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Laporte’s Podcast Agenda: Don’t Screw It Up
It's only fitting that Leo Laporte should open this year's Podcast and Portable Media Expo with the first keynote - he's some sort of god among this crowd - the phrase "star-struck" was a steady drumbeat in the pact, and hushed, ballroom.
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Date: 2006-09-30
 
Google Talk Opens Up For All
No more Gmail account requirement - that was the biggest change to the Google Talk registration process, as Google now feels confident enough to open the service to anyone with a Google Account.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
HP Yahoos Its PCs
A Yahoo-HP co-branded toolbar will be one of the Yahoo brand features appearing on new notebooks and desktops produced by HP.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Thou Shalt Obey Web Design Rules
They are actually more like guidelines, really, but writer Jim Edwards did a nice job of assembling Ten Commandments of web design for new and experienced webmasters alike.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Facebook Plans Sponsored Stories
Advertising will come to Facebook, the social networking site formerly restricted to those possessing .edu addresses and now opened to the public for membership.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Local Search Continues to Grow
comScore Networks just released new data on the growth of of the local search market.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Google Reader Significantly Updated
Google has made some significant upgrades to its Google Reader RSS aggregator platform. As TechCrunch explains...
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Microsoft AdCenter Advertisers Want More
ClickZ looks at the favorable response to Microsoft's AdCenter platform. They love the traffic, they just need more of it!
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Yahoo's Browser Based Authentication Launched
Last night I mentioned that we'd have a few more announcements on the Yahoo! Developer Network today.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Is Google Protecting Your Publisher ID?
Jensense writes that a growing number of publishers are seeing hackers edit their websites, substituting the publisher's AdSense ID for another, in order to basically steal that publisher's revenue.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Microsoft, BBC Meet – Free Content To Follow?
Microsoft and the BBC shook hands yesterday, but it was something of a soft, tentative handshake. Microsoft described a "nonexclusive memorandum of understanding" that both companies signed as "a step toward strengthening their working alliance." Despite this rather weak language, the meeting may have had important implications.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Schachter "Totally Thrilled" With Delicious
The social bookmarking site recently passed one million registered users, just ahead of its third birthday. Joshua Schachter isn't settling for a slice of Delicious birthday cake; he's got plans for the site that will go deeper than the Popular list. Much deeper.
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Date: 2006-09-29
 
Google Says No To Brazilian Judge
A Brazilian federal court wants Google to hand over data about users of the Brazilian Orkut service, but Google will respond with a brief that refuses the request.
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Date: 2006-09-28
 
Microsoft Responds On Open XML Complaint
The issue of Office Open XML formats interoperability with other applications moved a network administrator to post a substantial critique of Microsoft's efforts. In turn, a Microsoft Office program manager replied with a point-by-point response to the complaints.
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Date: 2006-09-28
 
HP Ripped By Congress Over Spying
CEO Mark Hurd, ex-board chairman Patricia Dunn, and former general counsel Ann Baskins were among the Hewlett-Packard employees who were lambasted by Congress for their roles in a spying scandal that has brought criticism and law enforcement scrutiny to the company.
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Date: 2006-09-28
 
Local Search Led By Google, Yahoo
Those two Internet players own nearly 60 percent of the local search market, which continues to grow at a strong pace.
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Date: 2006-09-28
 
YouTube Buyer Would Be A "Moron"
Mark Cuban had more criticisms for prospective buyers of popular video sharing site YouTube, due to the site's continual use by people for posting copyrighted works without permission.
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Date: 2006-09-28
 
Google Still Irked Over Belgian Case
Google's VP for Content Partnerships, David Eun, posted a long entry to the Official Google blog explaining the company's approach to content, and its position that Google helps content creators while respecting their rights.
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Date: 2006-09-27
 
Yahoo Edits Jumpcut Ownership
Another social media purchase, this time of video editing website Jumpcut, gives Yahoo another component in its growing portfolio of those sites.
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Date: 2006-09-27
 
Google Celebrates, Forecasts, And Routes
The search advertising company turned eight years old, and also dropped updates into its Calendar and Transit products.
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Date: 2006-09-27
 
