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Frankly Speaking About RSS Readers
Frank Gruber, the mind behind the Somewhat Frank blog, subjected nine web-based RSS feed readers to a comparison and blogged about the best on TechCrunch.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
US Backs Microsoft In Antitrust Fight
Microsoft has long complained that antitrust regulators with the European Union have been holding back information related to the investigation, and US diplomats have raised the issue as well.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Placebase Plots Course Past Google Maps
The needs of commercial developers for mapping applications goes beyond even what the mighty Google can offer, and Placebase believes they have a better solution available.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
FTC Cracking Down On Videogame Stores
Sales of M-rated titles to minors happened more frequently at local and regional videogame retailers than national chains.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Rabbi/Lesbian Mashup De-Fault Of Google
When you think of Rabbis, lesbians and glow-in-the-dark condoms probably don't follow in the stream of consciousness. On Google Video, though, they are somehow linked and may cause some head scratching embarrassment if you leave it on Continuous Playback.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Google Plays Mythbusters With AdSense
Site publishers with questions about how CPC and CPM advertising work will benefit from Google's clarifications on the two ad formats.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Google’s Guana Believe, Begin, Become
Google's philanthropic arm, the Google Foundation, and TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries, kicked off their "Believe Begin Become" business plan competition in the impoverished West African nation of Guana. Applications for acceptance opened Tuesday.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Even Dogs Got Blogs, Dog
You know those people that treat their dogs like humans? You know, those people - the ones that use words like "personhood." Well, it's because of them that blogs have gone to the dogs - literally. Enter Dogster.com, where every dog has a blog.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Businesses Take Stock Of Google Local Ads
The latest play for the local search market officially debuted from Google as the search advertising company discussed the launch of the new AdWords feature.
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Date: 2006-03-31
 
Bloggers Gaming Google Finance
To gain added exposure for their stories, some bloggers have begun taking advantage of the way Google Finance incorporates content as part of a company's information page.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Microsoft Offers U2 Licensing
Hardware licenses for technologies developed by Microsoft provide third-party firms the opportunity to build devices based on those innovations.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Animals in Pants - Ask Ad Spots
Ask.Com is advertising. It recently released two commercials intended for US audiences, both of which use monkeys to express ideas an older English butler could not.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Google Patents Bring WiFi Down To Earth
One day, my pie in the sky will be crumbs on a plate. Full-bellied, my GoogleNet wireless connection will intuitively retrieve an ad for Alka-Seltzer; the bubbly concoction plop-plop fizz-fizzes with tiny executive voices admitting in fizzy whispers, "yes, Jason, Google's full of it."
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
CA Senator Wants AOL To Delay CertifiedEmail
Dean Florez, a state senator in California, will hold a hearing on April 3rd about AOL's proposed implementation of a two-tiered email system.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
EU Women Outpacing Men On the Web
The Internet is Europe's fastest growing media and EU women are on pace to overtake men as the most active online consumer. Over the past three years, the amount of time spent online by women has grown by 63%, compared to a growth rate of 54% for men, according to EIAA Mediascope Europe.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Google, AOL Finalize Billion Dollar Deal
The investment agreement that kept Google's place as AOL's search and advertising partner has been hammered out to the satisfaction of both sides.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Google, Nike Play Beautifully Together
Google and Nike kicked off a collaborative community website exclusively for soccer fanatics. Signing up for Joga.com automatically takes visitors through a series of steps for setting up a blog within, a la MySpace, where they can upload photos and videos.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Teen Blogger ‘Prank’ Earns Child Porn Charges
A seventeen year-old Michigan high school student is facing child pornography charges after posting a picture on his blog of his friends having sex at a New Year's Eve party.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Ether You Pay, Or You Don’t Talk To Me
Let's pretend we're professionals here, people, and not say the first thing that comes to our minds. Ether, a new division of Ingenio, has set up a web service that lets you charge other people to talk to you on the phone. Don't say it…
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
EarthLink Saves Big Easy From BellSouth
EarthLink will continue to provide free wireless access in New Orleans by assuming management of the city's WiFi network and investing some $15 million over three years to improve and build out that network.
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Date: 2006-03-30
 
Yahoo: Banking Today, Payments Tomorrow?
If Yahoo Japan's most recent attempt at starting a joint venture and taking a position in an online bank succeeds, it could be a testing ground for establishing an online payment service.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Windows Live Search Enables Macros
They call it "rolling your own search" and an easy process to create a macro illustrates the process of setting up a lengthy query as a one-click bit of functionality.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
India Helps Oracle Spin Database Profits
A strong third quarter from Oracle's Asia Pacific unit returned an 8 percent increase in total revenues from the same period for the last fiscal year.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
EU Has Microsoft Vista On Short Leash
Looking to avoid another half-billion dollar fine, Microsoft sent a feeler to European Union competition regulators inquiring about possible antitrust violations with its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system. The EU complied with a laundry list of concerns.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Jupiter Research Becomes JupiterKagan
A $10.1 million price tag allowed MCG Capital Corporation's JupiterKagan to purchase Jupiter Research from the Jupitermedia Corporation.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Online Artist Says Open Up And Say Eww
One man's art is another man's "yick!" A person by the screen name "oralpixation" is staging an online "happening" for April Fool's Day by asking "What's in your mouth?" Those interested in answering that question are encouraged to upload a picture of their mastication habits to Flickr on Saturday.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Devil's Advocate: The Email Postage Issue
Plans by AOL and Yahoo to embrace and implement Goodmail's "Certified Email" solution, even with allowances for non-profit groups, has drawn criticism from a broad swath of the Internet-using public; we're going to discuss why this is a good first start if only it extended farther to metering for all email.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Microsoft Shares Buoyed Despite EU Woes
Intra-day trading on Microsoft lifted the stock price by 14 cents, but concerns raised by the European Commission over the forthcoming Vista operating system could prove troublesome.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Tongue In Cheek With Oral Pixation
Recently (very), we reported about the upcoming "happening" set up by self-named Oral Pixation, who asks the world to show what's in its mouth and post the photos up on Flickr - on April Fool's Day. We caught up with "Oral" via email for a look inside the horse's mouth.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Evoca Could Take Podcasts Mainstream
Word around the campfire is, a new voice recording web service just may be user-friendly enough to turn any blogger into a podcaster. Savannah-based Evoca allows voice recording by phone, by Skype, or by microphone.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
PreFound Offers Ad Revenue To Top Finders
Finders in PreFound.com's system of tagging and sharing online content will receive 100 percent of the ad revenue generated by their user pages on the community-oriented search engine.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Google Surprise: A New Stock Sale
Another 5.3 million shares of GOOG, worth about $2.1 billion at current valuation, should help smooth the company's entry into the S&P 500 index.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
Google Update - Changes Done, Changes Coming
Matt Cutts, Google's chief search engineer, provided a long Q and A session on his blog Tuesday.
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Date: 2006-03-29
 
