Friday, September 30, 2005


Is Kate Moss'Soapy'?'A Minger'? That's What Some in Britain Say
For years, consumers have generally approved of the"Kate Moss look."Or so it would seem.
TOM ZELLER JR.

Army Investigates Photos of Iraqi War Dead on Web
The Army is investigating whether troops have sent gruesome pictures of Iraqi war dead to an Internet site where soldiers were given free access to pornography.
THOM SHANKER

How Microsoft and Palm Got Together Over Software
Microsoft's truce with Palm, its longtime rival in palmtop software, was forged with a rare agreement to allow Palm to tinker with the Windows Mobile software.
LAURIE J. FLYNN

Defragmenting to the Finish
I cannot defragment my hard drive because the Disk Defragmenter program never finishes. What can I do?
J.D. BIERSDORFER

At Cellphone Show, the Talk Is About Music
The hot topic among mobile phone executives gathered in San Francisco for a cellphone trade show is the push to transform handsets into portable music players.
MATT RICHTEL

TicTalk
This cellphone is for children, but has lots of parental control.
WARREN BUCKLEITNER

If Parks Offer Free Internet, Why Can't Costly Hotels?
Business travelers are getting fed up with being charged$9.95 or more in an expensive hotel for broadband Internet service.
JOE SHARKEY

Thursday, September 29, 2005


Is Kate Moss'Soapy'?'A Minger'? That's What Some in Britain Say
For years, consumers have generally approved of the"Kate Moss look."Or so it would seem.
TOM ZELLER JR.

DVD Fight Intensifies: Microsoft and Intel to Back Toshiba Format
Microsoft and Intel are throwing their full weight behind one side in the long-running battle over the format for the next generation of high-definition DVD's.
KEN BELSON

How Microsoft and Palm Got Together Over Software
Microsoft's truce with Palm, its longtime rival in palmtop software, was forged with a rare agreement to allow Palm to tinker with the Windows Mobile software.
LAURIE J. FLYNN

Internet Grows as Factor in Used-Book Business
In barely a decade, online booksellers have grown to account for two-thirds of the market for general-interest used books.
EDWARD WYATT

If Parks Offer Free Internet, Why Can't Costly Hotels?
Business travelers are getting fed up with being charged$9.95 or more in an expensive hotel for broadband Internet service.
JOE SHARKEY

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


New Sun Software to Work With Microsoft
Sun Microsystems is hoping to steal market share from Microsoft with the release of a new version of its business software, StarOffice.
LAURIE J. FLYNN

Pride in a Vintage Cellphone
The proud owner of a five-year-old cellphone realizes it's hard to avoid buying new gear that will download faster, sync better or just do more.
M.P. DUNLEAVEY

Yahoo Signs On Business Writers
Yahoo has hired nine financial writers to supply columns on topics including personal finance, investments and economics.
BLOOMBERG NEWS

Why Time Warner Has Fallen in Love With AOL, Again
America Online is not merely alive but healthy, having taken a terrifying but necessary step: making nearly all of its content available free online.
RANDALL STROSS

Is Kate Moss'Soapy'?'A Minger'? That's What Some in Britain Say
For years, consumers have generally approved of the"Kate Moss look."Or so it would seem.
TOM ZELLER JR.

It's Not TV, It's Yahoo
Lloyd Braun, the television impresario hired last year to oversee Yahoo's media operation, aims to build the studio of the future.
SAUL HANSELL

Aha!Video Straight to a Computer
JVC has tiny, reasonably priced camcorders that contain iPod-type miniature hard drives. Did JVC have one of those"Aha!"moments that propels society forward?

Army Investigates Photos of Iraqi War Dead on Web
The Army is investigating whether troops have sent gruesome pictures of Iraqi war dead to an Internet site where soldiers were given free access to pornography.
THOM SHANKER

Fewer Clicks but More Follow-Through
DoubleClick announced that consumers opened direct-marketing e-mails less often, but were more likely to buy if they opened such messages.
ALEX MINDLIN

MTV to Use Warner Videos
MTV Networks said that it would license the Warner Music Group's music video catalog to create programming for mobile phones worldwide.
REUTERS

Sunday, September 25, 2005




Saturday, September 24, 2005






Friday, September 23, 2005


Aha!Video Straight to a Computer
JVC has tiny, reasonably priced camcorders that contain iPod-type miniature hard drives. Did JVC have one of those"Aha!"moments that propels society forward?

