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Internet Wields Blade, Slashes Newspapers
Circulation throughout the newspaper industry fell again, its decline over the past six months rivaling some previous record drops. Blame the Internet and its growth for the deep hurting felt throughout print newsrooms across the US.
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Date: 2006-10-31
 
French Publishers Sue Google Over Torn Pages
The French Publishers Association (SNE) has joined a lawsuit targeting the Google Book Search service. The group's objections stem from its interpretation of intellectual property laws. It also - this is not a joke - objects to the way in which Google depicts search results as "ragged-edged" pieces of paper.
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Date: 2006-10-31
 
Microsoft Sues Counterfeit Software Auctioneers
Microsoft has announced a series of legal actions taken in a continued effort to curb piracy of its widely used Windows and Office software packages. The company is specifically targeting online auctioneers who offer counterfeit or tampered versions of the software.
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Date: 2006-10-31
 
Googles Buys JotSpot, Self-Coverage Ensues
Google has acquired JotSpot, which describes itself as "the first application wiki company." In a well-coordinated display, JotSpot's co-founder Joe Kraus made a post about the purchase on the Google Blog, while the JotSpot site supplied the answers to eleven "frequently asked questions" about the deal. There's another post on the "JotBlog," as well.
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Date: 2006-10-31
 
Google Exec Raises Microsoft Antitrust Issue
Google and Microsoft have crossed swords yet again, this time over Vista. Amidst antitrust murmurings, a Google executive urged the Redmond-based company to allow users a choice in Internet search engine. Microsoft responded in an agreeable, if vague, manner.
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Date: 2006-10-31
 
Getting A Check In Exploitation 2.0
The days of the talented waiting to be discovered by large companies with the means to distribute, exploit, and pay them a fraction of what the company is making are over. That process is soon to get an express lane. Exploitation 2.0 hasn't often compensated the users that generate content, but that is changing.
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Date: 2006-10-31
 
Searchers Rarely Vet Online Health Sources
Can there be an online placebo effect, or is the health information online just really that good? That could be investigated, but it seems the average online health information seeker wouldn't go so far as to find out.
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
Russian Jams Way To Google Code Win
The Global Code Jam sponsored by Google culminated in New York with a championship round of coding at the search advertising company's recently-opened offices in the Big Apple.
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
Digital Privacy – A Shattered Utopia
Recent reports of YouTube and Yahoo's cooperation in providing private user data to third parties has drawn the attention and criticism of bloggers and information journalists alike. The question begins to arise: Just how private is your online life?
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
Yahoo, Nissan Make Music Together
What do a search engine company and a car manufacturer have in common? Perhaps nothing, but they're bonding over music. Yahoo and Nissan have teamed up to host a concert series known as "Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music."
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
Is MySpace Too Popular Or Too Populated?
If News Corp.'s not careful, MySpace will become a cautionary tale. It's explosive growth and subsequent exploitation is starting to cheese off, if you'll forgive the juvenile expression, a good portion of its user base. Declining numbers could be just a leveling off, or it could be a sign of overpopulation.
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
Google Promotes EepyBird Exclusive
A clip from the EepyBird "scientists" has become available as a Google Video exclusive. Called The Domino Effect, it basically shows a lot of Mentos-induced Diet Coke geysers. What's interesting is the amount of attention that Google has devoted to the video, which warranted a post in the Official Google Blog.
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
AOL Introduces Revenue To Filmmakers
Publishers can sign up with Brightcove, AOL's partner, for an account that will allow them to receive up to 70 percent of the revenue generated by sales of their videos.
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
How Google, YouTube Hosed Artists
Mark Cuban has been as compelling to follow in the tech world as he has been during the NBA season, and his latest find from a trusted source in digital media illustrated the continued struggle artists have with the organizations that ostensibly represent their interests.
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Date: 2006-10-30
 
Microsoft Grabs $10.8B For Quarter
If you were impressed with Google's successful financial quarter, consider this: their much-ballyhooed competition with Microsoft ends at the balance sheet, as Redmond's juggernaut pulls in as much quarterly revenue as Google will do this year.
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Date: 2006-10-27
 
Google To Restructure, Add AdSense For Audio
It's funny how a whisper can sometimes push a hurricane; expect one to swirl up by Monday. The rumor, as was whispered into the ear of a DM News reporter, is that Google is about to undergo a major corporate restructuring just as they prepare to release AdSense for Audio.
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Date: 2006-10-27
 
Picture This Hollywood: Online Ads
Instead of spending tons of cash on providing substantial assistance to federal investigations of torrent trackers, maybe the MPAA should use those funds to educate its member studios about the mad, mad, mad, mad world of Internet advertising.
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Date: 2006-10-27
 
Google Releasing New Blogger Version
Google engineers suffered the wrath of bloggers last week when "a significant number of unplanned outages" of the search company's Blogger blogging platform. Google decided to try the transparency in PR blogging concept at the Blogger Buzz blog (that's a lot of blogging for one intro, isn't it?) by apologizing and announcing a new beta version of Blogger.
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Date: 2006-10-27
 
Microsoft Renews Commitment To Search
Microsoft has been called many things, but rarely has it been labeled "complacent," particularly in regards to the search industry, which has been a major point of frustration for the company. Earlier today, Microsoft tried to address that issue by launching a new advertising campaign. The campaign aims to boost the company's search market share.
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Date: 2006-10-27
 
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google: "Top Web Properties"
comScore released a list of the top fifteen Web properties earlier today, and there are some very familiar search-related names in the first three positions. Microsoft's sites lead the way, with both Yahoo and Google trailing behind, according to these September rankings.
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Date: 2006-10-27
 
