Sunday, December 29, 2002
The Register AOL Time Warner has released a new version of Netscape that allows users to suppress pop-up ads, one of the most hated ad formats. The fact that Internet users will now be able to configure their Netscape 7.01 browsers to prevent the appearance of pop-up ads on their screens means that the advertising format's current popularity could be diminished among Web-advertisers, who claim that it is one of the most effective on-line ad tools. Netscape is the second most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer. However, Netscape has only 3 percent of the market, as opposed to Internet Explorer's 95 percent, according to the latest figures from Dutch Internet statistics company OneStat.com.
Posted by JCK at 29.12.02
Saturday, December 28, 2002
PIP | Press Releases “The message of this survey is that the Internet is the norm now in America,” said Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. “Most expect to find key information online, most find the information they seek, and many say they turn to the Internet first when they have a pressing need.”
Thursday, December 26, 2002
USATODAY.com - More than half of taxpayers will qualify for free e-filing In mid-January, the Internal Revenue Service expects to announce who will be eligible for free electronic tax preparation and filing
Posted by JCK at 26.12.02
Saturday, December 21, 2002
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SearchDay - Vanishing Act: The U.S. Government's Disappearing Data - 19 December 2002 But other information that has no relationship whatsoever with security issues is also vanishing, and there is some suspicion that an ideology test is being applied.
National Geographic Homework Help (history, geography, maps) Need to know how much hippos eat, what explorers Lewis and Clark packed in their first-aid kit, where Giza is, or how fireworks work? You’ve come to the right place. Here are our most fact-filled features, perfect for reports, presentations, homework—or your curiosity.
Format Proliferation in Public Libraries What is unprecedented is the number and kinds of choices librarians must make in response to the greater number of formats demanded by their customers. A list of the available formats for a particular work might include hardcover, paperback, large print, foreign language edition, audiocassette tape, book on CD, eBook, videocassette, and DVD.
Wired 11.01: Google vs. Evil It's inevitable that a company of Google's size and influence will have to compromise on purity. There's a chance that, in five years, Google will end up looking like a slightly cleaner version of what Yahoo! has become. There's also a chance that the site will be able to make a convincing case to investors that long-term user satisfaction trumps short-term profit. The leadership of the Internet is Sergey Brin's to lose. For now, at least, in Google we trust.
Yahoo! News - Yahoo, AP Establish Fee-Based News Archive Internet media company Yahoo Inc. (NasdaqNM:YHOO - news), in its latest move to expand its business through fee-based services, on Tuesday said it has opened a pay-for-use archive of Associated Press news stories.
CNN.com - Man sentenced for monkeys in pants - Dec. 19, 2002 Customs officials opened his suitcase and a bird of paradise flew out but that was nothing compared to what they found in his pants -- a pair of pygmy monkeys.
Research Home - Flexible displays - Royal Philips Electronics Would you like to find out whether reading an 'e-book' would work for you? It is currently difficult to do so, since your most important display device at home, your TV, isn't portable. Laptop computers too, are bulky and heavy, not least because of the display. At Philips Research we think we can solve this problem and make ultrathin, lightweight, curved and flexible displays.
People Finder Guide: Public Records Lose sight of your witness? Want to collect but can't find the debtor? Unable to serve because of an old address? Public records like motor vehicle registrations, voter registrations, current bankruptcies, or property records may help you locate someone.
Friday, December 20, 2002
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage Nokia NOK1V.HE NOK.N , the world's largest mobile phone maker, is hoping U.S. consumers will go to its Web site to purchase a phone and wireless service instead of going to a service provider.
ABCNEWS.com : 'Out Of Office' Replies May Cost You Dearly Office workers who set up their e-mail to leave an "out of office" message when they're on vacation may be setting themselves up as victims of burglary — without even knowing it.
Saturday, December 14, 2002
SimDesk Technologies Inc. As a server-based software solution, SimDesk Technologies products allow people to escape the boundaries of traditional computing where software and data are uniquely tied to a single computer. With SimDesk™, people can store all of their information on a secure server and then access that information from any web-enabled device whether that is a cell phone, Palm device, personal or public computer, or Internet appliance
Posted by JCK at 14.12.02
Friday, December 13, 2002
Yahoo! News - $3 Million Donation Is 'Lost' A philanthropist is demanding that Boston University return his $3 million donation to renovate a library. Grocery entrepreneur David Mugar said he had been told the money was "lost" through poor accounting and could not be identified among university funds. He is considering a lawsuit.
KFF: See No Evil: How Internet Filters Affect the Search for Online Health Information As filters are set at higher levels they block access to a substantial amount of health information, with only a minimal increase in blocked pornographic content.
CNN.com - Profs troubled by complaining parents - Dec. 12, 2002 Now, to the dismay of Stokley and other academics, angry parents are introducing themselves much sooner to professors and department heads as they complain about their children's grades.
United States Secret Service: Know Your Money - Counterfeit Awareness This site is designed to help you detect counterfeit currency and guard against forgery loss.
