Yahoo.is for sale
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YAHOO.IS The domain name yahoo.is is for sale on eBay. The minimum offer is US $100,000.00. The end time is Jan-13-08 17:09:05 PST. There was no bidder yet. In accordance with Softpedia, quoted also on the eBay auction for the … Read More

Domain tasting and ICANN’s Report
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ICANN just releases a report on the domain tasting, known also as domain kiting, where the registrants use the five-day “grace-period” at the beginning os a GTLD (generic top-level domain) to test it. If the domain is a success, it … Read More

To index or not to index the feeds
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Finally, Google decided on the indexing of the feeds. The policy is now to index the multimedia podcast feeds only, as no HTML page has the same content or they have more complete item descriptions than the associated HTML page. … Read More

Recognizing text in images, patent by Google
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Time for patents. After Microsoft with the “Wish list”, now it’s time for Google to have published its patent, “Recognizing text in images”. The patent was filed by Google with the World Intellectual Property Organization in June 2007 and published … Read More

Yahoo! and online gambling search
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It seems that Yahoo! already started the campaign against online gambling. For a search with the keywords “online gambling”, the first two positions belong to a same site that was shuted down by the web hosting company for the violation … Read More

Wikia Search, the new search engine powered by MediaWiki
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Next week will be officially launched Wikia Search, powered by the free software MediaWiki and managed by Wikia Inc., with about 50 million to 100 million Web pages indexed. Wikia Search will have open-source search algorithms and application program interfaces, … Read More

US FTC new rules on online behavioral advertising
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After European Union set new rules on online advertising, U.S. Federal Trade Commissions published these days a proposed set of privacy principles governing online behavioral advertising. The FTC’s privacy program seeks to balance support for such innovation in consumer services … Read More

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft settle online gambling charges
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All the three companies have agreed to pay a total of $31.5m (£15.7m) to settle claims that they accepted online ads promoting illegal gambling, during the last ten years. Microsoft has to pay $21m, part of it as a charitable … Read More

New Google tools for webmasters: Video Sitemaps
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Google Video team joined the Sitemaps to introduce Video Sitemaps, allowing an XML submission of video assets for your site. This new tool will ease your self-hosted videos to compete with the big sites, like YouTube, when someone use Google … Read More

New features in Google Webmaster Tools for SEO
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Google helps the webmasters by introducing two new features in Google Webmaster Tools: Content analysis and Sitemap details. Some errors reported by Google are due, in fact, to problems in their crawling, but these are minor errors of the new … Read More

Yahoo! in Romania
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In accordance with the information published by the Romanian newspaper România Liberă, Yahoo! intends to open a center for software research and development in Romania, and a specific 100% Romanian portal. Zoltan Somodi, a state secretary at the Communication Minister, … Read More

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