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Microsoft Tool Enhances New York Times
Through the Windows Presentation Foundation technology found in the forthcoming Vista operating system, Microsoft's "Times Reader" will improve the newspaper's online readability across multiple platforms.
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Date: 2006-04-29
 
The Strange Case Of Lance Dutson
A Maine-based blogger has been sued for copyright infringement, defamation, and libel for posting complaints about a Maine tourism campaign.
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Date: 2006-04-29
 
Google Has Time For AdWords
AdWords accounts have been set to Pacific Time since their debut, but an update will allow AdWords users to set their accounts to use local time instead.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Sony BMG In Digital Music Trouble
The Allman Brother Band and Cheap Trick have hit Sony BMG with a federal lawsuit accusing it of cheating the bands out of royalties.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
A Penny For Your Click Fraud?
Can you guess who benefits most from Google's $90 million click fraud settlement? You get three guesses, first two don't count. That's right! The plaintiffs' attorneys will receive $30 million. Advertisers opting for the settlement will receive less than a percent of their total claim in Google advertising credit.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Alyssa Milano Knows We Exist
Writers for e-business publications don't get many opportunities to talk to major celebrities. In fact, they don't really get any. When I learned that megastar and babe of the ages Alyssa Milano had weighed in on the Network Neutrality debate on her blog, I promptly got in touch with her office.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Google, Apple Appeal To MBAs
Graduates from MBA programs really want to spend some of their career at the Googleplex after leaving school.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Advertisers Watching Dave.tv
What do you get when you put the advertising industry, NSA security technology, and Google together? Dave.tv, which promises to extend advertising beyond just before and after online video clips.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
PBS.org Discovers The Joy Of AdWords
An experiment in using contextual advertising to raise funds for the Public Broadcasting Service brought Google's ubiquitous advertising to the broadcaster's website.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Windows Live Rolls Out Shopping Cart
The Windows Live Shopping website is now available online, just in time for Mother's Day holiday shopping.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Yahoo Offering Local Featured Listings
For a $29.95 flat monthly rate, businesses can set up a top-of-page listing in Yahoo Local, but limited availability means an interested business may want to act quickly.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Del.icio.us Tastes Flickr
Some new additions to the Delicious bookmarking service, now owned by Yahoo, has incorporated a couple of new features for its users.
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Date: 2006-04-28
 
Microsoft's Flashy Failure
In 2004, Microsoft lost an important lawsuit to Eolas Technologies.
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Date: 2006-04-27
 
Google Frees SketchUp For Individuals
The professional version of the 3D modeling program still carries a price tag, but a new version released by Google can be had for free.
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Date: 2006-04-27
 
MySpace Rumor Mill
Perhaps it's the sudden memetic success of MySpace that has everyone around taking shots at its founders. Or perhaps it's the sudden multimillion-dollar success of the site that has turned its founders into seedy party boys with shady associations. Only a few seem to know for sure, but it's fun to wonder.
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Date: 2006-04-27
 
Money Talks: Nokia and Visa Team Up
Visa and Nokia have buddied up in Malaysia to launch "the world's first" credit card payment system that allows consumers to purchase goods using their mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-04-27
 
McClatchy Will Offer Local SEM
The McClatchy Company newspaper publishers will partner with WebVisible to add local online search advertising products to the offerings available from its sales force to advertisers.
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Date: 2006-04-27
 
BBC Online To Play Like MySpace
The venerable British Broadcasting Company plans to dramatically update its online presence, and the social networking site MySpace has inspired the new design.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
Meedio Ready To Go On Yahoo
Digital video recording comes to the PC via Yahoo's Go service, only a week after Yahoo publicly announced they had acquired Meedio.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
Alyssa Milano Chimes In On Net Neutrality
The stars are aligning in favor of protection of Network Neutrality, dubbed by many as "the Internet's First Amendment." The latest to lend her star power to the cause is TV and film actress Alyssa Milano, who posted a passionate plea on her weblog urging supporters of the movement to contact the U.S. legislature.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
Gmail Blocked By Verizon Spam Filters
Several people reported having email sent from the Gmail accounts to Verizon customers bounce back to them by overly aggressive spam filters over the weekend. Google says the problem has been fixed, but Verizon has been very silent on the matter.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
EBayer Sent Up The River For Email Threats
First, a general rule of thumb: If you get angry at eBay, it's best not send threatening messages to its executives. This rule, ignored by former eBay apostle Florin Horicianu after feeling he was ripped off by the company, will keep you out of prison and not banned from eBay.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
Google Searchers A Bunch of Pot Heads?
Google's Weekly Zeitgeist report that a number was most on the minds of Google searchers last week: 420. What's the big deal about 420? Well, in its explanation Google neglected to mention that particular number represents the amount of THC in marijuana.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
Google Adds Warnings To Sitemaps
After hearing unanimous agreement to the suggestion that Google (finally) contact site publishers when their sites run afoul of Google's webmaster guidelines, Matt Cutts noted that Google has begun to do just that.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
VoIP Arrives From AT&T And Yahoo
Users of AT&T Yahoo's high-speed Internet service can make and receive voice calls as part of a new set of VoIP services that became available from the companies.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
SES Toronto 2006
Attending a Search Engine Strategies Conference has been likened to having an encyclopedia downloaded into your mind in two or three intense days of concentrated information sessions.
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Date: 2006-04-26
 
