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posted in May 2007

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Google Introduces New Developer Tools
News  |  5/31/2007
The introduction of Google Gears, Google Mashup Editor, and Google Mapplets gives software developers a host of new tools to work with.
Google Goes Offline With 'Gears'
News  |  5/30/2007
Flanked by partners, Google offers new APIs and focuses on its plans to move further into Microsoft's desktop space.
Google Adds Street-Level Pictures to Google Maps
News  |  5/29/2007
Initially, Street View images are available in Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and San Francisco. Additional cities will be covered in the future.
FTC Reviews Google's Plans For DoubleClick
News  |  5/29/2007
Analysts suggest that anti-trust concerns will take precedence over privacy concerns during the evaluation.
Facebook Opens Up To Developers, Partners
News  |  5/24/2007
More than 65 developer partners had created software applications based on the social networking site, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
Lucasfilm To Launch Star Wars Mashup Tools
News  |  5/24/2007
Fans will be able to mix their own video source material with over 250 scenes and sounds from the six Star Wars films.
Google Reportedly Ready To Buy FeedBurner
News  |  5/24/2007
The deal could potentially further inflate the Internet advertising company bubble.
Radiation Fears Drive Sales Of Protective Gear
News  |  5/23/2007
Despite scientists' latest findings, shelter from gadgets like mobile phones and Wi-Fi base stations is a thriving business.
Online Ad Revenue Sets Record
News  |  5/23/2007
U.S. Internet advertising revenue approached $17 billion in 2006, a 35% gain over the prior year.
Google Launches Test Of AdSense For Video
News  |  5/23/2007
The system lets publishers insert streaming video ads in online video content on their Web sites.
Wrestling With Malware, Google Launches Security Blog
News  |  5/22/2007
Google said it began tackling online security in a public manner last year.
LANDesk Delivers Virtual Applications
News  |  5/22/2007
The company's new product lets IT administrators distribute software remotely, or stream it, without the need to test every new application for conflicts.
The Impending Internet Address Shortage
News  |  5/21/2007
Sometime in the next six years, the Internet will run out of space. Expediting the migration to IPv6 is the solution to the impending crisis, says ARIN.
Facebook Opens Its Platform
News  |  5/21/2007
The company is giving developers greater access to Facebook's user networks and better tools to monetize the Facebook audience.
GeoCommons Makes Citizen Cartography Social
News  |  5/18/2007
The company's mashups use a technique called heat mapping to translate data into color on a Google Map.
AACS Copy Protection For DVDs Defeated Again
News  |  5/18/2007
SlySoft reportedly updated its AnyDVD HD software with a new AACS encryption code to enable the copying of ostensibly protected HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs.
Mozilla Labs Links Desktop Firefox To Mobile Phones
News  |  5/18/2007
A Firefox user will be able to send text, images, videos, RSS content, and Live Bookmarks to his or her phone.
Fair Isaac Claims Pay-Per-Click Fraud Is 10% To 15%
News  |  5/17/2007
Google disputes the figures and has consistently taken issue with the methodology and motives of those reporting significant levels of click fraud.
Internet Filtering Rises Worldwide, Study Finds
News  |  5/17/2007
The study predicts a rise in more subtle forms of filtering, such as political Web sites made inaccessible during election periods.
Google Evangelizes Its Ecosystem
News  |  5/17/2007
The search engine's B2B team finds convincing reluctant companies that online marketing works can sometimes be aided by word of mouth.
Google Universal Search, A Massive Effort
News  |  5/16/2007
The engineering endeavor took over two years and more than 100 engineers.
Searchology: Google Unveils Universal Search
Commentary  |  5/16/2007
Google today is releasing new search infrastructure to combine its video, local, book, and images search systems with its text search. Marissa Mayer is describing the new system as I type, but basically it will lead to much more relevant search results. As an example, searching for the "I Have a Dream" speech will return a Google Video clip of the speech itself, just below the text of the speech. Google is also adding contextual navigation links (like to let users drill down to a par
Commentary  |  5/16/2007
The entire Bay Area tech press corps seems to be here at Google this morning for an event the company is calling "Searchology." No less than five professional video cameras, plus the odd consumer camcorder, have been trained on the front of the room, where two video screens display "Search ] ology" above a bar of the blue, red, yellow, and green that most everyone now associates with Google. Elliot Schrage, VP of global communications and public affairs is scheduled to speak shortly, follow
Apple Upgrades MacBook Line Of Notebooks
News  |  5/15/2007
The new computers offer faster processors, more memory, and roomier hard drives.
