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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in June 2006

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In Depth: Is Centralized IT Killing Tech Innovation?
Features  |  6/23/2006
As IT departments must deal with security and cost concerns, many employees see them as keeping them from embracing the best of Web-based tools.
Startup Primed To Challenge Google CPC Ad Model
News  |  6/23/2006 will offer an alternative to cost-per-click advertising by opening an online marketplace where advertisers can bid directly to customers for their attention and patronage.
TransMedia Plans Online Word Processor, Calendar For Its Glide Service
News  |  6/23/2006
The New York company is adding Glide Write and Glide Calendar to the 13 online environments in its Glide Effortless service.
MOG's Music Blogging Service
Commentary  |  6/20/2006
MOG, a new social networking site aimed at music fans, launched today. The question is: Does the world need another social networking service? President and CEO David Hyman, formerly the CEO of music data service Gracenote, says the site is for people who are passionate about music. "When you're 18 to 24 years old, people really find each other through music," he says.
Google Earth Adds High-Resolution Images
News  |  6/19/2006
Search company can now provide hi-res images of 20% of the planet's surface
Analysis: eBay's Growth To Come From Community, Not Acquisitions
News  |  6/16/2006
EBay's Meg Whitman is looking to justify the Skype acquisition with a power-of-three pitch to shareholders. But look at what eBay is doing--not what it's saying.
The Failure Of Search
Commentary  |  6/15/2006
Is Google killing the Internet? Seth Jayson at Motley Fool claims Google is killing the Internet by making Web spam and click fraud profitable. Scott Karp at Publishing 2.0 contends, "Pay-per-click advertising is destroying the economics of content, making it more profitable to create entire site
Wi-Fi Location Services Vie With GPS For Developers
Features  |  6/15/2006
Skyhook offers free-access metro-based positioning system that uses installed Wi-Fi networks rather than GPS signals
Google Launches Government Data Search Site
News  |  6/15/2006
The site is designed to serve government employees, contractors, and the public by searching an index of U.S. federal, state, and local sites.
AOL Relaunches To Challenge Digg And YouTube
News  |  6/14/2006
The new version of Netscape will feature community-driven news and video with editorial oversight--sort of like Digg married to YouTube with adult supervision.
eBay Is Sold On Wikis
News  |  6/14/2006
eBay is partnering with JotSpot to offer a wiki where buyers and sellers can exchange best practices. The auctioneer is also joining with Kaboodle to offer a site for collectibles fans.
Google Earth Grows With New Hi-Res Imagery
News  |  6/13/2006
Several functions could make mash-ups and other business uses more valuable.
Skyhook Woos Developers With Wi-Fi-Based Alternative To GPS
News  |  6/9/2006
The three-year-old wireless company will offer developers free access to its metro-area positioning system, which relies on Wi-Fi signals rather than GPS signals to compute a user's location.
Google Wants Your PC To Listen To Your TV
News  |  6/9/2006
Web search and advertising giant sees an opportunity to provide personalized information and ads
Search Moves Well Beyond Google
Features  |  6/8/2006
Enterprise tools combine some of Google's simplicity with algorithms and knobs and dials that find everything for everyone
Google Researchers Propose TV Monitoring
News  |  6/7/2006
By capturing TV sound with a laptop PC, Google can identify the show and use that information to immediately return personalized Internet content to the PC.
AOL To Release Security Recommendation Software
News  |  6/7/2006
The free software is designed to give advice to users about potential security risks.
Environmentalist Pranksters Pose As McDonald's Execs At Corporate Game Conference
News  |  6/6/2006
An environmental activist posed as a representative of McDonald's to deliver a message critiquing corporate environmental practices at a gaming conference.
Google Spreadsheets Set To Debut
News  |  6/5/2006
Google Spreadsheets will, at least at first, be able to read and write Microsoft Excel files, but will lack Excel's depth of features. It will, however, use tools like Google Talk for online collaboration.
Press Releases Are More Popular Than Reported News, Says Study
News  |  6/5/2006
Also, knowledge workers fail to find what they're looking for in Internet searches 30% of the time.
The Federal Information Tax
Commentary  |  6/2/2006
The most shocking thing about AT&T's surrender of its customer call data to the National Security Agency is that AT&T sold its shareholders short--it gave away all that valuable data for nothing, except perhaps the goodwill of government regulators. Data brokers know better. Knowledge is both power and payday. "Today, information is everything," ChoicePoint proclaims on its
Is Your Online Attention Worth Money? Root Markets Thinks So.
Features  |  6/2/2006
The Web startup wants to give users control of their own data, and provide them with a way for getting reimbursed for their attention.
Cash A Bond, Kill A Spam Message
Features  |  6/2/2006
An anti-spam scheme is being developed that would require marketers to post monetary bonds that Web users would cash if they got unwanted e-mail from companies. But consumer confusion and lack of evangelism over the concept could stop it in its tracks.
Fight For Consumers' Attention Online Heats Up
Features  |  6/2/2006
More companies doing business online are heading the Attention Economy--the idea that attention is scarce and valuable in an information-rich world. There's more to this than New Age hucksterism, and businesses that ignore this dynamic could be lost in the maturing noise of the Web.
Google And Dell Ink Deal For Prime Desktop Real Estate
News  |  6/1/2006
Dell will feature Google on PCs it sells, while Google will share online ad revenue

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