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Google Down Ahead Of Earnings Announcement
After-hours trading in shares of the search advertising company declined slightly from the previous close, down $1.02 to $425.80.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Microsoft Patent Woes Forcing Office Upgrade
Corporate users of Microsoft's productivity suites Office XP and Office 2003 will have to upgrade their software, in the wake of Microsoft's court loss in a patent suit.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Google Calls For Blogtimization
The Google AdSense team posted some advice about placing AdSense blocks in blogs and making the most of the space on the blog to better profit from those ads.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Sorry, Microsoft; ODF Lives On In Mass.
Surprise, surprise. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appointed a successor to the departed CIO of the state's Information Technology Division, Peter Quinn, and stood behind the current plan to implement OpenDocument Format support by January 2007.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Google Buying Napster Rumor Shot Down
Lots of people have been downloading the chatter about Google possibly buying the Napster music service, but Google said it's not happening.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Googling The Competition: Mazda v. Pontiac
After General Motors made a call to television viewers to "Google" the Pontiac brand name, it didn't take long for Mazda to launch a keyword counterattack. Sponsored search results carried the echo of Mazda marketing snickers as Pontiac searchers were invited to a side-by-side comparison under the link title "Pontiac vs. Mazda."
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
PR Tutorial: Try Not To Threaten Bloggers
If you are a software maker producing a product that may be harmful to the hardware of innocent gamers, calling out the whistle-blowing blogger with a lawsuit threat may be generally regarded as a bad move.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Gay/Lesbian Gamers Enflamed Over Warning
An extension of the don't tell, don't ask military mantra, World of Warcraft publisher Blizzard Entertainment appears to have taken a different approach to interpreting a harassment policy: don't talk about being gay and nobody will bother you.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Skype Gets Warner Ringtones
Warner Music Group Corp. today announced it will make available master recordings from WMG's roster of recording artists as ringtones to the more than 74 million registered users of of eBay-owned VOIP service Skype.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Google In Denial Over Desktop OS
A few hours after denying it had any intention to acquire the Napster digital music service, Google's PR legions were called upon again, this time to disavow the Goobuntu talk.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Taxes Sink Google Earnings
Google looked the Wall Street suits in the eye and said, "we nearly doubled our earnings in the fourth quarter. Profit was up 82 percent. Revenue was up 86 percent. In all, we pulled in $1.29 billion. What do you think?" The Wall Streets suits scowled all in a row and shouted in unison, "You stink!"
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Search Engines To Congress: Buzz Off
Given the opportunity to serve as targets for Congressional outrage and grandstanding, Google and Microsoft declined the invitation, as did Cisco, while Yahoo has yet to respond.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview Out
The newest release of Microsoft's web browser provides several new features that current users of IE should welcome.
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Date: 2006-01-31
 
Google Toolbar Adds New Tools
Another beta version of Google's Toolbar arrived on the company's servers, just waiting for download and testing by its user base.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Gmail Pulled Over By SpamCop
419 scam emails coming from IP addresses belonging to Google's Gmail service landed in SpamCop spamtrap accounts, leading SpamCop to blacklist those addresses.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Microsoft,Yahoo Among Best Employers
Microsoft and Yahoo scored a place on Fortune Magazines "100 Best Companies To Work For" list for 2006, but the company known for its free meals and volleyball games didn't make the group.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Google's Reputation Precedes Itself
Among the most visible companies in America, Google has become the most recognizable brand in technology too.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Google Earth's Flying Car Of Perth
A floating rectangular object near a Perth, Australia parking lot looks a bit like an airborne automobile.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
AOL Expanding Broadband, Portal Deals
Three phone companies will join Verizon and Time Warner Cable as providers of broadband connectivity; AOL and Sony brokered a portal deal focused on users of Sony Vaio PCs.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
EBay and Super Bowl Economics
The confounding success of the famous Super Bowl economic indicator, where the winning team's conference seems to correlate with the coming year's economy, is spilling over into other areas of voodoo economics. This time it's reversed as eBayers are predicting the outcome of America's time-honored obsession based upon the going price of each team's merchandise.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Google To Set Up Israeli R&D
Sergey Brin intimated to Israeli news source Haaretz that Google "is in the process of establishing an R&D center in Israel." Brin made the statement during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Search Engines: Release DOJ Data
After all, as Cory Doctorow et al at BoingBoing point out, if there is no personally identifiable information in the data, there is no reason to keep it from being posted for review.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Gates' MIT Alternative A Diversion?
Microsoft has done an about face with its support of MIT Media Laboratory's ambitious "One Laptop Per Child" program, recently stating that cell phone accessories would provide a cheaper alternative, according to the New York Times. Critics say the suggestion is convenient in light of the fact that the Windows CE operating system was rejected by project founder Nicholas Negroponte in favor of open source Linux.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Wikipedia Bans Congress
A one-week ban on IP addresses associated with the US Congress will stay in effect until the Wikipedia Foundation can collect comments on abuses of Wikipedia by Congressional staffers.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
AMD Can Subpoena Firms For Intel Suit
Third parties that received subpoenas from AMD for its antitrust case against Intel had been reluctant to comply, citing non-disclosure agreements with Intel.
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Date: 2006-01-30
 
Owner Posts Stolen Laptop On eBay
Instead of waiting for a stolen Apple Powerbook to show up on eBay, a firm in Sydney, Australia chose to post it themselves and inform the world of the crime.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Microsoft Could Buy Into Ad Market
During its conference call for the company's earnings announcement, Microsoft's chief financial officer said the time-honored practice of acquiring companies could play into the company's online advertising strategy.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Bear Stearns Tapping Blogs For Stock Analysis?
Aside from maintaining its "outperform" rating on Google, the investment firm thinks a Google Music Store is in the works; a good question for now would be "Did you get this idea from a blog too?"
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Digg Founder Dismisses Yahoo Rumors
If Kevin Ross is to be believed, there is no more chance Yahoo will buy the popular user-generated news site Digg than it will Opera Software for its browser.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Wal-Mart Punks Online Music Store
Reasserting itself as a "no-market-out-of-reach" company, Wal-Mart launched an MTV-style online/in-store hybrid music service. Dubbed Wal-Mart Soundcheck, studio performances and interviews with musicians and bands will be viewable every week at store promotions and downloadable from the company's website.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Searching the Gray Areas of the Red China-Net
This article was written in September 2005 but was not published at the time. In light of recent events, though, we thought it especially pertinent.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Gonzales V. Google Date Set
Judge James Ware of the US District Court in San Jose will hear arguments on February 27th from both sides over Google's refusal to comply with federal subpoenas from August 2005.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Bird Flu Web-Tracking Is On The Money
A bird flu in the hand is worth two in the bush and if money grew on trees, then you may expect to find two birds there too, allowing scientist to track money and birds and thereby killing two birds with one stone. Let me explain. No, don't. Let me start over.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Gates Has Google's Back On Censorship
Like Google and Yahoo, Microsoft has had to adjust its business practices to suit Chinese government information control personnel, not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Forbes Continues Its Blog Credibility Issues
Forbes magazine has long been seen as a major player in covering the world of business and finance. Their reporting is generally credible with excellent insight. Blogging as a communications tool continues to grow in the business world but for some reason, Forbes just can't seem to get it right.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
No SEM Wilts FTD Revenues
Want to keep your job as head of marketing? Better dig your search marketing campaign.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
How An iPod Can Get You Killed
This had to have come out of California-or Japan where all things cute and stupid sell like snow cones in Hell at high summer. First it was doggie sweaters, now it's iPod lingerie. Yes, you just saw those two words together.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
China Wars: The Googleplex Strikes Back
After being a media piñata over the course of the week, Google has come back firing at its critics, led by a lengthy post by its senior policy counsel, Andrew McLaughlin.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Andrei Broder Taking Questions At Yahoo
Visitors to the Yahoo Search Blog can post questions for Broder, who recently joined the company to serve as a research fellow and vice-president of emerging search technology.
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Date: 2006-01-27
 