Google Puts Europe On The Map
Google updated its map service in Europe to include street level views and driving directions in much of Western Europe. You may still be on your own, though, when trying to exit that famous London roundabout.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
Anonymity The Key To IM Therapy
Instant messaging has found a useful place in the world of mental health, with a number of services allowing patients to connect anonymously to therapists.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
MTV Playing Games With Xfire
Viacom has decided to pick up gaming tool developer Xfire for $102 million, and place it under the MTV Networks division.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
Ambulance Chasing Was Never Easier
Google AdWords is saving some legwork for carpe sue'em attorneys. Revealing what we are likely to see more of in the future, a New York blogger was reluctant to use the moniker "ambulance chaser."
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
IE-Free World Could Free Developers
Without the Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft would be free from having to continually patch it, and web developers could build applications without having to worry about satisfying IE's finicky behavior.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
Arabic Search Engine In The Works
Addressing the lack of Arabic-language search engines, Saudi Arabia-based Integrated Technical Solutions is teaming up with German search company Seekport to launch "Sawafi" by end of this year.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
Buzzy Blog Engine Beta Delayed
The long-awaited blog search engine Sphere was delayed from its scheduled public beta launch citing a demand heavier than anticipated.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
Google Doc Says 'Take a Break'
The old saying goes, "the Lord loves a workin' man." But, we're finding out, the body does not - especially working persons whose job has them in front of a computer for the majority of their day. Google's in-house doc sends out the cautionary tale of RSI (repetitive stress injury).
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
IE 7 Beta 2, Take Three, Action!
The third beta version of Internet Explorer 7 became available for download as a true beta release instead of just a preview release, or an update to the preview release.
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Date: 2006-04-25
 
PEI Bounty Hunting For Blogger
Someone does not like the politics of Prince Edward Island in Canada, and took to blogging about prominent people and entities in a way that infuriated one target to offer a reward for the blogger's identity.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
MySpace Too Popular For Del Mar
Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX, have blocked access to the popular social networking site MySpace over the huge bandwidth hit the college's network takes.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
One Page Of Javascript, Lots Of Effects
A cheat sheet of useful suggestions on hand can beat the best search engine by virtue of being immediately available.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
Microsoft Talks Money In NYC
The Financial Services Developer Conference in New York will promote the .Net Framework as the place to develop next generation financial applications.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
Average Joe And Saving The Internet
Pull Average Joe to the side (the next time you see him at the pub or wherever Joe haunts these days) and float the phrase "Network Neutrality" by him; if for nothing else, to watch the blankness wash over him. He has little use for the phrase, though it has the potential to affect him greatly.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
Sun Sets On McNealy As CEO
Sun Microsystems president Jonathan Schwartz has moved up to the CEO position vacated by Scott McNealy, who will stay on as chairman of the company.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
You May Be A Google Test Subject
Sometimes, searchers see odd things when using Google for their search engine needs, and Googlers Ambar Pansari and Marissa Mayer say that's completely normal.
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Date: 2006-04-24
 
Ask.com CEO Answers Microsoft Job Call
Steve Berkowitz, CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp's Ask.com search engine, will leave the company to take over MSN.
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Date: 2006-04-22
 
Apple May Win Music Price Fight
Although much credit has been given to Apple CEO Steve Jobs for digging in against music labels and their calls for variable music pricing, the labels may have had self-interest in mind in backing away from those demands.
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Date: 2006-04-22
 
