Weekly roundup, September 8, 2006

By Exclusive Concepts Blog Team

I blame a redeye flight for a late Monday edition of Friday’s weekly round-up.


In a boon to armchair travelers, there’s a huge update to Google Earth.

Results of the Google Desktop Gadget Contest.

It’s big, if old news when Google offers Print-Archives Searches

But what’s do-no-harm Google doing developing eavesdropping software?

Google’s challenge to Flickr – Google Images Labeler.

Scobel visits Googleplex and says it’s the small things that impress.

Blogs, Vlogs and Pods

September 11 will always be a sad day as we remember the victims and the heroes of 9/11. The day the world changed also marks the birth of the blog in an explosion of personal and public testimony.

Too Much Information is what some young people on MySpace don’t understand yet.

Neither do the men who sent explicit photos to Craigslist, responding to a fake sex-baiting ad from a Seattle developer who published them.

YouTube is Waiting for the Payoff.

SixApart Acquires Rojo, a feed reader and search engine that competes with Bloglines and others.


We really messed this one up writes Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

Could it be true? The iPod is losing its cool.

The New York Times Launches New Mobile Site. Full daily contents of the NYT now available on your cell phone.

Finally, a smart marketing move by Nokia who will baptize phones by name rather than number.

Borrell: Local Search Spending to Double.

Around the Web

Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith

Is that why Microsoft is designing a school system? Windows High.

Allowing too much spam is How AOL ruined email

Are you lying or incompetent is the question to the chairman of Hewlett Packard.

Microsoft issues a patch in only 3 days when its economics, not your security, is threatened.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office publishes Apple’s patent on a multi-functional hand-held device. On September 12, Steve Jobs will hold a special event to introduce new products. It’s Showtime.

New York Times, I want my Bud TV or how to get the attention of males 21-34.

Bells and whistles on some of the more than 6 million surveillance cameras in retail stores makes it harder for shoplifters.