Microsoft Launching Its “Google Labs”
After bringing Yahoo researcher Gary Flake into the Redmond fold last year, Microsoft has decided to make him the leader of their "Live Labs" research and development effort.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
House Committee Chairman Upbraids Google
Virginia Republican Tom Davis, chair of the House Government Reform Committee, called out Google for cooperating with China but not the US on its requests.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Court Is Cool With Google Cache
A lawsuit against Google's practice of caching web pages in its index was rejected by a Nevada district court in a decision that could impact Google's claims of "fair use" in its Book Search project.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Unix Server Market Melting Away
Hewlett Packard, Sun, and IBM used to own the high-end hardware, high-priced proprietary OS market; all three support open-source operating systems today and that could accelerate the market's continued shrinkage.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Search Marketing Mag Launching In May
Search Marketing Standard enters the turbulent world of print media publishing with a quarterly magazine debuting this summer.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
The Value Of Cyber-Friendship
Cyberspace has given way to a new social dynamic where people make friends from across the globe, but know little of their next-door neighbor. The abandoning of the village mentality disturbs critics, but those who've been won over often find an Internet relationship more satisfying. Some new research is showing also how email and the Internet supplement, rather than replace, the communication people have with others in their network.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Pontiac Achieves Brand Stardom With Google
Instead of Google using brands to power search advertising, Pontiac is turning the tables and using Google to power its brand.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
WV Kids Sweatin' To The Xbox
Faced with one of the highest obesity rates in the country, West Virginia has launched a program to place a physically active video game in over 750 public schools. No word yet as to whether state buffet restaurants will be forced to put them in their lobbies (I'm talkin' to you, Barboursville!).
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
TroopNet Is Friendster For Soldiers
An online community for American veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, called TroopNet, went live Monday that allows former and present soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to post profiles and pictures, search for others based on a number of criteria, link to "buddies," and privately message other members.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Google Testifying To Congress Over China
It looks like Google's on its way to Washington and I don't mean Redmond either. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chairman of the International Operations and Human Rights Subcommittee, plans to convene hearings on February 13th as part of an investigation into Chinese business dealings.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Malkin Takes On Google With Images
Conservative columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin has launched an effort to collect various Photoshopped Google logos and other images that protest Google's acceptance of government censorship in China.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Xooglers Busted By AdSense Police
Doug Edwards, the ex-Googler who began blogging about his experiences at the search advertising company, forgot a basic rule of AdSense when he made a post in November 2005.
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Date: 2006-01-26
 
Search A Job For Your Dog
SimplyHired has teamed with the dog-loving website Dogster to help dog lovers find jobs with companies that permit their workers to bring man's best friend with them to the office each day.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Google AdWords Editor Inviting Users
The beta test for Google's offline tool is invitation only at the moment, but the free management utility for Windows users should gain a large following when it goes public.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Find A Parking Space Online
Big city residents have to deal with a problem those of us in smaller cities don't encounter as often: the dearth of available parking spaces; one website in development will offer San Franciscans a way to find some open spaces online.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Search Should Have Learned From CardSystems
When news of a security breach at CardSystems Solutions that potentially exposed some 40 million credit card accounts to outsiders began to circulate the company was vilified by Visa and MasterCard for retaining data they had no right to keep.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Ebay’s Delisting iPod Seller Raises Questions
The iPod Age is defined by a trick question. If a person buys digital content, do they really own it? So far the answers braved have been "yes and no," "um, maybe," "well, sometimes," and "only if the big money distributors don't get mad about it." Not about to take on that question, eBay recently took down a listing for a 60-gigabyte video iPod preloaded with 11,800 songs.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
New York Times Seeing Online Success
Subscribers to Times Select have nearly reached the level forecast by the company, while advertising revenues increased for the publisher as well.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Google Plays With Search Result Pages
A report has begun to circulate that Google's vaunted minimalist results pages now display graphs on the left side of the page.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Sale Of Sex.com Breaks Records
Sex.com, a domain that's been passed around a bit in its checkered history, was sold to an anonymous group of business partners for a reported $12-14 million in cash and stock, making it one of the highest selling domains in history.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Coke Dealer Busted Through Online Ad
Some people deserve to get pinched and locked up for sheer stupidity; Social Darwinism would demand it. Boston police arrested a man for cocaine trafficking, setting up a bust after viewing an advertisement he posted on the Internet. He even included a phone number.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Google Sponsors Anti-Badware Campaign
Google has added its name to a list of sponsors that includes Lenovo and Sun Microsystems, all of whom are joining an initiative to fight "badware," a collective term for spyware, malware, and adware.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Blogger News Network Dumps Google, Cites China
One protest against Google's decision to offer search in China while agreeing to that government's censorship led one prominent blog to discard AdSense from its pages.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Leahy Calls For DOJ Google Explanation
US Senator Pat Leahy (D-Vt) has sent a written request to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for more information about Justice's legal action against Google.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Microsoft Opening Source Code For EU
General counsel Brad Smith announced in Brussels that Microsoft was going all in and calling the EU over their Statement of Objections issued in December 2005.
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Date: 2006-01-25
 
Google Local, News Updated
More pictures means more reasons to enjoy Google Local, while Google News loses a notable part of its name after nearly four years.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Ask Jeeves For Pictures Too
A new search engine from Ask Jeeves lets users delve into the world of image search, via a new dedicated picture search technology from the company.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Fourteen Percent Of Internet Visits iTunes
Many more visitors beat a path to the iTunes front door, with traffic increasing dramatically year-over-year from December 2004 to December 2005.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Performancing Updates Blogging Tool
The Firefox extension Performancing for Firefox received an update to 1.1, adding several new features and squashing several bugs in version 1.0.1.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Opera Goes Global With Mini Browser
The Opera Mini browser, complete with integrated Google search, has been released globally and will work on virtually any mobile phone capable of downloading it.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Google Brings Zaaz To Analytics
Consulting services from Seattle-based Zaaz became the first branded as a Google Analytics Authorized Consultant.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Who You Are According To Google
A Google search can be a good barometer of how pervasive some stereotypes are in the world. If a search spider could sum up a nationality, a race, a religion in a few words, what would it say? What are Americans known for? What are the Europeans like?
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Apple, 55 Cents, And Advertising
Episodes of ABC series "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," available on a day-after-broadcast basis from Apple's iTunes for $1.99, generate 55 cents for Apple and pass the remaining $1.44 to the network.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Blue Frogs, Spam and Email
The folks over at Blue Security launched a new version of their Blue Frog software for users of Google's Gmail, MSN's HotMail and YahooMail. The software aims for users of Mozilla Firefox and automatically reports spam from the user's email account. It's also got an download for Thunderbird.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Can You Blook Your Blog?
It's not a typo, it's a book derived from a blog or website; some pretty cool judges will help dish out $4,000 in prize money to the winners of the Lulu Blooker Award.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Spam Sorts Sundance Successes
Unspam Technologies has a way to determine which entrants into the Sundance Film Festival are destined for stardom or the trash bin; they filter film descriptions through a Bayesian spam filter.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Rooftop Ads On Target For Google Maps
It's probably no secret to airline pilots, and perhaps to rubbernecking passengers, that Target stores near busy airports like Chicago's O'Hare or New York City's LaGuardia have a large bull's-eye on their roofs. Supposedly intended to solidify branding while alerting travelers to a nearby location, Target's building-as-an-aerial-billboard idea may be, um, on target once map services on Google, Yahoo, and MSN really take off.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
DOJ v. Google: Not About Porn Or Privacy
Google's refusal to turn over a sample of search queries to the Department of Justice has caused a flurry of speculation about privacy issues, the government's right to demand that information, what further information the government would demand, and Google's true reasoning for denying the request. Of course, if you looked at the mainstream media coverage of the event, you might believe the issue revolves around kiddie porn and Google's protection of it.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
FirstGov Launches New Search Engine
Vivisimo and Microsoft combined technologies to power the FirstGov.gov search engine, which launched three months ahead of schedule.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Alexa On The Move, Shutters Updates
Brand new co-location facilities await the hardware behind the Alexa updates, and they won't be online until the end of the week.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Corporate Blogging Not A Common Practice
Author David Kline wondered aloud in a blog post today about the lack of corporate blogging taking place, and speculated on what may be holding it back.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Google Agrees To China Censorship
To maintain its access to the world's fastest growing Internet-using population, the search advertising company agreed to adhere to Chinese regulations on free speech.
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Date: 2006-01-24
 
