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Bigger Notebooks Buck the Size Trend

One of the latest trends in notebook computers represents a 180-degree turn from what manufacturers have been trying to do for years, which is to make devices ever smaller. Now, some laptop makers are betting that bigger notebooks will attract a certain segment of the market. And these new behemo...

Analysts: Broadband Competition a ‘Firestorm’

In a newly released analysis criticizing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, market research company Gartner Dataquest said a "radical reform" of telecom policy is needed if the rollout of high-speed Internet services, or broadband, is ever to break out of the slow lane. "There's a firest...

Report: Online Travel Advertising Recovering from September 11th

While much of the online advertising industry remains in the doldrums, travel advertising on the Internet has picked up, according to a report by market research firm Jupiter Media Metrix. Online travel ads plunged in the second week of September and bottomed out during the first week of October,...

One Year Ago: Tangled Up in Wireless E-Commerce

The marketing ploy for those new wireless location tracking devices we've heard so much about might go something like this: "Your head is lost in a swirl of ledger sheets and profit margins -- fine businessman that you are, Mr. Consumer -- and of course you don't notice what a great opportunity ...

One Year Ago: ISPs Ordered to Reveal User Identities

A Florida appeals court ruled Monday that Internet service providers (ISPs) must reveal the identities of eight people who anonymously posted allegedly defamatory messages in a Web chat room. Although privacy advocates from the ACLU had argued that the identities of the eight "John Doe" defendan...

One Year Ago: Don’t Cry for Amazon

Under growing pressure from Wall Street and consumers alike, Amazon.com has intensified its efforts to achieve profitability, quietly raising prices on books. Of course, most of the other major online booksellers are following the example of the number one e-tailer in the world and leaving their ...

One Year Ago: Apple Unveils New Mac OS X

Presenting the biggest change in the Mac operating system in 16 years, Apple Computer (Nasdaq: AAPL) released the public test version of its new Macintosh computer operating system Wednesday. The long-awaited Mac OS X has the same overall look as other Mac operating systems, but offers new Internet...

One Year Ago: Sony ‘Picture Book’ To Feature Crusoe Chip

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) will offer the first consumer product to include the much anticipated, power-saving Crusoe computer chip when the latest version of the Sony Picture Book hits stores next month.

One Year Ago: Study: PCs Not Closing Digital Divide

Although a sharp rise in ownership of personal computers worldwide is translating into widespread Internet usage, the digital divide is not closing at the same rate, according to a new study from Roper Research. The study found that three in 10 consumers worldwide now own a PC, a 6 percent incre...

One Year Ago: Report: Americans Apathetic about Wireless

New data from Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) shows that while the U.S. market for wireless has the potential to reach the heights that other areas of the world are enjoying, most Americans remain uninterested. According to Forrester, many Americans have yet to buy into cellular technology. L...

One Year Ago: Study: Internet 500 Times Larger than Believed

The size of the Internet is much more immense than previously believed, and the Web is expanding so fast that even the best search engines can only scratch the surface, according to a new study. The study was conducted by BrightPlanet, a South Dakota-based startup company. According to its find...

One Year Ago: G8 Announces Digital Divide Task Force

Under increasing fire from critics, the Group of Eight nations said it will appoint a special task force to make recommendations on how to help poor nations bridge the growing global divide in Information Technology (IT). The task force will suggest ways to support the development of a communica...

One Year Ago: U.S. Seeks Workplace E-Snooping Limits

Members of the U.S. Congress are attempting to make it illegal for employers to electronically snoop on their employees without first telling them about it. The proposed legislation would not outlaw electronic surveillance in the workplace, but would simply make it mandatory for employers to info...

One Year Ago: FBI Net Spying Draws Fire

A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Web-based surveillance program, which the agency says is designed specifically to be used in criminal investigations, is drawing withering fire from critics who say it is compromising the privacy of law-abiding Internet users. The program, a combination of...

One Year Ago: Report: Year’s Hack Attacks To Cost $1.6 Trillion

A new study covering 30 countries and nearly 5,000 Information Technology (IT) professionals shows that hacker attacks will cost the world economy a whopping US$1.6 trillion this year. "These estimates are based on the broadest sampling ever achieved in the security industry," said Rusty Weston...

One Year Ago: Judge Sends Microsoft Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

In another defeat for Microsoft, the federal judge who found the software giant in violation of federal antitrust laws and ordered a breakup of the company has sent its appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on Tuesday agreed with the petition fil...

One Year Ago: Online Ad Revenues Set To Soar Globally

A report released Monday projects that online global advertising will swell from US$4.3 billion spent in 1999 to $28 billion by 2005, but that many companies are unprepared to take advantage of the surge. Internet and e-commerce research firm Jupiter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: JPTR) said that...

One Year Ago: Gates Bucks Trend, Backs the PC

Beset with legal and morale problems at home, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates laid out his vision for the company on the other side of the world on Tuesday, a vision that -- with its emphasis on the personal computer -- bucks conventional high-tech wisdom. Gates told a technology conference in ...

One Year Ago: Americans Turning to the Net for News

A new survey shows that an increasing number of Americans, particularly those who are interested in financial matters, are turning to the Internet for news and information. One in three Americans go online at least once a week for their news, compared to 20 percent two years ago, according to t...

One Year Ago: U.S. E-Commerce Sets New Record

The information technology (IT) industry is the No. 1 driving force in the runaway American economy, according to studies by the U.S. government and the Center for Research on Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas, Austin. In its third annual report on the IT industry, the U.S. Departm...

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