In The Mood For Blog
Software created in Amsterdam can track and detect the general mood of the LiveJournal corner of the blogosphere, by assessing the emoticons used by posters in their blog entries.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
Yahoo Promoting Earth Day Pledges
Through a special website hosted at Yahoo, visitors can pledge to take energy-saving measures that may help improve the quality of life on Earth.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
WebmasterWorld Boston 2006 Pubcon Wrapup
This year's Pubcon in Boston was held at the Elephant in the Castle, a good sized Boston bar/pub.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
Google Scholar Wants To Keep You Updated
There are geeks and there are nerds, so the Eighties told us (dorks and dweebs, too, but these have yet reach to any type of social prominence). You may have guessed by now that I'm a nerd - I like to study. Google Scholar's new addition, then, will just increase the hours I spend in ancient civilizations -- for another, their time in quarks.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
The Week In Google Products
Google Calendar opened an API for developers; Scholar received a new feature; and the AdWords team reminded everyone, again, there will be some downtime this weekend.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
Cisco Rounding Up Digital Talent
A $250,000 promotion conducted by networking giant Cisco and Viacom's mtvU college network will support a "Digital Incubator" for broadband content.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
HP Invited Lab To Shoot Its Hardware
The high-tech ballistics center managed by National Technical Systems (NTS) in Camden, AR, pulled off the kind of test that system administrators worldwide dream about: taking a rifle and putting a bullet into a piece of hardware.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
Americans Turning To Web For Big Decisions
As the Internet grows to become the default source of information for millions of Americans, 45% of Internet users, or 60 million Americans, say that the World Wide Web played a major role in major decision-making in the past two years, says Pew Internet and American Life Project.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
Yahoo Research Whips Up Video Remixer
The tool created by Yahoo Research Berkeley for International Remix on the San Francisco International Film Festival website gives visitors a way to remix selections of films created by directors from around the world.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
ABC, eBay Make Reality Show Happen
With a working title of "Make It Happen," a reality show to run on ABC will feature families selling off a variety of items on eBay as they try to raise cash for fulfilling a family dream.
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Date: 2006-04-21
 
eBay Earnings Fall On Stock Expense
Although revenue increased by 35 percent compared to the same quarter last year, net income for eBay moved down by three percent as stock-based compensation expenses impacted the bottom line.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Opera 9 Browser Enters Public Beta
The Oslo-based software company moved version 9 of its freely available browser into public beta after receiving feedback on its two prior technology preview releases of Opera 9.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
MediaBot - New Google Agent Confirmed
Website owners and administrators might have noticed a new search spider agent appearing in their site logs. It appears that Google has another bot operating out there.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Pubcon Boston Day 2
Lots of great sessions on Wednesday here at WebmasterWorld Boston Pubcon. Unfortunatley, I was only able to attend two of them (one as a speaker) due to a teleconference I did with Bulldog Reporter.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
SEMLogic Means No More Search Secrets
During a compelling presentation of Fortune Interactive's SEMLogic demo, I realized a greater implication of the service than accurate search marketing - Mike Marshall and his team have managed to duplicate search engine functionality.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Microsoft Typo-Patrol May Prey On Google
Sites that pickup traffic from misspelled versions of well-known domain names frequently contain advertising served by Google AdSense and other products; Microsoft's latest feature in the Strider URL Tracer may make hunting them down an easier prospect for trademark holders.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Porn’s Next Web Move Spooks Hollywood
As the Internet transforms into a high-speed content medium, video distributors, eyeing a world without middlemen and hardware costs, debate about the methods by which to serve up content. At a loss, they turn to the experts - they ask the porn guys.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Yahoo! Adds AJAX/Flash Map APIs
Yahoo! has been promoting two new Yahoo! Maps APIs for AJAX and Flash that webmasters can work with to publish customized maps on their websites. The Yahoo! Maps team says each API has features that may cause one to "geek out."
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Rose Speaks Out On Digg Fraud
After seeing complaints posted at the forevergeek.com blog complaining of suspicious mass-promoting of stories and its banning from Digg, site creator Kevin Rose addressed them in his Digg the Blog.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Google Miro Logo A No-No
Today's Google logo features elements of work by Spanish surrealist Joan Miró to commemorate the artist's 1893 birth, but an organization representing the artist's estate exploded in anger over what they called a copyright violation.
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Date: 2006-04-20
 
