Archive for August, 2008

MSU grad wins Google prize (Billings Gazette)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

BOZEMAN – A recent graduate of Montana State University’s computer science program, Jeffrey Sharkey, has placed among the top 10 entrants in the Google Android Developer Challenge, earning him a $275,000 cash prize.

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(AFX UK Focus) 2008-08-31 14:20 CORRECTED-MySpace overtakes Yahoo in display ad views — report (Interactive Investor)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc has lost its lead of the U.S. market for online display advertising to MySpace and its parent company News Corp’s Fox Interactive Media and MySpace, new industry data shows.

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Google sets date for Yahoo partnership (BusinessWorld Online)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

NEW YORK — Google, Inc., facing a US Justice Department probe of its search-advertising partnership with Yahoo, Inc., will proceed with the agreement by early October, Bloomberg said.

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Google Finds Most Cows Point North (WebProNews)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

The Los Angeles Times reports German researchers, through the help of Google Earth, have discovered that 2 out of 3 cows point North. read more

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Google ready to release mobile phone system (San Francisco Chronicle)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Google is prepping for the release of its Android mobile phone operating system by taking a page from Apple’s playbook – and updating it. While Apple opened a successful online application store last month, one year after the iPhone went on sale and in time…

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Yahoo Will End Mash To Start a New Social Service (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Yahoo plans to smash Mash, just one year after launching the new profile service. Yahoo describes Mash as a new approach to users’ profiles that brings people together and keeps things interesting.

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Yahoo Shutters Social Net Site Mash (CBS News)

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is closing down its one-year-old social networking site, Yahoo Mash. The site, which has been in private beta, will shut down Sept. 29. In a post on the site, via the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Matt Warburton, Yahoo Community Manager, writes that the company may have accidentally contacted non-Mash members about the site’s demise. No word was given as to why Yahoo was …

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Google to go ahead with Yahoo deal: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Google Inc. , facing a U.S. Justice Department probe of its search-advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc. , will proceed with the agreement by early October, Bloomberg said.

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MySpace overtakes Yahoo in display ad views: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Yahoo Inc has lost its lead of the U.S. market for online display advertising to MySpace and its parent company News Corp’s Fox Interactive Media and MySpace, new industry data shows.

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Google to Start Yahoo Deal by October, Schmidt Says (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. , facing U.S. Justice Department scrutiny of its advertising partnership with Yahoo! Inc., will proceed with the agreement by early October, Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said.

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