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Google Video Catching Up With Features
Users of Google Video now have a few new options available that allow the viewer to rate the videos they see, label them with relevant tags, and leave behind comments for the world to see.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
EBayer Sells Herself As Ferrari Accessory
She must have seen the Center for Media Research report that eBay was the #1 auto sales destination on the Web before she placed her Ferrari Enzo - and herself - on the auction block. It's not because she needs the money; she needs a husband as rich (or richer) than she is.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
Atlas Can Lift ASP Development
Microsoft offers its version of an Ajax framework called Atlas, which integrates cross-browser script libraries with ASP.NET server-side development.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
Yahoo! Has A New Number: It's 3
Yahoo! has teamed up with UK-based mobile phone provider 3 Group, making Yahoo! Web services like Search, Mobile Web, Messenger, Mail, and Go for Mobile available to 3's 175 million worldwide subscribers.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
CouchSurfing Bites The Melodramatic Dust
CouchSurfing, the brainchild of Casey Fenton, has apparently departed from this world. And to send the site on its way, Fenton wrote a laughably sentimental goodbye letter. Please, if your website should happen to expire, don't handle it like this.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
German Publisher Drops Google Protest
German publisher WGB dropped its petition for preliminary injunction against Google Books Library Project this week. Google says the Copyright Chamber of the Regional Court of Hamburg advised the company the petition would not succeed.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
Kerry Pledges Support For Net Neutrality
Former presidential candidate Senator John Kerry weighed in on the Network Neutrality debated by submitting a column to SaveTheInternet.com voicing his commitment to the principle's protection.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
AdWords Tabs Your Ad Group Info
A recent redesign by the AdWords team breaks up the display of information into nicely organized tabs of account statistics.
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Date: 2006-06-30
 
W3C Advances Mobile Web Development
The World Wide Web Consortium has promoted its Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 for website and content management system designers to Candidate Recommendation status.
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
Who Benefits From A Non-Neutral Net?
The new question on Net Neutrality is "who benefits?" There's been a lot of talk on both sides of the issue, and it can be difficult for those outside the Internet industry to get a handle on what's true. Perhaps if we look at who is talking, and from what pedestal, we can better understand.
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
The Incredible Exploding Laptop
There was a report last week of an exploding computer at a conference in Osaka, Japan. It seemed to be the real deal - there were pictures of a flaming laptop - but I dismissed the story. Surely, I thought, someone had tinkered with it and, intentionally or not, caused the mishap. Now I'm not so sure.
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
Yahoo Convinces Lawyers It's Doing Its Best
Looks like Yahoo! successfully sweet-talked Checkmate Strategic Group into settling its class action click fraud lawsuit, filed in June of 2005. The plaintiffs will receive…a more forthcoming Yahoo!
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
Office 2007 Launch Delayed. Again.
Microsoft announced earlier today that it will delay, yet again, the release of Office 2007. This occurred as a result of "product performance" issues, according to the software giant. The Office delay may affect the launch of Windows Vista.
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
AdWords Gets More Help From Analytics
Google added a couple of new features to its AdWords program to help advertisers better optimize their campaigns.
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
Microsoft Releases IE 7 Beta 3
The next beta release of Internet Explorer 7 adds a few new updates and tweaks based on the feedback collected from users of the new browser.
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Date: 2006-06-29
 
AdWords Gets A Keyword Position
A new report unveiled by the Google Analytics team for AdWords clients shows useful information about keywords for their sites.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
Ingres, BEA Partner On SOA
Ok, the way to SOA with the Ingres database and BEA is to go and download today Ingres, BEA Workshop Studio, and the Eclipse SDK.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
Microsoft Buys A DAM Company
Digital asset management (DAM) company iView Multimedia has been acquired by Microsoft, according to an announcement from iView founder Yan Calotychos yesterday. The acquisition was completed on June 22.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
Adobe Flex 2 Shows Its Muscle
The new Flex 2 environment represents Adobe's effort to clean up browser-based development and make Flash Player 9 an even more desirable place for delivering business applications to consumers.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
Dell Brings IT Mgmt Down to Google Earth
Dell has given midsized businesses an upgrade in status with the launch of a new IT services plan called Platinum Plus. The service will also feature the capabilities of Google Earth Pro for real-time tracking of IT issues.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
TeachersPayTeachers: Cheating?
Most educators frown heavily upon the practice of students "sharing" their work with each other. Whether someone gives an old paper to a friend, or sells an essay online, instructors reject such forms of plagiarism. But now, through a new website, teachers are invited to participate in an information market of their own.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
Web Giants to Court: Craig's Our Buddy
Craigslist received a boost in court last week from its giant Internet friends. Google, Amazon, AOL, and Yahoo! filed an "amicus brief" on behalf of the online listings site, which has been wrangling with discrimination lawsuit that, if successful, could have huge implications for Web site operators and their relationships with third party content providers.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
Vuitton Bags Win In Google Case
Selling trademarks to competitors with AdWords may be a practice seeing its end of days at Google, as luxury brand Louis Vuitton declared victory after a French court ruling.
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Date: 2006-06-28
 