Google Extends OneBox To Enterprises
A new version of the Google Search Appliance includes the company's OneBox functionality, which returns particular information requests atop the search results.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Blogs RSS, Podcasts - Pubcon Boston
This session covered Blogs, RSS and Podcasts with moderation duties performed by Anne Kennedy of Beyond Ink.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Malcolm Gladwell - Pubcon Boston Keynote
Pubcon Boston Keynote Malcolm Gladwell, Author "Tipping Point" and "Blink".
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
YPN Party - Boston Pubcon
Yahoo threw an invite party at "Saint" in Boston last night and it proved to be a good time.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Stars Of Blogging Come Out At PubCon
Mike McDonald sat in on WebmasterWorld's Pubcon Boston morning session today, featuring a trio of bloggers well-known to our search marketing and optimization audience.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Agony Of The Blog Stars
When one is a high-profile blogger, and an employee of a prominent Internet presence, sometimes the prospect of posting an entry can cause some personal misgivings.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Report Refutes Click Fraud Rates
The pervasiveness of click fraud was at one time estimated (primarily by companies like ClickDefense who sell preventative services) to be as high as 30 percent. But a recent analysis by newly developed Click Fraud Network (CFN) drops the estimated click fraud rate to around 14 percent overall.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Tablet PCs A Must-Buy For Hokie Engineers
Incoming freshman to Virginia Tech's College of Engineering have to pickup a pricey item before starting classes - a tablet PC.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Google ‘MediaBot’ Indexes Web Pages
Google's Matt Cutts confirmed that the AdSense Mediapartners bot, commonly known as "mediabot," is indexing webpages for Google's Big Daddy index, according to some well-known bloggers. What that means to webmasters: having two versions of a webpage (one for each bot) can get you into duplicate content issues.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Facebook Sees $25M From Greylock
Venture capital funding provided by Greylock Partners and other firms totaling $25 million placed a value of $525 million on Facebook, which reportedly turned down $750 million from Viacom.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
Yahoo Accused Again; 3rd Journalist Jailed
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued a statement claiming Yahoo was complicit in the jailing of Chinese journalist Jiang Lijun, sentenced to four years in prison in November 2003 over pro-democracy articles he wrote.
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Date: 2006-04-19
 
GNOME Released With New Search
Version 2.14 of GNOME's desktop for Linux or UNIX systems contains a new integration of a desktop search bar that can search the local machine or several search engines online.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Local Search Kills Internet Yellow Pages
A session on local search at WebmasterWorld's PubCon Boston covered some of the essential points on making one's business part of an Internet user's local experience; our Mike McDonald passed along the details.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Gates Having Chinese For Dinner
The Chinese delegation with President Hu Jintao and his entourage will dine with Bill and Melinda Gates at Gates' mansion after visiting the Microsoft campus today.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
'Blogswana' Gives Voice To AIDS Fight
For Curt Hopkins and Brian Schartz, a meeting between U2 rocker Bono and President Bush doesn't go quite far enough to highlight Africa's ongoing struggles with HIV/AIDS. What is needed, they say, is a view from the inside, utilizing the point-of-view power of the weblog.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Google Lunches With Sitemaps At PubCon
Although the Google Sitemaps service itself has been around for a few months, its supporting team tweaks and adds new features on about a monthly basis. Mike McDonald sat in on Google's sponsored luncheon for some free food with a side of Matt Cutts and Vanessa Fox.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Cruise Review Searches Sailing High
The quest for the best cruise led travelers to their favorite search engines; US-based traffic to search sites that queried for "cruise reviews" increased 219 percent for the week ending April 15th as compared to two weeks earlier.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Shocker: Google Still Leads The Others
(Yawn.) In March, Google was again (yaawwwn, excuse me) the leader in all things search, according to comScore Networks, with competitors nowhere near matching the number of search queries or percentage of market. In fact, Yahoo and MSN slipped a bit.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Google To Charge For AdWords API
The current free quota system used in capping developer usage will be replaced by a usage-based fee system that will charge developers 25 cents per 1,000 quota units used.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Earth Day Prompts Eco-Queries On AOL
Recycling, global warming, and endangered species topped the list of environmentally related queries being queried on AOL Search.
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Date: 2006-04-18
 
Food Makers Chowing On Internet Ads
The packaged-goods world of products from macaroni and cheese to cereals to cake mixes and beyond has been dominated by powerful corporations with a lot to spend on advertising; they have begun to shift more of those dollars to online advertising in greater amounts.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
Weather Channel Pops Ads Over Alerts
It appears the popular weather reporting channel has found a new way to ensure users of its Desktop Weather application view ads, by popping them up when users go to check a severe weather alert.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
Return Path Takes On Email Fray
As advocates and detractors of the impending implementation of Goodmail's Certified Email service at AOL and Yahoo continue to battle, Return Path thinks commercial senders can all benefit from its Sender Score concept.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
Mac Opens Windows To Confusing New World
Not too long ago, it was considered sacrilege for a journalist to choose a PC over a Macintosh - it was like telling veteran reporters (the guys that served in Nam) that The New York Times was a bunch of liberal alarmist gobbledy-gook, which, of course, it is. And that's just fine with them, just like their time tested Macs.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
Google Travel Rumor On The Road
Google is still advertising for vertical market account executives and strategists in Chicago, but the travel position has triggered the "Google enters travel sector" talk.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
States Look To Tax Your Digital Assets Off
More and more states, especially ones with Democrat controlled legislatures, CNet points out, are dipping into the digital media pot by imposing taxes on purchased downloads.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
VoIP Growing, But Not Grown Up Yet
Though awareness of Internet telephony services is significantly higher in the US and Britain for 2005 than the year before, VoIP still has a ways to go for capturing the attention of women and late adopters.
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Date: 2006-04-17
 
