Saturday, August 31, 2002
EURWEB: Headlines: COOL J AND DOUG E. FRESH PUT IN KIDS WORK: Rappers go after a new audience. Book publisher Scholastic is scheduled to launch a new book and CD series titled "Hip Kid Hop." A children's book, aimed at kids 4-10, will be paired with a two-track CD that includes rap versions of the story performed by a popular hip-hop artist as well as a music-only track so the children can rap along
Simon & Schuster claims author is not Gambino grandson. - Aug. 29, 2002 - Book publisher Simon & Schuster is suing Michael Pellegrino over a $500,000 book contract, alleging that Pellegrino is not the illegitimate grandson of the late Mafia boss Carlo Gambino, as he had claimed, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Ohioans Gain Access to Millions of Articles Online Every person in the state, young or old, can now access the same expansive collection of online journals, magazines, and research databases.
CheatHouse.com Releases New Version of it's Essay Database The idea that students can simply find, download and hand in their homework is a recipe that is attracting over 6,000 visitors a day.
Santa Rosa Learning Center Library The Santa Rosa Learning Center Branch Library opened April 16. This 8,400 square foot branch library represents a new format for the system, as a book-less branch offering electronic access to information and web-based resources, with more than 30 computers available to the public.
USATODAY.com - Prosecutor: Al-Qaeda targeted towers in early 2000 "There will be thousands of dead. You will all think of me," Marwan Al-Shehhi, a member of a Hamburg terror cell, told a librarian in April or May of 2000.
Beloit College Releases the Class of 2004 Mindset List For the fifth year, Beloit College, the liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin, is distributing the Mindset List to its faculty and staff as an indicator of the many ways in which entering 17 and 18 year-olds see the world differently from their professors, coaches and mentors.
Salon.com Technology | Meet Mr. Anti-Google What is the truth according to Brandt? Google's PageRank algorithm, the celebrated system by which Google orders search results, is not, as Google says, "uniquely democratic" -- it's "uniquely tyrannical." PageRank is the "opposite of affirmative action," he has written, meaning that the system discriminates against new Web sites and favors established sites. More than that, says Brandt, Google is a careless custodian of private information. When you search for something at Google, it saves your search terms and associates them with a cookie that is set to live on your machine for 36 years.
Thursday, August 29, 2002
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
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Signing on AOL is easy; getting off is a pain - 2002-08-19 - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) But I suspect AOL's true secret advantage is an ancient marketing ritual detailed in the 1976 Eagles‚ song "Hotel California:" "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
USATODAY.com - College radio losing its grip on the Net In June, the U.S. Copyright Office issued rates for royalties that Webcasters must pay music labels and musicians for sound recordings. The minimum is $500 a year but fees are retroactive to 1998, and many college station's simply can't afford the assessments of at least $2,000.
Sunday, August 25, 2002
SearchDay - Battling Information Overload - 21 August 2002 Searchers can fight information overload in two ways -- at the source and with tools and techniques that cut down on the amount of information we wade through.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002
Friday, August 23, 2002
SearchDay - News Sites Beat Search Engines in Customer Satisfaction - 20 August 2002 The University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reports that users are happier with news and information sites than search engines or portals -- and predicts the demise of several laggards.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
BBC NEWS | Technology | FBI warns about wireless craze The idea behind warchalking is to use a standardised set of symbols to mark the existence of wireless networks that anyone can use to go online.
Monday, August 19, 2002
The Nando Times: 'Huge toxic cloud' threatens southern Asia, scientists say The scientists say more research is needed but that some trends are clear. Respiratory illness appears to be increasing along with the pollution in densely populated South Asia, with one study suggesting the 500,000 premature deaths annually in India.
Sunday, August 18, 2002
ZDNet: Story: 3 easy ways to kill pop-up ads while you surf Here are three downloads that will help you surf the Web without interruption.
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Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - What eBay Isn't Telling You How could so many people have turned over so much money to a man they knew only through an online auction, without any proof that they'd receive merchandise in return -- or even that the merchandise existed?
World Tribune.com: INS limits entry from Mideast countries: Saudis not affected Officials said the greatest restrictions will be imposed on those who seek to enter the United States from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria. They said the new regulations will begin by October.
Saturday, August 17, 2002
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US adviser warns of Armageddon One of the Republican party's most respected foreign policy gurus yesterday appealed for President Bush to halt his plans to invade Iraq, warning of "an Armageddon in the Middle East". The outspoken remarks from Brent Scowcroft, who advised a string of Republican presidents, including Mr Bush's father, represented an embarrassment for the administration on a day it was attempting to rally British public support for an eventual war.
INDUSTRYWEEK COLUMN -- Viewpoint -- Personal Computing: You Get What You Pay For Regarding Business Research Sometimes it pays to hire a professional, or at least buy quality content
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Cheat Sheet: A Civilian's Guide to the Economy Here's a breakdown of the key economic indicators -- the ones that Wall Street, Alan Greenspan, and the producers of CNBC pore over
Thursday, August 15, 2002
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Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Sunday, August 11, 2002
BizReport Ranking particular websites by paid subscribers, a 2002 study from Intermarket Group puts wsj.com in eighth place with 640,000 subscribers following after American Greetings Corp.'s websites with a collective 1.4 million subscribers and classmates.com with 1.6 million subscribers.
Friday, August 09, 2002
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Yahoo - New York Times Digital Partners With Google to Enhance Search Results On NYTimes.com and Boston.com When a user conducts a search on NYTimes.com, a page of article results is generated with links to current and archived articles. Google's Web-wide search results will appear below these NYTimes.com links, providing NYTimes.com users with access to the most relevant search results from billions of Web pages. Google's sponsored links will also appear, to help users find related products and services.
Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Monday, August 05, 2002
SEC Launches Web Site To Provide Links to CEO, CFO Certifications The Securities and Exchange Commission this week posted to its Web site a list of the 947 companies whose top officials are required to file sworn statements attesting to the accuracy of the companies' most recent annual and quarterly financial reports.
Friday, August 02, 2002
Will Printing Office Be Inked Out? (washingtonpost.com) But soon one of the nation's biggest publishing operations may be printing news of its own demise. All 130 federal departments and agencies using the GPO have been ordered by the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to arrange their own printing beginning Sept. 1.
Travel Leisure | Information and Resources for Travelers Who is delivering the best in travel—right now? To find the answer, we've been surveying Travel + Leisure readers since 1996
no flying, no tights -- graphic novel reviews for teens This site is specifically devoted to presenting graphic novel reviews for teens and those who work with them, including librarians, teachers, and parents.
BBC NEWS | Health | Fresh fears over mobile phones A major study into the safety of mobile phones has concluded that they may affect the health of people who use them.
Thursday, August 01, 2002
Characteristics of Health-Related Web Sites Identified by Common Internet Portals Consumers who search for online health information are most likely to access the first few sites listed by a search engine. The content of such sites, however, has not been well described.
InformationWeek > Online Recruiting > NACElink Offers Grads Low-Cost Job-Search Option > July 12, 2002 In a move sure to shake up the market for online recruiting of college graduates, the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the nonprofit E-recruiting Association Inc. last week said they're developing a Web site that will replace the exclusive contracts many schools have with other online recruiting vendors.
InformationWeek > War On Terrorism > FBI Passes On Hijacked Al-Qaida Web Site > July 30, 2002 A Maryland man took over what's billed as a prime communication site, but a lumbering FBI eventually said 'no thanks.'
"The Recent Downturn is Proof Positive of Our Reserach" "...The markets had, for a short time, forgotten who is king of this economy, the consumer."