Google Keeps Fretting Over Googling
Merriam-Webster's and the Oxford English Dictionary's addition of "Google" to their multitude of pages as a verb has given Google fits, and the company has been desperately trying to fight the genericizing of their trademark name.
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
Racist Blogs Land Google In Hot Water
Google is becoming involved in yet another battle that may test its dedication to "free speech": an Australian group has accused the company's Blogger site of hosting what it describes as "racist and neo-Nazi content." The group has requested that the offensive blogs be removed, but Google hasn't budged.
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
Google Named 3rd Most Valuable Tech Company
Google's moving up in the world, and it just passed IBM. The search engine giant now holds the title of "world's third most valuable technology company," and is only about $2.5 billion behind Cisco. Microsoft is still the far-and-away leader of the pack, with a market capitalization of $279 billion (compared to Google's $145 billion).
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
How Consumer Online Research Impacts Sales
A June 2006 joint study conducted by Yahoo and the Consumer Electronics Association asserts that seventy-seven percent of all consumer electronics purchases were influenced by online research. The study also examines the role of search in consumer research.
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
Four Keys To Brand Monitoring
Forrester Research reiterated the importance of being aware of what people say about your brand online, and noted the four key parts to successfully evaluating potential brand monitoring solutions.
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
Yahoo Search Marketing Blog Launches
As promised by Steve Mitgang promised earlier this week, the Yahoo Search Marketing Blog has launched. With a focus on Yahoo's new search advertising platform, it will, among other things, "include contributions from our executives and managers working on all the new products and features, from geo-targeting and analytics to customer service."
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
Jason Calacanis Announces New Podcast
CalacanisCast, a weekly media, tech, finance podcast will launch in November as part of the PodTech network. The show's sponsorships, thus far totaling $100,000, will be donated to Bay Ridge Preparatory School to provide private schooling for underprivileged children.
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
A Plea To Online Grammar Butchers
This is a plea for the Language, pruned for the Internet, whittled down to bite-sized chunks, as naked as a tree in winter without the punctuation, spelling, or grammar required for, when the season's full, expressing its own majesty. Instant messaging. andemail. done skrood it all up
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Date: 2006-10-26
 
Digg Hunts For News Corp Treasure
The popular user-contributed news site has been chatting with News Corp about the potential for being acquired, but the media power may not want to dig as deeply into its pockets as Digg would like.
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
Yahoo Saves Its Toolbar And Bookmarks
New beta versions of the Yahoo Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Yahoo Bookmarks have debuted with added features for their users.
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
Microsoft Agrees to Settle Antitrust Lawsuits
Microsoft will distribute vouchers valuing $37.8 million to Arkansas and $224 million to Wisconsin as part of two proposed class-action lawsuit settlements. The vouchers will be redeemable by residents of the respective states to obtain free software and hardware.
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
Yahoo! Time Capsule Detours To New Mexico
When the cops bust in, it's time for a new place to party. College lessons weren't lost on Yahoo! when the Mexican government put the kibosh on its alien news feed, codenamed Yahoo! Time Capsule. What's almost as good as Mexico? How about New Mexico?
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
The Launch of Google Politics
Last month, Google announced that it would form a political action committee to act in the political realm on behalf of the company's interests. The group, labeled netPAC, is already beginning to endorse candidates running for office in the upcoming November elections.
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
When Marketing Online, Don't Forget the Rich
Time for stating the obvious: wealthier people are more likely to have computers, Internet access and credit cards with nice elastic limits.
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
Google Give Guidelines A Tweak
The Webmaster Guidelines at Google have been adjusted to permit the indexing of pages carrying a parameter that the Googlebot previously ignored.
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Date: 2006-10-25
 
Google Breaks Out Custom Search
Site publishers can use the Google Custom Search Engine to build the search engine of their dreams, drawing from specific sites and blogs, dressing it up to match the look and feel of the webmaster's site, and making money with AdSense through its search results.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Google Video Ads Spread To China Via CDC
Google's click-to-play video ads are spreading to China, thanks to CDC. That's "CDC" as in "CDC Corporation," mind you, not "Centers for Disease Control." The business entity describes itself as a "leading global provider of Enterprise Software Solutions to medium and large enterprises."
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Cast Member Hookey Puts TWiT At Risk
Just weeks after This Week in Technology (T.W.i.T) podcast host Leo Laporte lit up a packed ballroom about the future and struggles facing podcasting at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo, Laporte posted notice on his blog that the end of his popular show could be fast approaching.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Yahoo Search Marketing Blog On Its Way
Yahoo has a search marketing blog in the works, and it should be here soon. Steve Mitgang made the announcement during an interview with Jennifer Slegg; Barry Schwartz managed to capture a "coming soon" screenshot of the product soon afterwards.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Adobe Gets Rich With Digital Editions
The people behind Flex and Flash think digital distribution of rich content needs an enlightened approach to generating, hosting, and protecting it.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Mobile Users Open To Ads, Not To Land Lines
Mobile phone users are showing an increased interest in a give-and-take advertising system. According to Harris Interactive, 26 percent of mobile phone subscribers say they'd swap attention for free stuff.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Blogger Eats Dogfood, But So What?
Eric Case at Google's Blogger service struck back at a trio of writers over their remarks on Blogger's security.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Window Shoppers, Soda Jerks and Dodo Birds
Like the big blue public mailboxes, and the pay phones before that, window shoppers are diminishing; perhaps resident mall grandpas too, people-watching and purse-holding. Actual shopping - that is, comparing - is done online, even if the purchase is often offline.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Amazon Shoots Arrow At Google Subpoena
Online retailer Amazon.com has no desire to comply with Google's book-scanning related subpoena for information on Amazon's hows and whys of accomplishing it.
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Date: 2006-10-24
 
