Another slow news day...Rumors bubbled up in the NY Post that Microsoft could be taking a stake in AOL which, according to the report, would "unite two of America's corporate giants as partners in the Internet business." This as AOL recently revamped its aol.com portal to try and stay relevant and counteract its significant dial-up attrition. AOL management will be glad to know my mom happily continues to be a faithful AOL broadband subscriber...Meanwhile, the big news in the blogosphere the past 24 hours has been Google's entry into blog search. I'll spare you all the existential turmoil and angst around this news: Google's now doing blog search, enough said. Be sure and bookmark the URL -- google.com/blogsearch -- or else you could find yourself soon wandering aimlessly through the blogosphere, as it's NOT linked from their home page...at least, not yet.
Meanwhile, if you don't have enough to do at work and want to monitor technology tidings in the blogosphere -- by the nanosecond -- I recommend tech.memeorandum. It's positioning itself as "page A1" for tech discussions, is auto-updated every 5 minutes, and asserts that it "uncovers the most relevant items from thousands of news sites and weblogs." For policy wonks, there's a political edition as well.