Avidly Seeking Wireless Clues From Google
Google keeps marching beyond Internet searching into new markets. Where next? The most intriguing recent guess is free wireless Internet service.
STEVE LOHR

To Find a Doctor, Mine the Data
Many people are using the Web to comparison-shop online for hospitals and doctors.
MILT FREUDENHEIM

Thursday, September 22, 2005


European Commission Shortens Time That Phone and Internet Records Must Be Kept
The European Commission will require telephone network operators and Internet service providers to keep records of phone calls and Internet traffic for a shorter amount of time.
KEVIN J. O'BRIEN,International Herald Tribune

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


CEO: Oracle to Slow Shopping Spree for Now (AP)

"OracleAP - Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday the business software maker probably won't make another major acquisition for at least another year to give the company ample time to assemble all the pieces snapped up during a recent $18 billion shopping spree.




Open-Source Success Roiling Software Field (Investor's Business Daily)
Investor's Business Daily - You probably paid too much for the software you're using -- not to mention the software company you've invested in.

Opera Makes Its Browser Free, With No Ads (AP)
AP - Opera Software ASA is now giving away its Web browser and removing ads in an effort to broaden its user base and capture revenues by referring traffic to search engines and e-commerce sites.

Dell Launches Flash-Memory Music Player (AP)
AP - Dell Inc., the world's largest direct computer seller, on Tuesday launched a new flash-memory digital music player designed to compete with the iPod Shuffle.

Tool Aims to Ease Academic File-Sharing (AP)
AP - Researchers at Penn State and other universities have developed a tool to more easily share or search for large academic files— using the principles most associated with trading music and movies illegally.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Doctors Join to Promote Electronic Record Keeping
A program intends to help make modern information technology accessible to small-scale doctors'offices across the country.
MILT FREUDENHEIM

Monday, September 19, 2005




Sunday, September 18, 2005


Macworld Expo Boston cancelled (MacCentral)
MacCentral - IDG World Expo on Friday said that have cancelled Macworld Expo Boston and will insteadfocus their efforts on a single conference and expo in San Francisco. Theevent, which has been a mainstay of East Coast conferences for almost 20years, has been axed just twoyears after returning to Boston from New York City.

IBM jumps into ESB camp with SOA rollout (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM has jumped on the bandwagon. In a comprehensive SOA products-and-services push last week, Big Blue joined a list of companies offering products labeled as ESB (enterprise service bus).

Top 10 DVD Rentals -- Week Ended September 11 (Reuters)
Reuters -"Crash"was the leading DVD rentaltitle in the United States for the week ended September 11,according to Rentrak Corp., which collects retail data for theindustry.

BEA seeks open source accommodation (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - At face value, it might appear that BEA Systems has its work cut out for it competing with free, open source alternatives to its own commercially available WebLogic Server application server platform.

Google to Put Copyright Laws to the Test (AP)
AP - Tony Sanfilippo is of two minds when it comes to Google Inc.'s ambitious program to scan millions of books and make their text fully searchable on the Internet.

Gartner: VoIP Security Uncertain in EBay/Skype Deal (TechWeb)
TechWeb - In another twist on the eBay/Skype deal, a research firm cautions big businesses should steer clear of the combined companies'technology. The problem: lackluster VoIP security.

IBM preps'BI-lite'productivity app (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - IBM next month plans to release a new software product designed to bring business intelligence-style data views to the masses. The goal is to make it easier for workers to transform business objectives into accomplished tasks that align with an organization's larger strategy.

Survey: Broadband Prices Up, DSL Down (AP)
AP - The price gap between cable broadband service and phone carriers'digital subscriber lines widened to an all-time high in August, according to a survey by SG Cowen.

Internet Oversight Board OKs New Domains (AP)
AP - The Internet's key oversight agency approved a domain name for the Catalan language Thursday while deferring final action on creating a red-light district on the Internet through a".xxx"suffix.

Database Seeks to Lower Firefighter Deaths (AP)

"ThisAP - It's a scene that plays out in firehouses every day: Firefighters return from a blaze or rescue call and talk about a close call that could have injured orkilled someone. The International Association of Fire Chiefs wants firefighters nationwide to learn from such stories through the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System.





