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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in March 2005

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The Spamming Of Web Search
News  |  3/31/2005
A byproduct of search-engine optimization is low-value Web content that's filled with keywords targeted at search engines, not people.
Google Adds Stock Charts
Commentary  |  3/30/2005
Google yesterday added stock charts to its search results. Entering MSFT, Microsoft's ticker symbol, into the Google search box now returns a graph of the company's stock performance for the day, along with other financial details.
Firefox Thrives Among Bloggers
News  |  3/30/2005
Increasingly, users of blogs and tech-oriented sites are using Firefox. They're embracing Firefox at a far faster pace than Internet users more broadly.
Jobster Tries To Tap Social Networks To Improve Internet Talent Searches
News  |  3/29/2005
Jobster's aim is to use E-mail and the Internet to find people who aren't actively looking for new jobs.
Spammer, ID Yourself
News  |  3/25/2005
IBM technology challenges spoofed messages before accepting them to stop spam
Search For Tomorrow
Features  |  3/25/2005
Google may lead in Web searches, but investment in emerging technologies will open up new ways of searching digital information. Part 3 in the series The Future Of Software
File Sharing Graduates To iPods
News  |  3/24/2005
A recent survey found that some 19% of those who download audio and video files--about 7 million adults--admit to having downloaded files from someone else's iPod or MP3 player.
Symantec Moves Into Hosted E-Mail Security
News  |  3/23/2005
Managed E-mail security service will fight spam and viruses while offering ease of use and a lower price, vendor says.
User Ignorance To Blame For Spam
News  |  3/23/2005
Chief among users' sins is clicking on links in spam messages. Some 31% of respondents reported clicking on the links other than "unsubscribe" links.
Phishing And Complexities Of E-Mail Security Top List Of IT Pros' Concerns
News  |  3/21/2005
Business-technology professionals want simple, fast ways to manage E-mail security, with many aiming to consolidate with one vendor.
IAC To Acquire Ask Jeeves For $1.85 Billion
News  |  3/21/2005
Analysts say that IAC is going to need catch up to expansion efforts by rivals Microsoft's MSN, AOL, Google, and Yahoo.
Latest Online Scoops Thwart Apple's Bid For Secrecy
News  |  3/18/2005
Apple's legal crusade to protect its trade secrets isn't working, so the parties involved are heading back to court April 12 to determine whether Apple's efforts to learn who's leaking information can be stopped by California's anti-SLAPP statute.
Firefox Eats More Microsoft Market Share
News  |  3/18/2005
Market share for the open-source Mozilla Firefox climbed above 6% in February, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer share dropped below 90%.
Mobile Search Tool Helps Out Cell-Phone Users
Features  |  3/17/2005
Fast Search & Transfer's new search app lets users find ring tones, games, images, and other relevant mobile content on Web
Google Code
Commentary  |  3/17/2005
Google today launched Google Code, a site for programmers interested in Google-related development. The company is using the site to publish free source code and API information. Search, of course, is more of a platform these days than an application and this gift of code will only strengthen Google's developer community.
Amazon's A9 Breaks Search Barriers
News  |  3/16/2005
Company offers a collection of technologies that allow content providers to syndicate search results from their own search engines.
Microsoft's MSN Joins Keyword Auction Fray
News  |  3/15/2005
MSN is introducing MSN adCenter, an online advertising platform that eventually will compete with the offerings of Google and Yahoo.
Mobile Devices Get Their Own Internet Search Tools
News  |  3/15/2005
The mSearch technology is built specifically to deliver information--and ads--most relevant to mobile users.
Apple Wins Right To See Publisher's Correspondence
News  |  3/11/2005
Judge affirms Apple's right to force online publishers to disclose their information sources.
Spyware Needs A Definition, Says FTC Report
News  |  3/7/2005
Months after hosting an industry workshop, the FTC issues a report concluding that spyware is a growing problem.
Online Buys And Security Threats Both On The Rise
Features  |  3/4/2005
Trusting consumers and more manual screening of possible fraudulent transactions combine to increase sales.
Sharing Files, Staying Safe
Features  |  3/4/2005
Organizations and businesses use Groove Networks' peer-to-peer technology to work together over the net and keep data secure
Blogging Tools Start To Catch On In The Business World
Features  |  3/3/2005
Tools must adopt more traditional workflow mechanisms if they're to take root in business settings.
Symantec & Veritas
Commentary  |  3/2/2005
Four of us from InformationWeek met with Symantec CEO John Thompson and Veritas CEO Gary Bloom this morning. What surprised me was how bullish both were about Linux.

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