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The year in news

Throughout the week, we'll be looking at the top news stories, blogs, downloads and reviews of 2006. Here are the most popular news stories of the year based on traffic.

December 25, 2006 by

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Wikipedia's Wales wants to take on Google

If all goes according to plan, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and partner Amazon will launch a socially-charged search engine to compete with Google, Yahoo, Ask and others early next year. According to the story in The Times of London, the project is called Wikiasari--wiki (Hawaiian for "quick" + asari (Japanese for "rummaging search)--and will be launched out of Wikia, Inc, the for-profit, venture-funded branch of Wales' effort to human-empower Web pages.

December 23, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Buzz builds early for RIM's Indigo

It's no secret that Research In Motion's Pearl device is a big hit, but folks are already speculating on how the company's next "Indigo" and "Crimson" smartphones will fare. The Indigo and Crimson codenames are rumored to be different flavors of an upcoming BlackBerry 8800.

December 22, 2006 by


Vendor checkup: Red Hat delivers

Red Hat just reported its fiscal third quarter earnings and there are apparently no worries--so far. The company reported adjusted earnings of 14 cents a share, two pennies above Wall Street estimates as compiled by Thomson Financial.

December 21, 2006 by

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Looking back at Web 2006 from 2025

Looking back from 2025, the year 2006 will be remembered for the “You,” the solipsistic Time Magazine Person of the Year selection. The image of the “me’s” and collective “you’s” locked into their computing devices, sloshing around in the primordial Internet social soup, increasingly connected, virtualized, overextended and tracked.

December 21, 2006 by Dan Farber


Red Hat: What me worry?

When Red Hat holds court with financial analysts later today to discuss the company's fiscal third quarter results the conversation is likely to go like this:Analyst: What is the impact on Oracle's Unbreakable Linux on your business? How can you compete?

December 20, 2006 by