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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in September 2005

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New Malware Redirects Google, MSN, And Yahoo Traffic
News  |  9/30/2005
PremiumSearch installs a fake "Google" toolbar and sets the victim's browser home page to the PremiumSearch search engine. The goal is to collect traffic-dependent advertising income.
Rollyo Lets You Roll Your Own Searches
News  |  9/28/2005 lets users constrain searches to lists of specific sites, to help limit clutter.
Yahoo Desktop Search Released
News  |  9/27/2005
The software indexes content from over 300 different file types, including Microsoft Office applications, Adobe PDF, and assorted music and video formats.
Google Declares Victory in Search Index Size
News  |  9/27/2005
Rather than saying how many pages it indexes, Google now simply says its index is "more than 3 times larger than any other search engine."
Google Pursues Legal Fight Against Microsoft In Federal Court
Commentary  |  9/26/2005
It appears that Google doesn't much care for Microsoft's offer to settle its lawsuit to enforce former researcher Kai-Fu Lee's employment agreement. The search company on Friday filed additional documents in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., arguing against Microsoft's motion to dismiss Google's federal countersuit.
Polish Student Wins Google Programming Contest
News  |  9/26/2005
The competition is both a clever recruiting event and a recruiting event for the clever.
Google Seeks Help
News  |  9/26/2005
Cracking Down
News  |  9/26/2005
Read The Fine Print
Features  |  9/22/2005
Noncompete clauses are putting the pressure on execs looking for greener pastures. Experts recommend consulting with counsel before signing a contract.
Commentary  |  9/22/2005
Do you have "experience developing or launching products in one or more of the following areas: interactive TV, set-top-boxes, personal video recorders, video-on-demand, IP TV or cable TV technologies"? If so there may be a job waiting for you at Google, particularly if you're a computer science PhD. Google, it seems, is searching for someone to "provide leadership o
Bush Administration Tackles Intellectual Property Theft
News  |  9/21/2005
The Commerce Department will install IP-rights experts globally to monitor and report violations while also launching programs to educate small businesses and foreign entities about IP rights and regulations.
UPDATE: Google Launches Enterprise Partner Program
News  |  9/21/2005
Google today introduces Google Enterprise Professional, a partner program for developers, consultants, and independent software vendors interested in extending Google's enterprise search capabilities and in delivering complementary technology and services to Google enterprise customers.
Google Wireless
Commentary  |  9/20/2005
Google has begun beta testing software called Google Secure Access that, as its name suggests, provides secure access to wireless networks. The software connects to Google's VPN server.
Peerflix Launches Peer-To-Peer DVD Service
News  |  9/19/2005
Startup takes legal route to swapping DVDs but could face competition from other mail-based movers-of-media.
Network-In-A-Can And Other Ideas
Features  |  9/15/2005
Even companies whose business is communication need a little help when it comes to far-flung, complex operations.
Apple Shrinks iPod, Shirks Legal Obligation
Commentary  |  9/14/2005
Apple makes some beautiful products like its new iPod Nano, but its behavior can be ugly. Thanks to the efforts of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, we can now see documents that pertain to Apple's legal crusade to find out who leaked its alleged trade secrets
Update: Microsoft Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Google, Kai-Fu Lee
News  |  9/13/2005
The injunction temporarily prevents Lee, a former Microsoft executive, from working for Google on products or services related to search and speech technologies.
Report: Blogs And Free Content Are Hurting B-To-B Publishers
News  |  9/12/2005
Newspaper companies and business trade publishers face disruption from online competitors such as Google and Yahoo.
JotSpot Opens Wiki APIs To Developers
News  |  9/9/2005
JotSpot hopes to encourage third-party developers to build applications based on its wiki infrastructure.
Google Is Getting Under Everyone's Skin
News  |  9/9/2005
As it scouts for talent, more than Microsoft is feeling the pinch.
Microsoft Goes Retail
Commentary  |  9/9/2005
Microsoft Looks To Duplicate Apple's Retail Stores
Commentary  |  9/8/2005
When Microsoft looks at the road ahead, it sees Apple. According to a report in the New York Post (registration required unless you go here first), Microsoft is considering One Times Square as a possible location for a flagship retail store. The Post story goes on to spe
Apple Rolls Out iTunes Phone, New Tiny iPod
News  |  9/7/2005
The Motorola ROKR is the long-anticipated iTunes-capable mobile phone. Apple also introduced a new version of its music software for Windows and Macintosh, iTunes 5, and a new music player, the iPod Nano, which replaces the iPod Mini.
Army Chief Of Staff Calls For More Oversight Of Military Bloggers
News  |  9/1/2005
Certain members of the military are compromising U.S. operational security based on the material they're posting to blogs, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff warned in a memo to army leaders. Some soldiers have been disciplined for postings that violate Army policy.

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