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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...

Sun seeks to increase and boost corporate blogging

About 16 months after officially encouraging employees to take up Web logging, Sun Microsystems now estimates that between 1,500 and 2,000 staffers are engaged in this increasingly popular practice of publishing online journals, according to the man ...

Firefox upgrade offers improved usability, security

Users will find significant enhancements in usability, performance, extensibility, security and privacy in the upcoming test version of Firefox 1.5, the first major upgrade of the popular open source browser since the launch of Firefox 1.0 in Novembe...

Microsoft, Google spar in Kai-Fu Lee case

Google and Microsoft are battling in a Seattle courtroom, arguing over what type of work a high-ranking Google executive should and shouldn't be allowed to perform in the coming months, while a case over his hiring comes to trial in January 2006.

Beta of Firefox 1.5 due next week

The first beta test version of the next major upgrade to the popular Firefox open-source browser will be available next week, the Mozilla Foundation announced on Tuesday.

Google to launch instant messaging service

Google will continue expanding beyond its core search engine and push further into Web portal territory when it launches on Wednesday an instant messaging (IM) service with voice communications capabilities.

Google updates desktop search

Google has improved its Google Desktop PC and Web search application by adding to it a panel that provides information from a variety of sources.

Firefox lost market share in July to IE

Microsoft's Internet Explorer halted the steady market share advance of The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser in July, a Web site monitoring company announced Friday.

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