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Handheld devices sink 53.2% in Q4 2007

Handheld devices sink 53.2% in Q4 2007

According to IDC, vendors shipped a total of 683,004 units in Q4 2007, marking a 53.2% decrease from Q4 2006 and a 6.0% decrease from Q3 2007. For the full 2007 year, vendors shipped a total of 3.0 mln units worldwide, down 44.3% from the 5.5 mln units shipped during all of 2006.

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43.74% of Web traffic to health sites is from search engines

43.74% of Web traffic to health sites is from search engines

CategoryPercent of Category Traffic from Search Engines, January 2008Growth of Share of Traffic From Search Engines, Jan-08 - January 2007Traffic from Google, January 2008Change in Share of Traffic From Google, YTYHealth and Medical43.74%3%28.41%1%Travel32.28%10%21.51%21%Shopping and Classifieds25.05%0%15.91%3%News and Media21.26%7%13.79%10%Entertainment24.04%14%14.77%15%Business and Finance17.53%16%10.88%25%Sports13.63%22%8.79%28%Source: Hitwise

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Top Web companies in January 2008

Top Web companies in January 2008

ParentAudience, 000Time per userGoogle124,2791:37:35Microsoft121,9202:22:33Yahoo!113,8743:19:43Time Warner104,8373:57:38News Corp.75,8312:02:49eBay65,7582:04:37InterActiveCorp65,6910:24:37Amazon59,8330:27:47Wikimedia56,0490:18:32New York Times51,6240:20:26Source: Nielsen

March 5, 2008 by

Want to deliver your blog by RSS? Now you can

Want to deliver your blog by RSS? Now you can

Good news--we've added RSS feeds for each ZDNet member's blog, which will make it easier for friends, fans and fellow workers to keep up with your posts. Anyone who wants to can subscribe to the feed and get links to your latest blog entries delivered to their desktop.

March 5, 2008 by

Veotag demonstrates video value

Veotag demonstrates video value

The last six months has seen an explosion in the number of video startups looking to make their name. Most are in the consumer space with little idea of how to monetize.

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Synanthropy, and ice cream for crow

Synanthropy, and ice cream for crow

My new favourite word is synanthropy - the study and practice of creating symbiotic relationships between people and animals.I came across it thanks to the ever-giving Metafilter group blog, a pretty fine palace of symbiosis n its own right.

March 5, 2008 by

Will privacy keep Health 2.0 from the starting gate?

Will privacy keep Health 2.0 from the starting gate?

Fact is, any insurance company determined to find your health status has plenty of tools it can use to profile you, even if you don't place a PHR online or visit a Health 2.0 site. Our transaction records are like a trail of bread crumbs, the main difference now being that we become easier to trace because we can no longer stand being alone.

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Microsoft Mix '08 keynote kick-off: The Cliff Notes version

Microsoft Mix '08 keynote kick-off: The Cliff Notes version

Microsoft is making available as of March 5 the first beta for developers of Internet Explorer (IE) 8, as well as the first beta release of Silverlight 2.0. It also is readying a beta of a new back-end business service that it is calling SQL Server Data Services. Company officials made these announcements on March 5 at the kick-off of Microsoft's Mix '08 conference.

March 5, 2008 by

Making Web 2.0 Safe for the Enterprise: TOS à la PBWiki

Making Web 2.0 Safe for the Enterprise: TOS à la PBWiki

Just in case you might be tempted to excuse Google for what some commentators just consider sloppy language (or over-reaching on my part) in its terms of service for its on-line apps, here's an example of how to do right by accepted corporate standards for security and privacy: the terms of service for PB Wiki, an on-line wiki provider that apparently takes seriously what Google and its lawyers (or whoever wrote those sloppy, loophole-full TOS) seems to not give a hoot about.

March 5, 2008 by

Microsoft Singularity

Microsoft Singularity

I just read my colleague Mary Jo Foley's post Want a peek at a non-Windows operating system from Microsoft? and thought I'd add a few additional thoughts on Microsoft's research project called "Singularity.

March 5, 2008 by

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