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Search 1.0: Search Engines Still Lack Simple Features

I have a sister who, over the weekend, pointed out a major shortcoming of search engines. It’s so obvious that I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it first. And keep in mind that this is my sister, which arguably boosts the creditability of this anecdotal story. That is, this isn’t some nerd’s dream

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Breaking: Microsoft Offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo

The rumors of this kind of deal have been around for a while but never seemed to materialize. Microsoft will hold a conference call to discuss the details of the proposal, though CEO Steve Ballmer has already laid it out pretty clearly in his public letter to Yahoo (see below for full text). One aspect

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Amazon MP3 Expanding Internationally, More DRM-Free in 2008

Amazon today has announced plans to take its DRM-free MP3 music store to countries beyond the United States. In the U.S., at least, Amazon MP3 is already the online music store of choice. It’s hard to compete with the largest library (3.3 million songs from 270,000 artists) of restriction free music, much of which is

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How Much Is All Your Email Worth? Answer: $50

This past week a national cable and high-speed Internet provider by the name of Charter Communications accidentally deleted all the contents of 14,000 active email accounts. A spokeswoman for the company explained that there is no way for them to retrieve anything that was erased. The spokeswoman offered this explanation and apology: “We really are

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Yahoo Working on DRM-Free Music Store

Hot on the heels of the Last.Fm announcement that you can stream any song up to three times for free, Yahoo rumors are brewing again. According to two record company executives wishing to remain anonymous, Yahoo is in talks with major record labels about offering DRM-free (unprotected) MP3s either for sale or for free supported

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Get Ready for DRM-FREE 2008: Amazon, Napster, Sony, Yahoo Music

Last year around this same time I wrote on the then current companies killing DRM (Digital Rights Management, music with restrictions). Coincidentally, this year has the month of January giving us even more news on the battle-for-unrestricted-music front. Here’s the latest news about music within the context of Amazon, Napster, Sony, and Yahoo: Tweet

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Is Google Still the Best Option for Search?

Switching from one search engine to another is simple, right? Well, I thought I’d try a couple new options, but it was difficult. I had to consciously remind myself that I was going to use new (for me) search engines. If I didn’t think about it, Google is always where I ended up. First on

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