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posted in February 2007

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Dada And Google Try Social Advertising
News  |  2/28/2007
The global social network and blog service plans to begin sharing revenue from online ads with users who agree to run ads on their pages.
eSnips Expands Free Storage, Music Monetization Tools
News  |  2/28/2007
The rival to MySpace and FaceBook differentiates itself with a focus on niche communities rather than generic personal pages.
FAIR USE Act Aims To Clarify Copyright Limits
News  |  2/28/2007
The legislation would amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act so that teachers, libraries and certain individuals could circumvent DRM locks.
CRM Comes to Google Business Apps
News  |  2/28/2007
One company is adapting its Web-based enterprise customer relationship management software to fit Google's Apps Premier Edition.
Social Networking Sites Feed Phishers
News  |  2/27/2007
Blame it on a big uptake in social networking sites such as MySpace, where people are willingly keying in all this data about themselves, analysts at MessageLabs suggest.
Ning Envisions A Social Networking Site For Everyone
News  |  2/27/2007
The second life of Marc Andreessen's social Web application targets inflexible competitors such as MySpace.
The Smiley Gets A Milk Mustache :-{)
News  |  2/27/2007
A dairy industry promotional group has begun a campaign to evoke its distinctive milk mustache TV ads through the medium of text messaging by adding a milk mustache to the smiley emoticon.
Google's Call For Better Health Info Answered by Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/26/2007
Microsoft said Monday that it planned to acquire Medstory, a privately held California company with a health information search site. Microsoft said the company will become part of its recently formed Health Solutions Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. In a statement, Peter Neupert, Microsoft's corporate VP for health strategy, said Microsoft was impressed with's ability to find relevant health-related information.
Jaduka Offers Phone API For Web Developers
News  |  2/26/2007
The software allows for interaction between Internet-based services and the standard Public Switched Telephone Network.'s Smack Shopping Makes Paying Into Play.
News  |  2/26/2007
Shoppers have gotten Apple iPods, Microsoft Xboxes, and TiVo Serial 3 DVRs for as much as 46% off.
Despite Fight With Hollywood, YouTube Prospers
News  |  2/26/2007
YouTube steadily gained traffic during the month of February, as it did, more or less, throughout 2006.
Yahoo Sees Better Results With New Ad Platform
News  |  2/23/2007
Project Panama's success is critical in Yahoo's effort to boost revenue and recapture market share from Google.
Microsoft Challenges Adobe With Publisher Partnerships
News  |  2/23/2007
In a war of digital readers, Microsoft is using its Windows Presentation Foundation technology to block out Adobe's Flash and PDF software.
Search Engine Unmasks Fuzzy Zoeller's "John Doe" Lawsuit For Wikipedia Defamation
News  |  2/22/2007
Zoeller filed an anonymous lawsuit against a Miami law firm for allegedly defamatory edits to his Wikipedia page, but was unmasked shortly afterwards.
Translation Software Bridges Linguistic Divide
News  |  2/22/2007
Converser for Healthcare aims to help those with limited English-speaking ability communicate with English-speaking caregivers in real-time, without an interpreter.
Google Continues To Gain Search Market Share
News  |  2/22/2007
During the same period, Yahoo and Ask lost search market share while Microsoft and AOL gained.
Google Docs Tops Among Top Earners
News  |  2/20/2007
Google Docs & Spreadsheets attracted 424,785 unique visitors in November and 432,156 in December, many of whom earn more than $100,000 annually.
Google Wizards Conjure Google News Links for Web Sites
News  |  2/20/2007
Users of this latest search tool can customize the appearance of the news bar widget and indicate what searches it should perform on Google News content.
Cold To Google, Viacom Partners With Joost
News  |  2/20/2007
The downloadable video playback application uses peer-to-peer technology to distribute video files in a secure environment.
Court Says It Won't Bar Web Sites From Publishing Leaked Eli Lilly Documents
Features  |  2/16/2007
But the judge did order those who leaked them to return the documents and not disseminate them further.
Sun Aims To Outdo Linux
Features  |  2/16/2007
Releases give developers options for deploying Web infrastructure on Solaris
Google Fights For Right To Use Trademarked Search Keywords
News  |  2/15/2007
The search engine company makes its best case to sell trademarked search keywords as ad triggers, even against a competitor such as Rescuecom.
Law Professor Calls For End To Wireless Carrier Abuses
News  |  2/15/2007
Columbia law professor Tim Wu says consumers are fed up with misguided, and in some cases, outrageous and perhaps illegal policies.
Google Earth Gets KML Search
News  |  2/15/2007
A KML file can, for example, add data points to a Google Earth map of New Zealand that show where various scenes from the three 'Lord of the Rings' films were shot.
Eli Lilly Recovers Confidential Documents But Loses Secrets To The Web
News  |  2/14/2007
The judge rejected Eli Lilly's request to ban Web sites from publishing the documents based on the difficulty of enforcing such an order.
European Music Execs Dissatisfied With DRM
News  |  2/14/2007
Could 2007 be the year that one of the major music companies breaks ranks and gives up on DRM?
Firefox Tops 300 Million Downloads But Loses Market Share
News  |  2/14/2007
It's not clear from a recent survey whether Firefox lost market share to Microsoft or Apple.
Google Opens Up Gmail Worldwide
News  |  2/13/2007
Concerns over identity verification and out-of-control spam no longer appear to be an issue.