News Flash: SEO Can Help Your Business
A little website optimization can go a long way toward helping an entrepreneur get a site placed highly enough in search results to make a marked impact in the bottom line.
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Date: 2006-09-26
 
Yahoo Catches Up With Busy Family 2.0
A Yahoo and OMD study found that modern families are using technology to their advantage. "Family 2.0," as the study calls it, is "harnessing pervasive technology and media to help them manage busy households and achieve more balanced, satisfying lives." Members of Family 2.0 have also apparently managed to extend their days by 19 hours through multitasking.
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Date: 2006-09-26
 
Pew: The Internet Will Eat You
With bated breath, we waited two full months for Pew Internet's latest insight into the online community. Finally, Pew slapped the Web with a 115-page glimpse into the future confirming what Hollywood's been telling us for the past 20 years: we're all screwed.
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Date: 2006-09-26
 
Internet Advertising Spend Booms Again
The first half of 2006 was a record-breaker in terms of online advertising money, according to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
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Date: 2006-09-26
 
Blogging From Space
I'd imagine that until you've blogged from space, you've lost all bragging rights. Anousheh Ansari, who recently became the first female private space explorer, takes a break from watching a few of the 32 sunsets and sunrises to blog about what it's like up there - and to give the Googleplex a call.
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Date: 2006-09-26
 
Over A Million Delicious Users Served
Del.icio.us, the bookmarking service purchased by Yahoo, has registered over one million users of the service now.
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Date: 2006-09-26
 
Yahoo Again Linked To Partner Click Fraud
The company's association with Oemji.com, a firm labeled by several security companies as one that may be enabling click fraud through its software tools, has been called into question due to its advertising relationship with Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-09-25
 
Rival Throws Sour Grapes At Facebook Founder
It seems Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg stepped on a few toes on his way to the top, and those toes are swinging back around to catch him in the pants. The young CEO (22) was recently chastised by an old rival, who doled out some backhanded advice while he was at it.
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Date: 2006-09-25
 
Widgetbox Breaks Out of Beta
Widgetbox, an online directory for syndicated web "widgets," or small interactive services that can be embedded onto a webpage or blog, formally announced its launch on Monday, after completing a private and public beta.
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Date: 2006-09-25
 
Google Searches For Stones In Belgium
Shortly after some impressive huff-and-puff grandstanding, Google decided it best to comply with a Belgian court order after all. The company initially refused an order to post a ruling against Google on its Belgian homepage and Google News site, and seemed to take the $640,000 daily fine on the chin.
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Date: 2006-09-25
 
Google Set To Steal Froogle's Thunder
Google's main search engine is soon going to take on some distinctly Froogle-ish characteristics.
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Date: 2006-09-25
 
Live Expo Finds Jobs With CareerBuilder
The Windows Live Expo team added several features to the site in recent weeks, including job listings from CareerBuilder.com.
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Date: 2006-09-25
 
Microsoft Deploys Live Search On Nokia
Microsoft and Nokia reached an agreement that will place Live Search into Nokia's Mobile Search platform, which will make Live Search available to users of Nokia's high-end N Series multimedia phone and S60-compatible devices.
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
Yahoo Flashes New Development Center
A Flash Development Center opened on the Yahoo Developer Network with a variety of resources for ActionScript 2 and 3 application builders.
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
How To Pick Up Girls (And Make Link Bait, Too)
Link building is one of the fundamental elements of SEO. While there are various ways to increase your inbound link count - in the trenches of buying, selling, and trading - the most powerful and efficient way is through link bait, the finer points of which are as teachable as "how to pick up girls."
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
Web Services Overtakes Security
Coverage of the Society of Information Management's annual SIMposium conference reveals that Web services technology has eclipsed security as the top focus for senior IT executives.
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
Samsung Exec Pleads Guilty To Price-Fixing
Thomas Quinn, a Samsung Semiconductor executive, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of fixing prices for dynamic random access memory (DRAM). Quinn conspired with competitors in a scandal that affected every major computer maker.
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
Broadband Leads To More Online Politicking
Better content and wider broadband adoption, not more political interest, is credited for a spike in Internet use for seeking political and campaign news and information, according to Pew Internet and American Life Project.
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
Google, Yahoo Facing Click Fraud Pressure
A lengthy look at the issue of click fraud, where search advertising companies and site publisher networks profit from bogus ad clicks that cost advertisers real money, indicated a light is at the end of the tunnel when it comes to confronting the problem.
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Date: 2006-09-22
 