Henri Bergius has incorporated code from myWeblog Pinger Library for PHPinto theMidgard Content Management System.

This represents a Sally Field moment for me, the first time that any code I've written has made its way into another project thanks to an open source license. I'm going to celebrate my increased geek cred by buyingsomething like this.

Senate Testimony Signifying Nothing

Andrew Hyman, a conservative attorney who has been promotingJohn Robertsvigorously since his selection by President Bush,abandoned the judgein response to his answers during the first day of the confirmation hearings:

It now appears very possible to me that President Bush has nominated a pro-Roe vote in place of an anti-Roe vote. It appears from this morning's testimony -- and I could be wrong about this -- that Judge Roberts will probably affirm the so-called right to obtain an abortion all the way up until viability, even though 72% of women in the United States have consistently said that abortion should generally be illegal months before viability.

Read the entire discussion, one of the most fascinating I've found on the Roberts hearings, and you'll find that conservatives have no more idea than liberals what we're getting for the next 30 years. With a voice as soothing as an NPR host, Roberts has shown that he's expert on constitutional law, quick-witted, and intelligent enough to give the American public absolutely no clue as to his judicial philosophy.

He's alsoextremely personable. After hearing his encyclopedically vague answers for three days, I like Roberts so much I resent myself for wanting to know anything about him.

Throughout the hearings, Roberts has relied often on the rationale that he can't provide his opinion on matters that might be revisited by the court. He even used it to avoid discussingBush v. Gore, a case in which the Supreme Court explicitly stated it was not setting a precedent. Here's theexchangeabout the case with Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl:

KOHL: I asked you what your opinion of that decision was at that time.

ROBERTS: Well, that's an area where I've not been -- I've not felt free to comment whether or not I agree with particular decisions or...

KOHL: Well, it's not likely to come up again.

ROBERTS: Well, I do think that the issue about the propriety of Supreme Court review in matters of disputed electoral contests, it is a matter that could come up again. Obviously, the particular perimeters in that case won't, but it is a very recent precedent.

And that type of a decision is one where I thought it inappropriate to comment on whether I think they were correct or not.

If the nationno longer expects candorfrom Supreme Court justices, the Judiciary Committee should adopt the format ofWhat's My Line?, with blindfolded senators asking a series of yes-no questions of the nominee to determine his identity. The winner could receive afederal highwaynamed in his honor and three ethical violations to be named later.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Oracle to Pay$5.85 Billion for Siebel
Oracle, the giant database-software maker, announced on Monday that it would pay$5.85 billion to acquire Siebel Systems.
LAURIE J. FLYNN

Friday, September 16, 2005


Time Warner, Microsoft in talks on AOL - source (Reuters)
Reuters - Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp.are discussing ways they could combine their Internet assets,including the possibility of an investment by the softwaregiant, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Analysts: iPod nano solidifies Apple's dominance (MacCentral)
MacCentral - When Apple Computer released the iPod nanojust over a week ago, replacing the popular iPod mini, they effectivelysolidified their place of dominance in the MP3 player market. While thecompany has released no official sales numbers, industry analysts have beenclosely watching the progress of the device.

Nintendo controller steals limelight from Microsoft's new Xbox (AFP)

"CustomersAFP - Nintendo trumped its rivals at the start of an industry show by revealing a one-handed remote controller that stole attention from Microsoft's new Xbox games machine, which was demonstrated in public for the first time.




Seagate Acquires Mirra (PC World)
PC World - Hard drive leader will operate personal server maker as subsidiary.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Review: Apple IPod Nano Packs Big Punch (AP)

"AppleAP - Ever since Apple Computer Inc. jumped into the music player business with the original iPod in 2001, the rest of the consumer electronics industry has been playing catch-up. So far, nobody has come close in terms of coolness or sales.




Microsoft Targets Workflow Apps (PC World)
PC World - New engine supports enterprise applications by managing documents throughout Office.

Security Patch Watch: Apple Plugs Mac OS X Java Holes (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Security vulnerabilities are patched in Apple's Mac OS X, the Sun Java System Application Server and Cisco's Linksys WRT54G router.

Time Warner, Microsoft in talks on AOL-NY Post (Reuters)
Reuters - Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp.are in advanced talks over Microsoft buying a stake in TimeWarner's America Online unit, the New York Post reported onThursday.

