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Wed
23
Aug
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Google Music Trends Track Music Habits

Google has introduced a new program for Google Talk users that tracks their music listening habits and posts the results online for others to view. Activating Google Music Trends To activate Google Music Trends, users must have a gmail account and ... Google Talk, the search giant's one-year-old instant messaging program. The option for Google to track your music likes is voluntary, and to participate you must check the Google Music Trends option in the Google Talk settings menu. How does it work? Google Music Trends tracks your music preferences by registering each song you listen to via Google ... (view more)

Tue
22
Aug
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'Google Talk', and 'Flash Mute'

Google Talk We recommend this highly! Every Saturday for the last 6 weeks we've spent 4 or more hours on Google Talk with a friend in Australia working on a project. We experience no lost connections and great sound quality. Google Talk beats every ... other Internet phone service we've seen! http://www.google.com/talk/ Flash Mute FlashMute is a tool which allows you to mute / unmute Flash Movies loaded in a browser exclusively -- and even all other the sounds produced by the browser. http://www.indev.no/?p=projects#flashmute (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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Google, Yahoo Team Up to Fight Click Fraud

Scams are nothing new for the Internet and its 'netizens. Whether it be the infuriating advertising brought on by Spyware, bundled adware commonly found in peer-to-peer downloading, or good old fashioned credit card number theft, the worldwide web ... has been a beacon of crime and mischief for some time. However, one interesting little scam, "click fraud", is now being targeted by some of the industry's biggest names, and the movement has both the American court and government system involved. "Click fraud" is defined as the exploitation of pay-by-click advertisements for the purpose of profit. ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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Google To Give Away The Internet For Free!

Residents of Mountain View, California -- where Google is based -- now have a new reason to appreciate their hometown company. The organization announced that it will be giving away free wireless (WiFi) Internet access to the entire city. Mountain ... View has a population of about 72,000, but with major tech firms like Google and VeriSign based there, that number can reach up to 100,000 during the day. However, Google is confident that its new service can weather the masses. "We aren't concerned about being able to handle the load," assured Google executive Chris Sacca. "We think we have built a ... (view more)

Thu
10
Aug
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MySpace and Google Join Forces

On Monday, MySpace.com's parent company, Fox Interactive Media (owned by News Corp) announced a newly launched deal with Google that will give the search engine exclusive rights to online search results and sponsored ads on the MySpace web ... community. The deal also gives Google the same access to Fox Interactive Media's other online enterprises such as RottenTomatoes.com and Scout.com. (Source: news.com ) Agreement Stipulations The agreement stipulates that in exchange for being Fox Interactive's exclusive search engine and ad provider, Google will pay $900 million U.S. from its AdSense ... (view more)

Tue
08
Aug
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Microsoft and Google Want to Heal You: New Health Services Rumoured

The next theatre of war for Google and Microsoft might be a realm previously and popularly unassociated with information technology: healthcare and medicine. Amidst rumors that Google is strongly considering the release of a Health search and/or ... service, Microsoft is apparently closing in on a constructive build of its Windows Live Healthcare. The exact message for the Redmond-based company is still unclear, as Microsoft executives, including corporate vice president of Health Solutions Peter Neupert, remain very hush when it comes to details. (Source: microsoft-watch.com ) For months, both ... (view more)

Thu
03
Aug
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Search and Suffer: Imitation Google Page Threatens with Trojan

It appears as though a rather clever imitation of Google's toolbar download is infecting thousands of innocent users with a Trojan horse. Looking almost exactly like the original Google downloads page, those who request files from the imitation site ... are finding their systems loaded with W32.Ranky.FW. The Trojan turns any unlucky PC into a raving automaton, spreading itself by simply requesting recipients of spam emails to follow a suggested link. The problem was first discovered by online rent-a-cops at Surfcontrol, who have since declared that the Trojan horse program is far from perfect in ... (view more)

Wed
02
Aug
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The Google Hate Speech Incident

Is the FBI poking around your e-mail? Randall C. Ashby II used his Google Mail (Gmail) account to distribute hate speech -- and that was all the feds needed to investigate him. On May 22nd, 2006, Ashby signed up for Gmail and sent a threatening ... message to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP immediately forwarded the offensive letter to the FBI. Here's a transcript of Ashby's e-mail: Warning: The following quote contains disturbing content! "You are no match for our numbers and our power. We will come out of the night and rise from the dirt to ... (view more)

Wed
26
Jul
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A Search Engine For The Blind: Google Unveils Accessible Web Search

Google has just unveiled Accessible Web Search , a search engine for the visually-challenged. Here's how it works: Regular Google sorts search results primarily by how relevancy, but Accessible Search takes it a step further by also listing pages ... will that will be easy for the blind to navigate. To meet Google's Accessible Web Search criteria, a web Site has to be "visually simple." That means it should contain few images, work well even if those images are turned off, and can be navigated primarily with a keyboard. (Source: google.com ) Before Google Accessible Web Search, searching the ... (view more)

Wed
26
Jul
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Top 10 Sites That Have Changed The Internet ... For Me

I was thinking about how far the internet has come since I started blogging a few years ago (over yonder at Blogger back then), and decided it was time to show some love for the websites that I wonder how I ever lived without. I know I've left great ... sites out, so it's up to you to fill in the blanks. Anyway, without further ado, here are the top 10 websites that have changed the internet for me: 1. Google. For me, Google = Internet. What good would the net be without this search engine? Google is so ubiquitous, that we sometimes forget about it. It's just the search box, right? No! It's the ... (view more)

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