• 2003 Shaping Up As a Good Year for BET (AP)
    This is shaping up as a very good year for BET. Just three months into 2003 - after a major programming overhaul - Black Entertainment Television has seen double-digit increases in advertising and subscribers.
  • AOL Will Test TiVo-like Mystro Service This Year (Reuters)
    AOL Time Warner on Friday confirmed it is readying a new service that would allow subscribers to skip through TV programming without installing new hardware.
  • TV Viewers Show War Fatigue, Study Says (AP)
    Television viewers are showing their first signs of war fatigue, according to a poll released Friday.
  • Macromedia Takes Flash Beyond the Browser (IAR)
    The new Macromedia Central software environment allows the creation of Flash-based applications that run offline without an Internet connection.
  • Web Supplants Snail Mail In Getting Messages to Troops (WSJ)
    For people without personal ties to troops, the government and private organizations are harnessing the power of the Internet to help them send their well-wishes.
  • Iraq War Spurs Hackers to Deface Thousands of Websites (DJN)
    Amid heightened tensions over the war in Iraq, hacker groups believed to be Muslim or Arab have in the last week stepped up defacement of Web sites with antiwar messages, the digital equivalent of graffiti, security experts say.
  • New York Times Makes Big Foray Into TV (AP)
    Vivian Schiller makes it her mantra: "We are not a news network." The Discovery Times Channel, which officially begins operation Tuesday in about 29 million homes, is looking to become a behind-the-news network.
  • Lewinsky to Host Reality TV Dating Show (AP)
    Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has a new job: reality TV host. Lewinsky has been hired for the Fox series "Mr. Personality," a dating show in which a female contestant is courted by men whose looks are kept hidden.
  • War Ousts Sex and Britney in Internet Searches (Reuters)
    War toppled sex as the most popular search term among U.K. Web users on Thursday as the conflict in Iraq captured the attention and apparently lowered libidos of online Britons, top Internet service Freeserve said.
  • Internet Sites Hit With War Traffic (bayarea.com)
    Sites have become so popular that on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. Army and Marine Corps home pages slowed to a crawl, according to Keynote, a San Mateo Internet performance management and testing services company.
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