Blog Search Links Up On Google News
Now that it has been running for a few months, Google's Blog Search has been given a spot on the main Google News page for people to try.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
EU More Likely To Access Mobile Web
Almost three-quarters of Americans who access the Internet via mobile phones do so by using one of the major online portals such as Google, Yahoo! or MSN, according to comScore. Percentage-wise, fewer Americans than Europeans are accessing the mobile Web at all.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Yahoo Seeking Stars For 'Talent Show'
Online celebrity could be a digital video away for some lucky people who enter Yahoo's Talent Show contest, as the company turns to user-generated content again to reinforce its brand.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Danny Sullivan Staying With SES Through '07
The Search Engine Strategies shows will continue to enjoy Danny Sullivan's participation through 2007.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Google Involved in Digital Democracy
The 2006 elections mark a new era in the way that candidates for various political offices are promoting their platforms to the voting public. Google Video, YouTube, and Google Earth are some of the virtual avenues that today's candidates are utilizing to reach out to the Internet voter.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Wikiality: The Voice of The Crowd Is a Whisper
The Wisdom of Crowds idea is a beautiful and elegant theory, despite any Aristotelian reservations you may have about the masses. Internet visionaries have applied the concept as a slogan for the participatory Web, and a deathblow to elitist information dissemination. Only problem is, only the elite are participating.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
IBM Sues Amazon for Patent Infringement
International Business Machines Corp. has filed two separate lawsuits against Amazon, alleging that the Seattle-based company improperly derived its e-commerce functions from technologies patented by IBM as far back as the 1980's.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Bloggers Help Promote Vanished Blog Post
Damian Mulley posted a lengthy complaint about alleged spamming by Thinkhouse PR, and that post has evidently disappeared from Google.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
CBS & Answers.com Bring AnswerTips to the Web
CBSNews and Answers Corporation announced the web launch of AnswerTips, a search tool aimed at enhancing content on the CBSNews.com website. CBS will also provide headlines and breaking news stories for Answers.com.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
GOOG Shares Set All Time High
Google stock hit an all-time high at 1:30 p.m. today, the second day after Google reported that it nearly doubled revenue over a year ago. Just after lunch, GOOG went as high as $483.13. Analysts predict this is just the beginning.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Google Likes Being Sued?
Lawsuits are generally regarded as tools of aggression. They can be used to legally entangle a company, or to wrest large sums of money from it; rarely are they meant to benefit the corporation being sued. Google may be confusing quite a few of its enemies, then, as the search engine giant seems to thrive on being targeted in case after case.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Search Genie Offers Three Wishes
Genieknows.com looks to offer users a focused search platform centered on vertical topics such as health, gaming, and business. The project, based out of Nova Scotia, is currently in beta testing.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Getting Hired At Google Just Got Easier (Maybe)
Some people would have you believe that it's easier to get a job with the CIA than with Google. Google has a reputation for putting applicants - who must already meet very high standards - through at least six or so rigorous interviews. The company is in the process of changing its hiring procedures, though, and the changes may make things easier on those would-be Googlers.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Dems To Set Off Election Google Bomb
The search warfare crews we all remember from the 2004 elections (you know, the "miserable failure" ones) are not taking the upcoming midterm election lying down, or even taking for granted reconfiguring of a Congress with a 16% approval rating. The Google-bomb is already set, and is ticking menacingly.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
The Feds Discover Social Networking
Relax, the Bush Administration isn't trying to invade MySpace; instead, another group has erected a private playground called YoungFeds for the Administration's less-than-geriatric staffers to enjoy.
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Date: 2006-10-23
 
Google Delays Authors Guild Case
Motions for summary judgments in Authors Guild v Google have been delayed at Google's request, and will not be filed until January 2008.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Fox, Yahoo! Share Lead In US Video Streams
Though Yahoo! has the largest video streaming audience (but just barely), Fox Interactive Media streams 20 percent of the US-initiated videos on the Internet, according to comScore. YouTube, just 21 months old, is third all around.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Google, Microsoft Surrender To Belgians
Microsoft and Google have agreed to remove content managed by Copiepresse of Belgium from their indexes, with Google further being requested to pay nearly $43 million in fines.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Edelman, Karma's Not Just For Earl Anymore
Fortunately, for all things pure and noble, this new free marketplace of ideas works as a circle - what goes around comes around eventually. Wal-Mart and Edelman, meet your blogospheric comeuppance, served with a side of cold irony.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
YouTube Dumps 29,549 Japanese Videos
Copyright concerns expressed by a Japanese rights-holders group resulted in YouTube removing thousands of videos from the popular sharing site.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Google Sets Gadgets Free
Google Gadgets have been set loose, figuratively speaking. According to the Google Code Blog, anyone who's interested in them can now "easily add gadgets to your own site for free." Adam Sah, of the Google Gadgets team, also spoke at length about his department's activities.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Judge Denies Suspension Of Spamhaus Domain
Spamhaus.org garnered its first win in court, now that the company has decided to show up, against e360Insight. US District Court Judge Charles Kocaras denied a sweeping motion filed by e360 to order the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and domain registrar Tucows to suspend Spamhaus' domain name.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
MSN Search Continues Downhill Trend
It's been a brutal search market except for a few. Four of the top ten search engines had significant drops in the number of searches, and MSN gets the title of biggest loser.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Technorati Tackles "Blog Claiming"
Technorati has introducing "blog claiming," which "enables a blog author to associate their identity with their blog." This move has earned a smattering applause from blogosphere, although a number of people seem in "watch-and-wait" mode.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Stanford Says You're Hooked On The Net
Internet addiction used to be a joking matter, but it has reached a point where the reality of too much WWW has lead some to busted relationships, job losses, and other bad side effects.
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Date: 2006-10-20
 
Ms. Dewey Married To Microsoft
The search site featuring the witty Ms. Dewey draws its search results from Windows Live Search, which isn't too surprising considering that she is part of a Microsoft awareness campaign.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Google Seals Deal With Byte Computer
Google has just reached an agreement with Byte Computer that will have the Greek company distributing Google's products in, um, Greece. Byte's website is a little bare, but the company claims to have "outstanding credentials in providing innovative and cost-effective e-business solutions."
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
EU to Censor Online Video Content?
The British Government is seeking to stop an EU directive that would force any website featuring video clips to register as a Television-Like Service.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Google Enhances Webmaster Tools
Vanessa Fox unveiled new features included with Google's Webmaster Tools in an entry this week on the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Money Keeps Following Politics Online
People have been actively searching the Internet for political information, and ever since Howard Dean amassed a sizable war chest with a grass-roots Net-centric effort the minds behind political parties have continued to seek ways to squeeze more out of the Internet.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Google Earth: An Indian Farmer's Best Friend
A number of farmers in India were going to have their land taken away. They would have been compensated, but now, thanks to Google Earth, they may get to keep the land, or at least receive more money for it.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Writing So Searchers Can Find You
When writing so people can find you better on search engines, keep it simple. Use short words, not complicated ones. Precise words are even better. But most importantly, use words people know.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Perspectives on Business Blogging
There are certain guidelines that companies should bear in mind when undertaking new ventures into the blogosphere. For starters, an effective blog should be a springboard for conversation as opposed to merely an information resource.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Google Dabbles In Dodgeball
In May of 2005, Google acquired Dodgeball, and then . . . nothing. Now, almost a year and a half later, Dodgeball users are being asked to sign in using a Google account, which led one blogger to remark that the company "is apparently a Google orphan no more."
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
YouTube On Pace To Outgrow MySpace
This must have been one of the selling points for Google when deciding to buy out YouTube. According to Compete.com's Jay Meattle, YouTube is beating MySpace in terms of month-by-month growth.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Product Red: A Gateway for Merchandising
Hitwise will announce in an upcoming press release that for the week ending October 14, over 66% of users who accessed the Join RED website continued on to visit the campaign's merchandising partners. The Product RED campaign raises money to support the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Oprah's Good For Your Website
Book authors are quite aware that a mention on Oprah is the shortest distance between relative obscurity and the best sellers list. U2 front man Bono, and his corporate sponsors, just found out that Oprah's good for web traffic, too.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
The Virtually Taxable Imaginary Economy
If you thought your virtual assets were safe from government pick pocketing, think again. You know that pretend sword you sold for $500? The US government wants its cut.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Google Crushes Earnings Estimates
Google not only nearly doubled its earnings from the third quarter of 2005, but the company beat analysts expectations by about $50 million. The news sent GOOG shares soaring in after hours trading, rising $30 per share just an hour past closing to $456.52.
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Date: 2006-10-19
 
