Grokster and StreamCast Networks can be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of their peer-to-peer file-sharing software, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The decision in the case Grokster v. MGM is a major win for the motion picture and recording industries, which took the case to the nation's highest court after losses in lower courts.
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The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox managed to slightly increase its usage share in the Web browser market in May, as it continues to compete against the market's Goliath: Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE).
A group of non-profit scholarly publishers is asking pointed questions about Google's Google Print for Libraries and what the group considers the copyright-violation potential of this project to digitize some university library collections.
Microsoft Corp.'s MSN division will add to its search engine in about two weeks a local search index for finding business directory listings, and later on will enhance this local index with MSN Virtual Earth, a new free service that will pinpoint places in maps and satellite images.
Google has made available a desktop search tool tailored for the workplace, about eight months after it introduced a similar tool for consumers.
Google is contemplating various improvements to its popular Blogger Web logging service, including native image uploading and deeper integration with the company's Gmail Web-mail service, according to a Google executive.
Net income up 477% over Q1 last year
Profits double from a year ago
Users who routinely can't find Web sites they previously located using Google's search engine are getting some help from the company.
Google on Wednesday launched a program that lets its users worldwide store their digital videos at the Google Video service.
Yahoo's search engine division will supply hardware and other resources to the Wikimedia Foundation to support that nonprofit organization's free Wikipedia online encyclopedia.
Google on Thursday began delivering factual answers for some queries at the top of its results page, to save users from having to navigate over to other sites and look for the information.
Expect the mailbox limit to keep increasing, Google says
Microsoft is developing its own paid-search advertising program to become a player in a lucrative market where rivals Google and Yahoo have been playing for years.
Google opened up its Gmail Web mail service to a wider scope of users on Monday by randomly offering, for the first time, accounts to some visitors of the main Google.com page.