Comic Relief

My good friend Brian has launched a Comic Book Store selling comics online. He is the CSS guru, and I've gotta say, the site looks great! Way to go!
FoxSports.com, which had a partnership with Lycos to supply technology, hosting and advertising sales, broke its ties with the former portal powerhouse and took those responsibilities in-house. "At the time, the fit was perfect," Ross Levinsohn, senior vice...

Monitoring your Buzz

The web can make or break a reputation, and when people are speaking badly of you or your organization, you need to know about it. Pronet Advertising has posted a list of 10 things you should be monitoring...
Bell Canada and Microsoft have formed a strategic alliance today that begins a five-year move to join the MSN Portal with Sympatico's Canadian content. The advantages are clear. Bell gains a weapon to leverage their customer relationships...
Apple has yet to release its final 1.0 version of its web browser, named "Safari", but Microsoft has already announced it is stopping development of Internet Explorer for the Macintosh because of the new browser. Okay, reality check:...
Yesterday, we at b5media launched the third of our unique look at the blogs within our channels.  Splendicity is a new portal which pulls content from over 70 Beauty & Style blogs within the network, and pulls it all...
The controvertial SiteFinder service run by Verisign has been shut down. Verisign has been given authority to administer the popular .com, .net and .org top level domains (TLD), and last month, they launched a so-called "Wildcard" service so...
A large-scale experiment created over 2 billion web pages, linking to each other to analyse the patterns the various search engines crawled the site. Each page contained a link to two new pages, as well as a parent,...

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...
VeriSign, the company that has been given responsibility for assigning domain names (like www.joetek.com), is being crushed under complaints about their new "Site Finder" service. The service redirects users that misspell domains to their advertising-supported search site. Professor David...
The much feared lawsuit of Eolas vs. Microsoft seems to be over, to the relief of Web professionals around the world. The US Patent and Trademark office has invalidated Eolas' patent on web browser plug-in technology. Last year, Eolas...
Twitter has become my primary way of getting news these days.  News sites require you to go and look for information.  With twitter, if the news is important, it will find me. But what makes twitter so powerful...

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