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Ask Jeeves to unveil desktop search tool

Ask Jeeves will launch a test version of its desktop search tool on Wednesday, following the launch of similar tools by rivals Microsoft on Monday and Google in October, and ahead of expected entries from America Online (AOL) and Yahoo.

Microsoft enters consumer Web logging market

Microsoft's MSN division will launch a test version of a free Web logging (blogging) service aimed at consumers on Thursday, Microsoft's first foray as a provider of this increasingly popular Internet activity for the mass consumer market.

ICQ joins webmail battles with new service

The increasingly competitive webmail market has a new player: Instant messaging provider ICQ now offers a fee-based service that includes 2G bytes of storage, a calendar feature, task manager, notepad, wireless access and support for both POP3 (Post ...

Google gives Gmail POP3 support, plans antivirus

Google will roll out POP3 (Post Office Protocol) support gradually over the coming weeks to Gmail users, who will be able to use the feature to download e-mail messages from Gmail servers to e-mail applications on devices such as PCs and wireless dev...

Mozilla launches Firefox 1.0 browser

The Mozilla Foundation has released version 1.0 of its Firefox browser, an open-source product that has generated lofty expectations that it will offer real competition to Microsoft's ubiquitous Internet Explorer.

Cerulean gives Trillian 3.0 sneak peek

The Trillian instant messaging (IM) application will feature several enhancements in its upcoming version 3.0, including new video and audio chat capabilities, enhanced IM session logs and integration with the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, according...

Google misses earnings expectations

Search maverick Google missed widely on Wall Street's earnings expectations for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2004, its first quarterly financial report after launching its initial public offering.

Google preps desktop search application

Google made a much anticipated move toward what many consider the newest frontier in the digital information search sector by announcing Thursday it is offering a test version of an application designed to let users search for information stored on t...

Lycos unfurls Circles social networking site

Lycos will release a test version of a social networking Web site that, unlike many competing ones, is more focused on letting users communicate with people they already know than on letting users get to know strangers.

Yahoo meets earnings forecast; exceeds on revenue

Yahoo significantly increased its revenue and earnings in its third quarter, the result of what the company called an accelerated pace of development for new products and services, which in turn boosted Yahoo's advertising business.

Google introduces wireless service

Google on Thursday launched a beta test version of Google SMS, a new service that lets US users of wireless devices query Google for specific information, such as business or residential listings, product prices and word definitions, the company anno...

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