Google Updates News, Gmail
The business of Google rolls along, subpoenas and the potential of trade secret exposure to the Feds notwithstanding; two sections and one button made their way into Google News and Gmail, respectively.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Yahoo Research Travels Abroad
Spain and Chile receive the first Yahoo research offices in Europe and South America, as the company attempts to chase down Google in the search market.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Google-DOJ Tussle On ABC News
The mainstream media smelled the blood in the water and rushed to cover the now-public battle between the Department of Justice and Google over giving the government access to reams of search data.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Lotusphere Blooming With Apple News
IBM plans to make the latest Lotus Notes client compatible with Mac OS X, in a move that could capitalize on the inherent anti-Microsoft sentiment typical in the Apple user base.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Email Is For Old People
Teenage Internet users are as likely as other users to send and receive email even if they often disparage the medium as something for "old people," according to a report released by Pew/Internet & American Life Project.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
AOL, IBM Federate Sametime IM
Open federation comes to IBM Lotus Sametime instant messaging, as a new deal with AOL permits Sametime users to IM people on AIM, AOL, Apple's iChat, and ICQ.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
IBM SourceForges UIMA
Source code for IBM's Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) now has a home on SourceForge, as IBM invites developers everywhere to take a shot at the concept of knowledge discovery.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Graphical Ads Landing On Lonely Planet
The popular Australian-based travel site makes a sea change on February 1st: the debut of graphical advertising on the website.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
George Jetson Spotted On Google Earth
In the third grade the Weekly Reader rounded our eyes to tales of the coming millennium. By 2000, Moller would have flying cars off the ground and into traffic-regulated skies. You could have guessed that a satellite image captured by a Google Earth user had fulfilled that prophecy. But the flying car in the photo published in Britain's The Register looks nothing like what's on Moller's website.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Searching Enron: Smut Or Just Business?
If you're company is one you think may end up being investigated by the federal government, here's a tip: Delete anything that might upset your mother. Enron employees are facing further embarrassment after the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission released the company's cache of some half-million employee emails, now easily searchable online to professional and amateur muckrakers.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Yahoo, Starbucks Sponsor Caffeine Love
Ah, romance-so ripe with limerance it's a marketer's dream. At one time, it was diamonds, chocolate, wine, and flowers. And now it's Yahoo! and Starbucks-helping geeks and irritable, pretentious intellectuals have sex since 1995. Welcome to the age of digital caffeinated love.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Yahoo Staffer Predicts Google Fall
One diviner of the inscrutable GOOG has peered out from the Yahoo enclave in Sunnyvale and forecast a dire fourth quarter earnings report from Google.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Google's Top Three Take $1 Salaries
Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page repeat their base salaries of $1 for 2006, just as they took in 2005; don't be in too much of a hurry to launch SaveGooglers.com and start a fundraiser, though.
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Senate, Hollywood To Crush Next iPod
Apple will have to think really different if Gordon Smith's (R-Ore) reintroduction of the broadcast flag gains traction in Congress, as fair use stands to be replaced by "customary historic use."
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Date: 2006-01-23
 
Apple Runs Afoul Of RSS Pros
The new photocasting feature in Apple's iPhoto doesn't comply with RSS standards, a shortcoming the RSS community has pointed out vociferously.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Money Following News Online
Google News had the news-aggregation space to itself for quite a while, but after MSN deployed its Newsbot and Topix.net launched, other efforts followed, and some have gathered a little venture capital for themselves.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Oracle Pushing Fusion To Critical Mass
The efforts at making its acquisitions of PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel all play nice with Oracle applications has reached a halfway mark.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Romancing The Phone: Txt Luv Dos & Don’ts
Text messages are the new folded up love notes. You remember 7th grade, heart a-thump as a paper proposal made its way closed up tighter than your throat, hand to hand to her hand. You remember the tornado in your stomach as she sealed a fate irreparable by reading, "Will you be my girlfriend? Check yes or no." It was clumsy, but efficient.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Truveo May Be Key To AOL Video Sales
Time Warner's AOL recently purchased Truveo.com, a video search site that opened its virtual doors to the public in September 2005; only three months later the startup became part of AOL and may be the enabling mechanism behind its forthcoming video store.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Mr. Incredible May Save Mickey Mouse
As discussions and speculation begins about the possibility of the Walt Disney Company making a play for Pixar Animation Studios, it looks like the big winners will be Steve Jobs and Disney itself.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Eighth Of Internet Likes Fifths Of Hard Cider
iTunes users made up 14 percent of the active Internet population in December 2005, reports Nielsen/NetRatings. It turns out most are aspiring yuppies, preferring Volkswagens and hard cider to good old fashioned Chevies and Budweiser.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Washington Post Ends Blog Comments
Lots of mean people said hurtful things on the Washington Post blog, so the Post said, and in response the Post has turned off comments for the Post.Blog.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Gonzales Makes Indecent Proposal To Google
Though privacy has been cited as one reason for Google's battle against a subpoena from Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department, the other reason, preserving trade secrets, looks like the reason Google has dug in to resist the request.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Meta-Search Engine Strokes Your Ego
Who's got a bigger ego, me or David Utter? According to egoSurf.org, David does. He wins by 124 ego points. Yes! I am THE KING of non-egotism. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Utter!
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Google and MSN Tie, But Google Still Wins
When it comes to searcher satisfaction, perception may play just as large a role as the actual quality of the search results. A recent study by Keynote Systems concluded that though there seems to be little difference in actual search results quality across the most popular engines, Google still came out on top as the preferred engine among study participants.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Sun Shines On Google Rumors
Google has a custom operating system in use internally, but will they have to share it when they outsource their server farms becomes the big question, at least if you believe what Sun Microsystems has to say.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Yahoo, Verizon Pair On Broadband
The initiative provides Verizon FiOS connectivity co-branded with Yahoo, and an assortment of Yahoo's content features as part of the package.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
No Justice: Google Stock Plunges
The analysts who recently advised clients to sell Google have been proved prescient, as Google's now-public fight with the Department of Justice has led to a sell-off.
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Date: 2006-01-20
 
Two Analysts Raise Google Concerns
After a year-plus of nearly continuous share price increases matched by equally lofty financial reports, a couple of stock market analysts think it's time to sell Google investments.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Nielsen Snags Blogosphere Data Monopoly
By acquiring a majority stake in Intelliseek (which publishes BlogPulse), plugging that data into Buzzmetrics, and dubbing it Nielsen Buzzmetrics, Nielsen parent VNU effectively cornered the market on blog data.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Searchers Use Engines As An Address Bar
The habit of going to a search engine has become so ingrained a behavior for Internet users that many input names like eBay or Yahoo into a search box instead of the address bar of the browser.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Google Grabbed 46 Percent Of Search
The November 2005 figures from Nielsen//NetRatings on search share didn't change a bit from the month prior, as nearly 70 percent of searches passed through Google or Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Stanford: SEMs Are Getting Screwed
Search engine marketers that don't know what they're doing are getting ripped off in keyword auctions, according to a new study released from Stanford Graduate School of Business. The researchers claim pay-per-click engines like Google and Yahoo! have modified an older bidding model to maximize profits.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Google Forecasts $6.5 Billion In '06 Ads
In a story discussing Google's forays into other methods of getting ads to users, Google's top sales executive sees $6.5 billion in advertising revenue for the search advertising company in 2006.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
FeedXS Does Syndication Without A Site
Users of FeedXS can create RSS feeds to populate with content by directly posting an article to a feed without needing an existing website or blog.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Greed, Dr. Evil, And The Million $ Kid
It's been a bad week for Alex Tew, the young British mind behind the MillionDollarHomepage. Lessons in greed are never fun. After Russian (reportedly) extortionist cyber-terrorists crashed his site for six days with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the highest bidder for the final 1,000 ad pixels is threatening a lawsuit seeking almost every last dime Tew has made on the site.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Internet To Lead Ad Gains In ‘06
Internet advertising is forecasted to turn in the largest gains in 2006, part of a triad of growing ad markets including Hispanic Network Television and Cable Network Television, according to a full-year prediction by TNS Media Intelligence.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Google Talks To Gizmo
Google Talk just got a new buddy. It's a Mogwai. Just kidding. It's open-source VOIP/instant messaging network Gizmo Project. Gizmo is the brainchild of SIPphone, who announced that six months of cooperation with Google has resulted in full interoperability between the networks and full connectivity between Gizmo Project and Google Talk users.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Net Giants Join Bono As ONE
Internet marketing technology company Viewpoint has renewed a partnership with ONE.org and U2's Bono to help promote the ONE Campaign, a new effort to rally Americans in the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Google Alone In Battle Against Bush
The story about Department of Justice attorneys filing suit in federal court for access to Google's databases exploded across the Internet, and it appears they out of the big four search engines resisted prior requests for that information.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Amazon Webcasts From The Fishbowl
Bill Maher and Amazon.com will work together to produce 12 episodes of a 30-minute weekly online show to promote books, movies, and music, all available for easy purchase through the Amazon web site.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Vixie, Cerf Clash On Net's Future
Paul Vixie helped create BIND, the domain name system that lets people type in a domain name instead of a dotted quad; now the programmer has lent his talents to a German group seeking to create an alternative to the modern Internet.
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Date: 2006-01-19
 
