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Microsoft Demonstrates All-In-One Search Tool
At the annual Microsoft financial analyst meeting, Microsoft put a new search tool prototype on display. The tool allows users to search both the web and a PC's hard drive for matching content.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
5thavenuewoman.com Launches; Portal For Women
5thavenuewoman.com is said to be the fastest and most serviceable portal for women, offering a plethora of information and services. With their portal, they promise to revolutionize the online business marketplace.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
WorkZoo Releases Job Search Engine
Earlier this week, WorkZoo launched a free job search for webmasters that integrates WorkZoo's job search engine with any web site to provide job search results from the world's largest job sites.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
LinkConnector Announces Virtual Affiliate Tracking
LinkConnector, a performance-based affiliate network, today announced new technology into the search market, Virtual Affiliate tracking.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
Radicati Compares Yahoo Mail And Gmail
Citing time consumption and tedium over switching email accounts, the Radicati group, an online market research firm, has suggested that current Yahoo email service members do not move to Google's Gmail. The group also acknowledged that current email service providers should follow Gmail's lead and increase the amount of storage that they offer.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
Jumpat.com Reveals New Pay-Per-Click Inclusion
Going along with their Pay-Per-Click search engine services, Jumpat.com has upgraded all new PPC search engine promotion service with immediate effect to include the new Pay-Per-Click Inclusion to all the TOP search engines.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
CAN-SPAM Act Takes Out Creaghan A. Harry
Utilizing the CAN-SPAM Act, a Chicago Federal court, shut down Creaghan A. Harry, a high-profile spammer and froze all of his assets.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
LookSmart Releases Second Quarter Results
Search engine LookSmart has released their second quarter financial report of 2004. The report finds that they have exceeding announced company expectations. LookSmart reported revenue of $21.3 million for the second quarter 2004, which is ahead of its prior guidance of $18.0 million to $20.0 million. This includes $1.7 million of revenue from MSN and $2.2 million of revenue from discontinued international operations.
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Date: 2004-07-30
 
Search Technology Preview By Microsoft
Microsoft has put up a "search technology preview" that allows web surfers to try out their new search. It is "a brand new algorithmic search engine built from the ground up" utilizing Microsoft's technology.
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Date: 2004-07-29
 
Ask Jeeves Earnings Double In Second Quarter
Today, Ask Jeeves released their second quarter results. The search engine reported revenue of $60.3 million, which indicates a 136 percent increase over revenues of $25.6 million for the comparable year-ago quarter.
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Date: 2004-07-29
 
Has The Sale Of Lycos Been Completed?
Terra Lycos, a Spanish Internet service provider, is in final talks to sell its U.S. based web portal to a South Korean company.
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Date: 2004-07-29
 
Apple Accuses RealNetworks of 'Hacking' iPod
RealNetwork's plan to distribute iPod compatible tunes via its online music store has been sharply criticized by Apple. The new Harmony software from RealNetwoks is designed to allow users of their Rhapsody online music service to play music on the iPod and other competing devices.
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Date: 2004-07-29
 
Online Advertising Will Reach $16.1 Billion by 2009
JupiterResearch, in a newly released forecast, predicts that online advertising will more than double over the next five years. They predict that the online ad market will grow from $6.6 billion in 2003 to $16.1 billion in 2009.
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Date: 2004-07-28
 
Yahoo China Unveils 1G Email Storage
Yahoo China has recently started providing email users with one gigabyte of email storage. The new storage space makes Yahoo China the largest capacity email storage in the entire country.
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Date: 2004-07-28
 
Zindos Targets Microsoft’s Website
A new worm, called "Zindos", is launching a denial of service attack against Microsoft's website today. Zindos is using a fleet of infected machines caused by the recent variant of the MyDoom virus.
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Date: 2004-07-28
 
Microsoft Delays 64-bit OS Again
Microsoft is delaying the launch of their 64-bit Windows, again. Originally scheduled for an early 2004 release, Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 has also been delayed until the first half of 2005.
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Date: 2004-07-28
 
DNS Attack Downs DoubleClick
On Tuesday DoubleClick, online marketing and advertising provider, received a flood of fraudulent web page requests, creating a bottleneck that blocked many major sites from displaying their appropriate advertising.
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Date: 2004-07-28
 