Fiery Dell Forces Yahoo HQ Evacuation
A blazing Dell laptop forced workers at Yahoo to leave their workplace while firefighters responded to the scene.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
Squash Bugs In Visual Studio
When something odd happens in a program that the developer certainly did not include in the code, a bug may have nestled in, and needs to be tracked down and fixed.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
Live Expo Offers Users New Advertising Options
Microsoft and AdMission have announced a development that may greatly benefit advertisers who use Windows Live Expo's free classifieds. This "customized version of AdMission Spotlight" will allow users to "opt in and purchase an upgraded listing." In effect, regular people will get to advertise through banner ads.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
AOL Accused Of Fraud And Forgery
If a senior-level executive at a company cuts a deal with you, would you assume that senior-level executive has the authority to make that deal? Jake Steinfeld, of Body by Jake fame, did take that leap of faith, but now finds himself suing AOL for fraud and forgery.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
Google Refuses Belgian Court Order
Requiring that Google remove all Belgian news sources from its index and stop publishing content snippets and thumbnails is one thing, but making them wear the judgment like a scarlet badge is quite another - and Google's not taking it lying down.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
Sprint's Botched Blogger Product Review
When Sprint sent an LG Fusic phone to a blogger in hopes he would write about it and Sprint's new Power Vision Network, they may have understood the slight possibility he would write a negative review. But they probably didn't expect 3,100 words (seven pages) about how much he hated both.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
Google Spreads Out Spreadsheet Options
The search advertising company has added several features from the wish lists of Google Spreadsheets users to the service.
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Date: 2006-09-21
 
PreFound Sets Tagging To Automatic
Collaborative vocabulary, or collabulary, could make online content into a much more accessible repository by virtue of standardizing how content is tagged by its users.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Stevens' Net Neutrality Poll Down The Tubes
Ted Stevens thinks we're stupid. Trying to put this Net Neutrality debate to rest in the Senate, Stevens (R-AK) distributed the results of a "bipartisan" poll indicating that the vast majority of Americans would rather watch more TV than have a neutral Internet.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Yahoo Ad Changes Being Made
The changes Yahoo has started to implement with the display of its ads will affect some, but not all, of the member sites in the Yahoo Publisher Network.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Oracle, SAP Get Into Nerd Fight
Feeling cocky about Oracle's blowout quarter, CEO Larry Ellison outlined in a conference call last night, in no uncertain terms, the reasons SAP sucks and why it should be more like Oracle. SAP responded this morning with an I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I press release.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Napster Contemplates Sale
Napster's looking for a friend, or a sugar daddy, whichever one makes a better offer. The controversial and troubled music download service announced the company was seeking partnerships, or a potential sale.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Yahoo Plugs In To Current TV
The Yahoo! Current Network launched today as Yahoo complements its marketing blitz with this new service announcement.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Yahoo Disappoints With Weak Ad Sales
Advertising buyers in the financial and automotive sectors have been tightening their purse strings, in what is either a cyclical slowdown in ad spending that will perk up later in the year, or the frightening prospect that contextual search has beaten display advertising as the preferred method of grabbing eyeballs online.
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Date: 2006-09-20
 
Reddit Carried Early News Of Thai Coup
Social bookmarking site Reddit received running commentary from one of its users in Bangkok as a military coup began to take place.
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Date: 2006-09-19
 
Web Is Preferred Resource For Dieters
Consumers researching weight loss information are far more likely to look for it online than offline, according to a recent comScore report. That makes sense because, obviously, offline research may involve walking, perhaps stair climbing, and possibly book carrying, all of which are a total hassle.
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Date: 2006-09-19
 
