last two minutes) is beyond me. But what he has to say about the Comcast deal is interesting: In short, Yahoo and Comcast can start working together to…

How this guy has time to blog while watching the Warriors run circles around the Mavericks (except last night in the last two minutes) is beyond me. But what he has to say about the Comcast deal is interesting:

In short, Yahoo and Comcast can start working together to develop video content and ad platforms that Google can’t touch. Any video that is streamed from Comcast.net can be streamed at bit rates that match the user’s throughput, including commercials. If Comcast can deliver on demand video at full DVD quality to PCs, it can deliver commercials at that quality. All without ever touching the internet.

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The Dream Continues

Via Digg, a photo essay on Life at the GooglePlex Update: An astute reader notes: These photos are originally from a TIME photo essay: http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/2006/inside_google/…

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Via Digg, a photo essay on Life at the GooglePlex

Update: An astute reader notes:

These photos are originally from a TIME photo essay:

http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/2006/inside_google/

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The Only Way Google Should Buy Dow Jones

Bloomberg is speculating that Google might buy Dow Jones. They only way this makes any sense (see my rant on buying NBC for more) is for Google to take a public service stance and put the Wall St. Journal in a non profit trust. Now that would be ballsy….

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Bloomberg is speculating that Google might buy Dow Jones.

They only way this makes any sense (see my rant on buying NBC for more) is for Google to take a public service stance and put the Wall St. Journal in a non profit trust. Now that would be ballsy. It’s been done before (The Guardian is in a trust). Dean Orville Schell has made this argument to me, and I agree with it.

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Google Responds to Viacom

News.com has the response here. TechDirt has a good writeup: The filing from Google is pretty much exactly what you'd expect. It points out that Google is well within the law. When Viacom sends takedowns, Google complies — even if Viacom screws up and demands non-Viacom videos get taken…

News.com has the response here.

TechDirt has a good writeup:

The filing from Google is pretty much exactly what you’d expect. It points out that Google is well within the law. When Viacom sends takedowns, Google complies — even if Viacom screws up and demands non-Viacom videos get taken down. Google’s lawyers also point out that Viacom was one of the companies that pushed for the DMCA and had a clear hand in shaping what was in it — noting that it’s a bit ridiculous for the company to now be complaining about the law it wanted put in place.

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