Advertisers Spending More On Alt.Media
Blog ads, podcast ads, RSS ads, oh my, it could be a $50 million dollar market by the time 2006 comes to an end, well over the $20.4 million spent for advertising on those syndication methods in 2005.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Fox, Affiliates Sharing Web Revenue
Reruns of "The Simpsons" will yield a 12.5 percent cut of the revenue generated online from those shows and other Fox programs.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Java – Fat Is In, Ajax Is Too Thin
All the heavily hyped virtues of Ajax and its asynchronous behind-the-page web browser handiwork have led Java developers to question why a fat client isn't preferable in the first place.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
No Free WiFi For Next Google City
While San Francisco will see Google and EarthLink roll out a couple of tiers of wireless broadband service, including one for free, the next city probably won't see a free option.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
TiVo Scores Court Win Over Echostar
The battle of digital video recording interests ended in a jury decision in favor of TiVo and its technology patent.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
French Still Chippy About Apple DRM
France's Trade Minister Christine Lagarde visited technology executives in Silicon Valley, and brought plenty of European attitude along on the trip.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Burger-Blogger Fired For Teasing Co. Prez
Who knew blogging could be so perilous - especially for a…burger flipper? Los Angeles resident and former ground beef extraordinaire, Bill Poon (hold your immature jokes, please), reports that he was fired from his job last week because of a MySpace parody blog about the company president.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Terrorists Don’t Trust Google
Terrorist organizations are posting warnings about using Google Toolbar in jihadist Internet forums, according to an article at washingtonpost.com, citing potential spyware concerns.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Microsoft Strolls The Rumor Treadmill
As the company continues to tack upon the seas of Windows Live, Microsoft has been predicted to have a stop scheduled at the shores of social media.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Google Warms Up A Summer Of Code
The search advertising company will support another Summer Of Code this year, where Google provides student developers with stipends to create new open source programs or to help currently established projects.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Yahoo! Executive Moves, Executive Options
Some shuffling of towels in the executive washroom took place in Sunnyvale, CA, as Yahoo announced a pair of employee moves around the corner offices; meanwhile, Yahoo revealed lots of stock options received plenty of exercise in 2005.
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Date: 2006-04-14
 
Sony, Google Break The Da Vinci Code
Part of the publicity for the Tom Hanks film based on Dan Brown's bestseller includes a puzzle-solving contest and lots of trips and Sony goodies as prizes.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Farechase Reloaded At Yahoo
The programmers behind Yahoo's Farechase travel metasearch have included everything but the kitchen sink with the recent relaunch of the flight and hotel website.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
62% of Users Click on First Page Results
A new whitepaper by the search marketing firm, iProspect shows that 62% of search users click on links found on the first page of search results.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
NYT Discovers SEO
A story that ran in last Sunday's New York Times shows that the world of mainstream journalism is finally waking up to the importance of SEO.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Think About This: IceRocket Is Being Sold
Think Partnership will acquire the blog search engine IceRocket from Mark Cuban and IceRocket CEO Blake Rhodes.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Intel, Baidu Join Forces On Search
Intel China and the Baidu search engine plan to work closely together to develop search and other web-based applications for Chinese users.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Yahoo Feeds Readers More RSS Ad Info
The Yahoo Publisher Network blog posted a reminder about its RSS ad program, for publishers who wish to monetize the feeds they provide.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Google Local Grows New Head
Google snatched up a newspaper/online classifieds veteran right from the jaws of major newspaper companies to head up Google Local. Formerly of Classified Ventures' Homescape.com, Sam Sebastian is described as a new avenue to print advertising for Google.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Google Leaves China, Returns As “Gu Ge"
As Google expands its reach into China, the search engine whose name was powerful enough to become a verb in the English language has officially changed its name Gu Ge (pronounced goo guh), based on Chinese characters.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Apple Thinks Delay With New iPod
Problems with the next iteration of the video iPod from Apple involve its touch screen and display according to the latest set of Apple rumors making the rounds.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Yahoo's Filo Goes Home To Help Louisiana
Yahoo co-founder David Filo originally hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and contributed an account of his company's sponsored Back in Business with Yahoo event in New Orleans.
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Date: 2006-04-13
 
