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posted in February 2006

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Google Widens Search Lead As Growth Slows
News  |  2/28/2006
Google's share of the search market reached 41.4% in January, up more than 6 percentage points from a year earlier. Yahoo, MSN, and Time Warner Network all lost market share.
Apple Unveils Intel-Based Mac Mini And iPod Boombox
News  |  2/28/2006
The Intel-based Mac Mini and speakers for the iPod are part of Apple's digital living room strategy, designed to allow consumers to use Apple products for all their video and audio needs.
Yahoo Limits Advertising With Competing Trademarks
News  |  2/27/2006
Yahoo plans to stop allowing advertisers to buy ads against searches on their competitors' trademarks. But Google continues the practice, and lawyers say it's undetermined whether the ads are legal.
Finding Humor In IT
Commentary  |  2/27/2006
Humor is in short supply in the business world. And that's a shame because there are some subjects that benefit from a liberal dose of levity. Osterman Research's report, "Email Troubleshooting: The Cost and Impact to the Enterprise," represents just such a topic. Though no doubt a subject near and dear to the heart of Zenprise, the E-mail management software maker that sponsored the study, it's not the sort of reading m
Google Desktop Is A Warning To IT: Get Users Desktop Help
Features  |  2/24/2006
Yes, there's a security risk. But IT pros should also be worried about how soon employees will demand slick desktop search.
A Buttoned-Down AOL IM?Consumer Version Suits Most
News  |  2/24/2006
There's a lot to be said for bringing more business functionality to what has primarily been a consumer application. The test for tech vendors is to develop services that businesses will buy and their employees will use.
Google Gets Brilliant
Commentary  |  2/22/2006
In keeping with its efforts to hire top scientists, Google today revealed that it has appointed Dr. Larry Brilliant to serve as executive director of Google.org, the company's philanthropic arm. Now there's a name to live up to. I can only imagine the torment it earned him as a child.
AOL Teams With WebEx For Enterprise IM
News  |  2/17/2006
It's WebEx's second try at partnering with a big consumer IM vendor to get into the enterprise IM market. In 2003, WebEx partnered with Yahoo, only to have Yahoo close its enterprise business unit a few months later.
Yahoo's Challenge
Features  |  2/17/2006
Yahoo faces many challenges as it tries to turn vast sums of data it has on visitors into revenue. Another challenge: that little company called Google.
'Crimeware' Nearly Doubles in December
News  |  2/14/2006
A recently revealed image-rendering vulnerability related to Windows Meta Files made it easier for phishers to spread software designed for a criminal enterprise, such as identity theft.
BearingPoint Partners With Google for Enterprise Search
News  |  2/13/2006
BearingPoint plans to use Google technology to help companies organize information generated by enterprise applications.
Google's Long Shadow
News  |  2/13/2006
Give Them What They Want
Features  |  2/9/2006
Company portals with information for every customer are so last year. Personalized portals with mash-ups and other features are the future.
Vendors Roll Out Multimedia Search At Demo Conference
News  |  2/8/2006
Vendors including America Online and Yahoo demonstrated new technologies for searching and organizing audio, video, and photos.
Reporter's Notebook: Google Casts Shadow Over Demo Show
News  |  2/7/2006
Many companies making pitches at the showcase for new technology try to latch onto Google's success.
Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo Urge Government Intervention Against Censorship
News  |  2/1/2006
Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, companies that are in the information business, asked the U.S. government to treat censorship as a barrier to trade, and work to minimize it. The companies have been criticized recently for cooperating with Chinese censorship.


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