Eric Auchard

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Microsoft joins Yahoo on digital library alliance

Microsoft joins Yahoo on digital library alliance

An alliance including Microsoft and Yahoo says it is fast gaining backers to challenge Google in digitising many of the world's great books.
Eric Auchard Oct 27 2005, 1:00PM Collaboration
Kaboodle makes sharing web bookmarks easier

Kaboodle makes sharing web bookmarks easier

Web page bookmarks that help surfers return to useful internet sites are undergoing a transformation as new tools emerge for users to categorise and share favourite sites automatically with others.
Eric Auchard Oct 27 2005, 9:35AM Software
Rivals Taobao, eBay clash on whether free is best

Rivals Taobao, eBay clash on whether free is best

What's the better deal? Is free always better than cheap?
Eric Auchard Oct 21 2005, 3:15PM Collaboration
Publishers sue Google over copyright dispute

Publishers sue Google over copyright dispute

Five major publishers filed suit against Google on Wednesday, seeking to block plans to scan copyrighted works without permission and derail Google's push to make many of the world's great books searchable online.
Eric Auchard Oct 20 2005, 2:45PM Collaboration
Judge stays Google suit in Microsoft hiring case

Judge stays Google suit in Microsoft hiring case

A US judge ordered a tentative stay in web search company Google's lawsuit against Microsoft, dealing a blow to Google's fight over the hiring of a former Microsoft official.
Eric Auchard Oct 17 2005, 3:00PM Software
Google to report pro forma earnings, not just net

Google to report pro forma earnings, not just net

Google on Thursday said it plans to meet Wall Street halfway on how it reports quarterly results, seeking to dispel confusion created by its strict adherence to accounting rules and putting it in step with many of its peers.
Eric Auchard Oct 14 2005, 3:00PM Collaboration
Google funds "social entreprenuer" program

Google funds "social entreprenuer" program

Google has begun to make good on its commitment to plow a small fraction of the proceeds from its wildly successful stock offering into social investment projects.
Eric Auchard Oct 13 2005, 10:00AM Training & Development
Google says size matters less, drops search boasts

Google says size matters less, drops search boasts

Google said late on Monday that it was tripling the number of web pages that its system can search, seeking to upstage rival Yahoo in claims to be the world's widest web search.
Eric Auchard Sep 28 2005, 2:30PM Collaboration
Ebay to pay from US$3.7bln-US$4.1bln to buy Skype

Ebay to pay from US$3.7bln-US$4.1bln to buy Skype

EBay plans to pay between US$3.7 billion and US$4.1 billion to acquire Skype, depending on how fast it meets three growth targets, the online auction leader said in a US regulatory filing on Thursday.
Eric Auchard Sep 16 2005, 3:00PM Collaboration
Google sells US$4.18bln in stock, a recent record

Google sells US$4.18bln in stock, a recent record

Web search leader Google's follow-on stock offering priced at US$295 per share, raising US$4.18 billion in the largest US high-tech secondary sale in nearly a decade, underwriters said on Wednesday.
Eric Auchard Sep 15 2005, 3:30PM Finance
EBay paying up to US$4b for Skype

EBay paying up to US$4b for Skype

EBay has agreed to buy internet phone-calling phenomenon Skype for up to US$4.1 billion, tapping a hot source of growth and putting it into rising competition with rivals from Google to local phone company.
Eric Auchard Sep 13 2005, 9:00AM Collaboration
Google hires 'father of the internet' Vinton Cerf

Google hires 'father of the internet' Vinton Cerf

Google said on Thursday it hired internet pioneer Vinton Cerf to become its "chief Internet evangelist", the latest high-powered engineer to sign up at the web search leader.
Eric Auchard Sep 9 2005, 3:45PM Collaboration
TI eyes video markets with all-in-one chip

TI eyes video markets with all-in-one chip

Texas Instruments is using the strategy that made it the world's biggest mobile phone circuit supplier to try to dominate the faster growing video market, the company said on Thursday.
Eric Auchard Sep 9 2005, 8:30AM Hardware

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