Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Cluck Cluck, Snack Time, -and- Spin

Cluck Cluck - Dixie Chicks cancel 14 shows on tour
Snack Time - cops capture stolen doughnut truck
Spin - fireman takes ride in tumble dryer

On this day in history: August 8, 1960 - Brian Hyland's song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" reaches number one on the pop charts.

Born on this day in history: August 8, 1937 - Dustin Hoffman (1937 - ____) actor. He starred in "The Graduate," 1967; won Oscars for "Kramer vs. Kramer," 1979 and "Rainman," 1982.

Search engine giant Google has started warning users if sites they are about to visit could damage their computers. Warnings will pop up if people click on a link to a page which is known to host spyware or programs that are malicious. Warnings will be seen by anyone using the search engine who clicks on a link to a site identified as harmful by the Stop Badware coalition.

Google has won one of the most sought-after deals in the search engine market, becoming the exclusive provider of search functionality and search advertising to MySpace.com and other News Corp. Web sites. The exclusive deal calls for Google to provide general Web search, site search and vertical-type searches for MySpace.com and the majority of sites run by Fox Interactive Media, the News Corp. online division that entered into the deal with Google.