Creative Discovery Comes To Search
It's probably entirely appropriate that if a supercomputer is going to be set up to strive for creative answers to tough questions, that hardware will consist of Apple Xserve G5s.
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Date: 2006-09-19
 
Intel Creates Super-Spiffy New Chip
The latest prototype from Intel involves some very popular buzzwords - "silicon," "hybrid," and "laser" are all present, and the company's Silicon Hybrid Laser (HSL) chip could act as "a breakthrough that will propel the world of computers into the light-based transmission era."
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Date: 2006-09-19
 
Picasa Meets The Web
Google unveiled the latest updates to its Picasa photo organizer, and those included a new feature called Picasa Web Albums.
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Date: 2006-09-19
 
Warner Hugs YouTube, Starts Talking Gibberish
YouTube didn't just get a mammoth deal with Warner Music Group. The video-sharing site got schooled in how to talk in press release, and what to call its new intellectual property inspector.
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Date: 2006-09-18
 
Engadget Gets Facelift, Gives Gifts
Engadget announced a number of updates to its site this morning, including a "refreshed" design and "a bunch of new features that should make Engadget a little more user-friendly." Reactions have been mixed, but mostly positive.
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Date: 2006-09-18
 
AOL, Intel Launch PC-to-TV Programming
AOL and Intel launched an on-demand video service for Intel Viiv-based PCs. The joint effort provides AOL Video's online library of movies, TV shows, music videos, concerts, and sports videos, viewable on large-screen televisions.
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Date: 2006-09-18
 
Adobe Unveils CS 2.3, Teases About CS3
Adobe announced that Acrobat 8 Professional software will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium to support Adobe PDF workflows. In a separate indication, Adobe CS3, code-named "Red Pill," is due out in Spring 2007.
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Date: 2006-09-18
 
Google Moves Unclicked Sponsored Results
Reportedly, Google is testing a system that removes the top sponsored results, moving them to the side panel, if a user consistently doesn't click on the ads.
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Date: 2006-09-18
 
Citizendium Forks Wikipedia
Skepticism abounds as the co-founder of Wikipedia plans to start a project fork of the anything-goes online encyclopedia with a new project that will abolish anonymous editing of topics and install topic experts to oversee the content.
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Date: 2006-09-18
 
Did You Register Your AdWords API Token?
If not, you could be in for a surprise when Google starts disabling developer tokens on October 1st as the new changes for the AdWords API token take effect.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
States Define Law Blogs As Advertising
Another indication that the law is struggling to keep up with technology in a useful way, proposed restrictions in New York could prevent lawyers from setting blogs about law.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
iPods, Your Identity, Get Digital Insurance
Homeowners', flood, car, health, unemployment, and now iPod insurance? How would like to add identity theft insurance to your plan? With the digital age now comes digital insurance.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
Motorola Takes A Snap At Samsung On YouTube
Motorola is getting the stink-eye from Samsung after a Motorola-owned video spoof showed up on YouTube. The 15-second video showed a woman snapping a Samsung's 6.9 millimeter-thick Ultra mobile phone in half.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
News Corp Buys VeriSign Subsidiary
News Corp. and VeriSign announced this week their plans to form the world's largest provider of mobile entertainment. News Corp. will pay approximately $188 million for a controlling interest in VeriSign's wholly-owned Jamba subsidiary and will combine it with Fox Mobile Entertainment assets.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
Yahoo Hires Newspaper Pro To Run Classifieds
Looking to consolidate its listings services while horning in a bit on Craigslist's local classifieds business, Yahoo! has hired former Knight Ridder executive Hillary Schneider to head up the company's new Yahoo! Marketplaces unit.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
Ajax Endangers Pageviews As A Metric
Hits eventually yielded to pageviews when it came to counting web traffic, but the growing usage of Ajax technologies that refresh content without triggering a new pageview could bury that metric.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
Mozilla Updates Stroll Into Firefox
Versions 1.5.0.7 of the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird mail client have been appearing on user PCs as Mozilla tweaks a few security issues with both products.
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Date: 2006-09-15
 
