Google wants your phonemes
In an interview at last week's Web 2.0 conference, Google's vice president of Search Products & User Experience, Marissa Mayer, discusses the future of her division

Reporter's notebook: Google guys do hate evil
Web 2.0 panel confirms: Google's founders really stress over evil; meanwhile, Internet archrivals Google and Microsoft share the love while discussing online maps

CBS, Comcast officials stress embrace of Internet
Executives of these companies as well as Joost and Current all cite business efforts linking the two forms of media

AT&T unsure about bidding in 700MHz auction
Company CEO indicates that FCC's open-access rules for the valuable spectrum could hinder the development of a profitable business model

Microsoft: Google gets undue credit for ad conversions
Microsoft is developing 'conversion attribution' technology that it says will track users' viewing trail and give advertisers a more balanced view of the value of their online ads

Facebook site grows businesses
Companies cite the benefits of the popular social networking platform and even use it to bolster their own businesses

Viacom exec not satisfied with Google plan
Lawsuit lingers over alleged content infringement on YouTube as Viacom CEO Phillipe Dauman says Google's YouTube content database is not enough

Microsoft releases beta of mashup tool
Microsoft announced its Popfly mashup-builder at the Web 2.0 Summit as CEO Steve Ballmer elaborated on the company's plans for Web apps

Adobe adapting to hosted SW model
In an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen discusses Adobe's role in Web 2.0, its hosted software strategy, and the importance of rich Internet apps

Facebook wants to make members' data portable
CEO declines to specify a timeframe for when Facebook will make it possible for members to move their social network profiles to other online services if they want

MySpace will open platform to external developers
MySpace follows Facebook's lead in opening up its platform and making it easy to incorporate outside developers' applications into its social network

Google VP talks up health initiative
Google Health is designed to let users create a health profile for themselves that includes information about medications and conditions

Net honchos to discuss Web opportunities at Web 2.0 Summit
Web 2.0 Summit attendees see opportunities in the adaptation of online services to mobile devices as well as new business models for the online video space

MySpace will use Skype for VoIP in social network
Deal with Skype will enable MySpace members to engage in free voice chats via the new MySpace instant messaging service

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