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This week, Ask Jeeves, or Ask.com as its known nowadays, released its in-house developed image search platform. Just like Google, MSN, and Yahoo search, an image search on Ask (who calls it "Picture" search), brings up images from across the web. Unlike the rest of them, however, Ask also...
Google announced yesterday that it would be working with web analytics and interactive agency ZAAZ to help strengthen its free Google Analytics service. If you remember, Google Analytics went public to rave reviews last year and became so overloaded with new users that Google stopped accepting signups and moved...
Jumpstart Automotive Media, which has partnered with leading automotive web publishers to aggregate the Internet's largest community of car shoppers, today introduced new online products which will enable auto dealers to increase their volume of high quality leads. The enhancement, which Jumpstart will launch to its new car lead product...
Digital River, Inc, a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, will announce this afternoon that it has acquired affiliate/e-marketing technology leader Direct Response Technologies. The acquisition will offer the affiliates and clients of both companies a significantly expanded online sales network and more robust affiliate tracking, search-engine bid management and...
To comply with the Chinese government's strict Internet policies, Google today launched a censored version of its homepage and news search at Google.cn. Chinese users who attempt to search for keywords such as "Falun Gong", "Taiwanese independence" or the "Dalai Lama" will find those results have been omitted. Google...
Toy giant Hasbro announced that it's trying its hand in the interactive space with an online display campaign set to launch tomorrow. The interactive video campaign is centered on the company's Playskool brand and its main execution consists of an expanding PointRoll banner unit. According to ClickZ, once the...
Researchers at Harvard and Oxford Universities, along with Google, Sun Microsystems, and Lenovo Group Ltd. are collaborating on a website that will identify and list carriers of spyware and malicious software. The site, StopBadware.org, will go online tomorrow (Wednesday). Even with the advent of spam filters, ad blockers, and virus...

Opera Mini Meets the World

Today, Opera introduces their new Mini cell phone browser to the world. Mini runs on any mobile phone that supports Java, even the cheap ones. "With Opera Mini most people can start surfing the Web with the mobile phone they have today," said Opera Software CEO Jon S. von...
On Monday, the anti-spyware watchdog Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) filed a formal complaint with the FTC against adware provider 180Solutions The CDT maintains that 180Solutions tried to trick users into installing adware on their computers through a wall of affiliates. "This company's brazen distribution practices saddle innocent...
To expand on its already extensive rich media offerings, PointRoll today announced a partnership with On2 Technologies, Inc. to add Flash 8 video encoding capabilities to PointRoll's video units. The deal, which includes PointRoll's licensing of On2's Flix Engine and Flix Pro toolsets, will allow the company to create...