• E-Commerce Standard Plans Made Public (ECG)
    E-business interoperability consortium OASIS Tuesday said the first draft of a royalty-free data method for international electronic commerce has been released by one of its technical groups.
  • Super Bowl Ratings Best Since 1998 (AP)
    Despite a lopsided game, which often turns off television viewers, Sunday night's Super Bowl recorded the second-most viewers in NFL title game history.
  • Baseball Test May Show if Web Video's Time Has Come (NYTimes.com)
    Major League Baseball and RealNetworks are preparing to use this year's baseball season to test whether Internet broadcasting is more than just a minor league sport.
  • Office Surfers May Face Wipeout (CNET News.com)
    Employee Internet privileges took a beating when cable giant Liberty Media revamped its post-production businesses last year.
  • Surfing with Seniors and Boomers (CyberAtlas)
    This burgeoning population is becoming more adept online, and will likely represent almost one-quarter of all online retail spending by 2007.
  • Spitzer Claims Victory in War on Spam (IAR)
    In Manhattan Supreme Court, New York's attorney general wins an injunction against accused spammer MonsterHut.
  • Major Labels Bring Back Net Music Giveaway (Reuters)
    Major music and technology companies announced on Monday they will bring back a promotion they tried six months ago involving the give-away of free music to attract customers to their nascent Internet music businesses.
  • NBC Signs Two-Year 'West Wing' Deal (AP)
    "Friends" will leave NBC after next season, but "The West Wing" will serve two more years on the network.
  • 'The Hours,' 'Chicago' Take Top Golden Globes (Reuters)
    In one of the tightest races in recent years, "The Hours" won the Golden Globe award for best drama while musical "Chicago" swept two top acting categories and took the trophy for best musical or comedy.
  • Testosterone All the Time (LATimes.com)
    The troubled cable channel TNN, once devoted to country lifestyle programming, then urban pop, is planning a macho make-over to attract more males and advertisers of either sex.
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