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Google Aids Visually Impaired Searching
Google enhances features of its search engine to accommodate visually impaired user queries.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Schmidt: Internet Will Determine Next Election
The most recent round of elections had a lot of people thinking about the Internet's role in politics. Most onlookers agree that it is becoming increasingly important; Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, believes that politicians must adapt. "The ones that take advantage of this most effectively will be the ones that will be the winners of the next election," he said.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Google Travels To India
Google search engine is now available to subscribers of Indian mobile phone company, Airtel.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Skype Consolidation
Skype went through another "reorganization" this week, and some people are starting to get nervous. The company, which was acquired by eBay in September of 2005, has lost (or gotten rid of) a number of employees recently, and because of this latest restructuring, there are "14 who are leaving or who have yet to find another job at Skype or another eBay company."
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
DailyMotion Causing Copyright Commotion
We have all heard about the YouTube and Google saga concerning copyrighted material. To their credit they seem to be doing what they can to prevent infringement. That does not seem to be the case with a Paris based video sharing site called DailyMotion.com.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Yahoo's Mixd Experiment
Yahoo has launched a mobile social networking service geared towards teens and young adults. The service allows users to share video, photos and send text messages. Yahoo has not made any major announcement concerning the launch of their new site called Mixd.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
The Grinch That Taxed Christmas
If you are an avid online holiday shopper, enjoy making some purchases tax-free while you still can.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
We Really Can Say Podcast?
Previously on the Internet, Apple put the fear of lawyers into podcasters over use of the term "podcast," sending out cease and desist orders claiming the term was a violation of Apple's iPod trademark. But one snarky Australian podcaster may have won this battle, and it only cost him a dollar.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
ClaimID: A Personal PR Firm?
ClaimID is a service that lets you manage the information that is linked to you online. The service boasts that users can influence the search engines, and provide more relevant information when others submit search queries for their specific names.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
A Social News Site You Can Trust?
With all the social news sites out there do we really need another one? Don't answer that question yet. What if there was a site that was different than Digg and Reddit? A site that did not rank stories based on popularity but on journalistic standards.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Court Tells Gov't 4th Amdt.Goes For Email Too
A landmark court decision found that the federal Stored Communications Act (SCA) violated Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable search and seizure by allowing the government to search and seize email from email service providers.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Google Wants To Make You Healthy
The health care industry is in many ways a Byzantine maze of paperwork and regulations, with the right knowledge not always immediately on hand to the right person at the necessary time.
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Date: 2006-11-30
 
Google Answers Crashes Out
Even though few of Google's services beyond search have caught on with the public like its omnipresent search engine, the company rarely kills off those projects; that made the announcement that Google Answers would be shutdown mildly surprising.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Day The Music Died: AllofMP3 Shut Down
After months of pressure from the United States government, Russian music site AllofMP3.com has complied with numerous requests to shut down operations.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Spam Jams Email
What does your email inbox look like? Is it full of spam or are the filters doing their job? A report from an online security firm IronPort Systems said 62 billion spam messages a day jammed US email systems in October.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Cyber Monday An Unexpected Success
When Shop.org coined the phrase "Cyber Monday," it was more of a whisper among themselves than a true coining. That whisper floated all the way to a teleprompter on the Today Show in November 2005, and the rest is, as they say, history. Cyber Monday is now a firmly established tradition, just one year after it's naming.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
$100 Linux Laptops Have Arrived
The One Laptop Per Child project received its first shipment of $100 Linux laptops yesterday, making the dream of providing free laptops to children around the world a reality.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Nokia to Offer More Yahoo! Mobile Services
Yahoo! And Nokia announced plans to offer Yahoo! Mail and Messenger on Nokia's mobile phones that operate on the Series 40 platform. These services will initially be available on the newly announced Nokia 6300, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic and the Nokia 5200.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Net Neutrality Goes Stateside
Spirited by the national elections, where Democrat victories are thought to be a major boon to Net Neutrality, the SaveTheInternet.com coalition, with the help of Google, are taking their cause state level. Yesterday, as Michigan's state legislature was preparing to sail a local cable bill through, neutral Internet proponents laid their concerns on the steps of the Capitol.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Yahoo TV Gets New Look
Yahoo has updated its TV site design section of their search engine for the first time in five years. They hope to compete with the new ways of watching television online. Other online sites have also made changes in the last year in an effort to capture more viewers in the competitive video market.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Wal-Mart Tests Film Sales Online
Retail giant Wal-Mart tests the waters of the online video market with the first offering to the site.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Turkey Day Smoke Clears, Winners Emerge
After all is clicked and bought, Thanksgiving weekend numbers are in with clear retail sector winners. While Best Buy, eBay, Wal-Mart, and Amazon (the four horsemen?) are directing all the Web traffic, it is still unclear which day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, pulls in the most shoppers.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Sex Sells On Social Networking Sites
Companies have turned to the popularity of online social networking sites to help market their campaigns.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Online Career Sites Remain Popular
The Internet plays a key role in many peoples lives. It can entertain and educate. It has also changed the landscape for both job seekers and employers. In October of this year there were 2.5 million new postings for available positions on job search sites or in online newspapers according to the Conference Board. The number marks a 28 percent increase from a year ago.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Cyber Monday Spending Shows Increase
ComScore reports that online retail spending on Cyber Monday shows a 25% increase from 2005. In total, it is estimated that consumers spent nearly $608 million in retail purchases for the year's most celebrated online shopping holiday.
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Date: 2006-11-29
 
