Friday, May 27, 2005


Ask Jeeves Improves Response Time (AP)
AP - Question: What well-known Internet search engine continues to lag industry leaders no matter how smart it becomes? Answer: Ask Jeeves Inc.

Mad as hell, switching to Mac (MacCentral)
MacCentral - This is my first column written on a Mac - ever. Maybe I should have done it a long time ago, but I never said I was smart, just obstinate. I was a PC bigot.

Intel Launches Dual-Core Chips for PCs (AP)
AP - Intel Corp. unveiled its first mainstream home PC microprocessor with two computing engines on a single chip Thursday and vowed to sell millions of them by the end of the year.

EarthLink Offers$69.99 Subsidized PC (Ziff Davis)
Ziff Davis - Xandros and Earthlink said Thursday that customers who sign up for Earthlink's premium dial-up service can purchase a Microtel Pc for only$69.99, which comes bundled with a Xandros Linux operating system.

Lawyers, others questions radio TIVO-like devices (Reuters)
Reuters - It's like Tivo for radio, but is itlegal?

Review: Cooking Up Recipes Online (AP)
AP - I had six pounds of rhubarb, 40-plus cookbooks and a computer. Where to look for a recipe? Despite the cookbooks, I find the Web is often the best place to satisfy a food craving or help me figure out what's for dinner.

Hitachi, IBM extend interoperability deal (InfoWorld)
InfoWorld - Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and IBM have extended their technology interoperability agreement and have also agreed to increase the compatibility of their storage systems.

Woman Sues Yahoo Over Nude Photos (AP)
AP - A woman sued Yahoo Inc. for$3 million, alleging the Internet site failed to fulfill a promise to remove nude pictures of her from the Web.

Intel Unveils Pentium D and New Business Chipsets (NewsFactor)
NewsFactor - Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) on Thursday unveiled two new platforms for home and office PCs. The new platforms, consisting of hardware and software technologies, are designed to provide consumers with the ability to handle more digital content simultaneously and to provide businesses with the ability to enhance PC security and systems management remotely.

Bargain Hunters Stalk the Bluefly
After interviewing a handful of experienced clothing shoppers, a reporter offers tips on buying clothes on bluefly.com.
By MICHELLE SLATALLA

As TV Moves to the Web, Marketers Follow
Television programmers are looking to make the Web a lot more like TV, and advertisers are showing a growing interest in the approach.
By NAT IVES

For the Coolest Ear D�cor, Buds You Can Barely See
Shure's new E4c Sound Isolating Earphones cost as much as a 20-gigabyte iPod that holds 5,000 songs. But they sound pretty amazing.
By ANDREW ZIPERN

Loud, Proud, Unabridged: It Is Too Reading!
The popularity of audio books is redefining the notion of reading, which for centuries has been centered on the written word.
By AMY HARMON

With Popcorn, DVD's and TiVo, Moviegoers Are Staying Home
Sliding box-office attendance may reflect a change in the way Americans look to be entertained - a change that will pose serious challenges to Hollywood.
By LAURA M. HOLSON

On-Demand Channels: A Niche Frontier
Free video-on-demand channels are expanding, seeking more viewers and asking advertisers to help pay the way.
By NAT IVES

University Presses Challenge Google
A trade group objects to Google's plans to digitize the collections of university libraries.
By EDWARD WYATT