MSNBC Launches Newsbot Beta Powered By MSN Search
MSNBC.com begins today its test of the MSNBC Newsbot Beta, personalized online search powered by the MSN ® search technology. It will search for news from more than 4,800 sources.
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Date: 2004-07-27
 
Overture Releases Search Optimizer
Overture announced the launch of Search Optimizer, an enhanced campaign optimization product designed to help advertisers maximize the effectiveness of their Overture sponsored search campaigns. Search Optimizer is supposed to generate greater value for Overtures advertisers by providing them with campaign management solutions and valuable information to better advise their marketing decision-making process.
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Date: 2004-07-27
 
Microsoft Releases Office 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft allowed customers to begin downloading the Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) which, as a result of their feedback, delivers continued improvements in reliability and performance for the Microsoft Office System as well as new enhancements for Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 and Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003.
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Date: 2004-07-27
 
Hello.com Comes with Google’s Picasa
There has been much discussion of Picasa, Google's recently acquired digital image program. However, relatively few people are aware that another program comes quietly bundled with Picasa: Hello, a free peer-to-peer network run by the Pasadena-based company.
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Date: 2004-07-26
 
Google Sets Stock Prices, Chooses Nasdaq Symbol
Indicating that the sale of Google's publicly offered stock could begin at anytime, the search engine announced the price range of their Class A stock. Google also announced the symbol under which its shares would be listed.
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Date: 2004-07-26
 
Google Sued Over Age Discrimination
The search engine giant Google had a lawsuit filed against it citing age discrimination. Google's former director of operations, Brian Reid, 54, claims Google discriminates against older workers.
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Date: 2004-07-26
 
Ask Jeeves & Google Continue Their Relationship
Ask Jeeves, Inc. announced today that they have extended their relationship with Google as a provider of sponsored advertising links on Ask Jeeves' global search and portal brands through 2007.
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Date: 2004-07-26
 
ICANN Judges Rule Against Google
An ICANN arbitration panel has rejected Google's claim that froogles.com was "confusingly similar" in name to Google.
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Date: 2004-07-26
 
Google Hit By MyDoom Variant?
A number of the top US search engines were allegedly affected by a variant of the MyDoom worm, with the most notable being Google. The timing of this fast spreading worm couldn't have come at a worse time for the California based search engine. They had just released the details of their multi-billion dollar IPO.
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Date: 2004-07-26
 
Yahoo! Unveils Photo Upload For Camera Phones
Yahoo, wanting to tap in on the monumental growth in cell phones, recently launched a service that will allow users to upload pictures from their camera phones directly to their Yahoo photo accounts.
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Date: 2004-07-23
 
Google Loses Domain Name In Azerbaijan
Last year Google started the "Google Azerbaijan Project", Google was translated into Azerbaijani and www.google.az was used for all local Azerbaijani users.
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Date: 2004-07-23
 
Hotmail Suffers Storage Gaffe
Members that signed up for Microsoft's free version of Hotmail last Wednesday (7-21-04) were treated to an unexpected gift. Upon completion of their registration, some new members were rewarded with 2 gigabytes of storage, the upgraded amount reserved for paid members.
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Date: 2004-07-23
 
MSN Newsbot Adds Other Regions To Its Beta
In MSN's continuing effort to improve their search engine/portal presence, MSN Newsbot has added 6 new regions to their current beta. Newsbot is MSN's automated news service, which, much like Google news, gathers news from numerous sources located on the Internet.
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Date: 2004-07-23
 
XMLSoft Launches FeedsFarm.com, News Search Engine
XMLSoft Ltd, the same company that brought you XMLTraining.com and XML Mannia.com, has completed work on their newest creation, FeedsFarm.com, a news search engine.
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Date: 2004-07-22
 
The ACA’s Crackdown On Spam Is Triumphant
The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has recently had success with their tough new spam regulations that were introduced three months ago. Such was the success that several of the major spam email companies have stopped sending unsolicited and offensive emails.
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Date: 2004-07-22
 
