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Blogniscient Gets A Makeover
The automated blog article rank-and-categorize site picked up a bit of a look and feel change over the weekend.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Google Ad Revolution Could Be Televised
If the search engine company has its way, Madison and Vine executives would be replaced by a login to AdWords.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
OpenOffice Getting Google Hires
Programmers brought on by Google will take part in the Sun/Google collaboration by helping the OpenOffice productivity suite be more like a Google product.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
SBC CEO Threatens Internet
Ed Whitacre, who is about to be the CEO of AT&T once SBC changes its name, thinks the likes of Google and Yahoo need to be paying him.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Firefox Gets SEO Extension
The beauty of open source software is the seemingly limitless options that pop up. For search engine marketers only, a new extension for the Firefox browser has been developed that lets users browse search engine statistics with a simple mouse over.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
IBM Grabs Google’s Toolbar
IBM announced on Friday it would be adding Google Desktop for Enterprise in the form of a plug-in for its enterprise search technology. This marks a major step for Google and Google's quest to sit at the table with the adults.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Sphere Makes Beta Test Available
The blog search engine from the people responsible for Oddpost handed out some keys to a limited beta test.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
URL Hijacker Trades Black Hat For Cuffs
The conman behind the "hijacking" of sex engine Sex.com was arrested at his Tijuana home by Mexican authorities and handed over to immigration authorities in San Diego. How do you hijack a website? When nobody's looking, forge a letter.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Yahoo Finance Rings Up Print Content
Editors from the publication ‘The Week' will produce exclusive content for the Yahoo! Finance site, and will be another original content addition for the portal.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
SEO Fun With Letters
People optimize their sites for a variety of keywords and mi[s]spellings. Some interesting tests also show who pops up for letters, articles, pronouns, and conjunctions. "A" is for Apple, says SearchGal, and "S" is for McDonald's? The apostrophe is the special sauce.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Yahoo Pumping Up Music Videos Tomorrow
Two new music video services from Yahoo will debut on November 1, as the genre follows its youthful demographic online to the popular portal site.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Political Blogs Picking Up Steam
Blogs have become quite the topic for debate in recent days for a number of reasons including credibility, integrity, quality and accuracy. Political blogs are tour de force for internet political circles and some new ones are showing up on the radar after working on the recent scandals in Washington D.C.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Apple: 19 Days, 1 Million Videos Sold
The iTunes Music Store proved Steve Jobs right, in demonstrating demand for legal video downloads that have now topped a million in number.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Blogging For Dollars; Are You Worth It?
Some say the value of a weblog is not the traffic attracted, but the buzz generated, meaning that the more a blog is linked to, the more worth it has. This is the theory behind one blogger's research into the per link value of Weblogs, Inc. after their sale to AOL, and another blogger's tool to help calculate the value of your own blog.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Find Me, Call Me; Google Maps and Talk Mash-up?
Imagine the value of an Internet service that starts with a search, continues with a detailed map location, and ends with a phone call directly to an advertiser through a VoIP connection. This is the train of thought that leads one to an API mash-up of Google Maps and Google Talk.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Steve Case Resigns From Time Warner Board
AOL co-founder and Time Warner board member Steve Case resigned from his position as a member of that board. He said he left to pursue his new company, Revolution LLC.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Searching For Halloween Excitement
In the spirit of the day, I've come across some websites providing some Halloween fun. Link to them and follow them where they may lead. We've even found a Halloween Search Engine
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Google's Greatest Patent Hits Now On CD!
A collection of more than 120 patents filed by Google and possibly people working on its behalf have been collected on CD by a Louisville-based technologist.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Google Launches Video Blog
A new blog focused on the various offerings within Google Video will present them by theme each week.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Pixar Could Be A Disney Feature
Steve Jobs may be ready to let Bob Iger takeover the wildly successful animation studio for a price that could easily top $6 billion.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Kosmix Health Search Goes Alpha
A new health topic search engine that will compete with Healthline and established sites like WebMD has launched as an early public test.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
The Secret Sauce for Any Corporate Blog
The question comes up at every event or pitch - "how will our blog get noticed among the throngs of millions?" Good question.
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Date: 2005-10-31
 
Best Job Board: Craigslist
Craigslist wants us to know that their traffic far outstrips the leading job boards, and guess what, they also come up on top in terms of job search effectiveness, according to a Forrester Research study.
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Date: 2005-10-30
 
Bloggers Form Lynch Mobs, Prove Forbes Right
When I was younger, I loved the cheesy "When Animals Attack!" television shows that were the standard fare on FOX.
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Date: 2005-10-30
 
Microsoft Talks Up Services Strategy
I'm watching Ray Ozzie on stage in San Francisco. All Microsoft employees can watch it live. I LOVE our intranet (Microsoft's).
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Date: 2005-10-30
 
LookSmart Builds Spider Bait
So LookSmart's creating content now, to ensure itself a higher-quality distribution network for the pay-per-click ads it sells.
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Date: 2005-10-29
 
Understanding Web 2.0
This afternoon, I was in a Skype discussion with an old friend in the UK and part of our conversation strayed into a discussion about Web 2.0.
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Date: 2005-10-29
 
The Spate of Social Bookmarking Sites
The always-interesting TechCrunch blog has a profile of Shadows, yet another social bookmarking service that's getting rave reviews.
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Date: 2005-10-29
 
Steve Forbes Defends Blogging In Podcast
An interesting follow-up to the Forbes shallow journalism story (my unrepentant description) yesterday which described how the magazine portrayed blogs and bloggers as the source of all evil.
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Date: 2005-10-29
 
Flying With Google
You still don't get a meal, or even a boarding pass, but Google does give you flight and travel information access now via its search box.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
IBM Using Google Desktop Search With OmniFind
Corporate desktops using IBM's OmniFind to sift through business data will get a boost as Big Blue integrates Google's desktop product technology.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Yahoo Gives Danny Sullivan Button Share
The portal company has offered an enhancement for Internet users, and it comes after some prompting from search engine expert Sullivan on his blog.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Google’s Zeitgeist Conference Buzz
I'm sitting here with Buzz Bruggeman, CEO of ActiveWords. He picked me up from the airport tonight. I have spent the last few hours telling him all about the Google Zeitgeist conference.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Bloggers Up In Arms About Forbes Cover
What do I think? We are being played. What's a better way to remind the online world you exist? Attack.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Searching For Janet Jackson’s Sunbathing Video
There are lots of things to search for on the net. Video is always a great choice because there's all kinds of content, things you might never even expect. But then things that don't surprise you creep up too. It looks like Janet Jackson's got a new video making the rounds and you probably won't see it on CBS.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
WWE Drops People’s Elbow On TV Ads
The advertising/marketing world is in the midst of a giant shift as broadband/IP television becomes a reality. World Wrestling Entertainment becomes the latest illustrator of this shift, as traditional advertisers express concern over the WWE's driving viewers to its website for continual live coverage of Monday Night Raw during commercial breaks.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Paying Up For Google Maps Mash-up
The openness of Google Maps' API has spawned a web phenomenon with slews of Google Map mash-ups. And they do make for a nifty bonus to any webmaster wishing to give visitors a better way to locate services. But, according to the New York Times, don't expect Google to let you profit from their generosity without a cut of the action.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Kai-Fu Lee Case Goes To Microsoft
A federal judge in California issued a stay in the court battle between Google and Microsoft, which means Lee will remain a high-priced talent recruiter until at least January.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
LookSmart Expands Vertical Search
LookSmart unveiled 161 new vertical search sites in a variety of categories aimed at delivering consumers relevant search results and advertisers a more qualified customer. The company has added 13 vertical categories to its total 181 sites, which the company says makes it the largest vertical search destination.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
AIM Worm Installs Rootkit
FaceTime Security Labs reported that a variant of the Sdbot worm has been making the rounds on AIM via chats and instant messaging.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Digg Unearths $2.8 Million In VC Cash
The online service where users vote, or ‘digg', news stories to move them up in the rankings has received funding from Omidyar Network.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
You Handle Email Like Einstein
In a time when email was a typo and a computer meant "a person who's really good at math," one legendary genius answered some mail and let the rest languish in his inbox.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Microsoft May Beat Google To Hosted Office
While Sun and Google continue to collaborate on technology and equivocate on making OpenOffice available online from the Googleplex, Bill Gates may be ready to play his trump card.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
Google Print Scanning Returns Tuesday
The moratorium Google announced to allow publishers time to discuss the project ends November 1, and the search engine company plans to resume book scanning as scheduled.
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Date: 2005-10-28
 
