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Balthaser Could Be The Next NTP
The US Patent Office delivered something even sweeter than chocolate to web development company owner Neil Balthaser on Valentine's Day: a rich-media patent that could be worth millions of dollars.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
The Great Click 'N' Fraud Swindle
A variety of scams, fraudsters, and software tools could contribute to as much as a billion dollars of fake click activity each year.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
Blogger.com Goes To The Phones
Sony Ericsson and Google have made a deal that will place Google's search and its Blogger software on upcoming mobile phone models.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
The Beautiful People On Search
Noted online pundits Matt Cutts from Google, Robert Scoble from Microsoft, and Jeremy Zawodny from Yahoo took part in the Pundits On Search panel during day two of SES 2006 New York.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
Feedster To Launch In Japan, Then China
Feedster will launch the Japanese version of its RSS and blog search engine soon, according to Feedster President Chris Redlitz. Feedster recently received funding to do so from Japanese investment firm Mitsui and Co., and the move will also help another future transition into the Chinese market by the end of the year at the earliest.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
SES NY: Thinking about the Future
I was in the 'Search Pundits' session this morning here at Search Engine Strategies in New York. Basically, you had Robert Scoble, Matt Cutts, Jeremy Zawodny, Zia Daniell Wigder and David Vise sitting up front with Danny Sullivan moderating questions from the audience.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
Google Shares Down Big On Report
A $25.74 drop in Google's share price, to $364.50, followed statements from its CFO that the company's growth is slowing.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
President Bush Hails Alternative Media
The various blogs, websites, and radio shows supportive of the President and his Administration's agenda have given George W. Bush an edge against a frequently hostile mainstream media.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
DearAOL: Email Fees Are Wrong
America Online (AOL) seems to have created a tempest of backlash on the Internet regarding their recent suggestion to start charging fees for email. A number of voices in the tech industry criticized almost immediately. Now the politicos are out in force and there are a lot of unlikely bedfellows ready to give some not-so-pleasant pillow talk to the massive company. This time, it's not a "Dear John" letter; it's a "DearAOL" letter.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
SES NY: Ask Party Invokes Star Wars
Last night Ask.com hosted an afterparty at club LQ here in New York. Being the intrepid and dedicated souls we are, Jason Miller and I took one for the team and braved the hazards and horrors of open bars and loud music... and cool fighting robots and video games and well, you get the idea.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
SES NY: The Topix.net Approach To Web News
I met briefly with Chris Tolles from Topix.net this afternoon. We had talked a bit back in December at the Chicago SES. At that point, Topix was on the verge of a couple of fairly substantial changes so I figured I'd swing by their booth and see how things were working out.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
MSN Pulls A Street-Side Drive-By
The Virtual Earth team at MSN has managed to go from concept to launch in a matter of weeks with their on-the-street perspective of Seattle and San Francisco.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
Live Expo Nudges Craigslist, Papers
A public beta test of Microsoft's social listing service, Expo Live, debuted online today to stake out the company's claim on the classifieds market.
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Date: 2006-02-28
 
Teoma Teominated
The Teoma technology at the heart of the Ask.com search engine will be back with the new name of ExpertRank, and Teoma.com redirects to Ask.com now.
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
Google Runs Superficial Video Ads
From contextual text advertising to image banners to rich media advertising, Google has now extended what it can do with its AdSense network.
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
MySpace Prompts School To Warn Parents
A Midwestern private school has sent home warnings about students placing personal information on the popular networking site MySpace.com.
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
CBS Has Eye On Wireless Subscriptions
Breaking news and entertainment alerts from CBS and Entertainment Tonight provide up to five daily alerts that include text as well as matching pictures and video for compatible mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
Lifetime Changes Include Online Boost
A Lexington, KY, high school received the reality show treatment from the Lifetime cable channel, which devoted web development forum hosting, and other new technology to supplement the upcoming reality series "Cheerleader Nation."
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
Casting A Net For Podcasts
There are effective ways to search for podcasts, and more importantly, to prepare the podcasts you create for indexing, as a session at SES 2006 New York discussed.
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
Bill Gates Wants To Be Steve Jobs
Microsoft has one more thing for Apple: a product announcement on Tuesday afternoon that will follow an Apple "special event" earlier in the day.
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Date: 2006-02-27
 
Blogs Are Just Websites
The Internet has embraced blogs as both an individual and business revolution. For individuals it is a way to be heard and spread your point of view. For business it is both a way to foster customer loyalty and also a hip method of creating consumer buzz.
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Date: 2006-02-26
 
