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posted in April 2006

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Google Condemned For Click-Fraud Settlement
News  |  4/28/2006
The settlement won't adequately compensate harmed advertisers or penalize Google, says an attorney who has a related case pending against the company.
TransMedia Puts File Sharing On Phones
News  |  4/25/2006
The Glide Mobile service will allow users to turn their mobile phones into limited portable desktops, accessing and sharing contacts, documents, E-mail, images, music, video, and other data.
Google Experiments On Humans
Commentary  |  4/24/2006
Over at the Google blog, Ambar Pansari, a Google product manager, and Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience, admit that Google is experimenting on its users. The two confess, "From time to time, we run live experiments on Google--tests visible to a relatively few people--to discover better ways to search. We do this because there's no good substitute for understanding how
Google's Growth Outpaces Rivals
News  |  4/24/2006
Americans submitted 6.4 billion keyword queries online in March, up 15% from the previous year.
Google Pitches Business Search As 'Command Line Interface To The World'
Features  |  4/21/2006
The popular interface was Google's ticket into business search. But now it has the tools and partners to be taken seriously.
The Cost Of Click Fraud
Commentary  |  4/18/2006
Click fraud is a serious problem complicated by the fact that click fraud data is in short supply. The Click Fraud Index aims to change that. The good news is that the incidence of click fraud appears to be lower than the disturbingly high figure of 20% to 40% that has been suggested. The bad news is that at 14%, that's still a lot of bad clicks.
Google Extends Search To Enterprise Apps, Upgrades Search Hardware
News  |  4/18/2006
Google is looking to extend its domination of Internet search into enterprise applications by beefing up its enterprise search appliance, as well as launching a new developer program and new partnerships.
Google Wins Patent For Voice Search
News  |  4/17/2006
The patent covers voice interfaces for search engines, which could be a boon for cell phone users.
MySpace Gets New Security Chief
News  |  4/14/2006
The former Microsoft director of child-safe computing takes post as the community site battles lurking pedophiles.
ABC Tests Free TV On The Net
News  |  4/14/2006
The shows will features interactive ads that viewers have to watch.
Gaming Technology And Business IT Begin To Meld
Features  |  4/14/2006
The two worlds have a lot to learn from each other as businesses try to make applications more fun, and game developers learn how to manage large projects.
Google Patents Voice Search
News  |  4/12/2006
The patent covers voice interfaces for search engines, which could be a boon for cell phone users. But Google doesn't necessarily have a product in the works using the technology.
MySpace Lures Microsoft Exec To Become CSO
News  |  4/11/2006
The move follows a number of high-profile cases highlighting online dangers to children, some of which involved MySpace.
Disney-ABC To Distribute Four TV Shows Online
News  |  4/10/2006
Upcoming availability of such shows as Desperate Housewives and Lost are one indication that in the post-Napster era, the entertainment industry has lost its fear of the Net.
U.S. Census Bureau Goes Wireless
News  |  4/10/2006
The government will use mobile devices to track down people who don't respond to questionnaires. Perhaps it can stave off the kind of stinging criticism that followed the 2000 U.S. Census count.
Study: Child Porn Isn't Illegal In Most Countries
News  |  4/6/2006
A review of child pornography laws in 184 countries shows that more than half have no laws that address child pornography.
The Census Bureau Goes Wireless
News  |  4/5/2006
PDA-toting 2010 census takers will collect household information and beam it up to Uncle Sam through a cellular network.
Apple Offers Windows On Macs
Commentary  |  4/5/2006
Apple's new Intel Macs can now officially run Windows. The computer company today introduced a public beta of Boot Camp, software that lets licensed users of Microsoft Windows XP install Windows on their Intel-based Macs. The result is a computer that can boot Mac OS X or Windows. The Internet community has been feverishly trying to create just such a chimera since Apple announced its Intel-based Macs in January. One site,


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