Microsoft And BT Offer Prizes For Telecom Mashups
News  |  2/13/2007
Call it Telco 2.0 as the two companies court developers interested in establishing the next phase in networked communications.
Google Loses Copyright Case In Belgium
News  |  2/13/2007
A court ruled that Google violated the law by publishing copyrighted content without permission on Google News and ordered the infringing articles, pictures, and links removed.
Sun Tries to Dim Lamp With Solaris
News  |  2/12/2007
Today's releases include Solaris Express, Developer Edition; Solaris + AMP; and an expansion of Sun's Startup Essentials program.
Mad About Mashups, Kapow Takes Center Stage
News  |  2/12/2007
Version 6.2 adds RSS and Atom feeds to the list of industry-standard APIs it supports.
Microsoft Preps Cognitive Radio Prototype For Use With TV Spectrum
News  |  2/12/2007
Dell, HP, Google, and others want the FCC to sign off on letting consumer devices utilize the "white space."
Yahoo Offers Mobile Display Ads In 19 Countries
News  |  2/12/2007
Yahoo is serving mobile phone banner ads from the likes of Hilton's Embassy Suites, Infiniti, Intel, Nissan, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific, and Singapore Airlines.
Brief: Mashups Made Easy
News  |  2/12/2007
Yahoo's Pipes service lets non-programmers create Web services.
Google Still Plays Catch-Up With eBay
News  |  2/9/2007
Traffic figures for the competing e-commerce sites are on opposite ends in the spectrum, according to an Internet metrics company.
Cisco Buys Into Social Networking
News  |  2/9/2007
The networking company reaches an agreement to acquire Five Across, maker of white-label social networking software.
Firefox 3 Alpha 2 Released
News  |  2/9/2007
The browser-in-progress is intended for Web developer testing and not for general use.
Fast, Yahoo Roll Out New Options For Search Ads
Features  |  2/9/2007
Yahoo rolls out new ranking model based on ad performance; Fast system puts publishers in control of ads on their sites
Sun CTO Of Software Bob Brewin Hates 'Web 2.0'
News  |  2/8/2007
The man in charge of improving the developer experience at Sun says he's totally behind the concept of new software models. Also, what about "S Bridge"...?
Yahoo Pipes Inaugurates The Recombinant Web
News  |  2/8/2007
Yahoo Pipes offers what amounts to a visual integrated development environment for mixing and managing online data sources.
Steve Jobs Wants To End DRM, But Apple Develops New Access Control Technology
News  |  2/8/2007
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent application for securing and controlling access to digital data.
Cybercrime Blame Game At RSA Conference
News  |  2/7/2007
There's a disconnect between the government's approach to identity theft and those who call for greater industry accountability.
Amazon Thinks Inside TiVo's Box
News  |  2/7/2007
Unbox users will soon be able to rent and purchase movies and television shows for less than Wal-Mart's recently launched service.
Google Offers Better Link Reporting Tool
News  |  2/6/2007
Backlinks are taboo, but site owners can now download up to a million external links.
Wal-Mart Debuts Video Downloads To Online Catcalls
News  |  2/6/2007
Critics have their field day with the retail company's first volley into digital video delivery.
RSA's Coviello Predicts Security Consolidation
News  |  2/6/2007
Security has been too focused on imposing limits rather than lifting them, according to Coviello.
Action Video Games Improve Eyesight
News  |  2/6/2007
After just 30 hours of playing certain types of video games, players could see figures like those on an eye chart more clearly.
Demo Class of 2006: Where Are They Now?
Commentary  |  2/5/2007
Having just returned from the Demo 07 Conference in Palm Springs, I noticed last year's Demo 06 Conference booklet on my shelf. Flipping through it, I am reminded just how hard it is to start a successful business. Aside from the ringers at the show -- already successful companies such as AOL, CNET, IronPort, and Yahoo -- none of the 69 companies that presented at last year's show has become a household name.
Fast And Yahoo Renew Their Search Technology
News  |  2/5/2007
The two companies independently revised their core business offerings in hopes of slowing down the Google juggernaut.
Meraki Gets Funding, Promises Affordable Network Access
News  |  2/5/2007
Supporters say the company's mesh routers aren't so much a threat to ISP revenue as a way to bring in more customers.
Google Planning Presentation Software
News  |  2/5/2007
Google refused to confirm or deny that it is working on presentation software that could compete with Microsoft's PowerPoint application.
National Pork Board Stumbles Into Hornet's Nest Of Bloggers
News  |  2/2/2007
Objection to T-shirts that read "The Other White Milk" prompts a heated response.
Wrap-Up: Demo Conference's Gee-Whiz Tech Included Plenty For Businesses
News  |  2/2/2007
Wireless stole the show, and the consumer-tech influence was everywhere.
Digg Dims List Of Leading Lights To Curtail Corruption
News  |  2/2/2007
Founder Kevin Rose responds to thwart attempts to manipulate the social networking site.
Apple Patents Point to iPhone Lockdown
News  |  2/2/2007
If implemented, the technology could extend Apple's control over the iPod and iPhone ecosystem in ways both positive and negative for consumers.
Demo 07: Connecting Devices And Making Pigs Fly
News  |  2/1/2007
DartDevices lets devices with different operating systems and CPUs -- say the HP iPaq Phone and a Mac -- communicate, interoperate, and synchronize.
Demo 07: Consumers Rule, And New Tech Tools Abound
News  |  2/1/2007
For all the fascination with consumer content creation, some companies at Demo remained focused on the enterprise and labor savings through automation was a common goal.

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