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Yahoo Powered Ujiko Search Engine Launches
Packed with features not regularly found in other search engines, Ujiko.com has launched a Yahoo-powered search engine. Part of the Kartoo metasearch network, Ujiko boasts a crawled database of over 4 billion pages.
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Date: 2004-04-30
 
Google Ads Boost AOL Revenue
Parent company Time Warner reported that America Online ad revenues increased by $27 million, a benefit of AOL's partnership with everyone's favorite search engine, Google. The partnership calls for Google to display search result ads within AOL's searches.
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Date: 2004-04-30
 
LookSmart Acquires NetNanny
Search engine LookSmart announced yesterday that it had acquired the rights to NetNanny for approximately $5 million in cash and stocks. NetNanny is an online filter used for filtering out websites that have questionable or adult content.
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Date: 2004-04-30
 
T-shirt Company Denied Google AdWords Campaign
Y-Que, a T-shirt company located in Southern California, has had its AdWords campaign cancelled by Google because of the keywords the company selected to use. Y-Que believes that the basis of Google's cancellation is a move to stifle free speech.
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Date: 2004-04-29
 
Profero Begins Large Ad Campaign For Search Engine AskJeevesUK
A new online ad campaign launched by Profero, located in London, England, is highlighting search engine AskJeeves.com in an effort to have web-users rediscover AskJeevesUK and its "find engine." The campaign is designed to sway people into making AskJeeves their first choice in search engines.
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Date: 2004-04-29
 
Mooter.com Signs Deal With Overture For Search Ads
Australian search portal, Mooter.com.au, has signed an agreement with Yahoo-owned Overture to provide pay-per-click search engine advertising. Mooter will display the sponsored listings beside their own.
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Date: 2004-04-29
 
Google Finally Files IPO
Search engine Google finally ended mountains of speculation by filing their initial public offering today, April 29, 2004. This means that Google's stock will now be available to the public, although the stock isn't expected to be available for a few months.
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Date: 2004-04-29
 
Google Founders Expected To Keep Control
Search engine Google, in light of their recently announced IPO, have installed a safety net to ensure the founders keep a degree of control. Co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page own 33% of Google's Class B stock and have developed a voting structure that would let them keep the control of their creation.
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Date: 2004-04-29
 
Google Names Yahoo and Microsoft As Significant Competition
In the Form S-1 that Google filed with the SEC this afternoon, the search engine names the companies with whom it has the most competition with. Calling the competition "formidable," Google gave names to the search engines it thinks will give Google the most competition.
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Date: 2004-04-29
 
Terra Lycos Looking To Sell Lycos Portal
Wanting to concentrate on their Spanish language businesses, Terra Lycos has retained the services of Lehman Brother investment bank in an effort to sell its US-related businesses. This appears to include web portal Lycos.com.
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Date: 2004-04-28
 
Google Image Search Adds New Feature
Google has added a new twist to the Google Image Search (GIS). When you search for topical keywords, Google not only returns pertinent images, but it also features images based on related topics from Google News.
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Date: 2004-04-28
 
Gmail Compatibility Issues
The news concerning Gmail has had a negative bent lately. Google's email service faces questions, complaints, and privacy filings concerning the placement of contextual ads within incoming and outgoing emails. Add compatibility questions to the mounting Gmail criticisms.
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Date: 2004-04-28
 
CrossRef Launches Google-Powered Crossref Search
Calling themselves the "citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form", CrossRef has launched a Google-powered search engine called CrossRef Search. This engine allows users to search the full text of many types of scholarly documents.
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Date: 2004-04-28
 
Google Tops In Search Engine Driven Ecommerce
Market intelligence firm RandomSecrecy.com has compiled a report on Google, giving a detailed market analysis. The report shows that Google has the top position in the Search & Buy e-commerce market.
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Date: 2004-04-28
 
Digital Impact To Start Marketing Service For Search Engines
Digital Impact, an email marketing service, has announced plans to start a search engine marketing service. The service is expected to begin in the 2nd half of 2004.
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Date: 2004-04-28
 
