• Wi-Fi 'carpet' Far Cry from Wall to Wall (Seattle Times)
    As you travel through various vacation spots this summer, think about what it would be like to have wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access any time, anywhere in town. The motel you stay in may have Wi-Fi, but not the restaurant you eat in. A cafe might have it, but not your lodging. In some towns, Wi-Fi is still absent altogether.
  • Search Engines Are Powering Ad Revenue (Los Angeles Times)
    When the 'sponsored search' concept was introduced, it was panned by idealists. Now it's a driver of online commerce.
  • Kerry Gets Google-Bombed (Wired)
    With the Democratic presidential nomination clinched, John Kerry was bound to get Google-bombed. An effort by conservative bloggers has pushed the candidate's campaign website to the top of the result list when the word "waffles" is typed into Google. But Kerry's campaign is trying to capitalize on the prank.
  • Time Warner Says AOL 'Stabilized' (Reuters)
    Time Warner Inc. top executives on Friday told investors that its Internet unit America Online had "stabilized," but deflected questions over a possible bid to purchase bankrupt cable operator Adelphia Communications Corp.
  • Yahoo to Launch Updated Instant Messaging Product (Reuters)
    Internet media company Yahoo Inc. on Sunday announced a major relaunch of Yahoo Messenger, its messaging product that allows people to communicate in real-time via the Internet.
  • Recovery For Sleeping Advertising Industry Now in Full Swing (SFGate)
    Internet advertising has rebounded from the dog days of the dot-com bust and is on track this year to eclipse the record $8.1.billion in revenues it took in four years ago.
  • A Scan of the Headline Scanners (Wired)
    The Web is awash in little orange buttons. Those buttons take readers to pages filled with XML code for RSS or Atom syndication services. People who don't know about XML or RSS or Atom get a screen full of ugly computer code. But those clued into the secret handshake -- or more accurately, the right decoding software -- know those buttons are the key to speed-reading the Web.
  • Microsoft's Gates Touts Blogging as Business Tool (Reuters)
    Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates often takes the stage to talk about the future of software technology, but on Thursday he also told top corporate executives that Weblogs and the way they are distributed can be used as business communication tools.
  • Broadband in Every Pot (Newsweek)
    It's unlikely that either George W. Bush or John Kerry's political strategists stay up at night worrying about broadband. The availability of the high-speed Internet technology is not now and will not be a central issue in this year's presidential campaign. In a season already dominated by pressing issues, both sexy and sinister, it's hard to imagine anyone saying about Kerry or Bush, "Sure he has a plan to fight global terror, but what's his position on cable versus DSL?"
  • Overture Sees Growth From Traditional DMers (DMNews)
    After building its advertiser base with small businesses, Yahoo's Overture Services sees its biggest growth opportunity from large, traditional direct response advertisers.
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