• Blockbuster Cuts Online Rental Price
    Blockbuster Inc., the largest U.S. video rental chain, on Wednesday cut the subscription price for its online rental service in the latest salvo of a battle for online rental customers.
  • IAC/InterActive to Spin Off Expedia
    IAC/InterActiveCorp., saying its growth is being hindered by the perception that it is strictly a travel company, on Tuesday said it plans to split itself in two by spinning off online travel service Expedia.com and related businesses into a company to be called Expedia.
  • Spam: No end in sight? - Year in Review
    The nation's first federal law regulating spam, called the Can-Spam Act, took effect Jan. 1, 2004, and set off a string of lawsuits and new state regulations criminalizing unsolicited bulk e-mail. The year also marked the 10th anniversary of the first spam message, in what continues to be a serious threat to the efficacy of e-mail.
  • Microsoft Plan Lets Subscribers Download Away
    Chris Gorog is convinced people won't continue to pay $1 a song for online music. That is despite Apple's record string of recent achievements, including 200 million songs sold at its iTunes Music Store, and nearly 4 million iPod digital music players moved into consumers' homes this year.
  • Gmail Spam Survey
    Gmail. Some people love it, some people love to hate it. No matter which camp you're in, I think it's pretty obvious that Gmail has changed the way we look at web-mail. Gmail has done a lot to radically change the whole web-mail world. Their user interface is amazing. Better than every web-mail system I've seen, and even better than many local MUAs. However, in todays Internet, any e-mail solution is only as good as it's anti-spam technology. I've been testing that out and found some curious results.
  • U.S. Lags Behind Much of Developed World in Wireless
    On a trip on the Tokyo subway last year, almost everyone ignored the young man talking on one wireless phone, messaging with another and juggling a third. Such cell phone overload would almost certainly get noticed in the United States, which lags the rest of the developed world in wireless use.
  • Washington Post to Buy Web Magazine Slate
    The Washington Post Co. said on Tuesday it would buy Microsoft Corp.'s online magazine Slate.
  • Rice University Computer Scientists Find a Flaw in Google's New Desktop Search Program
    A Rice University computer scientist and two of his students have discovered a potentially serious security flaw in the desktop search tool for personal computers that was recently distributed by Google.
  • Internet Service Provider Gets $1B in Anti-Spamming Lawsuit
    A federal judge has awarded an Internet service provider more than $1 billion in what is believed to be the largest judgment ever against spammers.
  • Motorola Apple iPod Phone Imminent?
    The mythical mobile phone iPod may be a creature far from legend - Apple and Motorola "could soon show us" their co-developed solution. A report on Forbes cites Apple vice president of applications Eddy Cue, who says: "We've said we have something coming on this in the first half of 2005 and we're definitely on schedule for that. Hopefully you'll be able to see more about it soon."
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