Yahoo Ending Competitor Trademark Bids
As of March 1st, Yahoo Search Marketing will change its policy regarding bids for trademarks by competitive advertisers.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Yahoo Music Exec Is No DRM Fan
Yahoo Music VP and general manager Dave Goldberg suggested to attendees at the Music 2.0 conference that music labels should try selling their songs online without the encumbrance of copy protection schemes.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Google Shows Mac Users The Widget Love
Three Dashboard Widgets from the talented engineers at Google offer Mac users some extra Google functionality in OS X.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Google Finance Possibly Sighted
Globe-trotting Search Engine Journal editor Loren Baker has noted the appearance of queries from google.com/finance in his site's logfiles.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
The MySpace Mirage
With 50 million registered users, MySpace should be one of the most powerful online communities on the Internet; but many of those users register and depart, to never be seen again.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Google: Cell Phones Better Choice For Porn
The young executive sits with his back against the terminal wall and flips open his mobile phone. Using Google's Mobile Search, he begins sifting through an array of tawdry "religious experiences" and nobody's the wiser. Mr. Yuppie, like many others, chooses his mobile over his PC to seek out pornography, and Google has the numbers to prove it.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Open Source Vyatta Takes On Hardware
After years of open source projects like Linux and MySQL taking share from proprietary software companies, hardware makers like Cisco and Juniper get to experience the heart-stopping terror of open source hardware hitting the market.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Building The Googtopia Out Of Legos
The beauty of being a young idealist billionaire is that you can set up a little world exactly the way you like it. The exception, perhaps, is that everybody's horning in on your private life-but who isn't fascinated by quirky weirdness of the Googleplex bricklayers? Even sweeter for the dynamic duo, they can afford to be weird-and heroic.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
No Injunction Against RIM, BlackBerry For Now
US District Court Judge James Spencer declined to issue an immediate injunction that could have disrupted millions of BlackBerry users' service.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Google Video Charging Admission For TV Ads
To heap on one more thing to screw with your head this Friday, Google is selling vintage commercials through its Google Video search. You heard right, if you want to view the commercial, you'll have to pay a dollar. Anybody else hear Gabriel's trumpet?
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
NBC Shoots Self In Foot
Never mind how much Saturday Night Live has blown chunks in recent years and has little to compete with Mad TV. The first SNL video clip to take the Internet by storm in a long while, Chronicles of Narnia rap spoof "Lazy Sunday," belongs to NBC. Don't even think about generating buzz for them.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Google Enables Buying On Base
A handful of sellers have been granted the ability to sell items on Google Base to other users with a Google Account and a credit card.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Yahoo Encodes PHP Developer Center
PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf works for Yahoo, and now his programming creation is part of Yahoo's Developer Network.
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Date: 2006-02-24
 
Yahoo Answers With Improvements
If you've got questions, the users at Yahoo Answers don't have blank stares; they may have answered your question already, and the Yahoo Answers engineers have made it easier to find that answer with the wonders of Ajax programming.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Google, EarthLink Pair On Two-Tiered WiFi
The two companies submitted competing bids during San Francisco's call for wireless broadband proposals, but have now teamed on a single proposal that will offer two tiers of service.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Blog Readership Down, Influence Up
Nearly ten years after blogging began in earnest, the readership of blogs among Internet users ranks well below other activities those users do online regularly.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Google Users Display Biggest Brand Loyalty
For years, the major search engines have been building membership lists by offering a diverse range of services to registered users.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Yahoo! Gets Into Allah-t Of Trouble
Yahoo! has found itself in the midst of a new controversy after blocking the use of the word "allah" in email account registrant screen names. The uproar sparked from an unlikely complainant, Ed Callahan, whose name includes the banned letter sequence. Yahoo! has since reversed its policy.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
How To Chat Up Writers
Reporters, bloggers, journalists, writers, authors, call us whatever you like, but when you do call, please bring something of interest to the table.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Olympics Web Traffic Creams American Idol
Though Fox's TV pop culture phenom "American Idol" is dominating Olympic coverage in terms of ratings, traffic to NBCOlympics.com nearly quintupled traffic to IdolOnFox.com during the week ending February 12th, Nielsen/NetRatings reports.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Google Page Creator Closed By Demand
Only a few hours after news of Google Page Creator made the rounds, including appearances on Digg and Slashdot, Google has closed the service to new account requests.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
ITunes Hits One Billion Downloads
Michigan resident Alex Ostrovsky downloaded the one billionth song from Apple's iTunes Music Store just past midnight Thursday. In doing so, Ostrovsky rocked his way into a lot of loot.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Find A Soprano On Google Maps And Whack’im
HBO is planning to promote the new season of "Sopranos" by using Google Maps. Time Warner's cable network plans to form interactive maps of New Jersey to keep track of the characters and where events occur, as well as a way to help viewers remember old storylines.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Yahoo Search Opens Up Wikipedia
Yahoo's work with Wikipedia takes another step with Yahoo Search; queries that return Wikipedia entries along with other search results will have additional direct links to Wikipedia resources.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Greenspan Still Angry Over MySpace Deal
Ex-Intermix CEO Brad Greenspan still hasn't gotten over the sale of his former company, the parent firm of MySpace, to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
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Date: 2006-02-23
 
Google Answers Enterprise Desktop Concerns
After Gartner Research published the opinion that Google Desktop users in a business setting should use the Enterprise version of the product, Google released an updated edition of that product.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Windows Passes Unix In Server Market
Spending for Windows servers passed that for Unix servers in the fourth quarter of 2005, as Windows passed the venerable operating system in the global market for the first time.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Technorati Has Its Favorites
A new feature on the Technorati blog search site lets users dub blogs as Favorites; users can track those blogs for updates and share those Favorites with others.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Google Makes Brilliant Choice For Charity
The Well co-founder Larry Brilliant has accepted the position as the executive director of Google's philanthropic endeavor, Google.org. Larry Brilliant brings a combination of medical background and technological savvy to his new job...
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
MSN AdCenter: Preview Today, Flat Tomorrow
If you are curious about how ads from the forthcoming adCenter service will look after it replaces Overture this summer, a testing site lets visitors glimpse the future according to adCenter. What it doesn't show: the prospect of a leveled-off online ad marketplace.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Technorati’s Blogger Tip: Aim For The Middle
Technorati's Dave Sifry has a word of advice for blogger upstarts: find your niche and aim for "The Magic Middle." Sifry says there's a middle ground, where topic specialization, a modest number of inbound links, and a little help from some new features can be enough to climb the ladder of blog success.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
BlackBerry Gets Patent Boost
The Patent Office has rejected all five patents held by NTP, just ahead of a hearing on Friday that could still shutdown Research In Motion's BlackBerry service in the United States.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Feedster Rises From Dead, Kicks Technorati
After Microsoft's Robert Scoble instructed his blog readers to place the word "brrreeeport" on their own blogs to test the various blog engines, the blogosphere reacted quickly and Technorati was quick to toot its own horn as the winner. Feedster begs to differ and thinks Yahoo should kiss its...
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Why Google and Yahoo Both Love eBay
eBay Inc. is the number one and number two sponsored link advertiser for both Google and Yahoo!, reports Nielsen/NetRatings. Dwarfing other advertisers in the top five, eBay and eBay's Shopping.com have spent more on search marketing than Target and Interactive Corp. combined (and then some).
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
IBM Subpoenas Microsoft About SCO
The long legal feud between IBM and SCO over alleged infringement of source code owned by SCO took a dramatic step in its discovery phase.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Google Research Steps Up To Blogging
Google breaks out the Ph.D. Googlers, equips them with titanium slide rules, and sends them out to throw down with Mensa.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Injunction Pending Against Google Image Search
"In spite of the huge benefit search engines like Google provide", US District Court Judge, A Howard Matz has ruled that that images drawn from a pornographic, membership based site Perfect10, might violate US copyright laws.
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Date: 2006-02-22
 
