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Google buys search tech from UNSW

Google has acquired search engine technology from the University of New South Wales that the institution described last year as potentially revolutionary.

Sellers have high expectations for eBay Express

Expectations for eBay Express are running high among experienced eBay sellers, who view the upcoming specialty site as a potentially significant new channel and have their fingers crossed that the company will build and market it properly.

Google upgrades toolbar for Firefox

Google is testing an upgrade to its toolbar for Mozilla's Firefox browser, including enhancements to the search box and an antiphishing feature, the California, company announced Thursday.

Google, AOL nail down partnership details

Google has finalized the details of its expanded partnership with Time Warner's America Online (AOL) subsidiary, including the acquisition of a 5 percent stake in AOL for US$1 billion, Google said Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Ex...

Google zaps official blog by mistake

Google has pie on its face after staffers accidentally deleted the company's main official blog Monday night and a user unaffiliated with Google temporarily took possession of the Web address.

EBay, Amazon extend RSS features

EBay and Amazon.com this week announced extensions to their content syndication capabilities, the latest example of e-commerce players using this popular technology to facilitate the flow of product information to potential buyers in order to help s...

Google to launch financial Web site

Google has launched a financial news and information Web site called Google Finance that will be in direct competition with well-established ones such as Yahoo's Yahoo Finance and Microsoft's MSN Money.

Judge: Google must provide index data to government

In a highly anticipated decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that Google has to provide the U.S. government with information about its search engine's index. The case highlights the tension between online user privacy and law-enforcement needs.

Google subpoena debated in court

Google and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday went before a judge who has to decide whether the search engine operator needs to comply with a government subpoena requiring it to turn over search usage records.

Analysts: PC market to slow down in 2006

Shipments of PCs worldwide will grow at a slower pace in 2006 than in 2005, partly because the replacement cycle for desktop PCs has hit a peak, according to market researcher Gartner.

Google to settle click-fraud lawsuit for US$90M

Google has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought against it over the issue of click fraud, which some industry experts believe could seriously threaten the company's main source of revenue: pay-per-click advertising. Google will pay as much...

Microsoft to release beta of enhanced search engine

Microsoft will begin testing an enhanced version of its search engine which will feature a new image search service, a redesigned user interface, new tools to refine query results and a new name: Windows Live Search.

Blinkx revamps search application

Blinkx has revamped its desktop and Web search application, giving it a new name and adding new features to it, the San Francisco provider of search engine services plans to announce on Tuesday.

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