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Reporters Without Boarders is a public interest group established to protect the right of reporters, journalists, and bloggers to witness and report on events.

It is calling on Internet users and bloggers to support six key proposals it issued last week “… aimed at ensuring that Internet-sector companies respect free expression when operating in repressive countries.” Read more…

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

SEO Tip :: MSN Search by IP Number

Have you ever wanted to know what other sites share an IP number with your client? A search conducted using this format at MSN: ip: ###.###.###.###, will reveal all the sites in the MSN index hosted at that IP. Read more…

A full weekend has passed since Larry Page made the last of what was assumed to be three major speeches from the heads of the three major search engines at the 2006 CES convention in Las Vegas. Page’s lackluster announcements on Google Pack and Google Video followed similar underwhelming performances by Yahoo’s Terry Semel and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. Perhaps expectations had been placed too high by the press. Scheduled fresh on the heels of the Christmas-New Year’s slump, commentators and observers wrote highly speculative pieces, mostly about Google. By Friday afternoon however, what might have been, simply was not. Read more…

Bill Gates opened the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last night calling this the decade of the digital lifestyle and workstyle. While his keynote speech only touched on search in general terms, he played down the threat of Google in an earlier interview and noted IBM as Microsoft’s chief competitor. Read more…

An interesting phenomenon is coming to a monitor near you, perhaps the one you are looking at right now. The days of convergence are upon us. The trend towards the merging of media via the Internet is already causing significant cultural shifts as witnessed by the power bloggers have exercised in relation to TV and print journalism. What a difference an era makes. A decade ago, the traditional media set the pace by telling our stories and provided practical means of mass-communications. Today, the Internet provides a globally stable transmission line and the Web serves as both production studio and broadcast medium. The Internet’s growth and more importantly, the ease of access for anyone with a computer, a connection and a bit of talent, has pushed the majority of traditional media outlets into a period of survival strategy and planning. Read more…

Yahoo and TiVo today announced a partnership between the two firms that, as of Monday will allow users to program their TiVo recorders via the search portal.

The new feature places a “Record to my TiVo” button on Yahoo TV pages and likely on other TV related content found in the Yahoo network. When a TiVo user (who also has a Yahoo membership) clicks the button, a signal is sent to their TiVo unit. Users are cautioned to expect a one hour lag time if their TiVo is connected with broadband and a 36-hour lag if they use dial-up. TiVo is said to be in discussions with other search firms as well.

The major search engines are all investing heavily in video with Yahoo and Google leading the pack. In August, Yahoo signed deals with CNN and ABC News, expanding the content offered through Yahoo TV.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Revolution 2.1

The second Internet revolution has clearly started to take shape. Remember the massive changes forecast by hundreds of tech-writers, including myself, for the past two years? While slower in coming than expected, the last critical stage for their mass adoption of these changes, their introduction, appears to have begun. Welcome to Revolution 2.1. Read more…

Google and Sun Microsystems held a joint news conference today to announce a multi-year collaborative agreement in which both companies will help distribute the other’s software. The agreement also sets the stage for Google and Sun to introduce server-side software that could pose a serious challenge to Microsoft’s Office suite. Read more…

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Monday, September 26th, 2005

Don't Buy Junk.com

For budding Internet entrepreneurs Andrew Holt and Rishi Khaitan, building a better mousetrap was the key component in their vision of the upstart comparison search engine dontbuyjunk.com. Behind the sparse front page is a wealth of products, information and consumer recommendations on a wide array of consumer and business electronic goods. Read more…

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Vint Cerf Talks Google

Last week Google hired a net-god, Vinton Cerf, as its “chief Internet evangelist”. Google’s hiring of Cerf has set off a wide range of speculation among Internet watchers. Vint Cerf is not what many would consider a “normal” person and is no where near a “normal” employee. Cerf has been called the Father of the Internet and the most important person alive. Read more…