Science.gov : FirstGov for Science - Government Science Portal Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Research Shows Most Newspaper Web Site Visitors go to Monster.com for Job Search "But we were shocked to find that even those who visit newspaper web sites are more likely to go to Monster.com when looking for job listings than they are to the newspapers' web site."
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Wi-Fi spreading Internet access to the masses As with many technologies, Wi-Fi's roots rest with tech hobbyists and trailblazers, who realized it can let anyone with the right gear get on the Internet without charge. Wi-Fi, also known as WLAN or 801.11 technology, enables laptop-computer users to wirelessly access the Internet within a couple-hundred-feet radius of an antenna hooked to a wireline Internet connection. Unlike the wireless technology used for cellphones, Wi-Fi uses unlicensed air space, which lowers costs significantly.
ElectricNews.net:News:Study debunks e-mail overload myth "We began this survey expecting to find the beginning of a backlash against e-mail not just against spam, but also against the rising volume of all kinds of e-mail," said Deborah Fallows, a senior research fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project and author of a report on the survey. "Instead, we found that most American workers are pleased with the role e-mail plays in their job, and we found almost zero evidence of disillusionment with e-mail. "
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage The scam involved e-mails that asked recipients to log on to a Florida-based Web site, ebayupdates.com, and re-enter financial data for eBay
Spam to overtake real e-mail in 2003 MessageLabs release might seem to contradict a report issued earlier this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which concluded that most Americans don’t have a problem with spam at work. But the two studies measure different things, so they are not necessarily contradictory. The Pew report suggests that American workers only spend a few minutes a day dealing with spam — in large part because spam aimed at office workers is stopped by various technologies, like the MessageLabs service.
Monday, December 09, 2002
Saturday, December 07, 2002
USATODAY.com - Video game college is 'boot camp' for designers DigiPen is the only accredited school offering a four-year degree in making video games, and it's fast becoming the Harvard among joystick-clenching students fresh out of high school.
ABA and LexisNexis Align to Offer New USA Patriot Act Solution -- New Offering Helps Combat Terrorism, Reduce ID Theft and Verify Customer Identification IDPoint utilizes a special process developed by LexisNexis' RiskWise(R) unit to perform numerous verification steps to validate the identity of an individual. By using multiple cross checks of extensive name, address and telephone records - from hundreds of credible and independent sources - the system can provide real-time verification of an individual in a few seconds, or verify hundreds of people in a batch mode. IDPoint is available today in batch mode; the real-time version of IDPoint will become widely available next month.
New Scientist For example, a user could safely sign up for a monthly email newsletter by specifying the source of the newsletter and limiting it to 12 messages over the next year. If the address fell into the hands of spammers, their messages would be blocked by the software before it reached the user's inbox.
SearchDay - The Wondir Search Engine Needs Your Help - 18 November 2002 The Wondir Foundation's ambitious goal is to offer a unique combination of broad metasearch, deep search of the Invisible web, and live human answers.
EContent Magazine, November 2002 |NewsStand: Enhancing the Way Publishers Publish and Readers Read Enter NewsStand, an Austin, Texas-based content technology provider that enables the international publishing industry to distribute digital media in a traditional, print-style format to global audiences via the Internet.
eLibrary Articles Now Included in Inktomi Search Results Alacritude, LLC, the Chicago-based start-up that purchased eLibrary.com and Encyclopedia.com earlier this year, has announced that documents available from eLibrary will now be indexed by Inktomi and featured in search results on portals that use the Inktomi search engine. Sites include MSN, About.com, Overture, LookSmart, HotBot, and others.
Amazon blushes over sex link snafu - Tech News - CNET.com In a incident that highlights the pitfalls of online recommendation systems, Amazon.com on Friday removed a link to a sex manual that appeared next to a listing for a spiritual guide by well-known Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Could This Be the Next Disney? Electronic Arts makes one of every four videogames sold in the world (and that's before it took The Sims online). CEO Larry Probst says he's just getting started building "the greatest entertainment company ever."
HERSHEY'S Milk / Events / Drive to Read 2002 HERSHEY®'S Milk, NASCAR driver Ward Burton and the American Library Association want teens to discover the world through reading. Teens across the country will be invited to talk about their favorite literary heroes by entering Drive to Read @ your library™ and the winning reader and creative entry will get to meet Ward Burton in Miami next spring.
Malaspina.com - Free Great Books Search Engine - Great Books Search Engine This educational search engine or its compact sister version below doesn't miss much. Although we specialize in scholarly materials related to Great Books, Women's Studies, and Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual literature, the related topics and files it uncovers may delight you.
NewspaperDirect: News Vancouver, BC: NewspaperDirect, the leading innovator in out-of-market newspaper delivery, announced today that the Vancouver Public Library is the first library in the world to install its print-on-demand newspaper service. In the initial phase, a selection of 7 international papers will be available same-day at the Central Branch in the Newspaper & Magazine section.