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Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope Beta

Microsoft offered a sneak peak back in February, and as of Tuesday the public beta of WorldWide Telescope has been made available, according to a Press Release issued by Microsoft.

Cerf Plans Life After ICANN

Poor Google – it will no longer have the chairman of ICANN’s board of directors on its payroll.  But it should soon have a prolific author, and Vint Cerf is essentially the cause (and effect) of both these changes.

Consortium Summit – Open Space

One of the sessions at the Consortium summit was an Open Space.  This particular conversation was on the topic "How can our company involve the customers more fully in creation and adding content to our [customer support] knowledge base?  What are the risks?  What are the benefits?"

Cerf: Internet Will Expand Into Outer Space

Astronauts would never again be without Google.  But that’s just one of the benefits that could come from expanding the Internet into space, which is where Vint Cerf says it’s going to go.

Inc. Mag Gets Into Social Networking Space
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Inc. magazine has launched a social network focused on CEOs of private companies that are on the new Inc. 5000 list. The site is in beta and if your company is not on the list you can request to be asked.

Affiliate Marketing Has A Gaping Space

An entire segment of the economy would do well to take a look at performance marketing, according to E-consultancy.

NASA To Digitize Space Images

NASA and the Internet Archive are partnering to scan, archive and mange the agency’s large collection of photographs, film and video. The imagery will be available online and free to the public.

A Lot Of Noise In The FCC’s White Space Dilemma

In case you had any hope left that the FCC really works for you, the taxpayer, and not for telecom incumbents, or even a smidge of optimism that the regulatory agency is competent, leave this article now, I’m about squash what hope you have remaining.

Domainers Can’t Get Any Respect

Last week the second part of my “Domaining & Subdomaining in the Local Space” pubbed on Search Engine Land, and I’m particularly pleased with it, although my friends can deservedly kick me around a bit for writing articles too long. I did quite a lot of research for the two-part series, most particularly for this second segment which was focused entirely on Local Domaining.

Hotels Reserve Space In Yahoo Search

Yahoo has enabled some travel assistance within its search results for people looking for hotels at a vacation destination.

MySpace Thinks It Owns ‘Space’ and ‘Place’ Names

If you’re thinking of setting up a new business with any combination of the words "my" "place" or "space" in the name of it, be aware that MySpace will most likely file against you at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Ask Enters Contextual Ad Space

Sites under the IAC arcology will be the first to display contextual advertising from the Ask Sponsored Listings (ASL) network, with an interesting twist on what gets displayed.

U.S. Military To Put Router In Space
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The U.S. Department of Defense, in conjunction with Intelsat, Cisco, and several other companies, intends to put an Internet router into space.  While impressive, it’s not quite “Star Wars” . . . .  Think “orbital communications,” instead.

Google, Microsoft Want Some (White) Space

Google and Microsoft aren’t always rivals. Quite often in government matters they’re pals – Network Neutrality is a good example. Most recently the two tech behemoths have squared off against the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) over unused broadcast spectrum.

Google Provides 120TB Storage to Hubble Researchers

Google’s entered the moving and storage business. No, not PODS, but the technological equivalent – they’re helping Hubble researchers transfer 120 terabytes of data and offering storage too.

Google, Microsoft To Invade White Space?
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When Google, Microsoft, Dell, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard team up, you know big things are a-happening.  In this case, all five companies want to make the Internet accessible through traditional television airwaves.

Banned Domains Let Back into Digg

It seems Digg has unbanned a list of sites by letting them back in. From what I have noticed here are the sites that have been allowed back in.

Office’s Space – Starring: Google
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Google has released a Premier version of their Apps program for businesses. Google Apps are Google powered services/features you can add to your website. Basically Google Apps consist of popular Google applications like Gmail, Calendar and Spreadsheets that you could add to your site for the benefit of your users.

Mobile Search War Heats Up

Business Week looks at the battle to dominate the mobile search space and its estimated $11.4 billion ad spend by 2011.

While Google has the lead, Yahoo is making a strong challenge and there are a many white-label providers out there.

Online Video – Complete Guide

Hat’s off to Read/WriteWeb for their outstanding compilation of companies in the online video space.

This is definitely something to go in your bookmarks, with info on:

  •   Video Sharing
  •   Intermediaries
  • Video Search
  • Video eCommerce
  • Video Editing & Creation
  •  Rich Media Advertising
Pondering a Google Project in Social Space

Google’s Niniane Wang is currently leading a team of Googlers to develop a new product in the social application space.