FEC Boosts Online Political Bloggers
Campaign finance law will cover online political advertising, but other communication like blogs and email remains uncovered by the law.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
Vertical Search For The Farmland
AgWebSearch.com focuses on an area most tech writers only know from seeing cornfields in the X-Files movie "Fight The Future"; it turns out the agriculture vertical needed a dedicated search service.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
Facebook Seeking Faces Of Presidents
Preferably Benjamins, and lots of them, as the college and high school networking site could rake in $2 billion from a sale; Viacom has been suggested as one suitor, but we can suggest another deep-pocketed company too.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
The Perils Of Corporate Blogging
With any topic, there are believers and nonbelievers, and the rest float, agnostically bounced from pundit to protestor. The role of the blog in corporate communication channels is no exception. An open door is a chink in the armor; a human voice is a liability.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
Big Easy Broadband Battles BellSouth
Hurricane Katrina prompted New Orleans' chief information officer to open the municipal 512kbps mesh network to anyone who wanted to access it, but now faces the prospect of a shutdown and legal fight prompted by BellSouth.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
Paperboy, You’re Fired
A young man looks out his window to see his elderly neighbor cursing the paperboy's dismal aim - with one fist in the air and the other fishing through the thorny bushes. The young man chuckles and opens up a Web browser for a significant head start on the day's news. Old Man Fuss-n-Feathers continues to curse and threaten.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
Torrentspy To MPAA: Go Sue Google
In a nineteen-page response to a lawsuit filed by the MPAA and the major Hollywood studios, Torrentspy suggested in the motion to dismiss that the plaintiffs may as well sue Google for infringement.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
Yawn, Google Extends Search Share Lead
In today's exciting news, the Sun remains warm to the touch, no one under fourteen should read Scott Adams' "God's Debris," and Google gained six percentage points in the US search market for February.
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Date: 2006-03-28
 
CNN Resets Its Home Page
Several changes on CNN's website embrace a look and feel that puts a lot of emphasis on above-the-fold navigation and presentation options.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Google's New Look Through Javascript
ZDNet's "Googling Google" blogger Garett Rogers found a Javascript trick that unveils the occasionally glimpsed new look of Google's search results to Firefox users.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Google Hires Creator Of Vim
Bram Moolenaar, creator of the text editor Vim, or Vi improved, will begin working with Google in the company's Zurich offices.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
AOL’s In2TV Welcomes Back TV Faves
Pinky and his evil genius friend, The Brain, once had regularly televised aspirations of world domination. They're probably still the Martin and Lewis of dastardly deeds somewhere - hanging with Mr. Kotter in Rerunville. AOL's In2TV broadband television network can retrieve the little bandits from memory lane.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Why Working On The Big Screen Is Better
Does the boss laugh at you when you propose buying one of those nifty and expensive giant flat screen monitors? Your jesting may have more weight than you thought. A recent study commissioned by Apple Computers says a bigger monitor equals bigger output.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Fun With Google Finance
Sometimes Google's search engine works a little too well at matching up queries with results, as some posters on Metafilter found.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Corps Calls Apple Rotten
Another lawsuit over the Apple name between the Beatles' Apple Corps business and Apple Computer focuses on the iTunes Music Store and millions of dollars.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Microsoft Appealing Korean Case
The software company has appealed the case brought by the Korean Fair Trade Commission against it, and sought the revocation of the KFTC decision.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
The UK says “What’s a Yahoo?”
In a Cockney accent: In the United Kingdom, three out of four punters use Google - yeah, mate, that's some 75 percent. That's what WebSideStory, Inc. said anyway. Yahoo! barely gets a mention, and Jeeves, no wonder he retired, hardly anyone was making use of ‘im.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
For Whom The Blather Tolls
Ben Goodger, lead engineer for Firefox, embraced the Hemingway mindset in describing how busy people should approach writing.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Vista 60 Percent Rewrite Is All Speculation
A report from an Australian publication citing a source at Acer Australia claimed up to 60 percent of the Windows Vista code needed to be rewritten, and Xbox engineers were being moved over to help with the programming.
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Date: 2006-03-27
 
Podcasting: What's In a Name?
A mini brouhaha has erupted over a report from Bridge Data that "reveals" most people who retrieve podcasts don't transfer them to their portable digital media devices.
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Date: 2006-03-26
 
60 Minutes Previews Deal With Yahoo
60 Minutes announced a preview of its new arrangement with Yahoo at the end of their Sunday broadcast.
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Date: 2006-03-26
 
Google Finance or Google Portal?
Is Google Finance evidence of a Google Portal master plan? I think not. Google's strategy is focused on creating pageviews in any way possible to satisfy a huge demand for targeted key word advertising.
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Date: 2006-03-25
 
Microsoft Pulls On The Reorg Boots
The company's Platform & Services Division (PSD) has been reorganized into an eight-headed organization aimed at aligning "Windows and MSN assets with Microsoft's overall Live strategy."
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Google Gets Indexed By S&P
On March 31, Google will become part of the Standard and Poor's 500 index of US-based companies, a move that had been anticipated ever since the company's IPO took place.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
CoffeeCup Drinks Print Ads On Google's Tab
The search advertising company's attempt at auctioning off space in a number of magazines largely failed to deliver significant returns to Google.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Government Backs Apple Against The French
US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez made it known that the government supports Apple's contention that forcing it to open its DRM scheme, Fairplay, will promote widespread piracy.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Flash Facing IE Popups Over Eolas
Due to Microsoft's patent fight with Eolas Technologies, Microsoft has an update planned for Internet Explorer that may hinder the way Flash content appears in IE browsers visiting certain websites.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
PayPal’s ‘Text To Buy’ Flies Early
EBay's online payment service PayPal is gearing up to offer mobile phone payments via text messaging. Recently surpassing 100 million users, PayPal's impending service was apparently outed by the blogosphere when bloggers noticed some telling test pages.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Problems Sprout For Nature Over Wikipedia
The Encyclopedia Brittanica has expressed its extreme displeasure with the Nature science journal over its comparison of Britannica to Wikipedia.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Blogs Make You Immortal or Infamous
Writing is the surest way to become immortal. At least it was, until Writing married Google and their children grew up blogging. Immortality is now open to the public, but diluted in such a way that would-be giants have little to chew. All can and will live on, but will shrink to fit the room - and talk about each other incessantly with voices much bigger and lasting than themselves.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Office Launches 2006, Ballmer Can’t Dance
Though Microsoft Vista nor Office 2007 will available for consumer purchase until next year, the Redmond-based software giant did confirm that business customers would not have to wait that long.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Google Local, Meet Google Ads
The beta test of placing CPC ads on Google Local maps based on a business search has started showing up online for some users.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
Red America Blogger Quits The Post
The Washington Post has had its share of blog woes now, first by shutting down the ability to comment on their blog, then the revelation that 'Red America' blogger Ben Domenech borrowed material five years ago for a movie review posted at National Review Online.
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Date: 2006-03-24
 