Yahoo Needs An Ad Sales Boost
Two strategic investments and the accelerated release of the company's new advertising system, Project Panama, provided a backdrop to Yahoo CEO Terry Semel's assertion that a 37 percent drop in earnings is unacceptable to the company.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Cornell Joins Microsoft’s Live Book Search
Cornell University has announced joint initiatives with Microsoft and Kirtas Technologies aimed at digitizing a majority of the school's library content. The volumes will be made available online via Microsoft's Live Book Search.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Asian Ad Market Has Room To Grow
Nielsen//NetRatings tested its new online advertising measurement service, AdRelevance, by cutting it loose in the Japanese online sector. The results show that while ad spending is significant, there's still plenty of room to grow.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Noise And Failure On The Internet
There is too much to see online for most people, and too many ways to receive information. Worse, when people go looking for data they need, their quests fail three times out of ten.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Google Tests New Website Optimizer
In its AdWords blog, Google outlined plans for beta testing of the company's new Website Optimizer tool. The service is geared at increasing conversion rates for websites and testing different landing page combinations.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Google To Literally Corner Online Ad Market
Google is on pace this year to capture a quarter of all online ad spending, according to eMarketer, further increasing its dominance in the sector as the sector itself is projected grow at blistering rates. As Google snatches market share from Yahoo, online advertising in general will gain more ground against traditional marketing vehicles by 2010.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Spamhaus To Appeal Default Judgment
After some impressive jurisdiction-based grandstanding, United Kingdom-based Spamhaus has decided to get into the Illinois court ring after all. The nonprofit organization has enlisted the aid of Chicago pro-bono attorneys to appeal a default judgment in favor of alleged spammer e360 Insight.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Internet Explorer 7 Released By Yahoo?
Yahoo has posted the finalized version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and made the software available for download today. As of yet, Microsoft has not officially released the web browser to the public.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
eBay Blocking PS3 Presales
Trying to avoid a repeat of last year's X-mas Box 360 madness, where consoles were selling for as much as 10 times their retail price but not always making it to the purchaser, eBay has suspended preorder sales of Sony's PlayStation3.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Google And Security Pass In The Night
Organizing all the world's information may be a noble goal, but a couple of prominent blog voices wonder if past security concerns could bode poorly for adoption of Google applications.
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Date: 2006-10-18
 
Baeza-Yates Plans Knowledge For Yahoo
Ricardo Baeza-Yates joined Yahoo from the Center for Web Research in Chile in January 2006 and chatted about his plans for Yahoo Research on Yahoo's Search blog.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
The Google Algorithm, According To Fishkin
No one in the public sphere knows much about the Google algorithm, and the company undoubtedly plans to keep things that way. SEO expert Rand Fishkin made an educated guess, though, and attempted "to write out a rough outline of what the formula might look like."
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Confirmed: 100 Million Daily YouTube Streams
When YouTube announced this summer that they had surpassed the 100 million video streams per day mark, the media picked it up and ran with it while skeptics sat back in disbelief - a disbelief that can still be found in the blogosphere. comScore recently released a report confirming YouTube's numbers.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Interview with Lockergnome's Chris Pirillo
Normally when I do interviews, I categorize them under "Spotlight on Search or Spotlight on Blogging", but Chris Pirillo doesn't fit in just one category. He's a bit of a renaissance man when it comes to all the enterprising projects, ventures and activities he's involved with.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Daily Kos Spurns Google News
According to one blogger, "Google News is becoming unusable." That statement started off a fairly standard anti-Google rant, but the outburst was posted on a site that doesn't usually discuss that sort of thing. Markos Moulitsas Zuniga of the political blog Daily Kos authored those words, and has withdrawn the site from Google News.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
AOL Stumping For Election Blogging
The election season is upon us, and although the next US President won't be elected for two more years, there are plenty of Congressional races taking place that could change the balance of power in the House and possibly the Senate.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
British Search Less But Find More?
Recent numbers are showing that Google is an even heavier hitter in the United Kingdom than in the United States.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
People Want Their Internet TV
With so much talk about user generated content, video blogging, and Google's acquisition of YouTube, the destinations for video watchers provided by major media names tend to get lost in the shuffle.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Yahoo Picks Up AdInterax
Yahoo no longer needs to worry about experiencing a shortage of "rich media advertising solutions" - the company just acquired AdInterax, which specializes in providing those to "online publishers." Both parties were mum about the financial aspects of the deal.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Sun Preps Blackbox; Google Rumors To Follow
Sun Microsystems has a datacenter in a shipping container, called Project Blackbox, on the verge of being officially announced. We have seen such a construct mentioned elsewhere.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Online Gamblers Get It While They Can
In the weeks prior to Congress' ban on online gambling, which passed in early October, the top two gambling sites on the Net saw huge spikes in US visitor traffic, according to comScore.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Yahoo Drops Search Spell Book
For the most part, it seems to be an i-before-e problem, grey-hatters. I choose the grey-hatters because no self-respecting white-hat SEOer would target the poor spelling habits of the average searcher, right? Heh. Let's leave self-respect out of it. The smart ones will.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Health Sites Reap October Search Crops
If companies as a whole have been slow to adopt search marketing, certain sectors may want to reconsider and reallocate their budgets. Health and Medical websites, for example, received 43.5% of their traffic last week from search engines, according to Hitwise.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Yahoo Finally Launches Project Panama
The in-development advertising system meant to replace Yahoo's current product arrived as part of the company's third quarter financial announcements.
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Date: 2006-10-17
 
