Scrabulous fans who were abruptly forced into withdrawal Tuesday, when Facebook capitulated to Hasbro's demands to clear the site of the Scrabble knock-off, have reason for optimism today. The creators of Scrabulous, Indian brothers Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla, have launched a Facebook application, Wordscraper, that some users say is a good substitute.
Comcast gained 278,000 new broadband customers last quarter, with more than two-thirds migrating from DSL service, the company said today.
The latest hit on YouTube isn't a Jon Stewart routine or a music video. It's a clip of a New York City police officer knocking down a bicyclist in Times Square during Friday night's Critical Mass ride.
In some ways, what's most notable about Cuil, the new search engine launched by former Google employees, is that the company is touting itself as privacy-friendly.
A new deal between the U.K. record labels' group and six British Internet service providers calls for the ISPs to start taking action against subscribers who allegedly download pirated material. Under the arrangement, the ISPs will send warning letters to users suspected of sharing copyrighted material.
Only 15 Embarq subscribers out of 26,000 asked the company to refrain from selling information about their Web surfing history to behavioral targeting company NebuAd. If the proportion of opt-outs sounds low, consider that the vast majority of Embarq subscribers probably had no idea that the company was conducting such a test.
Now that FCC chair Kevin Martin has gone on record as saying he wants to rule that Comcast violated net neutrality principles, it's virtually certain that the FCC will issue a ruling against the cable company.
A few years ago, when lawmakers were focused on crafting legislation to outlaw spyware, behavioral targeting also found itself caught in the crosshairs. The politicos' attitude: "A little collateral damage is fine if we can solve this problem."
Yahoo's Jerry Yang is gaining momentum in his fight to keep the company out of Microsoft's hands. In the latest development, Bill Miller, portfolio manager at shareholder Legg Mason, which controls 4.4% of Yahoo's stock, announced this morning he will back the current board.