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Well, fancy that. Google may not be completely indomitable in its core market. According to comScore Networks, Google lost share in US search to Microsoft in June, when Google's numbers apparently tends to decline because of the vacations and the summer school break. Total queries hit eight billion, up 26% year-over-year. Google went from 50.7% to 49.5% sequentially; Microsoft went from 10.3% to 13.2%, an uptick attributed to the prize-based Live Search Club Microsoft started in May that's reportedly susceptible to cheating. NetWeaver Certified on Red Hat SAP has certified its NetWeaver platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform. Red Hat said it includes the virtualization technology embedded in RHEL 5. ... (more)

Yahoo! Bets on AMP! To Counter Google and Microsoft

Just a month after Google closed its $3.4BN acquisition of ad sales management firm DoubleClick, Yahoo! has taken the wraps off its "Apex" project and said that it will be called AMP! - and ad publishing platform to rival those already being used by Google, Microsoft, and AOL to sell ads Web-wide. "We believe AMP! will deliver a faster, easier, and more automated and integrated way to create, buy, and sell advertising and do so across a transparent global marketplace," said Hilary Schneider, Yahoo! EVP of Global Partner Solutions today in a statement. "While online advertising gr... (more)

Google Taking More Shares Public

Google's stock has left many doubters googly-eyed since its initial IPO, sailing past the $100 barrier early on and almost tripling in value since that time. Buoyed by this success and by recent profitable results, the company has announced that it will make more than 14 million new shares publicly available. At current prices, the shares would be worth about $4 billion. The company has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed public offering by the company of 14,159,265 shares of Class A common stock. The managing underwriters of ... (more)

"MSN Wasn't The First To Add Anti-Phishing To Search Toolbars, We Were," Says EarthLink

"Today's Microsoft announcement stating that the company's Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN Search Toolbar is the first such technology to be integrated into a Web search toolbar is incorrect," says Kevin Brand, vice president, product management, EarthLink: EarthLink launched its ScamBlocker in April 2004, Brand notes. In April 2004, EarthLink launched ScamBlocker, a phisher-site blocking feature that is available at no charge to all Internet users - not just EarthLink access subscribers. To date, more than 1.3 million consumers have downloaded ScamBlocker. "Scamblocker is part o... (more)

Intradyn E-mail Archiving Appliance Addresses Legal Discovery

Intradyn, which focuses on simple, affordable solutions for automated email compliance, has introduced the next version in a line of email archiving appliances it first began marketing in June 2004. The new-generation product, dubbed "ComplianceVault06," features improved ease-of-use and sets up in as little as ten minutes. The ComplianceVault06 allows for rapid searching of email to improve responsiveness to litigation discovery requests, often called "e-discovery." Intradyn was the first to introduce a simple, all-in-one appliance solution for email archiving at a cost of less ... (more)