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Madison Avenue faces Google fears

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Google Inc.'s search for revenue beyond its wildly popular pay-per-click advertising system has everyone from publishers to phone companies unnerved by the seemingly endless scope of the Web leader's ambitions.

ICANN Reverses Course on '.XXX' Domain

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Raising the possibility that it will change course once again on a hotly debated move meant to give adult content Web sites their own Internet realm, the net's governing body has decided to shelve a plan to discuss how to create a ".xxx" domain.

Open Source Content Management Set Up

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I thought there should be a site that allows people to "test drive" many of the best systems vailable. Since there was no site like that, I started opensourceCMS.com.

New and improved SourceForge

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It looks and works a lot better. In particular, I really like the new and improved project summary page. It makes it much easier to see what's really what on any given project.

Icann, but can Africa?

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Last week America held onto control of Internet governance following a last-minute deal with countries who wanted an international body to do the job of assigning Internet names and numbers.

The environmental case for keeping the Internet free

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The Generative Internet is more than a seminal brief on behalf of the Net. It provides the intellectual and legal foundations for many arguments to come.

SourceForge.net Gets a Facelift

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Sure, it looks better, but does it improve how it facilitates open source projects?

How to Keep the Carriers from Flushing the Net Down the Tubes

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We're hearing tales of two scenarios--one pessimistic, one optimistic--for the future of the Net. If the paranoids are right, the Net's toast. If they're not, it will be because we fought to save it, perhaps in a new way we haven't talked about before. Davids, meet your Goliaths.

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.

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