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DescriptionLooks like the Yahoo! official from the company’s Australian offices was incorrect when they said that Yahoo! plans to ensure that all current and future services would be checked for full Firefox compatibility. Someone from the US office overruled that claim, saying that Firefox is still a relatively new technology, and some services just flat out might not work for the browser. Oh well.

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Yahoo FirefoxYahoo! has made it known that they are going to ensure that all of their web products and services will be fully compatible with the Firefox browser. In fact, they will not release any new services until they are tested and confirmed to work on both Internet Explorer and Firefox browser platforms. This is great news, as many of Yahoo’s features were previously only available to those running IE. This bit of news is just more proof that Firefox has  what it takes. Hey, Microsoft - Internet Explorer 7 better be one hell of a piece of work.

EDIT: Looks like Yahoo! mispoke on this one.

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Okay, now it’s pretty obvious that Google enjoys OS X as much as the rest of us. According to Google’s Blog, the project started as a late-night project in order to learn Javascript & DHTML. The result is a Mac OS X inspired version of Google - Google X. At this time the link to the Google Labs version is not working, however, we were able to find a mirror thanks to Tech info Blog. Check it out here.

(Thanks w00t.w00t!)

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MSN AdCenter At the Strategic Account Summit, Microsoft’s answer to Google AdWords was introduced – MSN adCenter. This prototype is designed to help advertisers generate more revenue with the ability to connect to the desired audience throughout the MSN network. The new technology will provide advertisers in depth audience details such as geographic location, gender, age group, lifestyle segment and time of day – thus being able to generate more clicks. Microsoft did not provide many details on how the technology is able to obtain such statistics. Seems that as advertising technology is improved, our privacy seems to diminish as well.

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Google Code

Posted by Oscar M. Cantu Categories: Internet, Software

Google Google goes Open Source with its latest offering – Google Code. The new page offers developer tools and projects which can be used to develop applications for use in conjunction with many of Google’s services. Google will feature a project every week on its Google Code page. Of course, you may submit your projects to Google via email and see if they feature it.

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Box.net Contest Another contest has come to a close, this one sees three people walk away with one year of free online storage courtesy of Box.net. The three winners are benplaut, bayyar, and TheMetsAreBad. You will now have 1 GB of online storage for a year. All the rest of us can get it on it for $2.99 per month.


IE  Microsoft has made a point to stress that the next version of IE will primarily have just better security features.  But aside from that, the biggest concern people seem to have is that IE needs to finally incorporate tabbed browsing. Ask Microsoft directly, and you’ll get a big fat “no comment” in return. Insiders in the know are hinting that IE 7.0 will indeed be a tabbed browser.  Other bits of information we’re hearing: international domain name (IDN) support; transparent Portable Network Graphics (PNG) support, which will allow for the display of overlayed images; and new functionality that will simplify printing from inside IE 7.0.  The new browser also will likely include a built-in news aggregator.  Is it too late to woo back those who have switched over to Firefox?

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DescriptionWhile iSnoop has been working just fine for those needing a Gmail account, you can now grab one straight from the source.  From the look of the page, Google has apparently invited a bunch of people to sign up for a Gmail account. If you go to the main Gmail page, there is no link provided that lets you sign up for the service. However, using the following link, you can sign up without having to get on any mailing list and requiring no invitation. No telling on how long this one will last, so get in quick.

(Thanks TimS432!)

Read More | Gmail Signup


Peerflix

If you are looking for a way to get movies for 99 cents a pop, look no further than Peerflix. Peerflix is an online trading post where members can create a list of DVD “haves” and “wants”, and match up their lists to other users on the service. If they find a match, they contact the other party, and set up the swap. The transaction costs 99 cents, and both parties walk away from the deal with a DVD they wanted to see in return for a DVD they no longer wanted. No late fees or due dates here, plus there is no monthly membership fee. Of course, there is an honor system here, which the site monitors closely. For the deal to be successful, both members must mail the requested DVD to the other person - and with that being the case, there are bound to be some snafus along the way. Still, it is a good way to trade DVD’s on a 1:1 ratio, rather than going to your local DVD shop and having to trade in 3 or 4 movies in exchange for the latest blockbuster.

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Blackberry Instant MessagingInstant messaging services aren’t necessarily new to the Blackberry.  in fact, there are already a few third party solutions available.  The news here is that it’s going to be bundled in now.  Research In Motion just signed up a deal to offer instant messaging services from both Yahoo and AOL right out of the box on future Blackberry models.  Current owners will also be able to download this feature for use on their existing handsets.  Great news for those who want to stay in constant touch without the hassle of being near a PC at all times. 

Read More | Tech Tree


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