ICANN Changes, New Search Engine Inquira, Macromedia Releases Search Engine Kit, About.com Labor Lawsuit, More on Yahoo’s New Look

Three stories recently about ICANN, the body that oversees the administration of the Internet domain name system.

Internet’s key oversight body faces important test
Thu Jun 13, 5:37 PM ET
By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer
Page No Longer Available

U.S. To Seek Greater Control Over ICANN
Wed Jun 12, 1:33 PM ET
Elizabeth Millard, www.EcommerceTimes.com

Panel recommends ICANN overhaul
By Reuters
June 2, 2002, 4:20 PM PT

Macromedia has finally heard the cry of search engine optimization experts and has released software which it hopes will be used by the major search engines to enable Flash content to be indexed.

Macromedia Flash Search Engine SDK
Monday, June 10, 2002
“We have released an SDK that allows search engines / developers to parse SWF files and extract text and links.”

More news on the lawsuit filed by the About.com “Guides”:

About.com That Labor Lawsuit …
By Randy Dotinga
2:00 a.m. June 12, 2002 PDT

Here’s a bit more news coverage on Yahoo!’s plan to remodel their website. Plus an interesting news release concerning Yahoo!’s co-founder, Jerry Yang.

Yahoo’s Yang transfers 3 million shares
Jun 12, 2002 6:30 AM PT

Yahoo cleans up home page with beta
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
June 10, 2002, 2:50 PM PT

Finally, there have been two stories recently concerning a new player in the search engine arena, InQuira.

Startup: Software can answer regular questions
06/10/2002 – Updated 11:38 AM ET
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters)

Partech, Walden engineer search engine merger [PDF]
by Katherine Goncharoff
Updated 05:33 PM EST, Jun-10-2002

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