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VOD Company Sues Google, Apple and Napster

Jan 3, 2007 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Intertainer, the VOD (Video on Demand) company has filed a suit against Google, Apple and Napster accusing these companies are using its patented technology to distribute digital entertainment over Internet without seeking any permission from it.

The suit filed on December 29 in Marshall federal court explains the three companies are willfully and  deliberately infringing Intertainer's  patent covering a 'digital entertainment service platform' issued in August 2005.  

Wikipedia Bans Qatar From Editing Pages

Jan 3, 2007 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Wikipedia has banned Qatar from editing any entry in the wiki pages claiming the blockade is a step to curb out spam and vandalisms that are coming from Qatarese IP address.

Qtel (Qatar Telecom) is the sole  communications service provider in the country. It has a single IP address that is being used by the entire country. The online encyclopedia has now blocked  that IP address for anyonymous edit. However, it is allowing users of that IP address with actual Wikipedia accounts to continue to edit articles.

Search Engines Celebrate New Year With Logos

Jan 2, 2007 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The search Engine Industry has celebrated the New Year with enthusiam. The search engines such as Yahoo!, Google, Ask.com and DogPile have designed exclusive logos to greet the new year.

Best Of The "Best Of 2006" Listings

Dec 30, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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This is the last day of the year 2006. We thought of ending the year with a simple question – What is common between Google, Amazon, Marketing Pilgrim, SEOmoz, MSN, Yahoo!, Merriam-Webster, Ask, Chris, Pandia and so many others that we can't even list here.

Jimmy Wales Elaborates On Wikiasari, The Google Killer

Dec 30, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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We have reported before that Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of online encyclopedia, is launching an Internet search engine soon. The Wikiasari Project will use user-based technology that is used by Wikipedia. With Wikiasari, Jimmy Wales aims to give thorough challenge to the established search engine giants such as Google and Yahoo!. In an interview with Search Engine Land, he gives an elaborate explanation of the new project.

Neil Shows The Way To Become A Top 100 Digg User

Dec 29, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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There is an inclination among the digg members to create their identity as top 100 digg users. However, achieving the feat is not so easy. It needs a great deal of hard work. Those who aspire to become one of the top diggers should at least read Neil Patel's post at Pronet Advertising. Neil has done it quite a few times and is respected as a Digg Expert.

Amazon.com Releases Best of 2006 List

Dec 29, 2006 | 1,364 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Amazon.com has come up with its 'Best of 2006 List'. It is a comprehensive list covering different aspects such as the bestselling, most positively reviewed, most wished-for and favorite gift products as decided by Amazon customers. As the year end is already seeing such a windfall of "Best" lists, why would Amazon be left back?

Dan Thies Winding Up His Seo Training

Dec 29, 2006 | 1,329 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Dan Thies, SEO Research Labs has been providing training to many of his students in search marketing, for several years. But recently he announced, "As of January 1st, I am closing the doors on my SEO training programs." That's half the story the other half is that he is joining a larger organization so it can deal with various complexities of online marketing, natural search, copywriting and eBay, which in turn will be helpful for the students to face the challenge in a better way. In the “Retirement Party” teleseminar he discussed in detail about search engine marketing and also presented 3 success stories about search engine marketing.

Digg Gains Another $8.5 Million

Dec 29, 2006 | 2,069 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Digg, the social networking site that gathers blog posts, social bookmarks and web 2.0 content, has raised another $8.5 million from two of its existing investors, Greylock Partners and Omidyar Network. So, why it is news in the blogosphere?

Popular Search Engines Fail To Satisfy Professionals: Convera Survey

Dec 29, 2006 | 1,758 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In November there was a survey by Convera covering 1,112 individuals from diverse fields such as advertising, healtcare, marketing, finance, publishing and many other professions. The issue was their experience on the search engines. It is very surprising to note that majority of the professionals are not satisfied by their search related to work on famous internet search engines. The search engines do not show the desired results of the professionals and they ultimately give up their efforts.