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Vista Search slows down other Engines

Mircosoft have conceded that their ‘Volish’ search tool slowed down competing programs such as Google’s Desktop. Google filed a complaint with the Justice Department and Microsoft have now agreed to make changes to Vista.

EBay vs Google - Is it War?

Are we about to see a war between two of the Internet’s biggest players? Google have ruffled EBays feathers by trying to upstage one of their biggest events of the year. EBay have pulled $25m (£12.6m) of Advertising from Google in retaliation.

Is Google breaking another law?

Google has been told that it may be breaking European privacy laws by keeping people’s search information on its servers for up to two years. A data protection group that advises the European Union has written to the search giant to express concerns. The Article 29 group, made up of data protection commissioners […]

Microsoft may be ready for buying spree

Microsoft’s decision to splash out $6 billion for online ad firm Aquantive is by far the firm’s biggest acquisition yet and could mark a change in its attitude towards acquisitions. The conventional wisdom regarding Microsoft has always said that it is a company culturally or philosophically averse to big deals and, until now, the […]

DRM group vows to fight bloggers

Bloggers were said to have “crossed the line” when they posted a software key that could break the encryption on some HD-DVDs, the AACS copy protection body has said.
Thousands of websites published the key, which had been uncovered in a bid to circumvent digital rights management (DRM) technology on HD-DVD discs.

Microsoft settles over Excel name

A LONG RUNNING ROW between Microsoft and Savvysoft came to a close after the two agreed to disagree under agreeable terms. In November 2004 it was reported that Microsoft screwed up big time by delivering papers to Savvysoft for appropriating the name “Excel”, even though Thee Vole had forgotten to trademark the name when […]

The Algorithm Apparently Killed Jeeves

By SEO’Brien
Ask launched a strange nationwide campaign not long ago with cryptic billboards that raise more questions than supporting the brand. The first appeared weeks ago with only what looked like a blue button and the quote “The algorithm killed Jeeves”