Yahoo Sees Imagery In Maps
It has taken a while, but Yahoo has finally matched Google and Microsoft in offering satellite maps for its Maps service.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
Google Lends Voice To Search
There is a better way to perform a search query on Google via a mobile phone than tapping a lengthy string of numbers, and that would be by speaking normally to the search engine.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
PubCon Begins Next Week In Boston
The three-day conference held by WebmasterWorld runs from April 18-20 and focuses on a variety of SEO and SEM topics.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
Gay Community Embraces Online Travel
Gays and lesbians are more likely than heterosexuals to make travel arrangements online, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive. What's more, the gay community is several times more likely to cite fair treatment in their top three most important considerations for choosing hotels.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
IRS Given Go-Ahead To Seek PayPal Info
The honeymoon may be over for PayPal clients using their accounts to funnel money from offshore and avoid the Internal Revenue Service. A federal court in California granted the IRS permission to seek account information from the eBay-owned company.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
Shock Jock Causes SIRIUS Traffic Spike
Celebrity shock jock Howard Stern may prove himself to worth the half billion dollars SIRIUS Satellite radio spent on him. Since Stern defected from the FCC controlled airwaves, traffic to the SIRIUS website has ballooned, surpassing rival XM Radio, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
BlackBerry Seeing Red Over RedBerry
After some seven years of trying to enter the Chinese market, Research In Motion had to be furious to learn of China Unicom's announcement of its RedBerry service.
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Date: 2006-04-12
 
Deeper Into The Shadows Of MySpace
MySpace.com has garnered a lot of attention lately as the 70 million member website became teen phenom. Though the loyal membership was richly concerned with the News Corp. buyout, many have noted that Intermix Media had cloudy and questionable history.
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Date: 2006-04-11
 
Taiwan Prez Slams Google and Yahoo
During an annual remembrance of a famous Taiwanese free speech activist, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian gave Google and Yahoo a proper smack over their cooperation with China.
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Date: 2006-04-11
 
Ex-Technorati Techie Goes To Microsoft
Niall Kennedy was one of a few people to depart blog search site Technorati in recent months, and now he has announced he will join the Windows Live team.
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Date: 2006-04-11
 
Time Warner Cable Eyes Google-Style Ad Auction
This whole ad auction thing is taking off. Though Verizon denied that its Yellow Pages auction was inspired by Google or other search engines, Time Warner Cable had no qualms admitting AdSense as the inspiration for possible cable ad auctions.
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Date: 2006-04-11
 
MySpace Gets Safety PSAs & MS Employee
News Corp., being very proactive to protect its jewel of the web MySpace.com, has teamed up with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Advertising Council to provide public service announcement (PSA) banner ads promoting online safety across MySpace.com and other Fox media.
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Date: 2006-04-11
 
Emmy Loves To Have Her Handheld
The first Emmy Award that will be given to entertainment programming created for nontraditional viewing platforms, including PCs, mobile phones, and iPods, will be awarded on April 22nd.
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Date: 2006-04-11
 
Vista To Feature Tighter Parental Controls
The long awaited (and waited, and waited) Microsoft operating system, Vista, will include heightened parental controls that allow parents to grant permission before unauthorized users try to view websites not on a pre-approved list.
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Date: 2006-04-10
 
About.com Goes Cable TV
Signaling the continuing convergence of television, Internet, and Web 2.0, About.com just inked an agreement with consumer product review network Expo TV. The agreement moves About.com informational consumer videos, previously only available online, to Expo TV's television and broadband network.
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Date: 2006-04-10
 
Is Google Forsaking The Webmaster?
Google may be tired of Webmasters taking advantage of its sensitive algorithms through link abuse and repeated keyword digs. With no one else to turn to, the engine that launched a million splogs, might turn its back on Webmasters, trusting visitors and Web directories with less scarlet reputations instead.
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Date: 2006-04-10
 
Yahoo Posts Publisher Network Blog
Yahoo has followed up last fall's launch of its Publisher Network with a new blog focused on helping users of its self-serve platform.
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Date: 2006-04-10
 
Printed Yellow Pages Adopts Pay-Per-Call
Art imitating life, Web imitating print, and now it's print imitating Web. Since December, says the Associated Press, Verizon has been testing an auction model in its printed Boston Yellow Pages.
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Date: 2006-04-10
 
Honda Links Up With Google Earth
New Honda Civics in the Japanese market will have the capability to retrieve traffic information using Google Earth. The service, called the InterNavi Floating Car System, is available to subscribers as part of the InterNavi Premium Club, a navigational service.
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Date: 2006-04-10
 