Reuters Journalist Embeds In Second Life
The news agency will place one of its members in a virtual news bureau within the Second Life simulation to staff it and report on events inside the community.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
LinkedIn Wants To Suggest A Plumber
Or a carpenter, or an attorney, or any professional tradesperson that members of the business social networking site LinkedIn could recommend to others.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
MSN Won't Fight Belgian Publishers
After Google did a lot of foot-stomping, breath-holding, and tongue-sticking in Belgium over the demands of Copiepresse newspaper publishers, MSN is trying to play nice with Belgian critics. As usual, Microsoft tests the waters by letting somebody else go first.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Yahoo Dishing CBS News To 16 Cities
Local news gets a boost from Yahoo as they inked a deal to deliver video from sixteen CBS News affiliates online.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Be Careful What You (Re)Sell on eBay
Product resellers are facing staunch opposition from parent companies citing copyright infringement in displaying the product images and names on websites such as eBay.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Thinking Outside The Context For Ad Targeting
It's conceivable that when targeting a demographic, tunnel vision could become an issue.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Greasemonkey Unites Gmail, Google Reader
Gmail has become pretty much omnipresent in its popularity, and Google Reader also received positive reviews after its last round of tweaks. Now, Mihai Parparita, a member of the Google Reader team, has combined the two. Users of his Greasemonkey script will be able to receive feeds in Gmail.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Google Makes SEO List, Checks It Twice
If you're good this year, SEOers, Google will make sure there are no major changes to how websites are ranked, as the company has done in previous years, just before the Christmas holidays. But if you're bad, expect to be put in SEO Time Out by being busted 30 ranks.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Paid Blogging & Blogosphere Ethics
Influential bloggers are taking a harsh stance against services that offer payment to blog posters in return for product reviews, bringing the question of "blogosphere ethics" to the forefront of the blogging community.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Notes on the Google-YouTube Deal
Most of the discussion about Google's acquisition of Youtube.com has focused on two issues: first, whether Google overspent or underspent on the popular video-sharing site, and whether the acquisition was a wise one, given possible copyright liabilities Google may now be exposing itself to, given the free-wheeling and seldom policed nature of Youtube's user-generated videos.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Google Nabs Yahoo CTO
Yahoo can't be happy right now - Google just stole its chief technology officer in India. As part of the deal, Prasad Bharat Ram has been given control of Google's research and development arm in Bangalore.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Edelman, Rubel Respond On Wal-Mart Flog
A long week of commentary after news of the Wal-Marting Across America blog's real backers and bloggers became known has finally elicited responses from top man Richard Edelman and company VP/A-list blogger Steve Rubel.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Google Slated For A Quarter Of The Pie
If Google reports $4 billion in US online advertising revenue for 2006, it will have effectively secured 25 percent of the market to itself, the first time a company has done so.
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Date: 2006-10-16
 
Ask For And Get Mobile Search
Ask.com has unveiled its mobile search platform, which includes directions, maps, images, and the ability to "skweeze" web pages down to mobile size.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Google, YouTube Face Potential Opposition
Dick Parsons, Time Warner CEO & Chairman, revealed in a British newspaper that the company will continue to pursue copyright infringement complaints against YouTube. This is the first potential pitfall for Google, who acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion on Monday.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Have You Read A British Blog Today?
There are plenty of readable choices in the blogosphere created by our compatriots across the Atlantic. Crafting a top ten list of them, as with most subjective ideas, yielded a couple of different approaches.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Friday 13th Hits Top Amazon Affiliates
Amazon.com sprang a surprise email on Deal & Coupon Associates saying that the commission structure would be significantly changed while limiting access to sales reports. Those top producing retailers are none too happy about it.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Googlers In Short Supply In India
Google is reputedly a great employer: at the Googleplex in Mountain View, workers are treated to recreation facilities, "snack rooms," and bring-your-dog-to-work privileges, among other nice bonuses. Nonetheless, Google is having a hard time "recruiting talented locals in its South Asian operations."
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Yahoo Crunches Out Doritos Ad Contest
Yahoo's first order of business after its acquisition of video site JumpCut is to invite users to create a Doritos commercial, similar to what Yahoo! did recently with their own promotion. The grand prize: $10,000 and a trip to Super Bowl XLI in Miami.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Vista Search Takes on Google
At this week's Digital Life expo, WebProNews got a firsthand look as Microsoft unveiled Windows Vista. With desktop based search functionality, Vista could give Microsoft the ability to challenge Google for supremacy.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Google In Talks With BEA Systems
BEA Systems, a self-declared "world leader in enterprise infrastructure software," is in talks with another company about "partnering on a new initiative."
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Wal-Mart Screws Up Two Campaigns In A Week
So, apparently, it seems Wal-Mart needs to go ahead and fire whoever's working on their online marketing campaign. Two separate aspects of the campaign have been blasted in just a week. One angered parents, the other was exposed as a fraud.
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
GDrive Spotted Again
The inadvertently revealed storage service from Google known as GDrive has been leaked online, under the code name "Platypus."
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Date: 2006-10-13
 
Yahoo Time Capsule Banned From Mexico
Instead of beaming its digitized time capsule into space from the Pyramid of the Sun, Yahoo will have to settle for burying it in the ground like everyone else does.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
DuggTrends Shifts Karslist Into Gear
The people behind DuggTrends, which they describe as complementing Digg and providing insight into what and how people are voting, have launched a metasearch site for used cars.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Google Unphased by Nuclear Testing
Amid reports of a successful nuclear test by the North Korean government, Google went ahead with plans this week to launch a new R&D center on Korean soil.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Google Reps Discuss Dark Fiber
Google's dark fiber purchases have made some people rather edgy. To the layman, even the term "dark fiber" sounds ominous. Chris Sacca, head of Google's Special Initiatives, recently attempted to explain the purchases and put any fears to rest.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
GOOG Q3 Conference Call Next Week
Google will hold its quarterly conference call on Thursday, October 19, to discuss how the company fared in Q3 2006.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
More Orkut Legal Concerns For Google
Orkut is becoming quite a problem child for Google. Now that things have finally begun to calm down from its legal battle in Brazil, similar issues are cropping up in India. This new issue involves hate speech, while the Brazilian dispute involved both hate speech and child pornography. Company execs still aren't likely to label this as "progress," though.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Google Adds Library, Expands Edu Offerings
Google took another step toward the company's stated goal of indexing the world's information by adding the entire collection of public domain historical resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library to its Google Books Library Project.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Wikipedia Ban Lifted Again In China
The on-again, off-again ban on the online encyclopedia by China's Internet censors has been rescinded yet again.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Yahoo Gift Horse Looked In Mouth
Yahoo recently donated $1 million to Stanford University's Knight Fellowship program "to support press freedom." While that might seem like an innocent gesture, it's created a bit of a stir. Some people view it "as an act of atonement," but others "worried the money came from a tainted source."
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Andrew Beckman Talks SEM
There are things Search Ad Network will and won't do when it comes to search engine marketing, but it's what the prospective client should do that will put them ahead of the competition from the start.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Yahoo!: Yesterday’s News?
Google's prowess continues to rise at a feverish pace among Internet consumers as well as in the realm of advertising. Meanwhile, Yahoo's future in search and social networking remains in question.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Yahoo & Facebook Not Seeing Eye to Eye
Many industry insiders have speculated that Yahoo would waste no time in striking a deal with Facebook on the heels of Monday's acquisition of YouTube by rival Google. Negotiations between Yahoo and Facebook, however, appear to be losing steam.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Coke Drops Ball On Assassination PR Spin
That a labor union at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Columbia was accusing the company of hiring paramilitary groups to torture and assassinate union leaders is just an interesting side note; the real story, as circulated by those in this ecommerce industry, is how Coke turned the tides on its accusers with targeted keyword public relations.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Teens Drop Buddies, Pick Up Social Networks
Emoticons are so 2003, according to a report released by Nielsen//NetRatings.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Google Hears Music So You Can See It
Those content deals Google inked with Warner Music Group and Sony BMG have been quickly turned into a free, ad-supported content respository on Google Video for music fans.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Google News Joins Mobile Japanese
Those on the Tokyo subways will have more to do now besides sleep standing up and fend off the pervs pressed up against them. Google is offering its Japanese-language Google News service free of charge via mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-10-12
 