New Google Search Engine Boosts'Blogging'(AP)
AP - A new Google Inc. specialty search engine sifts through the Internet's millions of frequently updated personal journals, a long-anticipated development expected to help propel"blogging"into the cultural mainstream.

Mozilla Issues Workaround for'Critical'Firefox Vulnerability (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - Following the public disclosure of a Firefox security flaw, the Mozilla Foundation has issued a temporary patch and workaround instructions for all versions of the Internet browser.

Edward C. Baig: Personal Tech - Headphones do double duty (USATODAY.com)
USATODAY.com - Next month, Plantronics will start selling a wireless Bluetooth stereo headset that promises to let you press a button to switch from listening to music, watching movies or playing video games to take an incoming cell phone call.

Nokia Wades Into Crowded Blackberry Market (AP)

"AnssiAP - Nokia Corp. is joining a suddenly crowded field of BlackBerry rivals, becoming the first major cell phone maker to weigh into the mobile e-mail market with its own brand and service.




Xbox 360 to Launch in U.S. Nov. 22 (AP)

"MicrosoftAP - The next version of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox game console will be available in the United States two days before Thanksgiving, in time for the important holiday shopping season, the company said Wednesday.



Tuesday, September 13, 2005


It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superuser
TheDetroit Free TimescoversMichael Barnett, the network admin barricaded in downtown New Orleans who's been publishing a post-hurricane journal calledThe Interdictor.

Barnett, an unabashed libertarian with a military background, has covered the disaster with his blog and streaming webcam while remaining online, which is both a journalistic and technological feat. To my knowledge, his connection never went down.

Last night, some of the troops stationed in the cityfound them:

Sometime around midnight, a squad of 82nd Airborne guys accompanied by a US Marshall busted into our Data Center with their M4-A1s to investigate the lights and movement. Personally, I know they were just bored -- there's no way they honestly thought there was some kind of threat up here just yards away from several huge military and police presences.



Police Trapped Thousands in New Orleans
As the situation grew steadily worse in New Orleans last week, you might have wondered why people didn't just leave on foot. The Louisiana Superdome isless than two milesfrom a bridge that leads over the Mississippi River out of the city.

The answer: Any crowd that tried to do so was met by suburban police, some of whom fired guns to disperse the group and seized their water.

Around 500 people stuck in downtown New Orleans after the storm banded together for self-preservation, making sure the oldest and youngest among them were taken care of before looking after their own needs.

Two San Francisco paramedics who were staying in the French Quarter for a convention have written afirst-hand accountthat describes their appalling treatment at the hands of Louisiana police, a story confirmed today by theSan Francisco Chronicle,UPI, andSt. Louis Post-Dispatch.

When buses charted by the group to escape New Orleans never showed up, they camped out beside a police command center on Canal Street, believing it was the best place to get aid, protection, and information. They were told they could not stay there and should leave the city on foot over Highway 90, whichcrosses the Mississippi Riverfrom New Orleans to the suburb of Gretna, a city of 17,500 people.

Running out of food and water, they walked to the bridge, growing in number to around 800 people as word spread of a safe way out:

As we approached the bridge, armed Gretna sheriffs formed a line across thefoot of the bridge. Before we were close enough to speak, they began firingtheir weapons over our heads. This sent the crowd fleeing in variousdirections. As the crowd scattered and dissipated, a few of us inched forward andmanaged to engage some of the sheriffs in conversation. We told them of ourconversation with the police commander and of the commander's assurances. Thesheriffs informed us there were no buses waiting. The commander had lied to us toget us to move.

We questioned why we couldn't cross the bridge anyway, especially as therewas little traffic on the 6-lane highway. They responded that the West Bank wasnot going to become New Orleans and there would be no Superdomes in theirCity.

In an interview with UPI, Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson confirmed that his department shut down the bridge to pedestrians:"If we had opened the bridge, our city would have looked like New Orleans does now: looted, burned and pillaged."

The increasingly desperate group set up camp on the New Orleans side of the bridge, where they were seen by several media outlets, until they were chased off at gunpoint by Gretna police:

Reduced to a small group of 8 people, in the dark, we sought refugein an abandoned school bus, under the freeway on Cilo Street. We were hidingfrom possible criminal elements but equally and definitely, we were hiding fromthe police and sheriffs with their martial law, curfew and shoot-to-killpolicies.