Retailers Face Challenge Of Keyword Costs
As more and more marketers enter the paid search market, competition for desired keywords has driven up the prices.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
AOL, WebEx AIM At The Office
A collaboration between AOL and online meeting facilitator WebEx plan to offer a business version of AIM to enterprise customers on a subscription basis.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
Jarboe Optimizes SES New York Schedule
Greg Jarboe, known for his SEO work and SES talks, has some advice for the first-time Search Engine Strategies attendee.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
Click-To-Call May Ring Up $3.7 Billion
By 2010, the click-to-call ad market could be worth substantial money to the search advertising industry.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
MSN Search Now Searches Microsoft.com
The tech company has shifted from using its dated search technology to implementing MSN Search throughout Microsoft.com.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
Time Photos The Good Side Of Google
A photo essay from Time Magazine shows the warm and fuzzy workers' utopia of Google's Mountain View headquarters in all its sun-drenched glory.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
The Newest Blogictionary Entry: Spings
In the most recent installment of Technorati's State of the Blogosphere, Dave Sifry enlightens us to not only the growth statistics of weblogs, but also offers a little more insight as to the nature of the spam beast. Spam pings (spings) present the latest challenge to keeping Technorati's index uncluttered.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
BitTorrent Deals SXSW Music, Film Trailers
The forthcoming South by Southwest music and film conferences will deliver music compilations and movie trailers using BitTorrent's P2P technology.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
Sony PS3 Delay No Big Deal
Microsoft has failed to capitalize on what could be a significant delay in the launch of the next-generation gaming console from Sony, but Sony probably is not too concerned about a second-half 2006 debut if it comes to pass.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
Apple Schedules Fun For Next Tuesday
A select group of invitees will visit Apple's Cupertino campus on February 28th to see what is new from the company.
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Date: 2006-02-21
 
Google Subpoena Woes Double
If Google does not succeed in fending off Gonzalez v Google, the ACLU said it would have to ask for the same information the government requested.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
Ask Sending Jeeves To Retirement
The oft-rumored removal of the iconic butler Jeeves from the Ask.com search engine has arrived, with the well-dressed embodiment of discreet and exemplary service contemplating his post-search engine life.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
The Google Friends And Family Plan
Before Google unveils its beta products, they appear to utilize some early beta testers close to home, or more to the point, close to their employees' homes.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
AOL Prepping Video Search Update
DVD quality videos and the integration of visual crawling technology from AOL's recent purchase of the Truveo video search engine will be unveiled in AOL's video search this week.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
Beer, Nakedness Win In Super Bowl Ad Poll
Beer, senseless nudity and cavemen. As football fans remember the glory days of human development, these images made their way from computer screen to brain to conditioned response voting on AOL's Super Sunday Ad poll. Homo Inteneticus viewed the Super Bowl ads some 42 million times and two-thirds of the time hailed beer as the winner.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
Gartner Warns Firms On Google Desktop
The research company thinks that corporations should utilize the Enterprise version of Google Desktop if they permit the product in their operations.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
MySpace To Get Safety Czar
Advertisers are hitting News Corp. where it hurts by looking for escape clauses in their MySpace contracts. As negative press mounts for the phenomenally successful young blogger website over an apparent rash of sexual predation, News Corp. plans to appoint a "safety czar" to help assuage the fears of parents and educators.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
PreFound Sharing Revenue With Topic Experts
People who join the community-oriented search engine PreFound.com can apply to be Featured Finders and get all the Google AdSense revenue derived from their PreFound pages.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
MySQL Counters Oracle With A Purchase
MySQL AB, the company behind the popular open source database, has acquired Netfrastructure Inc and gets a database guru in the deal.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
Microsoft Begins VoIP ‘Bloodbath’
What many had speculated for a while seems to have been verified from the words of Steve Ballmer: Microsoft is entering the VoIP market, offering free calling through Wi-Fi-ready mobile phones running Office Communicator for Windows Mobile. Upon the news, one analyst predicted a "bloodbath" for mobile operator stocks.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
IPTV A Threat To Cable
A poll conducted by Harris Interactive shows that most consumers would be willing to give up their cable or satellite TV subscriptions if an acceptable IPTV alternative were offered. Also, while a switch to IPTV may prove challenging for networks and cable companies, it offers a better TV experience for the consumer.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
AdCenter Could Have Demographic Edge
Unlike Yahoo or Google, MSN provides a variety of demographic data for its marketers to utilize when creating and modifying campaigns.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
Google Maps Light Up And Mob Up
A Hungarian techie has created a mashup of Google Maps that doesn't just have a night and day difference, but a dusk one as well; HBO has created a mashup to promote its Mafia-inspired series The Sopranos.
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Date: 2006-02-20
 