More Companies Launch Contextual Ad Networks
Tacoda Systems and aQuantive, Inc. have decided to throw their respective hats into the lucrative contextual ad industry. The difference that these companies offer is that they are behaviorally targeting their ads. In other words, the companies are directly targeting users, not just web pages.
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Date: 2004-04-27
 
Google Returns Fire At Digital Envoy
Digital Envoy, a geo-targeting service, on or around March 30th, filed a suit against longtime client Google. The suit claimed that Google has misused Digital Envoy's technology to deliver sponsored search results.
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Date: 2004-04-27
 
Nutch-based ObjectSearch.com Launches
Aiming to provide users with best search results, free website submission and unbiased website ranking, ObjectSearch.com has launched an open source search engine based on Nutch.org's search. ObjectSearch looks to solve problems related to search result manipulation and information overload.
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Date: 2004-04-27
 
FindWhat Finds Revenue Increase
Keyword advertising service, FindWhat.com has released its financial information for the 1st quarter of 2004, which ended on March 31st. The company had a 56% increase from last year's earning and is currently $2.7 million dollars ahead of its projected 1st quarter earnings.
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Date: 2004-04-27
 
Yahoo CEO Says Internet Big Enough For Google And Yahoo
Yahoo CEO Terry Semel isn't worried about search engine Google's approaching IPO. Semel feels that the most anticipated public offering in years won't hurt the web's leading portal.
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Date: 2004-04-27
 
Google Has Options When Filing
Anticipation of Google filing their IPO has hit a fever pitch. Originating from the news that Google must reveal their financial information in accordance with SEC rules, the finance world is expecting Google to file an IPO at anytime.
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Date: 2004-04-27
 
Google's JewWatch Controversy Continues
Has Google manually intervened on the results of the keyword "Jew"? As reported here, this particular keyword search's top result was JewWatch.com, a site considered by many to be anti-Semitic.
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Date: 2004-04-26
 
New Yahoo Messenger Includes Search
Today Yahoo debuted the beta version of their newest instant messenger, version 5.6. Yahoo's newest version includes all types of bells and whistles, including new avatars and a stealth mode to hide you from certain users.
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Date: 2004-04-26
 
Google IPO News
It seems that Google is getting closer to filing their IPO. The IPO is expected to value Google at around $20-25 billion dollars. Plans for the search engine's public offering have been kept quiet to the point of being secret. Although today, April 26, 2004, comes news of Google making a deal with two investment banks to underwrite the offering.
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Date: 2004-04-26
 
Google In Court Over New AdWords Policy
Google's newest policy concerning bidding on trademarked slogans for AdWords purposes has come under fire. French insurance company AXA has filed suit against the search engine for allowing others to bid on keywords that AXA has trademarked.
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Date: 2004-04-26
 
Google Redesigns Their Israeli Site
Google recently redesigned their Google.il site to include Hebrew text around the Google logo. Keeping with Israeli/Hebrew convention, all of the text, including the results and the search box, read right-to-left.
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Date: 2004-04-26
 
Google AdSense Serving PSAs
Speculation about whether Google's ad server working or not has come up. The reason for the questioning is because people have found a larger than normal amount of Google public server ads (PSA) where regular AdSense ads should be appearing.
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Date: 2004-04-26
 
Google IPO Looming
According to many financial news outlets, Google is set to announce its plans for their IPO "within days". The initial report came out of The Wall Street Journal, and the speculation about Google's IPO comes from the search engine having to open its financial books up for the SEC.
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Date: 2004-04-23
 
Anti-Defamation League Praises Google
Search engine Google has received praise from the Anti-Defamation League for responding to the result rankings of extremist websites. The issue comes from JewWatch.com, an Anti-Semitic site, being the top search result for the keyword "Jew".
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Date: 2004-04-23
 
Moreover Moves Its Feed Service
Moreover, a news feed aggregator, has moved their service to FeedDirect.com. This move was made so Moreover can more easily manage the websites who contain the company's news feeds.
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Date: 2004-04-23
 