The paramedics believe that race played a factor in the decision to block evacuees on foot. Gretna's population is 56 percent white and 36 percent black, according to the2000 U.S. Census.


A columnist for theOrlando Sentinelponders the political impact of having so many New Orleans-area voters living in other states, perhaps permanently.

Even while carrying the state in 2004, Bush lost Orleans Parish by almost 110,000 votes out of fewer than 200,000 cast. Without Orleans Parish, Landrieu would not be in the Senate, and Blanco's election could have been very, very close.


Monday, September 12, 2005


Buy.com says to undercut Amazon.com's prices on books (Reuters)
Reuters - Online retailer Buy.com said on Mondayit would undercut its bigger rival Amazon.com, offering booksat 10 percent below the Amazon.com price for the rest of theyear.

My ROKR doesn't rock (MacCentral)
MacCentral - It was a pretty exciting week in San Francisco as Apple unveiled the iPodnano and the MotorolaROKR (a.k.a the iTunes phone). The nano has been an incredible deviceand worked exactly as you would expect it to— unfortunately, Ican’t say the same for the ROKR.

"IPhone"could be music to Apple's ears (Reuters)
Reuters - With the help of Motorola Inc.,Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs finallymade good last week on his pledge to deliver a cellular phonethat plays music like an iPod, Apple's wildly successfuldigital music player.

Sunday, September 11, 2005



A columnist for theOrlando Sentinelponders the political impact of having so many New Orleans-area voters living in other states, perhaps permanently.

Even while carrying the state in 2004, Bush lost Orleans Parish by almost 110,000 votes out of fewer than 200,000 cast. Without Orleans Parish, Landrieu would not be in the Senate, and Blanco's election could have been very, very close.




Tropical Storm Ophelia ishanging outoff Florida's east coast, awaiting further orders from God. Yesterday's projected path was due west across Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. Today it's predicted towiggle towards South Carolina, butJeff Mastersbelieves it will head northeast for a few days, do-se-do, alaman right, and come back to the U.S.:

After heading east for a few days, all the models except the GFS agree that Ophelia will eventually loop back and hit the U.S. as a hurricane, perhaps even a major hurricane, seven or more days from now. The GFS takes Ophelia out to sea, but the latest NHC discussion notes that the GFS performed poorly in a similar situation withHurricane Jeannelast year, and is probably on the wrong page this time around, too.


Saturday, September 10, 2005


Apple Launches New iTunes Phone and iPod (AP)

"AAP - Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs introduced a long-anticipated music-playing cell phone on Wednesday and surprised the faithful with a new pencil-thin iPod.




PalmSource Stock Price Skyrockets (AP)
AP - Shares of PalmSource Inc., maker of the Palm operating system for handheld computers, surged 78 percent on Friday on news that the Japanese software company Access Co. had agreed to pay$324 million for it.

Marine Corps Unveils High-Tech Humvee (AP)
AP - The Marine Corps on Thursday unveiled new Humvee-mounted technology to allow troops in the field to communicate with each other, their commanders, and even headquarters hundreds of miles away— all while driving over 30 miles per hour.

Friday, September 09, 2005


Podcast Complex Stool

Podcast Complex Stool
Originally uploaded byadamcurry.
Here it is in it's full glory. The Podcast Complex Stool. More pictureson the flickr pages. It's fantastic! Made today's show much better :)


Podsafe Music Network Terms updated
As announced onyesterday'sDaily Source Code, we've changed the podcastertermson thePodSafe Music Network. This is a great example of how the web works; it started with aposton Boing Boing and was followed by a host ofpile-jumpers. Although a personal email would have been preferred, it certainly got my attention.

After reviewing the terms and feedback we decided to change the termsto more suitable language. Everyone seems happy with them, and we'realways open to suggestions.

civilian pilots help refused
Americas Amber Alert News Center:"Ex Military Pilots with civilian experience with their own expenses and aircraft have been refused airspace. Every effort yesterday to get into bring food and water were refused."

Daily Source Code for Tuesday August 30th 2005 #231
Daily Source Code for Tuesday August 30th 2005 #231


▼   Daily Source Code for Tuesday August 30th 2005 #231

      From Curry Cottage, Guildford, United Kingdom

      DirectLinkto the show

      Shownotes FullOutline

      ShowNotes inOPML

   Hurricane not as bad as expected?