Animators Get Mentored Online
The 18-month accredited program from AnimatedMentor.com costs aspiring animators over $14,000, and that places students under the guidance of professionals from Pixar, Disney, and Industrial Light & Magic.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
When Google's Gadget Didn't Self-Destruct
Ron Garret at Xooglers, the ex-Google employee blog, gave up an interesting insider story about the Google Search Appliance from his perspective as a Google customer while at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Blogger Calls For Pre-emptive Strike On BS
BS is an abbreviation for BellSouth, whose chief technical officer Bill Smith told the media his firm has taken the call for multi-tiered Internet connectivity to the big Internet players; Jeff Pulver suggests the online powers-that-be hit BellSouth first, but it won't happen for one simple reason: money.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Google Speaking The Spam Language
Matt Cutts announced last week that Google will take a closer look at web pages in languages besides English, and woe be unto those who run afoul of Google's quality guidelines, available in several languages.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Yahoo Down, Hysterics Up
After a second straight quarter of not pleasing Wall Street analysts despite overall increases in their financials, the ominous specter of the 2000 dot-com crash has begun to loom.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Personalities Say Who's A Cyberslacker
If you work with a talkative extrovert, you may be working with a world-class cyberslacker according to a study conducted by Australia's Monash University.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Google Gains On Baidu In China
A new study just released monitoring the search engine business in China showed some interesting results regarding Baidu, Google and other search engines. The study asserts Google is in a strong position to challenge Baidu in the Chinese search engine market.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Query Structure Matters For Mystery Solving
MSN has expanded its Instant Answers search feature to include sports statistics, weather, politician information, and holiday customs. MSN can even tell you how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop, if you know how to ask the question.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Google Blasted For Indexing “Nazi” Article
Google News has come under fire in England from anti-fascists organizations for picking up a news article published by far-right "Nazi" and "openly racist" British National Party (BNP), reports Times Online.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Yahoo!’s Job Hunting With The Stars
How would you like your résumé looked over with a fine-toothed comb by former White House silver-tongued spin doctor Ari Fleischer? Yahoo! HotJobs is holding a contest that will make that a possibility. The Celebrity Dream Team Makeover is a national contest that will see three winners get one-on-one career coaching sessions with celebrity professionals.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
One Million Facts On MSN Search
The MSN Search team did something more remarkable than plug in about a million more facts into the Instant Answers feature set: they updated their blog!
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
Google To BellSouth: Nuts!
The search advertising company is not talking to telecom companies about paying them extra for bandwidth, and has no intention of paying for tiering their traffic.
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Date: 2006-01-18
 
A Sly Buy: Yahoo Snares SearchFox
The RSS feed reader startup SearchFox had announced they were shutting down on January 25th; Yahoo has stepped in to buy parts of the company.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Technorati Enhances Chart Blogging
The charts provided by blog search site Technorati now have more data behind them, giving blog searchers an extra treat while searching for posts on their favorite topics.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Video iTunes Boosts NBC, ABC
$1.99 downloads of recent episodes of shows like "The Office," "Lost," and "Desperate Housewives" may have led to ratings gains for all three programs.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Microsoft Does The Lotus Position
The folks at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters decided to take a shot at IBM and announced new migration tools to help bring Lotus/Domino users over to the Office/Exchange side of the productivity world.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Nielsen Teams Up With Intelliseek
The blogosphere just got a lot of credit in the media business. The company best known for measurement of television ratings, Nielsen has paired up with consumer-generated-media analytics firm Intelliseek to form Nielsen BuzzMetrics.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Google Plays AdWords On The Radio
The search advertising company purchased dMarc Broadcasting, a digital solutions provider for the radio industry, for $102 million cash and potentially as much as $1.136 billion over the next three years.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
eBay Yourself For A Job
One college graduate has taken a more direct approach to finding a position as a rocket scientist, and put his services up for auction in the person of himself as prospective employee on eBay.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
IE 7 Features “HideMyPorn” Button
Actually, it's called "Delete Browsing History," but why not call it like it is? Microsoft certainly seems to have watched and learned from open source innovative browsers like Opera and Firefox. The latest hey-that-was-a-good-idea incarnation of Internet Explorer will include the history flush function for IE 7.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Yahoo Gets Small This Week
January 18th marks the first day Yahoo Search Marketing chops its contextual ads down from 190 characters to 70, matching Google's ads in length.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
BellSouth To Nickel-And-Dime iTunes
The telecom company has begun conversations with several unnamed Internet content providers on charging for delivering their content "reliably and speedily."
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
$4.7 Billion Spent For Search Engine Placement
The Center For Media Research (CMR) reported on the study and projects even more will be spent in North American, hitting $11 billion by 2010. These totals including payments to search engines and search-related media companies, search engine marketing agencies and in-house expenditures in support of those programs. The programs they included covered search engine optimization, organic search engine optimization, and search engine market technology platforms.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
WordPerfect Gets Yahoo Search
Corel's newest version of WordPerfect (the other word processor), WordPerfect X3, features a Yahoo! Search functionality that allows web searches from within the program and a way to get rid of metadata.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Dating Site Ends Green Acres Love
Farmers need love too, daggum it. While city folks are a-sippin' their lattes and ponderin' the meaning of life, farmers are knee-deep in muck, yankin' on the hind legs of a breeched calf. You ain't gonna find girls in there, Mister, which is why Jerry Miller set up FarmersOnly.com, an online dating website for, well, farmers only.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Buffett’s Wearing a Business Wire
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has acquired news distribution service Business Wire for an undisclosed sum.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Yahoo! Misses Wall Street Forecasts
Yahoo! released its fourth quarter financial results today, showing that though the Internet media giant had a healthy surge in net profit for the period, the company's overall performance fell slightly short of Wall Street analysts expectations.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Google May Push IM Interoperability
With Google enabling open federation for its Talk product, will other instant messaging providers open their services for users to chat with people outside of their walled gardens?
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
4Info Dials Up Gannett Deal
A partnership with USA Today parent Gannett sees the newspaper publisher take a minority stake in the 4INFO mobile search and information service.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
MapPoint Snuffed By Windows Live Local
MSN Maps and Directions has been scheduled for the 'Old Yeller' treatment from Microsoft, as they compel users to use the Local Live service.
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Date: 2006-01-17
 
