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Seems there was some sort of power failure in the data center.  Disasters suck.

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Notching It Up on the Portal Front

Apparently taking cues from Microsoft, Google late Tuesday announced that it would allow users to personalize their homepage much in the way already works. The new feature would allow for drag and drop organization, as well as an API to build “modules” for use on the homepage.Microsoft allows much of the same functionality through its Microsoft Gadgets framework. Both make use of RSS feeds, and can use various Web technologies to give the mini-applications functionality.

BetaNews | Google Adds Widgets to Homepage

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O’Reilly Launches VOIP Site

Like VoIP hacks and all things telephony? Check out out O’Reilly’s new Emerging Telephony site – ETel for short

MAKE: Blog: Emerging Telephony…

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AJAX Reviewed

Review: Home pages are making a comeback, thanks to AJAX and Flash-powered “desktop” applications. Inside, a look at seven desktop and homepage apps vying for your news feeds, bookmarks, and sticky notes.

Year in Review: AJAX Desktops and Homepages

Good reveiw of 7 AJAX implementations that bring a lot to the table.  Via Microsoft Watch

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