Video Download Market Doomed, Says Research Firm
News  |  5/14/2007
Forrester Research says the video download market will peak this year with $279 million in revenue, up from $98 million last year.
Inventing the Future of Business Technology
News  |  5/14/2007
Accenture Labs' test building in Silicon Valley falls somewhere between seeing the future and inventing it, researchers suggest.
Online Child Pornography Defendant Expected to Cooperate
News  |  5/11/2007
The increasing popularity of social networking has only magnified the ways in which child pornography can be disseminated.
Motorola Granted Patent For 'Smellophone'
News  |  5/11/2007
You've seen 3-D movies, scratch-'n-sniff perfume ads. Now, it's a mobile phone that scents the air around you as you talk, using the phone's battery to heat a replaceable scent pack. A rose, by any other name....
Encyclopedia Of Life Debuts
News  |  5/10/2007
The educational Web reference site is designed to document all 1.8 million species of plants and animals on the planet.
Microsoft's Biggest Threat: MySpace?
News  |  5/9/2007
Panelists at the Software 2007 Conference theorize what kind of real impact social networks are creating.
Motorola's Ed Zander Sees Phones In The Future
News  |  5/9/2007
Mobile investments are the ticket, the CEO said, as faster connectivity and improved user experiences make enterprise mobility a competitive opportunity.
Software 2007: 'Software As A Service Is Evolving'
News  |  5/9/2007's Marc Benioff and representatives from FedEx, Unilever, Motorola, and Walt Disney highlight their success with on-demand services.
MySpace In Deal To Acquire Photobucket
News  |  5/8/2007
Reports put the price at somewhere between $250 million and $300 million.
Video Sites Buoyed By Spyware-Driven Fraud
News  |  5/7/2007
The deceit appears to be "strikingly prevalent" at video sites, thanks to Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube.
Google Revamps Free Analytics Software
News  |  5/7/2007
The updated online software features a new interface to help make an organization's Web site usage data easier to understand for a broader set of people.
Study Finds Disinterest in Web 2.0 and Tech-Gadget Remorse
News  |  5/7/2007
Only a small percentage of people take full advantage of the range of expression afforded by Web 2.0 technologies, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report.
Yahoo To Shutter Yahoo Photos
News  |  5/4/2007
The site will phase out this fall in favor of Yahoo's Flickr photo-sharing service or another online photo service such as Photobucket.
Microsoft Contemplates $50 Billion For Yahoo
News  |  5/4/2007
Reports of the discussions in the Wall Street Journal and New York Post revive exploratory talks held last year between the two companies.
Digg Yields To The Wrath Of The Crowd
Features  |  5/4/2007
Digg users would rather see the site go down fighting than give in to censorship.
YouTube Begins Paying Its Best Filmmakers
News  |  5/4/2007
The initial group includes those who have built and sustained a mass audience such as LisaNova, renetto, HappySlip, smosh, and valartdiary.
Google Makes Search More Personal
News  |  5/4/2007
Company is parlaying user data into better search capabilities.
Digg Rebellion Shows That Crowd Is Law
News  |  5/2/2007
Allowing the posting of the "processing key" for HD-DVD and Blu-ray video signals the rise of social computing as a countervailing force.
Steve Jobs Affirms Apple's Commitment To Being Green
News  |  5/2/2007
Company's announcement of cleaner environmental practices draws praise from former critic Greenpeace.
Digg Yields To The Wrath Of The Crowd
News  |  5/2/2007
Digg users would rather see the site go down fighting than give in to censorship, so Digg officials say they will no longer delete posts that contain a code that cracks encryption on high-definition disks.
HD DVD/Blu-ray Decryption Key Widely Posted Online
News  |  5/1/2007
Despite efforts to unpublish it from search engines and other sites, the 128-bit integer that nullifies digital locks may even end up on T-shirts and in song lyrics.
Mindjet Updates Visualization Software
News  |  5/1/2007
The Pro version includes a new interface based on the Microsoft Office Fluent UI and features tight integration with Microsoft Office applications.
Joost Launches Video Platform
News  |  5/1/2007
Current beta testers can now invite as many people as they wish to join the service, but those without connections will have to wait a few days.

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