$10,000 Blog Contest- Vote Now!

Voting for the $10,000 Blog Contest sponsored by John Scott, owner of V7, is currently under way. Over 80 blogs announced their participation in the contest, and a final 10 blogs were nominated to be considered for the #1 prize of $3,000. Amongst those participating blogs is one of mine, Blogging Blogs. I included over 70+ outgoing links to new, …

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Confirmed: Google to Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion

In a press release issued late this afternoon, Google confirmed the rumours swirling around since last week that they would be acquiring the popular online video service, YouTube.  Google will be acquiring YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction.  Following the acquisition, YouTube will continue to run independently in order to preserve the community already built up. The two …

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Microsoft and Apple eyed for AJAX alliance

In February, a group of technology vendors, including BEA Systems, Google, IBM, and Oracle, formed the OpenAjax Alliance, with the goal of promoting the popular AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) web development technique. Since then, more vendors, such as Sun Microsystems, have joined, and the alliance has launched its OpenAjax Hub project to boost interoperability among AJAX libraries. One of …

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New Online Advertising Platform Launching Monday

Online advertisers will soon have another option of connecting with blog and website publishers who wish to earn revenue from their sites through advertising. On Monday, October 9, 2006, AdQuick, an apparently UK based operation, is set to lauch. So what makes AdQuick different than all of the other advertising platforms currently available? They offer publishers one of the highest …

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Google Launches Code Search

The newest member of Google Labs, Google’s playground for new ideas, is Code Search, an ambitious project that aims to index billions and billions of lines of code. Code search gives users the ability to search for publicly accessible soruce code.  According to Google, source code lives in two ways on the internet: in things like zip files and gzip, …

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