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Adware-Maker WhenU Wins Trademark Lawsuit

Adware-Maker WhenU has won a major victory in the 2nd U. S. Court of Appeals, which ruled that WhenU did not violate trademarks with its distribution of pop-up advertising. The complaining company, 1-800-CONTACTS contended that WhenU was violating their trademark by selling pop-up ads to competitors while visitors were on ...

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MSN To Be As Relevant As Google In 6 Months

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer vowed recently that in the next 6 months, MSN Search will serve up results that are as relevant as the Google results. According to an article in ZDNet, Ballmer added that, “Search has more relevance than just the desktop. It’s important for people who search a ...

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Google Wallet Possible PayPal Rival

Google Wallet, the new online payment system that is still in development has been rumored to be a rival to eBay’s Paypal online payment system. Since rumors of the clash have been flying around for the last week or so, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, decided to step into the spotlight ...

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ODP Resource Out Of The Zone

The Open Directory Project (ODP) is the largest human-edited, all volunteer directory on the Internet and one of the two major authoritative directories acknowledged by Google (with Yahoo Directory being the other). There has been much criticism over the past few years, some warranted and some not, of slow response ...

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An Update On Yahoo Updates

Search engine guru, Danny Sullivan called for search engines to issue “weather reports” at Search Engine Strategies in San Jose last summer, informing the public on when an update to their search engine algorithms is about to occur. Yahoo has taken this to heart and is offering up their second ...

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YotoPhoto Free At Last, Free At Last

A company called YotoPhoto has emerged, which offers search for free-use photos for both personal and commercial use. According to YotoPhoto, “Yotophoto is a search engine for free-use stock photographs. Some of the images are public domain and others have generous Creative Commons (or similar) licensing. Nearly all these photographs ...

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Chinese Checkers Investigate Blog Entries

This Chinese government has decided to encourage businesses and the general population to blog but without any subversive or sexually explicit language. According to an article in BusinessWeek, “…bloggers were not allowed to post terms to MSN Spaces such as ‘democracy’, ‘human rights’ and ‘Taiwan Independence’. Attempts to enter those ...

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Yahoo Phishing Scam Catches Japanese Violater

A Japanese man from Osaka was caught phishing in Yahoo waters recently. Instead of surfing the Internet, Kazuma Tabano was busy setting up look alike websites, trying to reel in naïve customers. The Japanese man built a Yafoo site that was nearly identical to the Yahoo Japan website. Now while ...

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Is VoIP the Next Big Thing on the Internet?

First, what does VoIP have to do with the Internet? Everything. VoIP (or Internet telephony as some call it) is sending voice over the Internet and avoiding traditional local and long-distance telephone charges. According to the VoIP Service Providers website, “Residential VoIP subscribers are expected to jump from 3 million ...

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Link Scammers Prey On Good Will

There is a new reciprocal link scam that’s been going around. Instead of Webmasters emailing other Webmasters asking for reciprocal link trades, some unscrupulous Webmasters are approaching others by saying that they’ve done business with them in the past and that their link has fallen off the other person’s site ...

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