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[FEBRUARY, 08 2008]

Yahoo! and the future of the Internet

Google's statement on Microsoft's bid for Yahoo

The openness of the Internet is what made Google -- and Yahoo! -- possible. A good idea that users find useful spreads quickly. Businesses can be created around the idea. Users benefit from constant innovation. It's what makes the Internet such an exciting place.

So Microsoft's hostile bid for Yahoo! raises troubling questions. This is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking over another. It's about preserving the underlying principles of the Internet: openness and innovation.

Could Microsoft now attempt to exert the same sort of inappropriate and illegal influence over the Internet that it did with the PC? While the Internet rewards competitive innovation, Microsoft has frequently sought to establish proprietary monopolies -- and then leverage its dominance into new, adjacent markets.

Could the acquisition of Yahoo! allow Microsoft -- despite its legacy of serious legal and regulatory offenses -- to extend unfair practices from browsers and operating systems to the Internet? In addition, Microsoft plus Yahoo! equals an overwhelming share of instant messaging and web email accounts. And between them, the two companies operate the two most heavily trafficked portals on the Internet. Could a combination of the two take advantage of a PC software monopoly to unfairly limit the ability of consumers to freely access competitors' email, IM, and web-based services? Policymakers around the world need to ask these questions -- and consumers deserve satisfying answers.

This hostile bid was announced on Friday, so there is plenty of time for these questions to be thoroughly addressed. We take Internet openness, choice and innovation seriously. They are the core of our culture. We believe that the interests of Internet users come first -- and should come first -- as the merits of this proposed acquisition are examined and alternatives explored.

Posted on the Official Google Blog on 3 February 2008
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/yahoo-and-future-of-internet.html

 

[OCTOBER, 08 2007]

Why AOL, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are to blame for spam

"More than five years after the major e-mail tech providers said that they’d find a way to curb the spam problem, and the situation is worse than ever".

An interesting article by David Berlind from ZDNet

Read more: David Berlind's article on ZDNet

 

[FEBRUARY, 25 2007]

Is Adsense Dead?

AdsenseIt's been a long time debate now whether Adsense, the ad serving system from Google is still relevant and profitable.

Some recent changes within the Google Adsense program has worried a lot of webmasters, website owners and marketers. Many of them have seen their Adsense revenue dropped to very low levels.

Part of these changes are due to the fact that Google took legitimate staeps to remove spamming website or those abusing the Adsense system, which is a good thing for all of us.
But some marketing exprerts say there is more to it. Read the complete report The Death of Adsense:

 

 

Read more and find out by yourself: Take the Adsense Tour.

 

 

[NOVEMBER, 13 2006]

Digital Freedom in Danger

DIGITAL FREEDOM - BILL OF SIGHTS AND SOUNDSDigital technologies allow everyone the freedom to be artists, innovators, producers and creators, and to listen, watch, and participate wherever, whenever and however they choose. That freedom is in danger today and must be protected.

The Digital Freedom Campaign holds as its core value the recognition that new technologies are essential to the creativity and innovation that have allowed this nation to thrive.  Digital technology enables anyone and everyone to be an artist and an innovator - to produce music, to create cutting edge films and videos, and to reach new audiences.  For consumers, it allows individuals the ability to enjoy these new works when they want, where they want, how they want and to participate in the process.  These are basic freedoms that must be protected and nurtured.  The Digital Freedom campaign is dedicated to defending the rights of artists, innovators, creators and consumers to use lawful technology free of unreasonable government restrictions and without fear of costly lawsuits.

Read more and learn how to participate,
sign the petition, take action, download a banner to put on your site here.

 

 

[JUNE, 11 2006]

Net Neutrality - Letter from Google CEO, Eric Schmidt

"The Internet as we know it is facing a serious threat. There's a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called "net neutrality" and it's a debate that's so important Google is asking you to get involved. We're asking you to take action to protect Internet freedom.

In the next few days, the House of Representatives is going to vote on a bill that would fundamentally alter the Internet. That bill, and one that may come up for a key vote in the Senate in the next few weeks, would give the big phone and cable companies the power to pick and choose what you will be able to see and do on the Internet."
- Excerpts from a letter by Google CEO, Eric Schmidt.

Read the full letter and sign the petition here.

 

 

[APRIL, 17 2006]

New Google Feature - Expandable Results

Google is testing a new search feature within its search results. It's an expandable content that can display more information about a site including an image and a short text based on the content of the site, Related links, and "Inside this site" links. There is also a search "Search this site" feature. The feature is apparently in testing phase as it appears only randomly.

Read more and see the Screenshots here.

 

 

[FEB, 16 2006]

New Firefox Extensions

Lynx viewer (RightLynx) and Window Resizer are two new Firefox extensions.
RightLynx displays a Lynx view of a web page via right-click or Tool menu.
With just one click and without leaving the page, preview the page you are on with a Lynx Viewer (text-based browser).
You can see what what a page will look like when viewed with Lynx, a text-mode web browser. It is also presumably, how search engines see your site. Try it here
Window Resizer is useful for testing different screen sizes. It accurately resizes your browser so you can test to see what a web page looks like in all of the standard resolution sizes.
Supports the 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 resolutions.
Resize the current page via the Context menu, Tool menu or Toolbar button. Try it here

 

 

[NOV, 11 2005]

Verify Email Address

is our latest free tool. It lets you verify any email address and check that it's a real address by checking the syntax, the format, forbidden characters and even connect to the server to verify the username and the actual mailbox! It's the most complete email verification and validation tool. Ideal to clean your mailing lists or address books.Try it here for free.

 

 

[SEPT, 11 2005]

Yellowpipe Web Hosting

is launched. we offer 3 Hosting plans in the web Hosting section
Yellowpipe offers professional and reliable hosting services. Host your web site with us and put your business online.

 

 

[FEB 16, 2005]

Yellowpipe version 0.9

is out, almost everything is now operational. You can use the Free Webmaster Tools in the Internet Service section (new address), or subscribe to our newsletters to stay up-to-date.
Yellowpipe has been on the Internet since 2001. During these years we have been providing quality services and products of all kind. This brand new version of the site will be even better and easier to use.

 

 

[JAN 07, 2005]

Yellowpipe

is currently at its version 0.6. The version 1.0 is on its way.

 

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