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

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.” - Internet Search Engines Database Provides a list of internet search engines and directories

Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 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

Saturday, December 21, 2002

CELL FOR CASH - Get cash for your old cell phone You’ve got one…or two…or maybe even three. The fact is there are millions of unused cell phones cluttering junk drawers…toy boxes…glove compartments…wherever STUFF accumulates! We make it simple for you to get value for your old cell phones.
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.
Public Library of Science The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
Google WebQuotes View search results with quotes about them from other sites
What's New on HotBot We give you the choice between Google, FAST, Inktomi, and Teoma - the four most relevant search engines on the Web.
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. - 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.
What does your phone number spell? We offer 3 services in one! Enter a 6 to 10 digit phone number and we'll show you what words and phrases your phone number spells.
Wacky Patent of the Month Devoted to recognizing selected inventors and their remarkable and unconventional patented inventions.
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.
Digital Book Index It is the sole index that gathers both commercial and non-commercial eBooks from more than 1800 publishers and private publishing organizations.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Top Ten Trends 2003 The Red Herring predicts the business of emerging technology in it's sixth annual top ten trends list.
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. : '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

Friday, December 13, 2002

Battelle - Technology Forecasts Battelle's team of technology forecasters provides insight into the technological innovations that will spell success for industry and government in the future.
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.
LibraryLookup You can click your bookmarklet to check if the book is available in your local library. The bookmarklet will invoke your library's instance of the Innovative service, feed it the ISBN, and pop up a new window with the result. - 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. - Google Demos Google labs showcases a few of our favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time. : FirstGov for Science - Government Science Portal is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
No Iraq Attack: An Open Letter This Open Letter was originally written by faculty members at the University of Minnesota. It subsequently spread to other universities, and was placed on the web by faculty at MIT.
Research Shows Most Newspaper Web Site Visitors go to for Job Search "But we were shocked to find that even those who visit newspaper web sites are more likely to go to when looking for job listings than they are to the newspapers' web site."
Retailing: Books Are Among Bestsellers New media is instrumental in traditional media sales, according to research that reveals the large number of Internet shoppers who are buying books online.
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. 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,, 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.
Froogle All the world's products in one place. Locating stores that sell the item you want to find and pointing you directly to the place where you can make a purchase.

Monday, December 09, 2002

College Reviews : StudentsReview : Over 6000 Student Reviews!!! Uncensored student opinions of colleges and universities. Built by MIT graduate students.

Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 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.
Best places to live Search on housing costs, tax rates, crime stats, and much more for over 1,200 places.
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 and 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,, Overture, LookSmart, HotBot, and others. Is your resume doomed to end up in the trash? Maybe, if it includes any pet peeves from headhunters. Here, six key resume mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.
Amazon blushes over sex link snafu - Tech News - In a incident that highlights the pitfalls of online recommendation systems, 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. - 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.