Russian Internet Portals To Offer Email With Unlimited Storage
Russian Internet portals Yandex.ru and Mail.ru have announced they will be launching email services that will have unlimited storage for its members. Each company will be offering their email services for free.
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Date: 2004-04-23
 
IBM Upgrades Enterprise Search Engine
Computer giant IBM is preparing the release of its upgraded enterprise-level search engine. The project, code named "Masala," is an upgraded version of its previous tool, Information Integrator.
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Date: 2004-04-23
 
California Senator Submits Anti-Gmail Bill
Continuing the California Senator Challenges Gmail story that appeared here, Senator Liz Figueroa has drawn up a bill that would require member consent in order to place contextual ads within Gmail mailings.
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Date: 2004-04-23
 
Some Bloggers Allowed Gmail Account
There has been no official announcement of when Google's new email service, Gmail, will be available. Google is currently beta testing Gmail in order to fix any bugs and to tweak Gmail based on user requests.
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Date: 2004-04-22
 
Google Awarded Rights To Froogle UK Domain
Google has secured the rights to Froogle's UK domain name. Froogle.co.uk had been cyber-squatted by LWD Internet, an e-commerce solutions provider. The company registered the domain when Google launched Froogle.com, Google's shopping search engine.
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Date: 2004-04-22
 
Yahoo, Sina Joint Venture 1Pai Accused Of Database Theft
1Pai.com.cn, a Chinese auction house jointly established by Yahoo and the Sina Corporation, has been accused by rival auction house Taobao.com of stealing database information. Yahoo China has stated that they would let the joint venture fight back without their help.
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Date: 2004-04-22
 
Search Engine Ad Revenue Up 35 Percent
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released the Final Full-Year 2003 Internet Ad Revenue Figures, and the report has revealed that ad sales across the Internet has risen 21% from the previous year. The biggest jump, however, was in keyword sales.
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Date: 2004-04-22
 
Yahoo Trying New Look For Search Results
Rugles.com has reported on a new look for Yahoo's search engine results. Complete with a screenshot of the new look, the Rugles report states that the results page comes with collapsible menus instead of tabs.
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Date: 2004-04-22
 
Tickle Launches People Search
Tickle.com, a social network, has launched Tickle People Search. This feature was designed in order to "provide Tickle's members with targeted introductions to new friends, romantic partners and business contacts, as well as qualified referrals to products and services."
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Date: 2004-04-22
 
InfoSpace And Google Extend Result Agreement
InfoSpace, Inc. announced today that the company has extended its agreement with Google in order to provide search results and AdWords ads for InfoSpace's web search properties. The agreement, which began in September 2002, has been extended until 2006.
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Date: 2004-04-21
 
Yahoo Japan Online Ad Profits See 64% Increase
Yahoo Japan, the country's largest online portal, according to FinancialTimes.com, reported that its profits more than doubled in the latest financial year. The main reasons for the boost are Yahoo Japan's online auction presence and its online ad revenue.
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Date: 2004-04-21
 
Adding RSS Search Results To My Yahoo
Yahoo is in the process of beta testing a new service that allows users to add RSS feeds to their My Yahoo page directly from their search results. Once the link is clicked, the user is taken to a confirmation page that has an example of who the feed will look.
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Date: 2004-04-21
 
Google To Set Up Research And Development In Japan
According to AsiaTimesOnline.com, Google is planning to establish a research and developmental center located in Japan by June of 2004. The facility will be responsible for refining Google's search software to make it more user-friendly for the Japanese.
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Date: 2004-04-21
 
Walla Communications Plans 1 Gig Email
The Gmail repercussions are being felt throughout the web industry. The controversy caused by Gmail placing ads in emails, the allowance of large attachments, and of course, the 1 gigabyte of storage have all been discussed in great detail.
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Date: 2004-04-21
 
Yahoo Improves Image Search
Thanks to an email from a Yahoo representative to WebProNews editor Garrett French, we have learned that Yahoo has upgraded their image search.
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Date: 2004-04-21
 
