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posted in January 2006

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Google Plans Monday Beta For Toolbar Upgrade
News  |  1/27/2006
Google Toolbar 4 has features for customizing the toolbar, enhanced bookmarks hosted on Google's servers, enhanced search, and a new sharing capability called Send To.
What Disney's Pixar Deal Means For Apple: The MoodPod
Commentary  |  1/24/2006
With Disney set to buy Pixar for $7 billion in stock, there will be two main beneficiaries. The first, of course, is Steve Jobs, who stands to double his $3 billion net worth. The second is Apple Computer.
Score One For Free Speech
Features  |  1/20/2006
Yahoo loses lawsuit over sale of Nazi memorabilia on its Web pages but hails decision as a victory for free speech
UPDATE: Feds Seek Google Search Records In Porn Investigation
News  |  1/19/2006
The DOJ is seeking the data to bolster its claims that the Child Online Protection Act, intended to protect children from online obscenity, does not violate the Constitution. Yahoo cooperated with a similar request.
Security Company Uses Google To Help Find Vulnerabilities
News  |  1/18/2006
Malicious hackers have been doing it a while. Now, Secure Elements is using Google search technology to help security managers spot vulnerabilities in their networks.
Yahoo Loses Lawsuit Over Nazi Memorabilia Sale
News  |  1/13/2006
A divided U.S. court decided Yahoo is liable for a fine levied in France for Yahoo's failure to keep Nazi memorabilia off its Web pages. Despite the ruling against it, Yahoo hailed the decision as a victory for free speech.
Wiki App Takes Aim At Excel
Features  |  1/13/2006
JotSpot's Tracker collaborative spreadsheet is the latest online software to challenge a Microsoft Office app
Apple's Accused of Privacy Violations With ITunes
News  |  1/12/2006
Apple doesn't disclose that iTunes reports back to a third-party marketing agency with lists of what songs a user is listening to. That's led bloggers to start calling the software "SpyTunes."
Google Gooses Its Mini Search Appliance
News  |  1/11/2006
A year after introducing its Mini Search Appliance for businesses, Google is releasing a more muscular version that can handle up to 300,000 documents.
Apple Leaps Ahead With Intel-based Computers
News  |  1/10/2006
Steve Jobs showed off a retooled iMac with the new Intel Core Duo processor, the MacBook Pro, and upgrades to Apple's consumer content creation suite, iLife '06, and its presentation and productivity package, iWork '06.
Information Security Salaries Rise
News  |  1/9/2006
Information security pros with bachelor's degrees don't get any more money than high school grads, but a master's or doctorate is convertible to higher salaries, according to the study. Moreover, communications skills rate more important than technical skills for career advancement.
Wiki Developer Debuts Competition For Microsoft Excel
News  |  1/9/2006
JotSpot takes wikis, or collaborative Web sites, a step further by offering menu-driven page editing as an alternative to markup languages. The result with its new software is surprisingly simple spreadsheet collaboration.
Gates Disses Google
News  |  1/9/2006
Apple Sues To Save Its iPod
News  |  1/6/2006
Apple's suit against Burst.com is a pre-emptive strike over a patent dispute between the two companies.
MSN Phisher Pleads Guilty To Crimes
News  |  1/3/2006
Jayson Harris, 23, duped MSN customers into providing credit card numbers, claiming they needed to update their accounts. He netted about $57,000 from the scheme.
Searching For Conscience In The Tech Industry
Commentary  |  1/3/2006
It's not every day that an employee publicly condemns his company as a tool of state-sponsored thuggery and gets to remain employed. On Tuesday morning, Robert Scoble, technical evangelist at Microsoft and the company's most noted blogger, weighed in about a report posted by blogger and former CNN reporter Rebecca MacKinnon that MSN Spaces on New Year's Eve shut down a blog written by Zhao Ji


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