Google, Yahoo And Microsoft Adopt Human Rights Rules

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are set to adopt a new set of guidelines on how to do business in countries that restrict free speech and expression.

MTV Offering…Music Videos?
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MTVWith the launch of a single site, MTV has apparently put my biggest knock against the network to bed. That’s the lack of music videos of course.

Guy Goes to Jail After Pointing Cops to His YouTube Video
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What you post about yourself online can come back to haunt you. Who doesn’t know this? Well, a motorcyclist in the UK named Sandor Ferenci apparently didn’t until now. He posted videos of himself doing tricks and speeding at 130 miles-per-hour around Banbury, Oxfordshire before being arrested.

Google Increasing Ad Saturation
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If you can think of a way in which Google could monetize something, feel free to contact the company; it would probably be all ears.  Google’s made revenue-seeking moves ranging from quite smart to questionable recently, and the sheer volume of them is starting to add up to a significant grab.

Women Driving Online Video Growth
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The growth in the online video audience is no longer being driven by early adopters but has spread to other demographic segments that use it to access media.

Over the past six months, the popularity of online video has grown significantly with women and older consumers, helping to close the age and gender gap within the growing online video audience in the U.S. according to data from Ipsos Media CT’s Motion study.

Report: MySpace Closing Netherlands Office

Ever hear of Hyves?  MySpace has.  The Dutch social network, which boasts around seven million members, kept MySpace Netherlands from establishing much of a market share, and seems to have been a big reason Rupert Murdoch’s property decided to close its Amsterdam office.

Social Media Causing Data Leaks At Work
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For large companies, the costs associated with malware now amount to an average of more than $125,000 per month.

The costs of repairing malware attacks and corporate data leaks have increased along with employee usage of Web 2.0, and social media at work, according to a study commissioned by FaceTime Communications.

The use of social media applications is popular with more than 60 percent of all companies surveyed having eight or more these applications in use on their networks.

How Smart Are The Candidates?
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If you had to rely on the Internet to tell you how smart 2008’s presidential and vice presidential candidates are, your journey would end either without an answer (if you have a sufficient IQ of your own) or some wildly skewed perceptions (if you are, kindly, a trusting soul).

Cox To Rollout Wireless Service
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Cox Communications has announced it will offer its customers wireless service in 2009, including, digital cable, high-speed Internet and telephone.

The company says the move is a milestone as it was the first to introduce a voice, video and data bundle to the marketplace in 1997. Today, 64 percent of Cox customers by multiple services from the company and one-third subscribe to all three offerings.

Google Earth On The iPhone

When Google first launched Google Earth, you pretty much needed a cutting-edge PC in order to power it. My, how far it’s come! Today, Google has announced it has managed to stuff Google Earth into an iPhone/iPod Touch application–which you can download for free!

Here’s what you can do with Google Earth on your iCandy iPhone:

Google Street View Expected To Launch In Spain

You know the routine: small cars weighed down with large cameras are spotted in some city.  Then, without any warning, a Google Street View update occurs weeks or months later.  But it looks like photos of Spain should become public in the very near future, and a more comprehensive international release schedule may also have been made known.

Google Earth For iPhone Introduced
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Don’t be surprised if a lot of iPhone users start to demonstrate a surprisingly good grasp of geography.  Google Earth for iPhone (and iPod touch) has been introduced, making it easier than ever for them to explore cities and research spaces.

YouTube Calls For Help in Youth Violence Fight
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In an effort to crack down on Youth Violence, YouTube is calling upon its community of users to help flag videos uploaded to the site that feature underage people doing violent things like fighting each other. Once a video is flagged, the YouTube team will review it and decide if removal is justified.

Jupitermedia President Chris Cardell Resigns

Jupitermedia Corporation has announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Cardell, has resigned.

Obama Redistribution of Wealth Video Rockets on YouTube
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An Obama video where the Senator talks about his desire to use government to "redistribute the wealth" has rocketed to the top of YouTube with over 1 million views since yesterday. It was linked to by The Drudge Report early this morning.

Catch a Whiff of Google’s Latest Gmail Offering
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Google has added a number of new emoticons for Gmail. You know, smilies. But that’s not all there is. Let’s just cut to the chase. There’s an animated pile of feces.

LinkedIn Begins Market Survey Business
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Tuesdays and Wednesdays tend not to be too special, but LinkedIn’s having a profitable midweek.  Yesterday, the company announced that it had received $22.7 million in funding.  Today, it launched LinkedIn Surveys.

AdWords Expands the Box

Google’s been using plusboxes in its organic results for quite some time now, but only in the last few months have we begun seeing those in paid results as well. Back in March, we first started spotting video ads in similar Google AdWords plusboxes, and now Google’s added expanded product results with images:

Google Enterprise Gets First UK Distribution Partner

If everything goes according to Google’s plan, Google Enterprise is about to become a lot more popular outside the U.S.  Specialist Computer Holdings has, you see, been picked as its first U.K. distribution partner.

Google Points Voters To The Info They Need

Google has noticed a lack of organization on the web when it comes to information on voting. That includes registration info and simply where to go to vote. In an effort to combat this problem, they’ve put together a couple tools to help potential voters find such information.

Apple Stock Hit Twice By Bloggers
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One might say the Internet is anything you want it to be—a truth machine or spreader of lies—maybe it’s both. In light of recent events Apple would say it’s the latter. Twice over the past month, a blogger has sunk their stock.

Google Measuring Brain Waves
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There’ve been a lot of disturbing news in advertising this year and this week, all of it involving brain stuff.  Thankfully, Google’s not manipulating our thoughts—yet.
Google Measuring Brave Waves

Microsoft Beats Financial Forecasts
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Yes, Microsoft’s search share is shrinking.  Sure, everyone hates Vista.  And of course, the corporation definitely wanted to acquire Yahoo.  None of that seemed to impact the bottom line too much, though, as Microsoft reported some pretty strong first quarter financial results.

EU Lawmakers Approve Online Child Safety Program
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The vote’s been tallied, and the European Union’s new Safer Internet program turned out to be roughly as controversial as claiming that water’s wet.  While almost three percent of members abstained, a full 96 percent of the European Parliament agreed to spend 55 million to protect children online.