BlackBerry Could Be Crushed In US
The Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, jeopardizing its business in the US.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
They Put The Flop In Dot-Com
Now that the Web 2.0 conference has passed, it's time to take a peek at some companies that didn't make it very far past Web 99.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
LEDs Wash Out Movie Piracy
Infrared LEDs form the core of a product that will be very popular with film studios and movie theater chains, as it thwarts the filming of movies playing on-screen.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Google Base Is Old News
This week's big Google news - or supposed news - is the launch of Google Base. It's a hot, fun story on Memeorandum, and it's getting the usual too much buzz and hype on Blogs.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
'ePrecis' Could Tempt Search Engines
One entrant in the quest for the semantic web, ePrecis, could surpass efforts already under way and may be good enough to grab the interest of the big search players.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Time of the Essence for Online Advertisers
Online advertising is entering a fourth phase of innovation. Each of the previous waves of online marketing innovation has directly influenced or informed the development of successive waves.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
TiVo Goes Blogging
One of the most compelling technologies, digital video recording, finally gets a corporate voice; that voice belongs to one of its fans.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Jagger Update2 to be Upgraded...
They say both good and bad things come in threes. Historically, Google updates have provided both good and bad things for search engine optimizers, though generally not in that order.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Trippin’ With Google And Yahoo!
Google and Yahoo! have added some new search features for travelers. Both companies have their own style-Google with its typically minimalist functionality and Yahoo! with its "come in and stay a while" style.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Citigroup Attracts Women With Mirrors
The financial giant made a push for female clients in four major media markets by placing mirrors around the cities.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Has the Second Leg of Jagger Helped Matters?
With the drama and havoc caused by the first Jagger update, practically everyone who keeps tabs on their Google performance has been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, according to famed Google engineer (and fellow Kentuckian) Matt Cutts, this proverbial shoe is indeed dropping as I type.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Tough Fortnight For Typepad
The past two weeks have seen Typepad bloggers plagued with problems, spurring an apology from Mena Trott herself about the issue.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
VeriSign, ICANN Settle Dispute
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the US Dept. of Commerce backed overseer of the Internet has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on by VeriSign, the governor of all things .com and .net, over ICANN's interference with VeriSign's controversial Site Finder.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Google’s $3 Billion Dollar Man
Employee number 12 at Google took a company from zero revenue to $3 billion, and has shaken the media industry to its foundations.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Jux2 Meta-Search Sells For 100K
Meta-search engine Jux2, which was put up for sale on eBay last week with a starting bid of one cent, finally sold for $101,100.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Google Pushes Services To PHP Coders
The search engine company sent an executive to keynote the wrapup of the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo; Adam Bosworth noted the move to web services in his talk.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Google Trusts Your Old Domain
If you've had that domain name for a long time, congratulations, because that seems to be one of the criteria for getting an advantage over the competition.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Yahoo Video Search Feeds Media RSS
The Yahoo Search blog recently put up an entry on the availability of the video content for devices like the iPod video. Naturally, they discussed how to set up a Media RSS feed for video through Yahoo Video Search.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Will Google Change TV Advertising?
Google is "mulling" over brokering television advertisements, according to the New York Post. Though ad execs downplay Google's ability to effectively enter this market, it may be that they are victims to an old world paradigm-discussing carburetors when Google is thinking fuel injection.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Flickr Offers Photo Printing
Photo portal Flickr now offers printing services for the however many zillions of photos they have on their site. The service is available either through mail or for pickup at Target with one-hour printing.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Schmidt Defends Google Print
Google is currently embroiled in a bitter battle with publishers over their Google Print entity. A lawsuit filed last week by the Author's Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) challenged Google over their Print plans. During a speech in Tokyo, Google CEO Eric Schmidt called the lawsuit a "routine part of doing business."
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
MSN Travel Is Frightful
Not to be outdone by Google and Yahoo!'s new travel and map offerings, MSN has extensive Halloween coverage of all things spooky in America (no, Dick Cheney isn't on the list), whether you want to visit these "spiritually gifted" places in person or virtually.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Google’s Rumor Mill
After visiting Google's Search Blog this afternoon, one begins to understand how the rumor mill works. It would seem the all the hubbub surrounding the possibility (pretty much a sure thing) of the Google Base seems to be attracting a slight amount of attention.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
AT&T Returns In SBC Name Change
The names long associated with telecommunications worldwide since the telegraph was in vogue will appear again as SBC Communications redubs itself AT&T.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Time Warner Board Considers AOL's Suitors
Microsoft, Google, or even Yahoo could emerge as the frontrunner to partner with AOL in a deal worth billions to Time Warner.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Flickr Now Offers Prints
It's currently just a US rollout, but users can order prints by mail, or have them printed at a local Target store.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Should Microsoft Fire Robert Scoble?
Heh, I'm getting emails from across Microsoft. Seems that Brian Fugere just told Microsoft ...
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
SEO Apprentice Dumped by Martha Stewart
As Matt Cutts sadly points out, David Karandish, a young online marketing whiz, just got cut from his Martha Stewart Apprentice team.
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
Forbes Calls Bloggers Lynch Mobs
Earlier tonight I was on a four-minute segment on CNBC that largely focused on Forbes' new cover story ...
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Date: 2005-10-27
 
MSN Search Will Do Book Search
Microsoft's online service will join Yahoo and others in supporting the Open Content Alliance and launch MSN Book Search.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Sites Tie Google Maps To News, Chat
Developers have been enjoying their API access to Google Maps, and have found ways to make their applications more useful with Maps.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Google Blogs About Google Base
After yesterday's "inadvertent" unveiling of base.google.com, the search engine company provided some more details about what people saw and grabbed as screenshots.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Schmidt, Brin Discuss Google Print
Google's CEO Eric Schmidt told an audience in Tokyo that litigation is just part of American life.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
AOL Adds RSS Feeds To Video Search Engine
AOL announced on Wednesday they're adding RSS feeds to their video search engine. Video from Blastro.com, EVTV1.com, Forbes.com, GameTrailers.com, PC World, Time4Media will show up and include Transworld Skateboarding, Transworld Snowboarding and Transworld Surf.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Corporate Firewalls Blocking Blogs
If you're behind a company firewall, there's an increasing chance that you're not able to read this-or any other-blog.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
AOL Adds RSS To Video Search
AOL announced the addition of new RSS feeds from partners for its video search engine. The feeds will feature "optimized" video content including humor, news, technology, music, sports, and video games, available through AOL Video, AOL Search, and AOL partner Singingfish.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Mind The Conversation Gap
Over the past several months I have travelled around the country, meeting with senior marketers at some of the biggest global companies on the planet.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Targeted Ads Yield High Conversion Rates
A new study from Advertising.com reveals that though behaviorally targeted ads are clicked less often than full network ads, conversion rates are substantially higher.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
How Stuff Works With Google Earth
The people behind the HowStuffWorks web site and books have dissected Google Earth to explain its mysteries.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
MSN Says IM Ads Not Contextual
MSN, a division of software mogul Microsoft, recently attracted attention with their instant messaging service. Many users of said service claimed MSN was running contextual ads based on the content of the conversation but MSN has since claimed otherwise.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Gates Not Worried About Or Buying Google
One person isn't afraid of the search engine company; that would be Bill Gates, who has search on his mind, and Microsoft's.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Yahoo Adds Trip Planner To Travel Search
With the leaves changing color, many feel the need to get out of the office and get on the road; Yahoo's newest product lets users get their trips planned using its services.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Google Opens Up Tinsel Town
Are you a TV geek? The president of Sony Pictures Television is and has announced via the Official Google Blog an arrangement with Google Video to open up the Archive of American Television.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Congressional Hearing For Google Print?
Google's list of allies in support of its massive Google Print for Libraries project is getting shorter by the day. Yesterday, the century-old National Consumers League sent a letter to Congress urging the government body to set up public hearings on the matter.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Yahoolibaba Deal Complete
Yahoo! China (yes, the whole thing) is just the cherry on top of a deal between Yahoo! and China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba. Completed on Monday, Yahoo! is ceding its entire Chinese leg to Alibaba and investing $1 billion in cash for 40 percent economic interest and 35 percent voting rights in the company.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Microsoft Loses 2 Executives In One Hit
The wizards of Redmond, Microsoft, will be losing two of their best and brightest in the next few days, Don Gagne, director of development for Microsoft Office and Hadi Partovi, general manager of the MSN portal. The two individuals were major contributors to Microsoft but unlike other previous Microsoft executives, these gentlemen are departing amicably.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Next Level SEO: Press Release Optimization
As with other areas of promotion, search engine optimization can be approached from several angles. Most SEO experts talk about optimizing your website for better search engine placement, but if that is all you're doing to increase your company's online presence, then you're missing at least one very important pat of spreading the word. Today's lesson: the power of the press release.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Ask Espana Out of Beta
The Spanish version of Ask (Jeeves), Ask Espana, is out of beta and ready to roll. The discussing was posted bilingually at the Ask blog site with a graphic of the part of the mural designed for the event.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Internet TV Closer To Reality
What does IPFTTPHDTV spell? (Sorry for the spittle) It spells Internet TV piped into your house.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Online Search To Hit $59.6 Billion in 2008
Research firm Outsell Inc forecasted an impressive $59.6 billion in revenue by 2008 for online search, aggregation and distribution. The report covers major search players including AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Google.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Google Base Goes Live...Sort Of
After a brief appearance on the Internet and enough time offline to spawn several hundred blogposts everywhere, Google has turned on the "Open" sign for base.google.com.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Firefox 1.5 RC1 Ready...Almost
The release candidate 1 version of the Firefox browser version 1.5 is almost but not entirely unlike a released product, except it hasn't been released yet, and may miss its originally planned date.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
How To Scare Hollywood With Technology
Piracy continues to be a problem, but it pales in comparison to thousands of individuals becoming content producers.
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Date: 2005-10-26
 