Google Bites – Print Ads, Base, And AdWords
A quick summary of the latest and greatest in news from Google, which seems to be having issues selling print advertising, filling up Google Base, and fixing AdWords API version 3.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Apple And The Love Of Blockbuster
Steve Jobs will take the big blue and yellow signs along with the customer lists Blockbuster owns and turn them into an Apple digital video empire, in a scenario contemplated by pundit Robert X. Cringely.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Microsoft Plies Academia With Cash
Microsoft awarded $1 million in grants for academic researchers who help further the company's development of its Virtual Earth and Trustworthy Computing projects.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Vonage Users Do It On The Phone
Can you guess VoIP company Vonage's latest selling point? Nope. Try again. Sorry, no. It's cheaper phone sex. Seriously. No, really, it is.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
ASP Leads JSP In Job Openings
It would not be a bad idea to be skilled in both ASP and JSP, as a number of open positions found in a recent job search asked for the two skill sets.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Search Censors Can't Swat A Sparrow
One Chinese blogger stays on the move, uses multiple blogs, and says the demand for non-corrupt political officials is the real foe of censorship.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Toshiba’s Portable Personal Shopper
Have trouble making purchase decisions? Toshiba has developed a mobile phone technology that scans product bar codes and collects an overall product rating based on what the blogosphere has to say about it.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Web Becoming American Pastime
What did we do for fun before the Internet? Oh yeah, other stuff. Pew Internet and American Life reports that the number of Internet users going online every day for no particular reason (a.k.a. surfing the Web) other than to kill time has matched the number that go online for news.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
MSN, Yahoo Swap Navigation Schemes
MSN Search had the drop-down menu next to its search box, while Yahoo placed tabs over its search box for users to select the type of search; now each has adopted the other's scheme, partially.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Google Blasts "Uninformed" Justice Department
A legal brief filed with the US District Court in San Jose by Google's attorneys criticized the Department of Justice prosecutors involved in the federal government's grab for Google's search records.
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Date: 2006-02-17
 
Microsoft Opens Office Live Test
The beta version of Office Live provides its small business testers with a free top-level domain name, website design tools, site hosting, and email with its Basics configuration.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
Congress: NSA Requests? Yahoo: No Comment
During the Congressional smackdown on search engine companies over their business practices in China, one Congressman raised the issue of surveillance with Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
AOL Search Best At Conversions
With a 6.17 percent rate, AOL Search fared best among search engines when it came to converting visitors into customers in January.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
MySQL To Oracle: Get Stuffed
Larry Ellison tried waving his American Express card at MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, but Mickos turned down his offer for the company.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
Brrreeeport: Scoble’s Keyword Experiment
What started out as an apparent debunking of an A-list blogger conspiracy has evolved into a made-up word shedding light on the search world. Microsoft's controversial employee blogger, Robert Scoble, invited readers to use the word ‘brrreeeport" on their blogs as a way to get "Z-list" blogs noticed, while testing the reach of the various search engines.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
AOL's Tegic, IBM Team On Mobile Java
A bundle with the Tegic T9 predictive text software and the IBM WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment will debut as T9 Run later in 2006.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
Music Labels Aim Amazon At Apple
The dominance of the iTunes Music Store could see a challenge from Seattle, if reports of the pending debut of an Amazon digital music presence come true.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
Fashion PC’s At A Wal-Mart Near You
Would you buy a computer encased in a Scotch bottle? Of course you would. [Hic] I would, too. How about a mouse that's also a phone? How about a CPU that looks like an anime girl? [Hic] That's sick man, some things should just be left alone.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
IDGA Finds Its Special Purpose
The recent Grand Theft Auto scandal surrounding the secret and sexually explicit Hot Coffee modification has done more than cause uproar in Congress. Game developers are taking a more hands-on approach by launching the first ever Sex in Video Games Conference this summer to build support for a new special interest group.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
Net Users See 64.3 Billion January Ads
From August 2005 to January 2006, monthly sponsored link ad impressions from Yahoo and Google rose from 55.4 billion to 64.3 billion, according to the latest research from Nielsen//NetRatings.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
Big Sites Still Get The Big Traffic
Microsoft, Yahoo, and Time Warner were the top three companies receiving website visitors in January 2006, as each handled more than 100 million unique visitors for the month.
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Date: 2006-02-16
 
MSN Luring Searchers With Contest
A variety of prizes and charitable donations awaits the winners of the MSN Search and Win contest over the three-month period of the promotion.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
Microsoft Goes Sweet On Open Source CRM
A technical collaboration between Microsoft and SugarCRM should enhance how SugarCRM's product works on Windows Server platforms.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
MSN AdCenter Goes To The Blogs
There is not a great deal of news yet on the MSN adCenter blog, though the team there promises to discuss the latest goings-on with the newest competitor to AdWords and Overture.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
Microsoft Unconcerned About EU Antitrust Fuss
Facing daily fines of about $2.4 million from the European Commission, Microsoft has displayed a confident public face on their compliance with antitrust regulator demands.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
State Department Forms Net Freedom Force
The Global Internet Freedom Task Force formed by the US State Department will focus on forming a foreign policy response to governmental threats to Internet freedom.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
Oracle Has MySQL By The Throat
By following last November's purchase of InnoDB with the recent acquisition of Sleepycat Software, all Larry Ellison has to do is squeeze hard to kill corporate usage of MySQL.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
DoubleClick Dumps Email Marketing Unit
Alliance Data Systems Corp. has purchased the email marketing unit for $90 million, and gains access to DoubleClick email clients like AOL and Proctor & Gamble.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
Congress Sounds Off Against Search
MSN, Yahoo, Google, and networking company Cisco all sent staffers to be part of a House Subcommittee hearing on their business practices in China.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
Google Seeks Beta Employees
A job posting for technical solutions specialists via a temp agency could be a sign that Google is trying to rein in its employee expenses.
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Date: 2006-02-15
 