DM News Releases SEM Guide
The 64-page "Essential Guide to Search Engine Marketing" features a treasure trove of articles on a range of SEM topics.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Internet Companies Unite Against Child Porn
The scum of the Earth just got five new corporate enemies. AOL, Earthlink, Microsoft, United Online, and Yahoo! have signed on to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's campaign against child exploitation on the Internet.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Gates Gives Indian Prostitutes A Discount
Prostitutes in India have the opportunity to become card-carrying members of an elite group of, um, prostitutes with chip-embedded smartcards courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Three Is The Magic XML Number
DataDirect announced Release 3 of its XML product Stylus Studio, following Altova's Release 3 of its XML Suite Version 2006.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Microsoft Builds CodePlex Developer Site
Open source and Microsoft would have been an oxymoron a decade ago, but Microsoft has begun embracing the sharing ethos that has given the world software like Linux and the Apache web server.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Microsoft's Move Into Communications
Microsoft has announced plans to launch a unified platform for e-mail, instant messaging, videoconferencing, and telephone calls. This move could serve to strengthen the company's monopolistic characteristics. What's more, the Redmond-based corporation intends to use Office 2007 as the communications platform.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
The (Potential) Iron Fist Of Microsoft's WGA
Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage is drawing the ire of a number of experts, analysts, and users. The program is intended to guard against "counterfeit or non-genuine" copies of Windows; it also leads the way to "free downloads" and "free updates." But many people think it's getting a little too Big Brother-y.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Up Close and Personal with Mobile Google
On Monday, the Google Press Center released word of (yet another) new direction for the company.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
NBC and YouTube Make Up, Hold Hands
Despite past riffs between the two regarding intellectual property, NBC and YouTube announced a strategic partnership to promote NBC programming on the video sharing site.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Tower Records Digitizes
Apple's wildly popular iTunes service just got a little more competition. Music industry veteran Tower Records launched 'Tower Records Digital,' a web-based music download store offering 99 cent songs at higher than usual quality.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Google Chimes In On Child Safety
The search advertising company's efforts to fight child pornography were the focus of Google's testimony before a House subcommittee.
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Date: 2006-06-27
 
Accoona Europe Launch Spurs Controversy
Although the search engine company will debut its service in Europe, its Chinese history has driven some to criticize Accoona.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Lenssen Cites Nine Web Standards Issues
The World Wide Web could be a much user-friendlier place if developers heeded the words of non-pareil blogger Philipp Lenssen on the misunderstanding of web standards.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Making Your Newsletter Readable
Usability guru Jakob Nielsen has some advice for email newsletter publishers: skip the intros and skip the geek lingo (among 165 other tips). Subscribers are scanners, not readers, still prefer email to RSS, and are quick to dump you for a competitor.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Compete, Annenberg Track Internet Impact
Online market researcher Compete Inc will partner with the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future to create studies based on American usage of Internet technology.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Ask.com Blocking Questionable Search Queries
In an apparent attempt to block access to child pornography, Ask.com has begun restricting results for certain search queries that may lead to offensive and criminal content.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Site Design With Vaastu Shastra
Would you like to improve your website? Then utilize vaastu shastra - "the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with man and materials."
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Shopping With Jellyfish
How's this for a place to shop - a site "where stores compete to lower your price." That's the concept behind Jellyfish, a "new kind of search engine" that shares ad revenue with buyers. Right now, it's only in beta form, but the site already offers "1000's of stores."
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Hitwise Scopes Out The Competition
Want to know why your competitor's website is so successful? Hitwise unveiled a service today that gives clients a glimpse into what your nemesis is doing right. Called Hitwise Conversions, the data reporting service outlines how online users navigate within specific sections of competitive websites.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Study Says You're Not Funny
It's nice when a study comes out confirming what you already know. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that just over half of email recipients were able to discern sarcasm within the text.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Digg V3 Weathers Early Storm
A healthy response to the latest update to the Digg community contributed news site proved a challenge to the relaunched site's administrators.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
No Banners Please, We're Browsing
Graphical banner ads have become the panhandlers of the Internet: very few people look at them anymore even if ads are right in front of them.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
A Wiki Full Of MacBook Pro Issues
The computer for the rest of us may require us to have the patience of Job (definitely not Jobs) and the acumen of a Wozniak when it comes to the MacBook Pro.
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Date: 2006-06-26
 
Proposed Privacy Protector Loses Laptops
The Federal Trade Commission has been touted by a group of high-tech and other industry powers as the best choice to enforce any federal privacy laws that pass, but the agency has a little problem safeguarding its data too.
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Date: 2006-06-23
 
Dorkus Maximus Drops Suit, Discovers Email
A New York legislator with an apparent history of odd child-protection measures (like a war on tanning beds) has dropped his lawsuit alleging that Google is the "world's largest facilitator and distributor of child pornography."
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Date: 2006-06-23
 
Yahoo Toasts To Global Answers
Nearly a week after Yahoo! launched its "Ask the Planet" promotion for its Yahoo! Answers service, the company posted a reminder about the additional languages the service would include - and girl drink recipe to go with it.
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Date: 2006-06-23
 
French (Try To) Challenge Google Earth
Sacre bleu! The French have unveiled a website known as Geoportal that is intended to rival Google Earth. The European counterpart will have more detailed images than its American-based competitor, but its scope will be limited to within French borders.
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Date: 2006-06-23
 
Science Confirms Sniping Works On eBay
The best way to win an auction online is to wait as late as possible in the auction before submitting a bid, a method scientists have unsurprisingly discovered works best.
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Date: 2006-06-23
 
Digg This: Version 3 To Debut
The popular comumunity news website Digg will make new verticals and added features part of its next revision, which debuts on June 26th.
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Date: 2006-06-23
 
