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Yahoo Reaches for Relevancy With New ‘Smart’ Ads

Ever get the feeling that somebody is watching over your shoulder while you browse the Web? Yahoo's new SmartAds program promises to bring to your monitor display ads based on your behavior, location and demographics. The new platform is being touted by Yahoo as a way to give advertisers "the abilit...

Windows Live Opens Filing Cabinets, Photo Albums

Continuing to expand its portfolio of services under the Windows Live roof, Microsoft's newest beta offerings allow users to store and share photos and files online. The Windows Live Photo Gallery, Microsoft said, is an upgrade of the Windows Photo Gallery that comes with the Windows Vista operating...

Lost Ohio Data Contains Taxpayer Info

Ohio's data theft problem has grown beyond the scope of the information originally provided by state officials. It was announced last week that a data device containing state workers' personal info had been given to an Ohio state intern who reported it missing after his vehicle was broken into. At t...

Vista Submits to Google Search

Microsoft will tweak Windows Vista to enable the easy use of other vendors' desktop search applications, a response to a complaint by search giant Google. News of the agreement was included in an U.S. Department of Justice report on Microsoft's compliance with final judgments to the U.S. versus Micr...

Mozilla Exec Burns Apple’s Pie Chart

It's not Apple's release of a Windows version of its Safari Web browser that concerns Mozilla COO John Lilly. It's Apple founder Steve Jobs' apparent view of a Web browser market shared, for the most part, by two companies: Apple and Microsoft. In a "John's blog" entry published last Thursday, Lilly...

Microsoft Gives IPTV a Fresh Start

In an apparent effort to move beyond the past problems with its Internet protocol television middleware, Microsoft has changed the name of the platform and added some new multimedia capabilities. What was once Microsoft IPTV is now Microsoft Mediaroom. The updated software includes support for the s...

Sex Offenders Nabbed After Violating Parole on MySpace

Using subscriber information provided by MySpace, Texas officials have arrested seven previously convicted sex offenders who illegally created profiles on the site. The arrests were described as the nation's "first large-scale crackdown" on MySpace-enabled predation. The busts came after a two-week-...

New Kodak Sensor Pulls Colors Out of the Shadows

A new sensor design introduced Thursday by Kodak will double, and possibly quadruple, the light sensitivity of digital cameras, according to the company. Describing the technology as "groundbreaking," Kodak said the advance in image sensor design will drastically improve the quality of digital pictu...

Google Gives an Inch in EU Privacy Tiff

Under pressure from the European Union's Data Protection Working Party, search giant Google said it will "anonymize" its search server logs after 18 months. However, Google also stressed it will never alter the data sooner than 18 months after its creation and will comply with laws that could requir...

Google Gallery Allows One-Click Calendar Imports

Google Friday unveiled Google Calendar Gallery, a platform that allows one-click importing to Google Calendars of event and listing content found on other Web sites. Google has always envisioned Google Calendar to be capable of easing the hassle normally associated with calendar management, the comp...

LG Joins Microsoft’s Open Source Protection Club

Microsoft and South Korea's LG Electronics have announced a patent cross-licensing deal, similar to one Microsoft recently signed with Novell, that allows LG to use Microsoft technology in its products while giving Microsoft access to LG's intellectual property. The deal means LG can use Linux in it...

Study: Kids Latching On to Tech at Earlier Ages

Back in the good old days of 2005, most American youngsters didn't start fiddling with electronic gadgets until they were about eight years old. Now, six-year-olds know how to use cell phones, DVD players and just about anything else with an "on" button. Such are the findings of the NPD Group, a res...

McAfee: Search Engines Falling Down on Security Job

The latest search engine safety report by McAfee SiteAdvisor states that Web search results are slowly getting safer, but it also asserts that search providers can do more to weed out sponsored links from scammers, malware spewers and other "bad actors." Search engine companies have the ability to c...

Nokia Shoots for the Moon With High-End Models

Nokia unveiled three new mobile phones this week and aimed for the skies with the most expensive of the trio: a dark, smoked-glass and soft-touch stainless steel creation called the "8600 Luna" that features a pulsing "heartbeat" of a keyboard. Taking a backseat to the high-end Luna, but still fairl...

Palm Unveils a Two-Hander

Many technology analysts and gadget lovers found themselves this week scratching their heads, rubbing their chins, squinting their eyes and exhibiting other signs of uncertainty about the need for, and future of Palm's latest device, the Foleo. Billed by Palm as a "smartphone companion product," the...

Murdoch Swings Photobucket Deal

Rupert Murdoch, who lost a chance to buy YouTube last year when the massive video-hosting site was gobbled up by Google, has snagged two other Internet companies that are popular with young people: Photobucket and Flektor. Murdoch's Fox Interactive Media, which owns the heavily visited social networ...

Toshiba Starts Seeing Other Chips

Once a feisty competitor that beat Intel to market with processor innovations and lower costs, chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices has lately slumped a bit. That could change, as Japanese electronics giant Toshiba confirmed Tuesday it plans to use AMD processors in some of its laptops. The deal would p...

Facebook Rubs New Interface in MySpace’s Face

MySpace competitor Facebook has introduced a new open platform that allows developers to build applications that integrate with the social networking site and can be chosen by users to appear within their Facebook profile pages. Announced Thursday by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg -- and c...

Online Ad Spending Ballooned 35 Percent in ’06

Internet advertising grew by about 35 percent in 2006, according to a new study that suggests companies and their advertising agencies are increasingly embracing the Web as a viable place to build brands and sell goods. Online advertising revenue grew to $16.9 billion last year, according to the lat...

T-Mobile Wing Smartphone First to Fly With Windows Mobile 6

T-Mobile Tuesday became the first United States cellular carrier to introduce a device powered by Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft's latest operating system for mobile devices. The latest offering, called the "Wing," is an upgrade to the company's discontinued MVA smartphone. It is priced at $299 with a ...

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