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Heath Ledger’s death triggers net spike

Heath Ledger’s shock death caused one of the biggest internet spikes since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, with news sites and search engines experiencing huge amounts of traffic.
Yahoo reported that four of the fastest moving search terms on its Buzz index were Ledger related, with searches on the quickest mover, “Heath Ledger”, sky-rocketing […]

Wikia Search gets luke warm reception

Wikia Search, a potential rival to Google was launched yesterday but has already taken fire from Bloggers. Spawned from the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales aim was to provide a search engine which internal workings were totally transparent to users and developers a like.

Google unveils new software for Mobile phones

Google has unveiled software it hopes will power a variety of future mobile phones and boost the web on the move. The software could lead to cheaper phones as it is designed to speed up the process of making mobile services.
The move will be seen as a major competitor to Microsoft, Research in Motion, […]

Google pays public for information on local Businesses

Google is offering cash to the public to take photos and gather info on their local businesses.
All you have to do is go to your local shop and give them a spiel about Google Maps and Google Adwords.
Then you have to ask them a few questions about their business and take some […]

Charity Laptop under attack from Intel.

It could transform life for billions of children, but one man’s charitable dream of a £50 computer is under attack from Chip manufacturer.
Just as orders are due to be placed, Intel has changed its tune as it jostles for position, with others who once doubted the dream, in a market that could be worth billions.
Experts […]

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.