The All-Matt Cutts Channel
One website has collected the best of comments by Google engineer Matt Cutts into a list of 21 great tips from the best known engineer from the Googleplex who doesn't own a jumbo jet.
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Date: 2006-09-14
 
Google Earth Adds Cool Stuff With Boring Title
Need a guided tour about what's going on the world? Google announced the addition of Featured Content, a collection of multimedia overlays in Google Earth. The Featured Content offering informs users about the environment, culture, history, wildlife and attractions world locations.
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Date: 2006-09-14
 
AOL Delivers My eAddress
The free option from AOL allows users to pick up a .com or .net domain and add up to 100 additional usernames to that domain.
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Date: 2006-09-14
 
Niche Sites Rule Back-to-School
Nielsen//NetRatings released a report on Tuesday revealing the top ten fastest growing online shopping destinations during the back-to-school rush. The results indicate that timing is important for targeting the right market; too early or too late gets an "F." But the niche is rules them all.
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Date: 2006-09-14
 
YouTube Inspires MeToobs
Word around the blogfire is that both News Corp. and Microsoft are working on their own versions of YouTube, one trying derail outbound traffic, the other doing its usual killer app copycatting.
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Date: 2006-09-14
 
Yahoo Mail Beta Delivered To All
Yahoo has some 80 million users in the United States, and the next time they login to check their email they will be offered the opportunity to switch to the Outlook-like Yahoo Mail Beta version.
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Date: 2006-09-14
 
Web Video: Bad Is the New Good
Bad is the new good. That seems to be the consensus of a handful of media executives trying to wrap their minds around this Web video thing. Where's the control? How do we monetize it? When did low quality become high quality? How do you connect cheese to a carburetor?
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Date: 2006-09-13
 
Web-to-TV: A Star Is Born Every Second
It won't be long until, if you so choose, that you can be a TV star, even if your show only shows up on a handful of sets. The technology is already in place to stream user-generated content onto the television screen, and scores of visionaries are working to make that a broader reality.
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Date: 2006-09-13
 
So You Think You Want To Be A Vlogger
If you're establishing and promoting a video blog (vlog), then there are a few key people to talk to about it. One of those is Rocketboom's Andrew Baron. WebProNews publisher Rich Ord caught up with Baron, and others, at VON 2006 during the "You've Got Video" session to find out how to set up a successful vlog.
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Date: 2006-09-13
 
Hey ColdFusion Pros, Why Use It?
Java, Ruby, ASP.NET, PHP, Python, these languages all get the buzz when it comes to online application development. I am curious about why ColdFusion even matters today.
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Date: 2006-09-13
 
Yahoo To Celebrate Hack Day
Attendees of the first public Hack Day at Yahoo can learn a variety of developer tricks including some on Search.
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Date: 2006-09-13
 
Google Promotes Banned Books
Despite America's reputation as a free society, the practice of banning books in schools and even some libraries has happened through the years. Google and the American Library Association will celebrate 25 years of Banned Books Week, September 23rd - 30th.
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Date: 2006-09-13
 
Apple Launches All But The Queen Mary
New iPods, an updated iTunes 7 complete with Movie Store, and a deal with Disney for full-length movies were all part of Apple's Showtime event.
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Date: 2006-09-12
 
Facebook To Offer Open Registration
Facebook may have its eyes on the prize - the social networking site, which was at one time open only to college students, intends to open its doors to everyone else, as well. This move could help Facebook reach MySpace-like levels of popularity, but many bloggers think that current users will resent the change.
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Date: 2006-09-12
 
Microsoft Opens Windows Live Search
The new search platform from Microsoft officially debuted at Live.com and will also deliver the search results on the MSN website.
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Date: 2006-09-12
 
9/11 Through The Eyes Of Search
Yahoo, Ask, and Google each demonstrated different ways to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks.
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Date: 2006-09-11
 
UK On To A User-Generated Future
Participation at user-generated content sites in the United Kingdom has soared hundreds of percentage points over the past year, indicating the pervasive reach Web 2.0 has and may continue to have in the future.
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Date: 2006-09-11
 
