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Cutts Takes SEO To Google Video
Google insider Matt Cutts needs to stop taking his work home with him. But his leisure-time loss is the SEOer's gain. He spent his home alone time making videos and uploading them to Google's video vertical. Not those kind of videos!
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Date: 2006-07-31
 
Google Musical Opens; English Books Close
It's official. Google geek-chic has become so sexy they've made a musical tribute. Google: The Musical opens next week in…Minnesota? In the spirit of l337 and Internet English, it may promise satisfactorily deplorable language mechanics.
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Date: 2006-07-31
 
SourceForge Redesigns Its Search
Sourceforge.net announced several updates that have taken place to the open source project collaboration site, including an upgrade to its search capability.
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Date: 2006-07-31
 
The Logic of Online Gambling Laws
A gambling website that takes bets on anything from poker to sports to celebrity news is taking bets on which of Technorati's top 100 blogs will take the #1 spot at the end of the year. But is that legal? Well, sort of.
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Date: 2006-07-31
 
SixApart Forgets Censorship Is Bad
Tribe.net founder Mark Pincus went to Harvard Business School, not journalism school. This may have been the primary reason he was unsure if using a person's full name to recount a sordid history was really a violation of privacy, like Typepad told him.
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Date: 2006-07-31
 
Google Launches SourceForge Competitor
Even though Google said it is not competing with the SourceForge project hosting site, it's difficult to view it otherwise considering Google's features and other services that can complement it.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
Upcoming Lends A Networking Hand
Instead of being a glad-handing poozer, using online resources like Yahoo's Upcoming.org events community can be a much more effective way to network with the people you need to know.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
Google Subdomains On Double Secret Probation
UK-based developer Tony Ruscoe, doing some routine Google sleuthing, believes he may have uncovered a few quiet Google projects. Judging solely from subdomains, one might surmise Google has a lot up its sleeve.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
Digg Labs Goes Live
Digg.com has introduced its own lab, named (accurately, if not creatively) Digg Labs. This new addition will allow visitors to test features and consider concepts before they are introduced to the main Digg site. User feedback could also prevent things from making the transition from Digg Labs to Digg.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
Yahoo! Messenger Gets Plug-Ins Galore
Yahoo! Messenger with Voice has just greatly increased its number of potential uses. Yahoo "officially launched (out of beta) its newest IM service with more than 180 custom plug-in features available to users worldwide" last night.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
Rocketboom Has Temporary Identity Crisis
Forget about the past two weeks of the new Rocketboom. The new new Rocketboom is set to roll on Monday. What do you think? More buffalo? Maybe instead of minimalist Scandinavian art fashion with creepy music, we'll get cubist Armenian liturgical dance ice fishing. With creepy music.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
YouTube IPO? Shhhh! Don't Say Bubble
Despite denying that online video phenom YouTube could be priced or bought for a bubbly $1 billion, founder Chad Hurley is warm to the idea of an initial public offering.
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Date: 2006-07-28
 
Yahoo, comScore Study Car Research
As a self-proclaimed "car guy," I do a fair amount of automotive research on the Web. A new study from Yahoo and comScore has shown that a lot of other people do the same. It remains somewhat unclear how many are "just looking," however, and how many are doing actual car shopping.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
Verizon Hits Unlimited Users With Limits
The EVDO offering from Verizon Wireless has been touted by the company as an "unlimited" service; instead, the service is very much limited as the telco shut down the account of one notable customer, ConsumerAffairs.com, for exceeding a limit.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
US Passes Misleading Hyperlink Law
The US Congress passed a bill into law this week aimed at protecting children from online predators. The law dictates how hyperlinks and domain names leading to sexual content may be presented. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 prohibits "misleading" domain names and links.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
MSFT: Gov't Not Doing Enough For Net Neutrality
Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that "more could be done" by the United States legislature to ensure Network Neutrality principles. The response comes after the software giant petitioned federal regulators for permission to ignore shareholder demands to explain its position on the issue.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
Kazaa Loses Its Legal Battle
Kazaa appears to be following the trail that Napster first blazed (and then was dragged down). The file-sharing network, like its predecessor, is well known for being used to illegally trade copyrighted works. Now, much like Napster, Kazaa has reached the end of that rope. Sharman Networks, which owns Kazaa, has agreed to "go legitimate," and to pay a substantial amount of money to four music companies.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
Want Free Games? Have Some Porn Too
No one in their right mind would offer free game downloads for kids that comes with porno-popping adware right? And surely another right-minded entity wouldn't allow such a proprietor to sponsor their kid-targeted webpage right? Wrong on both counts. Warner Brothers and Zango, what were you thinking?
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
Judge Approves Google Settlement
Google's part in an Arkansas lawsuit comes to an end after an Arkansas judge approved a $90 million settlement reached by the two sides.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
Zillow Plans To Open API
Yahoo has been using the API as part of its partnership deal with the Zillow home value tracking website, and Zillow plans to open that up to other developers.
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Date: 2006-07-27
 
Coke: Search Ads Drive Traffic
Paid search advertising has helped thousands of businesses reach consumers who may never know they exist; for giant international companies, search ads also work well at bringing customers to solutions they provide.
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Date: 2006-07-26
 
