Computer hardware sales slowing, researcher
says; Yahoo! auction site to charge for listings; some positive
news surfaces among holiday e-tailers; dot-com bombs totaled more
than $1.5 billion in investment capital.
14, 2001: Recipe site is a chocoholic's delight; Internet
growing despite failed dot-com businesses; Microsoft reportedly
developing its own Napster clone; Louisville-based Darwin Networks,
a wireless ISP, files for Chapter 11.
21, 2001: Anti-virus software a good post-Christmas gift;
Melissa, a Word macro virus, has resurfaced; protect yourself against
viruses; Christmas Day 2000 was good to America Online; PC price
war in the offing to spur hardware sales, experts predict; Ford
settles suit with Ford fan.
28, 2001: Journaling project uses Web to track progress;
definition site chronicles new terms; McDonald's inks deal with
Compaq for in-store computer kiosks; Excite drops DSL plans.
4, 2001: Napster fans will likely pay to download tunes
(if court allows site to operate); Disney throws in the towel on
its Go.com Web portal; Juno examines innovative ways to generate
revenue; eBay measure aimed at combatting spam; survey finds more
users pleased with high-speed cable modems than DSL; password-stealing
virus making rounds on AOL.
11, 2001: Anti-virus software offers free top-notch protection;
Vatican considers patron saint of the Internet; chatting beats e-mail
as Net's top application; broadband access gaining popularity.
18, 2001: Napster's future uncertain in wake of court rulings;
Microsoft beta of Windows XP available soon; virus tips from a consultant;
rumors say Juno is for sale; Dell Computers plans to capture market
share by slashing prices.
25, 2001: Analog modems still popular despite spread of
cable modems, DSL; UPS sends unwanted surprise to some business
customers; Internet filter company ends snooping campaign; recording
industry moving to nip Napster clones in the bud.
4, 2001: DSL announcement shows both opportunity and limitations
of technology; Internet Explorer 6 public beta heading for release;
"Survivor" Web site a spoiler for show's real fans; German
company coupling Internet access to powerlines.
11, 2001: Free fonts can dress up your business, personal
printed communications; hotrod car fans can find something to get
revved up about online; Dot-com problems hit Yahoo!; U.S. leads
world in number of Web heads.
18, 2001: Study fines most Americans indifferent to Dot-com's
demise; Napster braces for complying with court order on copyrighted
files; watch Mir's re-entry (or find out about those who will watch
25, 2001: Mac OS X: the not-ready-for-prime-time operating
system; hoaxes often as troublesome as the virus; hoax debris from
Mir shows up on eBay hours after its re-entry.
1, 2001: Germany clears way for powerline distribution of
Internet services; study finds teachers don't make much use of the
Internet in the classroom; Major League Baseball follows NBA's lead
to get fans to pay to listen to online ballgames; domain name changes
could force some businesses to change Web addresses.
8, 2001: DSL announcement shows both opportunity and limitations
of technology; Internet Explorer 6 public beta.
15, 2001: Napster users looking elsewhere for their tunes;
Microsoft targeting MP3 file format; Intel announces price cuts
for Pentium 4 lineup; Iomega settles Zip, Jazz drive lawsuits.
22, 2001: Computer viruses can sneak past the best anti-virus
protection; radio stations pull plug on webcasts; cancer distributed
computing program is no hoax; e-mail takes time from office worker's
29, 2001: Read the fine print before giving any Web site
your e-mail address; photography site offers tips for better pictures;
new domain names expected to create "land rush."
6, 2001: Music biz looking closely at Napster clones for
possible copyright violations; colleges see free e-mail as a perk
for alumni; Asia hotbed of Net growth, survey says; Windows XP coming
13, 2001: Survey: Internet a major source of personal, business
news; Web site tracks where your sawbucks go; Apple opening retail
store; cut-rate PC maker eMachines is available, and the price is
20, 2001: Tips to improve Win 95/98/Me/2000 just a mouse
click away; fishing season is here and you'll be ready to tie the
knot(s); Salon, the trendy news Web site, is hanging on for dear
life hoping to get funding for its operation. Will investors rally
to save it? Inquiring minds want to know!
27, 2001: Congress working on ways to curb e-mail "spam";
eBay, Half.com announce merger.
3, 2001: Why are AOL rates going up? Because they can!;
Wal-Mart to debut its own branded Internet service; DSL vs. cable
Internet; Sulfnbk.exe hoax hits; Jennifer Lopez virus is real.
