People fed up with the proliferation of credit cards, IDs and key cards that fill their wallets to bulging may soon have an alternative. New technology could bundle such functions into just one item: your cell phone.
The U.S. government has asked the Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that could lead to heavier regulation of cable companies' high-speed Internet service.
Direct marketing veteran Michael Aronowitz was named yesterday as executive director of the Association for Interactive Marketing, the Internet-focused subsidiary of the Direct Marketing Association.
Sendmail has taken a first stab at software to authenticate the source of e-mail messages, a technology that will be key to preventing the proliferation of spam.
The Web offers the best values compared with catalogs and retail channels, according to the results of an Online Co-Op Survey by list firm Millard Group released yesterday. Of the respondents, 68 percent said value is very important with another 30 percent saying it is fairly important. Also, 71 percent said value is more important now than it was five years ago.
Thirty-five years after computer scientists at UCLA linked two bulky computers using a 15-foot gray cable, testing a new way for exchanging data over networks, what would ultimately become the Internet remains a work in progress.
The promise of Internet-based video has long been hamstrung by copyright and piracy worries, slow dial-up connections, technical challenges and consumer disdain for watching blotchy videos on their home computers. But a Silicon Valley startup is tackling those obstacles, hoping to become the first major provider of cinema straight from the Internet to the living room boob tube.
When Microsoft unveils its online music store later this week, the first song offered should be Dave Brubeck's "It's Déjà Vu All Over Again." For Microsoft, taking a trail blazed by others - then trying to dominate the market - is a familiar tune.
The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. redesigned its BusinessWeek Online's home page with easier navigation and new content features. The changes on businessweek.com come a year after BusinessWeek magazine was redesigned to commemorate its 75th anniversary. The online redesign aims to differentiate the two versions.
More broadband access and more sophisticated ad-serving technology means advertisers increasingly use rich media and streaming video to stand out from the crowd. According to DoubleClick's Q2 2004 Ad Serving Trends, the number of rich media ads served has grow 34 percent year on year for Q2 2004.