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Yahoo offers Movable type

Yahoo is now offering the popular Movable Type blogging software. This follows this weekend's news of Yahoo's acquisition of Del.icio.us, a popular online bookmarking tool used by bloggers, as well as their recent acquisition of Flickr, which offers a way...

Yahoo undercuts Skype pricing

Yahoo said yesterday that a new version of its Yahoo Messenger software (http://voice.yahoo.com/) to be launched in the next few days will include "Phone Out," (eerily similar to SkypeOut) with low per-minute charges for PC-to-phone calls, and "Phone In,"...

Google Calendar launches

Rumor has it that Google Calendar will launch tomorrow. Kudos to Russell Shaw for noticing the Google domain simply by playing a word guessing game. Jeremy has some insightful thoughts and a feature "wish list" for Google Calendar. Personally, I'm...

Google integrates Web Search with Google Groups

I was searching Google on "Perl for ISAPI rather than perl.exe" and noticed at the bottom of the search results was some strange icons (question mark and exclamation mark in a white ballon) and a different set of search results...

Google Gtalkr for Google Talk

Gtalkr is a Flash-based website-enabling access to Google Talk and was launched yesterday as a beta. It allows you to access your Google Talk (Gtalk) instant messaging account without the software client installed, from any computer that has Flash installed....

Chitika cheaters?

I came across this blog post on Jensense talking about Chitika ads, which claimed that the unaudited Chitika revenue numbers didn't line up with the "audited revenue" Chitika numbers. All bloggers knew that there might be some click fraud which...

Sensis and eStara launch click to call

Sensis, known as "Australia's Google" launched a pay-per-call pilot on its search engine, sensis.com.au, powered by eStara's click to call technology. Users of sensis.com.au can initiate a phone conversation with advertisers with a simple click of the mouse. The partnership...

Google's new home page?

Anyone notice that if you are logged onto your Google Adsense account, Google Groups account, or Google Gmail account that the Google home page now includes a "Personalized Home" option, "My Account" option, and "Sign Out" option? And if you...

Google Click to Call

Google is testing click-to-call based on the search results. I wrote about this possibility of Google Click-to-call back in January - I even Photoshopped some phone icons next to search results. :) Anyway, on Google, do a search, click the...

Go Google Shopping this Holiday season

Google just announced the addition of local merchants' content to Froogle. Simply enter the item you're looking for and your location information, and Froogle will show locations nearby that offer the product and pinpoint the stores on a map. Somebody...

And Now for Something Completely Different: Google Goes Wi-Fi

How about Google being granted a Wi-Fi lease in Mountain View, CA, and announcing plans to immediately start building a metropolitan Wi-Fi network? What will this model look like after it’s been Google-ized?  Will access be free to users, with...

Google Base impresses

Googe Base has just launched and already I see 491,058 results for the keyword "car" (click my Google Base search screenshot below). I'm impressed. Geez, this thing literally just launched and it already has 491,058 search results - how is...

Risk on Google Maps

LiewCF has a post that mentions Liew writes, "If you play Risk (board game), then you may want to try out Risk on Google Map". Liew also points out that the Risk game was developed using the Google Maps API....

XBox requires e911?

This morning I wrote about the congressional hearing discussing a draft of legislation to create a statutory framework for Internet Protocol and Broadband Services.I didn't have time to listen to the entire hearing and comment on all of it, so...

Microsoft's Bill Gates take on Google

I received my Entireweb Newsletter this morning and it had a couple of interesting quotes from Bill Gates taken from a Computing article.First, check out this jab Bill Gates throws at Google:"Which Google products are you talking about? Seriously? Other...

Click to call continues to grow

With companies such as Ingenio and eStara promoting click-to-call technology and ecommerce sites looking to add click-to-call to help close sales, "click-to-call VoIP" (click on a web link and initiate a VoIP call) continues to make strides. Google, eBay, Yahoo...

Google and Comcast want AOL

From Greg's blog titled Google, Comcast & AOL??? Oh my.This just crossed the wire. Oh my.These are interesting times indeed.Google Inc. and Comcast Corp. are in "serious discussions" to buy a minority stake in Time Warner's America Online, a source...

The Google Universe

Chief executive Eric Schmidt estimates that Google won't manage to index all the world's information until around the 24th century. Thus, it would take 300 years to index all the world's information and make it searchable, Google's chief executive Eric...

Google Infoglobe

Can't get enough Google? I mean between checking your GMail, searching Google for interesting blogs, and talking via Google Talk, pretty much your entire waking world revolves around Google, so why not have Google revolve your "sleeping world" as well?...

Microsoft vs. Google the Tit-for-Tat war

Two days ago I pondered whether Google would acquire Technorati or finally build their own blog search engine. Just a few hours later from this post, Google announced Google Blog Search. Actually, I planned it that way! ;) Of course,...

Google Blog Search beta

Google Blog Search BetaLooks like Google has a blog search engine after all - Google Blog Search beta. The screenshot is a search on "voip blog". <click the image above for a larger view of Google Search Beta> I'm listed...

Google buys Technorati

Google buys Technorati - sounds plausible doesn't it? Since it seems to be end-of-summer merger mania (ebay buys Skype for example). Tom Raftery thinks it might be Rupert Murdock eyeing Technorati, which after the recent acquisition of MySpaces.com would be...

Oracle and Siebel what does it mean?

My analysis of the recent Oracle acquiring Siebel deal.Oracle/Siebel - we want to own your customer data (Oracle) and present that data with the best CRM application front-end (Siebel).Microsoft - we're trying really hard to own your customer data (Microsoft...

Microsoft's Ballmer on the war path again

At the Microsoft conference yesterday, Steve Ballmer acknowledged salesforce.com's industry leadership and competitive threat: "We're going to give Salesforce a very effective run for their money…" (i.e. Microsoft CRM)Well at least he didn't toss a chair and wow to "f*ing...

Google hires Vint Cerf

Google Inc. announces that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime technologist who is widely known as a “founding father” of the Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.When Microsoft was pressed for comment they stated "First it was Kai-Fu Lee and...
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