While much has been written about the impact of President-Elect Barack Obama's successful use of social networking and other Web 2.0 tools, the campaign had been mum about the future of My.BarackObama.com, the campaign's social network, immediately after last week's election.
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Just a day after Google walked away from a proposed search advertising partnership with Yahoo, the latter firm's CEO said a takeover by Microsoft would now be the best thing for his company.
Some IT leaders look to new offerings that analyze data from corporate blogs, social networks.
Google Wednesday announced that it is ending its effort to forge a search advertising partnership with Yahoo.
While online video has proved to be one of the most popular Web 2.0 applications, the sites that show them are constantly battling to fend off copyright infringement notices from broadcast and media companies that own much of the video content posted by users.
Google this week took another step in its effort to shed light on the so-called Dark Web with its announcement that its engine can now search scanned documents in Adobe Systems's PDF format.
Yahoo is making good on its promise to rewire itself by opening its data and tools to developers so they can build customized applications.
Google this week unveiled gadgets created by its Google Labs project that allow Gmail users to look at Google Calendar and Google Docs data without having to open the hosted applications.
Three days before the Iowa caucuses in January, the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama launched a new application on Facebook directing supporters to urge their friends in Iowa to help make Obama the Democratic nominee.
Google has enhanced its Google Gears Geolocation API so that developers can build applications that can track the location of laptop users within 200 meters.
Yahoo, already under fire for changing user profiles, is reportedly planning to cut more than 1,000 jobs. The layoff announcement could come as soon as Tuesday, when the company is slated to report its third quarter financial results.
Yahoo continues to roll out its Open Strategy aimed at overhauling its platform and services by opening itself to more developers and becoming more social with the debut Thursday of a new universal user profile.
Google and Yahoo are in early settlement negotiations with the US Department of Justice in an effort to avoid an antitrust challenge to a proposed search advertising deal between the two companies, the Wall Street Journal reported this week.
A reformatting error in an Excel spreadsheet has cropped up in the largest bankruptcy case in US history, prompting a legal motion by Barclays Capital to amend its deal to buy some of the assets of Lehman Brothers Holdings.
MySpace launched a beta version of its DIY (Do It Yourself) advertising platform today that's aimed at allowing individuals and small businesses to create their own ads that can be customized to specific users of the social network.