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August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Browser campaign slams IE
Published: August 24, 2004, 4:00 PM PDT
By Paul Festa
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

A group that prodded browser makers toward better standards compliance is urging people to abandon Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

The group has set up a Web site reminiscent of Apple Computer's "Real People" ad campaign, which urged people to switch from Microsoft's Windows operating system to the Macintosh. The site features first-person testimonials of ...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

JibJab beats copyright rap
Published: August 25, 2004, 8:47 AM PDT
By Evan Hansen
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

update A music company claiming to own the rights to Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" may have gotten more than it bargained for when it took on JibJab Media, the Web animators behind a wildly popular parody of the U.S. presidential campaign.

On Tuesday, Ludlow Music agreed to allow JibJab to distribute its film, which is based on the tune, wit...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

When iPod is the DJ, watch out
Published: August 26, 2004, 8:34 AM PDT
By Rachel Dodes
The New York Times

While Bob Angus was presiding over a summer dinner party at his Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan, his Apple iPod decided to reveal its softer side.

Angus, a second-year graduate student at Columbia Business School, had selected the Shuffle Songs mode on his iPod, which was connected by an adapter cable to his stereo receiver. By doing this, he relinq...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: CNET NEWS.com

Gmail by any other name?
Published: August 13, 2004, 3:42 PM PDT
By Stefanie Olsen
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

In another for the "whoops" file, Google risks losing trademark rights to the name of its Web-based e-mail service, Gmail.

The search giant is fourth in line to be considered for ownership of the trademark name, Gmail, according to filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Because the office considers applications in the order they were filed...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: FORBES

Monday Matchup
LCD Vs. Plasma Displays
Penelope Patsuris, 04.05.04, 6:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - Electronics stores are flooded with gorgeous flat screen TVs, each one more sleek and shiny than the next, easily drawing consumers jonesing for their next flashy tech purchase. Then the confusion sets in.

Two types of technologies now dominate the flat-screen TV frenzy: plasma screens that light up when an electric charge activates a gas sandwiched between two glass plates; an...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
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Google Vs. Yahoo!
Davide Dukcevich, 04.26.04, 6:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - Back in the simpler, more innocent mid-1990s, Internet searches were seen as a loss leader. As Piper Jaffray's Safa Rashtchy explained in a March 2003 research report, portals all but dismissed search. Sure, it was a nice way to bring in users, but it was just one of the many services that surfers would use on a Web site. Better to outsource it.

Overture changed all that. By selling the rights to keyw...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
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IPO Dutch Auctions Vs. Traditional Allocation
Ari Weinberg, 05.10.04, 3:00 PM ET

NEW YORK - Business as usual just doesn't fly at Google. And now the Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet company is trying to export that mantra to Wall Street.

Google's $2.7 billion initial public offering, to be priced through an electronic auction, will test the large-scale viability of a so-called Dutch auction, designed to both democratize IPO share allocation and afford companies a...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: FORBES

JetBlue Vs. Delta's Song
Lisa DiCarlo, 05.17.04, 6:00 AM ET

The pressure that low-cost airlines have put on their much larger, much older competitors is unprecedented in the industry. Today, more than 25% of all passengers fly on a low-fare carrier, more than double that figure just ten years ago.

The growth and competition has been especially pronounced along the busy East Coast, where JetBlue (nasdaq: JBLU - news - people ) forced Delta Air Lines (nyse: DAL - news -...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
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Is Yale a Waste of Money?
William Baldwin, 08.11.03, 12:00 AM ET


Wouldn't it be neat if, instead of a diploma costing $160,000, you could buy a $16,000 certificate saying you got in?

Someday the university education system will simply price itself out of business and save us all a lot of grief. In the meantime we have these bills to pay, $300 billion a year. If tuition payments loom large in your family's budget, study the financing techniques outlined by Ira Carnahan...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: FORBES

Is college worth the cost? The average net worth of Forbes 400 members without a degree is 6.6% higher.

College Vs. No College
Davide Dukcevich, 07.28.03, 7:00 AM ET

Dropping out of school gets a bad rap in America. Words like "slacker" and "directionless" are usually pinned on dropouts--a word that itself is wrapped in stigma. But the list of the very richest Americans is filled with people who did not stick around long enough to get their college degree.

The idea ...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: FORBES

The U.S. Open Vs. Wimbledon
Aude Lagorce, 07.12.04, 6:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - Few sporting events can pull in crowds and draw sponsors like a Grand Slam tournament. Of the four landmark competitions that make up the height of the tennis season--the Australian Open, the French Open, Britain's Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open--Wimbledon and the U.S. Open carry the most prestige.

The two tournaments, which rank among the largest yearly international sporting events, now attract ...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
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Buying Vs. Renting
Marianne Hayes, 07.26.04, 6:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - With interest rates staying low, buying a house continues to be an attractive offer, but many Americans are better off renting. Here's how to determine which road you should take.

Last week, interest rates on 30-year mortgages fell to an average 5.98%, a three-month low. But as the economy picks up, it's a solid bet that rates will rise. This affects not only buyers but possibly renters too. For those l...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
SOURCE: FORBES

Video That's Finally On-Demand
Arik Hesseldahl, 02.20.04, 10:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - Akimbo seeks to bring the world of Internet video to your television set.

Remember the information superhighway? In the early 1990s, it was the catch phrase meant to foster hope and anticipation for the technological wonders that were then just around the corner. Along with his 1999 gaffe, where he unintentionally claimed credit for creating the Internet, "information superhighway" is anot...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
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TiVo Vs. Video-On-Demand
Lisa DiCarlo, 07.19.04, 6:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - There is probably no quantifiable way to prove that Americans are an impatient breed. We want what we want, when we want it, and we're willing to pay for the privilege. Today, companies rake in millions--sometimes billions--giving people the ability to have sex on demand, sleep on demand, television on demand and technology on demand.

Each day this week, we'll take a look at the companies that are c...
August 26, 2004 by joetheblow
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Gmail Vs. MSN Hotmail Vs. Yahoo! Mail
Arik Hesseldahl, 06.28.04, 6:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - What year is it again? When it comes to the suddenly renewed battle in the free Web e-mail business, it may seem a bit like 1997 all over again. And in a sense the main combatants haven't changed much since then. Remember when names like Rocketmail battled Hotmail and WhoWhere...



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