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Unblocking news on the Internet

Aug 21, 2008
When China filtered news and blocked Web sites during the Beijing Olympics, it helped increase concern about censorship on the Internet. Commentator Jonathan Zittrain says there are ways to fight back.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Ebay takes aim at rival Amazon

Aug 20, 2008
Online auction site eBay is lowering its seller fees for fixed-price sales to compete with rivals like Amazon. Dan Grech has more on whether users are buying into the changes.
Posted In: Internet

eBay changing its fee model

Aug 20, 2008
Today, eBay is announcing a new fee structure that emphasizes fixed-price listings. In a move to attract more sellers, eBay will be slashing its fixed-price listing fee by almost 70 percent. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Internet

Online travel tries new tricks

Aug 20, 2008
Online travel agencies have been working to gin up business in a slow travel season. One idea: Orbitz will start offering vacation rentals. And Renita Jablonski reports if it works for Orbitz, other companies may follow.
Posted In: Internet, Travel

Chinese advertisers focus on the Web

Aug 19, 2008
China now has the most Internet users in the world, and Olympic advertisers are taking advantage with a slew of online ads. But some marketers aren't so sure the aggressive ad campaigns work all the time. Lisa Chow reports.
Posted In: Internet

I deflate you kindly and anonymously

Aug 15, 2008
Web applications and sites seem to be good for a lot of things, like bringing friends together, enabling anonymous misanthropic deeds, or in the...
Posted In: alienation, Garfield, Internet, NiceCritic

Copyrights upheld for open source code

Aug 15, 2008
A ruling by a Federal appeals court that open-source software can be protected by copyright is expected to have enormous effect not just for coders, but for the tech world at large. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

Huffington Post debuts Chicago version

Aug 13, 2008
Arianna Huffington debuts the first local franchise of her popular news Web site The Huffington Post, aka "HuffPo," on Thursday. Is this a move on the local news turf? Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Internet

High-speed Net service hits slowdown

Aug 12, 2008
Wired's "Epicenter" blog has an item based on reports out this week that say Americans' adoption of broadband service hit a seven-year low last...
Posted In: broadband, Internet

Apple Apps pulling in $1 million a day

Aug 11, 2008
Apple's new online store where iPhone and iPod owners can download games and other software is already an incredible success. Jeremy Hobson checks it out.
Posted In: Internet, Science

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