Blog Is A 4-Letter Word To Businesses
Firewalls and and filtering software used by firms throughout the US have been blocking their users from accessing the blogosphere.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
The Dictionary Knows You Scanned It
If Google Print sees 'esquivalience' in a dictionary it wants to scan, they should stop and consider the legal ramifications.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
UN Busted By Microsoft Word
A report on an investigation into the assassination of the former prime minister of Lebanon was meant to withhold names of suspects with ties to Syria.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
'iTunes' Goes Up Down Under
Apple has opened its wildly successful music store in Australia, where it will sell songs, albums, and videos.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
The Search That's Better Than Search?
Every so often, it dawns on you that the whole Internet environment has traveled too far from that quiet, information-oriented era that got you so interested in the medium in the first place.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
How Do You Flash A Spider?
With the growing use of broadband, more and more website developers are looking to Flash to create a more engaging visitor experience. The problem with Flash sites, as many have pointed out, is that they can be can be difficult optimize, especially since Google seems to be the only search engine that tries to crawl them-to a limited extent. But there's more than one way to skin a spider.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Google Confirms China President
Johnny Chou, formerly of UTStarcom China, officially joins Google China as its president of sales and business development.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
25 Wi-Fi Proposals, And Google’s Too
San Francisco could become the outdoor version of Google Labs if it accepts the search engine company's offer to bring free wireless Internet to the city.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Bubble 2.0, Fish, And Dirty Words
Don't say it. Don't even think it. Yes, it's a six-letter word, not four, but to dotcom entrepreneurs, is has the same effect the "C-word" has on Mom. Bubble. D'oh! Don't say that!
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
MSN Edges Google In UK Portal Viewership
Not by much, though, as MSN was only a percentage point ahead of Google in September.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Skype Blocker Technology In The Wild
A California firm sells technology that allows telecoms to detect and block or interfere with VoIP packets entering their networks.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Why Conde Nast Deleted Krucoff
The blogger was fired and escorted out of Conde Nast's headquarters for telling Gawker that Conde Nast's Internet service wasn't working.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
AOL: You’ve Got Fat
America Online is tapping Okinawa's "fountain of youth" for daily video remotes broadcast through AOL's KOL kids service and AOL@SCHOOL. Part of a feature called KOL Expeditions, the program is aimed at educating kids about a healthier lifestyle.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Yahoo Gaining In SEO In U.K.
London based ServiceWrap.net published new numbers suggesting portal powerhouse Yahoo is gaining ground in the perceived value of search engine rankings in specific search engine.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
AOL’s Sending AIM To College
America Online, better known as AOL started an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) ad campaign designed to resonate with that most desirable of demographics, college kids. AOL, in its campaign to revitalize, has attempted to create both a top-notch portal environment but also to become one of those habits of life.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
MS Helps Promote Internet V-Chip
Microsoft has signed a licensing agreement with ICRA, the Internet Content Rating Association, enabling the Redmond, Washington-based software company to utilize the ICRA system in a range of products such as Internet Explorer, Windows, and FrontPage. The partnership is intended to help better equip parents to create a safer computing environment for children.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
MS Gives Financial Boost To Small Biz
Microsoft announced a strategic alliance with StartupNation, a small business financial consulting medium, to provide entrepreneurs with better access to important financial and accounting information.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Google Cash Benefits Open Source
Two universities in the Pacific Northwest were the most recent beneficiaries of Google's largesse.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Google Base Is Only A Test
The search engine company confirmed today that screenshots posted of base.google.com were legitimate, but it's not ready for prime time.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Apple Ad Doesn't Think Different
It's another hot trendy ad from the hot trendy company for a hot trendy product, except the ad looks just like someone else's ad.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
What If Marketers Published APIs?
In the technology and Internet industries, a lot of companies publish what's called an application protocol interface, or an API for short.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Google's Future in Auctions
When you leak news of further diversification, the market often punishes. After record earnings, though, this news of Google's development of an auction service pushes the stock up another six bucks. I suppose that's a buy on rumor reaction.
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Date: 2005-10-25
 
Colleges Face $7 Billion Security Update
To comply with federal wiretap requirements, universities in the US will have to upgrade a lot of expensive hardware and are complaining about the cost.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Yahoo Bangs Out Exotic Films
Yahoo picks up adventure author and filmmaker Richard Bangs to create content based on exotic adventure expeditions around the world.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Yahoo Deletes Cross-Scripting Email Problem
A security flaw present in Yahoo's widely used web-based email service was discovered and corrected recently.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Nano User Scratches Apple With Lawsuit
The cool, trendy, hip iPod Nano media player gained the usual love and devotion from the Apple faithful, until many people began to see scratches on the device.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Google Tips The Scales
Market watchers continue to eye Google with interest after raising their estimates for the optimized search engine. Morgan Stanley did warn however the Google remains overweight despite their phenomenal third quarter earnings statement.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Google Site Targeting Drops To $0.25 CPM
Apparently, CPM rates aren't what they used to be, especially on crap sites. To recap: Google came out with the new Site Targeting content targeting option, allowing advertisers to show ads on specific sites.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Time Running Out For Google License Plate
When is a Google license plate worth $35,000? Apparently never, as one ambitious eBayer has learned. An honest buddy who tells you something's a bad idea? Priceless.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
MS Puts BI In Office
Microsoft announced on Sunday new plans to make business intelligence (BI) more mainstream and available to more people using the Office platform. Microsoft significantly increased and broadened its investment in BI.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
AOL, MSN, Yahoo! On The Go From Cingular
Cingular Wireless announced the addition of mobile email and mobile instant messaging for the first time in the US market, allowing access to accounts from AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Gatorade And ESPN Blur Blogging, Reporting
For many consumers, a love of brands has led them to blog about them; one blogger's occupation and brand affection are a lot closer than most, though.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Revolting Against Blog Spam
Call this one "How I learned to quit kvetching about spam filled blogs and actually do something about it," courtesy of one blogger's call to arms.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
MSN Ads Know What You’re Talking About
It looks like Microsoft has taken contextual ads to the next level by inserting ads in your MSN instant messenger conversations based on the content of the conversation. The new beta of Messenger 8 includes linked ads in the conversation window.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Flock Available For Test Drive
The hotly anticipated Flock browser, developed by some of the same folks that had they're hands in Mozilla's Firefox, is now available in beta release for the eagle-eyed scrutiny of the nit-pickiest code monkeys.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Blogging The Day Away
Blogs as a medium proliferated the internet with great speed and continue to do so. Technorati puts the number of existing blogs some where around 19 million with a new blog being created every second. The big question is who actually reads all this stuff? Chances are, it's your employees.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Yahoo! Gains Cred Among SEO Clients
While Google is still the chief search engine targeted by SEO clients, a recent survey among search engine marketers shows that Yahoo! is gaining ground in perceived value.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Wanted: Gamer Geek And SEO Specialist
Want a really cool job? How about job that pays you for your knowledge of both the Internet and game consoles? IGN posted a lot of positions recently and one of those positions was for an SEO specialist for their products.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Corporate Blogging The Right Way
The buzz generated around corporate blogging has seen tremendous growth in recent times. Corporate ears perked up especially high following AOL's acquisition of Weblogs, Inc., but, warns one writer, corporate blogging is not a willy-nilly investment. There's a right way and a wrong way to blog.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Hong Kong Snares BitTorrent Sharer
A movie pirate who misused BitTorrent software to share stolen films was convicted by a Hong Kong court for his actions.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Google Geo-targeting RSS Ads
It was a surprise to everyone but Google that AdSense ads appearing in RSS feeds were geo-targeted just like site-based AdSense blocks.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Chinese Dissident Blasts Yahoo
Like other Internet players, Yahoo insists it has to play by the local rules in China, and thinks its place there can ultimately benefit the Chinese people.
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Date: 2005-10-24
 
Why Google Is Running Away From the Crowd
John Battelle analyzes why Google is running away from the crowd in the search space  internet advertising space. Hey, I can tell you that one. I work for a Google competitor.
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Date: 2005-10-23
 
Riya Facial Recognition Search Site to Launch
Riya is a powerful new photo search site with an interesting broader vision: to make it easy to find every digital photo in the world.
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Date: 2005-10-23
 
Yahoo Podcasts From Video Search
Yahoo has presented a rationale for people debating on purchasing a video iPod - a way to fill it with video content.
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Date: 2005-10-22
 
Google Reader Gets Blogged
The team behind Google's new RSS feed reader have carved out a bit of space at Blogger to introduce themselves and discuss the Google Reader.
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Date: 2005-10-22
 
Google's Gravity-Defying Financials
To be clear, Google's great Q3 result keeps them on the same track that they've been on since they designed a great search engine that the world wanted to use, and a better ad program that screamed scalability.
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Date: 2005-10-22
 
A LOT of Growth Left In Search Advertising
Last weekend I traveled to Atlanta to participate on a panel about "Harnessing the Buzz Power of Blogs" at the annual conference for the Direct Marketing Association.
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Date: 2005-10-22
 
Microsoft Unearths The First Smiley
Love them or hate them, emoticons have been in use for a long time online; younger users may be surprised to find out just how long that's been.
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Date: 2005-10-22
 
Search Engines Should Dump "Legacy" Products
For advertisers alone, especially on the Yahoo side, there is such a confusing array of product options and features that it is in fact becoming difficult to know how to spend.
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Date: 2005-10-22
 
