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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

But its an MSN day.

Well, no sooner do I launch my blog by waxing enthusiaistic about the family of Google products than Microsoft, never one to cede any market to anyone, debuts its search engine. We'd have said ho-hum, but our friend Max Blumberg sees it differently:

Google ought to be nervous, not because Microsoft's search technology is superior in any way, but because Gates' pride is at stake having personally endorsed it - and no one on the planet has deeper pockets than the Microsoft chairman when it comes to maintaining his reputation.

Meanwhile I got into the office today to discover that I was late in learning about Google Picassa - Jen, our commmunications maven, has been using it all along to keep track of all the images we have stored on our servers. But when the topic turned to gmail, she said, "Your're kidding... You'd use an emailer that READS your email?" Turns out my wife feels this way too - that the adsense scanning consitututes a real invasion of her privacy. How do you feel about this?

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