MindTouch DekiWiki Goes Commercial
The release of a commercial open source wiki by MindTouch and announced at OSCON also is available in a private label version for ISPs; this could be a step toward the adoption of email alternatives to thwart spam.
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Date: 2006-07-26
 
Facebook Gives Away iTunes
Facebook is going give away 10 million iTunes music samplers over the next 10 weeks.
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Date: 2006-07-26
 
Spam As A PR Tool
Every company wants you, the public, to know about it. And a lot of companies would like it if certain writers conveyed the latest product information to you.
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Date: 2006-07-26
 
Monster Does Classifieds Deal In Philly
The Philly.com website run by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News will have its recruitment site run by online job board Monster.com.
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Date: 2006-07-26
 
IE 7 Planned As Automatic Update
Windows users on the XP operating system need to be aware that Internet Explorer 7 will be arriving later this year as an automatic update.
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Date: 2006-07-26
 
Answers.com Makes Game Of Blufr
The online information source Answers.com has turned to creating a game based on its vast repository of data in order to draw traffic to the site.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
EU Domain Grabs Lead To Lawsuits
The European Registry of Internet Domain names (EURid) suspended the registrations of over 74,000 .eu domains and accused 400 registrars of warehousing names for resale.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
Case Apologizes For Merger – Again
Steve Case has already gone on the record to say he regretted the AOL-Time Warner merger, but the AOL founder was referring more to the merger's implementation than to the theory behind it. Now he's said "sorry" again.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
Dabble.com Runs To Video Store For You
Broadband has fueled the explosion of online video sites to the point that bits of content lay scattered throughout the Internet. As users continue to generate video in a smattering of places, the clip connoisseur toggles between them to get his fix. Dabble.com wants the video junky to stay in one place.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
The Few, The Proud, The MySpace Marines
The United States Marine Corps wants to add you their friend's list. The demographic on MySpace.com matches perfectly the profile of potential new recruits. It saves the government some phone calls and allows the military branch to avoid visits to San Francisco.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
Yahoo Search SDK Updated
Newer libraries and new languages for Yahoo Search's software development kit have brought support for Ruby, Lua, and Ajax widgets to developers.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
Stack And Swarm At The Digg Labs
User-contributed news site Digg has entered experimental territory, as founder Kevin Rose disclosed the debut of Digg Labs.
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Date: 2006-07-25
 
IT Job Future In Talking, Not Coding
Prospective college computer majors have been fleeing to other majors, since the real skills associated with a future in information technology look less like those one needs from a four-year or longer computer science program.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Yahoo Appoints New Data Mining Expert
Doctor Raghu Ramakrishnan will leave the land of badgers and Big Ten football for the opportunity to serve as a research fellow in Yahoo! Research.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Microsoft Officially Opens Expo
The company set up the Expo.org domain to make it easier to remember, and implemented some feature tweaks and updates to the site.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Technorati Gets "Major Update"
Technorati founder and CEO Dave Sifry made a big entry on the site's Weblog today to celebrate its third birthday and announce a number of updates. A lot of the changes appear to reflect users' suggestions, and he noted, "This is just a start - there's more to come."
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Amazon Leaks Video Download Plans
Seeking a less crowded and dominated market to exploit, Amazon is reported to be launching an iTunes-esque video download service in mid-August.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
YouTube Has Huge One-Week Growth Spurt
It's no secret anymore that YouTube is a gangbuster of an online property. Though not surprising, it is still enough to set one back on his heels to learn that traffic to the online video-sharing site spiked 75 percent in one week.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Keyword Price Hikes Expected In Long Term
Search engine marketers should prepare themselves for "explosive keyword inflation" over the next few years, according to a keynote address given by SearchEngineWatch's Chris Sherman.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
LocalBrit Search Built In 24 Hours
Rome may not have been built in a day, to quote an obvious saying, but the search engine at LocalBrit.co.uk moved from scratch to launch in that time.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Oodle Opens Its Classified API
Classifieds search engine Oodle.com made its application programming interface generally available today, and introduced a new affiliate program for API users.
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Date: 2006-07-24
 
Orchard Plants Himself At Del.icio.us
Les Orchard, author of "Hacking del.icio.us," has been in the process of making his way to Silicon Valley, where he will work for the Yahoo-owned Delicious bookmarking service.
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Date: 2006-07-23
 