MSN Search Took The Morning Off
For nearly four hours, Microsoft's MSN search returned a "service unavailable" message to visitors arriving at search.msn.com yesterday.
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Date: 2006-04-07
 
Microsoft Open Port 25 To Hackers
For once, the correct definition of hackers applies here; the new Port 25 website from Microsoft offers communications from the company's Open Source Software Lab.
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Date: 2006-04-07
 
Combing The Shadows of MySpace
With every bright light comes the shadows - the dark edges ignored, even tolerated, for joy of illumination. MySpace.com's brightness is blinding to a new generation of bloggers and marketers, but there are shadows (lots of them) lurking: some peripheral, and others nearer the corona.
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Date: 2006-04-07
 
Adobe Flashes Verizon Wireless
Adobe and Verizon shook hands on a deal that will incorporate Adobe's recently won Flash technology into Verizon mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-04-07
 
Google Tests Mobile Web Ads In Japan
Google has just wrapped up a successful test for advertising via mobile phones in Japan, according to Bloomberg. The Japanese mobile phone market, more robust and advanced than the US market, is often used to test mobile technologies.
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Date: 2006-04-07
 
MSNBC.com Goes Mobile, Too
MSNBC.com just launched a beta of its new mobile news service. The service is ad-supported and free to wireless users (except for the charge they may incur from wireless providers).
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Date: 2006-04-07
 
Yahoo Socializes MyWeb Bookmarks
A recent upgrade performed by Yahoo's MyWeb team has tweaked a few of the features in the service, with one being an easier way to find and share bookmarks with others.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
Multiply Equals Discretion-Based Networking
Multiply CEO Peter Pezaris has moved beyond his past of contributing to Xemacs and selling companies to CBS Sportsline to help build a social networking site; we managed to avoid discussion of a certain other social media site in a recent conversation.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
Congress Considers Net Neutrality Fines
Just when Net neutrality seemed a lost cause in Congress, lawmakers began to consider shifting regulatory power to the Federal Communications Commissions in the form of case-by-case fines of up to $500,000. The FCC could levy fines if telecoms are judged to be violating Net neutrality principles.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
Bravo Among First To Offer PayPal Mobile
The new service from PayPal where users of mobile phones can pay for goods with a text message or phone call will be able to try out the service during Bravo's "Top Chef" series.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
Hey AdWords Clients! No Popups!
No matter what justification an advertiser can bring to the discussion, no matter if he or she can debate the issue like Henry Clay, you cannot have any sort of popup ads on AdWords landing pages.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
Hackers Told To Hack Off Ponytails
Open source developers are the grunge rockers of the new millennium, the originals long dissolved in corporate formulaic art. Unlike their barefoot hippie predecessors (who woke up one day in Birkenstocks as Volvo-driving yuppies), they kept their ponytails as an affront to The Man, sharing their warez with the Kool-Aid drinking masses.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
Forrester Kills Podcasting
With their research showing podcast adoption in about one percent of online households, Forrester Research managed to trigger some commentary disputing that figure.
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Date: 2006-04-06
 
RIM Jams Yahoo Into BlackBerry
Yahoo achieved a place in the pockets of millions of BlackBerry users in 60 countries through a new deal with Research In Motion.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Pixsy’s Visual Search Almost Impressive
Now here's a search engine destined for controversy. Pixsy.com, a "visual search engine" that scours the web for images and videos on RSS feeds and makes them searchable, launched yesterday - for the second time, and it may not be ready still.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Google Sitemaps Wants Your URLs
Vanessa Fox, a technical writer for Google's Sitemaps product, thinks you should be using Sitemaps with your site today. Here's why.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Google Base Traffic Flatlines
The line graph of Google Base's market share over the winter looks much like a mitten-clad hand waving "bye-bye" or "stop." A month after it launched, Google Base hit its lowest point, and according to Hitwise, March wasn't any better.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Lycos-Qumana Launches Blog Tool
The desktop blog tool from Lycos-Qumana works with Qumana Q-Ads integrated ad program to insert ads into blogs.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Newstex Conducting Gawker, Corante On Demand
Content from the two well-known blog networks will be available as part of Newstex's Blogs On Demand service.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
New Tablet Lenovo Outed By the French
Warning: This could be just a rumor. Lenovo's been pretty quiet about the inevitability of a move to include tablet computing capabilities into its recently released ThinkPad X60 line. But the bloggers at Core Duo say they've found the smoking gun.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Clooney Launches Spam War Against Gawker
In stage two of George Clooney's war on the blogosphere, the heralded producer of Academy Award smug (see South Park's snarky send up) has launched a spam attack against online celeb gossip rag Gawker. It all began with a silly little Google Maps mashup.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Netflix Calls ‘Cut’ On Blockbuster Online
Home video rental chain Blockbuster got its own block busted by Netflix yesterday after the online rental company slapped it with a patent infringement lawsuit over Blockbuster Online.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
Google, Baidu Stared Down By Chinese Marketers
Some 637 Chinese e-marketing agencies indicated that they will file a class action lawsuit against major search engines like Baidu, Google, Yahoo, and others, claiming breach of contract, according to People's Daily Online.
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Date: 2006-04-05
 
