from FaithWorld:

Lourdes-based “Catholic Google” may be rebaptised

January 6, 2009

Catholic Google has a catchy name, a funny logo and a location near one of the most Catholic places on Earth, the pilgrimage town of Lourdes in southwestern France. After only three weeks on the web, it has seen its user stats grow to about 16,000 visits a day. But the site that describes itself as“the best way for good Catholics to surf the web” may be in for a rebaptism. Its webmaster has asked Google if it has any objections to the name and is waiting for a reply.

from FaithWorld:

A Catholic Google? Are Muslim, Jewish or other Googles coming?

January 3, 2009

So now there's Catholic Google*, a search engine that calls itself  "the best way for good Catholics to surf the web", It claims that "it produces results from all over the internet with more weighting  given to Catholic websites and eliminates the vast majority of unsavoury content, such as pornography".

Google’s Chrome out of beta, but only Windows-friendly

December 11, 2008

Google has decided its Chrome Web browser is all grown up-or. Or at least it has outgrown its beta label.

Video game console obituaries premature – Microsoft

December 3, 2008

Gaming insiders who have given consoles the death sentence, get a life!

Shane Kim, VP of Strategy and Business Development at Microsoft Corp’s Interactive Entertainment Business, said it’s too soon to write off the Xbox.

Online ad spending outlook lowered by $1.3 billion

December 1, 2008

What’s the first thing many companies cut when times get tough?  The marketing budget, of course. And, according to industry researcher eMarketer, spending on Internet advertising is not spared the knife.  The firm now pegs 2008 U.S. online ad spending at $23.6 billion, down from its August projection of $24.9 billion. The new forecast would still represent an 11.3 percent bump from 2007.

Google enters Skype territory

November 11, 2008

Google’s at it again.

The Web search leader edged into Skype’s territory at on Tuesday with a feature that allows multitasking Gmail users to video chat, IM and email all at the same time.

Ready to have some fun with domain names?

June 26, 2008

richards.jpgThis could get fun.

Internet regulators just voted to relax the rules that govern top level domain names — you know, the .edu or .com or .org that you type into your Web browser. Basically, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, decided it would allow all sorts of new top level domain names to come into existence.

Microsoft stands firm on Yahoo bid

April 23, 2008

ballmerfinger2.jpgThose of you who missed him in Morocco caught up with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Milan after Yahoo reported better than expected results, even though they fell short of stellar.

Yahoo: No surprises there

April 23, 2008

jerry-1.jpgWe weren’t expecting huge surprises during Yahoo’s earnings conference call, but CEO Jerry Yang was spectacularly vague about the Internet company’s plans vis-a-vis Microsoft or any other potential tie-ups — with Google, Time Warner’s AOL or News Corp — that Yahoo has been working on.

Yahoo: Here’s why we rejected Microsoft offer

March 18, 2008

yang2.jpgYahoo’s surprise three-year forecast announcement on Tuesday lays out why the Internet giant has refused to budge from its belief that Microsoft’s bid severely undervalues the company.