Heat Turned Up On Dell Over Notebooks
The now-famous footage of a Dell computer exploding in front of attendees at a Japanese conference has led to the revelation of many more overheating units causing the computer maker problems for a period of years.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
AOL Adds Closed Captioning For Video
AOL is testing closed captions for streaming news content from CNN aimed at enhancing the online media experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The captioned content will be available through all AOL channels, which includes its network, service, Web portal and video portal.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
Blinq Instantly Builds ASP.NET Sites
Microsoft's Web Language Integrated Query tool called Blinq can generate ASP.NET websites based on database schema.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
How Google Can Find Your Secret Page
Amazingly enough, some webmasters haven't learned about Google yet, and how easy it is to retrieve pages that have been poorly protected from being viewed.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
A Modest Netscape Proposal Continues
Jason Calacanis has continued to work at justifying his offer to bring in the top bookmarkers from competing sites like Digg by paying them to do their news posting at the updated Netscape instead.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
WWJD About Net Neutrality?
A fascinating aspect of the Net Neutrality debate is the lack of traditional polarization. It's not a tug-of-war between the politically opposed, but a soundproofed room behind marble walls. The majority party can't hear their base, and the Christian Coalition is hoping to pray their way in.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
Soon To Come: MTVTube?
When MTV President Judy McGrath gave her keynote address at the CTAM Summit, she made her admiration of YouTube quite clear. McGrath also gave some strong hints that she might like for MTV to acquire, or at least imitate, the video-sharing site.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
Google Base Adds RSS Button
If it's news to Search Engine Watch, then it's probably news to lots of people. For SEW's Barry Scwartz, it just caught his eye and nobody else seem to know about it.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
Rand Fishkin’s Tips For More Traffic
Every site owner wants one thing: more visitors. After that, their requests might vary from "more with my family" to "more ice cream in the freezer," but they can all agree on that one wish.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
Gossip, Politicking, Rule Blogosphere
Though bloggers like to talk about themselves the most, blog readers seem to have very specific interests in other things. This week's Pew report said that 95% of bloggers polled get their news online. Hitwise adds to that by revealing that politics, celebrities, and gadgets dominate sought-after subject matter.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
Google Click Fraud Report In Court
As part of the Lane's Gifts v Google settlement, an independent expert reviewed Google's click fraud processes and practices.
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Date: 2006-07-21
 
IDE for Google Web Toolkit Debuts
Wirelexsoft has introduced an IDE platform for developing Ajax applications based on the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
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Date: 2006-07-20
 
Gizmo's Attempt At Free Phone Service
Free phone calls have taken a step closer to becoming a reality. The Gizmo Project is telling people to "call all of your Gizmo friends for FREE on their landline or mobile phones." However, one can't help but notice the asterisks dotting all of the company's offers.
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Date: 2006-07-20
 
Feds' Online Gambling Sting Gets 'Ridiculous'
The US Justice Department is making clear that only certain types of gambling are okay online and there's no exception for advertising agencies running campaigns for offshore sports betting companies. The penalty for running that campaign: a charge of racketeering and up to 20 years in prison.
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Date: 2006-07-20
 
Google Domains: Search And Everything Else
Only four of Google's domains receive more than one percent of the traffic coming to a Google.com address from a US-based requestor.
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Date: 2006-07-20
 
Webhead Tops Supes In Movie Search
Movie fans doing queries on AOL Search have preferred superheroes to devils in Prada and pirates in the Caribbean.
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Date: 2006-07-20
 
Yahoo, Zillow Peek Into Homes
Instead of wondering just how much the neighbors paid for the house across the street, Yahoo provides an easier way to search for home values with the help of Zillow.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
AIM Pro Business IM Debuts
AOL and web conferencing firm WebEx have partnered on the new AIM Pro client, a newly released project that AOL believes will make them ready to capitalize on a $1.1 billion enterprise messaging market.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
ApartmentRatings Moves To Google Calendar
A couple of new features at ApartmentRatings.com use one of Google's newer services to help people plan their moves.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
National Geographic Shows Musical Inclination
When you think of online music stores, what do comes to mind? iTunes? Napster? How about National Geographic? That's right - the company known for their focus on animals, landscapes, and remote tribes is getting into the music business.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
Sonasoft Experiences Record Growth
Business is booming for Sonasoft, a San Jose-based company specializing in backup, recovery, and replication software. According to the latest press release, both revenue and customer installations grew by 200 percent in the first half of 2006.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
StumbleUpon Smiles Upon IE Users
If you don't use Firefox, then you probably haven't seen StumbleUpon, a toolbar that "helps you discover great websites." That's because it was only available for Firefox - until now. StumbleUpon has begun offering a version compatible with Internet Explorer.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
Time Compares Apples To Goodmail
If a fish salesman's brother tells you his brother's fish is the best in town, do you take his word for it? Or would you think it, um, fishy? So when AOL's brother releases a report that use of Goodmail's Certified Email resulted in a 30% increase in response, shouldn't we subject it to the same scrutiny?
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
Opera Wants Users To Get Widgety
Opera Widgetize attempts to encourage more of its browser users to create little applications, or widgets, with a few mouse clicks instead of lengthy coding sessions.
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Date: 2006-07-19
 
VisiStat Takes On Grumbly IT Guy
Tina Bean, director of sales and marketing for online analytics firm, VisiStat, has a great pitch. Invoking the image of "the grumbly IT guy" (you know you have one), Bean says VisiStat's software-as-a-service model (SaaS) can rescue you from spending the better part of the afternoon with him.
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Date: 2006-07-18
 
Google And 520 Domain Names
The list of domain names owned by the Googleplex consists of the expected, the unexpected, and the gmmgjd too.
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Date: 2006-07-18
 