Dotmobi Hides Generics From Squatters
Thousands of generic words in multiple languages have been set aside by the .mobi domain registrar as Dotmobi attempts to thwart cyber-squatters who would buy those names for the sole purpose of reselling them at a hefty profit.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Flickr Who? Photobucket Leads Image Sites
Among websites that allow visitors to store and share photos, Photobucket snares almost 44 percent of the market share of Photo Sharing Sites.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
FCC Approves VoIP Tax
The Federal Communications Commissions unanimously agreed that voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) services had to pony up to Uncle Sam just like every other phone carrier.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
SEM Sales Route Proves Profitable
Year over year sales picked up with search engine marketing jumped 70 percent in the first quarter of 2006.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Yahoo Drops The Ball With E-mail, IM Services
On Tuesday and Wednesday, a number of people found their Yahoo e-mail and instant messaging unresponsive. The company admitted to experiencing an outage early Wednesday morning.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Berners-Lee, Christians Hope For Neutrality
In today's Net Neutrality news, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee evangelizes about how the Internet should be treated. Meanwhile, the Christian Coalition has called for its prayer partners to focus their collective energy on the Senate Commerce Committee vote.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Co-Registration A Path To More Subscribers
Co-registration is billed by some as an efficient method for bringing in fresh subscribers to e-mail newsletters. The practice involves listing your company among others, so that when people sign up for one of the other publications, they can choose to receive yours, as well.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Ancestry.com Expands Database – A Lot
"The year was 1850. Gold was discovered in California. The ‘Scarlet Letter' was published. Where were your ancestors?" That's the advertising line attached to Ancestry.com's latest update: complete census records from 1790 to 1930.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
HP Cracks Down On Ink Refills
You might want to think twice before refilling an ink cartridge; according to Hewlett-Packard, that act may be a patent violation. The company is going after retailers Walgreens and Office Max for the "offense." Epson and Lexmark have taken similar actions in the past.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Ether Is Not For Phone Sex
Imagine you're Phil Gordon, one of the top 5 poker players in the world and host of Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown." How many Vegas-bound amateurs do you think are dying to pick your brain before laying their money down? Are they willing to pay for it? Ingenio is betting that they are as the company officially launches Ether, a service that enables the pricing and selling of your "intellectual capital" over the phone.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Microsoft Provides Coders With Robotics Studio
The company recently announced its community technology preview of its Robotics Studio development platform, which may be freely obtained from Microsoft.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Microsoft Launches AdLab Tools
A variety of analytics tools made available by Microsoft will help its adCenter customers optimize their campaigns for greater effectiveness.
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Date: 2006-06-22
 
Sun Swings Derby Into JDK
The Java DB from the Apache Derby Project, and GroupLayout from the NetBeans GUI Builder, will be part of the Java SE 6 Development Kit.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
Microsoft Brings Tools To CareerBuilder
Access to Visual Studio Express and SQL Express through the job search site CareerBuilder.com will be provided by Microsoft in a partnership deal.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
‘Tis The Season – Of CRM Mergers
The research firm Gartner thinks the rash of mergers and acquisitions in the customer relationship management sector has only just begun, according to its latest findings. The company believes "the CRM market will continue its consolidation unabated."
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
AOL Wants You Dead Or Alive
You would think being dead would get you out of your AOL account. Not so, apparently, unless you can be a ghost in their machine and possess a customer service rep. The daughter of woman killed in a car accident tells Consumerist.com that an AOL rep requested her dead mother call in and cancel herself.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
Building A Better Site
Every website wants to draw more visitors. The site's owner then hopes the visitors will become loyal consumers of whatever it is that's offered.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
MySpace Prepares To Invade Europe
Look out, world - MySpace is expanding. The social networking site has outlined plans to move into Europe.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
Study: Tech Replacing Trees
Over the past 19 years, the number of people visiting national parks has been steadily decreasing. The cause of this trend? Video games, television, and the Internet. That is the finding of a study funded by the Nature Conservancy.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
AppExchange Adds eBridge ERP Option
The Enterprise Resource Planning Integration Solution provided by eBridge Software joins the 250+ applications at Salesforce.com's AppExchange site.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
Microsoft Releases Free Licensing Tool For Office
Microsoft has added a free copyright licensing tool that the hundreds of millions of people using Office products like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can use to protect their work.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
You The Next Cronkite? Yahoo! Says 'Maybe'
Yahoo! is rumored to be launching a citizen journalist website at the end of June that will allow event spectators to record news using camera phones and upload it directly to the site.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
Lycos To Broadcast PermissionTV
The portal site will use the PermissionTV platform to deliver DVD quality video content to its visitors over broadband connections.
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Date: 2006-06-21
 