PayPal Mobilizes Money By Phone
With a PayPal account, users can send and receive payments from their using text messaging from their mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
ESPN, Orbitz Team On Sports Travel
The worldwide sports leader and the online travel site have a website in development that will literally make it easier to follow a favorite team around during the season.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
Dell Abducts Alienware
The Texas-based computer maker not only has a hot brand with appeal to big-spending hardcore gamers, but a line of products with AMD processors instead of the Intel chipsets that dominate Dell's computer lineup.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
Google Base Boxes With Search
Google Base gets the latest push with Google adding a search box to certain results where users can easily search within the SERPs they just retrieved.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
Google Base Seen in General Search Results
Results drawn from Google Base have started to appear in search results drawn for certain keywords.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
Bush Recommends Blogs
Dropping in on Wheeling, West Virginia yesterday to rally support for the Iraqi War, President Bush also dropped a word that maybe even surprised himself: blogs. The armchair warriors at home whispered among themselves, "did he just say ‘blogs?'"
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
Ipwalk Distributes Uptime Monitoring
Through the use of a free client download from Ipwalk, users can enable realtime monitoring of their website's uptime and any other user can check that status online.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
B-Ball Fans Fast Break To Madness Sites
Thanks to CBS' decision to broadcast games via the Web, nearly 10 million people flocked to sports-related websites on the first day of March Madness, the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. The largest increase was during working hours, where employees could watch at their desks.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
60 Minutes To Yahoo Media
The venerable CBS news show celebrated Mike Wallace's departure by inking a deal to place expanded content from "60 Minutes" on Yahoo after the broadcast.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
The Best Mac OS Is Ubuntu
Not many people expected the "replace your proprietary OS with Linux" movement to strike a blow against the engineers in Cupertino instead of Redmond, but that is just what one educator has done.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
Yet Another Microsoft Killer Debuts
AjaxWrite offers a functional word processor compatible with Microsoft Word documents, and even exports documents into PDF.
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Date: 2006-03-23
 
No Consumer Vista Seen For 2006
While business users will have Microsoft's new Vista operating system available in November 2006, the company will miss this year's lucrative holiday shopping season as its consumer version of Vista has slipped to January 2007.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
Yahoo Sings Praises Of Messenger With Voice
The portal company launched version 7.5 of its Yahoo Messenger with Voice client along with pricing aimed at undercutting eBay-owned rival Skype.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
Google Shares Reader, Globalizes Desktop
A pair of Google's products recently received tweaks to make them more useful to their users, with the ability to share lists from Google Reader, and enterprise and new language options for Google Desktop.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
eBay Extends RSS Syndication To Search
Though eBay has maintained RSS feeds for its Stores, official announcements, and discussion boards, users really wanted to see them create RSS feeds for search terms.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
KinderStart And Google Differ On Opinion
Attorney Greg Yu characterized PageRank as "not a mere statement of opinion" due to the nature of how Google's algorithm calculates PageRank.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
Post Blogger Stirs Up Moonbats
Everybody's spittin' mad over at WashingtonPost.com over the launch of a conservative blog called (what else?) Red America, hosted by prominent political blogger Ben Domenech, who runs his own blog called RedState (think red state vs. blue state from past election coverage, not fascist vs. commie).
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
More MSN Management Mayhem
After rumors of David Cole's dismissal from Redmond proved correct, another Microsoftie contended for and lost the competition for Cole's position as head of MSN Global.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
Claria Ditching Adware When AdCenter Debuts
News of Claria's move could build on reports of a Microsoft trademark application for a name similar to that of a technology owned by Claria may mean the Microsoft/Claria takeover talks could be taking place in the background.
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Date: 2006-03-22
 
FBI Agents Doing Without Email
In New York, the 2,000 employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation won't all have dot-gov email addresses until the end of 2006.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Editorial Exploits Erupt, Envelop Engadget
The popular Engadget blog, considered the focal point of AOL's $25 million purchase of Weblogs Inc in 2005, has been caught doctoring another site's images and failing to properly attribute them to their source.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Google Updates AdWords Keyword Tool
A recent update to the Keyword Tool in AdWords allows advertisers to view additional information about keywords the client may wish to select for a campaign.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Google Hires Fortunate Son
The honeymoon's over when you have to plant somebody in D.C. on your behalf. As dewy-eyed and dreamy as Google seemed in the beginning, the search giant learned how to play hardball real quick, hiring a lobbying firm with a direct line to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Telecoms Better Keep An Eye On The Big Easy
New Orleans has inadvertently become a test case for the efficacy of WiFi and VoIP. Still trying to rebuild itself in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans businesses are left with little else than the wireless mesh network for communication. Landlines and cellular networks were destroyed by the hurricane.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
King Content Takes Queen Interactivity
Content, content, content is the mantra that has been driving Web designers for quite some time. The importance of content hasn't waned - no, not in the slightest - but the results of a decade-long study released by the Web Marketing Association that the focus on content is a bit myopic. The more evolved Netizen is more difficult to impress.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Blue Hen Breaks Facebook Policy
Users of the popular Facebook college and high school networking site may not create accounts under fake names, and a reporter with the University of Delaware Review caught one school administration staffer doing just that.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Ebay Is For Selling Stuff, Not People
For the last time, people, you can't auction off just anything on eBay - for example, yourself and your kids. Can't. Can't can't can't. If you'd like to auction yourself off (leave the kids out of it), try Craigslist. Just watch out for cops.
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Google Prompts MBD Speculation
What is MBD? Why is it in Google's robots.txt file? Who reads Google's robots.txt file enough to notice this? Where can you find the answer?
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Date: 2006-03-21
 