Microsoft Extends Hand To Linux
Microsoft is the 900-lb. gorilla in the world of software, and the company likes it that way. Rarely do you see it work with the open-source community, and among that group, Linux might be considered its biggest enemy. Now, in a sure sign that the apocalypse is right around the corner, Microsoft has announced plans to accommodate Linux technology.
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Date: 2006-07-18
 
Inbound Link Quality Declared #1 In SEO
For Google, it's not about how many people you know or how many people seem to like you. It's about, mostly, who points to you and says "there's a person worth visiting." Fortune Interactive's reverse engineering to decode how search algorithms work suggests that one weighty somebody is worth more than a multitude of nobodies.
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Date: 2006-07-18
 
Movielink Debuts Burn To DVD Service
Movielink launched a new service today that will allow customers to download films with copy-protection software that can be burned to DVD. The new service is a result of a licensing agreement between Movielink and Sonic Solutions.
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
JupiterResearch On Health Search Engines
JupiterResearch has released a report on health search engines. Now, I know what you're thinking, but these figures actually seem fairly reasonable. The company asserts that many people "use search engines to find health-related information," but only a fraction of them "find the information they are looking for."
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
India Blocks Access Major Blog Sites
The Indian government was accused of censorship after the Department of Telecommunications was found to have given directives to regional Internet service providers to block access to blogspot.com, typepad.com and geocities.
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
Netscape's New Look Unpopular With Some
Netscape remodeled its home page in recent days - the site describes itself as "undergoing exciting changes." But apparently a lot of people don't like the alterations. There's even a little note down at the bottom of one page, saying, "If the new Netscape isn't for you, make sure to check out the free AOL.com."
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
RFID Technology Vulnerable To Malware
RFID tags may become commonplace in the future, but not a lot of people are looking forward to widespread implementation. There was already concern that these "smart barcodes" would allow consumers' habits to be more easily tracked, and that the technology could facilitate identity theft. It turns out that RFID tags can transmit computer viruses, as well.
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
Yahoo! Pays Film Students In Back-Pats
Yahoo! has invited fledgling filmmakers to submit 12-second video advertisements to promote the website's new look. Grand-prize for best short: two thumbs up, credit for a job well done, and a place among the featured videos.
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
Airline Blasted For Using Adjective On Website
Hawaiian Airlines is crying foul over a new-kid-on-the-block rival airline's keyword optimization techniques, claiming trademark infringement. And sure enough, interisland flight competitor Go was busted using the adjective "Hawaiian" several times on the website.
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
Google Still Has AFP In Its News
Agence France-Presse complained bitterly about its content being retrieved by Google News and asked them to stop doing so; apparently Google is still pulling AFP content into News.
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Date: 2006-07-17
 
Craigslist, Authentium Flap Ends
The inability to access the Craigslist.org classifieds sites vexed users of Cox Interactive and caused some to blame software provider Authentium for the problem.
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Date: 2006-07-16
 
AdWords Puts Sites On Target
Site-targeted ad campaigns can use an advertiser's budget more effectively by focusing on those niches where the audience will have a greater interest in the marketer's message.
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Date: 2006-07-15
 
Turner Snaps At Microsoft Rivals
With its Worldwide Partner Conference coming to a close in Boston, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner declared war on companies and technologies aspiring to Microsoft's place in the enterprise.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
Tapestry Weaves Web Apps With Servlets
A 2006 Duke's Choice Award winner at JavaOne 2006, Tapestry provides a website development framework that builds upon the standard Java Servlet API.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
Online Marketing For Offline Buying
Around 60 percent of purchases that begin with online research end at a local store offline. That's mainly because the Internet has yet to let you to try something on or really see the TV picture quality. Add that to lack of local businesses fully utilizing the power of local search and directories, and you have the basis for a whole new business model.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
Earthlink Catches Rubel In Its Closet
Earthlink learned a valuable lesson about this here Internet thingy: if you have a new product you don't want people to know about yet, keep it off the Web and the hell away from Steve Rubel. The ISP best known for being ancient and for quirky cross-eyed girl commercials "quietly" launched an RSS reader and social bookmarking site.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
MySpace Undeletes Ted Stevens Spoof
MySpace has lots of rules for its members. There's no nudity allowed. Nor does the site tolerate copyright and trademark infringement or deceptive advertising. And for a minute there, it appeared MySpace members were also not allowed to make fun of Senator Ted Stevens.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
SixDegrees Co-Founder On Friendster Patent
Do you sign into your MySpace account eight times a day? Perhaps Facebook has become your home away from home. Frankly, I hope not. But the latest news about Friendster's patent on social networks should relax that sort of dedicated soul, and more normal users.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
Wyden Confronts Senate On Net Neutrality
The Net Neutrality debate hit the floor of the United States Senate today as Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) made an impassioned plea for Net Neutrality protection, promising to use all means necessary to block Sen. Ted Stevens' telecommunications bill unless it expressly forbade Internet discrimination.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
Offline Sales, Online Ads, Offline Tracking
As Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft ramp up the battle for local search dollars, retailers new to the online world need to track the effectiveness of their online advertising campaigns.
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Date: 2006-07-14
 
