• Yahoo Ads Aim To Recapture Search Leadership (Reuters)
    Internet media company Yahoo Inc. on Monday unveiled an advertising campaign aimed at recapturing its role as the No. 1 Web search service from Google.
  • AOL Investors OK Board, Case Gets Less Support (Reuters)
    AOL Time Warner Inc. shareholders on Friday approved the media company's board slate, but outgoing Chairman Steve Case and three other directors with ties to America Online failed to garner as much support as the others.
  • Peer-To-Peer Systems Can Create Privacy Risks (Reuters)
    Internet users who download music and movies through free "peer to peer" networks like Kazaa may be unwittingly exposing their divorce letters and tax returns to strangers, computer experts told Congress.
  • Research Pinpoints Online Consumer Health Use
    It may be popular for playing games, chatting with friends and checking scores, but the Internet is not as commonly used for health care purposes as is sometimes reported, according to a new study.
  • Verizon Installs Wireless Net at Pay Phones (USA Today)
    As phone companies push to raise Internet revenue, they're calling on an old pal: the pay phone.
  • Internet Sales Tax Could be Looming (E-Commerce Times)
    Some large retailers, including Target.com and Walmart.com, have begun charging sales taxes, and industry buzz indicates that smaller e-tailers could follow. State budget deficits could end the Internet's tax-free status, but some analysts question whether e-tailers are prepared for the complexities of dealing with taxing sales.
  • SEC Sues Online Spammer Over Fictitious U.S. Agency (Dow Jones)
    Regulators filed fraud charges Monday against a 20-year-old Kentucky man who allegedly sent millions of e-mail "spam" messages promising investors double-digit monthly returns backed by fictitious federal deposit insurance.
  • CNN Touts AOL Advertisers (CBS MW)
    The digest-version of CNN featured a top-of-the-hour report at 9 p.m., Eastern, about last-minute gift ideas for Mother's Day.
  • Hotmail Targets Web Beacons (IAR)
    MSN's Hotmail begins using HTML-blocking technology to foil spammers from verifying e-mail addresses.
  • Looking Ahead to New Internet Strategies
    The Internet hype is over, accompanied by deflated expectations and reduced investment. The path to strategic differentiation and profit that once seemed so promising remains elusive for most companies. In some ways the Internet is still more significant as a cultural phenomenon than as the basis for new ways of doing business.
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