Google, Yahoo Offer Search Weather Reports
Both search engines have had updates taking place, with Yahoo issuing its customary "weather report" while Matt Cutts at Google discusses their latest tweaks.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
ICANN Won't Suspend Spamhaus
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) posted notice that it had neither the ability nor the authority to suspend the domain spamhaus.org. ICANN was requested to do so after Spamhaus ignored a US court default judgment ordering the company to pay $11.7 million in damages to e360Insight.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Hong Kong Cracks Down on Spam
Hong Kong legislators are looking to pass a bill which will outlaw all unsolicited commercial e-mail messages. The extreme nature of the bill has local businesses up in arms.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Oracle Pays $98.5 Mil For Pricing Fraud
When Oracle acquired PeopleSoft, it also acquired what would be one of the largest civil settlement payouts to the US government in history, and perhaps until recently, one of history's best-compensated whistleblowers on the payroll, who got nearly 20 percent of the government's take.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Kiptronic Bridges Sponsor-Podcaster Gap
Kiptronic CEO Jonathan Cobb has a history of balancing on the next big wave in audio. Cobb was one of the first to move radio to the Internet in 1996, only to create a geographically distributed real-time Internet radio station in 2000. And now there's Kiptronic, a podcast sponsorship company you're going to hear a lot more about.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Google’s New Master Plan
Like many other multi-billion dollar corporations, Google has long since based its commercial pursuits on a singular, master plan. The company's vision, it seems, is on the verge of major restructuring.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Blogs Enter Courts, Begin Losing
The word "blog" may have been the word of the year in 2004, but 2006 has been the year it was officially recorded in court records. January saw the first successful libel suit against a blogger, and September saw an $11 million defamation judgment against a forum poster.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Yahoo, Verizon Lead Local Directory Searches
A recent comScore analysis revealed that not only are significantly greater numbers of Internet users turning to the Web to find local information, but two sites, Yahoo and Verizon, dominate the scene.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Intel Goes Blogging
The chipmaker has stepped into another arena, that of corporate blogging.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Google Blog Titles Need Work
The Official Google Blog carries messages varying from discussions of Google's legal affairs to recommendations on relaxation techniques. The way Googlers title their posts has some other bloggers wishing for a little more clarity for those titles.
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Date: 2006-10-11
 
Get Your Mac On With Google
The days of the Mac OS being a forgotten platform by Google's developers have been dwindling, and the company has taken a couple of new steps toward being more inclusive of Mac users.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Blackboard Partners With Google, SAP
Blackboards are being phased out - whiteboards are the standard teaching tool in classrooms these days. The Blackboard company is keeping up with the times, though, and making powerful friends. Earlier this morning, Blackboard announced new "partner initiatives" with Google, and yesterday, it formed a "global agreement" with SAP.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
YouTube Founders Giddy Over Google Deal
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, cofounders of YouTube, prepared a short video message for YouTubers shortly after Google's $1.65 billion acquisition. In between young executive giggle fits, the unspoken message was clear: I'm rich, [insert Dave Chappelle expletive here].
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Ask Drives RSS Smart Answers To Europe
As part of their drive to rollout new features beyond the United States as quickly as possible, Ask.com has placed RSS Smart Answers on its European sites.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Progress Made Towards Netflix Prize
A number of people were suspicious when the Netflix Prize was announced. $1 million isn't much of a reward, some complained, and others believed that it would be difficult to improve upon the site's movie recommendation algorithm. Now, a little over one week into the contest, three teams have already beaten the existing system.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Google Buys YouTube For Entertainment
Watch out Yahoo and I mean " Watch, View, Entertain, Brand". Google not only bought 100 Million video views a day but they just bought something they were lacking, entertainment value and what comes along with that ... youth. Youth is a great demographic, money, money, money.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Napster Hounded For Pounds In UK
One of the most recognizable names in online music sales has signed a "digital royalties deal."
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Top AIM Developer Now With Google
Justin Uberti announced Saturday that he has left AOL after nearly 10 years as a lead developer for the company's widely utilized AOL Instant Messenger software.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Soccergirl: Breast Activist and Podcaster
It's not like topless girls are a new attraction on the Internet - for some, that's the only reason to bother. But what if nudity was just an artistic statement, a protest, a backdrop to what was really being said? Podcaster/vidcaster Soccergirl, a.k.a. Anni, is more of a breast activist than a blatant nudist, but that's beside the point.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
Yahoo To Pester Aliens With Earth News
You gotta hand it to Yahoo. When they do a publicity stunt, they do it right. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company plans to beam a digitized time capsule into space from an ancient Mexican pyramid.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
IE7: Get Your Compatibility Profile!
Scott Graff, Program Manger for IE7 Compatibility, reports that the new version of Microsoft Internet Explorer will be released later this month, and will be delivered to Windows users via automatic updates in the coming weeks.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
First YouTube, Now Facebook? Rumors Circulate
News of the Google YouTube acquisition wasn't even cold yet when a new rumor popped up in the blogosphere that Google is also in talks to outbid Yahoo! on the number two social networking site, Facebook, reportedly offering $2.3 billion.
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Date: 2006-10-10
 
