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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in May 2005

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New Variant Of Bagle Virus Spreading Fast
News  |  5/31/2005
Trojan program arrives as an attachment and can disable virus-protection software.
Revenue For Google And Yahoo Costs Competitors
News  |  5/31/2005
The extraordinary revenue growth exhibited recently by Google and Yahoo is coming at the expense of established players in the $263 billion information industry, a new report says.
Ask Jeeves Improves Search
News  |  5/26/2005
Zoom is a categorization technology that allows users to expand or narrow keyword searches based on conceptually related topics. Web Answers represents an improvement of Ask Jeeves' Smart Search technology, which provides specific answers for queries, as opposed to a list of ranked results.
Interview: Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks Business Technology
Features  |  5/26/2005
The strategy involves putting more of Google's Web site capabilities into low-cost appliances for the workplace.
FTC Launches International Campaign Against Zombies
News  |  5/24/2005
The commission and 35 government partners from more than 20 countries launched "Operation Spam Zombies" to educate Internet service providers about hijacked computers on their networks.
The War On Spam Takes A Novel Turn
News  |  5/16/2005
The concept of pricing spammers out of the market is picking up steam, but it faces stiff challenges. The infrastructure needed to support micropayments for spam is non-trivial and potentially threatening to established players.
Thunderbird's Big Lift
Features  |  5/13/2005
Mozilla adds calendaring and security features to its open-source E-mail client
Major Search Engines Deliver Significantly Different Results
News  |  5/12/2005
In a study of Internet searches, only 3% of results were shared by Ask Jeeves, Google, and Yahoo, demonstrating the differences between the major engines. The study was sponsored by metasearch engine
Cisco Confirms Arrest In Theft Of Its Code
News  |  5/11/2005
The incident has been a matter of concern because malicious hackers might find flaws in the code that could be exploited to impair the functioning of Cisco's routers, which handle a significant portion of traffic on the Internet.
Mozilla Adding Calendar To Thunderbird E-Mail Client By Year's End
News  |  5/9/2005
While the rapid adoption of Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is driven in part by the perceived security risks in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the disclosure of two critical security flaws in Firefox over the weekend makes it clear that there's no monopoly on imperfect software.
Workers Trade Password Security For Starbucks
News  |  5/5/2005
Internet security and infrastructure company VeriSign said that 85% of participants in a "lighthearted, unscientific" survey compromised their actual password, or revealed hints about their password, for a cup of coffee.
April Brings Spam And Virus Deluge
News  |  5/5/2005
E-mail security vendor FrontBridge Technologies reports spam and virus totals for the month of April peaked at 94% of total inbound E-mail and averaged 86%.
Cisco CEO Chambers' Message: Improve Interactions, Not Just Transactions
News  |  5/3/2005
Chambers' speech emphasized how IT needs to move into more-complicated interactions--and how networks must change to make it happen.
Click Fraud Threatens Rising Online Ad Revenue
News  |  5/2/2005
The extent of click fraud varies. Estimates range from next to nothing in certain markets to 20% of all clicks. Hence, advertisers have become more tech-savvy and proactive in looking at their data, negotiating with search engines for refunds and auditing for click fraud.

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