23rd July 2006 Archive
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'Eyes-free, ubiquitous information access'
A blind developer at Google has built a search engine to prioritise results that are accessible to visually impaired web users. The Google Labs project, launched last week, has been welcomed by RNIB and its US counterpart, AFB. Put a query into Google Accessible Search and a standard Google search begins. But before the …
Applications 23 Jul 2006, 07:02
Operators decry margin call
The war on European roaming charges went to the next level this week, with the European Commission agreeing the shape of the legislation it will put in front of European Parliament for approval, and diluting somewhat the proposals that were initially made by Viviane Reding EU Information Society Commissioner. She had wanted the …
Mobile 23 Jul 2006, 08:02
Comment Decision exposes systemic flaws
Tom Cruise has won his domain namesake, TomCruise.com, from notorious cybersquatter Jeff Burgar. Burgar contested the complaint and paid for a three-person panel at domain name arbirtrator WIPO to decide the issue. In the end though, they decided for the movie star and against Burgar - who is a regular at WIPO judgments, …
Music and Media 23 Jul 2006, 12:59