A Creative 'Death By Blog'
Neil French, a legend in the advertising industry, has resigned from WPP Group after suggesting women with families aren't as equipped as men to succeed in advertising.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Google Stock Gets A Big Bounce
The earnings announcement from the search engine company brought a warm feeling to investors as the stock soared in after-hours trading to $335.75.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Blogger Updates Captchas
The word verification system used by Blogger to help thwart spammers has been revised to address some problems encountered by users.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Google Helps Snare Suspected Murderer
A realtor in Ohio used Google to search for information on a prospective tenant, and found the applicant's boyfriend was a wanted man.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Google Makes An Example of Weblogs, Inc.
E-business professionals everywhere stood up and took notice when Jason Calacanis' Weblogs, Inc., bringing in $3000 a day with Google AdSense, was swallowed up by America Online for a reported $25 million. Google noticed the success as well, releasing a case study on Weblogs, Inc.'s success. In the study, Google taps Calacanis' brain to discover the secret of his AdSense success.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Suicide Girls Committed To iPod Video
iPod Video has caught the hearts and wallets of America but one concern was content. While Disney has provided a few bones in for download, edgy content is always appreciated. To that end, the Suicide Girls have created a stir.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Taobao Seeks Pricing Battle With eBay
The next battle in China for the eyes and wallets of Internet users there will be over online auctions.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Serving Up Ads To The Javascript Disabled
Because some web surfers like to disable javascript, websites utilizing Google AdSense are unable to deliver the offering plate to those visitors. A forum thread at Search Engine Watch reveals that there are ways around this problem by adding a few simple lines of code.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Sony Declares Victory In DVD Wars
The mighty warrior Toshiba continues to wield its katana against overwhelming odds. The allies of Sony continue to gather strength even while Toshiba tries aggressive and risky maneuvers. Sony got in a nasty stab with the announcement of Warner's support of both formats after having only supported Toshiba's HD-DVD previously.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
What Can A Weblog Lead To?
Okay, so the weblog has yet to reach its full potential, as the majority of folks outside this microcosm we've created called cyberspace have a vague, if any, recognition of the medium. But as the blogosphere grows, it will add a targeted reach heretofore never seen. AOL noticed. Publishers are noticing too.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Video 'iPod' Beyond Disney And ABC
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced "one more thing" would be the video iPod with ABC content available through iTunes 6.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
An SEO Don’t Plus An English Lesson
Google's Matt Cutts continues his Do's and Don'ts of SEO series utilizing an example of a website that not only uses CSS to hide text, but documents the event in the HTML code.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
AOL Scores With Disney In The Wardrobe
Movie mega mogul Walt Disney Studios and internet power portal AOL announced an exclusive content partnership for Disney's upcoming film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe."
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Blogging Television
Broadcast networks have learned to love the blog, and several shows have bloggers providing additional content beyond the small screen.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
MySpace Pays Off Spitzer
The new owner of MySpace parent Intermix, News Corp, has seen the adware case brought by New York AG Eliot Spitzer settled for $8.25 million.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Office Depot Slaps Staples Over Google Ads
Earlier this month office supply giant Office Depot filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, Florida, asking for an injunction against rival Staples over trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and deceptive trade practices. All this stemmed from a Google key word ad.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Google Tweaks AdWords Keyword Tool
Google AdWords clients are now offered a new keyword suggestion tool though their AdWords account. They've added some nice comparison tweaks to make the updated tool more user friendly and efficient.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
New York Library Opens Its Digital Gallery
The New York Public Library is offering a free digital image service where visitors can search and download a plentitude of images for research and study purchases. Commercial and promotional use requires licensing, however.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Yahoo Drops $20
The kids at Yahoo Search Marketing dropped the $20 monthly minimum spending requirements. This was a good PR move for Yahoo and should help them pick up some smaller customers in the early stages of experimentation with the PPC program.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Some Online Content Is Worth Paying For
Some months ago, I let my annual subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online lapse. I've been a subscriber for some years, but decided not to renew the subscription.
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Date: 2005-10-21
 
Google Backing Pollution Reduction
Google co-founder Sergey Brin will be one of the investors in Natsource, a fund aimed at helping businesses cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Stanford Debates Yahoo Music
The Graduate Student Council at Stanford recently discussed the benefits and perils of having the Yahoo Music service available on campus.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Search Helping eBay's Finances
Financial results for eBay's third quarter showed growth in profit and revenues, but earnings for the year will be lower than anticipated.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Froogle Gets A Makeover
Google's shopping search engine, Froogle, has had some work done to make it more "comparison engine-eque" as one person describes. Don't bring it up to Froogle though, she had this done quietly and hopes everybody thinks it's natural.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Merrill Lynch Likes Yahoo Over Google
An analyst at the firm finds that Yahoo's dual revenue stream of advertising dollars and paid content makes it the more appealing search engine.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Stocking Up On SearchEngineInvestment.Com
A new website, Searchengineinvestment.com poked their head out of the sand on Thursday. The company provides news and information in a portal environment for all your favorite search engines. The site also provides users with a discussion forum to talk about issues concerning search engines and the future of said engines. The services are free.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Your Customer Wants Free Shipping
If you want to move products this holiday season, free shipping will be the benefit your shoppers demand.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Webhire Engages CareerBuilder.com
An online talent management company will allow CareerBuilder.com members a streamlined application process on career sites it hosts.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
I Want My MSN (SearchBlog Updated)
Most of the big search engines have an official blog. Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Jeeves (they've still got the butler) all have their blogs where post new and interesting information about the world from their search engine eyes. All post fairly regularly except one, MSN.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Searching For Words With Yahoo And Google
It's 4 in the morning. You've been ought all night doing things you shouldn't have and now you're hungry. At that hour, choices are limited. You know that Waffle House is around here somewhere but which end of town is it on? Trying text searching (if you can still type) with Yahoo or Google. They will give you good directions.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Google Cranks Up 3Q Earnings 96%
The monster of Mountain View known as Google released their third quarter earnings on Thursday and, as consistent with the industry, reported record revenues. This time they hit $1.578 billion, a notch above Yahoo's reports for the same quarter. This number is up 96% from a year ago and 14% from last quarter.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Former Intermix Chief Settles Up With Spitzer
Intermix founder and former CEO Brad Greenspan settled accounts with New York Attorney General (AG) Eliot Spitzer on Thursday. The fine came to $750,000 based on charges from Spitzer of distributing spyware and adware to millions of computer in New York and across the country.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
OpenOffice Out Of Beta
The open source revolution brought its guns around to bear on the Microsoft ship-of-the-line known as Office. Microsoft's program is by far the market leader and users pay premium prices but OpenOffice will beat them on price points. It's free and it's ready to fight.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Microsoft Nearly Violates Antitrust Terms
Contracts calling for makers of portable music players to exclusively bundle Windows Media Player software with their hardware caused federal concern.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Dutch Zombie Hackers Hit 1.5 Million PCs
The three men accused of distributing variants of the Toxbot worm stole credit card information and other personal data.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
IRS Requests PayPal Customer Records
Some customers may be using offshore credit cards to evade paying income taxes and illegally transferring money out of the country.
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Date: 2005-10-20
 
Google Renames Gmail In U.K.
A trademark battle in Europe has forced Google to change the name of its web-based email service.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Blogger And Spammers Continue To Battle
Google's Blogger was targeted heavily by spammers recently, and now the company has created another measure in an attempt to foil them.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Microsoft The Real Skype Threat
The purchase of Skype by eBay has allowed it to keep its autonomy, but hasn't reduced the threat of the big Internet players to Skype's VoIP business.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Navy, Marines Stop Yahoo, Google
Overseas government computers are now blocked from connecting to commercial web-based email services like Gmail.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
SideStep Walks Into Marriott
Travel search engine SideStep has a new agreement with Marriott International to search its sites for rate information.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Blinkx.tv Goes To China
The video search engine has expanded its presence to China, opening a new site called Cblinkx.tv there.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
The Secret Of Apple's Success
Apple may be just a minor player in the computer and consumer electronics industries in terms of revenue ($14 billion in fiscal 2005) and market share (less than 5% worldwide) but...
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Unbelievable Blogging Stats Unveiled
According to the results of a study released at the BlogOn conference in New York, 55% of corporations are blogging internally, externally, or both.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Blogging The Status Quo
If ever you've taken a course in media, communication, or journalism, then it was impossible to escape the phrase, "the media tells people not what to think, but what to think about." With the advent of broadband, the weblog and other citizen journalism outlets, that fundamental tenet of media theory may reverse itself.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
The Blogsphere Swells
Ever wonder how the "Big Bang" theory worked? Watch the blogosphere and you might be close. Technorati published their new state of the blogosphere numbers and it looks like blogs grow at about the same rate as the universe.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Google Faces Second Publisher Suit
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) joins the lawsuit frenzy over Google's Print for Libraries project today after Google "flatly rejected" the association's proposal that the search engine utilize the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) to identify works in copyright.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Giving Up The Job For The Blog
How far would you go to protect the company you work for? Gauriv Sabnis went above and beyond the call of duty. A blog post of his made a customer of his employer, IBM, uncomfortable. They threatened retaliation against IBM. Even though no one asked Sabnis to leave the company, he did so to protect the image of IBM.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Search Blogs With Yahoo
Search Engine Journal posted some code to allow the creation of a simple Yahoo blog search form, and it really really works.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
AOL Lays Off 750
America Online, better known as AOL, announced they would lay off about 750 employees. This comes as a response to declining subscriber levels from AOL's dial-up access service.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
What’s In A Name? Everything, That’s What
Coke, Google, Xerox, Kleenex, Rollerblades. What do these companies/products have in common? Their branding was so powerful they infected the English language and became generic terms for non-branded items. Once in the vernacular, things tend to stick.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Yahoo Flying High After Earnings Report
Yahoo released an awesome third quarter earnings report on Tuesday afternoon and investors took it to heart. Yahoo stock shot up to $35.88 a share, up $2.18 or 6.47% and down from the day's high of $35.94.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Can I Have My Search Engine Delivered COD?
During lunchtime yesterday, bids for Jux2, a meta-search engine for sale on eBay (yes, you read that correctly), jumped from $6,105 to over $25,000. Seven days remain for the auction, and all eyes are on this spare time project selected as 2005's best meta-search engine.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Pinging Around With Pingoat
For the 19 million blogs and the 70,000 blogs created every day, you might just need a ping. A new pinging service turned up and it's got some great stuff. Pingoat pings quickly and thoroughly, allowing users to pick through a few dozen sites.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Professor's Blog May Have Cost Him Tenure
Well-known economic and political blogger Daniel Drezner was denied tenure, and will have to seek a new job.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Ballmer Sees Opportunity With Google Users
Speaking at a Gartner conference in Orlando, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed Vista, Linux, and even managed to work Google into the talk.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Google's S.F. Wi-Fi Under Consideration
If San Francisco accepts Google's wireless proposal, the testing it does on location services might be a model for local search or even the much-rumored GoogleNet.
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Date: 2005-10-19
 