Google BearingPoint For Search Services
A partnership of Google and BearingPoint means corporate purchasers of Google's hardware can contract for assistance installing and configuring Google for the enterprise.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Yahoo Opens User Interface To Developers
Yahoo has followed up the opening of some of their web services APIs with a pair of programming libraries for developers to use.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Grants.Gov – Mac Users Need Not Apply Yet
Not in the short term, anyway; scientists and others who prefer Apple's computers to Windows will have to wait a year for full compatibility with the new website.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Google Click-To-Call Sightings
Another instance of the green phone icon appearing for some AdWords listings in Google search results has been reported online.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Searching For Love In Britney's Poker Room
Where do broken hearts go? Can they find their way home; back to the open screen of a chat room waiting there? And if somebody searches, what are they searching for? They look at the query bar, and know a poker game is there somewhere… My apologies to Whitney. Wait. After that reality show with Bobby, she should apologize to us.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Technorati Throws A Slider
David Sifry provided part two of his State of the Blogosphere report, and announced a couple of new tools for the Technorati blog search engine.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Tired: Bloggers – New Hotness: Commenters
Blogging is easy to start and hard to sustain. Perhaps the next rise in consumer-generated media will come from those who provide the conversations that most blogs seek.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
‘Dog House Factor' Drives VDay Shopping
Valentine's Day shopping, it may be said, is driven by the "dog house factor" as much as or more than love. Men have long suspected that the holiday was contrived by sinister dealings between marketers and women. An online poll by Harris Interactive suggests that the agreed upon day for symbolic materialism is a bit more important to the ladies, but not near as important as to the online marketer.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Where the Women Bloghers Are
[Straining] I won't…make lame…gender puns! I…won't…make lame…gender puns! There are no himbos allowed in this blogher network, unless you'd like a real herstory-making, estronomical dose of herorrhoids. Doh! Himicane, hersterectomy, feminsula! Daggone it!
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Playboy Goes Bunny Hunting In MySpace
Even amid swelling controversy surrounding sexual predation on MySpace.com, Playboy Magazine is trolling the record-breaking website for models willing to pose nude for a special "Girls of MySpace" edition.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Firefox Engineer On Memory Leaks
An explanation about Firefox's apparently excessive usage of memory in installations of Firefox 1.5 has been posted by one of the project's lead engineers.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Google, CodeWeavers Pair On Picasa Port
Linux users have been waiting impatiently for Google, a big internal user of Linux, to port its applications to the popular open source operating system.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Google Makes Measure Map A Statistic
The Measure Map team has joined Google, bringing their blog stat/web analytics to the search advertising company and asking bloggers to request an invitation to join the service.
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Date: 2006-02-14
 
Cutts Confirms Traffic Power Delisting
Google's well-known engineer Matt Cutts makes an exception to his general precedent of not talking about companies being removed from Google's index.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
Microsoft Senses Mobile Messaging Chance
With Research In Motion plagued by the ongoing patent fight with NTP Technologies, Microsoft could be in position to woo away some enterprise BlackBerry users.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
Google Builds Analytics Help
Whether you got in the front door during the open invitation to sign up for Google's website analytics services or are on the waiting list, the newest forum on Google Groups offers assistance.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
AOL Launches China Portal In US
AOL targeted the Chinese American and Chinese speaking communities in the United States with a beta release of its China Portal.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
Sprint Brings Healthcare Info To Mobiles
A partnership with Global Care Quest lets Sprint deliver real-time medical information securely to intensive-care physicians via their mobile device.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
Activists Plan V-Day Breakup With Google
The old saying that begins "there's no love lost" won't be finished with "between Google and the latest Google protestors." There is love lost. NoLuv4Google.com is littered with breakup notes to Google after the search company conceded to Chinese censorship demands. The broken-hearted boycott is scheduled for Valentines Day.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
PostSecret Puts Hearts On Museum Display
The secret-on-a-postcard collection website has a show planned for St. Valentine's Day, featuring over one-hundred never before seen cards on display.
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Date: 2006-02-13
 
Yahoo Finance Paying Off
Yahoo added several columnists to its Finance site last year to provide content beyond the stock charts and hard news featured on the site, and still holds a firm lead in visitors for its category.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Blogs House "Brand Assassins"
Beware the lowly blogger, all ye mighty multinational corporations, for the keyboard, the RSS feed, and the comments section are mightier than the public relations sword.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Microsoft Campus Feels Middle-Age Spread
The company plans to spend $1 billion over the next three years to add fourteen buildings to its Redmond campus, a move they had originally said would be performed over a twenty-year period.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Goodmail Denies Fee-Mail Monopoly Game
We may never know what happened before AOL ran to the microphone to announce their Enhanced Whitelist's resuscitation. But both Goodmail and AOL deny there was any intent to corner the bulk email market, leaving the world outside AOL conference rooms to wonder.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Craigslist To Charge Fees In Select Cities
Because of apartment broker and job-list spamming, Craigslist will begin imposing a nominal fee in the New York City website area and in other large cities.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Intel Still Focus Of South Korean Inquiries
Previous visits by investigators in South Korea on Intel's rebate and marketing programs have been scheduled, but the most recent visit came unannounced.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
US Auto Makers Get Best Website Kudos
A new study released by Harris Interactive reports that of all the automotive websites out there, Cadillac, Hummer and Jeep get top marks by users. These sites won overall satisfaction awards because of key features like reliability, design, discovery speed, and ease of navigation.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
NBC Promoting Olympics In Google SERPs
A query on Google for "NBC Olympics" returns a video link to a two-minute advertisement for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Torino, and an unobvious change to Google's Sponsored Links boxes on top of search results.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Yahoo! Teams With Linksys For Wireless Audio
Yahoo and Linksys have integrated the Yahoo! Music Engine and a new wireless router to allow streaming audio from PC to the home stereo system and other audio devices.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Fahrvergoogle?
The American arm of Volkswagen has teamed up with Google and graphics chipmaker nVidia to produce an in-car navigation system prototype using Google Earth software. Google and VW say the 3D display is more real looking than anything currently available.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Generation Xbox Gets Tech-Literacy Test
While a teenager can artfully describe how to download a movie released just last weekend and how avoid the entertainment police, can he build a spreadsheet that would make an Accounting professor weep?
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Gmail Managing College Email
San Jose City College will offer 10,000 email accounts to students, the first time the school has ever offered email accounts to students.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Search Handled Five Billion December Queries
Search engines led by Google and Yahoo processed nearly 5.1 billion queries from users in December 2005, a huge jump from the 3.2 billion they delivered in December 2004.
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Date: 2006-02-10
 
