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posted in December 2006

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Virtual Property Rights Are No Game
Features  |  12/14/2006
Lawsuit against Second Life owner Linden Lab seeks to clarify ownership of real estate in the virtual world
Jaxtr Brings Free Calls To Blogs And Social Networking Sites
News  |  12/13/2006
The service lets users of social networking sites connect with a phone call initiated from a Web page. It will leave messages, too.
Google Lets Business Customers Register Domains
News  |  12/13/2006
Google plans to extend its private-label calendar, e-mail, and IM service to organizations without a registered domain name by helping them to register a domain name.
Google: Reports Of 2% Click Fraud Inaccurate
News  |  12/13/2006
The total number of invalid clicks Google detects, according to product manager, is a single-digit percentage. Invalid clicks encompass both fraudulent clicks and others that Google chooses to discard.
Gaming CEO: You Can't Stop Players From Trading Virtual Property
News  |  12/12/2006
Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft and now CEO of the new Red 5 Studios, sits down to talk about the virtual property market, user-generated content, and more.
IBM To Offer Data Governance Consulting
News  |  12/12/2006
The offering helps companies evaluate their data governance practices and then recommends improvements to address regulatory compliance, audits, and lifecycle management.
Sharpcast Debuts iPhoto Sync Tool
News  |  12/12/2006
Sharpcast Photos is the first service of a more comprehensive "push" synchronization platform, which aims to deliver online backup, recovery, file sharing, and collaboration in the first half of 2007 for Macs and PCs.
Search Wags The Long Tail
News  |  12/12/2006
Research shows that obscure products are garnering a larger share of sales today because more people are shopping online and search costs are declining.
IBM and Yahoo Offer Free Enterprise Search Software
News  |  12/11/2006
The new search software caters to companies looking to add basic search functionality to intranets and Web sites. IBM OmniFind Yahoo Edition has been designed to install in five minutes, in three clicks or less.
Reuters Helps Computers Read The News
News  |  12/11/2006
The UK.-based news and financial information service on Monday launched two new products to automate financial trading based on news content.
Socialtext Introducing Wiki Software That Lets You Work Offline
News  |  12/8/2006
Socialtext Unplugged aims to serve the occasionally disconnected. Users can visit a Socialtext Unplugged page, edit it, and save it only using a Web browser. Changes can be synced to the server-based wiki later.
Microsoft Seeks Ad-Targeting Patent for DVRs
News  |  12/8/2006
The system, which serves ads based on targeting criteria, involves a DVR, an advertising data store, and software to manage ad presentation.
Innovators & Influencers: Academia's Adware Inquisitor
Features  |  12/8/2006
With technical and legal know-how, Edelman is unrelenting in his pursuit of spyware's purveyors
Google VP Calls for Personal Health URLs
News  |  12/8/2006
Adam Bosworth pushes the Internet as a way to speed and coordinate delivery of health care
Google Funding Terrorism?
Commentary  |  12/7/2006
A post yesterday on Search Engine Journal details claims by Jim Hedger from Webmaster Radio that Google's AdWords and AdSense programs are funding terrorist organizations. That's just the tip of the iceberg. All the major search engines are helping pedophiles, Nazis, and murderers find information about all sorts of things. Car manufacturers are providing militant
Zillow Bets Everyone Has a Price
News  |  12/7/2006
The real estate listing service added a new feature to lure prospective sellers: the ability to post a "Make Me Move" price — the obscene sum that would entice even the most intransigent homeowner to take the money and run.
Google Audio Ads Beta Begins
News  |  12/7/2006
Google says users of the system will be able to target customers by location, station type, day of the week, and time of day.
Virtual Worlds Collide With Real Laws
News  |  12/7/2006
Legal experts and game players closely eye lawsuit against Second Life, which asks courts to clarify the legal status of virtual property
Major Solar Cell Breakthrough Announced
News  |  12/6/2006
The Department of Energy says Boeing-Spectrolab has created a solar cell with 40.7% sunlight-to-energy conversion efficiency.
Apple Lags On Electronic Waste
News  |  12/6/2006
Greenpeace says the company has not improved its poor environmental record.
Law Professor Predicts Wikipedia's Demise
News  |  12/5/2006
As marketers turn to automated tools to alter Wikipedia entries in order to generate online traffic, the professor predicts Wikipedians will burn out trying to keep entries clean.
TransMedia Prepares to Launch 'Glide Next'
News  |  12/5/2006
Glide Next offers Internet-based file storage in conjunction with local file synchronization and a variety of browser-based content creation, productivity, and media-sharing applications that support identity-based rights management.
Yahoo's Porn-Free List Of Top 10 Searches For 2006
News  |  12/5/2006
But the question remains: Just how are these lists put together?
Consumer Use Of Ad-Blocking Technology Doubles
News  |  12/5/2006
In the past two years, the number of consumers using pop-up blockers and spam filters has more than doubled, according to a study from Forrester Research.
Yahoo And Reuters Want Your News Images
News  |  12/4/2006
The You Witness News page at Yahoo will incorporate user-generated images and video to illustrate and enhance stories on Yahoo News and Reuters.com. Payment plans are vague, however.
Spam Filtering Floods Innocent In-Boxes
News  |  12/4/2006
Do challenge/response spam-filtering systems create more problems than they solve? One analyst argues against them.
Azureus Launches High-Def Video Site
News  |  12/4/2006
Zudeo, a new Azureus video-sharing web site, offers amateur and professional filmmakers the chance to present video content without file size or duration limits.
Your Next House May Come From A Printer
News  |  12/1/2006
3-D printing is expensive technology used in architectural models and engineering prototypes. But the first consumer Web site using 3-D printing is in development, and prices are coming down.
Software-Defined Radio Technology Promises Converged Wireless Devices
News  |  12/1/2006
Startup Kenet is working on military technology that, in civilian hands, could lead to wireless devices that can use hundreds or thousands of channels at very low power.


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