10, 2001: Juno, NetZero announce plans to merge; GAO shows
e-mail cutting first-class postal income; four sites rule the Web;
17, 2001: Airline passengers will soon surf the friendly
skies; encylopedia maker to print bound volumes again; millions
staying offline; Netscape beta released.
24, 2001: Web surfers can get early access to 50 state quarter
program; teens report Internet a major force in their lives; auto
dealers missing customers with online efforts.
1, 2001: Appeals court ruling leaves Microsoft in one piece
- for now; MP3 hoax; Earthlink announces price hike; Usenet founder
8, 2001: Napster users shut out as service scrambles to
meet court order; free Web mail provider making shift from "free"
to "fee"; Apple axes Power Mac G4 Cube.
15, 2001: Study: One-third of workers' Net use is monitored;
HBO launches Web series; Afghanistan bans the Net; Napster still
offline; additional music news.
22, 2001: PC makers sweat as sales drop; Apple unveils upgrades
at MacWorld; encyclopedia maker to charge for full Web access to
content; Napster ruling sends music fans scrambling for downloads.
29, 2001: Microsoft moving ahead with plans to release Windows
XP; parents take note -- some Napster clones give kids easy access
to porn; fee-based music downloads sites coming soon (if anyone
will pay is another matter).
5, 2001: Bring your PC in for PC Pitstop; five steps to
avoiding a computer virus; free Internet providers dwindling; Microsoft
to release Internet Explorer browser soon.
12, 2001: Latest Code Red 'bug' not a threat to home computer
users; Netscape unveils improved browser; music companies working
to stop listeners from copying CDs.
19, 2001: Pop-under ads won't go away soon; Jimi Hendrix's
boyhood home auctioned on eBay; Industry Standard latest dot-com
bomb to implode.
26, 2001: Excite@Home may be next dot-com to bomb; Madonna's
childhood home next to auction on eBay; Leonard's Losers prognosticates
pigskin picks on the Web.
2, 2001: Despite the crash and burn of Net companies, Internet
use continues to grow; eBay.com plans TV program about the auction
business; Internet companies removing "dot-everything"
from their company names.
9, 2001: HP, Compaq merger raises eyebrows of customers,
investors; PC World PC Buying Guide a good one; audience with the
pope goes on the auction block.
16, 2001: Terror attacks send people to the Web for latest
information; my news recommendations; Amazon begins book drive to
raise money for victims; GoTo.com changes name.
23, 2001: Microsoft to offer family license deal for new
Windows XP; terrorism attacks delay, alter computer games; Yahoo!
to charge for personal ads; Napster clones proliferate.
30, 2001: NetZero, Juno complete merger; eBay auctions benefit
Sept. 11 attack victims; music labels ponder ways to prevent
copying music from CDs.
7, 2001: Survey says AOL lacks customer service; music industry
targeting other file-swapping services; Microsoft offering academic
discount on Office XP; About.com retools, lays off staff.
14, 2001: Post Sept. 11 info only as good as its source;
House panel OKs e-tax extension; online music file swapping services
mushroom in popularity despite industry lawsuits.
21, 2001: Moratorium on Internet taxes expires, but likely
to be revived; anthrax concerns send users online; broadband has
its problems, but its still the best game in town; Yahoo! sells
WebRing system to one of its creators.
28, 2001: MS unveils Windows XP; some sites remove data
that could benefit terrorists from Web sites; trojan program spread
under guise of American Red Cross fund appeal.
4, 2001: Online data theft happens when you least expect
it; computer makers add financing deals to sell business computers;
study says DSL is foundering while cable Internet is growing.
11, 2001: Napster technology may aid in fighting terrorism;
IRS plans to add tracking for tax returns, refunds; VoiceStream,
AOL ink deal; U.S. online population holds steady.
18, 2001: Archive preserves digital coverage of Sept. 11;
Aimster develops premium service; survey says few Web surfers willing
to pay for content.
25, 2001: No column this week.
2, 2001: Holiday sales look promising for some e-tailers;
Opera 6.0 Web browser released as alternative to Netscape, IE; o
9, 2001: White House open only to Web visitors for the holidays;
Old Kentucky Home State Park highlight of tourism Web site screensaver;
virus of the week keeping PC owners busy.
16, 2001: Keeping kids safe online is a tough job for parents;
ISP suggests users avoid e-mailing executeable file attachments.
23, 2001: Online merchants seeing holiday sales surge; more
computer virus warnings; greeting card size overwhelmed by Christmas
30, 2001: Last-minute shoppers give e-tailers a boost; Palm
news; eBay fundraiser falls short of goal.