Gather Waves Ad Cash At Bloggers
Blog networks opened a lot of eyes when AOL tossed down about $25 million at Weblogs Inc, and Gather looks like an effort that wants to follow in those high-priced footsteps.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Yahoo May Run “The Runner”
An ABC show championed by ex-ABC president and Yahoo Media Group head Lloyd Braun could get a second life as an online concept.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Aloha To Hawaiian Wikipedia Plagiarist
A long-time entertainment columnist with the Honolulu Star Bulletin plagiarized work from a number of sources, with Wikipedia among them, and lost his job over it.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
DRM Suit Hits Microsoft, Yahoo
An array of technology companies just found out who SoftVault Systems is: a patent holding company that developed digital rights management technology, and the willingness to sue over them.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Microsoft Fremont Becomes An Expo
Fans of classifieds sites can breathe easier, as Microsoft plans to unveil its Windows Live Expo to beta testers in the coming months.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Seagate Ships Vertical Hard Drives...
Scotts Valley, California-based Seagate Technology shipped their latest tiny, high-powered offering in the form of the Momentus. The new drive touts Seagate's perpendicular recording system. This takes the notebook drive capacity to 160 gigabytes, up from the 120 gigs.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Quick Site Looks Can Kill
A web site has 50 milliseconds to make a visual impression on visitors, as a study confirmed just how quickly the human brain could make a judgment.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Blogger, You Are En Fuego
When AdAge's Media Guy, Simon Dumenco, discussed blogging as efficiently published writing; blogging does have a parallel in another type of traditional media, too.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Loomia Searches For your Podcasts
A new search engine, Loomia, comes into view on the horizon. Loomia, launched last June is a search engine designed for podcasts of all sorts. The site is laid out well and is a good place for those new to podcasting to go visit and learn about the new medium. The newest feature they've added is a recommendations section.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Anybody Care That The Robots Are Winning?
This shift to contextual advertising caused by intelligent software has privacy advocates going squirrelly, particularly because the larger public seems relatively unconcerned. After all, says the public, it's all about the end-user experience, not whether a robot saw my iTunes list or my Gmail inbox and made a suggestion.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Video Copyright The Next Big Issue
As online video content becomes even more accessible from both the professional and the amateur ends of the spectrum, copyright issues will continue to plague video providers and creatives.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Yahoo Puts Sponsored Links In Movies
Paid listings that appear in certain Yahoo Directory categories get highlighted as sponsored links, related to the specific category details as they do in search results.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Quaero: French Search Or N.C. Firm?
The much-discussed Quaero project, in development with French tech giant Thomson, adds Bertelsmann AG as the German project lead and partner in the venture; apparently neither of them bothered to do a whois lookup on the name first.
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Date: 2006-01-16
 
Microsoft Incubating Ad Ideas
Video hyperlinking and other technologies occupy the thoughts of developers and engineers in Microsoft's new Beijing-based adLab, a digital advertising research facility.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Google Personalizes Mobile Phones
Mobile phone users can go from simply having Google services available to getting phone-friendly personalized content on those devices.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Slashdot, Digg, And All That Traffic
Once an old iPod story on kottke.org got Dugg, visitors streamed to the story; then Slashdot picked up the story and the fun really began.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Quaero Frightened Off The Web
French technology firm Thomson has withdrawn the Quaero project website after a barrage of interest from people followed French President Chriac's portrayal of Quaero as a Google challenger.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
MySQL Joins The Feds
The General Services Administration, procurement office to the government, has awarded a 5-year contract to MySQL AB for placement in its listings for purchase by federal agencies.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Million Dollar Homepage Falls To DDoS
Lots of outages have hit the now-legendary Million Dollar Homepage site, and have been blamed on a massive distributed denial of service attack.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Yahoo’s Double Standard: France Vs. China
Yahoo has a double standard. A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit by the Sunnyvale portal powerhouse, filed to try and keep a Paris court from enforcing a $15 million fine for displaying Nazi memorabilia for sale on Yahoo's auction site. This is a violation of French law and shows a different game than Yahoo dealing with China.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Trains, Urinals, And Iranian Nuke Mashups
Users around the world have done a lot with the APIs provided by the likes of Google, Yahoo, and Amazon; one site delivers a RSS feed of mashups, so no one has to miss out on the next one to come along.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Helping Teen Bloggers Avoid Stranger Danger
Not every blog reader has the best of intentions. They are, at times, predators of some nature, and use the popularity of the blogosphere among teenagers as a point of strategy for acting out their fantasies. If you have teenage children who are bloggers (statistically there's a good chance of it), then it's a good idea to have them check out BlogSafety.com.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
AOL Doubles Down With Blackjack Bet
Anyone looking for something besides Texas Hold'Em poker will be able to take a gander at the forthcoming digital blackjack site being developed in partnership with the Game Show Network.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Every Keyword Has A Season
Some keyword prices are seasonal, showing a sharp increase around the holidays. Zoom in on that holiday timeline and we find some seasonal keywords are more seasonal than others. Some category prices increase before Christmas, some after, and others hold strong the entire season.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Digg.com: Land of the Geeks
Digg.com is a geek paradise. The top story this morning asked "Remember Dungeons and Dragons 80's cartoon?" I thought, "no. No I don't." But it's been "dugg" over a thousand times. Somebody remembers. In fact, it's a collection of somebodies, the same somebodies who helped populate the top 100 Digg.com stories of 2005. The results are fascinating---and telling.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Monitoring The Blogosphere Costs Big $$$
Recently, a small company called Umbria Market Research got a profile in Forbes Small Business. Their service Buzz Reports was the focus. Buzz Reports is a blogosphere monitoring service costing upwards of $60,000 or more a year. And they maintain they're the cheap ones.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
What Didn't Steve Jobs Say?
There should have been "one more thing" to Steve Jobs keynote at MacWorld the other day, but one noted Mac writer said a well-placed Apple polisher told him the black-turtlenecked one's speech had to be adjusted at the last minute.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Google Maxes Out The Minis
The search appliances from Google have moved with the times, as the company boosts their capacity to meet the demand of their enterprise customers.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Apple, Mobile Me, And Disney
A new trademark caps a week of Apple glee as the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco ends, and we theorize what the next "one more thing" will be from Steve Jobs.
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Date: 2006-01-13
 
Yahoo Exec Puts Career On Automattic
Toni Schneider, lately the man behind Yahoo's Developer Network, will leave the cozy confines of Sunnyvale for the dual joys of heading a startup and partnering in a venture capital firm.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Spitzer Checking Digital Music Collusion
Despite being competitors in the music industry, the big music labels had "most favored nation" terms inserted into contracts with digital music distributors.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Google Talk Tasting Blackberry
Blackberry users get to use Google Talk and Google Local services on their mobile messaging devices as Google makes its maps and chat available for the popular platform.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Google Takes "Overseas" Market from Yahoo
Fortune Magazine reports Google has overtaken Yahoo in Europe and other "overseas" markets, according to an advisor's note to Bear Stearns clients.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
The Return Of Google GLAT
Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David A. Vise's book, "The Google Story," brings back an old Google favorite, the Google Labs Aptitude Test.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Google 4Q Earnings Webcast Jan. 31st
Google will be announce its 2005 fourth quarter results via Webcast on January 31st at 4:30 EST, the search company announced yesterday.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Congressman Aims At Chinese Net Censorship
Representative Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) takes aim at Internet companies doing business and China. He plans to hold hearings as chairman of the House Subcommittee on human rights next month based on reports U.S. Internet companies, including Yahoo and Microsoft, help China to suppress free speech.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
AOL’s Grid Goes Gridiron For Super Sunday
One hand on a hoagie, the other on a mouse--it's the Super Bowl baby, no need to hold the remote. America Online is offering a few companion features to go along with the only sports day that really matters. If you get tired of living in the present with live blogging from the game, the advertisements, and postseason fantasy football, the Web portal has glory moments of the past on file, too.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Are Bloggers In Legal Jeopardy?
So let me get this straight: if someone annoys me online, via a web site or in an email, and doesn't disclose their real name, I can have them hauled off to SuperMax?
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Merrill Lynch Says Yahoo! Price Is Fair
Yahoo! shares were downgraded from "buy" to "neutral" yesterday by Merrill Lynch analyst Lauren Fine. In a note to clients, Fine said the stock price, hovering around $42, is fairly priced and the downgrade resulted from a perceived need for Yahoo! to make fundamental improvements in search marketing.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
RSS Feeds Flying Out Of Orbitz
The online travel site has added syndicated feeds to its services, allowing users to subscribe to a limited number of deals for airfare, hotels, or vacation packages for select destinations.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Google Local Blows Up Blue Adballoons
Google has started placing blue balloons on Google Maps to indicate sponsored search results. Clicking on a balloon pulls up a dialogue box with a brief description, logo, street and web address, and phone number. Right now, it only appears to work with hotels in New York City.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Google, iPod Give Noogies To Competition
Nearly three times as many shoppers chose Google over Yahoo! to search for holiday bargains. If a percent were a person, MSN was searched by a dwarf-only .79% of Shopping and Classified site traffic originated from Redmond. And if you're name's "mp3 player," you'll always be the less talented and unnoticed older brother of iPod. Welcome, MSN and mp3 player, to Charlie Murphy status.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Chat Flame War Ends Up In Court
The only thing worse than a buckeye, is two buckeyes. Of course, I mean the worthless, poisonous nut, not the citizenry of Ohio. Speaking of Ohio (not of worthless nuts), an Ohio man has filed suit against America Online for allegedly failing to protect him from a couple of chat room bullies.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
Baidu Bests Google With China's Wealthy
Rumors of Google's world domination will have to wait a while, as the search engine in which Google has a minority stake holds greater search market share in China than its famed stakeholder.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
CBS Soaping Up Cellphones
Angst, betrayal, deception, murder, of course, soap operas have their bad points too; anyway, CBS has a mobisoap planned for mobile phones, for daily broadcast.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
AdSense Relevance In Blogs Revealed
The continuous battle for relevant ads and the profitable clicks that they can attract on a blog has been a difficult one for the blogger who really needs to see at least a trickle of a revenue stream.
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Date: 2006-01-12
 