Google Analytics Logs Some Changes
A selection of improvements to Google Analytics have been put in place as Google continues to invite more users to sign up for the free site analysis service.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
ONE.org Now Powered By Yahoo
"The Campaign to Make Poverty History" has a new high-tech booster in the form of Yahoo and its array of social networking services.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
The Wonderful World Of Search Patents
There were quite a few patent applications filed this week. Some of them were rather mundane; others looked more interesting. In terms of sheer volume, Yahoo led the way with five, while Google requested four. Go Daddy, Ask.com, and Xerox tied for last with one application each.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Google Signs On to Consumer Privacy Petition
Google announced today that the company has signed on to a lobbying effort calling for federal consumer privacy legislation. The Mountain View, Ca. based company joins up with other technology and economic powerhouses like Microsoft, Intel, Eli Lilly, and eBay.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Canadian ISP A Net Neutrality Smoking Gun?
It's been difficult for the layman to conceptualize what is meant by the neologism "Network Neutrality." It floats over heads like the word "neologism." Advocates typically have cited scenarios that could happen without a neutral Internet and, when they can, cite real life examples - like yesterday's report of a Canadian ISP shakedown.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Netflix To Offer Movies For Download
Netflix is forging a new weapon to employ in its eternal war against Blockbuster. Or, depending on one's point of view, it's creating a nifty new product for its customers. The item in question is an Internet-connected, set-top box that would download movies overnight, eliminating the (small) hassle of mail service.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Opera 9 Pushes The Limits
The latest version of the Opera web browser has emerged from beta, bringing BitTorrent support, RSS feedreading, content blocking, widgets, and tab previews to its millions of users.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Yet Another Perl Conference A Week Away
YAPC:NA 2006 takes place June 26th-28th in Chicago, with Larry Wall and Damian Conway providing the keynotes that will sandwich the conference's events and talks.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Girl Sues MySpace After Sexual Assault
A teenage girl and her mother have filed suit against MySpace.com after the 14-year-old was sexually assaulted by a man who lied about his age on his profile. The outcome of the suit could have large implications for how much liability website operators face for events occurring offline.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Project jMaki Melds Ajax And Java
The newest plug-in for the NetBeans Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) allows developers to blend JavaScript with Java for their applications.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Google Makes Calendar Publishable
Google has updated its online Calendar service by making it possible for people to publish their calendars for others to see. Calendars created can be given a webpage or can be incorporated into websites or blogs.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
European Expansion for MySpace
MySpace.com, the online social network, is often a topic I include in presentations and workshops about social media and social computing.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Click Fraud Prompts SEMPO Study
The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization and Fair Isaac will partner on preparing an in-depth study on click fraud.
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Date: 2006-06-20
 
Verizon Calls Vonage On Patents
Things just go from bad to worse for Vonage. On top of a tanked initial public offering (IPO) and a class action shareholder lawsuit, Verizon has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) company in a Virginia federal court.
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
Tips For Dealing With Stranger Danger 2.0
When I was a kid cautionary tales usually involved crossing the street, stranger danger, and scissors. Modern parents are adding anecdotes about MySpace and other social networking sites where strangers transform from shadowy abstract figures in far away communities to hoards of perverts lurking about your living room.
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
Kosmix Searches Yield Oddities
Kosmix.com is a self-proclaimed "world class search engine that lets people search less, and discover more great stuff." It attempts to return search results sorted into categories that the user can then inspect or ignore. But based on the results several test queries generated, Kosmix still has a few kinks to work out.
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
VeriSign Teams With eBay For SMS Alerts
For eBay auction bidders tired of losing out to last-minute snipers whilst running errands (or whatever may pull your attention from the computer), VeriSign and eBay announced an agreement to deliver mobile alerts via SMS from VeriSign's Intelligent Messaging Network (VIMN).
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
Senate Mulls 'Net Neutrality Lite'
The cries of a million or so petitioners have made it a little farther into the aural canals of Alaska's Ted Stevens, Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Stevens has offered up a compromise on Network Neutrality in a provision one critic is calling "Net Neutrality Lite."
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
Yahoo After Scoble?
I'm trying to clean out my email (about 700 to go, but at least I got them all triaged into folders).
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
Intel Covers VloggerCon
Intel was at VloggerCon and interviewed a bunch of people, including yours truly. You'll get a hint of some of what I'm thinking about. How do I get the video from my HD camcorder to your computer without going broke?
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Date: 2006-06-19
 
Google AdWords adds Ad Scheduling
The Google "Inside AdWords" blog has announced the addition of "ad scheduling" or as it is more often know as, "day parting".
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Gates Announces Semi-Retirement
It'll take two men to fill Bill Gate's shoes at Microsoft. In a surprise announcement late yesterday, the behemoth software company chairman, whose Windows operating system changed the face of personal computing, said he would "transition" out of a day-to-day role in the company so he could more intensely focus on charity work.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Google, Yahoo, And MSN To Vie For MySpace
MySpace, the dominant social networking site, would like to partner with one of the Web's leading search engine companies. So said Peter Chermin, the chief operating officer of News Corp., which owns MySpace.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Imbee - Social Networking for Kids
Imbee has has launched a new social networking site that caters to kids.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Sun Joins OpenAJAX Alliance, Dojo Foundation
Sun Microsystems, known best for creating the Java programming language, has announced that it is joining the OpenAJAX Alliance, as well as the Dojo Foundation.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Pew Survey On Online Banking
In a report titled "Online Banking 2006: Surfing to the Bank," the Pew Research Center declared that the number of Internet users who bank online is on the rise. Unfortunately, their most recent in-house data appears to be from December of 2005.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
EC Addresses Web Accessibility
34 European countries have agreed upon an "Internet for all" plan of action that is intended to make sure the nations' most disadvantaged groups have Web access. The European Commission (EC) created the agreement.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Million Surfer March Descends On Capitol
SaveTheInternet.com lugged one million petitions and letters to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to reiterate to lawmakers that a large and diverse group of citizens from all political backgrounds favored Net Neutrality legislation.
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Date: 2006-06-16
 
