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  1. Google Challenges U.S. National Security Letter in Court

    At the time the company said it was working with the authorities to improve transparency around the subject, but according to court filings it is also fighting against handing over users' data. This article was originally published on the Inquirer.

  2. New Search Patent Applications: October 6, 2006 - Google Takes Over the Patent Office

    This post looks at Google's filings. There were some interesting new patent applications this week from Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM, but nothing on the scale of the outpouring of intellectual property published and assigned to Google - I uncovered 15...

  3. New Search Patent Filings: October 4, 2006 - Using Google to find the Cable Guy

    A few new patent filings from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.com. There have been a few patent filings from Amazon on recommendation systems. Published September 28, 2006 Not long ago, three researchers from Technion, including Google's Ziv Bar...

  4. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

    Yahoo patent filings include one detailing bidding for placement in paid search filed this past April, another that details a very interactive environment for watching television programming, a third describing a method of soliciting consumer...

  5. New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images

    Published August 17, 2006 Published August 17, 2006 Yahoo also had published two patent applications which explore social networks, and previewing, inviting and granting authorization for others to view specific pages within that social network.

  6. New Search Patent Filings: August 27, 2006 - Google's Recommendations, IBM's Speedier Pagerank, Napster's Search

    The search and recommendation system operates in the context of a content pointer manager, which stores individual users' content pointers (some of which may be published or shared for group use) on a centralized content pointer database connected...

  7. New Search Patent Applications: June 19, 2006 - Autolinking, and Better Advertising through Deletion Predictions

    Some queries involve the use of concepts and units, as described in at least five Yahoo patent filings (see previous patent posts in the Yahoo sections from Yahoo Units and Microsoft Redundancy Filters and More Yahoo Concepts and Google Predictive...