Microsoft Helping Nigeria End Money Scams
Those nonstop scam emails from Nigeria that attempt to swindle people will face new law enforcement efforts aided by Microsoft.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Nortel Sinks Owens
Former Motorola executive Mike Zafirovski will replace former Navy Admiral Bill Owens as CEO at Nortel.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Skype Update Actually A Trojan
A fake update to the Skype VoIP client has been circulating via email, and installs an IRC bot on victims' computers.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Video Game Makers Sue California
Trade groups want to overturn a recently passed law to ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Mystery Surrounds Spammer Sentencing
A New York man accused of sending over nine million spam messages within MySpace.com was sentenced, but details are unknown.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Wiki Daddy Eclipses Redmond
The father of the Wiki concept, Ward Cunningham, will depart Microsoft after two years to join the open-source Eclipse Foundation.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Cybermation Joins Microsoft’s Alliance
Cybermation announced on Tuesday they joined Microsoft's hip Mainframe Migration Alliance. The wizards of Redmond created this exclusive group as an initiative aimed at helping enterprises move to their .NET platform.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
India: Stop Looking At Me, Google!
When you're president of a nation whose mountainous borders are dotted with gunners out to kill you, directions to your house are the last thing you want to send them. Even though Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam spoke more on behalf of developing nations during his complaint to Google Earth, the 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament couldn't have been far from his mind.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
CBS Podcasting “Survivor Live”
CBS announced podcasts of audio from '60 Minutes', ‘The Guiding Light', and a Survivor: Guatemala show called ‘Survivor Live' via Apple's iTunes.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Google Home Pages Out of Beta
So the personalized home page offering from Google is now in "full product release," which may surprise those of you who have been using other Google products heavily for a long time without them coming out of beta.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
SBC & Lucent Working The IP
SBC and Lucent announced on Tuesday their new collaboration for an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) platform. The plan for this system is to help SBC integrate wireline and wireless services for the next generation Internet-Protocol (IP)-based services including wireline and wireless voice, high-speed Internet access and video.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
eBay May Not Accept Google Purchase
A sudden change in eBay's payment policy has many wondering if this is a preemptive move in preparation of the rumored Google Purchase, which could offer some serious competition to PayPal. Conspiracy theories and lots of between the line eyeballing are rampant, even if eBay insists the changes are to enhance protection for buyers.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Nintendo, McDonald’s In Wi-Fi Hotspot Deal
Nintendo will beat Google in deploying nationwide free Wi-Fi, but those Wayport-powered hotspots will only offer connections for Nintendo DS systems.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Yahoo Jumps Before Earnings Report
Yahoo saw their stock rise on Tuesday in anticipation of their quarterly earnings report late this afternoon. The Sunnyvale, California Internet media company, traded on the NASDAQ, saw its shares climb to $34.76 in morning trades, up about 1.5%.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Kayak Adds Google Maps To Hotel Search
An updated version of travel search engine Kayak.com provides Google Maps of hotel locations and lets users add hotels to the index.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Splogbomb Sends Bloggers Sniffing
Something's rotten in the Blogosphere and it's not completely clear where the stench originates, or whose effluence is compounding the matter. After the recent Blogger splogbomb, the chorus can't agree on whether the smeller's the feller or if the denier's the supplier.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Yahoo Earnings Clobbered Predictions
Sunnyvale based Yahoo! Inc. issued their third quarter earnings and they clobbered predictions in the process. With revenues topping $1.33 billion, Yahoo produced another quarter of record earnings.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Whereonearth Is Yahoo
Yahoo announced on Tuesday they've agreed to acquire local online search and advertising technology company, Whereonearth. In an effort to build and capitalize on the local market, believed to be the prime area of growth for internet advertising, Yahoo will add to their already sizeable venture.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
EBay Pulls Drug Auction
In hopes a procuring a defense against a possible bird flu pandemic, a rash of eBayers drove up the price of Roche Holding AG's influenza drug, Tamiflu, to more than 100 pounds ($174) for a 10-capsule treatment.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Security Complaints Orbit Google Earth
India has followed South Korea in voicing national security concerns about the high-quality images on Google Earth.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Controversial Google Print Scanning Europe
The search engine company has begun scanning books in eight European countries and will digitize books in their local languages.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Google, Yahoo Chasing Real Estate Data
If the company can get a commercial real estate service on board, it could display more detailed property images on Google Earth.
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Date: 2005-10-18
 
Palm Connects With RIM On Email
A deal between the two rivals for the handheld device market has replaced their ongoing battle for customers.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
What Would Jesus Blog?
A three-day conference at Biola University in southern California discussed the role of the divine in the world of the blogger.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
AOL Building Blog Search
One site has posted how an AOL Blog Search tool will be available this week, as the blog search battle heats up between search engines.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Microsoft Links Xbox, Media Center
An update to the software company's Windows XP Media Center edition will allow Xbox 360 owners to grab content from PCs.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Yahoo Rapt With Online Pricing Service
The portal company has used Rapt's Price Director in North America since 2004, and will now extend that internationally.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Google Writes To Privacy
Google updated their privacy statement on Friday. Many have had privacy concerns for Google and other search engines for a while now. This is the latest effort by Google to get privacy concerns under control.
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Macromedia Offers Alpha Sneak Peak
Macromedia is offering developers a chance to provide input on new software from its earliest stages with a new website devoted to alpha downloads of ongoing projects. The first available alphas will be Macromedia Flex Builder™ 2 and Flash Player 8.5.
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The Bite In Terabyte
The need for more storage is a necessity of life. Everyone always needs a bigger garage, a few more feet in the closet, or perhaps a few more cabinets in the kitchen. Computers are no different. As programs get bigger, more imagery is stored and people start saving episodes of "Desperate Housewives, terabytes will come and go before you know it.
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Google, Yahoo Out Of Censored Commerce Report
A Department of Commerce report on how offshore outsourcing has affected tech jobs in the US was sanitized to present a brighter job picture.
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Blogger, We Have a Problem
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer isn't the only executive Google has moved to cursing. IceRocket's Mark Cuban has joined the chorus after his search engine results were clogged with spam blog (splog) returns, most of which bore the blogspot.com URL. Cuban says its time for Google to get its [expletive deleted] together, and until that time has blocked blogspot.com from his IceRocket index.
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Apple Dangles A Vingle
Apple has applied to trademark the term Vingle, with applications to grant it extremely broad protection under three categories.
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Battery Busters: HP & Apple Recalls
California computer manufacturers Hewlett-Packard and Apple issued recalls for lithium-ion batteries on certain notebook computers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the orders for both companies. Both companies' batteries experienced the same problems, which is overheating and possible melting due to an internal short.
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Photo Agencies Watching Bloggers
Using a copyrighted photo on one's blog could earn a blogger a message from photo agencies, offering a sales pitch or requesting the offender's presence in court.
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Sprint Runs With Slim BlackBerry 7100i
The new mobile handset will be offered under the Nextel brand and offers a barrage of mobile features like email, GPS, and telephone applications.
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Bellsouth and Yahoo Riding Broadband Express
The broadband express is running from Atlanta to Sunnyvale via the internet railroad in a new strategic alliance announced on Monday. The plan will co-brand the two companies and allow the Yahoo train to run on Bellsouth DSL rails and give Bellsouth users the option to have the Yahoo platform to provide their service.
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Gartner Says IT Orgs Changing, Disbanding
In a new study by research firm Gartner, IT organizations will be facing dramatic change in the coming years. By 2011, 75% or more will have a different role entirely , 10% will be gone and 10% more will relegated to commodity status.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Googlitarianism Born In San Fran WiFi
Who knew you could fill in that "great digital divide" and make money at the same time? Well, red light webmasters aside (that's a different divide altogether), Google's philosophical explanation provided to San Francisco's Request For Information expresses the desire to lessen the class struggles of humanity through free wireless access for all.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
AOL Buzzing With Intelliseek
America Online's interest in the blogosphere continues as the company announced an agreement with virtual blog-pressure cuff Intelliseek, accepting daily blog data and tend analysis from the popular blog search engine BlogPulse to highlight the daily buzz.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Apple, Samsung Fall Out Of Love
Everyone knows relationships are tough, especially when one of those partners runs into legal problems. This seems to be the issue with Samsung and Apple. After a flashy and memorable courtship, it looks like the two companies are out of sync.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Google’s Got Gaim
Last week, Gaim's lead open source instant messaging developer, Sean Egan, announced he too has been seduced by the wily ways of the Google Human Resources department.
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Skype Feels Threatened By Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo
VoIP innovator Skype called out Microsoft, MSN and AOL as threats to their future, suggesting these companies all have real potential to do Skype harm. The VoIP company was recently purchased by eBay and has been attempting to make in-roads in to the U.S. market.
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VeriSign Feeds Moreover $30 Million
After digesting Weblogs.com in a recent transaction, VeriSign acquired newsfeed content provider Moreover, a deal that had been rumored for the past week.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Inform Brings Structure To News Search
A new search engine culls stories from news sites, blogs, and subscription sites, and categorizes and groups them automatically.
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Feds Demand Banks Increase Security
Two-factor authentication for bank web sites will be commonplace by the end of 2006 as federal regulators require improvements to online banking security.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Experimental Google Search Results Page
On the one-word query [skol], typed into Google Search, the usual results appear at the top, but then below that, the user is prompted to extend their query to [skol beer] or view the first three results for that longer phrase.
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Date: 2005-10-17
 