PureVideo Joins Video Search Options
PureVideo Networks brought out their next product after StupidVideo.com and GrindTV.com by launching a metasearch site for videos.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Yahoo Finance Wants Your Blog
Heavily trafficked blogs and sites can participate in the Yahoo Finance advertising test, and receive a day's worth of promotion on the Yahoo Finance website.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Google to Offer Free Music Videos
Google along with Warner Music Group and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT have come to terms on an agreement today that will provide users with access to an expansive library of streaming music video content.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
GOOG Predicted To Rise On YouTube Buy
Michael Arrington's rumor that Google was in talks to buy YouTube for $1.6 billion, which he'd given a 40 percent chance of survival, was backed up by both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, all citing sources familiar with the negotiations.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Microsoft, Ingenio Pair On Pay-Per-Call Ads
The deal between Microsoft and pay per call advertising provider Ingenio will place ads on the Windows Live Search for Mobile service.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
MagneticTime Takes On Information Overload
Some of us are slow readers. Others of us feel crushed under the reams of text we have to sift through on a daily basis, stealing us away from other, very pressing priorities. Information overload was why Web 1.0 was the Age of the Blurb.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Support For Service Pack 1 Ends
Windows XP Service Pack 1 has reached the end of its rope, at least in terms of official support.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Sour Grapes MySpace Suit Dismissed
What people by and large were calling a "sour grapes" lawsuit by self-proclaimed MySpace founder and Intermix board member Brad Greenspan against News Corp., was fully dismissed by a Superior Court judge on Monday.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Microsoft, Blinkx to Team Up
Microsoft announces partnership deal with Blinkx to power searches via MSN video, throwing their hat in the ring with others making splashes in online video news on Monday.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
MySpace Grows Up, Helps Darfur
What does MySpace have in common with Ziggy Marley and the members of Insane Clown Posse? They all care about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, and are working together to help the region. MySpace is organizing a number of concerts, featuring these artists and many others, to raise money for relief efforts.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
It's Official: Google Buys YouTube
Google made the announcement today after a full weekend of speculation and rumor that the company has agreed to buy video-sharing site YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Google says YouTube will continue operate independently.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
RC2 Review Bodes Poorly For Vista
The timely release of Microsoft Vista hinges, in large part, on the performance of Microsoft Vista Release Candidate 2.
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Date: 2006-10-09
 
Google Click-to-Call Post A Fake
The post on the Official Google blog has vanished, which likely means the purported breakup of Google and eBay's click to call deal probably has not disappeared.
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Date: 2006-10-08
 
Microsoft, Mozilla Ready New Browsers
Internet Explorer 7 has been primed for release through Microsoft's Automatic Updates, while the Mozilla Foundation unveiled Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 for their users.
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Date: 2006-10-07
 
Google, eBay Hang Up Click-to-Call
A terse statement posted to the Official Google blog announced the search advertising company will stop its efforts in the click-to-call area.
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Date: 2006-10-07
 
Google Subpoenas Others On Book Search
Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon.com will have to tell Google about their book scanning activities, including titles of works they have scanned, as Google works to fend off litigation from publishers and authors over the Google Book Search program.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Rocketbooming New Monetization Strategies
The most important takeaways from Rocketboom's Andrew Baron's keynote address at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo are that content providers should not only focus on a niche, but should also be audience-centric in their approach to content delivery and monetization.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Attensa Frees Its Client For Outlook
When Attensa coders were finishing changes to the 1.5 version, company marketing director Scott Niesen noted they felt ready to make the jump to version 2.0. That is now a free download from Attensa's website.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Koders Unafraid Of Google Code Search
Google stepping into the playground of other technology areas has caused trembling for companies as powerful as Microsoft. Koders.com views Google's entry into code search as a cue for a smile, a roll of quarters in the fist, and a "bring it on" gesture straight out of The Rock's playbook.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Crank Up The SEM Keywords
Yahoo Store aficionado Rob Snell, who speaks and has written about Yahoo's online marketplace, wants to make sure everyone has converting keywords so they can make lots of cash.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Google Launches Literacy Project
Hooked on Phonics just became obsolete - all anyone needs is Google.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Political Fact-Checking, According To Google
Does Google have a lie detector in the works? Probably not, but a comment from CEO Eric Schmidt definitely turned a few heads. As a Reuters article stated, "he predicted that ‘truth predictor' software would, within five years, ‘hold politicians to account.'"
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Vista RC2 Released; Delays Still Possible
Windows Vista is, after many delays, taking a noticeable step forward.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Porn on Google News?
Scrolling down the entertainment section of Google News, there's something about Martin Scorsese, a remake of Office Space, and a thumbnail of a topless bleach blonde silicone starlet linking to a gambling site…wait, something's not right.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Austin Paper Offers Blogs To Local Politicos
The Austin American-Statesman has an open offer to host blogs for candidates for office from the Central Texas area.
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Date: 2006-10-06
 
Newspaper Readers Moving To The Web
Viewership figures compared to print circulation numbers by Nielsen//NetRatings for the Newspaper Association of America showed significant growth in the percentage of readers turning to the websites of papers rather than the dead-tree editions.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Google Groups Regroups With Beta
It's more than just a facelift, as Google took the existing Groups service that grew from its long-ago purchase of Dejanews into a more Googly look with an expanded set of features.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Is Google Involved With iPhoto?
It seems that Google and Apple have been caught holding hands. Close onlookers noticed that it appears as if the two companies might be "working together to bring geotagging to iPhoto." Others feel that "collaboration" is far too strong a word.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Ask.com CEO: We Have “Best Special Sauce”
Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask.com, recently made some interesting comments to The Guardian's Kate Bulkley. Lanzone talked about the current state of affairs at Ask, and also spoke about the company's future. He deserves credit for not giving typical responses that have obviously been polished by the PR department.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Schwartz To SEC: Can We Blog?
Regulation FD, which regulates the fair disclosure of information material to a company's operation, needs to be rethought so more CEOs can start blogging like Sun's top executive, Jonathan Schwartz.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Craigslist Readies Job Fee In Four Cities
The Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington DC markets will have to pay for placement of job ads on their local Craigslist sites beginning October 22nd.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Tech Terms "Meaningless To Many"
Society may be warming up to technology, but that doesn't mean the two are on a first-name basis. A Nielsen/NetRatings study in Britain proved that a large segment of the online population is still in the dark in regards to a number of "tech terms."
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Schmidt: The Internet Empowers Us
Google CEO Eric Schmidt penned a column for British publication The Sun Online, where he cited several examples of how people have become empowered by the availability of an online connection and new technology.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Founder: News Corp. Hijacked MySpace
Brad Greenspan, who says he, not Chris DeWolfe or Tom Anderson, founded MySpace.com, is accusing News Corp. and MySpace's parent company, Intermix, of defrauding shareholders out of $20 billion. Greenspan filed suit with other shareholders in federal court, asking that MySpace be released from News Corp. control.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
LibSyn Provides The Podcaster Soapbox
Liberated Syndication is a service that, like many of the other companies at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo, removes the barriers from entering into the podcasting or vlogging world - all the barriers, except, a podcaster's own shyness. The guys that run the company are the antithesis of shy, and will even provide the soapbox on which to stand.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
PodZinger's Free Opt-In Ad Prog. For Podcasters
Audio and video search engine and online advertising network PodZinger announced the launch of its advertising platform with free opt-in for podcasters. PodZinger uses a speech recognition technology to identify audio and video content, produce text for it, and place relevant advertising.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Yahoo Site Explorer Tames Authentication
Questions about the new version of Site Explorer touched on a variety of subjects, one of which was authenticating a site with Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-10-05
 
