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Conference lifts social media ban

Aug 18, 2009
The NCAA's Southeastern Conference has reversed rules that would have barred ticketed fans from posting game updates on social media sites. The conference's concern is rooted in lucrative TV broadcast rights. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Internet, Sports

Netbook sales bigger than expected

Aug 18, 2009
Netbook sales have more than doubled over the last year, accounting for one of every five laptops sold. And that's caught the computer industry by surprise. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

Online competitors move in on shippers

Aug 14, 2009
Dropping home prices and a dismal job market mean more people are staying put and moving companies have fewer customers. Lenora Chu reports online competition is also giving traditional movers a headache.
Posted In: Internet

Where it pays to make it from scratch

Aug 7, 2009
Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Posted In: Food, Internet

Will Murdoch end era of free content?

Aug 6, 2009
Rupert Murdoch is steering his media empire News Corp. towards charging for online content. But will it work? Kai Ryssdal talks with PaidContent.org co-editor Staci Kramer about how she thinks Murdoch will implement his plan.
Posted In: Internet

AP clamps down on content pirates

Jul 24, 2009
The Associated Press is attempting to catch Web sites that post its stories without permission. It plans to embed tracking code in every article and charge fees to illicit users. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

AP figuring out tracking stories online

Jul 24, 2009
The Associated Press wants to make sure it's getting paid for its stories online, so the media outlet is creating a registry to see who's clicking. Alisa Roth explains how the proposed system will work.
Posted In: Internet

Cost of digital media so cheap it's free

Jul 23, 2009
Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and author of "Free: the Future of a Radical Price," talks to Kai Ryssdal about pros and cons of giving away media online for free. His critics say it's killing print media, but Anderson shares his rebuttal.
Posted In: Books, Internet

States find 'Amazon tax' has pitfalls

Jul 23, 2009
One advantage of shopping on Amazon.com is the lack of sales tax on purchases. But some states are trying to tack on a tax using local affiliates. Deborah Wang explores where this idea has backfired.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Bustling has slowed for online stores

Jul 14, 2009
The increased competition among online stores has forced many e-retailers to slash their prices. That's hurt month-to-month sales growth, which has been negative since February. Dan Grech looks into which Web stores are holding up.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

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