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Apple Faces Lawsuit Over DRM
Apple has faced a fair amount of scrutiny in recent weeks concerning the Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology tied to its online music store, iTunes. It now appears that the company is in for a legal battle over its DRM practices as well.
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Date: 2006-12-31
 
Edelman Clarifies Vista Giveaway
The angst of bloggers who admitted to receiving choice AMD laptops loaded with Windows Vista received an injection of drama as PR firm Edelman has now asked for the goodies to be returned or given away after being reviewed.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Microsoft Responds to RSS Patent Concerns
Last week, the U.S. Patent Office lifted the 18-month window of secrecy on two patent filings from Microsoft that analysts viewed as attempts by the company aimed at achieving exclusive rights to RSS aggregation technology.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Yahoo Research Branches Out In India
Yahoo Research is preparing to establish a research lab in Bangalore; it is also going to begin a string of lectures in India called the "Big Thinker Series." And while that rather silly name may not demand respect, the series should focus on serious and relevant issues within the fields of "science, technology, and the internet."
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
$300 Billion To Be Spent On Digital Services
In a new report from Parks Associates titled "Digital Living 2006 Forecasts" they predict consumer use of the Internet and mobile services will increase US spending in the digital living services close to $300 billion by 2010.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Yahoo + AOL + Microsoft = Google Killer?
How do you get three giants out of quicksand? The biggest giant eats the other two and makes a boat from their bones. That seems to be Wall Street's approach to building an apt competitor to Google. Shortly after analysts dreamed of a Microsoft-owned Yahoo, they've amended their solution to include AOL.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
RIAA Greed Knows No Bounds
The RIAA has filed suit against AllofMP3 seeking back royalties for music downloaded between June and October of this past year. The filing of the suit has sparked reaction from both AllofMP3 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Ten Google Myths Banished
Myths can figure prominently in culture, religion, and entertainment, but most corporations would likely prefer to remain uninvolved. After all, accountants' spreadsheets just aren't that compatible with non-factual information. Google probably appreciates it, then, that Ionut Alex. Chitu set about dispelling the top 10 "Google Myths."
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Internet Archive Open To Art
We worry so much about click-through rates, ad campaigns, and keyword pricing that it's easy to miss out on the more creative side of what the Internet can offer.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Google Near Top Of "Hot Growth" List
Google qualifies as one of the top hot growth tech companies of 2006, according to Business Week; the search engine company placed fourth on a list of 50. Two of its biggest competitors - Microsoft and Yahoo - also made the cut, but they were numbers 42 and 49, respectively.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Is Something Rotten At Apple?
Steve Jobs, chief executive for Apple Computer received $7.5 million in stock options in 2001 without the approval of the company's board of directors. Records that show a full board meeting had taken place, as is Apple's policy turn out to have been falsified.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Blogging, Politics, and Modern Media
Robert Scoble revealed in his blog that he had been invited by the John Edwards campaign to cover the Senator's announcement regarding his intention to pursue the U.S. Presidency.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Google Hates Indie-Porn?
It's a good thing Matt Cutts didn't promise Google wouldn't be making any algorithmic changes just before the holiday season, as is Google's habit. The online purveyors of indie alt-erotica, who are collectively bemoaning the lump of coal Google dropped in their stockings this holiday season, would have cause to climb all over him.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
2006 Holiday Ecommerce Traffic Up
According to new research from Hitwise average daily visits to ecommerce sites from Thanksgiving through the Thursday before Christmas were up 5.9 percent compared to 2005. The days with the single biggest increases over last year were Cyber Monday the first Monday after Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Google Blog Search Passes Technorati
Google's Blog Search engine, which is an adult in Internet years, surpassed Technorati in market share of visits last week, according to Hitwise's LeeAnn Prescott. The surge in traffic began in October, when Google placed a link to its blog search engine on Google News.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Google Tests In-Stream Video Ads
When Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion, conventional reasoning suggested that the search giant had grand plans to monetize the video content with advertising. As we sit upon the precipice of 2007, Google has begun testing in-stream advertising methods geared at just such a practice.
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Top 10 Video Searches Of 2006
Clipblast.com has released their Top 10 most popular searches for Internet video for 2006. ClipBlast! is proud to present the moments that the public wanted to watch in 2006," said Gary Baker, ClipBlast! founder and CEO. "But what we're most proud of is that we're able to locate and show, in real time, a relevant variety of video - of all kinds, from all types of sources, from all across the Web. That's something that Google, YouTube and other video-content providers aren't doing yet."
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Date: 2006-12-28
 
Cruising Through Google Notebooks
The useful little application called Google Notebook allows people to take notes from web pages they visit and have those notes published online; these Notebooks can be set to private, but many are left public and make for a fascinating trip through the minds of Google users.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Shorting Google May Equal Long Jail Term
A Tennessee investment manager is in hot water with federal authorities who have indicted him for defrauding investors, a fraud that the manager hoped to reverse by shorting shares of Google.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
The Dilemma of Socially Driven Search
In a December 23rd posting, Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales announced the re-focusing of efforts geared toward developing a socially driven search engine. Wikiasari (or Wikia for short) is poised to take a competitive posture toward the larger search engines such as Google and Yahoo, but is this really good for the industry?
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Amazon Has Record Holiday Sales
Amazon.com had a record-breaking holiday season. Their 12th season surpassed all previous sales records according to the company. The busiest day of the holiday season was December 11. On that day customer orders were over 4 million.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Forecast 2007: Destination Google?
2006 marked a year of acquisitions for Google, with JotSpot and YouTube chief among the list of properties absorbed by the undisputed champion of search. So what does 2007 hold in store for the company?
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
What An Un-Neutral Net Means To You
The Center for Digital Democracy has put together an elegant explanation of the heightening battle between the telecommunications industry and everybody else that uses the Internet. A lengthy read (for an Internet article), the CDD has outlined what the telcos aim to accomplish and how it affects everything in the future.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Digg Has A Problem With SEO
Some sort of battle between Digg's behind-the-scenes moderators and the SEO community came to a boiling point just before Christmas as Lee Odden's domain became part of Digg's banned list.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Google Continues to Push Toolbar Usage
Google's Toolbar is a commonly utilized browser add-on for both Internet Explorer and Firefox users. With its search box, ad blocking, page rank features, and ability to track user behavior -- its no wonder the company continues to aggressively market the tool in its search results
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
ComScore To Introduce New Metrics In 2007
In an effort to further improve the accuracy of measuring the rankings of the busiest websites comScore has announced they are planning on unveiling a new set of metrics for 2007. They believe that the number of page views does not reflect how much a site is used or valued by users.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Google Wins In Court Again
A case of patent infringement against Google ended up being dismissed by a federal judge in Wisconsin.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
iTunes Still Far (Really Far) Ahead of Zune.net
Christmas 2006 was another gangbuster for Apple's iTunes website and all things iPod-associated. Microsoft's Zune? Not so much. So far, Zune is the GoBot to Apple's Transformer.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Techniques for Gaining Consumer Trust
When speaking of website optimization practices, it is often associated with SEO and the goal of achieving high search rankings. While this certainly is important to a site's overall visibility, gaining and retaining user trust should also be a primary focus of any company looking to bolster its virtual presence.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Opening The Door To Online House Hunting
When it comes to looking for a new place to live more people are turning to online resources to find what they are looking for. In August, 2006 51 percent of all Internet users had taken a virtual tour of real estate property according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Firefox Making Sparks In The UK
Firefox the open source browser from Mozilla is gaining ground on Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the UK according to the latest findings from Nielsen//NetRatings. They have increased their market share by 768 percent since September 2004. Firefox is the browser of choice for 12 percent of the UK.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Payola Becomes Blogola, Courtesy of Microsoft
Ethics and public relations in the blogosphere have taken a severe beating in 2006. Phony bloggers. Diggers paid to digg. Bloggers paid to post. It all culminates in the sketchiest move yet as bloggers begin receiving top-of-the-line laptops on their doorsteps, loaded with Windows Vista, courtesy of Microsoft, AMD and Edelman.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
Search Wikia Will Drive By Users
The same wisdom of crowds that has propelled Wikipedia to prominence could be the key to remaking the search engine; we have to admit that it's an idea we've seen already.
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Date: 2006-12-27
 
If You Link, You Face The Clink
In Australia, the second highest court has ruled a website and the ISP hosting it committed copyright infringement when the website linked to songs hosted on other sites.
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
YouTube: Taking a Bite Out of Crime?
Canadian authorities have been feverishly searching for a man believed to be responsible for murdering one person and seriously injuring another. Thanks to the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, their search may be over.
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
Got Monitoring? Pingdom Has It
A Christmas gift from Sweden for webmasters and server administrators offers a free year of website monitoring, without strings attached.
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
Microsoft Seeks Content Syndication Patents
Microsoft has filed two separate patent applications, seeking to gain exclusive rights to technology used to obtain, organize, and read news feeds distributed via Real Simple Syndication (RSS).
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
Monster Heating Up Job Boards Battle
Job boards stand to gain tremendously over the next several years, and the competition between two of the top sites, Monster and CareerBuilder, will increase along with those markets.
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
Amazon Launches New Q&A Service
The rising trend of social media and user-generated content continues as Amazon touts the launch of its Askville service, a site geared at asking and answering just about any question that you can possibly come up with.
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
Google To Stay Single In China
While some might call it a show of "determination," others would label it "pigheadedness." Either way, Google apparently plans to remain on its own in the Chinese search engine market. The corporation will not pursue any partnerships with Chinese companies, according to Kai-fu Lee, Google's president for Greater China.
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Date: 2006-12-22
 
Yahoo Toolbar No Risk To China
Claims made by a rival to Yahoo China suggested the Yahoo Toolbar posed a security risk to users, and merited immediate removal.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Dell/Google Computers Surface
A deal between Google and Dell has finally come to fruition: some computer owners, after booting up for the first time, are being greeted by the phrase "Welcome to your new Dell PC - in partnership with Google."
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Giving Web 2.0 A Dash of Personality
When it comes to researching topics and reporting breaking news in the Web 2.0 world, one has to be careful to avoid falling into the trap of monotony. Sometimes, the news isn't all that exciting, but it's often the people associated with the story that makes all the difference.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Spam Increased In 2006
Spam made a big comeback in 2006 according to a report from IronPort Systems, a gateway security provider. The report says that the increase in volume was due to advanced image based spam, which is usually ten times larger than text spam. Because of that digital data sent tripled.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
"Wiki-Like" Peer Review Flounders In Nature
Wikis have been a hot topic this year, and most of the stories about them have been both positive and optimistic. Everybody likes wikis, a lot of individuals (and businesses and organizations) want them. But a recent open peer review experiment at the scientific journal Nature has failed, and some people are now second-guessing the model.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Go Administrate With Codework
The need for efficient control within the company network to safeguard assets and maintain productivity has fallen hard onto the shoulders of system administrators everywhere.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Eight Internet Winners In 2006
The year 2006 was a major year for all things Internet related. In fact, it might remembered as the year the Internet exploded. Record broadband adoption, major government attention, and the advent of video and social media made it, to borrow from VH1, the Internet's best year ever.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Google And ThinkFree Together Maybe
Some mild rumors have been surfacing about the potential for Google purchasing online productivity suite provider ThinkFree, a South Korean company that offers ThinkFree Online with Microsoft Office file format compatibility and other features.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Spock Mind Melds With $7 Million
A search engine company with a sci-fi name and a bare-bones website "received $7 million in a Series A funding round from Clearstone Venture Partners and Opus Capital Ventures" earlier this week. The company, known as "Spock," describes itself as "the world's largest people search engine."
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Escaping Google's Supplemental Dead Zone
Recently throughout the blogosphere, a discussion has begun to gain steam about how exactly Google's supplemental results are determined, and what steps webmasters can take in order to rescue these left-for-dead pages and return them to the main index.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Canadian E-Commerce To Increase
While online holiday shopping in the US remains robust things are different north of our border in Canada. Canadians lead the world in broadband penetration, time spent online, electronic banking and bill paying. Clearly they are an Internet savvy country but when it comes to making online purchases Canadians prefer to buy at a store.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Eight Internet Losers In 2006
Though the Internet had a breakout year 2006, it wasn't all birthday cakes and butterflies for everyone. Companies, institutions and philosophies came head to head every other day trying to exert some sort of control over it. And most of them failed miserably.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Web 2.0: What It Means for Politics
The Democrats gained control of congress in this past November's midterm elections. Analysts believe that, at least in part, the failure of the Republican Party to retain congressional power is due to its hesitation to adopt modern media strategies to work in tandem with traditional campaign techniques.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Google Going South?
Google has possible expansion plans near the South Carolina coast. The company confirmed they were considering the Goose Creek area in Berkley County, which is around 20 miles from Charleston.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Ten Internet Heroes Of 2006
With all the drama on the Internet this year, it was difficult to narrow down the villains list. But the heroes list was harder to make - mostly because there's nothing more subjective than a hero. Subjective or not (and it's not not), there are a few clear standouts, as far as we're concerned.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Social Networks Impact Mobile Society
Social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook have changed the Internet and are now changing the mobile society as well. A new report from ABI Research titled Mobile Social Communities says that social networking is going to have a major impact on mobile phones.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
The Top Ten Internet Villains 2006
People only really like villains when they're imaginary characters. How many of us secretly rooted for Jack Nicholson's version of the Joker, or thought Johnny Ringo was really, really cool? But that only makes for great tension in fiction. In reality, we want to see the villains crushed.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Samba's Allison Dumps Novell For Google
The deal between Microsoft and Novell that will promote SuSE Linux to Windows customers proved too much for Jeremy Allison, who has cited it as his reason for departing Novell and its SuSE Linux team.
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Date: 2006-12-21
 
Google Slips SOAP Away From SEM
Google stopped issuing keys for its SOAP Search API in early December, in favor of promoting its Ajax Search API for developers who want access to Google results. Or is it?
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Blogger Finds The Beta Exit
Google's Blogger service has been running a couple of versions in parallel: the old Blogger they picked up from Pyra Labs, and the new beta built to replace it. The new Blogger has shed its beta tag and is ready for all those people who make blogging a New Year's resolution.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
2006's Most Questionable Search Queries
Lists of popular search terms are so interesting because they provide a window into what's on the collective minds of the collective culture. The most insightful looks into that collective, I think, are the questions the society asks. Our society wants to know about sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Brokaw: Google Is Making America Fat
Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw goes off on a tangent about the Internet being the cause of American indifference and obesity.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
YouTube Offers Olive Branch To Japan
The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers or JASRAC might be pleased with YouTube's latest response to the on going saga of copyright infringement. As reported on December 5 JASRAC had sent a letter to YouTube requesting that they improve their screening of copy written material and post warnings in Japanese about uploading such content. YouTube had until December 15 to respond.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Novell Banks On New Microsoft Customers
The agreement between Novell and Microsoft on marketing SuSE Linux to Microsoft customers seeking a heterogenous environment of Windows and Linux servers has been bolstered by a trio of deals with financial institutions.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Are Year-End Search Lists Meaningless?
It's that time of year again. You know, the time for "The Year In Review" lists by the thousands telling us what was cool and popular in whatever niche you can imagine. Of course, the search engine industry is not immune from taking the yearly look-back, compiling most popular search lists for our amusement.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Amazon to Launch DRM-Free Music Store?
The rumor mill is running hot and heavy with underground rumblings that Amazon may be entering the digital music marketplace as early as the 2007 first quarter. It is speculated that the company will offer DRM-free mp3 tracks and offer a variable pricing structure for participating record labels.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Viacom Turned Off By YouTube Clone
It seems that the major broadcast networks idea to create a rival to the popular video-sharing site YouTube could be in jeopardy. As reported earlier in the week NBC Universal, Fox, CBS and Viacom were all in discussions about creating a video site that could compete with YouTube. That all could change.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
SNL Goes Mobile With Cingular
NBC Universal and Cingular announced yesterday that legendary sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live will now be available on Cingular mobile handsets.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Dow Jones Forges Video Partnership W/Blinkx
Video search engine Blinkx.tv and Dow Jones Online announced a partnership today to serve up video clips from The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch.com, and Barron's Online.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Online Holiday Sales Could Reach $19 Billion
Online holiday sales keep soaring and breaking records. So far this season online sales have seen a number of milestones. First there was the over hyped Cyber Monday on November 27, 2006 which saw online sales reach $608 million. One week later on Monday December 4, a new record was reached as consumers spent $647 million online. That is $39 million more than was spent on Cyber Monday according to comScore Networks.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Different Approaches To Social Media
The impact of social media on SEO cannot be understated. Because search engines frown on links acquired for ranking benefits, approaching link building via the organic process - creating linkbait - has risen to prominence.
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Date: 2006-12-20
 
Wargames Fight Brewing Over Domain Name
Author Rogers Cadenhead has owned Wargames.com for eight years, but faces the prospect of losing the domain to MGM Studios in arbitration.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Google Lays Down Duplicate Content Law
Even in most cases where Google finds duplicate content during a crawl, they are more likely to show a less-desirable version of the content page than to drop it completely.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Polar Rose Takes Big Step In Image Search
The term "work in progress" applies to almost everything in eBusiness, but it might be especially applicable to image search. Some big advances may come in the near future, however, courtesy of a Swedish company named Polar Rose. It has announced that it's capable of "computing 3D portraits from 2D photos," and that its software will be able to recognize the people in those photos.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Searching For Music This Christmas
What is your favorite Christmas song? Are you a fan of the traditional hymns like Silent Night or do you prefer the more contemporary songs like Jingle Bell Rock? Do you know all of the 12 Days of Christmas? Are you waiting patiently for your Winter Wonderland to arrive?
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Yahoo! Gives The Gift Of Education
Instead of dolling out thousands of dollars worth of gifts that high-end customers will never use, Yahoo! has taken a philanthropic approach to holiday gift giving.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Google Clarifies Quality Score Guidelines
Since announcing algorithmic adjustments to the calculation of landing page quality score, and the subsequent impact on minimum bids, Google has been the object of some scrutiny from its advertising partners. Following much anticipation, the company has finally released more concrete basis of suggestion for achieving high quality score ratings.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Make More Than One Stop With Google Maps
I'm an advocate of the "combined trips" way of moving around town; it saves time and gas, both of which appear to be in short supply. Planning these excursions just got easier, because Google Maps now allows for multiple destinations within its driving directions.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
The Feds Wish You A Happy Holiday
The US government, via its revamped FirstGov platform, has plenty of suggestions on how people can handle all that the holidays throw their way.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Leeches Get Mooched, Blogger Sued By Paparazzi
What at its core is a true Hollywood catfight is becoming a test case for the limits of free speech and fair use. As the paparazzi files a copyright infringement lawsuit against the queen of celebrity gossip bloggers, Perez Hilton, a.k.a. Mario Lavandeira, the legal system will get a tawdry exploration of what can and can't be done with images.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Ebay Takes New Direction In China
Ebay has plans to close its site in China and partner with Tom Online Inc. an Internet company based in Beijing. Ebay will have a 49 percent stake in the new venture while Tom Online will have a 51 percent share in the deal. The unnamed site is scheduled to open sometime in 2007.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
GoodStorm, Gift Cards Reward Procrastinators
Last minute gift shopping to do? Gift cards have increasingly been a choice for late shoppers, while the t-shirt purveyors at GoodStorm suggest giving a wearable, customizable present.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Top 10 Google Searches 2006
2006 is officially the year the Internet caught a social disease. Searches related to social media sites take up eight of ten positions on the 2006 Year-End Google Zeitgeist report, reaffirming Time Magazine's person of the year. The person of the year was You, in case you missed the memo.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Yahoo! Talent Show Crowns Winner
Yahoo! announced the winner of their first-ever Talent Show contest last week: comedic music video maker Rex Hermogino.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Taking A Look At Ask X
Can a cool, sleek new design garner enough buzz to cause an upheaval in the search engine popularity ranks? Keep in mind that we do live in a society where the general public WILL respond to the way something looks if it's compelling enough (cars, iPods, mobile phones, clothes, celebrities).
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Americans Media Consumption To Increase
Americans are spending an increasing amount of time-consuming media. The variety ranges from TV, radio, Internet, newspapers and magazine. According to the Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007 half of our lives will be spent consuming some form of media.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Top 10 News Searches: Another Year In Paris
Sure, Google searchers like to keep abreast on world events, as long as those world events happen near Paris. Ahem, Paris Hilton that is. Like jewelry, we like our celebrities, and news about our celebrities, shiny, dumb and useless
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
The Evolution of Metrics & Analytics
In a report published today, comScore went into further detail into its earlier announcement that MySpace had passed Yahoo in terms of page views for the 2006 calendar year. In reviewing the numbers, the statistics firm admitted that due to the progressive nature of Web 2.0 technology, analytical methods for determining site traffic would need to be updated in 2007.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Taco Bell Turns To PPC
It's fairly obvious that the press from an E.Coli breakout can be really bad, especially if you are a popular fast-food restaurant chain - just ask Taco Bell. To combat the negative press, Taco Bell released a commercial featuring their President apologizing for the events while declaring Taco Bell food edible.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Tis the Season To Give Up & Buy A Gift Card
As shoppers online and off steadily run out of time before they find themselves standing in front of someone looking at them expectantly (otherwise known as Christmas Day), and as sold-out signs begin their annual appearance over iPod racks, gift cards become all the rave.
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Date: 2006-12-19
 
Microsoft's iCampus Project Complete
The seven-year collaboration between software giant Microsoft and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known as iCampus, concluded last week.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Google Tasting Orange For Mobiles
Phones from Google in partnership with wireless provider Orange may hit the United Kingdom starting in 2008, with the devices optimized to deliver geo-targeted Google ads from local businesses.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Google Buys Swiss Mapping Company
Google continues its pattern of omnigooglization in Europe by acquiring the Internet, mapping and data processing units of Switzerland-based Endoxon, for an undisclosed sum.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Get A Good Byte At An Internet Cafe
Goodwill Industries cut the ribbon at the grand opening of a new Internet cafe that is disabled user-friendly last week.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Digg It, New Features Online
The social media website Digg unveiled some pre-Christmas goodies for their users, including a Digg for Podcasts beta and some changes to the site's main page.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Facebook's New Price: $8 Billion?
Well, it is called Facebook, a name that invites a certain amount of narcissism, or at least some inflated self-worth. Yahoo probably didn't dream that an offer as high as $1.62 billion would be rejected. But Yahoo probably didn't expect to hear the metallic hubris pinging out a tune of $8 billion, either.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
IBM & Circuit City Partner in Second Life
IBM has announced that it has teamed up with Circuit City to construct an online replica of the retail store within the virtual world of Second Life. The venture is geared at experimenting with the introduction of virtual worlds and 3-D technology into a cross-platform retail environment.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Skype Founders To Launch Internet TV
The founders of Skype Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrm are close to launching their new Internet TV site, which is currently under the working name The Venice Project. Last year the pair sold their communications business to Ebay for $2.6 billion.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
eShopping Index Shows Growth All Around
Tis the season for metrics. The companies that keep tabs on the Internet have released a flurry of statistics over the past couple of weeks, all of them with the same conclusion: e-commerce is growing still. Nielsen//NetRatings' Holiday eShopping index put on a few pounds, expanding by 20 percent year-over-year.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Cloaking Is Bad... Unless It's Good
The concept of page cloaking has come under fire; again, because the idea is being used by a number of legitimate sites in order to protect or hide their content from users and/or search engine bots. The fact that these sites do not get punished for using cloaking techniques has become a sore spot with some bloggers.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Google/NASA Enter Space Pact
Google and NASA Ames Research Center have signed a "Space Act Agreement" to pool their collective technological expertise to address issues ranging from large-scale data management and massively distributed computing, to human-computer interfaces.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
U.S. Newspapers Take a Backseat to the Internet
A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau documents the projected amount of time that the average American will devote to the different media platforms in the upcoming year. According to the findings, the Internet has moved ahead of newspapers in the grand scheme of modern media consumption.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
YouTube Could Have Rival
The major broadcast networks are reported to be in serious talks about creating a site that would rival the popular video sharing site YouTube. As I reported last week the networks are hoping to create a site that would directly compete with YouTube. An announcement on such a deal could come as early as this week.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
10,000 Channels Of MyWaves
Mobile video company MyWaves launches 10,000 channels of entertainment directly to consumer's cellular phones.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
AJAXing Google's SOAP API
There are many webmasters who leverage Google's search results and other related data by using their SOAP API. However, what are these folks to do now that Google is no longer supporting it?
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Google Losing Race For Russian Crown
Google may be king, but it's definitely not czar. The dominant U.S. search engine is only the eighth biggest "Internet brand" in Russia, and it's losing the competition by a very large margin.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
MySpace Enhances Mobile Features On Cingular
In a partnership that was announced earlier today, social networking site MySpace and wireless industry leader Cingular have collaborated to offer customers enhanced MySpace functionality.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
How's My Driving? Text Me About It
It's such an annoying idea that it just may catch on, just like the laser pointer and Nextel's Direct Connect. Abuse is eminent, anyway, as the next sexual harassment case includes language like: "He PL8Scanned her with a message that read, 'nice headlights'." Yes, it's text messaging and social networks taken to the (eventual) level of public nuisance.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Online Video A Billion Dollar Business In 2007
More than a third of the total US population viewed video on the Internet in 2006 according to eMarketer. Ages 3 and up viewed video on the Internet at least monthly and in three years more than half of all Americans will compose the online video audience.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
AdSense Nixes Pics
A brief post on the Google AdSense blog today "clarified" the ad and image placement policy; basically, it's best to keep unrelated Google ad units and images far, far apart.
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Date: 2006-12-18
 
Vista And The Frankenbuild Monster
Adventurous people have found ways to workaround the activation system used for Microsoft's new operating system, and the company has been forced to deal with the problem only a few weeks before Vista launches in the consumer market.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Google, Baidu Shop For Video Sites
Google and Chinese search engine Baidu look to expand their reach with Chinese online video sites.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
The Next Wave: User-Modified-Media?
Simplicity. Usefulness. Interactivity. Collaboration. These are words that will define startup success in the future. But at this point it is difficult to crowbar into markets already dominated by phenoms like YouTube and MySpace. But if you can build on those platforms, rather than compete with them, there's a recipe for success.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
CBS Records Spins Again
CBS is relaunching CBS Records and will focus mainly on digital music. They plan to make songs; videos and other music related content available for purchase or download at the iTunes music store. They will also offer musical content on www.cbsrecords.com.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Glam Media's $18.5M Makeover
Fashion and lifestyle online "hub" Glam.com has a round of fundraising and gets an $18.5 million facelift.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Documenting SES - Comic Book Style
Whenever there is a major SEO-related conference with all the major representatives present, you can be sure there will be some good stories and pictures popping up when the attendees get back home.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Yahoo On UGC Train To Taiwan
Yahoo! announced two major deals this week to expand its Web 2.0 offerings Taiwan. Shortly after Yahoo! Taiwan acquired user-generated-content site Wretch.cc, the company announced an agreement with GigaMedia to cross-promote online game site FunTown.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Wii Tops iPod For Most Wanted Christmas Gadget
A glut of web searches for the Nintendo Wii has made it the most desirable gadget for Christmas, surpassing the perennial iPod for the top spot. To emphasize this point, the Wii was launched in the UK last week and it sold all 50000 of the available consoles in 12 hours, making the sale rate for the Wii at 1 console sold per second.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Amazon Strikes Back At IBM In Patent War
Recently IBM sued Amazon.com over patent infringement. On Thursday Amazon fired back with a suit of it's own directed at IBM for patent infringement. The countersuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Amazon disputes that they infringe on IBM patents and that IBM infringes on patents that Amazon holds.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
YouTube: Cracking Down On Crime
Ontario police use the popular video sharing site YouTube to help catch a killer.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Yahoo Wins Some, Loses Some In Korea
It's a bad news/good news situation for Yahoo in Korea. Yesterday, it was announced that the nation's second largest portal intends to make a deal with Google when its agreement with Yahoo runs out. Today, however, Yahoo renewed its "search marketing distribution" partnership with Korea's largest portal.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Outrank Your Competitors With Bully SEO
When another website or blog ranks higher than yours for certain keywords, there may be a quicker way to move up: send threatening emails demanding they remove themselves from Google listings. If they don't, threaten to complain to Google and send your lawyer after them.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Online Holiday Shopping Popular At Work
Shopping online is popular, especially during the hectic holiday season. Shopping online while at work is even more popular according to a new survey from CyberSource. The findings indicate that the peak online shopping volumes are during conventional working hours
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
GoodSearch.com A Good Search Alternative
In the spirit of the season, one search engine deserves some special consideration. For every query made through GoodSearch.com, a small donation will be made to (more or less) the charity of your choice.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Zune Searchers Are Just Looking
Hitwise has done an interesting analysis of searches related to iPod and Microsoft's three-week old competitor Zune. In just under a month, Microsoft has peaked curiosity, but buyers seem reluctant to buy.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Yahoo Mail Feels The Need For Speed
The Yahoo Mail beta offers sophisticated desktop client-like email features, but in terms of speed has demonstrated a dismayingly slow loading pace. It's an issue that Yahoo has been working to fix.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Some Dudes Like The Zune
After non-stop criticism throughout the Internet of Microsoft's entry into the portable media player market, the Zune has attracted the attention of males in a couple of age categories.
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Date: 2006-12-15
 
Blogging To Peak In 2007, Says Gartner
The end, or at least the peak, is near, according to Gartner. The research firm predicted that blogging will top out in 2007; bloggers have responded to the forecast with various degrees of laughter and contempt.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
MSN's Procrastination Central
The holidays are literally right around the corner, and MSN realizes that not everyone finished their shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Thankfully, they created an online one-stop-shop for the shopper who waited until the last minute.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Searching For Commando Pics
There's a lesson to be learned here - if you are a fallen pop star that's getting loads of bad press because of a tabloid fodder marriage, there may be a way to reclaim your buzz - show the paparazzi what's underneath your skirt. Just ask Britney Spears.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Online Home Browsing More Common
The number of people going online to seek housing information has doubled since 2000, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported. As that number increases, it seems local advertisers and business owners are missing out on some golden opportunities. There has to be a way to combine local targeting and online housing listings.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
StumbleUpon Struts To Find Videos
The cool little utility that enables people to stumble upon interesting web content discovered by other Stumblers has a new feature called StumbleVideo going live today.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Journal Register Co. Partners With Google
The New Haven Register, which Journal Register Company describes as its "flagship newspaper," entered a print ad partnership with Google earlier today. And as the parent company stated, the New Haven Register is joining "more than 50 major newspapers across the U.S. that are currently participating in the Google program."
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Senator McCain's Proposal For The Web
Senator John McCain, Republican from Arizona has recently introduced legislation that if passed could have major implications on the blogosphere. The proposal called "Stop the Online Exploitation of Our Children Act" would require Web sites to remove user profiles posted by sex offenders. In addition commercial Web sites and blogs would be required to report illegal images or videos posted by their users or face a fine of up to $300,000.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Microsoft, Baidu Seal Deal
Microsoft and Baidu have reached a "strategic alliance" in regards to Chinese paid search listings. According to an official statement, "Microsoft will display Baidu's paid search listings on the search results pages of certain Microsoft websites, including MSN, Live, and other partner websites in China."
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
An Evel AOL Lawsuit
Daredevil Evel Knievel performs his most death-defying stunt yet: suing search engine behemoth AOL.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Internet Addiction: Fact Or Fiction ?
How much time do you spend on the Internet? Do you have trouble breaking away from games like World of Warcraft? Is your virtual life becoming more important than your real life? If you answered yes you may have an Internet addiction or disorder.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Give The Gift Of Yahoo! Music
For the person on your list who has everything, a gift certificate to Yahoo! Music is sure to make their holidays brighter.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
A Google Christmas Wish List
It's Christmas time, a time for making wish lists that may or may not be fulfilled. What do you want for Christmas? What needs to be done before the family gets here? All of these questions usually lead to comprehensive lists that tend to rule our lives during the month of December.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Apple's Stance on DRM Is Rotten to the Core
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates invited a slew of influential Web 2.0 bloggers to a one-hour, anything goes summit meeting this afternoon. While a bevy of topics were discussed, one item that rose to the forefront of discussion was the controversial topic of Digital Rights Management (DRM).
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Find A Brand Advocate And Kiss Them
Yahoo! and comScore Networks published a study this week illustrating the power of the so-called "brand advocate," or for those that don't speak Corporatese, the people on the Internet that like you and talk about how much they like you on blogs and social networks. They don't even need a check or a free pair of Nikes.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Media Multitasking Among Youth
A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that teens and kids do there fair share of media multitasking. One area that sees the least multitasking is TV. 55 percent of the time teens are not multitasking while watching TV. The same goes for video games. The activity that has the most multitasking involved is e-mail.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Microsoft Gives A Gift Of Santa
Trying to fight your way through the mall for a picture of your kids with jolly old Saint Nick always end up the same way, with you knuckle-punching some rude soccer-mom in the throat for cutting in line, followed by the usual arrest, processing, and posting bail. Save yourself some grief thin 2006.
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Date: 2006-12-14
 
Florida Puts The Squeeze On AOL
The Florida Attorney General's Office has reached an agreement with America Online concerning the erroneous billing of 6,000 customers in Florida. Attorney General Charlie Crist's Economic Crime Division began investigating AOL in September of 2005 after receiving over 1,000 complaints from consumers.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Google Sweetens Stock Option Pot
Through the vehicle of transferable stock options, Googlers with vested options will have an opportunity to sell them to financial institutions willing to bid for them.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Yahoo!, IBM Team Up With Enterprise Search
IBM and Yahoo! have jointly announced the release of OmniFind Yahoo! Edition, a product designed to provide search functionality on both the local enterprise and web levels.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Leo Wants Some Answers
Hollywood recruits one of it's biggest names to ask the tough questions about the environment on Yahoo! Answers.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
China Cracksdown On Online Music
China is cracking down on all imported online music and games. The Chinese Ministry of Culture is requiring all distributors submit the imported products for review to official censors. The reason behind the censoring is to protect Chinese business interests and to censor political, violent or sexual content.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Looking Around AskCity
If you took a walk around AskCity, what would you expect to find? What have other people been looking for while they were here? Thanks to Ask.com blog, we now know the answers to these questions.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
FTC Gags Stealth Marketing
If a company wants to try out word-of-mouth marketing, they need to understand that building buzz without disclosing who's paying for that marketing could cause them a Federal-sized headache.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Which Search Engine Is Safest?
Can the results associated with your search queries send you to malicious sites? It depends on which search engine you use, but the probability this would happen has decreased.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Politico Blending Old Media And New
When President Bush gives his State of the Union address on January 23rd, a new political website anchored by a pair of veteran reporters will debut at ThePolitico.com.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
SEMPO's SEO And Legal Issues Webinar
As a growing search engine marketer, there may be some legal issues you need to be aware of that you may not be. However, when it comes to legal issues, ignorance is no excuse.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Will Skype's Pricing Put Its Growth On Hold?
Skype, an Internet communications company, is now offering U.S. and Canadian customers a paid annual subscription service that will allow registered users to make unlimited to any phones located within the U.S. or Canada.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Yahoo And ABC Expand Video Partnership
Yahoo News and ABC News have agreed to expand their relationship. ABC will be providing Yahoo News with additional video content. The new agreement will add several new features. ABC will offer Yahoo breaking news, features, interviews and video clips from Good Morning America. The agreement is an extension of the current partnership, which started in September of 2005.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
UCGV: University of California-Google Video
Get the best education money can buy from the University of California-Berkeley, for free on Google Video.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Interesting Discussion About Linkbait Games
The concept of linkbait exploded during the Las Vegas PubCon, thanks in large part to the drinkbait game. While it's true there were a number of sessions devoted to concept, seeing it in action in the form of game based on getting your picture taken hammered the whole idea home.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Google Earth's Christmas Toy Hunt
Never let it be said that Google doesn't embrace the holiday season. From various logo designs to free Google Checkout use, Google has always been very festive during the month of December.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Online Movies Growing ?
Watching videos online is popular for sure. The online video market has exploded in the last year with sites like YouTube leading the way. It may come as a surprise that there is one area of online video that has not seen rapid growth.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Yahoo! Photo Holiday Gifts
If you have yet to buy gifts for everyone on your holiday list, look no further than a personalized DVD from Yahoo! Photo.
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Date: 2006-12-13
 
Microsoft Ready To Dominate VoIP
Usage of Voice over Internet Protocol technology should start to rise at the business level, as Microsoft opened a private beta of its Office Communications Server 2007 for testing.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Yahoo, Google Bloggers Snipe Over Copying
It's a meltdown of PageRank 9 proportions, as Jeremy Zawodny and Matt Cutts (of Yahoo and Google, respectively, but you knew that) took shots at each other's corporate masters over strikingly similar pages touting Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Is iTunes Singing Its Swan Song?
A study conducted by Forrester Research shows that iPod owners are spending increasingly less at the iTunes store, indicating that Apple's digital music download service perhaps has reached the peak of its growth. Do these figures signal an eminent decline for the iTunes music store?
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Busted: Police Find Fugitive On MySpace
MySpace aids Georgia police in tracking down a fugitive who made the mistake of using a public computer.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Spammers Spoof Lawyers In Italy
Unfortunately, this spoofing has nothing to do with commedia dell'arte; in Italy, attackers are sending spam messages forged to appear to come from lawyers and directing recipients to download malware. There's no reason to think it couldn't happen here or elsewhere.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Yahoo Rolls Out Panama
Yahoo has officially opened its new search-marketing platform known as Panama to new US advertisers. The new platform was available to current users in October. New businesses that want to use the platform can create an account in five steps. The limited October release allowed Yahoo to receive feedback from users and make improvements based on the users recommendations.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Houston, We Have Google MLS Listings
With an ongoing lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice in the background, realtors have been under pressure to open their listings so online-only brokers can deliver them to prospective home buyers.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
EFF, Bloggers, Everyone, Take On Web Bully
In his misguided desire to become notorious, Michael Crook has become the preeminent villain of the blogosphere, the target of a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a laughing stock, and a fascinating case study into blog-ethics, copyright law on the Internet, the tenets of Fair Use, the reach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and how its abuse can affect free speech.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Mamma Knows Best
Mamma.com and Pixsy Media Search Platform welcome the newest member of the family: a new video search engine.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Yahoo Valuation Of Facebook Comes To Light
Not too long ago, there was a lot of hubbub about a possible Yahoo-Facebook deal (which never happened). There were also a lot of questions about how Yahoo perceived the social networking site. A leaked "Ad Revenue Assumptions" sheet has given a glimpse into the company's thought process; it also turns out that the buyout plan was named "Project Fraternity" - draw your own conclusions.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Online Video Market Continues To Grow
The popularity of Internet video is continuing to grow. During 2006 around one third of the US population will have viewed video on the Internet at least monthly. According to a report from eMarketer 60 percent of Internet users view videos on a regular basis. By 2010 they estimate there will be a 20 percent increase for a total of 80 percent of all Internet users watching video online. For 2006 there are around 107 million users watching online video. By 2010 the number is expected to increase to 157 million.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
The Top Holiday Searches At Sortprice.com
Are "skinny jeans" or "women's ankle boots" on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, you might be a user of Sortprice.com. According to the shopping search engine, those items appear among the "popular searches this holiday season."
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Buycause For A Good Cause
My jaw literally dropped when I saw that online store Buycause.com is actually, gasp, giving away a substantial percentage of their profit to charities.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Lee Odden Writes For Yahoo
When looking for advice concerning the marketing of a web site, it's wise to have an idea about who you should listen to. There's lots of advice out there, but how much of it is good?
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Dial-up Is So Over
As broadband access becomes cheaper, online business becomes more embraced, and more of the public comes to the realization we all come to at some point (that dial-up royally sucks), faster Internet connections have become the norm, not the luxury.
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Google Web Toolkit: Now 100% Open Source
Version 1.3 of the Google Web Toolkit has been released, and it's completely open source. While that may not seem remarkable in and of itself, it's part of a bigger plan: "To radically improve the web experience for users . . ."
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Date: 2006-12-12
 
Vista To Be More Generous Than Santa
Once Microsoft Vista gets into the marketplace, it will benefit the economy and drive job creation in the tech industry; no word on whether it will whiten teeth and freshen breath though.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Say It With YouTube Coke Cards
In a clever holiday marketing ploy, Coca-Cola and YouTube have collaborated to bring joy to the world with their online video cards.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Think Firefox For International Sales
An American-based online entrepreneur may be willing and capable of handling sales to European destinations, but their websites need to be able to properly handle visits from those prospective customers who may likely arrive via the Firefox browser.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Networks Want Their Own YouTube
Old media is slowly waking to see the potential of online video content. CBS is a good example of this. Back in October YouTube launched a channel for CBS that has developed into a successful partnership between old media and new media. CBS has uploaded close to 300 clips since November to YouTube. Around 15 million people have viewed the clips.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Web Gets User-Generated 'Pop-Up Video'
You remember all the fun we had watching VH1's "Pop-up Videos?" A start-up out of Israel has developed an interactive Web-based platform that lets users create their own pop-up videos by inserting comic-style speech and thought bubbles.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Google Says Click Fraud Only 2 Percent
Defying the third-party firms that sell themselves to customers amid claims of greater incidents of click fraud, as much as 20 or 30 percent, a Google executive claimed the actual rate is only about 2 percent.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
New York Times Gets With The Times
It seems odd at first glance that just because the New York Times caught up with the news-sharing concept by adding tools to submit to Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine got a whole article written about it in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. It's about time, you might think, but the real story is the serious lift and credibility it gives those Web 2.0 sites.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Of Ants, Dolphins, And Search Technology
Research groups mimic the behavior of animals to make their search technology more efficient.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Baidu's Blog Search Service
China's top search engine Baidu launches blog search service on Thursday to aid bloggers in their navigation.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Online Holiday Sales Soar
Online spending continues to increase at a record breaking pace. Cyber Monday the first Monday after Thanksgiving saw online sales reach an all time high of $608 million. The record was short lived. Last Monday, December 4 online sales shot to $647 million according to comScore Networks. That is $39 million more in online spending than on Cyber Monday. It also marks a 26 percent increase over the same day from last year.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Google Ads Appear For Firefox, IE7
Earlier today, an advertisement for Firefox appeared on Google's homepage. While that isn't really too remarkable, the ad featured an "optimized for Google" tagline, which is interesting. To complicate matters, an ad for an "optimized for Google" version of IE7 has appeared among certain Google search results, as well.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Wikia Giving It All Away
Maybe Amazon invested so much money in Wikia, the company that runs the publicly edited Wikipedia, that founder Jimmy Wales started sounding like an end of the summer car commercial. Wales launched OpenServing today, which makes software, bandwidth, storage, computing power, content, and advertising open source. That means free.
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Google Joins, Endorses Eclipse
Google has joined the Eclipse Foundation, which describes itself as "an open source community whose projects are focused on providing a vendor-neutral open development platform and application frameworks for building software."
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Date: 2006-12-11
 
Aussies Unveil Six Gigabit Wireless Link
It's not just the snakes and other creatures Down Under that can kill; Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, just flattened every other wireless technology with a six gigabit demonstration.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
AOL Tells True Stories
AOL appeals to a different demographic of online movie buyers with the release of the documentary download site "True Stories".
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
FTC Goes To The Public On Net Neutrality
What was pretty much a non-issue less than a year ago has the Federal Trade Commission scratching its head and asking for guidance - finally. The FTC announced it would be hosting a public workshop on "Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy" in Washington, DC in February.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Social Networks Launch Brand Awareness
An interesting case study from Hitwise succinctly illustrates how social networks can serve as a launching pad to mainstream brand awareness. They've done this by tracking the rise in popularity of British rock band Lil' Chris.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Top 20 U.S. Websites
The results are in! The names of the top 20 U.S. domains have been released, and you might have guessed the winner.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Nielsen: Holiday eShopping Up and Up
As expected, shopping online continues to rise year over year, up four percent in total. Nielsen//NetRatings reports that from the end of October this year through the first week of December, the metrics company's Holiday eShopping Index grew by 43 percent.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Mobile Avatars & Multimedia Brand Marketing
CBS Interactive, along with Artificial Life, Inc., have announced the launch of an avatar-based mobile game based on the "America's Next Top Model" reality television show. This is the first in a coming trend of TV crossover campaigns aimed at mobile consumers.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
OMG! Teens Prefer Instant Messages To Email
An AP-AOL study reveals some surprising, and not so surprising, data about instant messaging.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Google China VP Poised To Jump Ship
Only last week, the president of Yahoo China resigned. Now Johnny Chou, the vice president of Google China, is making a similar move. Chou has arranged to leave the company on December 31st.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
The IM Gap & Contextual Relevancy
As a 28 year-old writing professional, instant messaging is a foregone conclusion to the scope of my work. Every moment of my working day is spent logged in to the IM client that we employ to communicate with each other here in the office, as well as to get quick quotes and information from sources.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Google To Put You To The Test?
A new Google service has been spotted; it might issue tests and exams to students. The service could quiz potential job candidates, as well. Or it could do something else entirely, or even die before it ever makes it out of the developmental stage, but screenshots of Google Online Assessments have proven that the service is, in fact, real.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Scrooge Returns, Opens Shop On eBay
Of all the humbug things to do at Christmas. A seller on eBay taught his kids a lesson last year (one they'll be describing to a therapist one day) by putting an empty Nintendo GameCube box under the tree, wrapped up in sadism, and is encouraging others to do the same to fix their spoiled kids. This year, he's selling a Wii box. The starting bid is $1.29, plus $20 for shipping the rocks that come with.
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Date: 2006-12-08
 
Google AdWords Takes You Online
Google has added hosted pages for businesses to its AdWords Starter Edition, as they aim for local companies that may not be online yet to have a web page along with their paid advertising.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Google Offers To Educate Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education is getting a helping hand, courtesy of Google. The search engine giant is going to provide the ministry with Google Apps for Education, which will allow it to access "innovative email, instant messaging, and calendaring, with accounts on your school's domain, all for free."
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Perfected Plugg'd Podcast Search
Audio and visual search start-up Pluggd claims they have perfected their product. What does this mean for competing sites?
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Mobile Entertainment Market To Reach $77 Billion
The mobile entertainment industry is large now but the future projected growth is off the charts. A new report from Juniper Research says that by 2011 the global mobile entertainment market will reach $77 billion.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Searching For A Google Christmas
Google's weekly report on the top search gainers, Zeitgeist, came with its usual disheartening revelations, boxed and wrapped by Christmas fanfare.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
PageRank, According To Lots Of Math
If you want to understand PageRank - really, really understand it - a new paper from David Austin will help you do just that. The trouble is, you'll need to be comfortable with some fairly high-level math in order to get through the paper - it's actually being featured by the American Mathematical Society.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
DRM Spells Trouble for Apple, iTunes
Earlier this week, Yahoo released singles by Norah Jones and Relient K in unprotected mp3 formats as part of an ongoing experiment looking at the viability of offering music tracks that are free of DRM (Digital Rights Management) constraints, which have had audiophiles the world over crying "foul" for quite some time.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Crop Circling Firefox With Asa Dotzler
The man behind SpreadFirefox.com told WebProNews the story of the Firefox Crop Circle, and how a bunch of students pulled off a memorable feat through hard work, persistence, and a nudge from Lady Luck.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Yahoo And Social Search
Social search is a big market, and Yahoo, according to Thomas Hawk, may be floundering it. Other people feel that the company is doing all right in terms of social search, although they admit that its strategy could use some tweaks. This one subject aside, most onlookers can agree that Yahoo has been floundering in a lot of respects.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Online Shoppers Search For 'The Poop'
If you were thinking a classic toy came back to life on its own merit - or that Generation X had managed to instill a sense of Seventies coolness into their children - rewind and think again. As holiday season searches spike for the return of Hasbro's Baby Alive, you may notice the faint effluvia of marketing, which of course, is what we celebrate in December.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Microsoft Enters The Soapbox Derby
Microsoft makes the announcement that it's online video uploading site Soapbox will not be part of the Windows Live brand.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
HollyWood's Online Box Office
Hollywood has plans to branch out into online movies in a major way. They have been slow to embrace the Internet but it seems they are realizing the great potential for generating revenue online.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Yahoo! Gets Tackled By Brady
New England Patriots Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady sues Yahoo! over the use of his image.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Google Invades the Airwaves
Google announced in a corporate blog that it has officially begun beta testing its Audio Ads marketing platform. Earlier this year, the company acquired dMarc Broadcasting as part of its plans to crossover into radio advertising.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Blogger Rules Dismissed, Cuz We Say So
People are busy. Email piles up. Probably why some of the prominent bloggers I solicited for a response to a British proposal that somebody regulate these free-wheeling, free-speaking modern yarn-weavers were too late for an earlier article. Shows what a swell, free market of ideas guy I am - and how nicely updatable Internet content is. Here's a follow-up with those responses from people you know.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
The Mystery Sale of Metacafe
Rumors are swirling that Metacafe, the third largest video-sharing site is for sale. The buyer of the site remains a mystery. Conventional wisdom is that it could be the freshly reorganized Yahoo who will purchase the site for a reported $200 million.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Spears Searches Jump Almost 1000 Percent
Britney Spears' forgot-to-do-my-laundry debacle (you know what I mean, don't make me say it) couldn't have been better for her career (and the multitudes of semi-pedophilic or naturally curious masses for that matter) if it had been contrived by her own publicist. Spears is not just at the top of the celebrity search charts, she's more popular than Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-12-07
 
Yahoo Reorganizes Minus Two Execs
COO Dan Rosensweig and media &entertainment head Lloyd Braun will leave Yahoo as the company reorganizes into three new operating groups, all reporting to current CEO Terry Semel.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
SES Session: Fun With Dynamic Sites
The idea that your site has to be static, or look static, to do well in search engines is getting to be a thing of the past.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
SES: Advertising on Social Media
This ClickZ track session on advertising with social media was moderated by Rebecca Lieb and included Gary Price, Henry Copeland, Bill Flitter and Marc Schiller.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Moving On Up: Online Ad Spending
Budgets for online advertising get a major lift in 2006.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Zibb Zips In With B2B Search
The electronics and construction industries in particular should find the business to business search concept of Zibb.com useful, as Reed Business' RB Search division delivers its first product.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Fiction To Fact: Joke Site Just A Mana-tease?
After Conan O'Brian adlibbed a fictional website just to make a joke, the late night talk show host reported back the next night that NBC's legal department contacted him saying the network was required to own it.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Google Aims For The BSkyB
Search engine giant Google announces a deal with United Kingdom media site BSkyB, creating a global partnership.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
MySpace To Protect Users
MySpace is trying to make users experience more secure. They have announced plans to partner with Sentinel Tech Holding Corp, an online identity and background verification company. They are jointly working on Sentinel Safe, software that will block the access of convicted sex offenders to MySpace.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Does Live Book Search Beat Google?
Today marks the launch of MSN's Live Book Search, a beta offering aimed at giving users an initial taste of what Live Search has to offer in the realm of literary works. The service will perform keyword searches for books that have thus far been scanned in by Microsoft as part of the project.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
What Yahoo's Reorganization Means
The recent reorganization at Yahoo has created quite a buzz. The reactions to the news have been varied. Some see it as too little to late while others think that maybe they can recover from their downward spiral. They have been chasing Google for sometime now playing Pepsi to their Coke.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Google Checkout: A Gateway Service?
Earlier this year, Google extended an offer to merchants to take advantage of Google Checkout services for free until the end of the year, a gesture that rival PayPal matched in kind. Tuesday, the company officially extended the offer of free services until December 31, 2007.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Baidu Means Business
Top Chinese search engine Baidu gains popularity among the big names in business and technology.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
SEW Names Sullivan's Successor
Incisive Media revealed today that Rebecca Lieb has been promoted to editor-in-chief of the ClickZ network. In fulfilling her new responsibilities, Lieb will take over for Danny Sullivan, providing editorial direction for the Search Engine Watch website.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
SES: SMO Is SEO With PR
As if it needed it, the online world just got another acronym: SMO. Not to be confused with EMO, or the Yiddish pejorative schmo, SMO stands for Social Media Optimization, as introduced to the attendants of the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Search Over: James Kim Located
In a tragic turn of events putting the two week long man hunt to an end, the body of CNET editor James Kim has been located.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Creating & Managing Viral Campaigns
Link bait and viral marketing took the stage once again at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago, presented by veterans of a new frontier. Their presentation reiterated a theme of first creating for the audience, holding on for the ride, and making the most of what comes next.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
eBay Keeps Its Affiliates In Context
Affiliates with online marketplace eBay feed the site visitors, and the people they pass along who register and buy on eBay add up to profits for the website and for the affiliates too.
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Date: 2006-12-06
 
Yahoo Buzzes With 2006 Searches
Britney Spears dropped the "People's Elbow" on the WWE, clinching the top spot in Yahoo's list of searches for the year.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Japan Bashing YouTube Over Copyright
Passively waiting for someone to point out that a hosted piece of content violates copyright is not the approach Japanese copyright holders want YouTube to take with uploaded videos.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Google Lags In Public Research
Earlier this week, John Battelle took a look at "the practice of academic publishing in the field of search," and more specifically, at how many papers were submitted by each of the major search companies at a recent conference. The results: it seems as if Google doesn't play well with others, at least as far as research papers are concerned.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Zune Drops To Fifth In Market Sales
After a promising start for the Microsoft Zune player, market sales dropped drastically.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Google Eyes Portugal, Africa
In America, Google is pretty much omnipresent. Elsewhere in the world . . . well, it's getting there. The search engine company has announced plans to enter Portugal in order to access the African market indirectly.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Europe Embraces Holiday Shopping Online
This week, comScore Networks released the first in its latest series of studies geared at examining the online shopping activity of European citizens throughout the holiday season.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Jaman To Global Videos
New online video downloading site Jaman targets the international market.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Departing Execs Cause Tough Times At Yahoo
The way things are going at Yahoo, I wouldn't be surprised to see the company board up its doors and windows - not because it's going out of business, but because it's running out of executives and needs to cut off their escape routes.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Advertisers Avoid Sites With Pirated Material
Copyright infringement is not just a concern for copyright holders but for advertisers as well. Smaller advertisers are especially cautious when it comes to video sharing sites. They fear being associated with clips that maybe violating copyright laws.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
MySpace Phishes For The Worm
MySpace hooks the phising sites by removing the worm from user profiles.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
SES Session: Bulk Submit 2.0
Bulk submitting your site to search engines is quite an easy task. Granted, it may sound spammy, but it's not. :)
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Quick Hits from SES
Some of the live-blogger posts will be more comprehensive, but here's some quick takes.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Iran Bans Western Web Sites
Iran yesterday blocked a number of top Web sites. Among them are YouTube, Web encyclopedia, Wikipedia and Amazon.com. Other sites that are being censored are the online movie database IMBD.com, news services like the New York Times and BBC Farsi.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Search Continues For CNET Editor
The good news of the rescue of James Kim's wife and daughters has been tempered by the continued search for the missing editor, who left his family on Saturday to seek help.
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Date: 2006-12-05
 
Holiday Online Retail Rejoices With $11.7B
Heavy Internet traffic to websites was virtually matched by the money people were willing to spend on retailer sites, by almost 25 percent more than last year.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Baidu Targets Japanese Market
Top Chinese search engine, Baidu, announced plans on Monday to enter the Japanese market in the near future.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Google's Staunch Opposition to Hacking
Matt Cutts has posted a detailed synopsis of the reinclusion process for sites that have been removed from Google's index under suspicion of spammy link content. He documents the misfortune of talkorigins.org and its owner, who was none to happy about being removed from Google user queries.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
AOL Latino: Free To Tango
AOL Spanish-language portal dubbed "AOL Latino" is finally made available to users at no cost.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Mobile Adult Content To Hit $3.3 Billion
It seems there are endless options for mobile phone users. From text messaging to taking photos to watching video. The variety of content that is available is also broad. A new report from Juniper Research "Mobile Adult Content: Text, Images & Video, 2006-2011" says the mobile adult content market will increase from $ 1.4 billion in 2006 to $ 3.3 billion in 2011.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
AskCity Drives To Local Search
Local search just became a little more competitive as IACI's Ask.com now has a dedicated product, called AskCity, available with mobile friendliness, walking directions, and multi-step route construction for its users.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
SES: Video Search Needs Audio Content
To get one's videos indexed correctly by the search engines dedicated to that content, it's the spoken word rather than the pretty pictures that matter most. Mike McDonald listened in on the expert panel at SES Chicago discussing the process.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
SES Session: Vendor Spotlight
The vendor spotlight session covered alternatives or additives to going with PPC campaigns from companies like Google and Yahoo.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Yahoo And Reuters Want Bigger Picture
If you have a digital camera or a camera phone you can be a photojournalist. That's at least what Reuters and Yahoo are thinking. The two have created a project to bring newsworthy photos or videos to their sites.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
SES Session: Drive Traffic with Google
This was more of a speed intro to some of Google's newer services. Topics included Google Analytics, Google Gadgets, Webmaster Tools and Personalized Search.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
SES: Optimizing for Video Search Engines
One category of social media optimization that's growing tremendously is online video sharing and social video search web sites.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
The Integration of Search & Display Marketing
Yahoo! and comScore released the results of a joint research project, entitled "Close the Loop: Understanding Search and Display Synergy," aimed at gauging the impact of search and display advertising campaigns when employed both independently and in concert with one another.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Update: Apple iPhone Details
New details emerge regarding the specifics of the Apple iPhone; Palm CEO says it is no threat.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
The (Focused) Future Of Google?
Not all Google products are created equal; some, like Google Catalogs and Google Code, were pretty much doomed from the start. Many onlookers believe that the company will soon start concentrating on its central products, instead of spinning off these strange little odds and ends every few weeks. Nicholas Carr picked the five products most likely to receive this special attention.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Is Nike+iPod Sports Kit Tracking You?
Researchers at the University of Washington report findings that the Apple Nike+iPod Sports Kit can be used as a tracking device.
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Facebook More Popular Than Google
What's the most popular Web site for today's youth? There certainly is a large variety to consider. Would you be surprised if males and females ages 17 to 25 both shared the same favorite Web site?
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Google Goes To The Middle East
Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke recently at the Arab Strategy Forum, and he made some thought-provoking predictions about the region's future. "The next story in the development of the Arab world," Schmidt said, "will be the unleashing of the power of the Arab entrepreneur."
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Date: 2006-12-04
 
Google And IU Strive For Net Trust
An effort between the search advertising company and Indiana University aims at codifying trust factors to help people avoid scams online.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Google Vs. Google, According To Hitwise
Hitwise's Bill Tancer conducted a detailed analysis of "Google properties and how they rank amongst themselves in market share of visits," and while the results aren't necessarily shocking, they are interesting. Google's main search engine is the far-and-away leader of the pack, with a 78.42% share.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Hail To The Chief, President Gates
An idea floated by Dilbert cartoonist and frequent blogger Scott Adams that Bill Gates belongs in the White House in 2008 has been matched by a website dedicated to the idea, and arguments pro and con about the possibility of Microsoft's founder and the world's richest man occupying the Oval Office.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
The Myth, The Legend, The iPhone
It's true! Apple's application to obtain a patent, to protect a new device which they described as a combination of a mobile phone and an iPod, was made public yesterday.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
AOL Video's Merry Movie Christmas
AOL Video says Merry Christmas to customers of their online video service by giving away free movies.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Apple Tablet Rumors Return Yet Again
The on and off again chatter about Apple finally developing and releasing a Tablet PC device running the Mac operating system has reached a dull roar again, with a prototype allegedly in existence.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Internet Archive Prevails Over DMCA
The Internet Archive a non-profit group that was founded in 1996 to build an Internet library can breathe a little easier. The Library of Congress has published six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Bloggers Say 'No' To Proposed Code Of Conduct
It can be debated that bloggers already have their own unwritten laws, a code of conduct to which the prominent bloggers are to adhere. In Britain, the same governmental bodies that regulate the press, want to extend that code of practice to bloggers due to lack of professional standards. Some well-known bloggers have answered that proposal with a resounding "poppycock!"
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Pulitzer Extends Allowance of Online Content
Though the most prestigious award in writing has yet to fully embrace online content, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced that more online material would be considered; but the board, perhaps stubbornly traditional, still only allows online submissions that have a print counterpart.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Live, From New York, It's Saturday Night Webcast
NBC executives are publicly contemplating webcasting the Friday night rehearsals of the popular sketch comedy show, "Sautrday Night Live".
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Preparing For The GMAT Exam Online
There is a new site that launched on Monday that focuses on preparing potential grad students to pass the GMAT exam. The site is called Grockit and it takes its name from a book by Robert Heinlein titled "Strangers in A Strange Land". The term "grok" is used in the book and it means to understand something so well that it becomes a part of you.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
AOL Sponsors Web AIM Mashup Competition
AOL and TopCoder, Inc., today announced the Web AIM Mashup Competition. Web AIM is AOL's new APIs that enables users to integrate AIM features directly into web sites and online communities.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Google Must Stay 50 Yards Away From N.C.?
While I can't claim to have any personal experience with restraining orders, it seems as if they generally involve two people - two human beings, that is. Officials in a North Carolina county recently ignored this convention and took out a restraining order against Google.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Yahoo! Rolls Out Wii Portal
The site consists of a combination of Flickr photos, del.icio.us links, Yahoo MyWeb, Yahoo Games, and other Wii-related offerings. This is the first of many more Yahoo sites to come that will focus on niche content that revolves around a particular product or brand.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
Podcast Audience Increasing
The audience for podcasts may be small but there are signs of growth. A report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, says that 12 percent of Internet users have downloaded a podcast so they listen to it or watch it at a later time.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
The Age of Decadence in YouTube, Vice City
Technology, open access to information, freedom to say what you want, or challenging long-held social mores, have never - not once in history - sat well with everyone, especially ones that have adjusted well despite the lack of those things. So the Internet is now sprung upon us, a powerful vehicle for exactly those unsettling motivations, and people are freaking out about it as their kids learn about the world, not with their parents, but with YouTube.
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Date: 2006-12-01
 
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