Friday, May 20, 2005
  • Google Unveils Personalized Home Page

    During its first-ever "factory tour" held at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., and broadcast Web-wide, Google brass Thursday unveiled a number of new products and initiatives, including a customizable home page for its main search offering. The new home page allows users to add weather, news, movie times, and Gmail access, bringing it much closer to portal companies Yahoo! and MSN. ...Read the whole story

  • New Netscape Browser Melds Explorer, Firefox

    Netscape Thursday released a new version of its browser that incorporates both Internet Explorer and the open source Firefox browser engines to allow users to choose between the security of Firefox and the functionality of Internet Explorer. ...Read the whole story

  • EMarketer Predicts Graying Of The Internet

    Two-thirds of adults ages 50 to 64 use the Internet, and as they age, will significantly alter the digital landscape, according to an eMarketer report released Thursday. ...Read the whole story

  • Jupiter: Eight in 10 On Broadband By 2010

    The falling price of broadband helped propel 8.2 million new households to subscribe to high-speed Internet access last year, bringing to31.9 million the total number of U.S households with broadband--a 35 percent increase from 2003--according to a new Jupiter Research report. In all, 43 percent of online households in the U.S. connected via broadband in 2004, according to JupiterResearch. ...Read the whole story

  • Pew: Diet, Fitness, Health Insurance Draw More Web Users

    Eighty percent of Internet users said they used the Internet to research health information in 2004--virtually unchanged from 2002, when 79 percent of online users said they researched health issues online, according to a report released this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. ...Read the whole story

  • Wal-Mart Allies With Netflix

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Thursday said it was closing its online DVD rental business, and that it would now refer customers to Netflix Inc. Existing Wal-Mart DVD renters will be able to continue their subscriptions with Netflix through next year, while those who do not sign up with Netflix by June 17 will lose their service. ...Read the whole story