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Articles by Antone Gonsalves
posted in April 2005
My Web has been launched in beta, and integrates the company's search history service that was launched in October. The release followed less than a week after Google launched in beta a personal search tool that keeps a detailed history of a person's web search.
RealNetworks unveils a free service that lets people listen to 25 songs a month from the company's library.
Since the fourth quarter of 2004, Firefox usage has more than doubled among business professionals, according to management consultants Janco Associates Inc. It predicts the open-source browser will reach up to 25% of the market over the next quarter.
Google has branched out from its traditional search-based advertising model for partner sites outside of its own network. Google became a public company last summer, and experts had said it would need to diversify its ad model.
Basketball, religion, euthanasia, and celebrities were behind the biggest jumps in Web-site traffic in March. The busiest sites were Yahoo, Time Warner Network, MSN-Microsoft, Google, and eBay.
Google's new tracking tool, which keeps a detailed history of a person's Web search, has raised privacy concerns among experts who complain that information collected can't be permanently deleted by the user.
The online service will start around-the-clock searches for Web sites looking to fleece subscribers and will join forces with a security firm specializing in uncovering scam sites in the financial industry.
China and India are expected to experience the highest compound annual growth rate in the number of professional software developers through 2008.
Cable operator Comcast Corp. has suffered three outages across its network over the last week, leaving customers with only intermittent Internet access during the evening hours.
Data-networking firm Alacritech, which has filed a patent-infringement suit against Microsoft, was granted a preliminary injunction that could threaten the release of Longhorn.
Startup Round Two announces plans to build software and services that make the Firefox browser consumers' control panel for all web activity.
America Online and XM Satellite Radio Holdings will launch a joint online radio service that will be offered through the AOL portal that's scheduled to launch this summer.
Following a meltdown last week, the Vatican's Web site on Friday performed well during the funeral for Pope John Paul II, providing live Web coverage to the faithful worldwide.
Retailers without brick-and-mortar stores convert far more online shoppers to buyers than companies that depend on store sales.
Phishers are disguising e-mails as electronic postcards from family in order to lure consumers to sites that deliver a malicious Trojan horse program to their computers.
Very few midsize companies are expected to deploy Linux over the next three years, opting to stick with Microsoft Windows to avoid the high cost of maintaining IT systems running on two separate platforms.
Microsoft increases the cost of support services for Visual Basic 6, prompting one development-tool vendor to offer a competing product free through April 15.