• Reports: MarketWatch On The Block
    CBS MarketWatch is hoping to auction itself for as much as $400 million, according to a report in today's The New York Times.
  • Madison Avenue Ponders the Potential of Web Logs
    Web logs have had an astonishing season this year, enough to freckle the faces of bloggers who do not, as a rule, get much time outdoors. Although political blogs have received the most attention, advertising agencies and communications professionals are using blogs to create discussion about ideas within their industries.
  • WhenU Seeks Separation From Adware Pack
    WhenU is moving to separate itself from the proliferation of adware companies, many of which WhenU thinks use questionable business practices to get downloaded and track user behavior.
  • ESPN Testing Video for Handhelds
    ESPN is testing new video services for wireless devices, taking a page from the playbook of its popular Web download service, a company executive said Tuesday.
  • Apple Unveils Color iPod, U2 Edition
    Apple Computer on Tuesday unveiled a color screen version of its popular iPod music player, in addition to a special-edition version in partnership with rock band U2.
  • Microsoft Revises Anti-Spam Standard
    Microsoft Corp. on Monday said it had revised its proposal to weed out "spam" e-mail to win over skeptical Internet engineers who have been reluctant to adopt technology owned by the dominant software company. Microsoft officials said they have revised their SenderID protocol to work better with an existing standard and have narrowed their patent application to make sure it does not cover other proposals.
  • Google Adds Mapping Technology
    Google today added to its search technology holdings with the acquisition of digital mapping company Keyhole Corp, a move that has implications for its local search strategy and marks the company's expansion into subscription-based services. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • First Felony Spam Trial Begins in Virginia
    The nation's first felony spam trial, which began Monday in a Virginia court, could be a watershed in the crusade against spam. If successfully prosecuted, it could usher a series of indictments against spammers with operations in Virginia, the epicenter of Internet traffic and home to the country's toughest anti-spam law, legal experts say.
  • Hackers use Google to Defeat anti-spam Measures
    Fraudsters running a phishing scam are using Google redirects to beat antispam tools and claim new Yahoo email accounts for themselves. Antivirus experts have discovered a phishing email that redirects users three times through Google to a fraudulent registration Web site in order to beat antispam technology.
  • Mind Those IMs--Your Cubicle's Walls Have Eyes
    Big Brother is watching you at work, and making a pretty penny doing it. As more and more companies install monitoring software to track employee activities--threatening to turn cubicles into no-privacy zones--businesses that offer workplace surveillance tools are enjoying a boomlet.
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