AdWords API Gets A Java Fix
Developers who work with Java and Google AdWords will be delighted to see the newest release from Google's AdWords API team.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
Computer Programming As Art
This isn't about programming the visuals for the next great Pixar release, or even creating ASCII art for signature files, but whether the craft of programming itself can be artistic.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
AdSense.com Rejected By AdSense
Confusion over Google's advertising network and an Oregon-based marketing firm has left the latter dealing with lots of calls and emails for AdSense support.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
Rocketboom Goes Down In Buffalo Chips
How do you follow an episode of tomato throwing and red paper clip up-trades? It's a no-brainer: buffaloes and creepy music. Rocketboom's second that's-not-Amanda show left the audience in a pile of question marks.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
Determining Link Numbers, Made Easy
Link numbers, which quantify how many links lead to a given site, are useful things. Want to find the best way to calculate link numbers? Rand Fishkin, the owner and operator of SEOmoz, has compiled a list of search engines, and comments on how well (or how poorly) each of them does at that task. The CliffsNotes: Yahoo wins.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
Net Neutrality, Meet Jon Stewart
What does it take to for Net Neutrality to get national television coverage? It takes an asinine explanation of the Internet by the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Was this picked up on NBC, Fox, CNN or another major news network? Nope. Comedy Central.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
Reuters Throws Rocks In A Glass House
After Kenneth Lay's death, Reuters put out an article mocking Wikipedia's inaccurate coverage of the event. And, I have to admit, it was rather funny, if you like that sort of black humor. But now, in an ironic turn of events, Reuters had to issue a correction on its own story.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
More Employers Digging Up Digital Dirt
According job search and recruiting network ExecuNet, only a third of on-the-market executives surveyed have bothered to conduct a vanity search for their name on the major search engines. The ones who haven't should reconsider, as 77 percent of recruiters are digging up "digital dirt" on them.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
MySpace Media Safety Campaign Launches
News Corp. launched a major media campaign today hoping that young people on MySpace will stop doing stupid things that gets the company sued. Well, that's not how they put it.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
Google: You Can Say No To ODP
Some website owners would prefer the snippet accompanying their organic listing in Google search to not come from the Open Directory Project.
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Date: 2006-07-13
 
IBM Taps Drupal For Dev Project Tutorial
Part one of a new series at IBM developerWorks focuses on the choice of an open source content management platform for their closed community web site progress.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Google Patent Apps By The Dozen
Patent applications are apparently cheaper by the dozen. This month, 12 Google filings were published, mostly involving technologies focused on geo-targeting and local search.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Oracle Responds To Real-Time Events
The company's Event-Driven Middleware Suite debuted last month can complement service-oriented architectures with its pervasive messaging technology.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Microsoft Fined $357 Million, Says “Ouch”
The European Commission has found Microsoft guilty of disobeying a 2004 ruling on antitrust actions, and fined the software giant $357.3 million. This isn't the first time the Commission has disciplined the company-Microsoft was fined $633 million when the antitrust ruling was first made.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Yahoo! Gets Snippy About Hitwise Report
Yahoo! wasn't at all happy with Hitwise's announcement that MySpace.com had surpassed Yahoo! as most-visited site on the Web. In fact, they were downright indignant.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Ballmer Hints At Launch Date For Next Windows
Microsoft is arguably king of the delayed product launch. From older versions of Windows to the latest Office and Vista releases, things often come out much later than was first scheduled. But Steve Ballmer has assured the world there will never again be as much of a wait as there was (and is) between Windows XP and Vista.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Rocketboom Fights Attack of Killer Tomatoes
She, that is, not Amanda Congdon, plopped herself down in the anchor chair in a catchers mask and pads. Let the tomato throwing begin. Andrew Baron sits in the corner, a frazzled and twitchy mess with nothing to say about the matter. Joanne Colan informs Amanda fans of where she can be found. Rocketboom 2.0, sans foam insulation concerns, launches.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Googler Backs Feedster; Redlitz Off To Startup
Feedster is expected to announce tomorrow that company president Chris Redlitz is leaving the blog and syndicated content engine to join a startup company to launch later this month. He will be replaced with Tyler Goldman, formerly of Movielink, as the company restructures its team with new talent.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Yahoo Drops Live Search Into Firefox 2.0
The newest beta candidate of the Firefox 2.0 web browser has been online for only a day, but Yahoo has already made one of its technologies available to it.
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Date: 2006-07-12
 
