• Overture Brings Web-Style Ads to UK Mobile Phones (Reuters)
    UK mobile phones will soon be sporting advertiser-sponsored search engine links in the style of those ubiquitous Web advertisements after two major players struck a deal with Internet search specialist Overture Services.
  • Net Viruses Hobble Europe's Small Business Sector (Reuters)
    Internet viruses are overwhelming Europe's small business sector with 22 percent of these companies closing down operations to recover from recent attacks, according to research revealed Monday.
  • Google Takes Searching Personally (CNET)
    As the search wars intensify, Google hopes making a personal connection with its visitors will give it an edge.
  • Congress Moves to Criminalize P2P (Wired)
    Congress appears to be preparing assaults against peer-to-peer technology on multiple fronts. A draft bill recently circulated among members of the House judiciary committee would make it much easier for the Justice Department to pursue criminal prosecutions against file sharers by lowering the burden of proof. The bill, obtained Thursday by Wired News, also would seek penalties of fines and prison time of up to ten years for file sharing.
  • Bush Pushes Broadband Rollout By 2007 (Reuters)
    President George W. Bush on Friday proposed 2007 as the goal for universal availability of high-speed Internet access to keep America competitive and innovative.
  • Database Tech Helps Lawyers Scoop Up Clients (AP)
    Lawyers in many states can now track down the names and addresses of prospective clients -- within hours of their legal entanglements -- with the help of electronic records and information vendors.
  • Microsoft Set to Launch Web Search Engine (Reuters)
    Microsoft Corp. is set to launch its push into the Web search market currently dominated by Google and Yahoo Inc., Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday.
  • Newspaper Web Readers Younger, More Educated (Editor and Publisher)
    Online users who regularly visit newspaper Web sites are younger, better educated and more likely to be employed than general online users, according to a study released today by the Newspaper Association of America.
  • The Business of Online Campaigns (Business Week)
    You might think tech companies would be jumping into this burgeoning market, but for most it's merely a sideline.
  • For Arabs, It's Not Yet Must-See TV (Los Angeles Times)
    A U.S. bid to reach the Mideast's young people with a satellite channel has won few fans in its first weeks. Some are skeptical, some bored.
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