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Wed
19
Mar
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Google Closes Acquisition of DoubleClick

Google recently announced that it has completed negotiations before European anti-trust commissioners, and is finally able to close its $3.1 billion deal to acquire DoubleClick. The new addition to the Google brand will bring a greater concentration ... of advertising power within one corporation. However, anti-trust hearings in the US and Europe felt that the companies could merge because they occupied different parts of the advertising search market (Google is the dominant online supplier of text-relevant ads, while DoubleClick is a large advertiser for banner ads). (Source: nytimes.com ) ... (view more)

Fri
15
Feb
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'Google Experimental Search', and 'Belvedere'

Google Experimental Search Google is always experimenting with new features aimed at improving the search experience. Take one for a spin. http://www.google.com/experimental/index.html Belvedere Keep your desktop or any other folder on your hard ... drive organized and under control with Belvedere, an automated Windows file management tool. Use Belvedere's friendly interface to create advanced rules to move, copy, delete, rename, or open files based on their name, extension, size, creation date, and more. Sets up rules for taking actions on files based on the name of a file, its extension, size, ... (view more)

Thu
07
Feb
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Will Yahoo Help Microsoft Slay the Google Monster?

Microsoft is hoping that its acquisition of Yahoo will help it gain ground on the advertising and search front, and adding Yahoo's 500 million users to its base. But assuming that Jerry Yang and Co. yield to the Redmond giant, will it be enough? The ... New York Times recently ran a picture depicting the Microsoft and Google as two large sharks consuming everything in their path: aQuantive, DoubleClick, and MultiMap. Then there are the smaller exclusivity agreements with prominent tech companies such as The Wall Street Journal and Facebook for Microsoft, and Google's deals with MySpace, Fox, and ... (view more)

Wed
06
Feb
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Advent of the 'Social Search'

Israeli-based Delver is looking to use social networking profiles as the basis for returning relevant Internet searches. The idea is simple enough; a user logs into the search engine and allows access to personal information on sites like ... del.icio.us, LinkedIn and Flickr. The system then creates a custom made search pattern based on profiles, tags from your friend's, blogs, and any other available information on social sites. Instead of the traditional text results page, Delver's search engine (called Semingo) displays your search in a web-like graphic, with information built on you and your ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jan
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Limit Searches to a Column in MS Excel

Many of us have and use MS Excel Worksheets that accumulate more and more data over time. Pretty soon you will find yourself mucking about in all of that data, trying to search for something specific. We all know that we can search in MS Excel by ... using CTRL + F to display the Find tab of the Find and Replace dialog box and do a search of the entire worksheet. If you want to place a limit on your search, however, there is another way to do this. Follow the steps below: Select the range you want to search before you press CTRL + F. Perhaps you only want to search a specific column in your ... (view more)

Mon
07
Jan
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Can a Guy Named Jimmy Wales Kill Google?

Along comes Jimmy Wales with a $4 million (not billion) investment from Bessemer Ventures, an investment from Amazon of an undisclosed amount, and some private money from a handful of angel investors that include Marc Andreesen (cofounder of ... Netscape), Josh Kopelman (Half.com), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), and Ron Conway (an early investor in Google, PayPal and Ask Jeeves). And while no one knows the exact amount of funding that Jimmy has received, it's probably safe to guess that, altogether, it's less than $100 million. In a relatively short span of technology history, Google has achieved revenues ... (view more)

Mon
24
Dec
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'Google Microsoft Search', and 'Hide Folder'

Google Microsoft Search Search just Microsoft-related sites using Google's famous engine. http://www.google.com/microsoft.html Hide Folder The free Hide Folder is computer security software meant to help hide your private files. Others will not know ... where your personal files exist and they will not be able to accidentally view them. You can hide folders simply with a few mouse clicks. Hide Folder is protected by a password that you can change or remove at any time. http://www.cleanersoft.com/hidefolder/free_hide_folder.htm (view more)

Fri
14
Dec
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Ask.com Offers Secret Searching

The Ask.Com search engine now offers users the ability to search without any records being collected. Anyone using the site can, with just two clicks, make sure details such as their IP address (which identifies the particular computer they are ... using) and the phrase they are searching for are not stored by the site. (Source: irconnect.com ) The service is titled AskEraser. Some critics have noted that the name is slightly misleading; rather than erasing data, it simply makes sure the information is never written in the first place. It only applies to future searches and it isn't possible to ... (view more)

Fri
07
Dec
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What Crap Did We Search for This Year?

So, who is it that we can't get enough of while surfing the worldwide web? Whose life, what toys, and which topics pique our interests the most? It's no surprise that Americans are obsessed with celebrity and celebrities. That's why it may not be ... particularly shocking to hear that 2007's most searched term was none other than 'Britney Spears', the blonde Louisianan who went from dorm room poster queen to bearing the brunt of international snickers over the course of one really poor life decision. Let's face it, Spears has become that highway accident we can't bear to miss. Funny thing is, in ... (view more)

Wed
12
Sep
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Google Earth: Can it Find You?

Could Google Earth's privacy-invading tendencies save your life? Maybe one day, but right now the Internet search leader is on the lookout for missing people. Renowned aviator Steve Fossett is currently on the search list. The pilot disappeared over ... the Nevada desert after taking off in a small plane early last week. Two days later Google became involved in the case when his friend, British billionaire Richard Branson, proposed that Fossett be located through the company's satellite mapping service. Branson said "I'm talking with friends at Google about seeing whether we can look at satellite ... (view more)

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