Firefox Up In Share, Out In Beta
The Mozilla Firefox web browser has begun moving upward again in global market share, and those users can now try out version 2.0 Beta 1 of the browser.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
SEMLogic Muscles Up
Fortune Interactive has upgraded its proprietary search engine optimization (SEO) technology SEMLogic to include a broader measure of Website strengths and weaknesses, trend analysis, as well as a new linking component for competitive backlink analysis.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Ajax Defined – A Look Back
Web development has changed dramatically over the past year with the implementation of Asynchronous JavaScript + XML, also known as Ajax.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Java EE Marked For Death
Although the Java programming language will endure, the Java EE framework may be deader than a doornail by 2010.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Skype Offers Free International Calling
Adding to its aggressive campaign to attract more users, Skype launched a promotional offer called the "Skype Days of Summer" that allows US and Canadian SkypeOut users to make free international calls to the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Japan during three July weekends.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
A Nail In The Coffin For Windows 98
From this day forward, users of Windows 98 and Windows ME may be on their own. Microsoft will stop offering updates and support (even of the "paid" variety) for these products. The company seems to be hoping this will lead to increased sales of newer Windows versions.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
YouTube Users Go Political
According to YouTube, people watch "more than 70 million videos on this site daily." That's a very impressive number. The "consumer media company" has been used most often to show original, homemade videos, but networks and even politicians are beginning to see its potential.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Rocketboom 2.0 Delayed, Fans Lash Out
Rocketboom fans have been hanging on for the next boom since Amanda Congdon's dramatic unbooming. The next incarnation is now two days late as the world awaits how the new hostess will handle her duties, and to see if Rocketboom 2.0 will reach liftoff.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Further Furor Over eBay Payment Services
Last week, eBay announced that it would not allow the Google Checkout service. It also declared that Nochex, another online payment service, would no longer be accepted.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Google Maps Does Click To Zoom
New features have been enabled on Google Maps, allowing users to try out a couple of different ways to zoom in on a map.
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Date: 2006-07-11
 
Google: Click Fraud Fixes Itself
Like John Lennon, Google CEO Eric Schmidt must have received a visit from Mother Mary, whispering words of wisdom about click fraud. Using an economic thought model reminiscent of "laissez faire" and "trickle down," Schmidt said the best way to deal with fraudulent clicks is to "let it happen."
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Microsoft ODF Plans Nothing New
Microsoft's announcement that it would back the Open XML Translator project, and bridge the gap between Office 2007 and OpenDocument Format as an open source initiative, had been hinted at in October 2005.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Congdon Replaced By English Accent
How will Rocketboom's Andrew Baron replace his vamoosing attractive, smart, witty, and charming anchor Amanda Congdon? The space in front of the upside down map of the world will be filled by an attractive, smart, witty, and charming anchorwoman with a British accent. So, ha!
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Nineteen Rails Secrets To Web Development
Ruby on Rails has increased in popularity among web developers seeking a solid framework for their applications, and some helpful hints can make it even better.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Yahoo! Gets Trippy
Yahoo! continues to bank on social media and user-generated content as a means to capture eyeballs as the company officially launched its Trip Planner service today after months of beta testing.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
PodZinger, TED, And Alex Laats
The TEDTalks series featuring talks by Al Gore, David Pogue, Tony Robbins, and others at the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference can be searched for words and phrases with the help of PodZinger's video search technology.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Microsoft Protects Your Privacy?
Microsoft is offering Windows users a "private folder"-a password-protected storage space that will make its home on your desktop. There are a few Faustian catches, though, not the least of which is the requirement to run the Windows Genuine Advantage program before installing Private Folder 1.0.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Running Searchles Around Web 2.0
Dumbfind.com founder Chris Seline isn't above making up silly words to promote his new products. Seline dumbfound that "searchiness" was appropriate for his "searchiest search engine," and recently launched a search/social bookmarking hybrid he calls "Searchles."
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Google Compared To Cult
It's commonly known that the Google corporation has many enthusiastic supporters. Most of the company's workforce also seems very happy with their employer. Now, someone's come right out and asked the question: "cult or corporation?"
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Gmail Gets New Features
If you've been annoyed by the inability to delete all of the spam in your Gmail account with one fell click, you can rest easy now-that feature should soon be available. Google's mail service should also allow users to apply their filters to old e-mails, and not just incoming ones.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
TV Company Says TV Is Better Than Web
A media services company whose bread and butter is advertiser-supplied programming and media negotiation and billing has released a report poo-pooing the reach of Internet advertising and championing broadcast television as the medium of choice.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Microsoft's iPod Killer Gets Expanded Duties
Microsoft's rumored iPod killer may be much, much, more than that. In addition to its own features, the product, codenamed Argo, could be part of a larger line of "Xbox-branded digital-media products" in the works.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Google Tells Woman Which Arm To Twist
Google may not voluntary provide information on the identity of its advertisers, but if you have a good case, then the company may tell you how to have the courts make them do it.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Google And The Need For Speed
If the scientists who claim news content has a half-life of 36 hours online before it falls off the radar of Internet users are correct, Google's successor online might match up freshness and relevance.
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Date: 2006-07-10
 
Matt Cutts Reins In Googlebot
Ahead of Search Engine Strategies 2006 conference in San Jose, Google's best-known engineer suggested some basic approaches to making a visiting Googlebot behave when it drops by your website.
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Date: 2006-07-08
 
