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US to keep control of domain names, for now

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The United States will keep control of the domain-name system that guides Internet traffic under an agreement reached on Wednesday, resolving a dispute that threatened to fracture the global computer network.

The Revolution Will Be Televised

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Google, which famously runs on N thousand Linux servers (they don't say; perhaps modesty forbids), has leveraged its vast platform yet again with the launch of Google Video.

Co-Founder Sees Slashdot As The Original Blog

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In a wide-ranging interview, Jeff Bates discusses Slashdot.org's impact on online publishing, plans for the Web site, and the benefits of "slashdotting."

On the 15th birthday of the WWW, a look back

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In November of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at Europe's CERN Particle Physics Laboratory, invented the very first web server and web browser. The web developed in a unique fashion, due to conditions unlikely to be repeated today.

Learning From Google

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The top executives at Google recently admitted that they kind of let their employees invent and develop whatever they think is cool and the company has no problem putting it online to see what happens.

AZ - Next hotbed of IT

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Following in Intel's and Google's footsteps, EBAY plans to build a data center in Phoenix and hopes to have it open next year.

Man Accused of Stealing Porn Site Arrested

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A man accused of stealing a pornographic Web site and making millions of dollars from it was arrested by Mexican authorities.

Symphony OS site down

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As stated in our review of Symphony b1p1, interest in that OS is growing expediently and is now evidenced by its site going offline. Downloads and irc still available.

Web 2.0 Cracks Start to Show

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Spam, scams and scatterbrains -- the same problems that plagued the old internet are cropping up again in a new wave of technologies known collectively as Web 2.0.

An open-source rival to Google's book project

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When it comes to digitizing books, two stories appear to be unfolding: One is about open source, and the other, Google.

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