Big 3 Search Engines Building on Columbia River
Google, Yahoo and MSN are all building massive datacenters along the Columbia River in southern Washington State and northern Oregon .
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Firefox Debuts In World Cup
As Juan, a soccer fan, plugs away at his desk job, he isn't as distraught as he might be for having to miss his home country's appearance in the World Cup. Juan's Firefox browser is decked out in his national colors and fills him in each time his team scores a GOOOOOOAAALLL!
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Where 2.0: Yahoo's Local Search Vision
Paul Levine from Yahoo! was at Where 2.0 discussing what Yahoo!'s up to with local.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
PRWeb Evangelist Affiliate Program
PRWeb has announced the launch of their Evangelist affiliate program. Currently in beta, the program is available to a limited number of participants to start.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Netscape Back with Hybrid Journalism Site
Netscape is back baby and in a big way.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Hitwise Publishes Live Search Feed to SEMPO
Online intelligence company Hitwise is publishing a live feed of search term data on the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) website to give a real-time glimpse into searcher behaviors.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Google's Government Search
Google launched a search site specializing in U.S. government information on Thursday. It's called, appropriately enough, Google U.S. Government Search, and it covers a number of sources from local, state, and federal levels.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
comScore: Social Networking Booming Worldwide
Comscore Media Metrix just released audience numbers for some of the largest social networking sites on the Web.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Adobe's Apollo Program
Offline applications have often been a thorn in the side of developers. Adobe is coming to the rescue - the company has begun work on a project, dubbed Apollo, which would allow developers to insert hooks for portability to offline clients.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
How Not To Make Your Customer Hate You
Perhaps the best single guideline for web design is to ask yourself, "what do I like?" Seems an obvious concept, but if you do any surfing at all, you know there are some sites that grab you and keep you, and others you'll break your mouse finger to get out of. The purpose of this article is to remind you of the things you hate.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Amazon Enters Grocery Biz
You can buy books at the grocery store. Why not groceries at the book store? Amazon.com has reentered the previously precarious online grocery market by offering nonperishable food items like pasta, ramen, and canned goods.
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Date: 2006-06-15
 
Google Launches Picasa Web Albums
Just as predicted, Google has announced the launch of Picasa Web Albums. It's one of those limited launches, so it's first come, first served if you are interested.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
Google Monster, Picasa, Earth, GEO, News
Google is building new monster sized computing center, "as big as two football fields with twin cooling plants protruding four stories into the sky". via New York Times.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
eBay Adds 'Skype Me' Icons For Auctions
On Monday eBay said that it had a special announcement for sometime Tuesday regarding a new incorporation of Skype technology for its online auction house. Bill Cobb, president of eBay North America, announced sellers can begin placing "Skype Me" buttons alongside product listings.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
"Free Alaa" Googlebomb
Alaa Abd El-Fatah is a peaceful proponent of democracy who was jailed during a nonviolent protest - his supporters in Egypt want you to know this. They want anyone who googles "Egypt" to know this, as a matter of fact. A Googlebomb campaign has begun to link that word to a "Free Alaa" blog.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
Japanese Search Targets U.S. Counterparts
According to the proverb "the enemy of my enemy is my friend," search competitors Google, Yahoo, and MSN would do well to band together in the face of a new threat. Thirty Japanese companies, with the support of the Japanese government, are joining up to create a competing search engine.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
Microsoft Extends Office Training Online
A computer on your desk at work equals a 17-percent pay raise, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's not so much the machine, it's the skills of the person working it. When answering the job ad, she was able to tell recruiters she knew how to use Excel.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
MSN Invokes Karma For Charity Campaign
MSN is launching a karmic charity campaign called Under the Butterfly, a concept based on the famous Butterfly Effect that asserts small events impact larger ones. It's "karmic" because participants in the event will have a choice: keep a prize or donate the cash equivalent.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
Google Searches Bard, Finds Yorick's Skull
Google launched a new function in conjunction with its Book Search, one that celebrates, not relegates, a bard without besmirch. Shakespeare, in high school you were never easy, as we emulated with poems that to the ear and eye were cheesy. Like this one.
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Date: 2006-06-14
 
JupiterResearch SEM Survey: Brand is King
JupiterResearch has released their "US SEM Executive Survey 2006″ reporting that 40 percent of search marketers spent at least $500,000 on search in 2005, compared to 12 percent in 2004.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Om Malik Leaves Business 2.0 to Go Solo
Business 2.0 journalist/blogger Om Malik is reportedly quitting Business 2.0 and going solo.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Yahoo! Maps API Goes Commercial
As posted on the Yahoo! Developer Network Blog:
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
SEO Tip: Use MSN For Target Practice
SEO Book author Aaron Wall has compiled a stellar beginner's guide to search engine marketing and optimization and has posted it on his weblog. Among the more interesting suggestions Wall makes: make a "burnable" website for MSN and Yahoo!, as they're much easier to game than Google.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Job Searches Through MySpace
MySpace is, without question, the dominant social networking site on the Web. That could soon change, however.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
MySearchBot Generates Results, Interest
Advanced Interactive Marketing, Inc. has come up with an interesting (and free) new product. Called MySearchBot, the company touts it as "the first and only search tool to organize, filter, classify and share information mined from search engine results."
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Sampa Beta Builds Sites
Former Microsoft employee Marcelo Calbucci wants you to have a website. And he'd like it very much if you use his new product, called Sampa, to build it. Although it denies simple classification, Calbucci speaks of Sampa as a "blog on steroids." It's for home or business use.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Google Geo Developer Day, Where 2.0
What a day… I knew it was going to be full of news and cool stuff when Eric Schmidt (CEO), Larry Page and Sergey Brin (co-founders) walked onto the stage at the Googleplex - they note that geospatial is a defining opportunity in search!
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Notes on Microsoft Presentation at Where 2.0
From Where 2.0, notes from Stepen Lawler's Microsoft presentation...
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Another Week, Another Zeitgeist
The Google Zeitgeist for the week ending June 5 (yes, it's slightly out of date) featured a smattering of sports-related items among the usual mishmash. In case you don't know, the Zeitgeist is a list of the top fifteen "gaining search queries."
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Rebuttal To The Washington Post
The Washington Post Online published an editorial Monday seeking to debunk pro-Net Neutrality arguments, erring on the side of non-regulation. Point by point, this column begs to differ.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
The Dilemma Of Duplicate Content
Everyone wants to have his or her website get the highest ranking possible in search results.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Google Wins Earth Patent Judgment
A virtual mapping company's request for an injunction against Google Earth was rejected by a Massachusetts federal judge on Friday. Skyline Software Systems claimed that the mapping service was a violation of a patent granted in 2002.
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Date: 2006-06-13
 
