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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...

eBay Finds The Google Way

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A couple of  new apps-in-the-making combine the features of Google and auctioneer eBay, making for an interesting mix of two Internet honchos. With this software installed, eBay bidders can keep track of an auction's current high bid, time remaining and other details using Google's desktop...

Minor Gmail Flaw Fixed

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Gmail flaw, discoverd by teen, has been fixed.

At Google, Things Do Go Wrong

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Google doesn't often mention its mistakes. So it was surprising to hear at Analyst Day of a Google feature that doesn't appear to be making the grade. It's an online hailer of cabs, using global positioning devices to find the nearest one. A Google exec explained that the cabs showed up to the...

Oracle Tries to Lift the Enterprise Search Malaise

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Major technology stars before Oracle have tried to sell enterprise search products. But all the deep pockets and business savvy haven't done much to awaken the slumbering market. By most estimates, sales of enterprise search equipment hover at a few hundred millions of dollars a year. In a...

Pushing the Google Too Far

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That was one humble Google at its annual Analyst Day exercise today. Humble, sober and, more tellingly, missing Google's usual swagger. The 4-hour event amounted to Google explaining life in the post-Google-Giddiness Era. For one, there's been a profound mindset change. At Google, profits...

From The Trenches: Analyst Day 2006

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Google's Eric Schmidt opens the day vowing to run the company based on the founding principles. "Principles matter, it's part of what will be coming as we grow," he said. Larry Page, co-founder, on customer trust: "There's great incentive to be trusted. Companies that win in this space will...

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