Yahoo Updates My Web Features
The Yahoo My Web 2.0 team delivered several functionality updates and performance tweaks to its bookmark sharing site.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Yahoo Considers Search Incentives
While Yahoo isn't implementing Bill Gates suggestion that search engines should consider paying their users, Yahoo is thinking about giving some goodies to people who make Yahoo their primary search engine.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Google Desktop Does Cross-PC Search
One new feature in the latest version of Google's information-laden Desktop product will get a lot of attention from users in the wake of Google's fight with the Department of Justice over user privacy and trade secrets.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Outrage Over AOL Email Filtering Plans
AOL's announcement last week that they are often deleting links and images from emails from those who aren't whitelisted has created a firestorm from their subscribers.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Ask Jeeves Leaning On Pisa
The Oakland-based search engine has been working on its Continental flair, by adding a research center in Italy to complement the debut of two new search sites in Europe.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Lycos Turning Search Lights Out?
A rumour is circulating that says Lycos has laid off most of its search team and is retaining a skeleton crew to keep its beleaguered services operating.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Gateway CEO Bails Out
Wayne Inouye has ejected from the personal computer manufacturer and deployed a $720,000 golden parachute to soften his landing.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Gmail Hints At Managed Domain Service
An intrepid blogger delved deep into the JavaScript underpinning Google's Gmail service, and found a snippet of code pointing to a potential feature.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Blog Pushes Politico Out Of NASA
George Deutsch joined the US space agency via a White House appointment, and tried to get a staffer at NASA to add the word "theory" to every instance of Big Bang on NASA's web sites.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Google Promotes AdRank
Site publishers who have wondered why certain ads appear where they do in their AdSense blocks can learn about that in Google's latest AdSense blog post.
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Date: 2006-02-09
 
Amazon Search Exec Googles New Job
A9 chief executive Udi Manber has ditched Amazon's search engine subsidiary in favor of a position with Google as a vice president of engineering.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Yahoo Tinkers With Music Engine
An upgraded version of the Yahoo Music Engine boosts the functionality of the product so users can more easily create playlists and share them with others.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Enhance Time Warner By Breaking It Up
Investor Carl Icahn wants to see Time Warner split apart into four companies, and for it to buyback some $20 billion in stock from the market.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Whitelist Stays: AOL’s Goodmail Dance
Let's start by putting out a fire. America Online is not, repeat, is not phasing out its Enhanced Whitelist email system and rewarding that elite group of good emailers by extorting a fraction of a cent per hyperlink and image laden emails through Goodmail as a new type of email postage charge.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
MSN AdCenter Reaches Efficient Frontier
The forthcoming advertising network from Microsoft will be supported in Efficient Frontier's search engine marketing products.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Book Search Praised From “Lion’s Den”
Google's Book Search project got major kudos from University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman speaking from within "the lion's den" also known as the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The AAP launched a lawsuit against Google in October 2005 alleging copyright infringement as a result of the search company's massive book digitization project.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Yellow Book Buys Click Forward
The publisher of numerous print and online yellow page directories takes a step into the digital world with its acquisition of the Florida-based SEM company, Click Forward
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Patent Woes Force MS Office/Access Patch
Microsoft is being required to issue patches for new installations of Office Professional Edition 2003, Office XP Professional, and Access 2002 and 2003 after losing a 2005 patent infringement case. This means that companies in the process of new installations of the affected products must update them.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Blinkx Adds British News Source ITN
Independent British news producer ITN has chosen Blinkx to create and power a new video player and power the company's news search through www.blinkx.tv. ITN will be added to blinkx's news and information line-up along side Reuters, Business Week, Euro News, and the New York Times.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Net Neutrality Divides On Party Lines
The potential to future innovators to build on the success of the Internet may well hinge on network neutrality, but the two major political parties in Congress see the issue differently.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Amazon Should Rename A9 To Alexa
The A9 search engine may want to consider a name change as the Amazon subsidiary starts over with a new chief executive and hopefully some new energy in their search efforts.
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Date: 2006-02-08
 
Google Talking Up Gmail With Chat
New chat features for Gmail should begin rolling out to its users over the next few weeks, as Google tightens the integration between its Talk and Gmail services.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
ISP's May Face Liability For Altering Email
The recent announcement by AOL and Yahoo that they are going to use a pay to play email system called Goodmail raises an interesting question.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
When Blogs Become Too Successful
Well-known blogger and Yahoo staffer Russell Beattie found the demands of multiple channels of information so demanding that he has turned off comments in his blog, along with deleting hundreds of existing comments.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Google Challenged Again On Keyword Buys
The payday loans provider Check N' Go has objected to Google's practice of selling its trademark to competitors and filed suit against the search advertising company to stop the practice.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
SimpleFeed Secures RSS Feed Publishing
SimpleFeed has made a secure RSS option available for businesses that wish to publish RSS feeds while requiring a login to view their content.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Telcos Up Ante In Net Neutrality Game
Telecoms like Verizon and AT&T have been pushing harder to get their dreams of a two-tiered Internet supported by Congress and content providers.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Goodmail Is About Money ... Not Spam
What has become clear over the last few days is that Goodmail is not designed to combat spam. It's sole purpose is to generate revenue for itself and partner ISP's.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Cerf Talks Net Neutrality With Senate
Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as Congress began to consider the concept of network neutrality for the Internet.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Dell, You're Getting A Google!
Google software could be pre-installed on PCs from Dell, which could place a lot of Google's alternatives to Microsoft on millions of personal computers by default.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Gmail Chat, Firefox AdBlock Incompatible
Apparently, users of the popular Firefox extension AdBlock, which stops advertisements from being displayed in the browser, does not play nice with the newly announced Gmail Chat feature.
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Date: 2006-02-07
 
