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posted in August 2005
Microsoft unveils add-ins to its MSN Search Toolbar, including an anti-phishing filter and one-click access to MSN's online games site.
At this point it's looking likely that at least one author's organization will go to court to try to stop Google's book-copying project.
Creative Technology says it's been awarded a U.S. patent for user-interface technology in its portable media players and its competitors', including the iPod.
Hewlett-Packard says consumers using its Snapfish online photo service can order prints and pick them up in an hour at their local Walgreens pharmacy, a move that reflects a trend among people of using retail printers more and home printing less.
Two more publishers' groups have joined a third in opposing Google's library project. At least one group has threatened legal action.
Online music subscriptions will have to drop below $10 a month in order to attract a significantly larger number of consumers worldwide, a research firm said Thursday.
The overall server market grew by almost 5%, but Sun didn't keep pace.
Adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 says the search engines should be stopped from linking to third-party sites that pirate the magazine's photos.
U.S. consumers are using home printers less to make prints of their digital-camera pictures and are heading instead to retail outlets instead, a study says.
In launching Google Talk, the search company is hoping for interoperability with the major networks built by AOL, MSN, and Yahoo. Experts say it's unlikely.
America Online Inc. on Tuesday expanded its ticket service to include hard-to-get tickets offered for resale by consumers.
Apache Synapse would compete with propretary middleware for sharing data between enterprise applications
On the one-year anniversary of its initial public offering, Google on Thursday proposed to federal regulators a second public offering of more than 14.2 million shares of common stock valued at $4 billion.
Microsoft Corp. is looking to drop the RSS name from the upcoming Internet Explorer 7, a sign that the acronym used to described technology for distributing content on the web is on its way out in the consumer market.
Cable channel HBO's Internet-marketing campaign for its upcoming series "Rome" includes a relatively new type of promotional vehicle: a free, downloadable "skin" for the Firefox web browser.
Several researchers expressed doubt about Yahoo Inc.'s announcement that its search index is nearly twice as large as Google Inc.'s, labeling the claim as "suspicious."
Imeem offers a free, peer-to-peer type of communications package that lets users build private social networks that support file exchange, blogging, IM, and chat. The company would make its money by selling ads that would be displayed to subscribers based on their use of the software, but without sharing their personal information with anyone.
Firefox's share of the Web-browser market appears to have slipped a bit in July.
Google Inc. has suspended copying copyrighted books found in libraries, but a trade group representing publishers said Friday the action falls far short in stopping what it sees as massive copyright violations on the part of the search-engine giant.
The first-generation of music phones may lack the sound quality and ease of use to take on Apple's iPod.
Linux desktops, which seemed to hold some promise a few years ago, apparently have failed to capture the hearts or pocketbooks of corporations, according to a market research firm.
America Online has collected a Hummer and nearly $100,000 worth of gold bars and cash as part of a settlement in a multi-million-dollar spam lawsuit.
Affinity Internet launches a marketing service that gets the ads of small businesses on local search engines provided by Google, Yahoo and others.
The number of people in the United States who visited web logs in the first quarter of the year reached 50 million, a web metrics firm says.
AOL is acquiring wireless software maker Wildseed, a deal that could help AOL embed its services in cellular phones sold by wireless carriers.
Sales of online advertising is expected to more than double over the next five years, with search-engine advertising revenue expected to surpass standard display advertising.
The number of viruses threatening corporate instant-messaging systems is on the rise, and some pesky new techniques are cropping up as well.
Yahoo Inc. on Wednesday launched in beta a service that enables small and medium-sized web sites to publish text-based ads and share in the revenue from Yahoo advertisers.
The Mozilla Foundation launches a for-profit subsidiary to develop Firefox and Thunderbird, and it is scrambling to assure open-source faithful that it hasn't "sold out."
Microsoft plans to add support for cascading style sheets in the upcoming Internet Explorer 7, but other standards will take a back seat to critical bug fixes.