Primetime Goes Online Premiere-turely
As the Net and TV converge, online and offline powerhouses are looking for ways to blend content offerings. To ease that transition, networks are giving viewers a glimpse of upcoming shows before they air on television.
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Date: 2006-09-11
 
Answerbag Seeks Its Answer, Your Question
The question and answer segment of social media has a lot of big names playing in the space, but not many of their users may recognize Answerbag, a social QnA site that has been online for over three years.
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Date: 2006-09-11
 
Stay Tuned for News from VON 2006
iEntry Inc. CEO Rich Ord and WebProNews Managing Editor Mike McDonald descended on Boston last night to attend the annual VON conference - but not for what the ten year old conference is known for. They'll be attending the new VON, or video-on-the-net.
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Date: 2006-09-11
 
Yahoo Taps Vapps For Yaps
Users of Yahoo Messenger with Voice can download the ConFreeCall plug-in for their clients and run conference calls with up to 500 participants. The free service provides several call management and moderator controls for those calls.
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Date: 2006-09-11
 
Facebook Admits Fault, Adds Privacy Controls
The people have spoken, and Facebook has listened. The social networking site recently added feeds that broadcasted users' every (cyber) movement - according to one person, the changes made Facebook "stalkeriffic." Today, the site's creator, Mark Zuckerberg, made an admission: "We really messed this one up."
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
The Web Makes Long-Distance Beer Buddies
When a company describes its product as Amazon.com meets Minority Report, it's not terribly clear if that's a good thing. But receiving a text message on your mobile that's good for one birthday beer most certainly is.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
Go Go Katie Couric Google Gadget
Just when you thought it was safe to load up the Google Personalized Homepage, CBS and Google have released a new gadget featuring the network's new anchor.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
Putting A Face On Consumer Product Reviews
Web 2.0 is an honor system where everyone expects the crowd to be noble and then becomes angry at the reality of honor systems. Anonymity is a ski mask for drive-by commentators. Though a rude blog comment is often nothing more than cursing behind the windshield, when the road-raged driver becomes a crusader outside your storefront, it's serious.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
When Was the Last Time You Saw the Googlebot?
The Google crew cleared up a bit about how the Googlebot caches webpages. The date at the cached page reflects the last time the page was modified.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
DOJ Arrests Porn Site Operator
A Brazilian website operator was arrested in Orlando, Fla. On charges of conspiracy to distribute "obscene matters," the U.S. Dept. of Justice said in a joint-statement with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
Online Advertisers Increase Chinese Ad Spend
Over 82 percent of Chinese Internet users report that the Internet is their main information channel, says Nielsen//Netratings. With such a huge population adopting broadband at a rapid pace, the Chinese Web is as ripe for advertising as it can be.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
Ask Feeds You Hurricanes
Ask.com has provided some updates to its Smart Answer service, making some additions to deliver information about hurricanes and tropical storms to users of the search engine.
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Date: 2006-09-08
 
Digg Unearths Controversy
Accusations persist that a small group of users dominate the promotion of stories that reach the front page, but Digg is fighting back against perceptions of being controlled.
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Date: 2006-09-07
 
Borrell: Local Ads $7.7B In 2007
Spending for local online advertising should continue to power upward in 2007, as research from Borrell Associates forecasted a 31.6 percent increase in spending for online ads.
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Date: 2006-09-07
 
SpiralFrog Adds EMI Music Catalog
On the heels of startup SpiralFrog's agreement with Universal Music Group, the soon-to-be free music download service also signed on EMI Music Publishing to expand its online catalog.
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Date: 2006-09-07
 
Facebook Revolution! Users Harness Their Che
The Colonials had their Tea Party; the Boomers had Nam; Generation X, everything we could think of as long as we didn't miss Seinfeld; Generation Why, because Facebook sent a news feed to spy on them.
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Date: 2006-09-07
 
Get Ready For Some Bud.TV
Of all the unlikely candidates to branch into online video, Anheuser-Busch would seem high on the list - but then again, there were the frogs…and the lizards…and Cedric the Entertainer. Beer fans, get ready for Bud.TV, a Web-channel from the King of Super Bowl ads.
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Date: 2006-09-07
 
