A large-scale experiment created over 2 billion web pages, linking to each other to analyse the patterns the various search engines crawled the site. Each page contained a link to two new pages, as well as a parent,...
This past week, the technology team at b5media threw on the afterburners to get us moved onto an entirely new infrastructure.  After months of planning and investigating a dozen hosting providers, we have finally flipped the switch...
FoxSports.com, which had a partnership with Lycos to supply technology, hosting and advertising sales, broke its ties with the former portal powerhouse and took those responsibilities in-house. "At the time, the fit was perfect," Ross Levinsohn, senior vice...

TSN.ca relaunches

Big shout out to the gang at tsn.ca! Looks like they have done a relaunch with a completely different look and feel. They've moved to a horizontal navbar for the main and sub navigation, improved the branding,...
When ESPN.com relaunched its site a month ago, it pushed the browser technology further than any other mainstream site. It dropped support for older non-standards based browsers such as Netscape 4.7, and created a design entirely based on...

X10 to pay $4.3M

Three tech-saavy brothers in their parents home created the pop-up and pop-under technology and business model and entered into a contract with the now-well-known X10 wireless company. X10 refused to pay them for it. "These were young guys who...

Yahoo dumps Google

Yahoo has spent 2 years and over $2 billion buying search companies Overture and Inktomi, and has now replaced the back-end of the Yahoo search to use its own technology, instead of those of rival Google. Yahoo is not disclosing...
Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo's SVP responsible for some of the largest pieces of the Yahoo family (mail, IM, Yahoo's front page), wrote an email memo - a "state of the union" manifesto document - to his staff. This memo...

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...
Always a fan of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, when its word collides with the Net Neutrality debate and regulation of the Internet, fun is bound to ensue. Enjoy!
I now have a bunch of Joost invitations for anyone that is interested. Leave a note in the comments with your first and last name, and the email address in the separate field (which won't be shown), and...
VeriSign, the company that has been given responsibility for assigning domain names (like www.joetek.com), is being crushed under complaints about their new "Site Finder" service. The service redirects users that misspell domains to their advertising-supported search site. Professor David...

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