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

Where Skype and mobile will connect

Mar 31, 2009
It might seem like Skype will get the edge on AT&T with its new application for iPhone, but the app will only work where there's an Internet connection. Jeremy Hobson explains the technicalities involved.
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Twittering your business away

Mar 31, 2009
Twitter has made a quick name for itself in the business world as a handy tool for entrepreneurs. Mitchell Hartman explores the unique ways different businesses use the tool -- and tries his own hand at tweeting.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet

Iceland will keep your servers cool

Mar 27, 2009
Hoping to heat up its economy again after the fall of its biggest banks, Iceland is embarking on a new innovation: data farming. Stephen Beard explores why this idea works and is actually kind of cool.
Posted In: Internet

President considers all online questions

Mar 26, 2009
President Obama will hold a virtual press conference on the economy later this morning, with the questions coming from the public. John Dimsdale explores how the online forum is giving the public new access to people in power.
Posted In: Internet

One year up and Hulu is still strong

Mar 12, 2009
Today is's one-year anniversary, and the Web site known for streaming TV shows online has attracted some big competition since it started. Jeremy Hobson reports what the site is considering to keep its edge.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Loss of auction interest hurts eBay

Mar 11, 2009
Stock in eBay is slipping as consumers trend towards hard price tags over the chance of an auction. So analysts anticipate eBay to start nurturing PayPal, its other business. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Seattle paper eyes Web-only future

Mar 6, 2009
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is looking at becoming the nation's first metro newspaper to go Web-only next week. Its journalists are facing lower salaries and benefit cuts. Could this be a model for newspapers' survival? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Internet

The blogosphere is angry over AIG

Mar 5, 2009
Many bloggers are expressing anger over the bailout of AIG and the vague consequences foreboding if taxpayers don't help. Bill Radke checks in with Marketplace online host Scott Jagow, who has gotten a bit angry about it himself.
Posted In: Internet