Microsoft to Lose Scoble? Not Entirely.
I'm seeing some things on the blogs that just chap my hide. First, I love Microsoft and Microsoft did not lose me - at least as a supporter and friend.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
Ask Man and Answerbag on Yahoo Answers Model
I'd never heard of Answerbag before today's news that Ask Jeeves co-founder, David Warthen, has joined the company.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
What Not To Search For In China
It is widely known that Google's Chinese search service is censored by the requirements of the Chinese government, blocking out results for phrases like "democracy" and "Tiananmen." After an informal investigation of search results on Google.cn, a blogger has compiled a list of other blocked results, which reveals some curious terms.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
Scoble Not the Only One Going to PodTech
Maryam, this afternoon, will announce the other news we've been holding back on: she's joining PodTech too.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
Over-50 Crowd Increases Online Spending
The online economy has discovered a valuable demographic: old folks. This group has more disposable income than any other, and data suggests the individuals comprising it are becoming much more comfortable with the Internet.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
“Boompa: Your Garage Online”
There are roughly two cars for every person in the United States. To some, these vehicles represent simple transports - efficient means to get from point A to point B. But to others, cars are objects worthy of fanatical attention. The new web startup Boompa is for that latter set.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
Email Digest: All In a Day's Spam
One thing you can say about spam: it rescues us from turning to the Reader's Digest for humorous modern office anecdotes. Sure, it accounts for up to a 12.5 percent loss of productivity, but what would our email stories be like without it?
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
Search Patents Of The Week
In the latest round of search patents, Microsoft came out ahead - the software company was granted four. IBM and Yahoo snagged two patents each, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office saw fit to allow Google one new patent.
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Date: 2006-06-12
 
Robert Scoble Quits Microsoft
Blogging pioneer and all-around good guy Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft to join Podtech.net, a podcasting/video blogging start up that recently took in several million dollars in financing.
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Date: 2006-06-11
 
NSA Eyes Social Networking Sites
It was revealed last month that the National Security Agency has been tracking the phone calls of millions of Americans.
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Date: 2006-06-09
 
China Repeats What Google Was Saying
After an eventful week in the ongoing Google/China saga, the Chinese Foreign Ministry blunted stated that Google has to play ball to do business there.
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Date: 2006-06-09
 
Some Other Last Miles For Broadband
What most refer to as "the last mile" is the last little bit of space between high-speed broadband lines and homes. But for others, the last mile is getting digital information to those who have a harder time accessing it. For one British entrepreneur, it is the blind who struggle traversing that last mile - for US politicians, the poor.
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Date: 2006-06-09
 
Canadian Analysts Favor GBuy
RBC Capital Markets believes Google's new online payment system, called GBuy, could be the next big thing. The financial services provider, based in Canada, is maintaining its "outperform" rating on Google due to the perceived potential of GBuy.
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Date: 2006-06-09
 
Nintendo Patent Could Be Awkward For Microsoft
Nintendo has been granted a patent for a videogame instant messaging system. Originally filed in 2000, this patent could lead to lawsuits against other game console manufacturers.
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Date: 2006-06-09
 
Authentium Responds To Craigslist Flap
John Sharp, CEO of the security software company at the center of the Craigslist/Cox Interactive flap, has responded to address questions of his product's role in the story.
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Date: 2006-06-08
 
Google CEO Expresses Support For Net Neutrality
The CEO of Google has a few words to say (or type, anyway) about Net Neutrality. Speaking not just for himself, but on behalf of the company, Eric Schmidt asks "you to take action to protect Internet freedom."
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Date: 2006-06-08
 
Angry Moms Stage "Nurse-In" At SixApart
Popular blogging site LiveJournal.com and parent company Six Apart have attracted the ire of breastfeeding bloggers after images of breastfeeding were banned from the site. After a letter campaign, "lactivist" mothers staged a "nurse-in" at the Six Apart San Francisco headquarters on Monday.
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Date: 2006-06-08
 
AT&T Building 40Gb Net Backbone
The telecom giant plans to spend between $8 billion and $8.5 billion to upgrade its Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone.
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Date: 2006-06-08
 
There Is No Google Sandbox
No less an authority on search engine optimization than Shari Thurow has claimed the fabled Google Sandbox, a holding pen for sites new to the index, does not exist.
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Date: 2006-06-08
 
Google Ships Video Mac Player
The universal binary provided by Google for the Mac version of its video player means it will run on both the PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers.
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Date: 2006-06-07
 
Ask For A Weather Report
The Smart Answer Geeks at Ask.com know there is more to the weather than just the temperature and the amount of cloud cover floating around on a given day.
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Date: 2006-06-07
 