   MTV Awards

   Mashup: Hollaback Girls Feel Good - Arty Fufkin [Site]

▶   Driving music sales through podcasting

▶   MP3 Licensing

▶   The New Shownotes

   Promo: Mac Gab [Site]

   Promo: KZFO Micronational Radio [Site]

▶   BioDiesl Cont...

▶   Teenagers cont.

   Mashup: Imagine This - Wax Audio [Site]

   Promo: Yeast Radio[Site]

▼   Feedback PodcastCon UK  [Site]

      Via The Tartan Podccast [Site]

▶   Happy Birthday email

▶   Lybia, Syria?

▶   PodSafe: Cruisebox - Heard it on a Podcast [Site]

   Hit Test #53 [Site]

sllloooowwww
I'm in the hotel, my makeshift studio is all set up. I just finishedsome Sirius shows, but the hotel connectivity is really slow. PerhapsI'll do DSC tonite, hit the upload and go to bed...

Thursday, September 08, 2005


IBM Ships Lotus Notes/Domino 7 (PC World)
PC World - New version of collaboration platform moves closer to a blend with IBM's Workplace.

TI eyes video markets with all-in-one chip (Reuters)
Reuters - Texas Instruments Inc. isusing the strategy that made it the world's biggest mobilephone circuit supplier to try to dominate the faster growingvideo market, the company said late on Wednesday.

Macromedia makes streaming media push (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - Macromedia will raise the stakes in streaming media software Thursday with a product that eliminates the need for a supplemental application server for tracking content.

USA Today's Top 25 U.S. Bestsellers (Reuters)
Reuters - The top 25 U.S.bestsellers, based on sales through Sunday, September 4, asreported by USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com).

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Microsoft Files Appeal Against EU Ruling (AP)

"MicrosoftAP - Microsoft Corp. has filed a second appeal against a European Union ruling ordering it to share code with software rivals, the European Court of Justice said Wednesday.



Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Led Into Temptation? Who Wasn't?
Before he became the embodiment of Wall Street wrongdoing during the Internet bubble, Henry Blodget wanted to be a writer. And now he is doing exactly that.

Australian Court Rules Kazaa Has Violated Copyrights
An Australian court ruled on Monday that the file-sharing network Kazaa violated music copyrights and ordered the company to modify its software to help prevent it.
WAYNE ARNOLD

When Your PC Is on the Fritz, Who You Gonna Call?
I was having commitment problems. Not with a relationship. This was more serious - this was with my computer.
ALINA TUGEND

Why the Internet Isn't the Death of the Post Office
Even in this age of technology many Americans still look forward to discovering what each day's mail might hold.
JAMES FALLOWS

A Major Backfire in Japan Deflates Vodafone's One-Size-Fits-All Strategy
Service problems, a botched rollout of its third-generation phone network and a skimpy lineup of new handsets have driven away Vodafone's Japanese customers in droves.
MARTIN FACKLER and KEN BELSON

A'Weather Nerd'in Indiana Sent a Warning to the Mayor
A 23-year-old with no formal meteorological training has drawn widespread praise for his hurricane blog, which urged New Orleans residents to leave the city two days before the mayor issued an evacuation order.
ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN

Paper or Online? Many Bank Customers Still Pick the Old Way
While millions of consumers swear by the simplicity of online banking, millions of others - often older and wealthy - are holding out.
ERIC DASH

When Corporate Relatives Play Hardball
A longtime relationship between Nextel Partners and Nextel is at loggerheads, and Wall Street is stoking the fire.
ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

Monday, September 05, 2005


More Parents Going High-Tech to Track Kids (AP)
AP - In this case, it isn't Big Brother who's watching— it's Big Mother (or Father). Increasingly, parents are using high-tech methods to track everything from where their children are and how far they are driving to what they buy, what they eat and whether they've shown up for class.

Skype and Tom Online create Chinese joint venture (Reuters)
Reuters - Free Internet telephone software providerSkype has formed a joint venture with China-focused Internetportal Tom Online, in a bid to boost its subscriber base in thefast-growing Asian market.

Online Advertisers Turning to Pay-Per-Call (AP)
AP - Personal-injury lawyer Frank Frasier wants the world to know about his business but didn't think much of the search-based Internet advertising that's all the rage these days. Potential clients wouldn't learn much about him through it, he figured, and he really can't tell if they have a case without speaking with them directly.

