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posted in April 2005

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Firefox Tops 50 Million Downloads
News  |  4/29/2005
Web-analytics firm OneStat.com reports that Firefox has captured 8.69% of the global browser market share. That represents a 0.24% increase since February. In the period between November and February, Firefox usage grew at a rate of more than 1%.
Duo Pledges Information Integrity
Features  |  4/29/2005
Goals of Veritas-Symantec merger are innovation and interoperability, Veritas CEO says
New York Sues Marketing Company For Spyware Distribution
News  |  4/28/2005
Attorney General Spitzer accuses Intermix Media of being a source of spyware and adware that degrades the performance of computers.
Amazon Leaks Apple Secrets
Commentary  |  4/26/2005
As Apple pursues legal remedies against online publishers that have published supposed trade secrets, it may have to contemplate suing its own sales partners to seal loose lips.
Veritas CEO Talks Convergence
News  |  4/25/2005
"Information and currency are becoming one and the same," Gary Bloom tells the audience at the vendor's Vision conference.
Adobe Enters New Markets With Macromedia Buy
News  |  4/19/2005
Adobe gains more tools to deliver content to the mobile-phone market and to fight off Microsoft, which is eyeing the same market.
Opera Upgrades Web Browser
News  |  4/19/2005
The new version sports a simplified interface and includes an E-mail client with built-in spam blocking, configurable pop-up blocking, RSS news feeds, integrated Google search, and voice-driven browsing.
Google Launches Video Service
Commentary  |  4/14/2005
Google Inc. yesterday said it had begun accepting digital video files of any length for its Video Upload Program. Eventually, Internet users will be able to preview, play, and purchase video content through Google Video, the company's video search service, which debuted in January.
Yahoo Offers Free Web Sites
News  |  4/13/2005
Yahoo's free Web site is really more of an online phone and address listing. It lacks the interactivity and E-commerce offerings typical of savvy online merchants.
Learning To Live With Spam
News  |  4/11/2005
Some 67% of respondents found spam annoying, compared to 77% last year, according to Pew Internet & American Life Project survey.
Microsoft Says It Has Licensed Intellectual Property To A Startup, A Company First
News  |  4/8/2005
Inrix, whose software can predict traffic patterns, lands a deal with its Redmond, Wash., neighbor.
Thunderbird Finds It Hard To Mimic Firefox's Rapid Rise, Says Report
News  |  4/7/2005
The Mozilla Foundation's E-mail client finds tougher going in the E-mail market than Firefox has among browsers, according to a report.
Apple Chip Deal Hints At New Device
Commentary  |  4/6/2005
SiliconValleyWatcher yesterday reported that Apple Computer has contracted to use multimedia chips from UK-based Alphamosaic in a future mobile device. Alphamosaic was acquired by chipmaker Broadcom Corp. in September. The release announcing the transaction describes Alphamosaic's VC02 chip, which sounds like
Google Continues To Offer More for Less
News  |  4/6/2005
The Google Search Appliance, on the market for more than three years, now searches up to 500,000 documents for $30,000, with two years of support. Previously, it searched up to 150,000 documents for $32,000.
Yahoo Spyware App Comes To Firefox
News  |  4/5/2005
The company has offered Yahoo Toolbar for Firefox since February, but users of the open-source browser haven't had access to all the features available to those who use the toolbar with Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
Privacy Pays For Banks
News  |  4/5/2005
Customers with a high degree of trust in their bank are more likely to use online financial services, which generate more profit for banks than offline transactions.
Podcasting Proves Popular
News  |  4/4/2005
Nearly 30% of the estimated 22 million U.S. adults who own MP3 players have listened to podcasts, which are audio files that have been published or syndicated online as an RSS feed.
Google Spends On IT
Commentary  |  4/4/2005
Google is upping its IT ante. In its latest financial filing, the company anticipates it will "spend over $500 million on property and equipment, including information technology infrastructure, to manage [its] operations during 2005," assuming suitable property and equipment are available. That's significantly more than the $176.8 million the company spent on capital ex
Free Search Tool Blinkx Turns 3.0
News  |  4/4/2005
Free-search-tool provider updates its engine to enhance the way it finds information on the desktop and across the Internet.
Search Engines Face A Different Type Of Spam
News  |  4/1/2005
Articles overstuffed with keywords offer another distraction


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