GM User Created Ad Contest Backfires
Giving the public the opportunity to create Chevy Tahoe video advertisements led to the creation of numerous anti-SUV commercials instead.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
Yahoo To Kickoff Mobile World Cup App
A deal between major World Cup sponsor Yahoo and mobile application developer Everypoint will provide real-time information about the competition this summer.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
Trust Eric, He Can Stop Click Fraud
Despite a recent $90 million settlement in a click fraud case, Google CEO Eric Schmidt claims his company sees fake clicks before the advertisers do.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
AOL Changes Name To AOL
America Online has settled its identity crisis and accepted its nickname. "My name is…AOL!" said the company, reminiscent of Gene Wilder's proud realization that he was a Frankenstein after all.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
Microsoft Virtually Supporting Linux
The Windows maker announced at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo it would make the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available at no charge to customers.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
Perl Bootcamp Planned For July
The five-day intensive Perl class will be available at Big Nerd Ranch this July and taught by the Learning Perl 4th edition and Intermediate Perl co-author, brian d foy.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
“Add To Google” Buttons Up Personal Areas
In response to syndicated content owners' requests for new ways to drive adoption of their feeds and modules, Google has supplied an "Add to Google" button that can be added to websites.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
A Legal RSS Feed?
Law.com released its own RSS reader on Monday, named NewsPoint. A free download, the application will come with preloaded content from Law.com and the Law.com Blog Network.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
Cube Said To Be Spam Zapper
The latest buzz in spam protection is around Spam Cube - an apparent cyberbug zapper. Plugged into your computer, the big square box requires no software or installation.
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Date: 2006-04-04
 
NYTimes.com Broadens Its View
The major redesign of the online version of the "paper of record" has the New York Times breaking out of its small-monitor design shell among other changes.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Alcatel, Lucent Merge For $13.4 Billion
The French communications hardware maker Alcatel will mercifully end Lucent Technologies unfulfilled expectations and position the company to better face Cisco in the marketplace.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Google Mellows Ad Terms For Maps
A change in verbiage in Google's terms of service for Google Maps allows users to opt-out of advertising that may be delivered through the service.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Google Reigns Supreme In Image Search
Nielsen//NetRatings' report on search share showed us more of the same: Google wins. But, what's new in this report is that Google has been promoted from King to Emperor in image search, controlling almost 72 percent of queries.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
AOL Much Ado About Mobile
With the ubiquitous presence of mobile phones and their ever-expanding functionality, AOL has taken steps to make its services more available to mobile phone users.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Korea Vows Online Robots In Every Home
A heaping dose of Battle Bots and movies like Terminator and I, Robot have instilled a (healthy?) paranoia of centrally controlled robot futures - at least in the States. In South Korea, not so much, as the country announced its plan to have a robot in every home - very, very soon.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Promptu Gives Mobile A Voice In Search
Voice-activated search and navigation company, Promptu, recently released a technology for voice search on mobile phones, allowing wireless subscribers seek out and purchase available content by speaking.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Google Subpoena Just “Tip Of the Iceberg”
The US Department of Justice harassed more than the major search engines for information to support its case for the Child Online Protection Act. A Freedom of Information Act request by Information Week revealed that the DOJ also sought evidence from nearly three dozen ISPs, search engines, and security companies.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Pavlov’s Search Engine: Blingo.com
There are effective gimmicks and then there are effective gimmicks. A search engine named Blingo.com, hands out random prizes to searchers like iPods, movie tickets, a PlayStation Portable, or Visa gift cards.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Google Maps The Way To Version 2
The official launch of the Google Maps API Version 2 provides a number of tweaks to enhance its performance and decrease the number of memory leaks that happened in previous versions.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Movies For Sale Online – Legally!
Except for the high prices, restrictive usage terms, and no extras a la typical DVDs, Hollywood has at least attempted to enter the downloadable movie market.
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Date: 2006-04-03
 
Google Seduces Users With Romance
The latest product debut from Google will utilize Contextual Dating Technology to help people find a contextually suitable soulmate.
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Date: 2006-04-01
 
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