AOL has apologised after “mistakenly” releasing the search histories of around 650,000 users onto the web.
The internet giant has come under fire in the past week after its research division made public around 20 million keyword searches performed by its subscribers. Although the information didn’t include users’ names, the move has attracted widespread criticism that the company had breached their privacy and left them open to ID theft.
The launch of Microsoft's revamped blogging and social networking service has got off to a bad start after a flood of user complaints.
The Windows Live Spaces service, an updated version of blogging site MSN Spaces, was hit by problems with the statistics page and emoticons, as well as issues with email publishing, Friends Explorer and Firefox.
Do you fancy getting to know the boys and girls over at Yahoo! a bit better? If you do then good news. Yahoo! has launched its own corporate blog
aimed at providing users with insights into Yahoo! and the faces behind the company.
There comes a time in every startup's life when you ask whether your bright idea will be stolen / pillaged / destroyed by a much larger 800–pound gorilla – where all you have effectively done is illustrate the potential of a market, enough at least for the gorilla to decide that he wants to eat, shoot and then possibly leave.
Manufacturers have launched a virtual ID card aimed at protecting children on the web.
Its makers hope the NetIDme system, which will cost £9.99-a-year, will reduce opportunities for paedophiles to hide their age when online.
of a partnership with Apple’s iTunes yesterday has received a show of support from one unlikely source: Wippit, the UK’s second largest music download site.
An email sent out by the firm said it welcomed the Coke and iTunes promotion, arguing that it will drive more people to its service.
Technorati founder David L. Sifry has provided some tips for bloggers aiming to crack the search engine’s Top 100 list.
The Wired article also includes pointers from MySpace Hacks’ Matthew Price on how to increase your traffic on the community site.
YouTube has overtaken Myspace and risen to the top of the community website league, according to new research.
The study, compiled by internet analysts Alexa and covered in The Guardian, shows that the video-sharing portal has taken a 3.9% share of global internet visits a day, compared with 3.35% for News Corp’s social networking site.
has added to a big week for the online music sector with the launch of a free
music uploading service
Dubbed 'Bebo Bands', the service is being seen as a challenge to the social networking site’s rival Myspace, which has emerged as a big player in the web music space.
founder Jeff Taylor is set to unveil his latest web venture later today; a portal for the over 50s.
The site, eons.com, will attempt to mimic the social networking success of youth-oriented sites such as Myspace, as well as including a search engine called ‘cranky’.