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Facebook Using The CPAL License

Facebook released the Facebook Open Platform under CPAL, the Common Public Attribution License that Socialtext created.

Mike Gunderloy notes:

Google Reintroduces Site Search With New Name, Features

Custom Search Business Edition was never a great name – it needed to be shorter and self-explanatory.  So the product in question is now called Google Site Search, and along with the new designation, it’s gained several fresh features.

Yahoo Betting On Online Ad Growth In Emerging Markets

Yahoo says it plans to expand its online advertising business in emerging markets above the standard 30 percent growth rate over the next few years.

Online advertising revenues in emerging markets are forecast to grow at 30 percent annually in the next three to four years as more users go online and access the Internet on mobile devices.

Google Likes Your Content First-Click Free
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Punishing a visitor from Google with a subscription login page, where the visitor expected to find content based on the search result, could draw a penalty from the search ad company.

Music Industry Warns Baidu About Piracy
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The Chinese music industry issued a warning to the nation’s most popular search engine Baidu saying it risked losing advertising for allowing music to be pirated.

"Resolutely countering Baidu, the largest and most incorrigible purveyor of pirated music in China, has become a common goal of the music industry," said Qu Jingming, director-general of the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC).

Laporte Sticks TWiT With Stickam
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Leo Laporte’s ‘This Week in Tech’ live video show moved to Stickam.com exclusively, as the streaming provider kicked on 16:9 high-definition resolution for its shows.

Online Job Openings Fall In May

The number of jobs advertised online in the U.S. declined in May by 13.2 percent from the May 2007 level, according to The Conference Board.

This is the third consecutive month of declines for the U.S. as a whole. The May decline saw 579,000 fewer jobs listed than in the same period a year ago. A total of 3.8 million job openings were listed in May, accounting for 2.5 for every 100 people in the labor force, down from a high of 2.9 a year ago.

Yahoo frightened away from Google by antitrust concerns

Any potential broadening of an advertising pact with Google likely posed a threat of pervasive antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice.

Bernstein: Google, Amazon To Lead Internet

If you like simplicity, the view of a new report may suit your tastes.  A Sanford C. Bernstein analyst believes many Internet companies will eventually be acquired or fade away, leaving Google and Amazon as the two main names.

Wal-Mart Launches Online Classified Service

Wal-Mart has partnered with classified Web site Oodle.com to launch free classified ads on Walmart.com. The service is currently in beta.

More Of Yahoo’s Stubbornness Comes To Light

Thoughtful, objective people tend not to shout "no" before others can even pose a question.  Jerry Yang’s looking less than neutral, then, as newly released documents show that he prepared to reject an acquisition bid long before the latest one was presented.

Meter’s Running In Time Warner Test
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Beaumont, TX, earned the distinction of being the testing ground for metered Internet service for the heaviest users of network capacity.

Yahoo Rejected $40 Per Share From Microsoft In 2007
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No wonder Yahoo didn’t want this little tidbit coming unsealed in a lawsuit against Yahoo by the city of Detroit and its policemen & firefighters.

NASDAQ, For Real, On Google Finance

Real-time NASDAQ quotes, long the province of online brokerages as a perk for their clients, come to Google Finance as a new, free feature.

Best Buy Tests E-Waste Recycling Program

Best Buy is testing a free electronic recycling program in 117 of its stores.

The program launched on June 1, with stores in Baltimore, San Francisco and Minnesota. Customers can bring in up to two electronic devices per day, per household for recycling.

Electronics that can be recycled include televisions, monitors up to 32 inches, computers, phones, and cameras. Items that won’t be accepted are televisions or monitors that are over 32 inches, console televisions, air conditioners, microwave ovens and appliances. Best Buy has a separate program for appliances.

Google I/O Summed Up

Google I/O was, by all accounts, an important event.  Lots of interesting things were announced and launched, and a bit of a retrospective seems appropriate. 

Bell Sued For Slowing Internet

Bell Canada is being sued by a Quebec consumer watchdog, L’Union des consommateurs for its practice of slowing Internet traffic.

The class-action suit was filed in Quebec Superior Court on behalf of Montreal resident Myrna Raphael, seeks certification on behalf of all subscribers in the province. The suit claims that by purposely slowing Internet speeds, Bell has misrepresented its service and caused privacy concerns.

Google Finance Gets Real-Time NASDAQ Quotes
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Here’s hoping you’re not one of those people who make minute-to-minute stock trades; it’s hard to imagine how much blood pressure medication they must consume.  Yet financial nuts and casual investors alike should enjoy Google Finance’s new real-time quotes for NASDAQ stocks.

Apple Store Detains Teens

Four teenagers in Palo Alto, California, say they were detained and photographed by an Apple store for downloading a third-party application to an iPhone.

The teens said that the manager of the Apple store called police after finding the racing game, "Raging Thunder" had been downloaded to the phone. High school senior Daniel Fukuba was showing the iPhone’s features to his friends when he downloaded the game.

Google Tries Some Sabotage

I’d like to think that I live my life by a mantra similar to Google’s “don’t be evil.” Mine is the Golden Rule; “Treat others the way you’d wish to be treated.”

Microsoft Gets HP’s “Default Search Engine” Status

Less than two years ago, Yahoo was on a roll and had just signed a deal with computer manufacturer HP that would see its search engine as the default on all new HP computers.

Aftermath Of A Craigslist Scam

The two posts on this blog with the most staying power, drawing comments week in and week out, come from an experience with Craigslist.

Microsoft Drops Live Search Onto HP Boxes

Consumer PCs from HP will arrive with default search and a toolbar from Microsoft in the browser, linked to the Live Search service.

DoJ, Realtors settle MLS squabble

Multiple listings services and their handling by realtors led the Department of Justice to challenge the National Association of Realtors, leading to a settlement after nearly 4 years of legal back-and-forth.

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