Friday, April 29, 2005


Updating Software When It Asks Nicely
Is it necessary to heed the program messages that tell you to download a newer version of something like Acrobat Reader or RealPlayer if you already have a version that works?
By J.D. BIERSDORFER

Remember Where You Looked (Even if You Didn't Find It)
Yahoo added several features to its search capability this week, including an archive of previous searches and the ability to share these search histories with others.
By ANDREW ZIPERN

New York Sues a Marketer on Use of Internet Spyware
The New York attorney general accused a California company of clogging computers across the nation with secretly installed spyware and adware.
By AL BAKER

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER

Wireless and Broadband Lift Verizon Profit by 47%
Verizon's better-than-expected first-quarter earnings underscored how much stronger it is financially than Qwest, as the two companies bid for MCI.
By KEN BELSON

RealNetworks Tries Giving Away Music
RealNetworks, an online music service that lets computer users listen to songs, introduced a service that allows nonsubscribers to listen to 25 songs free each month.
By SAUL HANSELL

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