RealPlayer 10 To Include Google Toolbar
RealNetworks announced today, 04-20-04, that version 10 of the company's downloadable RealPlayer will have Google's Toolbar bundled in with the player.
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Date: 2004-04-20
 
ForumZilla Launches Forum Search
Competition in the search engine business is fierce. There are 3 major companies vying for the top spot, with a few smaller companies biting at the big engine's heels. To innovate within the search industry is to develop niche search engines.
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Date: 2004-04-20
 
AskJeeves Becomes Hotter Commodity
With search engine AskJeeves seeing it's stock rise 8% to $39 a share yesterday due, in part, to Wall Street accolades, the search engine has become an attractive search engine to the big guys.
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Date: 2004-04-20
 
Open Source Search Engine Seeking Ideas
OpenIndex, a website looking to develop an open source search engine index, offers a communal place for ideas and pointers on index development.
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Date: 2004-04-20
 
Follow Up To Google Keyphrase Suggestion Testing
As reported here, by courtesy of Rugles.com, Google was testing a new feature based on keywords. Similar to Google recommending a word when a searched word is misspelled, the keyword recommendations took a keyword and suggested the "most popular" related terms.
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Date: 2004-04-20
 
Privacy International Continues Gmail Complaint Filing
Watchdog group Privacy International, having already done so in the UK, filed a privacy complaint against Google's Gmail in 17 European countries, as well as Canada and Australia.
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Date: 2004-04-19
 
MSN Sandbox Highlights Search Features
Eager to capitalize on the growing search engine industry, MSN, Microsoft's web portal, has launched Sandbox. Sandbox is the testing ground for MSN technologies designed to provide a broader search engine presence.
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Date: 2004-04-19
 
Google May Be Forced To Open Books
A 1934 Securities and Exchange Act may force Google to reveal their financial records by the end of the month. The rule in question states that companies with over 500 stockholders and $10 million in assets must divulge financial results.
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Date: 2004-04-19
 
Furl Offers To Save, Share, And Recall Anything Found Online
Mike Giles, previously of Vitria.com, has created a site/utility that takes bookmarking websites to a whole new level, the level of personalization. As the search industry and the web as a whole moves towards personalization, Furl is offering a web application that has the idea of a personalized web at heart.
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Date: 2004-04-19
 
Google Gains Rights To Google.ru
Cybersquatting is a common occurrence in Russia. Internet laws were slower to develop and because of that, there have been numerous incidents where international corporations have found their namesake URL domains already taken.
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Date: 2004-04-19
 
Search Engine Loyalty Drives Industry
The results of iProspect's Search Engine User Attitudes Survey, which focuses on search engine loyalty, have been released. These results paint a clear picture on search engine usage, popularity, and how users are loyal to their engine of choice.
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Date: 2004-04-16
 
Google Testing Keyphrase Suggestions
Google has a spell check feature that most users are aware of. If the keyword you are searching is misspelled (carz instead of cars), Google with recommend what it thinks is the correct spelling.
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Date: 2004-04-16
 
Googlebombing Of Jew Keyword Continues
As reported here yesterday, April 15, 2004, the fight to knock JewWatch.com out of first position for the keyword search of "Jew" is picking up.
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Date: 2004-04-16
 
Google To Offer Locally Targeted Ads
Google has launched a local ad service that will allow clients to determine the geographic regions their ads are shown in. This move is another step in Google's embrace of the local search industry.
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Date: 2004-04-15
 
Google Responds To Jew Watch Controversy
Prominent search engine Google has been embroiled in a controversy surrounding search results for the keyword "Jew." As reported in WPN, the search of the word "Jew" yielded a results page with JewWatch.com as the number one listing.
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Date: 2004-04-15
 
RocketInfo Re-Launches News Search Engine
RocketInfo, a business information solutions provider, has re-launched its own news search site called RocketNews, complete with RSS service.
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Date: 2004-04-15
 
