• Senators Grill P2P Providers
    Anyone who thought the Supreme Court's Grokster decision would get Congress off the peer-to-peer industry's back might want to think again. At a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, lawmakers warned P2P industry leaders to do more about piracy on their networks or face potential legislation that could restrict P2P usage.
  • The Future of Television Lies on Television, not the Net
    There are a group of technologies that are finally ready for prime time, and that together are going to reshape the way we watch television. The on-demand Internet is old hat. The future - thanks in large part to the Internet - is true on-demand television.
  • WhoseSpace?
    News Corp.'s acquisition of social networking site MySpace has unsettled some members. But the founders, and a Fox exec, say don't worry.
  • Rich Media, Meet Harvey Weinstein
    As rich media becomes a more important part of every online media plan, those producing this kind of ad creative must heed the lessons the entertainment industry can teach -- regardless of what industry they're in. There's little room for error. Some basic rules should be applied to all rich media campaigns to make marketers' efforts more attractive, effective, and efficient. There's no better example than the film industry to draw these rules from.
  • Judge Puts Hold on Ex-Microsoft Exec Work at Google
    Washington state judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a former Microsoft Corp. vice-president from heading up rival Google Inc.'s new research center in China. The ruling by Kings County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez marked a small victory in a wider battle to keep Kai-Fu Lee from working at Google. A trial is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2006, although Google may contest the temporary restraining order in September.
  • The Two Types of Mobile Searchers
    Mobile search behavior is "strikingly different" from traditional desktop search, according to a report from search engine marketing firm Oneupweb. Marketers must adjust both SEM and paid search campaigns, as well as redesign Web sites for mobile users -- or risk missing out.
  • AOL Should Be More Like Apple
    America Online and Apple Computer have loads in common. The companies attract almost cultlike followings. Apple evangelists are famously devoted and greet every new product with the fervor of dancers in a mosh pit. And AOL remains the last refuge for people afraid to venture out on the web without a virtual bodyguard. There is, however, a significant difference between the two companies. Whenever Apple is down, it bounces back with a product that is so imaginative and innovative it redefines an entire industry. The same can't be said for AOL, a company that continues to market itself by mailing …
  • In One Stroke, Podcasting Hits Mainstream
    Apple's iTunes software now offers a gateway to 3,000 podcasts - audio files that can be downloaded to a portable player. Can Apple can do for podcasts what it did for online music?
  • Pop-Ups Top Web Surfers' Pet Peeve List
    Web surfers are annoyed as hell and they're doing something about it. That's the thrust of the findings in a survey to be released next week by Hostway, a Chicago-based Web site hosting service with more than 400,000 global clients. According to preliminary information from the survey, respondents' major peeves about commercial Web sites were pop-up advertising (34.9 percent), registration log-on pages (16.7 percent), software installation (15.7 percent) and slow-loading pages (9.1 percent).
  • Google: Microsoft Lawsuit is a 'Charade'
    In a simmering legal tussle, Google Inc. is asking a judge to reject Microsoft's bid to keep a prized research engineer from taking a job at the Internet search company, saying the software titan filed its lawsuit to frighten other workers from defecting. Microsoft Corp. sued Kai-Fu Lee, one of its former executives, and Google last week, claiming that by taking the Google job, Lee was violating an agreement he signed in 2000 barring him from working for a direct competitor in an area that overlapped with his role at Microsoft. "This lawsuit is a charade," Google said in court …
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