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MS Live Labs and BBC Partner to Produce Cool Photosynth Demo Webcast: Distinguished Speaker Series, Jaron Lanier Speaks at Yahoo Bowker Reports U.S. Book Production Rebounded Slightly in 2006 Video Interview of Tim Berners Lee at MIT Google WiFi Wars in San Francisco gets Nasty…

MS Live Labs and BBC Partner to Produce Cool Photosynth Demo

Webcast: Distinguished Speaker Series, Jaron Lanier Speaks at Yahoo

Bowker Reports U.S. Book Production Rebounded Slightly in 2006

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Facebook in Play?

More rumors. If Yahoo does win Facebook, that'd be quite a coup, even at $2 billion, I'd warrant. But, Google has a way of swooping in at the last minute and winning the deal. If Google bought Facebook, would that be a shark-jumping move? Would that be Google simply…

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More rumors. If Yahoo does win Facebook, that’d be quite a coup, even at $2 billion, I’d warrant. But, Google has a way of swooping in at the last minute and winning the deal. If Google bought Facebook, would that be a shark-jumping move? Would that be Google simply owning too much of the current web?

Related: Murdoch in the Journal: “We’ve got to find new ways and new business models to get revenues. Or else the world is going to be owned by Google.”

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A Brief Interview With Udi Manber, Google, On Universal Search

If you've been reading a while, you've seen my coverage of Udi's career, from A9 to Google (and before, though I did not cover his work at Yahoo or prior to that…). I pinged him a while back and he got back to me after the universal search announcement…

Udi

If you’ve been reading a while, you’ve seen my coverage of Udi’s career, from A9 to Google (and before, though I did not cover his work at Yahoo or prior to that…).

I pinged him a while back and he got back to me after the universal search announcement had passed (he had a lot to do with it…).

Here’s our brief interview:

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From the Feeds

BoingBoing rounds up *very* interesting reader input on the implications of Street View. Google and Ebay: gearing up for audio ads. Sk*rt – "Digg for chicks." Ask's commercial leaked by TC. Whitacre still stirring the pot, though he does not have a company pot to piss in anymore (he's…

BoingBoing rounds up *very* interesting reader input on the implications of Street View.

Google and Ebay: gearing up for audio ads.



Sk*rt
– “Digg for chicks.”

Ask’s commercial leaked by TC.

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Latest Google Buy: Peakstream

Ars has the news: Google has a voracious appetite for parallel computing power, and that's Peakstream's business. My bet is that the company plans to use Peakstream's software internally. I think it's also possible that Peakstream will continue to operate and to make its middleware available to customers. So…

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Ars has the news:

Google has a voracious appetite for parallel computing power, and that’s Peakstream’s business. My bet is that the company plans to use Peakstream’s software internally. I think it’s also possible that Peakstream will continue to operate and to make its middleware available to customers. So if I were Peakstream competitor RapidMind, I wouldn’t uncork the champagne just yet. RapidMind’s lives just got either a whole lot easier or a whole lot tougher.

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More On The Interface

I can't stop thinking about this, mainly because I'm convinced it's a key turning point in how mankind interacts with computers. Yeah, it's joints after midnight stuff, and it's only six pm on a Tuesday night, but what the hell. I'll put a place holder here and get back…

I can’t stop thinking about this, mainly because I’m convinced it’s a key turning point in how mankind interacts with computers. Yeah, it’s joints after midnight stuff, and it’s only six pm on a Tuesday night, but what the hell. I’ll put a place holder here and get back to it…

Readers of this site and others like it are already well versed in the ongoing conversation around the “Google OS.” While that’s a fascinating topic, it’s one layer below what is presenting itself to us on an almost daily basis now – the interface level. The Web is the OS. Fine. So what does the UI look like?

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If You Like Watching the Search Interface Morph

You'll love what Philippe has done. Check this out: Google now (well, depending on if you use 'iGoogle') and Lisa, the precursor to the Mac, then: Brilliant, Philippe (thanks, Brandon)….

You’ll love what Philippe has done.

Check this out:

Google now (well, depending on if you use ‘iGoogle’)

Google-Com-2007-Expanded-More

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Google And Salesforce

Rumored for weeks, this partnership sounds interesting. From TC: Salesforce and Google will be starting an extended partnership encompassing marketing and distribution of their products across 43 countries. It will begin with the integration of Google Adwords and Salesforce’s lead generation tools into a new application called “Group Edition”,…

Rumored for weeks, this partnership sounds interesting. From TC:

Salesforce and Google will be starting an extended partnership encompassing marketing and distribution of their products across 43 countries. It will begin with the integration of Google Adwords and Salesforce’s lead generation tools into a new application called “Group Edition”, available here. Group edition replaces Salseforces earlier version Team edition.

dashboardsmall.pngGroup Edition will enable Adwords users to track Adsense referrals to their site and build up a customer profile based on a the data a user enters into a site and their navigation path. Businesses will handle their Adwords campaigns through Google, as usual, but Salesforce takes over from there. When potential customers click through to the businesses site, Google tells Salesforce what search terms brought the user to the page and where they navigate throughout the site.

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