Massachusetts Upset With Proposed Microsoft Search Engine
Microsoft's proposed entry into the search engine industry has caused a negative reaction from the state of Massachusetts. The state feels that Microsoft's entry into the search engine industry could be a violation because of the company's dominant market position.
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Date: 2004-04-15
 
One Word Searches Yield to Multiple Word Searches
More and more, people are using multiple words when they perform Internet searches. The frequency of single word searches has reduced significantly.
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Date: 2004-04-15
 
Gmail Open To Changes, Perhaps Opt-in For Ad Placement
Intense criticism from privacy groups concerning Google's email service Gmail have led to Google considering changes to some of Gmail's practices. The main issue is the scanning of all emails for keywords in order to place contextual ads.
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Date: 2004-04-14
 
Yahoo Gets Their Waffles Bombed
In the spirit of the "miserable failure" bomb that hit Google, Yahoo has been hit with a bomb of its own, showing once again the relative ease with which search engines can be manipulated with the keywords in links.
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Date: 2004-04-14
 
Google Chooses Dublin For European HQ
The US-based search engine Google has found a base of operations for its excursion into the European market. Google has decided to make its European headquarters in Dublin. The area is a former Gasworks site that is located in the dock area of the city.
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Date: 2004-04-14
 
Thomson Gale Database Free For All
Thomson Gale, an information and education service provider has announced that during Library Appreciation Week (April 18-24) it will allow free access to over 20 different databases.
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Date: 2004-04-14
 
UK Privacy Issues Cleared For Google
Google's new email service Gmail, source of much criticism based on ad placement procedures, may be getting some good news. As long as UK users are not being deceived by this practice, Gmail should be clear of its legal issues.
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Date: 2004-04-14
 
California Senator Challenges Gmail
Senator Liz Figueroa (D-Fremont) has written a letter to Google questioning the intentions of Gmail, the search engine's new email service. Her issue with Google concerns the placement of AdWords within incoming and outbound emails.
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Date: 2004-04-13
 
FAST ESP To Power Uchida Spectrum
Uchida Spectrum, which offers software license sales and management services, announced today that it would be employing FAST Enterprise Search Platform into SMART/EBP, its e-business architecture.
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Date: 2004-04-13
 
InfoSpace To Power Copernic Site Search
Copernic, an information technology provider, announced that it would be partnering with InfoSpace Distribution, a private-label search platform.
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Date: 2004-04-13
 
Google Search Augments Eudora 6.1
The latest release of Qualcomm's Eudora mail client now features Google search. Eudora incorporates Google's search into a toolbar that will allow you to search both Eudora and the Internet.
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Date: 2004-04-13
 
SurfWax News Search
With the proliferation of news available to Internet users, news searches have become an essential tool for finding headlines that interest you. SurfWax.com has developed an innovative way of searching news.
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Date: 2004-04-13
 
Google To Search Scholarly Papers
Search engine Google is teaming up with a number of universities to implement searches of academic papers, essays, and more. As of now, the partnership is with MIT and 16 other universities.
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Date: 2004-04-12
 
Open Source Search Engine mozDex Launched
An open source search engine called mozDex has launched its beta search engine. mozDex uses "open source search technologies to create an open and fair index."
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Date: 2004-04-12
 
Google Revises Trademark Use
As pointed out by Aaron Wall over at SearchEngineJournal.com, Google is changing their approach in their handling of trademarked keywords for their AdWords program. Before, companies were not allowed to bid on keywords that were trademarked by other companies, like the "Just Do It" phrase by Nike.
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Date: 2004-04-12
 
Gmails Bounced By Other Email Services
Google's new email service, Gmail, has sparked controversy amongst privacy activists because it will place contextual based ads within emails by first scanning the content of the email.
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Date: 2004-04-12
 
Findory.com Streamlines News Search
Working through the huge amount of news available online can be a daunting task. Findory.com agrees that the amount of news available is mountainous and has launched a site that addresses this issue.
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Date: 2004-04-12
 
