Links for Saturday, September 2, 2006

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  • Patty Seybold: Google: The Camel’s Nose in Business Software? – “Remember that Google doesn’t need to charge for software in order to make money. The more information Google can access and mine, the better it can tailor the search results you’ll see, and the more relevant and therefore the more valuable the ads it serves up when you choose to search the Web.
  • Niall Kennedy: Programmed Personal Homepages Over the Last 20 Years – “Programmed personal homepages are a lightweight way to summarize site features and dynamic content for a large amount of users. Customization takes a bit of heavy lifting, and programmed personal homepages can scale well with the same content available for hundreds of millions of users accessing a site such as Yahoo! or MSN.
  • BigTable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data – “Bigtable is a distributed storage system for managing structured data that is designed to scale to a very large size: petabytes of data across thousands of commodity servers.” – Via Greg.