Tired: Sharing; New Hotness: Privacy
From del.icio.us to Google, the concept of sharing even the most detached information one generates willingly or unwillingly has far less appeal than the concept of privacy.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Nike And Google Kickoff Joga
A soccer-focused community website based on Google's invite-only Orkut service recently launched in advance of this year's Wolrd Cup.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
PodZinger Debuts Video Podcast Search
The podcast search engine just added video podcast search to its existing full-text podcast search service online.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Nintendo Plays Mind Games With Old Folks
Like Rock N Roll in its infancy, video games have drawn traditionalist ire as the societal ruin de jour. The more progressive of us, however, have noted that any exercise in creative fantasy is healthy-we've even theorized that they help sharpen some very important parts of the brain. As illustrated in Japan, Nintendo thinks so too.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Yahoo! Your Town In The News
The newest beta from Yahoo News allows its multitude of users to select their cities and see a module of local headlines appear on the main Yahoo News page.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Family & Porn Groups Team Up To Kill Bill
When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) lacked the fortitude to withstand the flurry of protestations against the proposed .xxx domain for pornographic websites, two U.S. Senators took up the cause proposing not just the domain's creation but also a .com eviction notice.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
KinderStart Lawsuit Googles Up Opinions
As one lawsuit ends, Google finds another one cropping up in the wake of its victory over the Department of Justice; plenty of opinions have followed the news of the new litigation.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Jerry Maguire To Visit Yahoo!
Everybody's favorite expert on "the history of psychology," chemical imbalances, and couch surfing, Tom Cruise is slated to appear at the Yahoo! campus tomorrow as part of the company's "Influential Speakers" series.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Blogger Silent On Massage Cream Incident
Western media is getting the silent treatment from Chinese blogger Wang Xiofeng, the creator of an apparent hoax and state media true-believer, because he doesn't believe his words will be reported accurately.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Microsoft Sues eBay Software Pirates
Eight people in eight different states are being sued by Microsoft for allegedly selling pirated software on eBay. The software giant says it is hoping to send a strong message those who illegally sell counterfeit products.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
College Acceptance Podcasts Through iTunes
File this one under "maybe a little too soon": a Massachusetts college plans to email students it accepts for admission a link to an acceptance podcast on iTunes.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
EFF Calls For DMCA Reform Support
A bill before the House would reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and ensure protections long enjoyed by consumers for lawfully using digital content continue to exist.
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Date: 2006-03-20
 
Judge Stiffarms DoJ In Google Case
What began as a quest for virtually unfettered access to Google's database of search information by the Department of Justice has ended with a judge's decision that the DoJ receive 50,000 URLs retrieved with Google's search engine, and zero queries.
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Date: 2006-03-18
 
KinderStart Sues Google Over PageRank
KinderStart filed suit yesterday in U.S. District Court in San Jose alleging that Google improperly "blacklisted" its website.
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Date: 2006-03-18
 
Zawodny Wants Delicious Yahoos
Yahoo blogger Jeremy Zawodny has put out the call on Yahoo's Search Blog for talented people to fill openings for three types of job roles supporting Delicious and other Yahoo social media services; as with most things though, all is not as it seems.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
The Sun Also Rises On MySpace
News Corp's British tabloid The Sun will offer various online services like blogging and media sharing through a "MySun" portal powered by MySpace.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Read the Freakin' Blogosphere
Change or die. We hear the phrase all the time. In fact we hear the expression so often that it's become a drumbeat cliche. Still the change or die mantra is the anthem of the Internet age, like it or not.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Google, AOL Need More Time To Consummate
The billion-dollar investment Google will make with AOL has proved complex enough to require Google to move the anticipated completion date for the deal to the second quarter of '06.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Google Me, I’m Irish
Welcome to the party! The Irish are known for a few things - whisky, odd Irish luck, fierce warriors, and poetry. "Stereotypes!" says my Irish friend Martin. Maybe. But St. Patrick's day is a celebration of those very things-the spirit of the Celt. If I spoke Gaelic (and I once did, I'm sure of it), I'd tell you to toss one back for me, even if my family's color was orange (and at one time we even liked the snakes).
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Alibaba Makes $750 Millions Vanish
The owner of Yahoo China spent three-fourths of the $1 billion it received from Yahoo last summer on research & development and other projects.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Is There A Right Way To Build Blog Traffic?
For every purist blogger yearning to speak free, there is another opportunist blogger yearning cash in. Weblogs share certain valuable properties with Websites, but even if you can get two people to agree on what the key differences are, their goals may not align in why they blog, or the "right way" to generate traffic.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
AdWords Starter Hints At Local Focus
The AdWords team has created a simplified version of the advertising service called AdWords Starter Edition aimed at its newest users who wish to create a single campaign easily; this may be part of Google's focus on the growing local search market.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Now Google Says The FCC Doesn't Suck
Andrew McLaughlin, senior policy counsel with everyone's favorite search advertising company, claims he was horribly misquoted by a Light Reading reporter who gave lots of writers a great headline.
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Date: 2006-03-17
 
Yahoo UK Users Receive New Mail Beta
The vaunted Yahoo Mail update has been rolled out to its UK users as part of a wider beta test of the service's new functionality.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
PodTech Podcast Content Now Includes Cash
Two venture capital firms invested $5.5 million in PodTech.net, a small firm known on the West Coast for its technology-based podcasts; the move could outline a business model for other podcasters.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
Microsoft Pushing Hard In Business Market
An aggressive push by Microsoft with its Dynamics products has seen it grow its placement of CRM seat licenses in the enterprise and unveiled a few initiatives aimed at the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
The Laptop Is Not Enough
It wasn't so much that we loved James Bond. We wanted to be James Bond. He had some serious gadgetry, and unlike fellow gadget-chucking hero Batman, 007's suave style of lewdness earned him a license to thrill-incessantly.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
AOL May Digg New Netscape Format
After tossing out a number of Netscape staffers, AOL could relaunch the site as a user-generated content destination built like the popular tech news website Digg.com.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
Gaming Sites, Great; PR Sites, No
Public relations, an industry of professional communicators, not only scored at the bottom of all categories in the "Internet Standards Assessment Report," but also apparently could not copywrite an effective flu shot campaign during an epidemic.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
LaLa.com: For Karmic Music Lovers
"Respect the artists and Karma will be on your side," waxes Bill Nguyen at LaLa.com. Those ten words become the yang to the Recording Industry Association of America's yin. Nguyen set up La La as a harbor for exploited musicians, a legal swap meet for fans, and a message to labels to make like a record and skip.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
New Bill A Specter Over Tech Jobs
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Of 2006 submitted by Senator Arlen Specter will be the "final nail in the coffin" for US technology job seekers, with plenty of loopholes for employers to exploit while hiring foreign-born workers at lower wages.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
Japanese Cyber Suicide Nearly Doubles
It's not so much suicide that's causing alarm in Japan - death by one's own hand is woven into the nation's fabric - it's who's committing it and how. Just this week, nine people in two separate events were found dead in their cars after forming Internet suicide pacts, and the trend is on the rise.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
The Sims Chosen To Teach Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University has teamed up with video game company Electronic Arts (EA) in an attempt to reinvigorate computer science education. As part of the collaboration, EA will provide "The Sims" characters and animation to a free educational software package.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
Google Mows Down Snodgrass In Court
A federal judge in Philadelphia tossed out copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google, where the plaintiff claimed the search engine's archive of his Usenet posts constituted republication.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
Rogers: Google Should Track Your Eyeballs
ZDNet Google blogger Garett Rogers has suggested an upgrade to Google Analytics, where Google tracks your eye movements by following your mouse around the screen.
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Date: 2006-03-16
 