MSN Offers Profiling In Europe
A new tool from MSN allows advertisers to profile the potential audience for their campaigns and target particular demographics.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Apple Developers Can Swap For iMacs
Participants who ordered a Developer Transition Kit to help change their applications from PowerPC to the Intel platform can exchange the DTK for a new Intel-based iMac.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Apple, Microsoft Doing Five More Years Of Office
One of the most important application suites for the Mac OS platform, Microsoft Office, continues in availability for Mac users on the Intel platform.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Red Hat Contracts Mono
The kids at Red Hat need to be checked out for Mono because it looks like they've accepted their software infrastructure into the Fedora project. This deal is significant because Mono does business with enemies of Red Hat including Novell and Microsoft.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Sun Giving Oracle Money
Investors in Sun Microsystems have another reason to be concerned about the company's direction, as Sun plans to pay the initial license fee for Oracle Enterprise Edition database software on its high-end hardware.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
And Then There Were 3 Google Chefs
Steve Petusevsky's quest to score one of two executive chef jobs at Google's Mountain View headquarters continues, as he revealed he is one of three finalists.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
French Flail Away At Google Again
The latest news out of the center of global culture and doggie-do in the streets claimed the in-development Quaero search engine aims to challenge Google for search superiority.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Yahoo, BBC Take Flight With Boeing
The next in-flight options from Internet provider Connexion by Boeing feature live television options for laptop computer-equipped passengers.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
News Flash: Free Is Better
The telephone interviewer, on her 799th phone call, grew tired of the reverberated "Duh!" that came hurtling past her eardrums. A final survey respondent answered in kind to the question, "would you rather pay $1.99 to watch a video or get it for free with commercials?…Uh huh. Uh huh. I see." And that was the end of the poll.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Take A Terabyte Out Of Search
A terabyte, in short, is a lot-a whole lot. This is probably why dtSearch Corp. is proud of their new product line of enterprise and developer text retrieval software. If a product line could brag, it would say, "I can fetch terabytes, with an "s," of documents across a desktop, network, Internet or Intranet."
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Yahoo! HotJobs Books Hot Off The Presses
First on the Web, now at Barnes & Noble, Yahoo! announced today the release of three books designed to help job seekers improve their chances of placement and career success. The series is authored by Yahoo! HotJobs in-house career experts Dan Finnigan and Marc Karasu and published by Sterling Publishing.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Microsoft Adjusts Software Support Cycle
The end of the Microsoft Support Lifecycle will change to coincide with the "Patch Tuesday" security bulletin release cycle instead of coming before. Exchange Server 5.5 will be the first to benefit from this.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Google May Launch E-Book Store
Google may have an online e-book store in the works. CEO Eric Schmidt implied this to reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, according to BBC News.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Google Analytics Cautiously Reopens
Users who want to be part of Google's online website analytics service should start checking their inboxes for an email invite from Google to join the program.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
No Deep-Pocketed Friends For Friendster
Everything looked good for Friendster, with the features and social networking tools it provided the online community; one day, MySpace came along, and Friendster suddenly became wallflower number one at the junior high dance.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Mamma Up On InfoSpace Interest
Takeover talk began swirling about metasearch engine Mamma.com, with InfoSpace rumored as the potential bling-bearing suitor for Mamma's heart.
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Date: 2006-01-11
 
Google Surges In Search
The gap between the top two search engines widened in November 2005, as US searchers Googled it for nearly four out of every ten searches they conducted.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Digg Crowd Becomes A Mob
The 'wisdom of crowds' theory experienced a setback when the community of users for the popular Digg.com tech site focused their ire on an O'Reilly editor, accusing him of stealing source code.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
AOL Ends Truveo Startup Status
The video search engine Truveo didn't spend very much time as a stand-alone company, as AOL came calling with a briefcase full of money and left with the business in hand.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Tag This Article As "Government"
Federal government technology managers have been weighing the merits of tagging content with metadata, and whether such metadata will be of value in the future.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Kevin Rose Unveils MacWorld Goodies
Digg's founder has followed up his 2005 Macworld scoop with one for the 2006 show, as his sources deliver a list of the latest toys hidden under Steve Jobs' black turtleneck.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Have SEMs Learned The Super Bowl Lesson?
The 24 hours following Super Bowl XL will be the litmus test gauging the advertising world's skill at integrating their offline and online campaigns. Those who've successfully stretched the $2.6 million spent on a 30-second spot will no doubt have ensured their brand's presence in the search engines and have rewarded the searcher once they've hit the advertiser's website.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Your Next Job Depends On Google
It's not who you know that will get you the next cushy corporate job, but what you know, and that 'what' is everyone's favorite search advertising company and its place in the world.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Murdoch: MySpace The Next Big Portal
Take the News Corp publisher's vast fortune, add it to the very popular social networking site MySpace, and suddenly Rupert Murdoch is playing Fox to the major portal sites like MSN, Yahoo, and AOL.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Google Pulls Away From The Rest
Google's share of search queries has grown to 47 percent over the last three years. But, the no-frills homepage isn't pulling searchers away from Yahoo!, whose busy portal page has held runner-up status over the same time period, but rather from the chronically third-place MSN. If a search party has left the Redmond campus querying for their lost searchers, they can save the tread on their Vans. They've gone to Google.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
"Phantom's" First, But What About In Search?
After Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" became the longest running show on Broadway, I wanted to see where it ranked in search.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Holiday Music Downloads Set Records
The week between Christmas and New Years Day saw 20 million songs downloaded, more than doubling the record set the week before Christmas, according Nielsen SoundScan and E-Commerce Times.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Star Jones AOL Love Coach;World Ends Tomorrow
Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha bleeeyech! Sorry, just got finished reading this press release. Star Jones (Reynolds) is now offering her services as a "Love Coach" on America Online. Ha ha ha ha (--cheeks inflate to relive a past lunch--).
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Vista Sounds To Feature Math Rocker
Why have you never heard of math rock? Because the cool kids won't buy it. But now that geeks are cool, the next incarnation of Windows operating system, Vista, will feature the mesmerizing new age mathematical sounds of Robert Fripp. Sorry, no Zamfir and his pan flute this time either.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Google Heeds Mac Fans On Earth
The bright kids in the Googleplex decided to contribute a little something to Steve Jobs' keynote performance at MacWorld, and announced the release of Google Earth for the Mac OS.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Alito Junkies Can Get A Search Fix
You can't be too rich, too thin, or have too much access to the opinions of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, now available in a searchable format.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Did AOL Fool Google With Truveo Deal?
By purchasing video search startup Truveo, AOL may have given its pal at Google a little kick in the ribs after making off with $1 billion of their investment.
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Date: 2006-01-10
 
