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EBay tops earnings, revenue expectations in Q2

EBay exceeded Wall Street's revenue and earnings expectations in its 2005 second quarter, ended June 30, helped by strong performance in the U.S. and Germany and in its PayPal unit, the online marketplace said Wednesday.

Internet users ignorant about data privacy

Internet users in the United States are dangerously ignorant about the type of data that website owners collect from them and how that data is used, making them vulnerable to fraud and misuse of their personal information, a new study finds.

Yahoo revamps video search index

Yahoo Inc. has broadened the index of its video search engine, adding more international content and for the first time providing support for Macromedia Inc.'s Flash animation.

Amazon turns 10, helped by strong tech, service

When Amazon.com opened its online bookstore 10 years ago, it faced an uncertain future as it set out to prove that a retailer that sold exclusively via the Internet could succeed against established competitors with physical stores.

Yahoo opens new research lab focused on search tech

Yahoo will open a new research facility in August in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley focused on areas that include search technology, shared media content, camera phones and metadata, Yahoo announced Friday.

Firefox gains on IE in June

The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser nibbled off a small market-share portion from Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) in June, continuing a consistent monthly trend this year.

Google readies toolbar for Firefox

Google has developed a toolbar for The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser that contains almost all the features found in Google's toolbar for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, according to a company official.

Advertiser sues Google over click fraud

Google knows that click fraud is rampant in its pay-per-click advertising program and hasn't seriously attempted to prevent this practice of individuals clicking on ads with malicious intent, an advertiser has charged in a lawsuit filed against Googl...

US Supreme Court rules against Grokster

Grokster and StreamCast Networks can be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of their peer-to-peer file-sharing software, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The decision in the case Grokster v. MGM is a major win for the mo...

Microsoft preps Web front-end to IM server

Companies using Microsoft's Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 will be able to provide Web access to the enterprise instant messaging system with a component the software maker is currently developing.

PayPal introduces suite for SMBs

PayPal on Monday moved to increase its presence among small and medium-size businesses with a new suite of services, the first nonhosted offering from this provider of online payments.

Yahoo search engine reaches fee-based content

Yahoo Inc.'s search engine is gaining hooks into fee-based content from news providers such as Dow Jones & Co. Inc.'s The Wall Street Journal Online and from research providers such as Forrester Research Inc.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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