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    Latest software release adds user control to e-mail, pop-ups, ad- and spyware.
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    Women's media company IVillage Inc. acquired gURL.com, a website focused on teenage girls, from Primedia Inc.
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    Two Internet companies, Google and Overture, have made a brisk business of selling ads that appear alongside Web search results. Now, though, online publishers are beginning to sense the possibilities of having Google or Overture serve ads to their audiences.
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    DoubleClick CEO Kevin Ryan says he always seems to get the same reaction whenever he sees old friends: They'll offer a sympathetic handshake and cautiously whisper, "Times must be tough." Well, they were. But after two lean years, life is looking up again for Ryan and the online ad business.
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