NewRoo New To News Corp
The Fox Interactive division of News Corp picked up NewRoo.com for between $5 million and $10 million, edging Yahoo aside to buy the 3-person startup.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
Xoogler Unearths Old Google Top Ten
Doug Edwards was the man behind the creation of a five-year old Google document called "10 things Google has found to be true" and referenced that in response to Danny Sullivan's recent Google love/hate lists.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
Nothing New For IBM
Big Blue's executive VP for innovation and technology does not think a "next big thing" will be coming around the corner ever again.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
Origami Folds Up The Tablet PC
Microsoft's most recent venture into hardware has the company issuing a series of requirements to big Asian manufacturers for developing the device.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
AOL In2TV Begins Its Broadcast Day
Warner Bros and AOL officially opened up In2TV, and have a variety of classic programming available to their online viewers.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
The Essentials of Font Philosophy
I'm prejudiced against certain fonts. Like others, I'm a product of my environment; I was raised to believe that fonts with tails were superior to fonts without. Serifs (the little tails) have personality (even chutzpa!) that draws the reader in, satisfying his need for connectivity and deeper comprehension. No tails, no soul.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
Company Debuts “Attention Banking”
Often when consumers buy online, vendors take a snapshot of the customer's browsing data so they serve up contextual advertising based on user habits. A company called ROOT Markets thinks that information should be available to the customer as well.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
Battelle's FM Tunes Into VC Funding
Author of "The Search" and BoingBoing.net "band manager" John Battelle's Federated Media scooped up its first round of venture capital funding.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
NY Politicians Bought With AdWords
To better get the message out about the performance of members of the New York State Legislature, a political policy institute purchased ads through Google AdWords to publicize the grades the institute feels those politicians merit.
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Date: 2006-03-15
 
Memeorandum Expands To Cover Gossip
Readers of Memeorandum's political and technical blog news aggregators now have a third option for their viewing pleasure - the gleeful gossip grabber WeSmirch.com.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Amazon Selling Simple Storage Service
The online retailer has added a new service for users: a low-cost virtual closet where people can put in and take out their data online, and pay for just what they store and transfer.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Changes At Yahoo Publishing Network
Options for adding content from Yahoo as well as contextual advertising for site publishers in its network recently became available to Yahoo Publisher Network users; and they are expanding the beta service to more publishers.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Zooomr: Better Mousetrap or Copycat Hype?
Currently, the Internet's better mousetrap is the photo sharing website. The success of Flickr.com, now owned by Yahoo!, is loved and lamented by users and developers alike for its usability and its limitations. Michael Arrington believes he's found the better phototrap, an assertion some call premature, in Zooomr.com.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Ubuntu Dapper Needs Some Tailoring
The next release of Ubuntu Linux, codenamed Dapper, needs to have some stray threads clipped, prompting the project's founder to suggest a short delay of its release date.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Performancing Launches Metrics Service
Nick Wilson announced the debut in public beta of the Performancing Metrics service aimed at professional bloggers and their blogs.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Craiglist's New Clothes
While Knight Ridder received a financial makeover with its acquisition by McClatchy, the site blamed frequently for the demise of classified ad revenue took on a new look at the SXSW conference.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Judge To Hand Over Some Google Info
As the old song goes, Google is fighting the law and the law is winning. Though the official ruling and its extent are yet to be released, a federal judge indicated he would require Google to comply with at least part of the Dept. of Justice's request for information.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
The Blog Bell Tolls For Dave Winer
Winer saw all that he had made, and it was very good…Weblogs and RSS and podcasts were created. By 2006, Winer had finished his work, and so he rested.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Techcrunch Called For Blogoviating
Though it's been said that bloggers aren't held to quite the same standards as journalists, if you become a popular blogger, the crowd better see you as legit-transparency in the second evolution of the Web is becoming a survival skill. Blogging is about sticking it to the Man, and if it appears you've been bought (under a pretense of the opposite), you'll be called on your treachery.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
iTunes Goes Mad For March Basketball
Alumni and fans alike will be able to purchase next-day access to condensed men's college basketball broadcasts from iTunes for playback on the computer or a video iPod.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Google Draws A Check For SketchUp
The maker of 3D creation package SketchUp, @Last Software of Boulder, CO, have been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Google.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
FCC Sucks, Says Google Lawyer
The war of words between major content providers and the telecom companies escalated nicely during the opening of the VON conference in San Jose, drawing the federal government into the fray.
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Date: 2006-03-14
 
