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2006
Time Warner Sells AOL UK in Final Overhaul of European Ops
October 20, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Carphone Warehouse Group has agreed to buy Time Warner unit AOL's UK Internet access business for 370 million pounds (US$689 million) in cash, transforming the mobile phone retailer into Britain's third biggest broadband provider, the two companies announced in a joint statement to the London Stock Exchange.

The all-cash transaction will give Carphone Warehouse an extra 1.5 million high-speed Internet access customers to add to an existing base of 625,000, propelling it up to third place in the broadband league table behind BT and NTL.

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Google Books Library Grows Despite Controversy
October 18, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Google said that another US university will add its books to the Internet search titan's controversial project to make the world's written works available online.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Google announced an agreement lately to expand access to hundreds of thousands of public and historical books and documents from more than 7.2 million holdings at the UW-Madison Libraries and the Wisconsin Historical Society Library to its Google Books Library Project, they said.

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Google Plans to Set up Research Center in South Korea
October 17, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Amid reports of a successful nuclear test by the North Korean government, Google lately went ahead with plans to launch a new R&D center on Korean soil.

Internet search giant Google Inc., responded to the revelation of new North Korean nuclear testing with an announcement outlining plans to open a new research and development facility on Korean soil to hire local employees and develop online services and technology for global markets, the commerce ministry and the company said in a statement.

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Yahoo: Profit Down but New Search Up
October 16, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Online media firm reports sales that miss targets and cuts revenue guidance. But stock climbs after CEO discloses vital new technology is now running.
The small business and merchant marketplace is one that Web companies have long seen as a key to long-term growth of the Internet and e-commerce. Despite plunging prices for Web domains and hosting services, millions of small merchants still do not have a Web presence.

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Microsoft Opening up Vista Kernel to Security Vendors
October 15, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Microsoft has altered its plans to keep a lock on the kernel of its upcoming Vista OS amid criticism that the move would prohibit security software vendors from developing compatible third-party products.

Apparently in response to pressure from the European Union, Microsoft has reversed its decision to lock up Vista from third-party security vendor access and now says it will make key components available to software firms such as Symantec and McAfee.

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The Googleplex Goes Solar
October 14, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Google Inc. is converting its renowned headquarters to run partly on solar power, hoping to set an example for corporate America.
Google is planning to deploy a solar electricity system that will have a capacity of 1.6 megawatts at its famed million square foot headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. It will be the largest such installation on a corporate campus in the United States and one of the largest in the world, the company said.

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Microsoft to Step Up Anti-Piracy Stance
October 13, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Anti-piracy tech shuts people out of their PCs if the OS is not activated soon after installation.
Microsoft of late said that it will build anti-piracy features into its upcoming Windows Vista operating system and Windows Longhorn server software.

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Google Pushes for Global Literacy
October 12, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

As a firm believer in the axiom that knowledge is power, Google is pushing the ability to process information just as it puts more facts and figures at the fingertips of Internet users.
Internet search titan Google announced that it would launch "The Literacy Project" at the world's largest book fair taking place in Germany this month.

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Google Premieres Free Web Gadgets Help
October 11, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Search giant lets users show Gadgets on their websites
In the latest step in its continuing effort to focus the Web services model around its own servers, Google Inc. has expanded its Gadgets program making it easier for Web Developer to add hundreds of miniature programs to independent Web sites, in a move that brings handy features to users instead of making users rely on Google.com.

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Yahoo! Launches PPC Mobile Ads
October 10, 2006 at 6:00 pm 0

Yahoo! has started a beta trial of paid-for search results on its mobile internet service in the UK and US.
Internet giant Yahoo, lately said that it has launched a beta version of sponsored text advertising tied to mobile search in the United States and the United Kingdom, a move that gives the portal a jump on rivals Google and Microsoft.

The company introduced the new Mobile Sponsored Search product as a beta service offering advertisers text-based ads, an immediate wireless Web presence with a Yahoo-created landing page and a console to manage mobile marketing campaigns.

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