Search Engines Flag Down Super Ads
While many people will argue over the replay of Ben Roethlisberger's "touchdown" run, many more will want to replay the Super Bowl advertisements, and can choose from video on AOL, Yahoo or Google.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Google Shares Cash With WiFi Sharing Firm
FON wants users to sign up to share their wireless broadband access with others, an idea that has netted the company some $21.7 million from Google, Skype, Sequoia Capital, and Index Ventures.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Goodmail Is A Bad Idea
Goodmail Systems announced that AOL and Yahoo are going to implement their pay-to-play email authentication system.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Riya Photo Search Soon In Public Beta
The photo search engine announced at the DEMO Conference on emerging technologies that the public phase of its beta test will begin in this calendar quarter.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Porn Spammer Faces 5 Years In Slammer
A California porn spammer pleaded guilty in US federal court in Arizona last week to violating the CAN-SPAM Act by sending hundreds of thousands unsolicited graphic emails.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
French Police: Firefox Oui, IE Non
The French Police Force has chosen to replace installations of Internet Explorer on its network with the open source Firefox browser.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
2009 Will Say Goodbye to Rabbit Ears
Analog television's days are numbered as Congress has finally settled on the date that all US households must be equipped with digital tuners to continue receiving broadcast television. If signed by President Bush, the bill set the switchover for February 17, 2009.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
More Fans Seek Movie Reviews Online
Instead of waiting to pick up a copy of the Friday newspaper to read what critics have to say about new releases at the theater, fans have moved their attention online.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Gaming Sites Accuse Nvidia Of Shilling
Online gaming forums may have been hosts to shills paid by a guerilla marketing company to establish themselves in those forums and then post a marketing message delivered by Nvidia.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Amnesty Int’l Goes After Yahoo!
Amnesty International is putting pressure on Yahoo! to plead for the release of imprisoned Chinese journalist Shi Tao. Yahoo! released email account information that led to a 10-year prison sentence for Shi Tao after releasing government information to overseas news organizations.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
AOL: Why Keep Both a Whitelist and Goodmail?
According to DM News AOL has reversed its decision to eliminate its enhanced whitelist but still plans to use the Goodmail service.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
RIAA Jerks Computerless Woman’s Chain
The Inquirer's Nick Farrell suggests that it was apparent telepathy that allowed Brooklyn resident Marie Lindon to download songs off the Internet without a computer. Others think the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is picking names out of a phonebook, sharing the random wrath of Navin Johnson's would-be assassin as well as "The Jerk's" titular characteristics.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Email Kills Telegram STOP Few Notice STOP
The Western Union telegram (the singing one, too) is dead. And in case you thought sending telegrams was a means of communication that died with The Three Stooges, or was trapped in Technicolor with Bugs Bunny, you were mistaken. Until last week, Western Union was sending 55 telegrams a day on average.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Google Guys Almost Become Dish Guys
It's nice to hear this can happen to the unfathomably wealthy also. Sergey Brin and Larry Page reportedly had their credit cards rejected in a Brazilian restaurant. Their bill: approximately $53.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Sifry: Fifty Thousand Blog Posts Per Hour
No, that's not Technorati founder David Sifry's posting regimen, but a figure based on Technorati tracking about 1.2 million blog posts per day.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Opera Seeding New Browser With BitTorrent
The Opera 9 Technology Preview 2 will integrate support for the BitTorrent protocol and should be available soon for testing.
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Date: 2006-02-06
 
Metering The Internet An Old Idea
A pay as you go proposal for Internet access being discussed in the smoke-filled rooms of the telecoms and cable companies mirrors a prediction by Bob Metcalfe not long after the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Gonzales V Google Delayed Two Weeks
Instead of the February 27th showdown between the Department of Justice and Google over federal subpoenas taking place, the sitting judge has moved the date back two weeks.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
LAPD Takes GPS To The Chase Scene
By using a compressed air cannon, LAPD can blast a tag onto a suspect's car, and track it with radio-transmitted GPS from a distance.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Microsoft Increases Computer Training Funding
The "Wizard of Redmond" better known as Bill Gates announced this week Microsoft would increase funding for its Unlimited Potential (UP) program while delivering the keynote address at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Europe in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Police Look To MySpace For Sex Predators
Social networking websites are not only tools for criminals and social pariahs to mine their perversions, but also increasingly for law enforcement to collect evidence and set traps. MySpace.com is the latest online area being scoured, this time to find information related to seven teenage girls who say they've been assaulted by men they met through the site.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Flinging Flickrs, Hindu Temples, And Spam Maps
It's Mashup Friday again at WebProNews, where we take a quick look at what's making the rounds of the mashup world.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
AOL Gives Fix To Reality TV Junkies
Mark Burnett Productions and AOL have signed a major production deal to develop a treasure hunt reality show, called "Gold Rush!" to debut on the AOL.com website. AOL CEO Jon Miller, while stroking the ends of his handlebar mustache, predicted the show will be "habit forming," and began laughing uncontrollably.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Google Tax Issue Needs Another Look
Executives from the search advertising company blamed a higher than anticipated tax rate for most of the gap between its actual earnings and annual estimates, but some now claim taxes were only responsible for half of that difference.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Who's Bob Garfield?
The critic for Ad Age has covered Super Bowl advertising for 24 years, and in a recent interview huffed over the Rolling Stones' participation in the big game as halftime entertainment.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
BS Book Spikes Smoking Gun Traffic
Want to drive more traffic to your site? Figure out a way to bust a lying snake of a famous best-selling author right in front of Oprah Winfrey. Okay, I know that's probably harder than it sounds, but it worked for TheSmokingGun.com, whose traffic has been heavier than James Frey's fat head on Jupiter.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Electronic Discovery Market On The Rise
In the United States, companies worth over $1 billion are handling about 147 lawsuits. That's more good news for lawyers, but it's also good news for the data storage and electronic discovery industry that manages and scrounges up data among petabytes of information.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
TV/Magazine Ads Are So Last Season
Teenagers are big on researching their fashion, but not big on buying clothing and apparel online, according to a survey sponsored by Yahoo!.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Survivor: Panama Appears On Google Video
Google Video and CBS.com both charge a $1.99 Day Pass (ie, rental fee) for viewing the debut episode of yet another series of Survivor, via the World Wide Web.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
China Blocking Google China
Despite acceding to Beijing's censorship requirements, which yielded Google access to the Chinese market, users of Google.cn in China found the site blocked at the government backbone server.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Google Jobs Post Leads To GoogleNet Rumors
Google has stated before it has no interest in becoming a provider of network services, but a job posting on its site solicits applications for Strategic Negotiators with "negotiation of dark fiber contracts" listed as part of the desired candidates' experience.
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Date: 2006-02-03
 