Yahoo Japan First Quarter Profits Nearly Double
Citing increases in advertising sales and use of its online auction house, Yahoo Japan announced that their first quarter profits for 2004 nearly doubled the amount of 2003. Japan's largest portal also saw a 57.4% increase in sales.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
Microsoft Gives $32 Billion Cash Windfall To Shareholders
In a bold move Microsoft announced plans to send shareholders checks totaling more than $32 billion.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
Search Engine Strategies San Jose is the Largest Ever
Jupitermedia has announced that its upcoming Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose, scheduled from August 2 - 4 2004, will be the largest Search Engine Strategies conference yet. WebProNews, your source for e-Business news and information, will be covering the conference live.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
Picasa Link On Google Causes Traffic Increase Of 6000%
Google's purchase of Picasa, a company that offers digital photography software, has caused a web traffic to the site to increase by a stunning 6000%. Shortly after the announcement of the purchase was made, Google began featuring a link that directed visitors to Picasa's download page.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
Google’s IPO To Long In The Making?
With Google's landmark IPO expected to be begin this week, it does seem like time is not going to be on their side.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
FindWhat.com & Mitsui Launch Paid Listing Service In Japan
FindWhat.com announced today that Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has launched a new pay-per-click advertising service in Japan, utilizing their technology and operations know how through the FindWhat.com Private Label service.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
Viewmark to Introduce Viewmetrix 3.0
Viewmark, Inc. will introduce Viewmetrix™ 3.0, a web-based marketing intelligence toolset at the Search Engine Strategies Conference and Exposition in San Jose, California on August 2, 2004.
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Date: 2004-07-21
 
Gmail Vulnerability Reported
A vulnerability in Google's Gmail may give remote users access to Gmail user information. The culprit is the Gmail CheckAvailability script. Remote users can apply the '/accounts/CheckAvailability' script repeatedly until the system returns another user's information.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
Desktop Search Tool Blinkx Launches
Blinkx, a desktop search utility whose offices are based in London and San Francisco, is expected to end its beta testing later this week, while making an official launch. Blinkx was designed to work without keywords or other perplexing search methods. Blinkx can search the web, news, or files on the users PC that relate.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
Ask Jeeves Sees 150 Percent Increase In Web Traffic
With the rights of Interactive Search Holdings properties (Excite.com, iWon.com, myway.com, to name a few) well in hand, Ask.com has seen its overall web traffic increase by 150 percent. According to a comScore web rankings report, through Ask's acquisition of ISH properties, Ask Jeeves jumped 18 spots to assume the number 6 ranking.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
Yahoo Gaining On Google
Most of the search industry buzz is surrounding Google, with the majority of the hype being generated by their upcoming IPO. However, the new Forrester Research data on search habits shows Yahoo still gets a lot of the search engine activity.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
New York Attorney General And Spammer Settle Case
Scott Richter, CEO of direct marketing firm OptInRealBing.com, LLC, and New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer have reached a settlement. Richter was sued last December, accused of sending misleading spam email messages with fraudulent information. I first reported on this lawsuit earlier this month.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
Gmail Allows Address Book Imports
You may have noticed some changes at Google over the weekend. Besides promoting its newly-acquired digital photo software Picasa on its index page, Google began offering new features to Gmail users. Google now allows users to import their address books from competing services such as Hotmail, AOL Mail and Yahoo! Mail.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
BlowSearch Adds New Multi-Language Search
BlowSearch recently announced that its search engine is able to gather search results in multiple languages, including Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
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Date: 2004-07-20
 
