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The latest news bites emanating from the Googleplex.

Did Google Just Become eBay?

February 25, 2006 6:02 PM
Google plans to tie-in its own online payment features to Google Base, thus transforming Base into even more of an online market place ala eBay or Amazon. Base users, at an undisclosed future date, will be able to  buy items on Google Base using their Google Accounts, or so says

Analyst Day: This Coming Thursday

February 24, 2006 11:02 AM
The billionaire boys club open up their treehouse on March 2.

Yahoo Digs Its Claws Deeper Into Wikipedia

February 23, 2006 8:02 PM
Yahoo! Search has a new feature to more easily pinpoint details within Wikipedia-created  Web pages that show up in Yahoo search results. Wikipedia entries returned by Yahoo search now contain a feature called quick links, which when clicked upon jump to a specific portion of the Wikipedia entry. For

Is That Google In Your Palm?

February 23, 2006 7:02 PM
It seems that now whenever a cell phone short messaging service or Web browser  queries Google's search engine,  Google adjusts the results to fit the phone's smaller screen, writes Google software engineer Roger Skubowius. It's in order to "make it as easy as possible to read on a small screen," he

Getting To Be As Big As Google

February 23, 2006 6:02 PM
A few minutes with Francois Bourdoncle, co-founder and chief executive of Exalead, the global business and consumer search provider. He has a few tricks up his sleeves that Google doesn't. Q: How is it you plan to topple Google? A:  Our product is superior. The entry barrier has never

Google Stops Turning The Page

February 23, 2006 1:02 PM
Google's Web page maker meant for the regular guy, the one that doesn't know what HTML is, can be downloaded here. But wait a little while, Google says for now it has run out of capacity for any more accounts. "We decided in advance to limit the number of

SAP Working On Enterprise Search Zapper

February 22, 2006 6:02 PM
SAP says it may enhance its NetWeaver line-up of corporate computing features with a powerful new search technique. "Bottom line is that this is an area we are examining, as we are doing with many areas related to business intelligence, but customer needs will dictate what actually is added to

New Google Goo For Business Desktops

February 22, 2006 12:02 PM
Google Inc. has released a new version of its computer desktop search feature aimed at businesses. It's available here. The feature is free, but it comes with options that aren't. The new release, in beta, lets IT network administrators shut down any of the features. That includes controversial ones, like

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