Google Goes To Mars
While Google has not reported completion of their fabled 'space elevator', they have made it easier to explore the Red Planet through a specially crafted version of Google Maps.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Google Selling Book Access Online
Publishers who are members of Google's Partner Program in the US and the UK can sign on to sell online-only access to material available through Google Book Search.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
DOJ, Google Battle In Court Tuesday
The Department of Justice has asked the presiding judge in Gonzales v. Google to impose a 21-day deadline for Google to hand over the search records DOJ requested in August 2005.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Brain Typing And Super-Smart Lasers
We don't have flying cars, food replicators, or matter transporters yet, but science has moved to a point where lasers can identify the chemical makeup of compounds and computers can take user input from brain activity instead of needing a keyboard and mouse.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Cuban Man Hunger Strikes For Internet Access
There'll be no puns here for the subject of this article-no "hunger for this" or "dying for that"-puns, a lower form of humor they say, would denigrate the tribulation of a journalist and his newborn raison d'etre-like calling a spoof a sincere flattery. Simply, a Cuban man has embarked on a hunger strike in an effort to win unrestricted access to the World Wide Web.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
WebTrends Aims For Relationship Marketing
The WebTrends Marketing Lab continues the genesis of analytics in shifting the focus from broadly-aimed campaigns based on general website usage to a more discrete relationship based on the specifics of individual visits to a site.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Microsoft Promoting Products With On10.net
The On10.net website launched its first longer video Monday as Microsoft begins its efforts at viral marketing through the eyes of a camera.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Kids Virtually Visit Open Heart Surgery
High school students from Ohio and Michigan watched an open heart surgery procedure as part of an interactive videoconference.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
SixApart Acquires Splashblog
The Six Apart logo recently appeared on the SplashBlog website signifying a quiet acquisition (no announcement seems to have been made) of the mobile photoblogging company. The deal may be part of Six Apart's recently announced plans to launch several new products and services.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Listible.com Is Irrelistible
For the Type A Capricorn, making a list is what fooling around under the bleachers is to Type Z Sagittarius-ecstasy of the highest unadulterated order. On the Top 10 List of Great Things About Lists, is that old order out chaos idea, deplored by the impetuous Sag, but loved by the users of Listible.com-the listiest Web 2.0 site on the Net.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Windows Live Video, Answers On Tap
A couple of new services associated with Microsoft's Windows Live online platform offer competition to Google Video and Yahoo Answers.
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Date: 2006-03-13
 
Hitting The Accoona SuperTarget
A search engine developed by Accoona Corp. uses various artificial intelligence techniques to offer enhanced search results.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
MSN Spaces Makes Friends Down Under
A test in Australia of social networking features for users of MSN Spaces lets users add their friends via a new module.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Skype Calling On Businesses
Growing their active user base means attracting the business community, and Skype has taken a step in that direction with a new website and by Salesforce.com integrating Skype into their CRM product.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
MySpace Adds Film To Music
Long known as a site for music fans as well as its heavy Internet traffic and social networking, MySpace hopes to draw filmmakers as it has bands to its domain.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Google Rings Up Mobile Blogging
Google has been busy paving roads from the PC to the mobile phone. The most recent collaboration came from a partnership with Sony Ericsson to pre-load Google's Blogger and Web Search features on three new lines of handsets. The companies say they are the first to provide a pre-loaded blog application.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Mashup Friday TV Edition
Everyone has heard about The Sopranos map mashup, but it's not the only television show that has received the mashup treatment recently.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
M.I.T. Charged With Battery
M.I.T. just announced a battery breakthrough. Successfully scaling down technology in development over the past 40 years, the crew at M.I.T has put together what they call "the first technologically significant and economically viable alternative to conventional batteries in more than 200 years."
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
More Blogging From The WSJ
The Wall Street Journal's Law blog now has a sibling, with the Washington Wire blog debuting in March from the publisher.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Yahoo Displaying New Look To Users
The portal has made some changes to its look and feel available to more visitors, but only if they arrive using the Internet Explorer browser.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
MapQuest Opens Up To Developers
AOL's MapQuest announced this week the beta release of mapping and routing technology available for free to Web developers. Called MapQuest OpenAPI, interested developers can win $1000 for their creative mapping efforts and a trip to the Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Google Calendar “Long Way” Off
Screenshots of Google's forthcoming calendar application have been leaked, according to TechCrunch's Michael Arrington. There's still no word on when the application, currently in closed beta, will be released, but Arrington says it's a "long way from launch."
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Google Finds Registry, Groom Finds Doghouse
If you'd like yet another way to freak out your bride before the wedding, tell her about how search engines can screw up your gift registry. Search Engine Roundtable's Barry Schwartz learned that one the hard way.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Don't Do Evil Embraces Sun Devils
Google has established an office on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, the latest in its development of operations in Arizona.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Digg, Delicious, Blogs: All About Traffic
Through the formidable power of del.icio.us/popular and the server-crushing force of Digg, you too can take your Blog*Spot blog from the M-list to the A-list.
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Date: 2006-03-10
 
Google Saved Dilbert
Scott Adams, creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip, found himself with a strange speaking problem that baffled doctors but not Google.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
AdWords Demographics One-Ups AdCenter
Google recently made demographic targeting for AdWords campaigns available for its marketers, who can use the feature to narrow the types of sites that display its advertising.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
Telco Money Grab Numbers Revealed
All those billions of dollars the telecom companies want to snatch from content providers gain a bit of context thanks to BellSouth chief architect Henry Kafka.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
Rural Broadband Gap Closing
Rural America is closing the gap in broadband usage. Two years ago, only nine percent of rural homes had high-speed Internet, compared to 22 percent of urban and suburban America. At the end of 2005, broadband Internet had made its way into 24 percent of rural homes, compared to 39 percent closer to the city.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
ABC Aids Google Junkies
Are you one of those people who has to know daily what the world is searching for? You may be in luck. ABC and Google have paired up to help you get your fix.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
Local Search Ads: $1 Billion In 2006
The paltry $420 million spent in 2005 on local search advertising was the calm before the nine-digit storm begins this year.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
Google Writes A Check To Writely
Jen Mazzon today confirmed on the Google Blog rumors of Google acquiring the online word processing service Writely.com.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
$100 Laptops Face Hurdles
M.I.T lit up the world when it announced its massively philanthropic One Laptop Per Child program (OLPC) with the aim of putting $100 laptop computers into the hands of the poorest children on Earth. And no one is blaming them, but despite all noble intentions, skeptics are saying project leader Nicholas Negroponte is putting the cart before the horse.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
Interest In Online TV Grows
An increasing number of Internet users are showing interest in viewing television content online. One research firm believes IPTV potential "solid." It also showed that Google needs to work on its sales pitches and that Yahoo! users are hipper.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
American Airlines Flies Subpoena To Google
An excerpt of a copyrighted training video that showed up on Google Video has led American to demand the identity of the uploader via a subpoena.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
WashTech Union Snipes At Microsoft
Invoking leaked documents and the Mini-Microsoft blog, the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers attacked Microsoft over its compensation and review policies.
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Date: 2006-03-09
 