Ask Jeeves To Have Balloon Made
Ask Jeeves has recently told Marcos Sorensen, the artist who designed the iconic butler, to start thinking on a larger scale. Sorensen, who in recent years has been limited to designing web presentations and company shirts, has been asked to help in the design of a massive balloon, for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sorensen would be designing the balloon in the butler's likeness.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
BBC Eyes Search
The BBC has tentative plans to launch it's own search engine designed to compete with major search entities like Google and Yahoo!. The BBC's new media director Ashley Highfield tells a British publication that the BBC has its eye set on the search engine industry. Given that the current search landscape is currently dominated by American properties, the BBC believes that a new search engine -with a British twist, could successfully enter the foray and provide a desirable alternative to its American counterparts.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Brazilians Outnumber Americans in Orkut
One might think that the top users in Orkut would be Americans. Given that this is a Google sponsored social-networking site, this seems logical. But the truth is that thousands of Brazilians have become loyal devotees of Google's popular new service.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Google Could Announce IPO Price Range This Week
Google is moving closer to disclosing the proposed share price range for its IPO (initial public offer). The Wall Street Journal reported Monday this disclosure could come as early as this week. This progression is a sign that Google is getting close to its $2.7 billion IPO, which may come early as next month.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Microsoft Buys Lindows.com For $20 Million
In an unexpected move Microsoft has agreed to buy the Lindows.com domain and associated use of the word Lindows for $20 million. This will end 3 years of litigation by Microsoft against Lindows which claimed trademark infringement.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Unveiling the Mask of Click Fraud
Click fraud is nothing new. In fact, it's been exaggerating click-through rates as long as the Internet has been popular - and is one of the biggest threats to paid listings. As search engine advertising fees increase, so do online marketers' worries about this type of fraud.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Google Crawls Into Academia
Google and DSpace have embarked on a pilot program designed to allow universities to better manage their intellectual output. DSpace is an open source repository system co-developed by MIT and Hewlett-Packard that allows universities to manage, store, and distribute their intellectual property in a digital format.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Will Rule-Based Search Patent Kill Google?
In an exciting Development the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is on the verge of receiving patents on a search technology that uses pull-down menu's to narrow searches.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
AdMission Directories To Be Released Tomorrow
At NEXPO 2004 IPIX gave a first look at their AdMission Directory product, saying that it would be commercially available in mid-July. That time has come and IPIX AdMission is set to unveil a tool that will allow businesses to design and deploy ads for online yellow pages and directories. The launch date is July 20, 2004.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Mobile Search Slow to Catch On
"Mobile Internet searching is still out of the loop," Chris Oakes of the International Herald Tribune reported Monday.
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Date: 2004-07-19
 
Microsoft Purchases Email Search Engine Lookout
MSN, Internet portal of Microsoft, has announced that they have acquired the email search tool company, Lookout. The software MSN purchased has the ability to search for files and desktop data within Microsoft email client, Outlook.
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Date: 2004-07-16
 
Google Features Picasa Link On Homepage For Some
Quickly following up to their purchase of digital photograph software company Picasa, Google has introduced a link on their homepage inviting visitors to download the software for free. That is, the ad/link is appearing for some.
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Date: 2004-07-16
 
Microsoft Rings Up Spammer for $4 Million
Microsoft has been awarded nearly $4 million in the company's latest legal victory against spam. In a summary judgment against Daniel Khoshnood of Canoga Park, California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of Microsoft.
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Date: 2004-07-16
 
Feedster Introduces New Look, New Search Options, Sponsored Ads
Subscription news search engine Feedster introduced an improved version of its web presence, complete with enhanced search features, a new, more streamlined look, and sponsored listings. The sponsored listings, which appear on Feedster's SERPs, are being provided by Overture.
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Date: 2004-07-16
 
Dell Founder Names New CEO
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell computers, has removed himself from the position, turning the position over to president Kevin Rollins. Dell started the computer company in 1984 while attending the University of Texas.
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Date: 2004-07-16
 
Google Toolbar Introduces Browse By Name
Google has introduced a new feature for their popular toolbar. The upgrade, called Browse by Name, allows users to type a name into Internet Explorer's address bar and Google will go to the query's website, provided the site is a strong match.
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Date: 2004-07-15
 
Microsoft Adds Improved Anti-Virus Protection For Hotmail
As the fight for email dominance continues, it seems each major player is bringing more to the table in order to one-up the other. With email being a major source of virus infections, any update to anti-virus protection is bound to draw attention. And so, Microsoft has announced that they will improve Hotmail's tools to combat viruses that are spread through email.
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Date: 2004-07-15
 
Microsoft To Allow Competitor IMs Access To Enterprise Chat Server
Microsoft is expected to announce today that their Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 is expected to ship during the 4th quarter of 2004. The company also announced that they would open up communication on its enterprise instant messenger server to competitors Yahoo and AOL.
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Date: 2004-07-15
 