Vista Leader Exploring Amazon Instead
Microsoft senior vice president of the Windows Core Operating System Division, Brian Valentine, departed the company after 19 years and just a few months short of Vista's announced launch date.
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Date: 2006-09-06
 
Bargain Hunters Lose Papers, Find Craigslist
People are more and more putting down the red markers, forsaking ink-stained fingers in favor of carpel tunnel and blue-light specials at online classified websites. comScore reports the industry has grown by 47 percent over the past year - not so much from the folks in the Ozarks, though.
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Date: 2006-09-06
 
The Week In GeekLove: MyBlackBook.org
Are the names and faces of your nocturnal exploits beginning to fade into a maybe-I-should-get-tested blur, there stud? Liar, they are not. But if your fantasy world is rich enough, and if you're worried your mom's going to find your little black book (she's not here, is she?), then maybe you should move that top-secret information online.
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Date: 2006-09-06
 
SixApart Buys Rojo
Blogging software and services company Six Apart announced today that it acquired Rojo Networks, the web-based news aggregator, for an undisclosed sum. A sale of majority interest in Rojo's news reader services is expected in the coming months.
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Date: 2006-09-06
 
Crocodile Hunter Crashes News Sites
Early reports of the sudden and tragic death of 44-year-old Steve Irwin sent millions of people online to find out if the rumors were true.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
eBay Launches Web Smart Guide For Safety
According to a recent survey, a lot of Australians feel the online world is becoming a safer place to shop - 76 percent, to be exact.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
Visitors Value Video Viewing Variety
A survey by AOL and AP found that 54 percent of Internet users have watched or downloaded a video clip.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
Quoth The Googlebot, "304!"
The latest news from Google Webmaster Central disclosed how the search engine's spider saves a webmaster from unnecessary bandwidth costs.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
Google Surrenders Orkut Data To Brazil
Google is giving in to an order to share data on some of its Orkut users. The company put up a good fight, but folded as the Brazilian government threatened it with fines and penalties.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
Google Reaches ¾ of Online Europe
The top online properties in Europe don't exactly mirror the ones in the U.S., but the list is similar, with rearrangements, omissions and additions. comScore's list of European online hotness has names you'll find familiar: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and in that order.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
MySpace Cuts In On Record Label Turf
Musicians may finally have a way to bypass the recording contract holy grail that up-and-coming artists have perpetually sought for decades.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
Warner Bros Presents Digital Ads
The long-time Hollywood power will expend some energy to focus on short-form marketing content destined for the Internet and mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-09-05
 
Have You Heard? Pixsy Launched StarHabit
The site will do photo and video search with a focus on celebrity gossip and news, as Pixsy demonstrates what its technology can do.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
Net Neutrality Wins More Senators
The Net Neutrality movement is gaining support among U.S. senators. At the close of the August recess, the SaveTheInternet.com coalition added four previously uncommitted legislators to the cause.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
Live OneCare Family Safety Beta Available
Microsoft opened up its Windows Live OneCare Family Safety beta this week. Parents can sign up to test the service designed give them more control over what their children see and do on the Internet.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
Woman to Google: Define 'Fraud'
A Washington, D.C-based corporate psychologist and jog bra seller filed suit against Google last week for $250,000 claiming the company wrongfully removed AdSense from her website.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
Starbucks Freezes Internet Coupons
A small campaign aimed at bringing iced coffee drinkers to Starbucks in the afternoons and evenings backfired when their coupons quickly multiplied online.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
YouTube In Your Facebook
YouTube is getting into Facebook's arena, adding a video-networking angle for college students. Part of the Groups section of the site, students can share videos from last night's ballgame, or last weekend's kegger.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
Microsoft's "Sina Steals" Post Explained
Microsoft's Garry Wiseman claimed yesterday that Sina, a Chinese classifieds site, "had not only lifted our previous user interface's look & feel, but also directly copied some of our graphics." Wiseman wasn't pleased, but he didn't say anything too nasty. Still, some moderately aggressive comments accumulated, and now Wiseman has updated the post.
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Date: 2006-09-01
 
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