The Saving Grace Of Offsite Data Backup
In the words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Precaution is better than cure." In a situation involving the loss of data, where a "cure" may be impossible, this phrase becomes even more true. Many businesses have taken this aphorism to heart, and are careful to back up their data. And perhaps just as importantly - they're backing it up offsite.
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Date: 2006-06-07
 
Lenovo To Drop Linux?
Frank Kardonski, worldwide product manager of PC manufacturer Lenovo, made comments to the extent that the company will no longer offer Linux as an option.
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Date: 2006-06-07
 
Craigslist Blocked By Cox Interactive
In case anyone may be wondering what a world without network neutrality may look like, it could resemble the "Server Not Found" pages seen by Cox Interactive customers trying to access the Craigslist classifieds site.
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Date: 2006-06-07
 
AdWords Editor Beta Opens To All
Google continues an active week of product releases and updates by making its AdWords Editor available to anyone who wants to download a copy.
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Date: 2006-06-07
 
Yahoo Tags MyWeb With New Features
Social bookmarking has been the focus of the latest updates to Yahoo's MyWeb service; also, the site shows off a new design look for its users.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
MySQL Named As Possible Acquisition Target
As corporations continue to merge, sell out, and gobble each other up, analysts have identified the next likely targets in the software world: MySQL and Linux.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Online Ticket Sales Legitimize Scalping
That ticket scalper on the corner may be moving online. Well, perhaps not, but the secondary market for tickets has made the shift, and it's resulted in more reliable and safe transactions for consumers. Companies like TicketsNow.com and StubHub promise on-time delivery, stable pricing, and act to turn away counterfeiters and con artists.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Email Helps Scripps Succeed
The Scripps Network is part of the venerable E.W. Scripps Company, and has kept its edge by embracing emerging media types and marketing to its customers through email.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Advertisers Neglecting New King Of All Media
The Web as an advertising medium is vastly underexploited in light of a unique new study revealing that Web usage dominates all other media in daily use. Additionally, the study found, chronic Web surfers tend to spend more freely than TV watchers.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Lawsuit Against Google Dropped, For Now
If you don't like the ranking your business is given by a particular search engine, you may be able to sue over it. That's what one man did, anyway, claiming a breach of contract on Google's part when his websites' placements dropped. Google rectified some omissions, but it also threatened to file an anti-SLAPP motion. The websites' owner, Mark Roberts, dropped his suit.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Windows Live Mail Gets Active Search
In conjunction with Microsoft's recently launched MSN adCenter, the company unveiled a new feature for the Beta version of Windows Live Mail Desktop called "Active Search" that conducts automatic searches related to email content while serving up targeted contextual sponsored links.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Topix Debuts Classifieds Service
Within the local news search at Topix.net, visitors will see local classified ads on the right side of the page and an invitation to post a free ad themselves.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Ajax Causing Impression Problems
The good news about Ajax technology in web pages is how it allows for the updating of content within the page without performing a full browser refresh; that's the bad news too.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Judge: Forum Comments Protected Speech
A recent federal court ruling accomplished two things: protection of online message board operators from liability for anonymous third party comments; and the funniest judicial opinion ever written.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Presidential Hopefuls Weigh In On Net Neutrality
Network Neutrality advocates have one word to describe the state of their cause, written in large comforting letters at the top of a gazillion emails: MOMENTUM. A principle that only recently has been understood by the public at large, or has garnered any mention in Congress has won the backing of US presidential candidates.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Press Releases Beat Trade Magazines
The ever-slimming trade journal may become even thinner, as more professionals in a variety of fields choose the Internet over print for their information needs.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Google Click Fraud Settlement Questioned
An attorney for plaintiffs in a California click fraud case against Google has submitted a lengthy list of complaints about Google's Arkansas settlement to the search engine and asked that they meet about problems perceived with that settlement.
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Date: 2006-06-06
 
Internet Phones Smart For Home Or Business
If you haven't heard already, there's a revolution underway in terms of how people make phone calls. Of course, the strong possibility that perhaps neither you nor anyone you know is participating in this revolution may speak to its (in)effectiveness. Still, the telephone is being modernized, with the promise of worldwide free calls just visible on the horizon. The technology is known as VoIP.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
Microsoft Releases CTPs Of Web Developer Tools
Two new preview versions have been released of Microsoft's upcoming Expression line of software for designers. These community technology previews (CTPs) of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer follow on the heels of the first preview of Expression Web Designer.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
Stalker Site Raises Fundamental E-Biz Questions
Whether something is gimmicky or memetic, viral or just sickening, an original extension or cheap piggyback program, consistently useful or merely buzzy, has many analyzing this Web 2.0 as it develops. Today's pontification: SingleStat.us, a simple interface that notifies the pining masses when their off-limits love is on the rebound.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
Google's AJAX Search API Says 'Hello, World'
Google has released a downloadable beta version of its AJAX Search API, a javascript library that allows webmasters to embed inline Google searches (Web, local, video, and blog) in web pages, blogs, and other applications alongside existing content.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
Yahoo Answering Users Again
A scheduled database upgrade took a turn for the worse for the Yahoo Answers team, but the group valiantly overcame the problem and returned the site to working order.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
What's Your Name, Little Website?
All the good names online really are taken, which is why so many new web sites have arrived on the scene with mashed-up words, dropped vowels, and other tweaks to make them memorable.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
Google Spreading Out A Spreadsheet
June 6th will see the limited beta preview of Google's online spreadsheet program made available from the company's Google Labs development section.
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Date: 2006-06-05
 