Ask Challenges The Online Mapping Crowd
Ask.com launched its revamped Maps product at SES 2006 NY last week to the warm approval of users, and called out its competition on imagery quality.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Andy Beal Guides Firms To Rep Tracking
The marketing guru recently posted a lengthy guide to tracking one's online reputation as discussed in the news and the blogosphere.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Google Disclosures And Fallout
The search advertising company accidentally provided financial guidance to analysts before excising it from the presentation that was made available online.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Airline Subpoenas Google User Info
American Airlines (AA) has subpoenaed Google to turn over identifying information on a Google Video user who uploaded a copyrighted training video to the site, reports Mercury News. As it is a matter of copyright infringement, Google may not be able to be as defiant as it was with the US Justice Department (DOJ).
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Oodle Embeds With Lycos, Backpage
The two charter members of Oodle's Partner Network will use APIs to connect to Oodle's index of classified advertising and display those search engine results.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
AOL Foots Bill For Non-Profit Email
AOL wasn't about to let history repeat itself. This time when it made an announcement about its email system, nobody was going to misunderstand anything, blast it all! The press release had plenty of repetition, a full preemptive Q&A, and a Biff Tannen style, "no, butthead," peppered throughout.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Online Games Soon To Be Spectator Sport
Don't call me a prophet. No, not yet. But in 20 years remember this article and how you were told it would happen. Imagine sitting down to catch a pay-per-view soccer match. The team: Manchester United. So what? The team is digital and controlled by a Simon, a 16-year-old kid in Santa Fe. He's playing against Kim's Peruvian All Stars in Seoul. You paid $18 to watch a video game soccer match.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Online Dating Not Just For Geeks Anymore
Ten years ago, people sniggered when a peer said they had a date with someone they met online. The stigma seems to be lessening in American society and online dating is becoming just as viable an option as the supermarket or singles bar for making love connections. That said, most still the other one's lying about something.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Microsoft Opens Window On Live Search
The debut of Windows Live Search delivered a couple of new features, more of its advertising service, and possibly better relevance for its organic and paid search results.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Google Click Fraud Settlement: $90 Million
A class-action lawsuit filed by Lane's Gifts and Collectibles in Arkansas against Google could end soon if the presiding judge approves a proposed settlement.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Ask Searches On The Continental Plan
Searchers in France, Italy, and the Netherlands can choose to try beta versions of the Ask.com search engine in those countries.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Microsoft Replaces MSN with Windows Live
Microsoft is replacing MSN Search with a new search interface, Windows Live.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Google Settles Click-Fraud Class Action
Search Engine Watch reported that Google has agreed to pay approximately $90million into a fund to settle a click-fraud based class-action suit brought against it by Lanes Gifts and Collectibles.
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Date: 2006-03-08
 
Halliburton Bounces Boing Boing
Content filters, the scourge of office Internet goof-offs everywhere, claimed a very high-profile victim by blocking people behind those filters from visiting the most-heavily trafficked blog on the Internet.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Google Cerf-ing For British Engineers
Google evangelist Vint Cerf, father of the Internet, will canvas several universities in the UK to help recruit graduates to work for his company's new research and development center in London.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Forbes Holding Exit Door For McNealy
Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy could be at a point where his work with Sun is complete, which makes one analyst believe the outspoken executive may depart the company.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Yahoo! More Web Services!
Yahoo turned four APIs loose on its Developer Network; third-party coders can craft applications using technology from Yahoo's Photos, Calendar, MyWeb and Shopping products.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Friendster When Friendster Wasn't Cool
The most painful part of waking up old is that you don't understand "cool" anymore. No, they don't say "cool," they say another kind of "krunked up" nonsense that will collapse society. Plucking a rudely monochromatic follicle from your scalp, the twang of its exodus isn't quite loud enough to drown out the latest buzzword: myYearbook.com.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Seeing Through The MySpace Mirage
A controversial article featuring research by Jupiter Research claimed active membership at MySpace was far below the number of registered users for the site.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
OMG! American Idol Blogs
You know, I was just thinking: teenage girls don't talk enough. We need an online space just for them where they'll feel comfortable speaking their minds…oh wait, here's one. American Idol has added a cheer section to its website where fans can blog, dish and trash the contestants. So awesome! Anybody got a scrunchie?
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
NBC Plunders iVillage, Takes Women.com
NBC Universal announced it will acquire popular online women's community iVillage for around $600 million. The company said iVillage "mirrors a key demographic of the NBC Universal audience - women," and will be integrating television, film, and home entertainment content.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
TiVo Teams Up With Verizon
Forget to set your TiVo before you left the house? Trump's going to fire somebody and you'll have to find out who from Ned Ryerson in Accounting tomorrow. Next time, just phone it in and avoid the two-legged sleeping pill.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Will AOL Members Leave Goodmail?
AOL will be implementing the Goodmail certified emailer system at the end of the month. This will create a new email tier guaranteeing that customers of Goodmail get their email delivered into the top of the inbox.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Yahoo Syndicating Shopping
A revved-up version of the Shopping API Yahoo made available today on its Developer Network offers commercial clients product search, price comparison, ratings & reviews, and shopping browsing too.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Salesforce.com Deploys AppExchange
The AppExchange Developer Network provides services related to building, coding, integrating and sharing on-demand applications with the platform Salesforce announced in San Diego.
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Date: 2006-03-07
 
Net Neutrality Foes To Merge
Outspoken advocates of a two-tiered Internet will soon share a single corporate structure as AT&T will shell out $67 billion to acquire BellSouth.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Mozilla Extends Prizes To Firefox Winners
The contest to find the best of the extensions and their developers for the Firefox browsers yielded ten winners out of the over 200 submissions received.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Developers, Welcome To Fight Club
Programming for long hours under deadlines with an entire company's future sometimes hanging on every line of code leads to the kind of stress that can only be relieved by beating the stuffing out of someone else.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
MSN adCenter Open Enrollment
Precise demographic targeting is the wave of the future, and adCenter has delivered an advanced platform that's poised to deliver enormous value to search marketers.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Digg Gives Thumbs Up To Comments
An updated comment system for the Digg user-contributed news site offers several new features, including ratings for comments and a three-minute window to edit the comments one makes on a story.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
AOL AIMs For Development Community
The Open AIM software development kit and support website moved into the public view Monday morning, and third-party developers have begun downloading the SDK to give it a try.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Laying Tracks For Shopping Feed Standards
Submitting product data to comparison shopping sites and search engines can be a taxing process. Each engine has its own feed format and special requirements that create extra work and lower ROIs for retailers while reducing revenue and efficiency for the engines (especially the smaller ones). Understandably, then, a movement has begun to standardize the process.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
He Said What? Reigning In Corporate Web 2.0
The progressives these days are running around the office shouting unintelligible words (to the old folks) like "blogs" and "wikis." Attorneys and public relations managers duck and cover when this happens, even if the marketing team is dancing beside their cubicles (blogs and wikis are great, efficient, and economical ways to reach the masses).
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Paradise Blogged: For Love or Money?
Are you a purist blogger? If you were in Chinese actress Xu Jinghei's shoes (after you stopped rubbing your giant feet), where your blog went from zero to 11 million visitors in just 5 months, would you have a problem with placing ads alongside your periodic musings? Ms. Xu is unsure, says she'd like to keep her blog a "comparatively quiet place."
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Google SERPs Anger UK Footballer
Arsenal and England international left back Ashley Cole is displeased in a legal sense over Google's alternative suggestion in search results for his name.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
Microsoft, Cisco SIP At Communications
A powerful combination of the leading operating system and networking system companies yielded an agreement to develop real-time communication services for the enterprise.
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Date: 2006-03-06
 