Google Falters With British Small Businesses
It should come as no surprise that our friends across the pond like Google, but a recent survey indicated that British small business owners aren't as fond of the search engine giant as the average consumer is. The gap is significant, with a 27% difference in use - the business owners are, to a large degree, doing their searching elsewhere.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Juicier Apple iPod By 2012
Apple iPod has already revolutionized the face of portable music players, and one Google executive says the best is yet to come.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
YouTube Going Mobile
YouTube is partnering with Verizion Wireless to expand its videos to mobile phones. Video content is expected to be available early next month. Unlike the free service YouTube offers online the mobile phone service will cost $15 a month. The new Verizion Wireless service is called V Cast.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Google Calls Out Mobile Phone Operators
Google's Chris Sacca took a swing at mobile phone operators the other day, and others in the Internet industry were quick to join him. Consumers are, according to the head of special initiatives at Google, being blocked from accessing certain bandwidth-hungry applications.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Streaming Could Cure Podcasting Blues
Those figures from Pew about podcast listenership told a grim tale, with only one percent of those surveyed actually downloading one each day; the cure could be in the form of streaming, which your elders might call 'broadcasting' since it works the same way.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Google Checks Out PayPal's Market Lead
Google's young online payment service, Checkout, is one of the few Google products to live up to the hype in some time. As of Cyber Monday 2006, Checkout halved PayPal's market share lead.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Catalogs VS. Online Shopping
This is the time of year that most people will receive countless catalogs in their mailboxes. With online shopping continuing to increase why are so many retailers mailing catalogs? The strategy is fairly simple; retailers are hoping that their catalog will direct consumers to their online sites.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
IBM Crisis Averted: Suit Settled
IBM announced last week that a settlement had been reached in a civil suit with a very high price tag.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Sadly (Or Not), Search Mirrors Life
Save your judgments, o cultural elitists, as the holidays descend upon us once again and the masses search, in real, true harmony, for their true hearts' desires: consuming mass quantities and dishing the dirt.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Opera Mini Socially Networks
Today Opera Mini launched an upgraded version of the popular mobile browser which enhances social networking on mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
TV Downloads To Increase
Will TV become a thing of the past due to the popularity of online video? In an eMarketer article the answer is not what one would expect. They project that in the future viewers will watch more TV and online video. They will be watching in a variety of ways that include TV, Internet, the PC and portable devices.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Presto Offers Service For The Golden Years
A new product launched recently that is a combination of the Presto service and the HP Printing Mailbox. It allows people without Internet access to receive pictures and emails from family and friends.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Google Warming, An Inconvenient Article
Never mind the convenient connections, let's just talk about what happened. Questions just lead to more questions and we'll never get this article done. Google organized kids the world over to address global warming and how to fix it. The results of the Global Warming Student Speakout were published this week.
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Date: 2006-11-28
 
Google Ends Gaia's World
Opensource three dimensional Earth viewer Gaia received a cease and desist letter from head Google Earth technologist, effectively ending their world.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Google Sued By French Film House
Flach Film, a Paris-based film distributor, has filed suit against Google in Paris Commercial court, citing copyright infringement regarding a movie that appeared on Google Video.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Next Time, Fly With SeatGuru
The website has seating diagrams for planes used by the major airlines, and a community that has ranked some of those seats.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Podcasts Catching On, Slowly
The podcast audience has grown in the past six months, says the Pew Internet and American Life Project, but the new medium still has yet to catch a serious wave.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Google Prevents Plagiarism
Google Book Search prevents authors from going down in literary history as plagiarists by offering a searchable database of books.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Can Apple, Beatles Work It Out?
The Beatles and Apple Computer may be close to reaching a deal to finally make their music available online. According to an article from Fortune, Apple's iTunes is nearing an agreement with representatives of the massively popular group.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
E-Commerce To Lose $2 Billion In 2006
How will you be doing your holiday shopping this year?
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Yahoo! Explicit Search Results
Someone has found a way to integrate pornographic images into completely innocent Yahoo! search results.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
"Gears Of War" Reaches 1 Million Mark
The new game by Microsoft "Gears of War" has now sold 1 million copies in 2 weeks according to the company. The game, which is played on, the Xbox 360 has been in high demand.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Seasonal Changes At Google Checkout
Google Checkout has, as expected, instituted a few changes in response to the holiday shopping season. Look for a smattering of new merchants - including PETCO - and for the opportunity to save $10 (in more than one way).
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Google Book Search: The Path To Dystopia?
Brewster Kahle isn't happy with Google Book Search. As director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, he isn't the least bit timid in his criticisms, either. "Google is trying to set themselves up as the only place to get to these materials; the only library; the only access," Kahle reportedly said. "The idea of having only one company control the library of human knowledge is a nightmare."
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Italy Bullies Google Over Video
A video of an autistic 17-year-old boy being bullied in a Turin classroom made it onto Google Video, and Italian authorities are furious that the content was not caught by Google staffers.
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Date: 2006-11-27
 
Flickr Livens Up With New Features
The photo sharing site owned by Yahoo unveiled a trio of new features just in time for the holidays so people can take advantage of them when receiving new cameras as gifts.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Microsoft Writes Off Google
Microsoft's co-head of the Office software team says the company is not intimidated by Google's web-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, claiming they will not appeal to corporate customers.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Don't Get Scrooged This Holiday Season
If you despise cold weather, crowded shopping malls and parking lots, or if you simply want to shop in your underwear, doing your holiday shopping online will be your savior. That is, if you know how to shop online without being scrooged.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Microsoft Casts Net to Catch Phishers
Microsoft is taking a play from the playbook of "Dirty Harry" by telling phishers around the globe to," go a head punk and make their day". They are working with law enforcement in Europe and the Middle East to catch gangs of phishers.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Google Releases New Book Search Features
Google has released a major update to its Book Search in an effort to provide a more organic reading experience to the user as well as scholarly resources for readers wishing to delve deeper into the academic community's take on a particular book.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
When A Spam Site Isn't Spammy
Blogger Niall Kennedy delved into the murkiness surrounding a site that hit the front page of Digg and several other social media websites, and found a hugely intertwined mix of link-baiting and keyword-targeting in place that profits from the viral nature of stories that grab attention.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Making The Most Of Social Networks
Search Engine Marketing is now the standard online, a beeline to a measurable ROI. But as marketers try to wrap their heads around social networking, and invent ways to utilize it to their advantage, it's becoming clear that the branding opportunities are quite appealing, nearly boundless, limited not by money, but by imagination.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Turkey And Black Friday With Search
AOL and Ask each have made an effort to draw attention to their search engines with very topical categories for this week: what to eat and where to shop.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Online Chef Shares Turkey Soup Recipe
For the past week you probably have read an article or seen something on TV about how to cook and carve a turkey. What you probably have not seen is what to do with all the leftover turkey.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Majority of Vacationers Plan Trips Online
A report published by eMarketer shows that 58% of vacation planners are planning their trips online. Conversely, only 23% of respondents made use of travel agents in their holiday plans.
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Date: 2006-11-22
 
Fox Dumps Non-MySpace Intermix Pieces
One of the people behind the original deal that placed MySpace in the Fox Interactive Media collection of websites has reacquired most of the parts of Intermix from MySpace's new ownership.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Novell Disputes Criticism Of Microsoft Deal
The agreement between Novell and Microsoft that will have salespeople offering Windows and Linux to customers had triggered substantial criticism, to which Novell has responded.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Google AdSense Gets Ad Placements
A new feature is coming to AdSense, and it's called "ad placements." Only a handful of advertisers have been allowed to take a look at the service - it appears to be in a beta testing phase - but the potential market seems excited.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Advertising.com Partners With Mitsui In Ad Deal
Advertising.com announced a deal yesterday that it will collaborate with Japanese company Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to serve the Japanese online advertising market.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Seven Steps Save Site Shopping Seasons
The rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday in the United States will be swiftly followed by "Black Friday," with shoppers heading out to begin dispersing parts of their credit card limits to retailers.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Online Retail Soars as Cyber Monday Approaches
The Department of Commerce reports that online retail sales in the third quarter grew at four times the rate of total retail sales. In total, online retail sales in the third quarter reached $27.5 billion, which represents a 20.9% increase over the third quarter in 2005. In comparison, total offline retail sales for the third quarter 2006 are only up 5.1% from a year ago.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Google To Check Out On Cyber Monday
Now that we're over last year's holiday marketing trickery…Cyber Monday my big toe!…it's time to accept what the marketing gods have lain before us, and make the most of it. Google is leading the charge this year, aggressively pushing its new Google Checkout product with Cyber Monday special promotions.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Urban Mapping Turns To Local Search
Urban Mapping, a company that "prides itself on broad domain expertise," has been around for a while - its maps have actually won several awards. It's getting fresh attention, though, for what one person has termed its "natural local search."
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Google Adds 3 New Features to Page Creator
Google has added 3 new features to their Google Page Creator. They are image editing, multiple sites and pages for mobile. The image-editing feature allows users to customize their photos.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Cucumis Translates Freely
Free translation site Cucumis provides an online community for multi-lingual users to share their linguistical knowledge.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Yahoo, AT&T Mark Five Years Together
Internet companies are usually pretty forward-thinking; this comes, I suppose, with the territory. Yahoo made a strange move today, however, by celebrating an event that's well in the past - its five-year-old "groundbreaking alliance" with AT&T.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
US Increasingly Chooses Web Over Malls
Expect this online holiday shopping season to be a blockbuster as 80 percent of American Internet users will purchase gifts online, according to a Zogby International poll commissioned by AOL. New York City will lead the rest, more than doubling the spend of the nearest market.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Online Video Trends & Contextual Advertising
PodZinger has announced the results of its proprietary research into consumer behavior and online video advertising viewing preferences. The research reveals that not only will viewers tolerate advertisements that appear during their search for online audio and video content, they willingly accept that short ads come with the territory.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
DVD Burning For TV
SnapStream has added a new option to their Beyond TV video recording software. It will allow users to create DVDs for their favorite television shows. Users will be able to use a burning plug-in to record their programs.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Idearc Spins Off
Idearc launched their local search engine, which is a spin off of Verizon.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Science And The Internet
The Internet is widely used by 40 million Americans as a resource for science information according to the Pew Internet Project. 87% of users have at one time used the Internet for research relating to a scientific topic.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Holiday Search: A Recipe For Couch-Potatoes
Art imitates life, and vice versa, they say. But in the 21st Century, search behavior may be a better mirror. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving - the face-stuffinest holiday - and to Black Friday - the shoppinest one - searches are what you might expect: all pumpkin pie and Playstations.
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Date: 2006-11-21
 
Yahoo's HotJobs Partnering With 176 Papers
The company's deal with seven newspaper groups will give Yahoo a possible extension beyond job classifieds to working with publishers on contextual ads, local search, and other revenue generating possibilities.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Wikipedia Ban Back On In China
Only one week after the Chinese government released the ban placed on encyclopedia site Wikipedia, the ban appears to be back in effect.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Marbles Lost, Blender Co. Mixes Up YouTube
If anyone doubted the wild, wonderful things a marketer can do with a phenomenon like YouTube, they can suspend that disbelief by turning to Blendtec. A $50 demonstration of sheer blending power attracted six million viewers in just five days.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
$100 Laptops For Third World Countries
The "One Laptop Per Child" project hopes to distribute $100 laptops to children in third world countries, and they are incrediby close to achieving that goal.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Can adTV Capture An Audience?
A new website will launch in mid-January and be focused on only commercials. The site will be called adTV.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Gambling Sites Crap Out After Bill Signing
It's snake-eyes for the top ten gambling sites as visits plummet in the wake of US legislation passed and signed into law banning online gambling.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Yahoo!'s Talent Show
Search engine giant Yahoo! expands its horizon with an online video contest to find the next great internet star.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
MySpace Becomes Latest UMG Legal Target
Universal Music Group has filed a copyright violation lawsuit against social networking juggernaut MySpace.com. The case, filed in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleges that MySpace allows its users post to copyrighted soundtracks and music videos on their websites.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Google News Struggles In Scandinavia
Media groups in Norway and Denmark have begun, like several others before them, to protest Google News's practices. The Norwegian association objects to the reproduction of certain images and photographs, while the Danish faction is asking Google to make separate arrangements with each publisher.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Downloading TV Shows Leads To More Watching
CBS has released results of a poll that indicate viewers who download TV shows watch more TV than the average viewer. The poll shows that half of the users downloaded programs they had never seen and later became fans of those programs.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Online Shopping Is A Four-Second Rodeo
Online retailers, you have four seconds to get your site loaded before a would-be customer scoots off to a competitor. Add that to what we already know about the time it takes to make a judgment once a page is loaded, and the window of opportunity becomes narrower.
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Mobile Market Stymies Google?
Yahoo and Microsoft have both made advancements in the "mobile" market recently, but Google was nowhere to be seen. This has left some observers feeling a little baffled, and one even asked, "Is Google flubbing mobile search?"
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Date: 2006-11-20
 
Yahoo Maps Route Out Of Beta
After plenty of development, testing, and feedback, Yahoo has declared its Maps service ready to shed the Beta moniker and stand on its own.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
PubCon: Everything You Need to Know
Or an important indicator, anyway. Webmaster Pubcon is packed this week.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
AOL Loves Football
Football fanatics rejoice! AOL announced an online video contest, dubbed America Loves Football, that gives fans a chance to submit videos to win big prizes.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
PubCon: Social Media Release Optimization
One of the key components of the presentation I gave Thursday morning at the Las Vegas Pubcon conference presented the idea of press release optimization and social media news releases in the context of push and pull. But before that, it's important to understand the market opportunity with news search.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
Bix.com Purchased By Yahoo
Yahoo has purchased Bix.com an online site devoted to allowing users to rate and share photos, video, singing, writing, dance, comedy and beauty. Users compete in contests for prizes ranging from cash to other corporate incentives.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
Zimbra Poses Threat to Microsoft
Zimbra, a low-cost email program, might be more competition to Microsoft Exchange than the company had anticipated.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
Yahoo! Search Now With User Answers
Results generated from Yahoo's search engine now feature a more in-depth social component as part of the company's attempt to incorporate user-generated content via Yahoo! Answers.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
Music To Baidu's Ears
Courts in Bejing ruled in favor of Baidu today in a lawsuit based on illegal MP3 downloading on the site.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
PriceFight Search Engine Steps Into The Ring
There are only a few days left until the holiday shopping season begins in earnest, and a new shopping search engine has made its presence known just in time.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
Google Goes To The Pitts
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania isn't exactly a top destination for tech companies, but in spite (or because) of this fact, Google has built a new office there. It looks like it's going to be a pretty small operation - there are currently only about 30 Googlers working at the facility.
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Date: 2006-11-17
 
PubCon: The Duplicate Content Zone
A PubCon session entered a place beyond indexing and search traffic: The Duplicate Content Zone, where websites sometimes go and are never seen again. WebProNews tagged along as the session hosts played the Rod Serling role for the audience.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Microsoft, Sprint Enter "Holistic Relationship"
Strategic alliances seem to be all the rage these days. Yahoo and Vodafone (a telecommunications company that owns a big chunk of Verizon) formed one earlier this week, and now Microsoft has reached a similar agreement with Sprint. The companies plan to "drive new services" together, the first of which will be Windows Live search for mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
MP3 Player Robs ATM
Technology has allowed criminals to become more creative in their methods of robbery, as a United Kingdom gang member managed to steal credit card secrets of ATM users with an ordinary MP3 player.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
MP3 Players With Hearing Aids?
Swiss hearing aid maker Phonak expects to cash in on people who use MP3 Players. CEO Valentin Chapero said, ""Due to the noise exposure, especially among the young, we are witnessing the creation of a hearing loss bubble in years to come"
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Google Grows On The Emerald Isle
Earlier this week, Google announced plans to hire over 500 new employees at its Dublin complex. The move, according to many, confirms Ireland's role as the search engine giant's hub in Europe.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Google's Landing Page Rating Still A Mystery
Earlier this month, Google revealed a planned series of changes to the way that AdWords evaluates landing page quality. In the first of a two-part series, the Inside AdWords team attempts to address the bevy of questions that have accompanied the announcement.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Race For The Music-Playing Phone
Apple, creator or portable music player dominant the iPod, has begun training to defeat both Nokia and Microsoft in the race for music-playing phone supremacy.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
IBM Sends UIMA To Apache, OASIS
Two major open source contributions from IBM for its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) have placed it with the Apache Software Foundation as an incubator project, and out to the OASIS specification development group to create a true standard around the UIMA framework.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
PubCon: Clicktracks Dinner and Interview
One vendor you're sure to see at virtually every SES and Pubcon conference is web analytics company, ClickTracks.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Google's Stock, UK Search Shares Rise
Google is having quite a day. The company has been initiated into the S&P 100, and its stock is very close to hitting the $500 mark (may, in fact, hit it before I finish this article). There is also news that Google is "winning" the "UK search battle," with a year-on-year share increase of nine percent.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Cingular To Bank On Mobile Phone Service
Soon Cingular Wireless will introduce mobile phone banking to its customers. The features will include funds transfers, paying bills and other online banking transactions. The mobile banking launch is expected to take place in early 2007.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
AIM Hits The 6.0 Mark
Lots of new features for AIM's 42 million users arrived with the latest edition, AIM 6.0, including offline messaging, and conversation logging so people can go back and relive their favorite LOL moments in a given chat.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
PubCon: Danny Sullivan Speaks
Today's keynote featured the lyrical stylings of Danny Sullivan, whose decade-long observation of the search engine industry has been a fixture of his blogging and conference sessions. WebProNews settled in for the story.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Wikipedia No Longer Banned in China
Almost one year to the day after the Chinese government placed a ban on both the English and Chinese-language versions of online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, both have been lifted.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
PubCon: The Art of One Page Wonders
Ah-Ha, Bobby McFerrin and Dexy's Midnight Runners are all classic examples of one-hit wonders you may or may not remember from the 1980s. Effective one-page wonders, however, boast a more significant impact on the industry landscape than Terrence Trent D'Arby or Devo.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Aggreg8: A Social Networking Site For IT Pros
Microsoft has launched a new social networking site for IT professionals called Aggreg8. Think of MySpace but only focusing on all things IT related. On their homepage is the mission statement.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
"Killer" MySpace Pages
The latest complaint to social-networking site MySpace comes from city officials in Houston, Texas, who claim that MySpace pages are being used to glorify killers.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
Jason Calacanis Departs AOL
The head of Weblogs, Inc, who sold his blog network to AOL for a reported $25 million price tag has followed his mentor, ex-CEO Jonathan Miller, out of the company.
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Date: 2006-11-16
 
No Sex Please, We're Online
Despite many months of flailing away at search engines for data to support their claims that casual searches would lead unsuspecting people (especially kids) to adult sites, a study found only about one percent of indexed sites at Google and Microsoft contain explicit content.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
TechCrunched By YouTube
MIchael Arrington of TechCrunch.com probably did not even finish his morning coffee before rifling through papers on his desk and discovering a cease and desist letter from YouTube.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
Microsoft, MetroFi Team Up to Offer Free WiFi
Resident of Portland, Oregon with a WiFi enabled PC or laptop will be able to access the broadband network that will deliver speeds up to 1 Mbps for downloads and up to 256 Kbps for uploads.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
Google To Hold $200 Million In YouTube Deal
The rumor that Google was setting aside $500 million for their deal with YouTube is false. Its only $200 million. CEO Eric Schmidt previously denied the rumor that Google would use the money to fend off any lawsuits regarding copyright infringement.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
PubCon: Feeding The Search Engines
Proper care and good dietary habits practiced by site publishers will help improve their standing in search; a PubCon panel discussed some good choices to make when feeding the search engines, and WebProNews was there.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
Zune Is No Apple, It's a Lemon
If you didn't see any lines coming from your local electronics store and wrapping around the block, you weren't the only one. Microsoft's big debut of it's Zune digital music player turned out to be an even bigger let down.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
DMP Owners Attract Electronics Advertisers
comScore has released a study detailing the habits of online consumers that own digital music players. The devices range from MP3 players to iPods and Microsoft's new Zune music player.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
The Microsoft "Conspiracy"?
Microsoft has admitted that their new anti-virus service, Windows Live OneCare mistakenly labeled Google's Gmail as a virus last week. The mishap occurred last week when Google made adjustments to the Gmail website according to Microsoft.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
PubCon: Contextual Advertising Optimization
Representatives from Yahoo and Google both presented their respective strategies for contextual advertising as part of today's PubCon lineup. WebProNews was on the scene, and here's a rundown of the session.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
PubCon: Local and Mobile Search Marketing
The quest for geographically relevant search marketing has been the labor of many a SEO. This afternoon, a PubCon panel discussed upcoming innovations in local and mobile search, and WebProNews was on the scene.
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Date: 2006-11-15
 
Semel: Internet Ad Estimates Off The Mark
Yahoo's CEO Terry Semel told the Engage 2006 conference in London that estimates of the Internet advertising market do not account for the impact of ads outside of a PC.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Volkswagen Navigates Google's Earth
Since October 2005, Volkswagen and Google have been collaborating to develop a revolutionary new kind of navigation system that will change the way we travel.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Outfoxed by Forged Microsoft Website
Mozilla users nearly took to the streets in protest when confronted with the news that Microsoft had acquired the increasingly popular Firefox web browser. Fortunately for Firefox users, reports of Mozilla's death have been greatly exaggerated.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Google Cements Deal With YouTube
Google has announced they have cemented the purchase of YouTube. The price of the acquisition is $1.65 billion. Google issued 3,217,560 in shares to buy the video giant. YouTube has been wildly popular for the past year and has also seen sky rocketing growth.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
PubCon Las Vegas, Day One
Today marks the first day of PubCon Las Vegas 2006, and the event promises to help attendees "get the edge." The conference will run through Friday, and speakers will offer their insights on topics ranging from specific things like search and net marketing to "general webmastery."
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Yahoo Strikes Deal With Vodafone
Yahoo is making its way, one step at a time, into the mobile market.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Zune Bloggers Censored?
As of late, the press and reviews for Microsoft's digitial music player Zune have been less than stellar. Bearing that in mind, does that give Microsoft the right to disassociate itself from websites or bloggers which they consider disparaging?
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Amanda Congdon Rockets To Disney
The House of Mouse has given former Rocketboom anchor Amanda Congdon a new home, where she will contribute to ABC News online and television broadcasts.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Reuters, Pluck Offer Blog Syndication
Reuters and Pluck have announced a strategic partnership aimed at syndicating third-party blog content as part of Reuters news and information service. In return for its $7 million investment in Pluck, Reuters will receive an undisclosed share of ownership of the company.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
New Search Engine Site For Kids
InfoSpace, Inc an online provider of search and directory services has launched a new search engine aimed at children between the ages of 8 to 13. The new search engine is called Zoo.com. The goal is minimize the exposure to explicit content while providing a solid search engine.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Google, Apple Labeled "Efficient Innovators"
Two of eBusiness's most "informal" companies are top performers when it comes to making good use of their money, according to a new study. It may not come as a surprise, but Google and Apple are both extremely efficient at translating their research and development funds into products.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
It's A Bird, It's A Plane.... It's An iPod
Apple's iPod has already conquered land, now it's conquering air with the integration of iPod into airline's in-flight entertainment systems. What's next for iPod, scuba gear integration?
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Ad Execs To Spend More On Online Video
In a survey conducted by the American Advertising Federation results show that most advertisers are reaching out to new media to improve advertising strategies. Ad executives see a trend toward more advertising in online video. 53% of the 168 respondents said they believe that 20% or more of their TV advertising budgets will move to online video by 2010.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Skype Dialed Into Google Pack
Google's assortment of software for computer users now includes Skype, eBay's multi-billion dollar VoIP acquisition, as an option alongside Google Talk.
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Date: 2006-11-14
 
Canadian Schools Flee From US Servers
Universities in Canada fear the potential for abuse that could take place under the US Patriot Act, so to avoid the gaze of American investigators they have moved their RefWorks accounts to Ontario.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
VA Tech Says Google CEO Is "The Schmidt"
Google founder Eric Schmidt has given a donation to Virginia Tech's School of Engineering in the sum of $2 million dollars. Schmidt grew up in Blacksburg and was the son of a Virginia Tech economics professor. He was also a neighbor to Paul Torgersen a former Dean of Tech's College of Engineering and president from 1993 to 2000.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Sun to Serve Up Free Java
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the release of Java technology as free software under the GNU General Public License version two (GPLv2). The first portions of source code for Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) and Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) will be made available today.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Gifts For All
Completely perplexed when it comes to the gifts you will be giving this holiday season? Don't worry, you aren't the only one. Gifts.com's ingenious design is sure to make everyone's quest for the perfect holiday gifts a simple one.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Will UndoTV Be "UndoneTV"?
The creators of the defunct TechTV have plans to launch a new project called UndoTV. The focus of UndoTv will be all things tech. The site will feature uploading of photo, video, audio and text. Creators Leo Laporte and Chris Pirillo hope to capture an audience of not just tech folks but technophobes as well.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Lycos Launches Social Networking for Cinema
In an effort to reinvent itself as an online entertainment portal, Lycos has launched a new service that combines streaming video and real-time chat. Lycos Cinema will allow users to simultaneously watch and comment on films in the confines of a virtual screening room.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Blogging Tips and Mistakes to Avoid
For every Matt Cutts and Danny Sullivan, there is John Q. Blogger who just can't seem to increase the readership of his blog. Opinions are a dime-a-dozen in cyberspace, but there are steps that bloggers can take to make their blogs more attractive to potential visitors.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Online Social-Networking Multiplies
Following six and seven figure monetization deals for MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook, everyone seems to want to capitalize on the online social-networking industry. Multiply.com is no exception; they want their piece of the monetary pie.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Google Video Raises Iran's Ire
Forget the much-hyped competition between Google and its corporate rivals. Microsoft and Yahoo may have deep pockets, but the search engine giant's newest enemy may have nukes. The Iranian government has taken issue with a film on Google Video that apparently calls the nation's borders into question.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Competing With YouTube
The speculation over how YouTube will continue to operate and if any other web-based companies can compete with the web video giant is never ending. The comparisons to Napster are inevitable. They have had issues with copyright infringement and have been trying to work out licensing deals.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
Google Earth Updates Give History Lesson
Google is usually on the cutting edge, or at least near it. The company's latest "innovations" are intentionally out of date, though. Google Earth will now feature historical maps dating back as far as the 17th century.
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Date: 2006-11-13
 
The Law, Microsoft, And ISPs
A couple of legally-tinged topics consider whether Microsoft's pledge not to assert patents against developers as part of its Novell deal actually do what they say, while a British lawyer contends Internet service providers should be liable when a denial of service (DoS) attack takes a website offline.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
CEO Blogs Not Censored Yet
It seems that blogs are trying to make a transition away from the simple person-next-door chronicling their activities, moods, likes, dislikes, and thoughts to the higher profile musings and strategies of business executives who want to communicate quickly to their journalists, investors, analysts and even customers.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Gmail Continues Upgrading Services
Gmail continues moving ahead in the competitive market of free webmail services and has just announced some added new features toits expanding and very popular service.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Monday, Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is rapidly approaching and the online retailers are preparing themselves for what they hope will be lucrative holiday season.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Is MySpace the YouTube Killer? No!
MySpace has some claws and they want to sink them into YouTube. The question is, can the place for friends "broadcast itself" to a higher number of visitors than YouTube?
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Drop Spots Has Big Plans
Google's Drop Spots has much grander plans for their online gift sharing community as I was told in an exclusive interview by the creators of the site.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Yahoo E-Mail Offers "Instant Chatification"
Yahoo has plans to add an instant messaging service to their Yahoo Mail. It will be following the model of Google's Gmail which added IM several months a go. Yahoo Mail has an estimated 250 million users and is currently more widely used then Gmail.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Do You Like.com?
Do you ever wish you could actually see things that you were searching for, rather than searches just returning results in word form? Riya.com has created the new wave in searching: visual search engines.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Changing Majors? – Give Podcasting a Try
Social media is rapidly climbing the ladder as a primary method in which news and information is communicated to the masses. Podcasting, in particular, is becoming increasingly popular among technology enthusiasts, industry insiders, and big-name companies.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Google Feels The Need For Speed
At Google, speed is important. The company's home page is well known for its quick-to-load simplicity, and a study found that although users claimed to prefer 30 search results per page, their limited patience was better suited to 10. The company has also established that a 30% cut in the size of the Google Maps home page corresponded to an immediate 10% increase in traffic.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Thinking Before Blogging
As more and more people discover the joy of keeping a blog on a global Web that zillions of anonymous surfers can peruse, it's probably a good thing to think about the approach to what you're writing about before launching it out into cyberspace.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
Google Opens Up About Public Domain Books
Google blocks access for users outside the U.S. to public domain books, much to the dismay of some. To make matters worse, the reasons behind this policy were something of a mystery - until now. A post on the Inside Google Book Search blog explained the company's thinking.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
You Have Four Seconds Left
A visitor hits your retailing website and waits, and waits, and by the time you finish reading this sentence, she's back to the SERPs to find a better site than yours.
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Date: 2006-11-10
 
The World Comes To US Sites
As the number of Internet users has increased throughout the world, Americans now comprise a smaller percentage of them. That growth has led to a shift in the numbers of international versus domestic visitors to US sites.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
The "Anywhere Consumer" Is Here
Thanks to modern technology, a person can shop from pretty much anywhere, at any time. This person - a retailer's dream - is known as the "Anywhere Consumer."
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Microsoft Goes Universal
Proving that Microsoft is not the monopoly in all aspects of computer technology, the company has reached an agreement that they hope will help the Zune digital music player compete with Apple iPod.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
CBS Hunting For The Next YouTube
CBS is looking to buy the next YouTube. Just which site that will be is the billion-dollar question. The front-runners could be Blinkx, which boasts 6 million hours of video, blip.tv or Veho. Also there is a start up called The Venice Project, which could launch before the end of this year.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Google Buys Legal Troubles
Knowing that their online video service could not compete with YouTube, Google purchased the company to eliminate competition. They received a surprise bonus in the form of copyright infringement lawsuits filed by owners of pirated videos.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Yahoo, Linksys Put Out "Cool" New Phone
Linksys and Yahoo have partnered to create a new must-have for fans of Yahoo Messenger. The Linksys Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice (CIT310), which could really use a shorter name, is now available. Initial reviews are fairly positive.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Adobe Opens ActionScript Code to Mozilla
Adobe announced this week that it has contributed source code for the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation as part of a new open source project entitled Tamarin.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
In Search Of…The Best Search
So what's your pleasure? What are you specifically looking for on the Internet and where do you go to find it? Does everyone consider himself or herself a ‘Googler' or are there alternative and more specific ways of searching for specialized desires or merchandise?
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Yahoo Blasted On China Issue
Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have all been blasted for cooperating with the Chinese government, but this time Yahoo was alone in the hot water. Reporters Without Borders is angry with the search engine company for its willingness to "snitch" on Chinese dissidents.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Keyword Marketing Advances
In the world of E-commerce, everyone in the business of hawking something on the Web, big or small, knows how important Keywords and Search Engines can be in leading prospective customers to their website.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
BlogBurst Plucks Money For Bloggers
The BlogBurst service from Pluck will pay people who place highly on its leaderboard of active bloggers, but there is a catch that has participants concerned.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Buyout Or Bust: Who's Next In Bubble 2.0
The burning question, as Internet giants make a ritual of dining on user-generated startups, is about whether this bubbly climate can continue, and what, exactly, makes a good candidate for acquisition.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Google Eats The Worm
In a major screw-up that has nothing to do with Tequila, Google sent out the Kama Sutra worm to 50,000 video email subscribers. The worm also known as W32/Kapser.A@mm was mistakenly sent by Google's video team on Tuesday night.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Is Zune The iPod Killer?
You would think an epic battle was being fought if you listened to the hype being generated about Microsoft releasing an "equivalent" to Apple's iPod. Who will win the war of the digital music players: iPod or Zune?
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Video Sharing Goes Cellular
With the less than stellar results companies have seen from the ability to download television shows, rock clips, and other video entertainment onto portable consumer electronic devices, video sharing on cellular phones is gearing up to be the next possible rage.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Drill Down, Then Out; Vertical's Where It's At
It's always been relevancy that drives the efficacy of search - that's a no-brainer, and the reason Google is king of general search. But because that search is general, riffraff makes its way into the results, sometimes old riffraff, which is the very foundation for the rise of vertical, or niche, search engines.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
The Politics of the Blogosphere
Candidates for political office often run advertisements that portray opponents in a damaging light. Likewise, bloggers are beginning to take an increasing amount of liberty in their negative portrayal of certain individuals who are viewed as influential throughout the blogosphere.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
JobThread Weaves Job Boards For Slashdot
Ultra-geeky and venerable tech news site Slashdot will have its job listings powered by JobThread, a company that provides the site publisher with the turnkey software in exchange for a piece of the classified action.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Online Job Seekers Get More Offers
People use print and online classifieds about evenly, but when it comes to finding a new cubicle to occupy, job hunters have been landing more offers from the Internet versions.
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Date: 2006-11-09
 
Malik Decries Web 2.0 Fatigue, Pixie Dust
As the big Web 2.0 event changes from "Conference" to "Summit," the whole Web 2.0 meme may be approaching "old and busted" status; so far the "new hotness" to replace it has yet to emerge.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
Leaving so Zune?
Microsoft's MSN Music store customers may soon be singing a different tune if they attempt to use a Zune portable player from the company.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
Political Net Ads Low in ‘06
Industry analysts have been watching the worldwide web closely over the past few months to see how political ads fared in Election '06. Surprisingly, it appears that many politicians do not see the value in paying for Internet advertising.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
YouTube To Go on V Cast
Subscribers to Verizon wireless services will soon be able to carry YouTube with them thanks to a deal to bring the popular website together with V Cast.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
Google Offers Unclear Landing Page Guidelines
Google has announced changes to its method of assessing the quality of landing pages as part of its AdWords service. The guidelines for landing page evaluation, however, still remain somewhat of a mystery.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
Leap Onto Google
Not all are cell phone providers are bad. In fact, some might even care about their customers. A recent agreement between Leap Wireless International Inc. and Google has made that apparent.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
Social Web - The Five Percent Solution
September 2006 saw just about one out of every twenty US Internet visits hit a social networking destination. That activity had an impact beyond the social networking arena, with sites seeing a substantial runoff from the MySpaces of the world.
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Date: 2006-11-08
 
Sci-Fi Writer Threat To National Security ?
Apparently Paypal has frozen the assets of science fiction fantasy writer George R.R. Martin. For some unknown reason his name appears on the United States Department of The Treasury in the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Ask Takes Facts To Election Day
The Smart Answers team at the Ask search engine have put together some helpful sections for voters seeking more information about the US elections taking place today.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
TV & Movies Coming Soon to Xbox
Microsoft has announced plans to offer up video content to Xbox users in standard and high definition formats beginning November 22, the one-year anniversary of the Xbox 360 launch. This move makes the Xbox 360 the first gaming console to offer television and movie content as a direct download to users.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Yahoo Mobile Ads Go "Graphical"
Yahoo has launched a new "graphical advertising platform for its Mobile Web service," and - don't get too excited, now - "the first advertisements on this beta platform will go live later this week."
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Google: Aussie Law Threatens 'Net
Australia may make changes to its copyright laws that, according to Google, would cause the Internet to "promptly grind to a halt."
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
$2 Billion In Ad Spending By 2010
A recent estimate by eMarketer concerning the advertising spending on social networks has the figure at $2 billion by 2010.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Democrats PWN The Political Web
For whatever larger reason, Democrats seem much better at utilizing the Internet, and e-marketing in general, than the Republicans to get their messages out. From YouTube, to Google bombs, to SEM and SEO, the Democrats own the Internet, inherited from its inventor, former Vice President Gore
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
ChaCha Beta Released; Users Seek Google
ChaCha, which describes itself as "the world's largest live search engine," is now available in beta form. The interesting feature is the defining one - ChaCha can supply "a human guide who assists you in real-time via an instant-message chat."
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Christmas Comes Early for Drop Spot Participants
The creators of the online gift sharing community known as Drop Spot restore a little faith in the human race by starting a chain of giving, linking cities across the United States.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Microsoft Should Invest in Marketing
Microsoft's annual Employee Giving Campaign raises $63 million for various chartiable organizations, and receives almost no media coverage. Meanwhile search engine giant Google donates $30 thousand to Creative Commons, generating 2100 times the media coverage of Microsoft.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Yahoo! Cures Holiday Headaches
Yahoo! Tech has tried to make it as painless as possible for holiday shoppers to find gadgets with the launch of it's holiday gift center.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
MySpace Rises In Japan
MySpace said "hajime-mashite" (nice to meet you) to Japan today as the News Corp.-owned site teamed up for a 50/50 venture with Japanese telecom powerhouse Softbank Corp. to launch MySpace KK (MySpace Japan).
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Microsoft Designs School of the Future
Microsoft aids in the design of a $46 million Philadelphia public school that will pave the way for schools in the future.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Net Video Providers Compete
With streaming video footage on the Internet now becoming a key component in all recent high-profile website successes, Atlas and Doubleclick, two marketing technologies providers, are both offering up competing video platform systems for e-commerce customers.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Nielsen Calls Shenanigans On Apple Study
Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen held his tongue when an Apple-sponsored study correlating high productivity with larger computer screens was released. But when Computer World published an article about it (seven months after we did), Nielsen felt he needed to put a stop to it.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Intel Pulls SimpleFeed, More Into SuiteTwo
Intel Capital, the investment arm of the global semiconductor leader, brought together a number of companies into SuiteTwo, a hardware appliance containing several collaborative software applications.
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Date: 2006-11-07
 
Google Brings Samba, CC Early Gifts
Samba and Creative Commons, both with ties in the open source community, benefited from Google's largesse, an early present to a pair of organizations for the holidays.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
FTC Slaps Zango On The Wrist
Zango Inc., the Web 2.0 incarnation of bubble-era adware and porno-popup company 180solutions, settled up with the Federal Trade Commission to the tune of $3 million (about 23 cents per install). The FTC charged that Zango used unfair and deceptive methods to download adware to users computers and then block them from removing it.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
Is Bigger Always Better?
Should your company upgrade to grande? The monetary value of larger flat screen monitors is well worth the return in employee productivity, as proven in a recent study conducted by Apple Computers.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
Codename Max Signs Off
Microsoft abrubtly ends its popular year long endeavor known as the Codename Max project, leaving some users puzzled.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
After Google, NBA Breakup, NHL Steps In
Google Video used to feature official NBA videos, but the deal that made this possible seems to have run its course. Sports fans aren't entirely out of luck, though, because the NHL will be providing content to fill the void.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
Cyberspies Invade Silicon Valley
Fictional super spies like James Bond may have to retire from all the action, sizzle and international intrigue of days past if the recent trend in stealing company secrets through computer hacking in Silicon Valley continues.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
Nokia, FinNode Looking For Mobile Plans
It's not anytime minutes and SMS they want, but they would like to find and reward the winner of a contest for the best business plan in the Web-2-Mobile Business Plan Competition.
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Date: 2006-11-06
 
Microsoft, Novell Make Nice Over Linux
A history of network competition and some contentious patent issues between the two companies have been overcome with the announcement that Microsoft and Novell will collaborate on making Vista and SuSE Linux more interoperable and manageable.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
YouTube Looks to Go Mobile
YouTube announced its plans to branch out into the mobile marketplace at the OgivlyOne Digital Media Summit. But with no clear monetization strategy and pending copyright issues, the endeavor could be met with several snares and pitfalls along the way.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
Ho Ho Dough! $24.3B For Holiday Season
Broadband connections will help online retailers see $24.3 billion in sales for the 2006 holiday shopping period, a 22.1 percent rise over 2005.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
Digg Filling In Holes
The social content website Digg has been under scrutiny lately. Apparently, there have been complaints as to how their algorithm is operating for site content placement.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
What's Cooking With Yahoo?
Yahoo has launched a new site dedicated solely to food. They have partnered with several online well-established sites to offer recipes, tips and everything else related to food.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
'Tis The Season For A Yahoo Shopping Upgrade
Yahoo Shopping has a new look, and as the company admits, it's "just in time for the holidays." The redesign's timeliness doesn't necessarily mean it's exploitative, though, and Yahoo boasts that the site offers "a delightful and convenient shopping experience."
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
Groups Want Microsoft Out Of Your Business
Two consumer advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the regulatory agency to investigate alleged abuses resulting from Microsoft's adCenter services and the private user data the company collects.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
Yahoo China Wages War On Qihoo
Yahoo China is preparing to file an aggressive new lawsuit against Qihoo, a rival portal. The case will reportedly target Qihoo's founder (and former president of Yahoo China), Zhou Hongyi, by claiming "that Zhou has embezzled from Yahoo China and defrauded it."
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
Google Just Now Owns AdSense.com
Three years after Google launched its AdSense service, the company finally owns the AdSense.com domain. Previously, the domain was owned by AdSense Consulting, who bought the domain in 1996.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
Google Facing Hefty Tab For Video
If anyone was wondering why Google made an all-stock deal with YouTube to acquire it, news of negotiations with media companies that could require big cash payments should answer that question.
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Date: 2006-11-03
 
EFF Fighting Crook Over DMCA
The potential for misuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act reared its head again as a controversial figure has used it to force the takedown of a Fox News screen capture of his image from a pair of websites.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Yahoo Starts Matching Souls
Yahoo has partnered with Beliefnet, a "leading spirituality media company" (oxymoron, anyone?), to enhance an online community for spiritual daters. Dubbed Soulmatch, the site is already up and running; this new arrangement will supposedly make Soulmatch "the largest and most active" site of its kind.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Gmail: Coming to a Mobile Device Near You
Today, Google announced the launch of a new mobile client for its increasingly popular Gmail service. The client is designed to give users the same look and feel that they experience in using Gmail for the web, but with the portability and ease of use that mobile technology offers.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Google Chases Channel Four
Google is raising eyebrows in England with an imminent accomplishment - the search engine giant appears ready to surpass "the UK's main commercial TV channels" in terms of advertising revenue.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
MySpace For Trademark Infringement
When capitalizing on the social networking explosion, it's best to not be too obvious that you're ripping off somebody else - especially when everybody knows that somebody else and the high-priced lawyers that come with. For example, a site called "MySpace for Midgets" is wrong for two reasons, but we'll just focus on one.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Is iPhone The Holy Grail of Podcasting?
Reports this week of a deal between Apple Computer and Cingular, coupled with Apple's new speech-recognition patent, have rekindled rumors of the company developing the much talked about iPhone. Would the advent of such a device herald a subsequent launch of wireless podcasting?
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Size Of Friends List A Status Symbol For Teens
The Breakfast Club is a lot different these days. A leather jacket, a sports car, the right girlfriend may all still be factors (but I wouldn't know, I'm 30) for weighing teen social status, but so is the number of people on your friends list.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Microsoft Tries User-Friendly Vista Terms
Licensing terms for the Vista operating system had been crafted in a manner that drew the scorn and derision of PC enthusiasts who wanted to be able to move a Vista license from one piece of hardware to another.
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Date: 2006-11-02
 
Neighboroo Mashes Your Neighborhood
The newly-launched Neighboroo.com brings together the great taste of Google Maps with the rich texture of census and other data to provide a variety of insights into neighborhoods around America.
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Date: 2006-11-01
 
Office Live Launches in the US on November 15th
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office Live (http://www.officelive.com/), a set of Internet-based services tailored to the needs of small businesses, will be coming out of beta in the United States on the 15th of November 2006.
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Date: 2006-11-01
 
Three New Partnerships for JumpTap
New press release from mobile search technology provider JumpTap. They've announced deals with Autodesk, SuperPages.com and WhitePages.com.
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Date: 2006-11-01
 
Comedy Central Gives YouTube OK
After demanding that YouTube remove all of its copyrighted videos last week, Comedy Central has given YouTube the okay to continue hosting video of its TV shows.
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Date: 2006-11-01
 
Nielsen: Republicans Outnumber Dems Online
NetRatings, a Nielsen property, published a report today comparing Internet usage along political party lines. The findings also catalog top websites among both Democrats and Republicans, indicating a wide disparity in online interests between the partisan groups.
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Date: 2006-11-01
 
Ask Search Share May Climb With Lycos
If Lycos as a name does not grab your attention right away, you may be missing the size of the scope of the deal that has Ask replacing a couple of pretty big names on the Lycos network.
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Date: 2006-11-01
 
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