• AOL Readies Next-Generation IM Tools
    America Online Inc. is preparing to ditch its decade-old instant messaging platform, building a replacement from scratch that's designed to integrate text, audio, video and future forms of communication.
  • The Wired 40
    They're masters of technology and innovation. They're global thinkers driven by strategic vision. They're nimbler than Martha Stewart's PR team. They're The Wired 40.
  • Mayor Stepping Down at NetCreations
    Michael Mayor will leave NetCreations May 6 after a seven-year stint at what once was one of the most celebrated e-mail list managers nationwide. The Internet executive departs of his own accord 10 months after NetCreations' sale to New York e-mail services provider Return Path Inc. A seasoned traveler, speaker and evangelist for online marketing, he decided to step off the treadmill.
  • P&G Markets Children's Deodorant With Blogs and iPods
    Unilever's Axe has built the fastest-growing deodorant brand in the U.S. around funny ads showing young men they can use body spray to attract women. Now, rival Procter & Gamble Co. is betting on body spray to attract girls to its Secret brand.
  • Yahoo Changes News Site, Adds Features
    Internet media company Yahoo Inc. late on Wednesday revamped its News site, giving it a new look and features to help users delve deeper into subjects and to personalize headlines.
  • Bush Signs DVD Filtering Measure
    President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at helping parents keep their children from seeing sex scenes, violence and foul language in movie DVDs.
  • Ads That Know What You Want
    Picture this: You're shopping online for a new minivan, surfing automaker websites and buying guides. You then head to the homepage of your local paper to check out the headlines, and at the top of the page is an ad for a local car dealer, offering rebates and low financing on new minivans. If you're like many web users, you probably find it creepy that your local paper knows you're looking for new wheels. Even so, advertisers are betting you're far more likely to click on the car dealer's ad than a random banner for a dating site or DVD …
  • The New Old Journalism
    We've been having a spirited discussion in the journalism department at New York University. With newspapers hemorrhaging readers and people migrating to the web for their daily news fix, should we consider changing the way we teach journalism? For as far back as anyone can remember, New York University has used introductory courses to drill students on the basics: "ledes," "nut grafs," the "inverted pyramid" and the "five Ws" ­- who, what, where, when, why (and No. 6: how). But at a time when the vast majority of our students who enter the job market will never work for a …
  • New York Sues Internet Marketer Over 'Spyware'
    New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Thursday sued a major Internet marketer, claiming the company installed ''spyware'' and ''adware'' that secretly install nuisance pop-up advertising on screens which can slow and crash personal computers. Spitzer said the suit filed in New York City against Intermix Media Inc. of Los Angeles combats the redirecting of home computer users to unwanted Web sites and its own Web site that includes ads, the adding of unnecessary toolbar items and the delivery of unwanted ads that pop up on computer screens.
  • Podcasting Killed the Radio Star
    Podcasting will soon break out of the "pod" and onto the public airwaves. The world's first all-podcast radio station will be launched on May 16 by Infinity Broadcasting, the radio division of Viacom.
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