Return Of The Son Of Zotob
A security company has developed proof-of-concept code to exploit a Windows vulnerability that was detailed in Tuesday's patch update from Microsoft.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Kai-Fu Lee Fight Back In Court
Today, a federal courthouse in San Jose will be the venue for the next round of the Microsoft and Google bout over the employment of Kai-Fu Lee.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Google Updates Firefox Toolbar
Google has announced via a post in its blog an update to its useful toolbar for Firefox, and made all of its features available on that browser.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
SEM Company Dumps Link Buying
The strategy of purchasing text links on other sites to improve rankings within search engines may be having a negative impact instead.
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Arizona Cities Fight Over Google Site
Now that Google has announced it will develop a facility in Arizona, a trio of cities have begun to battle over where it will be located.
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Upstart Struggles With 2,800 lb Gorillas
When you're an upstart, it can be extraordinarily difficult to compete with the big guys. Nobody knows that better than Jerry Anders, CTO of Saratoga, Calif.-based Javeo Corporation, who claims his company has been run over not once, but twice-first by Google, and most recently by Sun Microsystems.
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Adobe/Macromedia Clears Dept. Of Justice
Adobe announced on Thursday they got the nod from the U.S. Department of Justice for their acquisition of Macromedia. The deal's not completely done because they await approval from some European jurisdictions but the companies expect the deal to close sometime in the fall.
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Wireless Charging Lightens Digital Load
Joe Digital carries a sack full of chargers for his phone, PDA, MP3 Player, his digital camera, and his electric shaver. Joe Digital hasn't heard of Splashpower's latest revelation at the Ceatec consumer electronics expo in Tokyo, which is geared to lighten his burden though a one-stop electromagnetic wireless charger.
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MTV Adds iFilms
MTV picked up online movie house iFilm. The Viacom-own MTV paid a cool $49 million for the online portal for a variety of both audio and video content.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
AAFA Launches Online Flu Shot Finder
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has set up an online service called, "Flu Shot Finder," allowing visitors to enter a zip code into a search bar to find the flu shot nearest their homes.
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Users Satisfied With Google Search, Yahoo Mail
Yahoo got top marks in a J.D. Power online services satisfaction study for web mail and instant messaging, while Google topped the search satisfaction review.
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New Keyword Service For SEM Pros
CompetitorKeywords.com bills itself as a powerful new tool for finding out what terms competitors are using for search marketing.
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Searching For Plug-N-Pay In U.K.
The British firm, Cybernet Ventures Limited, launched their new Search Revenue UK pay per click (PPC) and affiliate program on Friday. It allows users to create co-branded search results to match their site design and pays 50% of the ad revenues earned.
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SEMPO Grabs MSN As Platinum Sponsor
MSN has become a platinum sponsor for the non-profit SEM professional organization's efforts for the coming fiscal year.
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Yahoo!, Wikipedia Lead Educational Search
The Internet continues to evolve into an all-encompassing experience, as a place to shop, to entertain, to communicate, and, as Nielsen/NetRatings reports, a place to educate yourself. In September, sites like Wikipedia and Yahoo! Education enjoyed traffic surges representing nearly a third of the active Internet population.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Federal Court Reins In Google’s Microsoft Suit
In the latest development in the Google/Microsoft/ Kai Fu Lee saga, U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte issued a stay in Google's suit against Redmond based Microsoft.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Classified Fight: Craigslist Bans Oodle
Craigslist, in which eBay holds a 25% minority stake, has asked Oodle to stop scraping it for classified listings.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Google Stock Begins To Deflate
The search engine company's shares have begun to drift downward since their secondary stock offering took place.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Microsoft/Google Suit Update
Earlier today, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte issued a stay on the Google suit against Microsoft over the hiring of former Microsoft executive Dr. Kai Fu Lee. Whyte put the tentative decision on the web last night and met with Google and Microsoft today in court.
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Search Engines Top Consumer Choice
A new study reports that search engines are the first step in comparison shopping research for most consumers; that more travel arrangements are made online than offline; and that younger shoppers ignore sponsored links more often than the elderly.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Miller Beer And Viral Marketing
Miller Beer launched a new game from their website promoting their Miller Lite label. The game site has been up since Monday and has had a fair amount of success. This works in conjunction with their new "Beer Runner" ad campaign.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Microsoft Evangelizing
When most people think of an evangelical experience, Microsoft isn't the first thing that springs to mind. Having grown up in the South, seeing a tent revival for Microsoft developers brings to mind some odd visions, but Microsoft is looking for just that. They posted a job listing on their site for a "Developer Evangelist" and it looks like it would be a decent gig for someone willing to trek out to Redmond.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Yahoo/AOL Discussion Nothing New
Reports are surfacing all over the place about Yahoo now wanting a piece of the AOL pie. AOL has been in negotiations with Microsoft for some time and recently, Google and Comcast a joint venture to go after a minority stake in AOL also. The real deal is that it's all old news.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
When In Hacker Doubt, Have A Burrito
Samy became an overnight sensation, even spawning t-shirts in his honor, after the 19-year-old natural coder (almost on whimsical impulse) created a social networking worm that added his name to 1,000,000 friend lists at MySpace.com. Worried about what he had just accomplished, he decided to grab a burrito before the Internet police showed up.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Web Mail Still Second To Local ISP Mail
So far, web based email has yet to take over the friendly neighborhood ISP provided email services, according to JD Power and Associates.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Spielberg Playing Games With EA
Legendary directory Steven Spielberg and electronic gaming leviathan Electronic Arts announced a long-term agreement to collaborate on three new original franchise properties.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Hollywood To Jobs RE VidiPod: Gimme
Five unions representing actors, writers, and directors have made a public statement calling for a cut of TV shows sold for video iPod viewing.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Web Ad Placements Harder To Place
When a big budget movie debuts, studios like to buy advertising on premium sites, but those places frequently have no ad space for sale.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Microsoft Displeased Over 'Fake' XP SP3
A consultant at Microsoft has warned against downloading the patches bundled as an unofficial Windows XP Service Pack 3 package.
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Date: 2005-10-14
 
Google’s Blogger Going To China
Google finally got the Blogger through and now the Chinese will have access to Google's Blogger. Chinese Googlites will also have access to the cached web pages from Google's search engine.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Taiwanese Expats Visit Googleplex
Taiwanese expatriates living in the Silicon Valley area demonstrated outside the Googleplex on Tuesday for a demonstration of solidarity after Google removed a reference from Google Maps labeling Taiwan a "province of China," the Taipei Times reports.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Fuchs Up On Google Blog
Mark Fuchs, the chief accountant for the search engine company, has posted an overview of how Google will provide more information with its earnings announcements.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Googley-Eyed For Phoenix
Google announced on Wednesday their new engineering office in Phoenix at a press conference with the governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano from her office.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
JibJab In Your Face Again
If you were to ask for a model for online viral marketing and utilizing user-generated content, Gregg and Evan Spiridellis of JibJab would be the guys to call. Beer maker Anheuser-Busch has already tapped the comical brothers to spearhead an online campaign, and tonight JibJab's latest feature entitled, "BIG BOX MART," will premiere on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
US Scuttles Piracy Gang
Three California men created over 325,000 illegal copies of software and music CDs, and had enough "stampers," or molds, to create up to 160,000,000 illicit CDs.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Fear Strikes Google
Comcast and Google will offer Time Warner $5 billion for a minority stake in AOL, which currently provides Google with 11 percent of its revenues.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Japan Preps Fast, Cheap Mobile VoIP Network
The Japanese government will roll out mobile Voice over Internet Protocol and blazing 15Mbps connections by 2007.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
ABC Affiliates Complain About 'iPod' Videos
Apple launched the video iPod, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has agreed to sell episodes of some ABC and Disney programming through iTunes.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Parsons Blasts AOL Rumors
During a visit to Hong Kong, Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons dismissed rampant speculation about selling a piece of AOL.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
US Technology Censors Burma Web Use
The OpenNet Initiative claims the oppressive regime of Myanmar uses technology from a California company to censor Internet usage.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
OpenDoc Slam Microsoft Funded
Jim Prendergast, executive director of Americans for Technology Leadership, wrote an op-ed piece for Fox News on the Microsoft-Massachusetts OpenDocument format argument.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Fake Blogger Disappears In Poof Of Logic
After an emotional weblog post about reaching his estranged father after nearly 30 years, BBC Radio's Tom Coates received a heartfelt message in the comment thread from one Barry Scott. A long cyber-drive later, Coates learned that commenter Barry Scott didn't really exist, and this was a tale of bad e-marketing judgment.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Microsoft Scores Big With Yahoo Chat
Microsoft and Yahoo broke new ground yesterday when they announced their respective instant messaging services would be compatible. The deal for interoperability shows a new and concerted effort by Microsoft to get along with its competitors.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Bills Getting Paid Online
The percentages of electronic bill payment continue to increase. Forrester released numbers on Thursday showing 31% of online households paid bills online in 2004 and that number is expected to increase over the next few years.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
PSP TV? I’d Like To Buy A Vowel
Sony has released an update to its highly popular PlayStation Portable device that allows the gadget to receive broadband television streams. The 2.50 firmware update is only available in Japan, but is expected to be released globally soon.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Problems With Blogs: Oklahoma’s Incident
Blogs can be great and wonderful things. They can get inside information and quality analysis out quickly, in many cases fast than any news agency. The problem with unrelenting speed is that sometimes, the information is wrong. The case in point is an apparent suicide at the University of Oklahoma and all the speculation surrounding it.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
All Your eBay And Amazon In One Basket
Is your online comparison shopping limited to checking out eBay and then Amazon.com? Then you and the creator of aytozon.com, a search engine that displays side-by-side comparison of the two sites, are on the same page.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
T-Mobile Gives Yahoo Mail Blackberry
The kids at T-Mobile and Research in Motion (RIM) got together today and unleashed their newest toy, the Blackberry 7105t. The new toy has "Blackberry Internet E-Mail," which allows users to access they're Yahoo! Mail from their Blackberry.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
US Nixes Samsung Chip Price Fixes
A $300 million fine has been leveled against Samsung for price fixing in the DRAM memory market.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Google Talk Gains Gaim Developer
Sean Egan, Gaim's lead developer, disclosed on Gaim's Sourceforge site he has been working for Google for the past month and a half.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Mr. Gates Goes To Madison
One stop on the Bill Gates whirlwind tour of several college campuses brought him to Wisconsin's capital, where he spoke to dozens of students.
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Casual Day Doesn't Mean Sumo Garb
A project staffing firm surveyed 250 advertising and marketing execs about the weirdest outfits they've seen people wear to work, and not on Halloween.
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Date: 2005-10-13
 