Yahoo! In Bed With Sheraton
Yahoo! and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts have teamed up to provide free wireless access to hotel guests. Initially available only in San Diego, Boston, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, Yahoo! Link@ Sheraton will be Internet access available in the hotel lobbies, designated lounges and in guest rooms.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Microsoft Touts Windows On Linux Site
Microsoft has long made various efforts to show how Windows exceeds Linux in a variety of enterprise situations, but a current advertising campaign by the company showed up in an unlikely place.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Google Video Player Leaves The Pack
After an obsessively covered keynote address by Google co-founder Larry Page, Google unveiled its one-stop software offering, Google Pack; shortly thereafter, one piece of software vanished from the download page.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Wal-Mart Embarrassed By Movie Listings
The world's biggest retailer issued apologies after discovering several prominent African-American themed films listed as "similar items" for titles like "Planet of the Apes."
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Brushing Up With AdWords Learning Center
Whether and SEM pro or not, the AdWords Learning Center may be some help. From tutorials on optimization to lessons on local targeting, the Google webpage can help even the best search marketers bone up and reinforce their skills.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
SimpleFeed And The Year Of RSS
Once Microsoft acknowledged the importance of RSS feeds by making them features in forthcoming versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer, and the Vista operating system, they made 2006 the year to watch for RSS; it's a view SimpleFeed CEO Mark Carlson hopes to see broaden dramatically.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Dohop.com’s Airline Search In Flight
A new flight search engine out of Iceland searches over 650 airline databases as well as well known sites like Travelocity and Orbits to bring back a long list of available flight path options. Dohop.com also gives transfer times and several currency options.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Google Base Stops Blocking Subdomains
Last week, the team at Google Base announced a fix in their latest update, removing a glitch that disallowed bulk uploads that included subdomains.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Extra, Extra, Google Ads In The Papers
The Chicago Sun-Times emerged as the latest place to find Google print advertising, after it began its print experiments with a couple of tech magazines in 2005.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Yahoo!’s Turned Yellow
Yellowpages.com, AT&T, and BellSouth have all signed on to an agreement with Yahoo! to receive directory placement in Yahoo! Local and Yahoo! Yellow Pages.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Battlestar Galactica On The Net
For many science fiction fans, the show Battlestar Galactica on the SciFi Channel was a great thing indeed. One thing about creative team involved on the show, they've embraced the Internet and it's many wonders on the net.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Bill Clinton Spends Time in Redmond?
Rumors are always abound all over the place. It could be your cousin is seeing someone a little older than they should be. Maybe your brother got a speeding ticket no one was supposed to know about. Or perhaps a former president of the United States might be considering a job at the top of a tech company.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Yahoo! Writes Itself Into Notebooks
Yahoo!'s the new AOL. Toshiba notebook computers will begin coming preinstalled with Yahoo! Music Engine this month, which probably means, like AOL pre-installs, it'll be a pain to get rid of if you're not interested.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Poor Richard’s Search Engine
If immortality had attached itself to the physical body as it did the spiritual body of Benjamin Franklin, he would have been 300 years old on January 17th of this year. Clusty.com, via creator Vivisimo, is celebrating "The Tercentenary" by adding a special search tag to its usual News, Images, and so forth, simply entitled "Ben."
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Yahoo Jams On Webjay Buy
The portal company starts the week after CES with a new social networking company purchase; this time Terry Semel's M&A have picked up music playlist community site Webjay.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Facebook Users Stick It To The Man
Campus police have been using Facebook to track down on-campus parties, but some students decided to turn Facebook against their tormentors with a prank that got big-time media coverage.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
Then: Purity Tests; Now: Psychoanalysis Online
Internet tests of someone's IQ or alleged "purity" have long existed on the Web, but now computer technology has advanced far enough to allow scientists to craft tests to assess one's potential for autism or racial bias.
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Date: 2006-01-09
 
AOL Gets Its Viiv On With Intel
Video and other entertainment on demand for Intel Viiv-based PCs emerged as a new digital entertainment service partnership from CES 2006.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Verizon Joins The Net Greed Chorus
Yet another telecom CEO, this time Verizon's Ivan Seidenberg, sees the need for content providers like Google and Microsoft as well as consumers to pay for the network.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Image Ads More Impressive Than Text
Though much has been made of contextual advertising and the text-based ads it delivers, marketers prefer graphical advertising by an overwhelming margin.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Google A Victory For Waterloo
After purchasing a small technology firm based in Waterloo, Ontario, Google has decided to expand its presence by adding more staff in Waterloo.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Apple Bursting To Sue Over Patents
The nascent video download market Apple has tried to develop with iTunes and the video iPod could mean paying Burst some serious technology licensing fees.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Problems of Internet Social Communities
Probably the hottest thing on the Internet right now, that drives ad revenues and many other things floating around the web, are the social communities. These communities, descended from the chat rooms, continue to culminate in Flickr groups and MySpace groups. But with all this warmth, love and friendship, is there a dark side?
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Intel Drops Broadband TV Bomb
The most recognizable Grandpa story involves a multi-mile trek to a one-room schoolhouse in the most oppressive inclement weather up a spinning hill…barefoot. Let me be the first to call it. Intel and a bunch of others have just delivered our generation's Grandpa story.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Get DirectTV In Xbox 360
Just like any other big tech convention, cool announcements always float out that make everyone giddy like children and this is no exception. DirectTV announced they would be pairing up with software goliath Microsoft to put the digital television service in the Xbox 360.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Wanted: An Un-Screwy Shopping Cart
The scenario: A limited budget and more limited knowledge of coding and SEO make choosing a shopping cart software for a website a frustrating task. If you have no idea what I'm talking about then you needn't read the rest of this article. Enjoy your customizable open source build from the ground up world. If this is your predicament, welcome to the club and read on.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Hispanic Demo Gets Hotter
The Hispanic online community is a demographic that shouldn't be ignored by the online marketer. In fact, this demographic is one of the fastest growing and most earnest groups of Internet users, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
A Google Fashion Lesson
Nobody can say Google doesn't have a sense of humor. But they might be able to say Google doesn't have a sense of fashion. At least at the Google Store, they have something for everybody, like…
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Clinton To Redmond And Other Tech Rumors
In an industry where speculation, guesswork, and leaked information form the bulk of the stories generated in the news, this week in technology pretty much took the biscuit.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Yahoo Local Dials YellowPages Deal
YellowPages.com listings have a new place for online display: the immense number of pages contained in Yahoo's local site.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Google Pack Goes Live
A new Google subdomain replete with the software packages comprising Google Pack went online today and offers Windows PC users nearly everything they need to make their computers very useful.
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Date: 2006-01-06
 