British Music Retailers Begin Digital War (AP)
AP - In a clear sign the digital music revolution is here to stay, Britain's major music retailers are going head-to-head for a slice of the burgeoning— and potentially very lucrative— Internet downloading market.

Wireless carriers back in N. Orleans (Reuters)

"AReuters - A number of wireless carriers saidthis weekend they are starting to restore service in the NewOrleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in somecases with generators on the roofs of hotels.




Donations Pour in for Katrina Relief (AP)

"JenniferAP - Americans are responding to Hurricane Katrina with a massive outpouring of giving, at times overwhelming call centers and computer servers set up by charities to field donations.




Court rules against Kazaa (Reuters)

"MusicReuters - An Australian court ruled on Monday thatusers of the popular Internet file-sharing network Kazaa werebreaching copyright, and ordered its owners to modify thesoftware to prevent online music piracy.




Firms Offer Technology for Katrina Effort (AP)

"FloodwaterAP - High-tech companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are offering money, equipment and expertise to help with the recovery effort and reconnect survivors in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.




Aussie Court: Kazaa File-Swapping Illegal (AP)

"LawyerAP - A federal court ruled Monday that the popular file-swapping program Kazaa infringes on copyright and gave its purveyors two months to alter the system so its users can no longer engage in music piracy.




Operating Systems as Content Pushers (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - Call it the widget revolution. Mac OS X, Windows and Linux all have widgets for pulling in available content from small software houses and other sources around the Internet.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


Apple Is Accused of Violating Software Patent
Creative Technology, a maker of portable music players, has accused Apple Computer of violating a software patent covering the way users navigate music selections.
LAURIE J. FLYNN

Billion-Dollar Baby Dot-Coms? Uh-Oh, Not Again
Some are pointing to the recent deal for Facebook, an online service popular with the college set, as proof that inflation is back in the venture world.
GARY RIVLIN

Saturday, September 03, 2005








Friday, September 02, 2005


Loved Ones Turn to Web for Searches in Flood Zone
People desperate for word from sons, daughters, parents or friends are turning to a different kind of lamppost.
MICHAEL WILSON

Apple Is Accused of Violating Software Patent
Creative Technology, a maker of portable music players, has accused Apple Computer of violating a software patent covering the way users navigate music selections.
LAURIE J. FLYNN

Hitachi to Introduce Tiny Drive
In the race to make ever-smaller disk drives for hand-held consumer appliances, Hitachi will announce that it has created the smallest drive on the market.
DAMON DARLIN

Google Dips Into the World of Print Advertising
Google is buying ad space in magazines and filling it with half a dozen ads from clients of its vast online system.
SAUL HANSELL

But, Ma, I Saw It on'The O.C.'
The new season of the Fox melodrama"The O.C."is days away, but teenagers needn't wait to shop a new line of bohemian Southern California fashions inspired by that hit show.
STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Verizon Wireless Cuts Price in Promotion
Verizon Wireless has cut the price of high-speed wireless service for laptop computer users by 25 percent in a promotion aimed at winning more customers.
REUTERS

First the Sticker Shock, Then On to the Shock Jock
The Sirius S50 allows users to store up to 50 hours of Sirius programming or a mix of radio shows and regular MP3 song files.
ANDREW ZIPERN

Missed Church? Download It to Your IPod.
Just as Christian organizations embraced radio and television, podcasting has quickly caught on with religious groups offering spiritual recordings.
TANIA RALLI

Sprint Nextel Buys Affiliates to Ease Conflicts
Sprint Nextel will buy two small wireless affiliates, resolving legal issues arising from Sprint's purchase of Nextel Communications.
REUTERS

Garage Rock Meets Garage Critics
Anybody who has a voice strong enough to stand out on the Web can have a real impact on the media business.

Britain to Ban Violent Sexual Images on Internet
The British government has announced plans to ban the downloading and possession of violent sexual images.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Era of Ticket Resales: Online and Aboveboard
Ticket scalpers have not been able to shake their reputation as hustlers, but with America Online joining them, can legitimacy be far behind?
BOB TEDESCHI

But, Ma, I Saw It on'The O.C.'
The new season of the Fox melodrama"The O.C."is days away, but teenagers needn't wait to shop a new line of bohemian Southern California fashions inspired by that hit show.
STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM