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Apple Seeks Patent For Wireless Handheld Device
News  |  11/30/2006
A patent application shows that wireless communications will play a part either in an upcoming revision of Apple's iPod or in its long-rumored mobile phone.
Zango Tries To Reinstall Trust
News  |  11/29/2006
Zango, formerly known as 180solutions, recently agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used unfair and deceptive methods to distribute adware. Founder and CEO Keith Smith stopped by InformationWeek to talk about his reformed company and to address charges that bad advertising practices continue at Zango despite the agreement with the FTC.
BitTorrent Does Digital Download Deal
News  |  11/29/2006
Film and TV video from eight studios, including 20th Century Fox, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, and Starz Media, will be available on the peer-to-peer network.
No iPods For North Korea
News  |  11/29/2006
The Bush administration reportedly plans to strike back at North Korea's Kim Jong Il for testing nuclear missiles by denying luxuries to the leader and his political allies through trade sanctions.
Google Questions Google Answers
News  |  11/29/2006
Google shuts down service, which was getting beat badly by Yahoo Answers.
Surviving The Spam Storm
News  |  11/28/2006
Managed services from companies such as Postini and Google offer users shelter from the intensifying onslaught.
Second Life Game Gets Virtual Phones
News  |  11/28/2006
The accessories from YouNeverCall look and act like cell phones.
Tabblo A Blow To iPhoto
News  |  11/28/2006
The company releases a browser-based book editor that offers the ability to collaboratively assemble and print photo books online.
Rights Groups Argue In Court For E-mail Privacy
News  |  11/28/2006
Several cyber-liberties groups are arguing in federal court that protections that shield telephone calls and postal mail from unreasonable search and seizure should be extended to e-mail stored online.
Nanotechnology Comes Home For The Holidays
News  |  11/27/2006
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnology updated its online catalog of products incorporating nanotech, ranging from the Apple iPod Nano to Zelens Fullerene C60 night cream.
Second Life's Housing Boom Creates Virtual Millionaire
News  |  11/27/2006
Anshe Chung, a prominent avatar in the Second Life virtual world, claims to be the first online personality with a net worth of over $1 million in U.S. dollars.
Black Friday Bolsters Apple's Bottom Line
News  |  11/27/2006
Investment company says Apple may exceed its Apple Retail Store revenue estimate of $1.45 billion for fiscal 1Q07 by $55 million or more.
Palm Opens Orders for New Treo 680
News  |  11/22/2006
The phone has twice the memory, weighs less, and is thinner than the popular Treo 650 model it replaces.
Mapping the Future of Open Source Data
News  |  11/22/2006
FortiusOne plans to open a public data repository and social network for data sharing to encourage the creation of dynamic online map mashups that combine multiple data sets.
Google's Book Search Gets Better, Or Worse
News  |  11/22/2006
Google has introduced several new enhancements, including the ability to zoom in on text and images and scroll up and down to see a new page.
New Technology Seeks To Let Startups Build Their Own Googles
News  |  11/21/2006
Open source search projects such as Hadoop, Lucene, and Nutch, combined with affordable, on-demand computing through Amazon Web Services, are putting scalable search infrastructure within the reach of most startups.
Enterprise Blogging Software Proliferates
News  |  11/21/2006
Software vendors are eager to satisfy businesses hungry to use blogging tools.
Zango Accused of Ongoing Deception Despite FTC Settlement
News  |  11/20/2006
Spyware researcher Ben Edelman says Zango is violating the terms of its $3 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges of deceptive trade practices.
Google, Yahoo Gain Search Market Share; Microsoft, Time Warner Lose
News  |  11/20/2006
Over the course of a year, Google has been showing steady growth in search engine market share, while Microsoft, Time Warner, and Yahoo all declined.
Advice to Online Advertisers: Get Shorter
News  |  11/20/2006
Although advertisers may be heartened that consumers accept online ads, they should embrace the maxim "less is more," both in terms of the frequency and length of Internet ads.
Wi-Fi Patent Ruling Puts Tech Industry on Notice
News  |  11/17/2006
The Texas court ruling in favor of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, part of the Australian government, could mean big liability for the industries biggest companies.
Hollywood Sues to Keep DVDs Off iPods
News  |  11/17/2006
The suit was filed against a Massachusetts-based company to prevent it from helping people load purchased videos onto iPods and other portable video players.
Purdue Researchers Pioneer Streaming Huge Internet Video
News  |  11/16/2006
The video, nicknamed "HugeTube" could be the biggest uncompressed video stream ever over the Internet. It shows the cell structure of a bacterium.
Mapping the Future of Open Source Data
News  |  11/16/2006
FortiusOne plans to open a public data repository and social network for data sharing to encourage the creation of dynamic online map mashups that combine multiple data sets.
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Agree On Web Site Mapping Standard
News  |  11/15/2006
Sitemaps .90 provides a unified format for publishers to submit content to search engines.
Online Ad Startup Aims to Automate Marketing
News  |  11/15/2006
Turn Inc. provides tools designed to help advertisers move away from the cost-per-click model, which is prone to click fraud.
Scientists Envision Power Without Wires
News  |  11/15/2006
An MIT professor at a scientific conference describes the physics of non-radiative energy transfer and its potential for making wireless power systems.
Internet Content Filters Fail to Block Sexually Explicit Material
News  |  11/14/2006
1.1% of the Web pages indexed by Google and MSN are sexually explicit, and content filtering software will miss up to 60% of those pages while blocking up to 23.6% of non-explicit pages, according to expert testimony in the federal government's quest to sustain the Child Online Protection Act.
American Express Launches New Online Travel Site for Businesses
News  |  11/14/2006
The company's Intelligent Online Marketplace aims to aggregate inventory from over 135,000 suppliers to give business travelers a single destination to purchase and manage all transportation needs.
Web 3.0 Bombs Among Bloggers
Commentary  |  11/13/2006
Web 3.0 is dead on arrival. In Sunday's New York Times, respected technology journalist John Markoff detailed the coming of Web 3.0 - the movement to imbue digital data with meaning so that it can be better understood by computers - and the blogosphere shot the idea down in cold prose.
Google Apps For Your Domain Gains New Start Page
News  |  11/13/2006
Individuals and organizations can use Start Page to aggregate users' favorite apps on a single Web page.
Q&A With Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Features  |  11/10/2006
In an interview, Bezos talks about selling IT services by the sip, E-commerce, the advantages of VoIP, and why he's interested in space travel.
Intel Makes Software Play With Enterprise 2.0 Suite Of Apps
News  |  11/10/2006
SuiteTwo is a combo of consumer and open source tools that includes blogging, wiki, and RSS apps
Web 2.0 Is All About 'Open.' Well, Except When It Comes To The Data
Features  |  11/10/2006
At the Web 2.0 Summit, debate spins about on what the right approach is for customer data control
New Patents Point to Apple Phone
News  |  11/9/2006
Apple applied for patents for an "actuating user interface for media player," technology that will likely replace the iPod scroll-wheel; and for a universal docking station, with speakers.
Google Earth Pinpoints Weapons of Mass Destruction
Commentary  |  11/9/2006
The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Federation of American Scientists have assembled a Google Earth map file that shows the locations of America's nuclear weapons.
Blogs And Wikis Move In As E-Mail Overload Becomes Unbearable
Features  |  11/9/2006
Collaborative software lets business people communicate without the management and security hassles of e-mail
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Dishes The Dirt On IT 'Muck'
News  |  11/9/2006
In an interview, Bezos talks about selling IT services by the sip, e-commerce, the advantages of VoIP, and why he's interested in space travel.
Open Season On Closed Platforms At Web 2.0
News  |  11/8/2006
Vendors look for ways to achieve user lock-in in a world of open networks, open source software, and open APIs.
Skyhook Upgrades Location-Aware Browser Toolbar
News  |  11/7/2006
Users can use the service to find nearby friends through location-based social networking, and advertisers can use it to pinpoint ads to users based on where they are.
Mac Envy At Web 2.0
Commentary  |  11/7/2006
It's 11:00 a.m. I'm sitting in the audience of a session at the Web 2.0 Conference, and I'm terrified. The power cord for my IBM ThinkPad snakes across the aisle, barely visible on the blue carpet, to one of the few power outlets in the eastern wall of the room.
Adobe Opens Flash Scripting Engine Code
News  |  11/6/2006
Adobe plans to open the source code for the scripting engine in the Flash Player, which will be incorporated into a new Mozilla open source project called Tamarin.
Intel Packages Blogs, RSS, And Wikis For Businesses
News  |  11/6/2006
Intel says the tools will boost productivity by 50%, speed projects by 25%, and cut e-mail volume by 30%.
Spyware Researcher Claims Zango Hasn't Mended Its Ways
News  |  11/6/2006
Critic questions whether the deal between the FTC and Zango, formerly known as 180solutions, will reduce adware.
Microsoft Releases Office 2007 To Manufacturing
News  |  11/6/2006
The company's plan to make its Office suite, Windows Vista operating system, and Exchange Server 2007 available to business customers on Nov. 30 appears to be on track.
Is DIY Dying At Google?
Commentary  |  11/1/2006
For the second time this month, Google has ordered out for innovation. On Tuesday, Google said it had acquired JotSpot, a maker of collaborative online applications. Earlier in October, Google acquired YouTube, the leading online video community site.

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