Advertisers Perceive Google As Best
Marketers broadly assume that their paid search ads will do better on Google than on Yahoo, MSN, or any other search engine.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Politicians Blast No-Show Search Engines
Congress gave a Human Rights Caucus and their desired targets of derision chose not to attend; that did not stop politicians from attacking Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft on their policies in China.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Google Pre-Announces New Dell Notebooks
A user found on Google pricing and model names for new dual-core laptop computers from Dell and excitedly posted them to an online forum, sending Dell officials scrambling to get the unannounced products off the Internet.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Google Tosses IRS Under The Bus
During its earnings announcement, Google noted how higher than expected taxes caused the company to miss Wall Street expectations.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
AOL Phases Out Enhanced Whitelist
America Online is phasing out its Enhanced Whitelist, replacing the bulk-mailing program with Goodmail's CertifiedEmail program. The new system will carry a fraction of cent fee to commercial mailers for every email with images and hyperlinks.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Prefound.com Finds It First
The company behind the Hydralinks technology has moved its user-generated content search engine into public view.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Schmidt: There’s Money In Them Thar Media
When Wall Street's darling stock plummets upon missed earnings estimates, folks tend to concentrate so much on the recent numbers, they miss the subtleties of side comments on the future.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
AIM Slogan Stoned For Blasphemy
It sure is getting easy to blaspheme these days. An AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) user lost his religion about the company's new slogan, an apparent scrambling of the letters AIM into ‘I AM." The user calls the slogan "blasphemy" and a "vulgar sin of offence."
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Tech Companies Heed Bush’s Call For Competitiveness
In the President Bush's state of the union speech, he called for an "American Competitiveness Initiative" and the tech industry likes what they heard.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Say Hello To The Google Chick
Let's say I'm a Stanford Computer Science student with one class slot left to fill. Do I take Search Master Battelle's class? Or Google VP and Larry Page ex-lady Marissa Mayer's? Decisions, decisions. As Dad always said: when in doubt, choose the blonde.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Valleywag Debuts From Gawker Media
After Nick Denton enticed Nick Douglas away from Blogebrity, it was learned that Douglas would be the scribe behind the then-unnamed Silicon Valley outpost of Denton's Gawker empire.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Digg Spies Three Little Updates
The user-generated content republic has implemented three small changes to Digg's functionality for its devoted user base.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
AdWords API Versioning Back To The Labs
After making version 3 of the AdWords API available, with new support for content bidding, Google had to revert to the previous version a day later.
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Date: 2006-02-02
 
Microsoft Revamps Blog Removal Policy
The company announced a new "policy framework" concerning the removal of blogs from its MSN Spaces services when requested to do so by a government.
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Date: 2006-02-01
 
Newspapers Feel Exploited By Search
Agence-France Presse demanded Google stop including its content in Google News, and a group of 18,000 newspapers could press search engines on the issue of content aggregation too.
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Date: 2006-02-01
 
The Woes Of Tech Billionaires
Bill Gates' personal fortune overtaxed the IRS tax computers, while Larry Ellison's accountant fusses at him for maxing out a $1 billion credit limit.
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Date: 2006-02-01
 
Dumbfind Adds Tags And Free ‘Tagvertising’
Search engine Dumbfind.com, which already gained some notoriety last year for an elegant two-box query+category approach, has now added contextual tags to the left of search results to suggest a host of additional search options. But of more interest to the search marketer, Dumbfind CEO Chris Seline told WebProNews those tags will be up for advertising grabs in just a few short weeks-for free.
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Date: 2006-02-01
 
Salesforce.com Outage Length Questioned
What Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff characterized as a "minor" 30-minute outage has drawn criticism from some customers who experienced much longer disturbances.
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Google Responds To Human Rights Caucus
Though a representative from Google will not attend the Human Rights Caucus in Washington, DC, the company's senior policy counsel did submit a statement to the Members' Briefing.
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Date: 2006-02-01
 
FTC OKs Google dMarc Buy
Antitrust concerns about Google's acquisition of radio advertising firm dMarc Broadcasting did not prevent the FTC from approving the deal, but the road ahead may be a rocky one for Google on the radio dial.
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Google Stops Donations To Charitable Arm
One short sentence in Google's fourth quarter financial press release has raised some eyebrows. "Google does not expect to make further donations to the Google Foundation for the foreseeable future." But, seeing as the philanthropic arm of Google made a call for job applicants today, it doesn't appear to have been thrown in the recycle bin.
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UPDATE: CBS, Survivor Won't Vote Off Google Video
New episodes of the reality show "Survivor" will be sold through the CBS.com website as well as Google Video and Comcast.
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IBM, Google, Team On Open Ajax
The old line and the new guard in technology joined a group focused on delivering an open source project based at promoting the adoption of web development using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML technology.
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Date: 2006-02-01
 
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