• USA Interactive to Buy Rest of Expedia for $3.3 Billion (Dow Jones)
    USA Interactive Inc. announced that it agreed to pay $3.3 billion in stock for the stake in travel-services seller Expedia Inc. it doesn't already own.
  • AOL Previews Email Product Aimed At Tech-Savvy (Reuters)
    America Online is previewing a new e-mail product targeted at more tech savvy users as it tries to curtail defections in its Internet subscriber base and turn around its business.
  • Yahoo to Offer Exclusive Entertainment, Sports Content (WSJ)
    Yahoo Inc., broadening its push in fee-based services, will introduce an entertainment video subscription offering Monday that offers exclusive entertainment and sports content.
  • Dump The Numbers In Favor Of People (CBS.MW)
    To get any kind of accurate picture of the current state of online advertising, it is pretty clear that you have to set aside the spending estimates.
  • Ford Reverses Top Exec's Decision on Advertising (Reuters)
    Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday it had reversed a decision by President and Chief Operating Officer Nick Scheele to make WPP Group PLC its only advertising agency after an internal review suggested the deal breached Ford's standards.
  • ABC starts 24/7 Internet-based news channel (Reuters)
    ABC television network, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., plans to launch a 24-hour news service on Wednesday that will be available only to broadband Internet users, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Reality Shows Try Product Placement (NYTimes.com)
    ABC's new reality show "All American Girl" will work in the products of sponsors.
  • McDonald's Plans Wireless Internet Links In Restaurants (DJN)
    McDonald's Corp. is expected to announce Tuesday that it has outfitted 10 of its downtown New York restaurants with wireless, or WiFi, connections to the Internet.
  • Yahoo Unveils Improved Spam-Filtering Technology
    Yahoo Inc. Tuesday unveiled an improved version of SpamGuard, the spam-filtering technology it provides to its Yahoo Mail users, that both more effectively blocks spam and offers new features to soothe irritated e-mail users.
  • Ford Reviews COO Scheele's Advertising Deal (Reuters)
    Ford Motor Co. has launched a review over whether President and Chief Operating Officer Nick Scheele violated company policies by ordering the consolidation of the company's multibillion-dollar advertising budget with WPP Group Plc.
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