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posted in March 2006

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Game Companies Get Down To Business
News  |  3/31/2006
Being a genius with a great idea isn't enough; gaming companies are following the lead of corporate IT and adopting third-party middleware to make their products winners.
Justice Department Demands Data From 34 Internet Companies
News  |  3/31/2006
Government says information on Internet surfing and searching is needed to defend the Child Online Protection Act
Blinkx Changes Desktop Search
Features  |  3/31/2006
Startup touts its free 1-Mbyte Pico search toolbar as the world's smallest search engine
Justice Department Spreads Subpoenas
Commentary  |  3/29/2006
Search engines aren't the only companies being sent subpoenas. As part of its campaign to demonstrate the futility of Internet filtering, the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed at least 34 Internet companies and software makers. The story is now posted on InformationWeek.com. I discovered this thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request I filed with the Department of Justice. The DOJ complied, though r
Justice Department Subpoenas Reach Far Beyond Google
News  |  3/29/2006
In its effort to uphold the Child Online Protection Act, the U.S. Department of Justice is leaving no stone unturned. In addition to America Online, MSN, and Google, the government has demanded information from at least 34 Internet service providers, search companies, and security software firms, InformationWeek learned through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Podcast Provider Says It Has A Better Way To Search Video
News  |  3/24/2006
Podzinger's technology enables full-text search of audiovisual files.
Don't Celebrate Yet, Google
News  |  3/24/2006
More lawsuits are expected despite Google's partial victory over the Department of Justice.
Social Networking Connects For Business
Features  |  3/24/2006
Keeping up with friends is all well and good, but business-focused social networking sites offer a better way to find new employees, customers, and even capital.
Peter Rojas, Editor In Chief And Co-Founder Of Engadget
Features  |  3/23/2006
Rojas has always been drawn to gadgets. As a child in the '80s, he worried about nuclear war and even asked FEMA for a Geiger counter so he could check for fallout. Today at popular tech gear Web site Engadget, he presides over some 4 million tech-obsessed visitors a month.
Google's Privacy Win Could Be Pyrrhic Victory
News  |  3/21/2006
Google won what will likely be just the first battle in a continuing war over requests for its search information.
Podzinger Searches Video
News  |  3/20/2006
Podzinger claims it enables full-text search, compared to rivals that index data associated with audiovisual files such as text transcripts and metadata.
Amazon Launches Online Storage Service
News  |  3/17/2006
Amazon Web Services charges 15 cents per gigabyte of storage per month and 20 cents per gigabyte of data transferred, with no minimum fee.
Google Earth Catches On In The Business World
News  |  3/17/2006
Companies like Bentley Systems, Dell, and Volkswagen make increased business use of what was once a consumer service.
Glide Looks To Improve Safety For Social Networking
News  |  3/15/2006
TransMedia is adding parental controls, digital rights management, and user preferences in an effort to improve the safety of its social networking and file sharing service.
There's More To Social Networking Than Hype
Commentary  |  3/14/2006
I must confess to some skepticism about social networking. Like many caught up in the hype, I joined a social networking service last year. I then proceeded to not use it. I'm probably not the ideal candidate for social networking. I'm not in sales. I don't research companies to invest in. And I'm not currently looking for a job. What's more, as a journalist, it's usually fairly easy to get access to people. I'm not about to start paying to
Amazon Launches Storage Service That Could Bring Closer Competition With Google
News  |  3/13/2006
The online storage service will let developers pay only for the storage they use and tap into Amazon's Web computing infrastructure.
Social Networking Connects For Businesses
News  |  3/13/2006
But the value provided by personal connection sites is murky, as is their potential for becoming profitable.
The Tracks We Leave Behind
Features  |  3/10/2006
What Google Search Reveals About Us
Features  |  3/10/2006
Billions of search terms can paint a detailed picture. But who gets to see it?
Six Apart To Sell Business-Friendly Blogging Tools
News  |  3/7/2006
The maker of Movable Type blogging software will sell a version with business-friendly features as more companies run their own blogs.
Yahoo Expands API For Developers
News  |  3/6/2006
Yahoo is giving developers tools to build applications that interact with Yahoo Photos, Calendar, MyWeb, and Shopping.
Blinkx Brings Tiny Search Tools To Windows Apps
News  |  3/6/2006
The software adds buttons to a variety of applications, such as E-mail clients, Web browsers, and word processors. When clicked, the buttons display search results based on the contents of the document being viewed.
Podcast: Interview With Peter Rojas
Commentary  |  3/3/2006
Tech hardware blog Engadget turns two today, or so co-founder and editor-in-chief Peter Rojas reports. Coincidentally, Engadget is number two on Technorati's list of the most popular blogs. I interviewed Peter Rojas for an upcoming Q&A in InformationWeek's print edition, and that conversation can be heard as a


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