You Can’t Drink An Ugly Site Pretty
About half a blink, one-twentieth of a second, is the amount of time you have to outdo your competitors online. Internet users only need 50 milliseconds to make a judgment about your website and that 50 milliseconds colors the rest of their experience at www.yoursite.com.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Senator Proposes Net Neutrality Bill
Ron Wyden (D-Or) has introduced legislation to prevent telecoms and cable companies from developing a two-tiered network where fees would be charged to content providers to prioritize their Internet traffic.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Sun Wants To Crown A Duke
Ahead of the Java One conference, Sun has begun accepting submissions to its fourth annual Duke's Choice awards to recognize creative uses of Java technology.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Microsoft, EU Feud Heating Up
The long-running antitrust saga involving Microsoft and the European Union took another nasty turn as both sides engaged in fingerpointing and tossing around accusations of misconduct.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Toys 'R' Us Quits Playing With Amazon
The partnership between Amazon.com and Toys 'R' Us came to an end as a judge ruled in favor of the toy retailer and its desire to end the arrangement.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
CBS Content Playing On Blinkx
Don't call the lawyers, though; CBS has approved this deal with Blinkx.tv, which makes localized content like news, weather, and entertainment available from CBS TV websites to the Blinkx search engine.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
MSN adCenter Opens Monday
During a brief three-hour window on March 6, MSN will open up adCenter pilot testing to advertisers wishing to get an early start on their campaigns. Enrollment begins at 9 a.m. Monday for a $5 credit card charge after which advertisers can access their new accounts and begin creating their ads.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Dumbfind Starts Free Tagvertising Trial
Dumbind.com, the self-described "searchiest search engine on the Web," announced the start of a free trial for advertisers with their Adsonomy "tagvertising" concept. Interested advertisers can select a list of tags for contextual advertising alongside search results.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
DOJ Interested In Digital Music Pricing
Subpoenas for more information from the major music labels are arriving from the Department of Justice, with industry sources claiming DOJ has opened a new investigation into possible industry collusion on prices.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Blackberry Emerges From NTP Jam
Nearly a year of litigation between Research In Motion and NTP Inc saw settlements offered and rejected, patents overturned, and the popular Blackberry service laying face up in a guillotine watching the keen blade of an injunction that could have cut off thousands of users in the United States.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
AMD Gains, Intel Loses
As AMD scores a hot deal with Google to provide the Opteron chips in the new hardware it buys, Intel sees its share of the server market dip, and its financials and stock price follows.
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Date: 2006-03-03
 
Google Breaks Free From Intel With AMD
New servers purchased by Google will contain Opteron processors from AMD instead of models from Intel, an analyst firm said.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Google Search Records Leaving China
By moving Google.cn search records out of China, the company hopes to protect users their from government mischief.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Apple Prepping Movie Service
Feature-length films could be a click away from iTunes users if the company moves forward with a plan to offer on-demand movies, as hinted at in a survey from a California firm.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Microsoft May Use UIMA To Top Google
A Microsoft Europe executive has provided some bulletin board material for Google, in claiming Microsoft will exceed Google in the search market in six months, based on being better able to retrieve specific information rather than just URLs.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Microsoft Wants To Own Relerank
A trademark filing by an attorney on behalf of Microsoft for ownership of the term "relerank," a combination of relevancy and rank.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Google Mini Now Even More Mini
The hardware side of Google now offers a fourth configuration of its Google Mini search appliance with the lowest price tag yet.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Breakfast With Feedster’s Chris Redlitz
An invitation to have breakfast with Feedster President Chris Redlitz came as a bit of a surprise. I wrote an article a while back that wasn't exactly, well, friendly. I met with Mr. Redlitz just before the morning sessions began at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
MSN Travel Embarks Again
The newly relaunched travel portal from MSN will be available as a beta version as the portal tests out a similar look-and-feel to Windows Live and several new content providers.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Google Coos To Analysts, Market Hearts Flutter
Executives from the Googleplex whispered sweetly into the ears of industry analysts and convinced them growth opportunities do indeed exist for the search advertising company.
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Date: 2006-03-02
 
Google Says Choose Your Mobile News
The latest service from Google on the mobile phone front lets users hit Google News from the Google.com page and browse the headlines.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
AMD Legal On Line For Skype
Lawyers at chip maker AMD are very curious as to why the Skype VoIP service permits 10-way conference calls from Intel dual-core processor machines, but only 5-way calls from AMD dual-core equipped computers.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
Apple: 50 Percent Of Line Runs Intel
Amid all the excitement over Apple CEO Steve Jobs' announcement of a new Mac mini and the iPod Hi-Fi, many missed one bit of news about Apple's transition to Intel processors.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
Vista Lineup Chaos Theory
Despite the presence of numerous versions of Microsoft's next operating system, on taps for late 2006, it is easy to narrow them down to a handful of choices.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
SES NY: Copyright In The Digital Age
The digital age brings with it a ton of legal questions, many of which have yet to be fully addressed by the courts. Much of this has to do with the lack of precedent and legislation, and sometimes judges' reluctance to allow digital evidence. At SES NY, a team of legal experts was assembled to address all of these issues.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
SES NY: Communities, Wikipedia & Tagging
Social community websites, user-edited encyclopedias, and content classification by tagging…all of these can be utilized by the savvy search marketer to garner traffic for a website.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
Lyceum Multi-User Blog Tool Released
A stand-alone implementation of Wordpress for the enterprise added several features while licensing the actively developed project under GPL terms.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
Papers Need Eyeballs To Survive
For every print subscriber who decides to cancel a subscription and get news from the Internet, newspapers will need from 20 to 100 online readers to replace that subscription.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
The Google Sitemaps Trio Of Goodies
Webmasters who use Google Sitemaps to ensure their sites get indexed properly by the search engine now have some new features available to them.
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Date: 2006-03-01
 
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