Bono Seeks Yahoo Answers To Poverty
U2's frontman and noteworthy activist takes his turn during the Yahoo Answers "Ask the Planet" promotion and asks for suggestions on battling the problem of global poverty.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Ted Stevens Gets 'An Internet'
The Net Neutrality debate got a little comic relief last week after an impassioned speech by Senator Ted Stevens against legislating certain limitations on broadband providers. Stevens, who is most famous for his "Bridge To Nowhere" grandstanding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina budgeting, voiced disappointment over the delay in receiving "an internet" from his staff.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Ruby Challenging JSP On Web Development
JavaServer Pages has been in the web developer arsenal for several years, but "Ruby on Rails" author Bruce Tate thinks Ruby may offer a better approach to web page development.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
"White" PSP Ad Creates Controversy
Sony's latest advertising effort is garnering a lot of attention, but not all of the buzz is positive. The campaign, which promotes the new white PSP model, features photographs of two women, one black and one white, engaged in something of a catfight. The most heavily featured picture shows the white woman holding the black woman by the jaw.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
IBM Preps Entry-Level Business Search
While Big Blue already makes high-end enterprise search and content integration software, it found a need to make entry-level versions of those products available in the small to medium business markets.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Microsoft Acknowledges ODF
Microsoft has announced that it will, after countless requests and a long period of foot-dragging, offer support for the OpenDocument Format. The company has launched an Open XML Translator project to convert from its default format to ODF, and the resulting product will be made available for free.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Microsoft To Market Its Own iPod?
Microsoft is working on its own version of the iPod, according to a number of reports circulating. The wireless product could even be out by Christmas. A music service will supposedly be paired with it-possibly an all-new one.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Google Making Health Scrapbook
A report came out today that Google is working on a project called "Google Health Scrapbook," and has enlisted e-health companies like WebMD and Intuit.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Friendster Awarded Social Networking Patent
Being a pioneer of social networking has its drawbacks and benefits. Though Friendster's thunder was stolen by the likes of MySpace, Facebook, and Bebo, a social networking patent may give the company a back door to lost revenue recovery.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Checkout Poses A Risk To Google
Although Google may think of its Checkout service as an extension of its existing payment system, but it also presents a business shift that portends both risk and reward.
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Date: 2006-07-07
 
Microsoft, Massachusetts Fight May End
Although Microsoft has long espoused its Office Open XML format as a suitable alternative to the OpenDocument Format supported by many other tech firms, the company has committed to bridging the two technologies.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Slightly Sunburned, Congdon Strikes Back
"Dirty laundry is not attractive," writes Amanda Congdon, the now former Rocketboom video blogger with a cult following. Her sudden public exodus yesterday sparked the Internet version of the Star Jones Wars of last week. Everyone knows that if you're going down, you should go down shooting.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Open Source In eHarmony Development Bliss
When it comes to avoiding outages that cost a business $1,000 per minute of downtime, the matchmaking site eHarmony prefers an open source stack for its operations.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Group Helps Teens 'Rock Safe' Online
Rocking safe in the digital era doesn't mean making sure the cat's not behind your chair. In Houston, it's about educating online youngsters about the dangers of social networking while you bang your head to the latest MySpace rockers. Yeah, I know, "bang your head" is so Quiet Riot.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Site Design According To Drost
Website design is as much an art as a science. Still, some there are some guiding principles that will, in just about every case, make for a better site. Herman Drost has compiled a list of 16 of these elements.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Senator Ripped For Tricky Net Neutral Wording
Proponents of Network Neutrality have been relentless at highlighting individual Congress members' failings to protect Internet freedom. Senators John McCain and Ted Stevens have felt the heat in past weeks. This week, the heat is on Virginia Senator George Allen, who MoveOn.org believes tried to pull a fast one on his website.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
England Loses, Online Punters Lose Interest
England exiting the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament is bad news for online bookies. Nielsen//NetRatings reports that upon England's departure from the World Cup, page views at sports and gambling websites dropped by 20 million.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
The Latest List Of Search Patents
In the who-has-the-most-search-patent-applications competition, Google has won the latest round, with Yahoo coming in second. (There is, of course, no such contest, but it makes things more interesting to pit the companies against each other.)
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Google Gets Dictionary-ized
Those in charge of Google's trademark are kicking their desks as the brand identity they've fought so hard to protect from genericization through nasty letters and emails to everyone who dared assume "to google" meant "to search" (wow! This is one long sentence) officially became a verb by being admitted to the dictionary.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Ubuntu Gains Opera, High Profile Converts
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, the "Dapper Drake" release, will be able to run Opera 9; this means a pair of technology notables who have switched from Mac to Ubuntu will be a simple 'apt-get' away from having Opera on their systems.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Digg Hasn't Topped The Times Yet
Online research firm Hitwise found that the New York Times had almost 20 times the traffic of Digg for the week ending July 1st, in sharp contrast to blog posts that have Digg drawing closer to the Paper of Record online.
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Date: 2006-07-06
 