Microsoft-Real Deal A Lesson For Google?
Accused of pushing a fee-based product aside with its free media player, Microsoft has had to settle antitrust complaints from Real for $761 million dollars.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Google Unmasked In Phoenix
Arizona officials will announce on Wednesday the arrival of the next new thing from Google: a facility housing some of their operations to be located in the Phoenix area.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Yahoo!, MSN Battle AOL Over IM
Instant messaging and its ability to keep users within a portal's network of sites will be the focal point as two rivals link IM systems to take on AOL's market leader AIM.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Spammers Nailed With $37 Million Fine
A judge in Massachusetts has handed down a huge punishment to a spam gang operating out of Boston and Russia and ordered their sites shut down.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
$99 Sony PS2 Possible Soon
Once the next-generation console from Microsoft arrives on November 22nd, an analyst firm thinks Sony could respond with a price cut on its current gaming console.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
A Bigger Search Site Than Google
It isn't the whole 'my index is bigger than yours' argument again, but a search engine that uses really big fonts in its search results pages instead.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Microsoft Wants To Talk To Your Mom
The Xbox360 will be in store on November 22nd and Microsoft is looking at all the demographics. One group their aiming for is a bit non-traditional for the gaming market, women. This is part of Microsoft's plan to make the Xbox360 a family affair.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Google Purchase Caught On Tape
The blogosphere is abuzz with speculation about the seemingly imminent release of a Google payment service, hitherto in rumor beta as "Google Wallet" and now known as "Google Purchase," as fine-tooth combers notice some curious directory and domain activity. Oh yeah, and somebody has a screen shot.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Zend's Talks To The Oracle
Zend announced yesterday the availability of Zend Core, their commercialized version of PHP, for Oracle for IBM AIX, Linux and Sun Solaris and a beta version of Zend Core for Microsoft's Windows platform.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Yahoo Probes Coeds On Search
A study of college students conducted by Yahoo Search Marketing amazingly found that students rated search as the best source of information.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Parlez-Vous Yahoo?
After launching a translated search tool for the German market this summer, Yahoo! has expanded their Search Translator beta service in France, Japan, and Taiwan. Next up, a White House pressroom translation tool. On second thought, maybe that's not such a great idea.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
US Tops Among ‘Dirty Dozen’ Spammers
The latest Sophos study shows spamming has become more distributed around the world, but over a quarter of junk mail still comes from the US.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Yahoo Closes Door On Pedophile Chat Rooms
Yahoo agreed today to finally slam the doors on chat rooms some claim promoted pedophile behavior. In conjunction with New York state attorney general Elliot Spitzer and Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning, Yahoo removed and barred the posting of user-created chat rooms with names that promoted sex between minors and adults.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
I Wonder Who Will Do Squidoo
Seth Godin will, that's who; he's started Squidoo and wants to share it with me and you, so click on through and on into the site he likes to call Squidoo.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
YourDoctor Resurrected As Healthline
The former YourDoctor.com, which chewed through $24 million in its pre-dot com bust days, will reappear officially as Healthline, a search engine for consumer health care.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Update: Yahoo Pedophile Chat Room Closing
In an announcement earlier today, the Nebraska and New York State Attorney's General issued a statement regarding their collaboration with Yahoo in the removal of user-created chat rooms promoting pedophilia.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
The Optimist’s Guide To Online Ads
While advertising dollars spent in cyberspace is on the rise, the overall slice of the pie is smaller than what many may suspect. In fact, one source says Internet advertising is a decade of steady growth away from overtaking newspapers. For the optimistic advertiser, this means there's lots of room to grow.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Video-iPodding "Desperate Housewives"
Steve Jobs did it again. For just a brief moment, all eyes in the tech industry swung back to Cupertino to focus on what Steve Jobs was holding in his hand. This time it was the iPod Video. Apple already lined up video content with Disney including "Desperate Housewives" and with 150 hours of video, you can watch all the episodes.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Playgirl-TV Podcasting On Yahoo
On Tuesday, the female-oriented, adult entertainment channel Playgirl TV launched a podcast from their primary website. Playgirl's sex educator, Jamye Waxman will produce a new "Sex Pod" once a week. It will be distributed from Yahoo's newly formed podcast network.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Carving Up AOL?
Reports surfaced of Google and Comcast looking to buy a minority share in AOL. Both companies have been in negotiations separately, but it was reported today they are making a joint effort to get a small chunk of the company.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Microsoft Movie Brought To You By Linux
In the latest news of strange bedfellows, a New Zealand news source reports that Microsoft's Halo movie, based on the highly popular Xbox game, will be produced on servers running the Linux operating systems. Dogs and cats living together, pandemonium!
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The Video 'iPod' Success Roadmap
The journey starts in Cupertino, but a little help from the Walt Disney Company could drive sales of the video iPod at home and abroad.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
I Survived The Congoo
A new search engine called Congoo will officially debut in November, but an early look at the site and how it retrieves subscription-only content is available.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
International Sellers Search For US Buyers
Forward-thinking US firms have made an effort to appeal to overseas buyers; now foreign sites have begun to focus similar attention to US consumers.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
GOOG Worth $217/Share: Analyst
AnalystMorningstar has an interview with an analyst who sees Google primarily as an advertising company that should be valued on that basis.
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Date: 2005-10-12
 
Yahoo Integrates Blogs Into News Search
By making posts from blogs available along with results from news sites, Yahoo hopes to capitalize on the firsthand accounts of major news stories as seen by everyday people.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Kai-Fu Lee Gets A Co-Worker
In China, Google will soon announce the appointment of Johnny Chou, currently president of UTStarcom China, to the search engine company as Co-CEO.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
IBM Won't Screen Applicants By Genetics
Getting a job or applying for benefits with IBM will not be hindered by genetic testing, as IBM makes a policy statement that will keep DNA from factoring into those areas.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
VeriSign Swaps Payment Biz For $370 Million
Once again, eBay has made an acquisition; this time the online auction service has purchased VeriSign's payment processor business and will merge it with PayPal.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
AT&T Has 911 VoIP Fix
The FCC has been pushing VoIP providers to ensure their customers know the limitations of 911 availability over their service, and AT&T now has one solution to a VoIP 911 issue.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Google Blogs On Policy Issues
While most companies struggle to figure out blogs' role in the communication mix, Google has figured out that blogging is the best way to present its position on policy issues.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Google Maps Just Calls It `Taiwan`
After receiving some criticism from the Taiwanese government and some of its citizens, Google has dropped the ‘Province of China' label from Taiwan on Google Maps.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Microsoft’s Internet Presence
Many constantly hail new developments by Google and Yahoo. Nearly every day, the two companies offer some sort of new development for their portal services. Some industry watchers have counted Microsoft out of the Internet market for the most part, suggesting they're choosing to bow out of the war. Here's the secret though, they've already won the Internet war.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Xbox Game Viral Marketing Perfectly Dark
One of Microsoft's two titles from its Rare development studios, Perfect Dark Zero, has debuted a marketing campaign that lets people make their friends part of the action.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Microsoft May Settle RealNetworks Tiff
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Microsoft and RealNetworks are nearing a settlement of their two-year antitrust tiff, an agreement that will have Microsoft paying out $750 million in cash and promotions.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
eBay Won’t Stun New Yorkers
The sale and shipment of stun guns to New York residents via eBay will stop, now that the online auction company and New York AG Eliot Spitzer have reached an agreement.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Kill Your Television: my.blinkx.tv
Channel surfing? So last year. TV Guide flipping? So last century. Building your own TV channels via the blinkx.tv search engine? That's today.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Icahn Blasts “AOL Disaster”
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn continues to sharpen his blade as he increases his stake at multimedia corporation Time Warner. In a fiery letter issued to the board of directors at Time Warner, Icahn blasts the board for "colossal" mistakes that started with the AOL merger, calling the merger a cardinal sin.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
New Law: Auctioneer School For Ebayers?
All around the United States, state regulators are increasingly miffed at the revenue loss due to eBay auctioneers' insistence they don't need to go to auctioneer school to peddle their (or somebody else's) wares online. Every few months, another state says enough is enough and the various Sheriffs of Nottingham want their cuts.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Cutts Up Against The Wall
Over the weekend, Aaron Wall got a chance to talk to Google's "Mick Jagger of Search", Matt Cutts, in an in depth interview. The interview covers a variety of topics including SEO and spam, algorithms and the evil that Google does.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
AOL Emerges From Behind The Curtain
Not to be confused with "taking our head out of the sand," AOL has launched a new nationwide online and offline ad campaign portraying the web portal as "emerging from behind the curtain," signifying AOL.com is now open to everyone.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Google And MSN Tighter Filtering Of Emails
A new study from Lyris Technologies shows Gmail and Hotmail got much tighter for on their email filters and in so doing have filtered out more legitimate emails. Even though permission-based emails are up for the third straight quarter, this could be a problem.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Apple Punished By Wall Street
Even though profits were up for Cupertino's favorite tech company, iPod shipments fell far short of analyst expectations, and Apple's stock dropped in after-hours trading.
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Date: 2005-10-11
 
Listen To This: Yahoo Podcasts In Beta
Yahoo follows Apple's foray into podcasts with a public beta of its podcasting search and subscription service. Yahoo has launched a browser-based podcast service. It's in beta, and can be found at podcasts.yahoo.com.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
IBM Tosses Some Claims In SCO Case
IBM has agreed to drop its patent infringement countersuit against SCO, an action that should help move the case along toward a resolution.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Microsoft Sees Xbox 360 “Allocation Issue”
The launch of Microsoft's next-generation gaming console may see some shortages in various markets.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Google Drives Jobs To Michigan
A Google job post seeks entry level techies in Ann Arbor, Michigan to help build a new Googleplex.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Schmidt: 300 Years To Index It All
Google CEO Eric Schmidt responded to a question at a conference about how long it would take to index the world's information.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Podcasts Hit The Real Mainstream
Some of the biggest names in media have become involved with podcasts as they seek to keep pace with technology instead of falling behind.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Vernier Extends Network Access Management
Vernier announced today their extension of the EdgeWall product line by way of the EdgeWall Rx network. The new network extends network access management to remote users and strengthens its network security technology by adding support for VoIP phone and bolsters existing support for laptops, desktops and servers.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
FeedShot Premium: 25 Services, $3
A nominal $3 fee will get a blog submitted by FeedShot to 25 blog search engines and aggregators, as the site looks for users willing to exchange a small cost for convenience.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
MSN Launches US adCenter Pilot
MSN is set to launch a US pilot of its upcoming MSN adCenter, an invitation only program aimed at search engine marketers. News of the pilot spread via choice email invites and a series of blog entries on the news.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Rumors Abound of Ericsson Acquiring Marconi
British based Marconi would not discuss rumors of a possible purchase of the venerable telecom company by Ericsson. Stocks took a leap on the speculation the rival Swedish firm was eyeing Marconi.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Web Draws Men Away From Theaters
All the efforts at snaring the hotly coveted young male demographic at the cinema have backfired on Hollywood, as interactivity surpasses passive entertainment.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Mark Cuban’s Few Good DVD Men
Speculation continues to surface around billionaire Mark Cuban's adventures into what may be the next direction of the movie industry. Reports are beginning to surface of wants ads that could easily be used to form a DVD label.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Browser Share: IE Up, Firefox Down
The analytics firm NetApplications has released its September 2005 numbers, and Firefox has declined in share for the second time this year.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Yahoo Lookin’ to Dig It, Tag It And Share It
The kids in Sunnyvale filed for a new trademark on the phrase, "Dig It. Tag It. Share It." This new line could well be the beginning of a new slogan for the Yahooligans.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Now Contextual News, It’s Topix
News aggregation site Topix recently added a new facet to their site. Contextual news links provide additional stories regarding a subject like say sports or business. While they've been building for a while, the site is really coming together.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Oracle Picks Up Open Source Company Innobase
Big-time tech company Oracle announced on Friday the acquisition of the Finnish Innobase. The Innobase is an open source software company, known for its product, InnoDB.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Searching The Sphere
A new blog search engine is in the works. The new engine, Sphere, is currently in stealth mode and will head into a beta test soon. They are claiming a much stronger emphasis on relevancy and some ability to get through the chaff of other blogs.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Blogger Adds Backlink Tracking
Google's Blogger.com has added a new feature allowing bloggers to keep a burning ear to the ground to find out who's been talking about them.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Local Search: The Place To Be
According to a study by Borrell Associates, spending for local online spending will increase substantially over the coming year, taking the total to $4.78 billion.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Dutch Zombie Kings Arrested
Three men in the Netherlands were arrested on charges of running a zombie bot network of 100,000 PCs and attempting to blackmail an organization in North America.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Robotic Fish Swim In London
A carp-like creation, with embedded sensors and realistic movement, was three years in the making and may be the the smartest robotic fish developed to date.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Google Crosses Out Cross-Site Scripting Issue
The Internet security firm Finjan and its Malicious Code Research Center provided Google with information leading to the correction of two vulnerabilities.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Gartner Slams Sun/Google “Non-announcement”
Based on expectations driven by posts in Sun president/COO Jonathan Schwartz's blog online, analysis firm Gartner was not impressed by what was disclosed.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Google Adds Tagging
Google has silently added a Bookmarks feature to My Search History, enabling you to quickly tag and comment any web page you've visited.
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Date: 2005-10-10
 
Reaction To Google Reader
Whew! I was afraid that I was going to get bashed when I didn't like the Google Reader, that there had to be something wrong with me that I didn't like it.
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Date: 2005-10-09
 
The Week That Was
Insane. That's probably the best word I can use to describe this week. The second annual Web 2.0 conference has reached its close and while hanging out at the conference ...
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Date: 2005-10-09
 
Search Is FAR From Being Done
The dinner tonight was really fun. Renee and Paul Mooney put together quite a great group of more than 30 geeks.
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Date: 2005-10-09
 
The Local Online Threat (Google + Wi-Fi...)
The presence of localized free hotspots threatens, among other companies, newspapers, who would have to contend with online rivals who would have the ability to serve localized ads targeted even by neighbourhood.
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Date: 2005-10-08
 
Oracle Innobase Purchase Impacts MySQL
As reported in several sources Oracle has acquired Innobase Oy for an undisclosed sum of money.
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Date: 2005-10-08
 
Publisher Group Drops Google Print
The latest rough patch in Google's problematic Print For Libraries project arises as Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (RPLG) is reported to be withdrawing from Google's Print for Publishers program in protest of the digital library project.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Pew Says Digital Divide Continues
The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a new study with some startling facts regarding the Internet, who's using it and how they're accessing it.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Yahoo Frightens The L.A. Times
Their editorial notes the rise, fall, and rise of video online, and people choosing online news instead of network news.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
EFF Defends Former Opponent In Court
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a brief in federal court in favor of former opponent DirecTV after the operator of a website designed to aid those who had been sued by the telecom company filed suit against DirecTV for viewing his website after he explicitly told them not to.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
An Almost Scientific Test of Map Services
CNet's Elinor Mills provides an amusing account of her not entirely scientific, but revealing, test of the four major search portals' maps and driving directions. MSN, it turns out, wants her dead.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Google Turned Loose The Reader
The kids at Google cut loose with the Google Reader beta today at the Web 2.0 conference. The new toy allows users to pick and choose from their favorite online sources to view their daily content.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
MSN Flies In AdCenter Pilot
The folks at MSN's Search Weblog posted today an invitation to readers to try out MSN's new adCenter pilot program. The MSN senior vice president, Yusuf Medhi sent out a letter to some of their bloggers and the post made it up today. Brady Forrest posted a copy of the letter on the blog.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Singapore Jails Internet Forum Posters
Two Singapore men were jailed today for posting racist remarks on an Internet forum for dog lovers, the Associated Press reports.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Al-Qaeda Puts Job Ads On Net
It would appear Al-Qaeda is having some PR problems lately, what with all the "lies and propaganda" floating around CNN and Al Jazeera.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Research In Motion Looking To Supreme Court
Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) appears to be in a jam over a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision against them in a patent infringement dispute. RIM tried to get the appellate court to change the ruling against RIM and they refused. The only alternative left may be a trip to visit new Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS).
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
AMD Sends Subpoenas For Intel Info
The antitrust lawsuit filed by AMD against Intel now sees legal requests for more information zipping around the tech world.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
More Xbox 360 Games Announced
Activision, Take-Two, Bizarre, and Microsoft's Rare will have games joining a quintet from EA on the shelves when the 360 arrives.
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Date: 2005-10-07
 
Google Maps, Local Leave Beta
The two projects have left the testing stage hand in hand, as Google has merged the two under the name Google Local.
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Date: 2005-10-06
 
It’s Official: America Online Acquires Weblogs, Inc.
America Online Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire highly successful blogging network Weblogs, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. But the $2 million per year Weblogs, Inc. was rumored earlier to be going as high as $35 million.
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Date: 2005-10-06
 
Blinkx Tossing MIVA Ads Into Context
The company formerly known as FindWhat will deliver ads for Blinkx's Smart Ads Platform.
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Date: 2005-10-05
 
SpreadFirefox.com Hacked Again
The evangelist site for the Firefox browser has been attacked again and will be offline through October.
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Date: 2005-10-05
 
The Movement to Rescue Jeeves
Ya gotta love it. Someone starts a blog on a Google property to save the logo of another search engine. A former employee of "The Butler" started a blog called Save Jeeves to rescue the beloved butler character from oblivion.
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Date: 2005-10-05
 
AOL Retrieves New Search Features
Search coders at the AOL portal have added an option to save past searches, and better grouping of different info formats that apply to a given query.
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Date: 2005-10-05
 
Googlization Revisited: Is It Time To Evolve Or Die?
In the past few months, Google has made some astonishing moves (and is poised to make another one today when they announce their new partnership with Sun Microsystems), the reactions to which have been as exciting as unnerving-a polarizing force whose benefits may indeed destroy traditional businesses, or at least business models.
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Date: 2005-10-04
 
Reporters Partly Cloudy About Sun Details
At the Webcast from the Computer History Museum with Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, reporters waited anxiously for the bang. Alas, it ends not with a bang, but a whimper, albeit a big whimper.
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Date: 2005-10-04
 
Web 2.0 To Birth New Companies
A new segment will be added to tomorrow's Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. The segment, entitled "Launch Pad Workshop," will highlight 14 promising Internet companies.
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Date: 2005-10-04
 
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