IAB Study Finds Contextual Advertising Effective At Branding
A study conducted by Nielsen//Netratings and IAB has found that high-ranking advertisements on SERPs can be an effective tool for branding products. IAB commissioned N//N to conduct the survey, called the Internet Search Brand Effectiveness Research.
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Date: 2004-07-15
 
Does Paid Search Engine Placement Affect Site Traffic
Atlas DMT performed a study that researched whether or not paid search placement has an affect on the amount of traffic sites with paid listings receive. This study does not focus solely on paid inclusion. It also takes into account the exploding trend of companies employing SEM.
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Date: 2004-07-14
 
Ezilon.com Offers Highly Targeted Search Capabilities
Touting itself as the European Union International Search Engine and Directory, Ezilon.com has launched its search presence. Ezilon promises to offer targeted search services, based on geographic location.
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Date: 2004-07-14
 
Travelzoo Introduces SuperSearch CPC Search Engine
Online travel portal Travelzoo has unveiled a new search feature on their site called SuperSearch. This tool allows consumers to search multiple travel Web sites, including low-cost carriers.
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Date: 2004-07-14
 
The Miami Herald Drops Identity Demand Against Yahoo
A demand issued to Yahoo by the Miami Herald has been dropped. The Herald made the demand after receiving insulting emails originating from Yahoo's email service. The emails were sent to Herald employees and made disparaging remarks about their bosses.
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Date: 2004-07-14
 
Yahoo Receives Buy Rating From Wall Street
While Yahoo's stock had a bumpy ride on the market last week, this week, they received a boost of confidence Banc of America Securities analyst John Janedis. Yahoo was awarded a buy rating as well a price target for brokerage forecasts.
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Date: 2004-07-14
 
100.com Joins The LookSmart Family
A recently launched search engine called 100.com has joined the ranks of LookSmart. The partnership calls for LookSmart to provide directory listings and bid-for-placement distribution network in its search results.
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Date: 2004-07-13
 
Photo Company Acquired by Google
Google Inc. acquired Picasa Inc. today. Picasa is a California based company founded in 2001 specializing in digital photography.
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Date: 2004-07-13
 
Yahoo Partners With Rogers Cable To Offer Broadband Service
One of the most popular portals on the Internet, Yahoo, announced a partnership with Rogers Cable and subsequent launch of Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet service. The companies offer a combination of Yahoo's portal services with Rogers Cable's broadband Internet service.
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Date: 2004-07-13
 
Google Prepared To Offer Audio And Video Search
It appears as if Google's search engine is going to be offering a couple of other options for users to employ when they conduct queries. The new features will allow people to search for audio and video clips. However, the Google management team has given no confirmation of these features.
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Date: 2004-07-13
 
Google Expects IPO To Be Completed Soon
Google, the most widely used search engine today, is hoping to complete the final testing phase in order to go forward with its highly anticipated IPO. Google announced its intentions to go public on April 29th. The offering is expected to raise $2.7 billion.
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Date: 2004-07-12
 
Survey Says: Spam Sells
A study of some 37,000 Yahoo! Mail users in 11 different countries has apparently confirmed what many Internet users have long suspected (and despaired): spam email is working. Despite the fact that spam email is almost universally reviled as a nuisance, there are apparently enough people clicking to justify the industry - or perpetuate the problem, depending on your point of view.
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Date: 2004-07-12
 
Google Decides To List With Nasdaq
Google stated in a required SEC filing that it prefers to be listed with Nasdaq . It has been rumored that the New York Stock Exchange has been working feverishly in an attempt to persuade the Worlds largest search engine to list their shares with them.
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Date: 2004-07-12
 
Digital Impact Purchasing Search Marketing Firm
Digital Impact, a leading email marketing company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Marketleap, a San Francisco-based Internet marketing firm specializing in search engine marketing services. Marketleap clients include About.com, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Kaiser Permanente and Salesforce.com.
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Date: 2004-07-12
 
How Search Engine Rank Impacts Traffic
Today at AD:TECH Chicago, Atlas DMT released research demonstrating the impact of paid search listings rank on traffic and how marketers can better model and forecast paid search campaigns.
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Date: 2004-07-12
 
