Stories by Heather Havenstein

Geo-Eye satellite to be used by Google releases first image

Google Maps are about to get a lot sharper thanks to GeoEye-1, the world's highest resolution commercial satellite that was launched on September 6 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a rocket carrying the Google logo.

Yahoo debuts Web analytics tool

Yahoo this week began rolling out a beta version of a new Web Analytics tool that it says will provide up-to-date reports and graphs showing metrics like sales, page views and sources of traffic to Web site operators.

Open-source Wikia Search adds tool to customize results

Wikia Search, an open-source search tool launched early this year by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, today opened its platform with a new application programming interface (API) that allows individuals or business to create interactive search results.

Google lets users search like it's 2001

As part of Google's ongoing 10th anniversary celebration, the company is providing access to a 2001 version of the Google search index, allowing users to search the Web circa January 2001.

Google launches 'Google News for blogs'

Six years after Google launched Google News by applying its search technology to breaking news stories, the company has moved to apply its technology to a similar service to track new blog posts.

Zoho launches online market for business apps

Online application company Zoho Tuesday unveiled a new marketplace it says will allow users to buy and sell business applications and resell its Zoho Creator tool for building online database applications.

Britain's MI6 recruiting spies on Facebook, report says

Could the next James Bond be found on Facebook? Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, hopes so after launching a series of advertisements this month to recruit employees, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper on Monday.

Yahoo aims to squelch advertiser angst over Google deal

Yahoo Tuesday announced that it is forming a Digital Advisory Council to help answer questions about its proposed search advertising deal with Google and other online ad issues. The council will include executives from firms that advertise on Google's Web pages.