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eBay meets TV advertising

May 10, 2006
Efforts are underway to replace the age-old "upfront market" for TV advertising with an eBay-inspired system in which marketers would bid online to place ads on different networks and time slots. Jeff Tyler reports.
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AOL lays off call center workers

May 10, 2006
Looks like Web surfers don't need the hand-holding they used to. AOL announced Tuesday it was laying off 7% of its workforce, largely because help requests at its call centers have declined. Alex Cohen has more.
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Yahoo targets Google too

May 9, 2006
Microsoft launched a paid search platform last week. Monday Yahoo unveiled its new paid search service. Are these efforts enough to challenge Google? Steve Tripoli has more.
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Microsoft's next big thing?

May 5, 2006
The House of Gates on Thursday unveiled an ad auctioning system it hopes will be its next big revenue generator. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at whether it can compete with Google.
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Road construction nightmare

May 4, 2006
Six men have been indicted for using bad concrete to build Boston's beleaguered Big Dig highway project. From WBUR, reporter Martha Bebinger looks at what went wrong.
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Lawyers, lobbyists wage search engine wars

May 3, 2006
Microsoft is trying to get ahead in the search engine business by leaving Google out of its new browser. Commentator Robert Reich says Google's fighting back, but not necessarily fighting fair.
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Laptop theft

May 2, 2006
Imagine someone steals a laptop from your bank or your phone company. It happens more than you might think, and that has some major identity theft and security consequences. Sean Cole reports.
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The search engine wars

May 1, 2006
Google is complaining about Microsoft's new Web browser and its default search tool, saying the business strategy is similar to how Microsoft dealt with its Media Player technology — and that ended up in court. Bob Moon reports.
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Romance with a familiar ring

Apr 27, 2006
The publishers of Harlequin romance novels have teamed with a creator of cell phone applications to offer mobile phone features aimed at women. Rachel Dornhelm has the 411.

Call it a space journey

Apr 26, 2006
Russians are making all the runs to the International Space Station because the US space shuttle is still grounded. Congress is hammering out next year's federal budget and a Senate committee spent the day taking a long hard look at NASA. Amy Scott reports.
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