U.S. lags in protecting vital cyber info

May 29, 2009
President Obama announces a new government plan today to identify cyber threats and protect vital information from hackers, like military secrets and operating the U.S. electricity grid. John Dimsdale reports explores why we're particularly vulnerable.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Will search engine Bing success?

May 27, 2009
"Google" has evolved from a company name to a verb synonymous with search engine success. To enjoy a little of that success, Microsoft is spending $100 million ad dollars on "Bing," its new search name. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet

Preventing ads from topping Google

May 15, 2009
Ever since Google started selling ads above its search list, competitors have been able to place themselves above searches. But businesses may be able to use trademark confusion as legal means to stop the practice. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

Can micro-payments mean big payoff?

May 11, 2009
This week, The Wall Street Journal offered its readers a method of micro-payment for its online content. Tess Vigeland talks with Staci Kramer, co-editor of, about whether this idea works for online content universally.
Posted In: Internet

Store your personal info in a 'cloud'

Apr 24, 2009
Internet-based "clouds" allow you to store personal data online, so you can access it anywhere. But is this new method safe? Declan McCullagh of CNET attended a conference on the subject and explains the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy, Internet

YouTube success story not paying cash

Apr 22, 2009
Susan Boyle's appearance on TV competition "Britain's Got Talent" is well on its way to being the most watched video ever on YouTube. But the clip still hasn't generated money for the site. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

YouTube turning on to TV shows

Apr 17, 2009
YouTube is partnering with Sony, CBS, the BBC and others to bring free TV shows, movies and other professionally-created content to its viewers. The move is an effort to attract bigger ad revenue. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

France looks at net piracy crackdown

Apr 10, 2009
France is considering a law that would ban illegal downloaders from the Internet after three strikes. Stephen Beard reports the French president may have the will to enact the law because of French first lady Carla Bruni's singing career.
Posted In: Internet

Are the days of Web freeloading over?

Apr 8, 2009
Kodak, one of the major online photo repositories, will soon start charging user fees at the risk of photo deletion. Are Web fees for formerly free sites becoming the norm? Renita Jablonski talks to LA Times business columnist David Lazarus.
Posted In: Internet

Asian game companies run up scores

Apr 2, 2009
Chinese online game company Changyou has gone public, with a strong response from investors. The Asian gaming industry is thriving despite the global recession. It's a business model that has some Western rivals envious. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Internet, Science