Local Live Makes The Call
Business listings on Microsoft's Windows Live Local search now display a "call for free" link, connecting one's phone with the business.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Google Tops Tech Top 40
Where's Casey Kasem when you need him? His edge-of-your-seat voice would add a nice touch to "The Wired 40," Wired Magazine's annual list of tech movers and shakers, on which is a long distance dedication to Microsoft, dropping to a disappointing 36.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Google’s Homegrown Goods
Home-made products tend to vary in quality. Baked goods, for example, are usually far better coming out of an oven than a cardboard box. More complicated projects - such as kit cars, which are notoriously temperamental and unreliable - tend to underachieve in comparison to off-the-shelf versions. But Google is challenging this convention, according to some, by creating products to meet its needs.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Yahoo Suggests Your Site Success
Yahoo has become more active in offering useful information to sites inside and outside of its Publisher Network by posting suggestions on ways to get noticed.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
India Sees Big Growth From Small Net Players
Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) are set to dump a ton of cash into upgrading their Internet infrastructure this year, according to a study by New York-based AMI-Partners. The study predicts SMBs in the country will invest up to US $1.2 billion for this initiative, or about one-sixth of global IT spending at $7.7 billion.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Troubling New Study On Click Fraud
Market researcher Outsell Inc. has determined that click fraud is a big issue-"big" in the sense of a "$1.3 billion problem." Their study also found that the issue has driven advertisers to spend less money with the major search engines.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Wall Develops Firefox SEO Extension
Search engine optimization hall-of-famer Aaron Wall has developed an intensive SEO extension for Mozilla's Firefox browser. The tool pulls data from a number of sources to offer search engine marketers "a more holistic view of the competitive landscape."
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Microsoft, Google Expand
It seems like two big competitors have both decided they need a little more space. Microsoft has plans to expand its campus in Redmond, Washington to accommodate roughly 12,000 more people. And Google has announced plans to open offices in Bulgaria.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Congdon Unbooms Herself, Maybe
RocketBoom star video blogger Amanda Congdon shocked not only her fans, but apparently her partner as well, when she announced this morning that she had been "unboomed." Though the details are unclear, Congdon has left the building - Star Jones style.
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Date: 2006-07-05
 
Telcos Slash Prices In Response to VoIP
The popularity of voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) telephony services is pushing the telecommunications industry to cut prices as customers jump ship for cheaper voice services.
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Date: 2006-07-04
 
Google Threatens Telcos With Antitrust Action
If the prospect of a two-tiered Internet system proves to enhance the quality of service of certain traffic for a fee, Google plans to hammer those abusers with antitrust actions.
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Date: 2006-07-04
 
Gawker Moves Hint At Ad Downturn
An assortment of personnel moves and the dumping of a pair of poorly performing blogs under the Gawker Media umbrella will take place for a series of reasons, the first being a fear of an advertising downturn.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Yahoo China Draws Music Label Wrath
Alibaba, the parent company of Yahoo China since buying it from Yahoo for $750 million last year, now faces another expense - music copyright infringement.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Job Search Asia And The Pacific
The Recruit.net search engine can find jobs for coders in China, analysts in Australia, and system administrators in Singapore.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Google’s Throwaway Product Strategy
It was curious last year when Google's corporate philosophy suddenly had two omissions. The running mantra "Do No Evil" was sidelined, presumably, because the company realized that 800 lb. gorillas required some evil sometimes - success brings war and playing fair is a poor survival strategy. But Google also completely abandoned its other motto: do one thing and do it well.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Google Video Gets All You-Tubey
Google added a host of features to its almost popular Google Video site. Following Web-video phenom You Tube's lead, Google Video gets user ratings, tags, and comments.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Eefoof Shares Ad Revenue With Uploaders
While YouTube currently owns the online video sharing world, a new website called Eefoof wants to entice those video uploaders to share in the ad revenue those uploads earn.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Google Desktop Breaks The Internet?
No one wants to have to say, "My Internet broke." When this phrase is uttered, the source of the problem (assuming it's not the user) becomes the object of much ill will and quite a few uncouth words. Now Google, the former "do no evil" company, is hinting that uninstalling one of its products may "break" your Internet.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Another Month For .Mobi Registrations
The Sunrise period for registering domains with the .mobi designation has been extended by a month to September 22nd by registrar Dotmobi.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Google Reveals Its Achilles Heel(s)
In an act of honesty and openness, Google has released a statement naming the chief problems it faces. There is a brief description of each predicament, and how or why it poses a threat. Google fans need not worry - the company isn't falling on its sword just yet.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Wikipedia Is Satan
Wikipedia doesn't like Sam Vaknin, and the feelings are mutual. Look up this narcissm aficionado on Wikipedia and you'll find he's been dutifully erased from the wiki-consciousness, a name that shall not be uttered, or "recreated without a good reason."
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
DeskBrowse Available For Free
It's "lightweight and has a very responsive interface." It's "innovative," and offers "blazing speed." Maybe I watched too much racing yesterday, but this sounds like a sports car. But no - it's DeskBrowse! And now it's free. Mac users everywhere can rejoice.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Blinkx.tv Makes 'Historical' Deal
Have you ever wanted to hear first hand the venerated Albert Einstein disclaim his own mathematics by saying "God does not play dice with the universe"? Video and audio search engine blinkx announced today an agreement with the UK-arm of cable's The History Channel that may let you do just that.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
UK Record Industry Goes After Russian Pirates
Russia-based music sharing website AllofMP3.com is set to be slapped by the British recording industry for making pirated music available to UK consumers.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
Myanmar Junta Bans Google
Internet users in the country formally known as Burma have been unable to reach Google or Gmail for over a week, as a ban that also effects Yahoo and Hotmail has been extended to another major web property.
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Date: 2006-07-03
 
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