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Google Desktop 2 comes out of beta

Google has removed the beta, or test, tag from the consumer and enterprise versions of its Google Desktop 2 application for indexing and finding information stored in PCs, the Mountain View, California company said Thursday.

Microsoft and Yahoo to link IM networks

Microsoft and Yahoo will make their respective consumer instant-message (IM) networks partly interoperable in the second quarter of next year, the companies announced Wednesday.

Yahoo tests podcast search tool

Yahoo has is testing a service for searching podcasts, which are audio files created for distribution using syndication feeds such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication.)

AOL CEO quiet on Microsoft rumors

America Online Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Miller remained mum, in an appearance at the Web 2.0 Conference, when asked to comment on recent rumors that Microsoft may be talking to AOL about buying it or at least about striking up a ...

Lycos to test new social networking service

After pulling the plug on its Circles social networking service, Lycos is taking another swing at this market, testing a new service imported from its South Korean parent company Daum Communications.

Google seeks to expand enterprise product lineup

Expect Google to increase its family of enterprise products in the coming 12 months by retooling some of its existing services aimed at individual users in the mass market, a Google executive said.

Firefox faces challenges as it matures

When version 1.0 of Firefox was released in November 2004, it caused a sensation as a seemingly more secure and more feature-rich option to Microsoft's ubiquitous Internet Explorer (IE) which for years had held a market share north of 90 percent and...

Microsoft and AOL eye joint venture

Microsoft is considering taking a stake in Time Warner's America Online (AOL) unit, a move that could have significant repercussions in the competitive market of consumer Internet content and services, according to reports published Thursday.

Google launches blog search

Google has added to its menu of search alternatives the option to search through the ever-popular online journals called Web logs, or blogs.

Yahoo launches beta of revamped Web mail

Yahoo has launched a test of the new version of its Web mail service with a radically redesigned user interface that works more like a typical desktop e-mail application, the Californian company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft loses bid to block Kai-Fu Lee from working

In a setback for Microsoft, a Redmond, Washington, defector and high-ranking Google executive will be able to help Google set up a research and development facility in China in the coming months while a case over his hiring comes to trial in January ...

Microsoft loses bid to block Kai-Fu Lee from working

In a setback for Microsoft , a defector and high-ranking Google executive will be able to help the company set up a research and development facility in China in the coming months while a case over his hiring comes to trial in January 2006, a judge d...

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