Facebook Will Pay If It Goes To Yahoo
Microsoft has an advertising deal in place with the Facebook social networking site, and if Facebook goes to Yahoo or anyone else they will have to pay Microsoft a "breakup fee."
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Date: 2006-10-04
 
Piczo Plays It Safe
After enjoying a successful run in the United Kingdom and other countries, social networking site Piczo has arrived on US shores, and CEO Jeremy Verba emphasized safety and privacy as the points of difference between it and similar sites.
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Date: 2006-10-04
 
IODA Guilty of Distributing
Some things grab your attention just for the coolness factor. Others whisper of revolution, a quiet promise that industrial tectonic plates are about to shift. IODA, a digital distribution company focusing on indie music, is a cool undercurrent, pulling a tide that is the promise of a sea-change.
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Date: 2006-10-04
 
LiveDeal Posts SimplyHired Jobs On Site
Online classified website LiveDeal has followed MySpace in tapping job search engine SimplyHired for employment listings.
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Date: 2006-10-04
 
Google Code Search Ready To Go
Another facet of the search advertising company's creation of an alternative destination for developers should debut online tonight.
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Date: 2006-10-04
 
Google Begins AdWords Training Push
AdWords Seminars for Success will be presented in six cities during Google's first round of introducing these one-day training courses aimed at informing entrepreneurs on the benefits of AdWords and its potential rewards.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Rocketboom's Ad Policy Returns Power To People
Andrew Baron of Rocketboom fame may have sealed his position as an advertising visionary. His approach, detailed during a keynote address at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo, had everyone buzzing. A $20,000 discount for likeable commercials? Disney should shoot for an audience of 10,000?
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Podcasting Tips, Tricks For Viral Promotion
It's a rare podcaster who would turn down the chance to get new viewers, and most video bloggers are actively trying to expand their audiences.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Podcasting As An "Investor Relations Tool"
Podcasting is a fine way to communicate your personal thoughts and feelings on any subject. It can also be useful in the business world as an "investor relations tool." A session at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo focused on this application.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
"Fossilized Media" Should Take Up Podcasting
A number of print publications are taking up podcasting, and according to Marcus Chan, the multimedia editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, they're wise to do so. Chan spoke openly about the trend at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
A Digital Slob, A Hot Naked Model
He's a funny storyteller. She's the reason you want to visit his website. Curt Brandao, otherwise known as Digital Slob, is a syndicated columnist and podcaster focusing on the lighter side of technology. Digital Slob's spokesmodel is Olga Timakova, who was the number one cause of whiplash at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Google's Secret Search Engine
The Google company is best known its search engine at google.com. The corporation offers a number of other features, to be sure, but most of them are clearly branded - Google Video, Google Maps, etc. Yesterday it was discovered that the search engine SearchMash is also run by Google.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Why and How To Podcast
Larry LaCost's welcoming smile was the first to greet us when we arrived at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. A year's worth of podcasting is enough to make Larry a veteran in the industry, though he's been in the news business for a lot longer than that.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Podcasting Could Resurrect Employee Comm
There were so many concepts, and so much information packed into Shel Holtz' presentation on using podcasts for internal communication at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo, that we'll have to save the fanfare and just jump right into it.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Pimp Your Web Ride With Google
Enjoy placing the digital bling on your blog with Google Gadgets, previously available only for the Desktop and Personalized Homepage.
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Date: 2006-10-03
 
Yahoo Wraps Up Hack Day
Hackers spent 24 hours on September 29-30 with various Yahoo engineers and other coders for fellowship and rapid application development using Yahoo's myriad APIs and technology to build demos for fun.
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Date: 2006-10-02
 
Crunching Numbers Doesn’t Interest Podcasters
"This is really the holy grail," said Patrice Curtis, of Curtis Research Group to a nearly empty room at the Podcast Metrics session of the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. "Everyone should be in this room." Maybe everyone was at the Turning Passion Into Profits, or Marketing's New Change-Agent.
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Date: 2006-10-02
 
Google Adds A Garage
At 1,880 square feet, the house at 232 Santa Marguerita Avenue in Menlo Park, California could fit neatly inside the Googleplex, but once upon a time all of Google occupied that home's garage.
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Date: 2006-10-02
 
7 Podcast Monetization Strategies
Paul Colligan seems a big fan of over-delivering. Though his presentation at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo was entitled "7 Proven Strategies to Monetize Your Podcast in 30 Days or Less," my notes reached a length of five pages, containing no fewer than 20 websites to consider, and an entire industry compacted into one hour.
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Date: 2006-10-02
 
Netflix Offers $1 Million "To Build A Ferrari"
Earlier today, Netflix announced that it's putting a $1 million prize up for grabs. The Netflix Prize, as the online movie rental company calls it, will go "to the first person who can achieve certain accuracy goals in recommending movies based on personal preferences."
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Date: 2006-10-02
 
Technorati Charging Up The Buzz Monitor
An announcement of the forthcoming newsletter from the blog search engine sounds like a similar offering to that done by online feedreader Rojo.
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Date: 2006-10-02
 
7 Deadly Sins of Business Podcasts
Leesa Barnes, author of the book Jumpstart Your Podcast, is a veteran, if there can be one in the podcast world, of using the medium as a marketing vehicle.
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Date: 2006-10-01
 
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