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Hurricane Katrina overwhelms weather Web sites

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Several U.S. Web sites, including Weather.com, became temporarily unavailable as hordes of people went online seeking emergency information and news on Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Flickr Fans to Yahoo: Flick Off!

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Bugged by changes imposed after the portal's purchase of the hip photo site, some irate Flickr members plan a mass ID suicide to show their disapproval.

Google Anything, so Long as It's Not Google

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Last month, Elinor Mills, a writer for CNET News, a technology news Web site, set out to explore the power of search engines. When the article appeared the company reacted in a way suited to a 16th-century monarchy. But two months prior, it was Mr. Schmidt who had explained his company's ambitions so boldly: "When we talk about organizing all of the world's information, we mean all."

Google endorses open source XMPP with Google Talk

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Google Talk was the talking point this week. It was long speculated about a possible web browser and an instant messaging client from the world’s most popular search engine after they showed interest in directly competing with Microsoft’s MSN and Yahoo! in various similar fields

Talkin' about a revolution?

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Google watching has replaced Microsoft watching as a popular tech-lover's pastime, says technology analyst Bill Thompson.

Maturing net growing more slowly

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After years of huge increases, the rate at which net traffic is growing is slowing down, say analysts.

Bloom, Aniston voted most desired celebs to chat with online

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Orlando Bloom and Jennifer Aniston are the celebrities American singles would most like to stumble across in an online chat room, according to a recent survey.

Pearl Jam goes digital for live bootleg series

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Already at the forefront of issuing authorized "live bootlegs" of its shows, Pearl Jam will on September 1 launch its own digital download store via its official Web site.

Playboy to hit Internet with digital edition

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Playboy magazine, losing money in the face of depressed advertising, will go digital later this year in hopes of winning new subscribers and advertisers.

Utopia goes digital

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Is the real world grating on you, with its wars, overheated summers and incessant Tom Cruise updates? Just hop online and create a digital you that lives in a utopian cyber-realm.

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