Monday, May 02, 2005


Verizon Puts a Condition on Raising Its MCI Bid
Verizon Communications is prepared to raise its offer for MCI if MCI will agree to state publicly that some of its customers oppose a rival offer from Qwest Communications.
By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and KEN BELSON

Microsoft Earnings Meet Expectations Despite Modest Sales
Microsoft reported that its quarterly sales increased a modest 5 percent, pointing to slowing growth in its desktop software business.
By STEVE LOHR

At Amazon.com, Growth Comes Ahead of Profit
Investors are questioning Amazon’s drive for growth over profits. But bad news is relative if you're an investor in the online retail giant.
By GARY RIVLIN

Dial-A-Poem Enters the Internet Age
The phones are now long gone, but Dial-A-Poem is still out there waiting for you day and night on the Web.
By SARAH BOXER

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

An MTV Host Moves to Radio, Giving Voice to Audible Blogs
Adam Curry, a former MTV host who helped start the craze for the amateur audio programs known as podcasts, will produce and be host of a four-hour podcast show each weekday on Sirius Satellite Radio.
By KEN BELSON

New Life for Old Gimmick: A Magazine Will Give Away Lots of Stuff
A shopping magazine has come up with a new marketing strategy: give away everything in its latest issue.
By LIA MILLER

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

A Payday for Patents'R'Us
After receiving$450 million from the maker of the BlackBerry, a holding company that owns wireless e-mail patents is looking to hunt bigger corporate game.
By IAN AUSTEN and LISA GUERNSEY

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