GoogleRace 2004
Want to see how the presidential candidates are doing in Google? How about seeing where they "rank" with the issues? GoogleRace 2004 provides users with the ability to see where their favorite presidential hopeful ranks using keyword searches.
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Date: 2004-04-12
 
Sergey’s Past Dragged Out In Google
Looks like one the Google brain trusts enjoyed his college days much like the rest of us.
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Date: 2004-04-09
 
Mesothelioma Generates Ad Revenue For Search Engines
Asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma has become one of the hottest words in search engine keyword advertising, costing as much as $90 dollars per click in some cases. Considering that most search engine ad words cost around $1 a click, mesothelioma is clearly the industry leader in price per click.
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Date: 2004-04-09
 
Gmail Requires The Least Personal Info
A review by Fury 3.2 of what personal information MSN, Yahoo, and Google require for email membership was revealing.
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Date: 2004-04-09
 
Yahoo Doubles Profits, Announces Stock Split
Yahoo released its 1st quarterly report for this fiscal year, and the news for the web's most popular portal was filled with superlatives. The newest report shows that Yahoo more than doubled last year's first quarter profits.
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Date: 2004-04-08
 
Lycos Changes To Inktomi Database
Lycos has altered the content of its search results. Instead of continuing to use AlltheWeb's (or FAST's Web Search) database, Lycos' searches are now powered by Inktomi and LookSmart.
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Date: 2004-04-08
 
Google News Typo Delivers Shifty Results
A recent search on "Mac" in Google News brought an interesting letter omission from one result. This brings a question to mind: does Google monitor the content of their results?
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Date: 2004-04-08
 
Search The Web Using Sketches
Software firm Imaginestics has licensed a new search technology that allows you to use a sketch as a "keyword" to search the web. Developed at Purdue University, the software allows users to search millions of database entries based on 3 dimensional objects.
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Date: 2004-04-08
 
Google Prepared For Microsoft Challenge
The battle lines for search supremacy have been drawn. Google, the presumed search engine leader, is gearing up to ensure that their search engine is versatile enough to endure.
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Date: 2004-04-08
 
Google's Gmail Faces Trademark Issue
The rollout of Google's new email service, Gmail, may have hit a snag. The Market Age, a smaller British company, claims they already have trademark rights for the name "Gmail", and have been using it since June of 2002.
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Date: 2004-04-07
 
Privacy Complaint Filed With EU Over Gmail
Google's launch of Gmail has hit a potential snag when a privacy group filed a complaint with British authorities claiming that Gmail violates EU's privacy standards.
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Date: 2004-04-07
 
Email Marketers Question Gmail Ads
As the ripples of Google's Gmail announcement spread, questions about Google's placing of targeted ads within emails are rising. The privacy issue is still prevalent, however a new concern has surfaced.
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Date: 2004-04-07
 
AskJeeves Adds Features To Compete With Search Engine Giants
AskJeeves has rolled out a number of new features designed to give you more targeted search results.
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Date: 2004-04-07
 
Spymac Gives 1 Gig Of Email Storage
A Mac-based Web hosting company is following Google's email lead. Spymac announced they would be giving away 1 gigabyte worth of email storage to its members.
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Date: 2004-04-06
 
Vibrant Media Debuts New(?) Ad Campaign
Vibrant Media, a contextual keyword advertising company, announced the availability of a new product, IntelliTXT. Vibrant's product allows users to generate contextual advertising that appears as highlighted links within the content of the site.
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Date: 2004-04-06
 
Online Gambling Sites Respond To Ad Ban
A decision by Yahoo and Google to ban online gambling ads has created expected repercussions from some of the casino site owners. Understandably, the owners who commented are not pleased with the gambling ad ban by the two search engine giants.
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Date: 2004-04-06
 
Mamma.com Probed By SEC
Citing volatile trading, the SEC has launched an informal probe concerning the activity of Mamma.com's stock. Stock prices for the Canadian-based search engine have quadrupled in the past month.
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Date: 2004-04-06
 