D Is For Deleted Cookie
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) conducted research into third-party cookies and discovered about 12 percent of Internet users routinely reject those cookies from being accepted.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Microsoft: Two Heads Are Better Than One
The position of former Microsoft Office chief Steven Sinofsky has been replaced. It's apparently going to take two people, though, to take over his old job. Kurt DelBene and Antoine Leblond were tapped as Sinofsky's replacements.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
NoFollow Has Almost No Effect
More than a year has passed since Google introduced NoFollow - a tag intended to reduce comment spam on blogs. Unfortunately, NoFollow has had very little effect on spam, and it seems to be dissuading some people from providing genuine comments.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Microsoft Execs Bash Sony
Microsoft has fired another shot in its ongoing battle with Sony and the upcoming Playstation 3. Xbox UK boss Neil Thompson and Europe boss Chris Lewis made comments in an interview attacking the Japanese corporation's choice to build its Blu-Ray DVD technology into the platform.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Make A Date With The AdSense Calendar
Google's AdSense Calendar can be integrated with the Google Calendar to keep AdSense users informed of events related to the service.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
UK Journalists Boycott Yahoo!
A journalist organization representing 40,000 British and Irish members announced a boycott of Yahoo! today in response to the search company's compliance with Chinese authorities to help imprison pro-democracy reporters. The National Union of Journalists advised its members to cancel all Yahoo! operated services.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Yahoo Talks Up Reporting Categories
Members of the Yahoo Publisher Network can use the Reporting Categories feature to track the effectiveness of ad placements and landing pages for their sites.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Saboteurs Pose Threat To Business Sites
Many businesses run blogs, and even if they haven't taken this step, most companies at least have websites. These can be powerful tools, acting as information centers and advertising platforms. But in the online world, saboteurs can be equally influential by setting up "protest sites" or dropping links to your URL in some unsavory places.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
EBay Adds Blogs and Wikis
eBay has embraced "social commerce" by adding blogs and wikis to its member offerings. EBay sellers can set up a blog at their eBay storefront or contribute to the eBay community wiki.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Texas To Enlist Web Patrol
Web vigilantes will soon have their chance to be virtual citizens on patrol once Texas implements its plan to place webcams along its 1000 mile Mexico border. Gov. Rick Perry called the setup a "virtual wall."
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Justice Department Seeks Your Web Records
Your Web activity may be scrutinized a little more closely in coming days, and records of it are going to stick around for longer than in the past. The U.S. Justice Department has asked giants AOL, Google, and Microsoft to hold onto accounts of their users' online actions for up to two years. The information is intended to help with investigations into terrorism and child pornography.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Yahoo Helps Connect Webmasters And Search
Yahoo has been making an effort to be more available to webmasters everywhere by offering online help and resources, and a way to submit feedback to the Yahoo Search team.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Toolbarn.com Makes Internet Retailer Top 500
The Omaha-based online seller of tools and accessories earned a spot in Internet Retailer's top 500 list of the largest e-retailers in the US.
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Date: 2006-06-02
 
Yahoo Rolls Out Video Update
The new update for Yahoo Video adds uploading to the site, so its users can publish and share the videos they create through the service.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
$100 Laptops Will Cost $130
Many people were skeptical that MIT Media Lab could churn out a laptop for $100. And they were right. It'll cost between $130 and $140 until the One Laptop Per Child lead Nicholas Negroponte can fill enough orders to drop it to $100. But it's been a valiant effort and excitement around the recently unveiled prototypes is growing.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Wii To Launch In November?
The rumor mill began buzzing away yesterday evening when an "inside source" at Nintendo was apparently badgered into giving up a tentative release date for the hotly anticipated Wii game console. As rumors go, several people think it might very definitely be November 6th.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Search Environment Prompts Specialization
The first six months of 2006 have been a period of expansion, growth and significant change in the search marketing universe.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
NBC Sweeps Online Market In May
For the four-week period ending May 27th, NBC led all four major broadcast networks in attracting Internet users to its web properties.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Dell To Preinstall Skype
In a second big announcement for Dell this week, the computer maker will be pre-installing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) provider Skype's software on its new line of XPS mobile computers. Last week, Dell and Google announced an agreement to integrate search capabilities and Mozilla Firefox browser.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Red Hat Takes Mugshot Of Social Networks
A website built by Linux vendor Red Hat offers an open project focused on building a live social experience around entertainment.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Froogle Merchant Center Is No More
Say goodbye to the Froogle Merchant Center, Google Base swallowed it. Google made the announcement today that it has been replaced with the Google Base dashboard. Google was kind enough to go ahead and transfer your account and product information.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Google Likes To Tweak In Threes
Google announced a hat trick of small enhancements to previously existing services. Google Toolbar can now help you remember that long lost favorite website and Gmail can let you sass emailers in a number of different languages.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Technorati Gets Small With Pingerati
Microformat content may now be searched with Technorati's latest service; also, the company's Pingerati microformat ping distributor has been put into place.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Microsoft Funding Academic Search Projects
A dozen winners of Microsoft's Live Labs Search request for proposals will share $500,000 in funding for their work in Accelerating Search in Academic Research.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
Chinese Journalists Supported On Yahoo Video
The new video service from Yahoo now matches competitors YouTube and Google Video in permitting users to upload videos to the service for sharing with others; two videos that made it to the system may be a bit embarrassing to Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-06-01
 
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