Ex-Googler Finds Lawyers Under The Tree
Ron Garret, a former Google staffer contributing to the Xooglers blog, hasn't been posting workplace anecdotes recently; it seems some legal types with big Gs on their Louis Vuitton attaches want a brief word with him.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Page Bringing Google Pack, Videos To CES
The keynote by Google co-founder Larry Page at CES 2006 will unveil video purchase options and a new downloadable software pack from the company.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Gmail Trademark Battle In Canada
Google had to discontinue using the Gmail name in the United Kingdom after being unable to resolve a legal challenge, but faces a less-threatening challenge in Canada.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Spam, But Not Spam; 10 Email Mktg. Must Dos
The line between email marketers and spammers is a thin one. But for many legitimate e-business professionals, targeted email is an essential part of the business. The next wave of email marketing is permission-based, and companies are working to differentiate their bulk emails from spam.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Taking Aim At Online Auctions
There's nothing like the simple joys of finding something on eBay, putting in a bid, watching the auction clock tick down, and having someone snipe the item out from under the rest of the bidders.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Google Box Has Competition
We are at the beginning of the battle for brand recognition in the Web-to-TV market. As the broadband revolution climbs to critical mass usability, there will be little difference between the Web and TV.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
HD DVD Gets Launch Date
Toshiba picked March 2006 for the consumer debut of their next-generation DVD format players; it's only an astonishing coincidence that the Sony PlayStation 3 with Blu-ray disc support launches in the spring of 2006.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Don’t Surf And Drive: MSN TV To Go
Microsoft, like the other major players in the tech world, isn't about to miss the boat on Web and mobile entertainment. Google and Yahoo will no doubt be launching a media blitz at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Microsoft has won't be overshadowed. The Redmond-based software-and-everything-else company has made agreements to take MSN TV to the car and anything else that moves.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Last Bit Of ‘Internet History’ For Sale On eBay
In case you hadn't heard about it on CNN, Fox, ABC, or MSNBC among others, the final 1,000 pixels on The Million Dollar Home Page are for sale on eBay. With 5 days remaining, the current bid is just over $145,000. The simple and brilliant idea from the 21-year-old mind of Alex Tews has web-entrepreneurs shrieking "why didn't I think of that?" as they scramble to put up imitation sites offering anything from skin to dismemberment.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Technorati Adds Link-Love Icons
Technorati's Niall Kennedy announced on the company's weblog two new features in their search results. Two icons will appear next to the blogs signifying how much link love a particular blog receives.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Microsoft Releases WMF Patch Early
Rather than wait through the weekend until Patch Tuesday, Microsoft made a patch for the critical flaw available today.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Gates, Gadgets, And Google Burgerbots
Microsoft's Bill Gates opened CES in Las Vegas with his traditional keynote address, corporate blogger Robert Scoble keyed it all in, and Steve Ballmer took a virtual beating at the hands of his subordinate Chief Software Architect.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
No Google Oppression At Xooglers
There's no reason to fear for the ex-Googlers behind the Xoogler blog, despite the keen interest of Google Legal in their posts.
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Date: 2006-01-05
 
Blogging For Artists
Dilbert creator Scott Adams has put out the call on his blog for comic strip artists; no, not for Dilbert, but for another comic strip he wants to see succeed.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Google Not Toying With Homepage Ads
A site in Belarus looks like the Google homepage displaying advertising in Belarusian, but the site is not owned by Google.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Google Snags Wireless Patent
Innovations developed by Google to accelerate the flow of data to wireless devices using the CDMA standard earned a US patent.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
AOL Ad Asks Is Net Good Or Bad?
The UK version of AOL has presented a discussion site about the Internet, with a pair of videos detailing points for both sides of the good/bad argument, and invites visitors to share their views.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Metcalfe Calls Linux 25-Year-Old “Clunker”
Some may not know who Dr. Bob Metcalfe is but chances are they're working with something he created, namely the Ethernet. He's got a few ideas on where things are headed and he sees video as prime player. He went on to say our current operating systems are out of date, calling Windows and Linux clunkers.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Belarus, You’re So Busted
Google believers, your homepage is still free from advertising, at least for now. After every Googlophile in the blogosphere cried foul over Google's Belarus homepage sporting text ads to the side, Google replied with a simple, "that's not ours."
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Oppression For Blogs In China, Germany
Microsoft takes down a Chinese language blog on MSN Spaces, while a German blogger's appearance in Google rankings for a court's name earns him a cease-and-desist letter from the court.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Tyloon Yellow Page Search El-Speak-O La Lengua
A new online yellow pages and local search engine was recently launched called Tyloon that searches US directory listings, accepting both Chinese and Spanish keyword queries, or a mix of those with English. The service also returns maps and driving directions.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Wall Street Journal Legally Blogging
It took the Journal 106 years to make color a part of the print edition, but the publishers have integrated blogging relatively quickly to the online version of the paper.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Four Cyber Mondays?
Everybody was so busy being excited about Cyber Monday after the news told them to be, that we missed the announcement that the 12th busiest shopping day of the year was actually 3rd on the list of Cyber Mondays, after Cyber Mondays 2 and 3, but not 4, depending on which day Christmas is. And now it's become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Yahoo! Multi Messenger Up For Download
It looks like the hacker team at Addict3d.com have developed an application that allows users to run multiple Yahoo! Messenger account simultaneously.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Google Ready To Launch PPV?
After the mostly Google-less holiday season, the rumor mill is churning warp speed in the New Year. The Google PC is suddenly on the braniac minds of journalists and alpha-geek bloggers, as is Google Box or Cube or something, and suddenly-the idea seems perfectly likely and doable-a pay-per-view video service complete with its own payment system and hardware that could really benefit the indie film maker.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Print Media Sobs Bitterly About Bloggers
A Tucson Weekly columnist put forth the half-joking suggestion that real journalists should take a year off and give bloggers nothing to borrow, as I'm doing here.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Google Base Clears Up Subdomain Problem
A recent update by the engineers behind Google Base has fixed a problem affecting users who tried submitting bulk upload data to the site.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
More Mouse Offerings On iTunes
The Walt Disney Company has expanded the number of programs it will make available through Apple's iTunes video service.
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Date: 2006-01-04
 
Findory Marks 2nd Anniversary
The news aggregator with a heavy personalization edge has been around for two years, seeing significant growth in traffic and viewed hits each quarter.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Apple Keeps South Park's Bad Words
A show that looks very low-tech in appearance has a powerful hi-tech back-end when it comes to storing episodes of "South Park."
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Windows Getting Movies Before The iPod
The Starz cable channel plans to unveil its Vongo service, which will allow subscribers to download movies to portable video players.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Amazon API Helps Open Rebate Site
RefundPlease.com keeps track of price changes for items purchased by users; a price drop within 30 days of purchase entitles the buyer to apply for a rebate.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Google Share Target Soars To $600
The sky may be the limit for many, but for Google it looks even higher, as analyst firm Piper Jaffray ups its prediction to $600 per share of GOOG.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Wales Scuttles Wikipedia Ad Talk, Kind Of
Advertising was the hot issue after a Times Online UK interview with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales seemed to indicate they would be part of the online encyclopedia's future.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Anyone Can Blog; Not All Are Journalists
Around this time last year, New York University professor Jay Rosen declared the "bloggers vs. journalists" debate closed. He cited New York Times writer John Schwartz' own admission that "for vivid reporting from the enormous zone of tsunami disaster, it was hard to beat the blogs."
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
IAB Releases Commercial Video Guidelines
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) recently released a set of guidelines for creating online video commercials as well as a compliance program to assist advertisers identify publishers and technology providers that follow the guidelines. Some big name Web companies have signed on to the compliance program like Yahoo!, Walt Disney Internet, MSN, Fox Interactive, CBS, and NY Times Digital.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Online Job Ads Decline
Online want-ad volume dipped in November as the number of new online job ads dropped by 187,400 postings, according to The Conference Board.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Google Should Spice Up Chef Search
Several months of querying for a pair of new executive chefs for the Googleplex has yielded an odd outcome to date: zero results returned.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Craigslist Stomps Out Spiders
A tweak to the craigslist.org robots.txt file now bans all spidering, including that done by Google or Yahoo, from taking place.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Blogger Improved BlogThis!
The bookmarklet from Google's Blogger has been tweaked to add some formatting buttons for easier on-the-page blogging.
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Date: 2006-01-03
 
Microsoft Donates $25K To Creative Commons
The licensing organization headed by Lawrence Lessig made its 2005 fundraising goal courtesy of a late-arriving check with a Redmond return address.
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Date: 2006-01-02
 
Google Passes 2005 In Blog Style
The official Google blog has been the search advertising company's way of discussing its business moves and other actions over the course of the previous year.
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Date: 2006-01-02
 
Yet Another 2006 Tech Predictions List
Many experienced, thoughtful authors in the tech world attempt to forecast what's likely to happen in the forthcoming year; we're glad they've done that so we can focus on getting a few cheap laughs at the expense of others.
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Date: 2006-01-02
 
Ad Potential Weighs On Wikipedia
Thousands of visitors, tons of content, and advertisers begging for a bit of that real estate may be a dream to site publishers, but for Jimmy Wales it's a different concern.
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Date: 2006-01-02
 
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