Yahoo And Google Stop Gambling Ads
In a move likely to hurt online gambling sites, search engine giants Yahoo and Google have announced that they will no longer serve ads from online casinos. The two search engines expect the ads to stop running by the end of April.
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Date: 2004-04-05
 
Yahoo Adds Popup Blocker
Yahoo has added popup blocking to its downloadable utility, the Yahoo Companion Toolbar. Similar to other search engine toolbars, Yahoo's toolbar gives users easy access to the portal's search engine technology.
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Date: 2004-04-05
 
Yahoo Upgrades Email For Some
A day before Google announced GMail, Yahoo sent out emails to some Yahoo Mail users offering them account upgrades consisting of larger storage and the ability to receive larger attachment files.
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Date: 2004-04-05
 
BellSouth Announces Google Enhancements
BellSouth, which serves local, long distance, Internet and wireless customers in the United States, has announced that their portal page will now feature Google-powered searches. In addition to search capabilities, Google will also make targeted advertisements through its AdSense/AdWords program available to BellSouth users.
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Date: 2004-04-05
 
Overture Extends Agreement With CNN
Yahoo owned Overture Services, a provider of Internet marketing services, extended its search agreements with CNN.com and ESPN.com. In addition to extending its existing deals, Overture has also signed an ad distribution agreement with Wall Street Journal Online.
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Date: 2004-04-05
 
Froogle Use Grows
It appears that Google's redesigned index page is paying dividends. Last week, Google promoted a link for Froogle, Google's shopping search engine, to its home page. This promotion has resulted in more traffic for Froogle, according to a study by Hitwise.
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Date: 2004-04-05
 
Google Alters Ad Pricing
An announcement from Google concerning the pricing of their AdSense campaign may lower the price of ads that Google places on web pages. Google stated it would be adjusting its prices for these advertisements.
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Date: 2004-04-02
 
Kelkoo Buy Boosts Yahoo European Traffic 12%
Yahoo's purchase of Kelkoo, Europe's largest online comparison-shopping service, has increased the amount of European visitors the web portal's site by 12%.
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Date: 2004-04-02
 
GMail Screenshots Surface
Coming off the buzz of March 31st announcement of Google's GMail and the subsequent "is-it-a-hoax-or-not" hubbub, screenshots of the controversial service have begun appearing around the Internet.
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Date: 2004-04-02
 
Google Blocks RSS News Feeds
Google has filed a cease and desist order to stop RSS news feeds from using Google News as a source for headlines. The motion was filed against a programmer from Britain, named Julian Bond, who created the php script that crawls Google News.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-02
 
Knight Ridder To Deploy FAST ESP
Fast Search & Transfer announced today that Knight-Ridder Digital, Inc. has signed to begin use of FAST ESP (Enterprise Search Platform) for its online classified search.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-02
 
Ask Jeeves Removes Banner Ads From UK Search
UK's third largest search engine, Ask Jeeves, is discontinuing the use of banner ads on their UK search site. In the United States, the company stopped use of these ads during January of last year.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-01
 
MineTech Works To Eliminate Random Queries
International data solutions and marketing company MineTech announced today the launch of a new search engine that eliminates users having to query endless streams of batched data delivered by popular keyword-based search engines like Google.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-01
 
Google GMail April Fools Hoax?
In what could be an elaborate hoax, Google has announced they are launching GMail, a free email service. Boasting a storage amount of 1 gigabyte per user, Google's goal is to give enough storage so that users won't have to dispose of any emails.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-01
 
Ask Jeeves Strips Down For Users
Making sure they don't miss out on the April 1st fun, Ask Jeeves has "revealed" itself to users. Appearing in a wife-beater and boxers, Jeeves is having what is referred to as a "wardrobe malfunction".
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-01
 
New Google Wristwatch Debuts 4/1/4
Get ready for the Google Search Engine Watch. This will give users access to Google search from their wrists.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-01
 
Google GMail Is No Hoax
In response to the buzz surrounding its GMail launch, Google's founders have said that GMail is NOT a hoax.
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-04-01
 
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