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The United Nations Of Accoona

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The Internet search engine Accoona's last big bash was in December 2004, when its site went live. Now it's time to party again. And for some bold predictions that it'll be search's next big thing.At a press event March 8 at the United Nations building in New York City, Chief

Come Back Google Boy, Come Back

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The last we saw our hero, Google Boy, he was fighting to keep the prying eyes of the Department of Justice off its users search terms. Now, our teen-aged caped crusader is settling lawsuits. Just doesn't seem right that our freedomi-fighting wunderkind faces off with the federales, but now is...

Google's $90 Million Answer For Click Fraud

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Google's agreed to settle a class action, click fraud lawsuit for around $90 million. Now it's upto the judge to approve the proposal. To settle the case, Google wants to let any advertiser since 2002 bring a click fraud complaint. Usually, they only get 60 days to do so. Total reimbursements

Searching For A Way To Best Google

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Here's more from a recent interview with Justin Osmer, the guy in charge of Microsoft's new search engine. Osmer's under a lot of pressure. None other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates predicted a few weeks ago that Microsoft's new search engine is better than No. 1 Google's. The latest MSN...

Quick, To The Google Phone

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Google seems far behind chief rival Microsoft Corp. when it comes to getting its features off the PC and onto other personal electronic devices. Microsoft makes software for many different kinds of cell phones plus TVs, stereos, personal digital assistants, watches, and more. For now, the furthest...

MSN Search Revs Up New Engine

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Microsoft said it will soon offer a better, faster, more curious search engine. A beta version of the search engine debuts at Live.com in a few hours. It, and a revision in a few months, will be a serious challenge to market leader Google Inc., said MSN Search Senior Product Manager Justin...

Developers Enlist To Fight The Google Wars

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Google snags 80 developers and counting by offering their tools at a popular online buffet.

Ray Ozzie's Big Idea? A Clip Board

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Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Ray Ozzie's big idea is a clip board. His idea is rooted in really simple syndication (RSS) as a means of "wiring-the-web," he wrote on his blog, and spoke of during a presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference on March 7. In simple terms,...

European Publishers Throw Punches

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It's a tough time to be an online book publisher in Europe. On March 6, major European book publishers took a swipe at Amazon Inc. during a publishing conference panel. One participant said Amazon was a bigger threat than Google. Meanwhile, Google faces a possible legal showdown in France....

Google's In The GDrive Seat

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New evidence emerges of Google building a virtual hard drive where consumers and enterprises can store an unlimited amount of Google mail, instant messages, searches, downloads and other kinds of data. The hints were part of a Google Analyst Day presentation that appeared briefly online, but...

Microsft, Google Feeding RSS Showdown

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Google watchers may want to tune into an address on March 7 by Microsoft's Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego. At the conference, Ozzie plans to unveil some of his recent ideas about bridging computer desktops and RSS feeds. RSS is...

Will The New ATT Be Neutral?

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From Google's perspective, the newly-proposed telecom duo of AT&T and Bellsouth can't be good combination. "Uh oh." That means there's an even louder, more influential voice supporting a very biased Internet. It'll be one where Google and other Internet-based companies must pay broadband providers...

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