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posted in June 2005
Microsoft.'s upcoming MSN Virtual Earth service will eventually have access to photos that could show manhole covers in Manhattan.
Blinkx, a startup company trying to build a name with video search, adds to its online service the ability to search podcasts and video blogs.
America Online debuts on its free, enhanced video search that includes a new lightweight video viewer and speech-recognition technology that can give better results based on the audio of multimedia files.
The United States leads the world in nanotechnology, but its position can easily be lost if the nation fails to address emerging problems, a research firm says.
Yahoo plans to begin testing this summer the biggest overhaul ever of its Web-mail service; the interface will behave more like a desktop application such as Microsoft Outlook.
Nearly 10% of U.S. adults have tossed their traditional telephone service, opting instead to use their cellular phones exclusively.
Google launches in beta desktop software that combines local search with satellite-based, 3D views of places.
Sun launches new products for building Web services and infrastructure software for migrating toward a services-oriented architecture.
GuruNet launches a shopping service on Answers.com, the first move by GuruNet to diversify the offerings on its search engine.
Rather than shut down perhaps hundreds of user-created chat rooms, Yahoo should have targeted only those involved in illicit behavior, some privacy advocates said.
Recent failures of financial institutions to protect personal information have increased U.S. consumers' concerns about online security, making them less likely to buy products and conduct financial transactions over the Internet.
America Online is beta-testing a new entertainment portal that aims to beat competitors Yahoo and MSN with more original content, particularly in video.
Salesforce.com releases major upgrades of its online CRM software, and launched a new single-platform for customers to manage all of the company's hosted applications.
Vendor is contributing its Java integration technology, called an enterprise service bus, to the open source community.
Ourmedia.org, a not-for-profit group based in the San Francisco Bay area, is looking to let people share and discuss their videos and other creative works online.
Thomson Gale, which provides online access to articles found in newspapers, journals, and magazines, unveils a service that's meant to drive more Web traffic to local libraries.
"Star Wars" fans in May brought a buying frenzy to the Web, opening their wallets for movie tickets and toys featuring characters of the beloved science-fiction epic.
Google starts testing a mobile-phone service that searches websites that have been designed to deliver content customized for the small screens of cellular phones.
Yahoo starts testing a service that lets people search for information on sites in which they pay for access to the content.
Service would support wireless and PC downloading of digital songs, but would carriers be interested?
Bank of America is rolling out new security features to protect online-banking customers from scam artists.
Sun Microsystems launches the OpenSolaris project, releasing millions of lines of code of the Solaris operating system to the open-source community
Nokia unveils seven cellular phones, with the more expensive models offering built-in still and video cameras and digital music players.
Firefox is gradually moving into the mainstream in the United States, as the open-source newcomer approaches 10% of the browser market.
America Online Inc. on Thursday said 13 new companies have agreed to contribute video feeds to its video-search engine Singingfish, including CBSNews.com, CNN and MarketWatch.
Under fire is a law requiring a public registry of Internet sites that contain "material harmful to minors." The registry would include sites found anywhere on the web.
T-Mobile has the most satisfied subscribers, while Sprint PCS has the worse customer-care ranking among the six major U.S. carriers, J.D. Power and Associates says.
Microsoft launches a preview of a MSN personal homepage that is similar to offerings from rivals Google and Yahoo.
Online music services are drawing an increasing number of U.S. consumers from traditional radio stations, threatening to decrease the latter's advertising revenues.
E.W. Scripps Co. has agreed to agreed to pay $525 million in cash for Shopzilla Inc., a comparison-shopping website that takes the media company into the search business.
Fully 27% of E-mails sent to 38 of the largest high-tech companies were ignored, and only half were responded to within a day, according to the latest quarterly report by The Customer Respect Group.
Linux adoption may be "hitting a wall," as use of the open-source operating system fell over a nine-month period, a quarterly survey of companies shows.
Notebook sales in May pulled ahead of desktop buys in the United States, marking the first time laptops have led for a full month.
McAfee has acquired Wireless Security Corp., a move that's expected to boost McAfee's products for protecting mobile computers accessing the Internet over Wi-Fi networks.
Microsoft rallies industry support behind its platform for viewing and editing native images from digital cameras in the next version of Windows.