Microsoft To Continue Legal Strike Against Richter
The Microsoft Corp. is continuing its legal strike against Scott Richter, CEO of direct marketing firm OptInRealBig.com, LLC. who has been dubbed the world's third-largest spammer by ROKSO, the Register of Known Spam Operations, which is listed on http://www.spamhaus.org/, an anti-spam and consumer advocacy organization. Richter recently settled a similar lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
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Date: 2004-07-09
 
Ask Jeeves To Review £3m Media Account
The third largest search engine in the UK, Ask Jeeves, is set to review the £3m media account out of Media Planning Group and Profero. Previously reported in WebProNews back in April, Ask Jeeves discontinued its use of banner ads on the UK search site.
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Date: 2004-07-09
 
Microsoft Employee Suspect in AltaVista Hacking
Microsoft employee Laurent Chavet was arrested last week on allegations that he had illegaly accessed former employer AltaVista's computer system.
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Date: 2004-07-09
 
Mysterious Billboard Recruits Geeks For Google
A mysterious billboard with a mathematic message has sprung up in Silicon Valley. Many people thought that this billboard was a recruiting technique devised by Google to draw in top-notch engineers. They were right.
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Date: 2004-07-09
 
Acoona Search Engine Launched By China Daily
China Daily Information Company (CDIC), partners with China Communications Corp (CCC), is set to launch a state of the art Business Search Engine that utilizes a new proprietary Artificial Intelligence Technology. They have developed the portal Acoona.com, when launched is supposed to deliver the most accurate Business results from a search engine.
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Date: 2004-07-09
 
Bet On Google IPO
Feel like the Google IPO is a safe bet? You could always roll the dice and see if they come up in your favor. Numerous online bookmakers have begun taking bets on what will happen to Google's stock prices once they hit the stock market in August.
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Date: 2004-07-08
 
Walla Launches Free 1 Gig Email Service
Following up to a story that appeared on WPN in April, Walla! Communications has launched their new free email service, Walla!Mail, featuring 1 gigabyte of storage. This makes WallaMail the second fully operational email service that offers such a capacity, with Spymac being the first.
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Date: 2004-07-08
 
Nigritude Ultramarine Stayer Winner Announced
With the first part of DarkBlue's SEO challenge already decided, the optimization company announced the winner of the second stage of the challenge. The two-month competition had two stages in which winners could be declared.
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Date: 2004-07-08
 
Gmail4Troops Donation Site Launches
A website called Gmail4Troops.com has launched with the intention of collecting Gmail invites by means of donation and rewarding them to military members who sign up. The accounts, while available to all service members, will be prioritized for those serving in combat zones.
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Date: 2004-07-08
 
Google In Legal Trouble Over Name Again
First, the family of Professor Edward Kasner sued Google. The family claimed that the name Google was infringing on Kasner's mathematic term, Googol. Now, another group has filed suit against the search engine, claiming Google infringed on their company name. The company filing this suit is called Googles, with an "s".
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Date: 2004-07-07
 
Telstra Prepared To Launch Sensis Search Engine
The Australian-based Telstra Corporation is expected to launch a search engine built around their Sensis property, a Yellow and White pages-based service. This move is seen as defensive strategy against Google and Yahoo.
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Date: 2004-07-06
 
Microsoft Gives Facelift To MSN Search
MSN has rolled out a new look for their search engine. MSN Search is now featuring a newly designed home page, as well as redesigned search results pages. Not only equipped with a new look, Microsoft has also altered the method in which they deliver information to the user.
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Date: 2004-07-01
 
Google Sued Over Orkut Code
Affinity Engines, a social networking service provider, filed a lawsuit against Google on May 25. The suit claims that Google's social network, Orkut, is using a source code that was stolen by an engineer that was previously employed by Affinity.
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Date: 2004-07-01
 
Google Updates Gmail Policies
In what seems to be a response to Gmail invitation auctions, Google has updated their Gmail policy page to reflect these activities. The changes now make it a violation to "sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit for any unauthorized commercial purpose or transfer any Gmail account."
Directory: > News > eBusiness News
Date: 2004-07-01
 
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