Web-based e-mail offers a way to beat spam.
13, 2002: New Apple iMac shines; Napster returns (sort of).
20, 2002: New domain names available at last; PC sales slump
continues; eBay hiking commissions.
27, 2002: Premium search service aimed at business, researchers;
judge suspends copyright suits against Napster; new Pressplay online
music site debuts.
3, 2002: ISP says new worm is a test for future infection;
IBM ad campaign fails to impress city fathers; Motley Fool making
jump from free to fee.
10, 2002: StreamCast denies rumor it is spreading a virus;
BlackICE Defender secuirty hole opens Windows 2000, XP; Disney signs
content deal with BellSouth; tabloid ruse fools mainstream media.
17, 2002: Lawsuit may change the way search engines do business;
Real Networks offer live NASCAR coverage online; Priceline.com gets
into the cruise business.
24, 2002: Auction site under fire for WTC-related sale items;
eBay lists stolen National Archive treasures; remember Internet2?;
AOL changes search engine.
Morpheus software upgrade locks users out of larger network; MSN
targeting AOL customers; shop locally for Intenet access.
10, 2002: New RealOne audio, video player tops Windows Media;
Congressinal panel OKs kid-safe Web domain; search engines companies
cry foul over GSA contract; Yahoo! drops MapQuest.
17, 2002: AOL may drop Microsoft Web browser; FCC ruling
protects cable company networks; Palm Web browser debuts.
24, 2002: Free services' wane signal end of online freebies;
new worm threatens PC users; filtering on trial.
31, 2002: Porn filtering flawed, experts say; Internet growth
is slowing, study says; LCD monitor price hikes forcing PC makers
to raise prices.
7, 2002: Free services being reshaped to encourage fee-based
for unused tickets; Children's Internet Protection Act on trial.
14, 2002: Gateway computer ads accused of promoting music
piracy; special kids' domain gets OK; author's group boycotts Amazon.com.
Earthlink founder's new company pushing wireless
networking to new level; Yahoo! sued by singer who provided trademark
"yahoo!; domain names still bring big dollars; Web browser
war heats up again; Abobe releases new version of PhotoShop.
28, 2002: High cost seen slowing growth of broadband Internet;
new ".us" domain open for public registrations; Yahoo
settles lawsuit with yahoo yodeler; no bets we ever become a paperless
5, 2002: U.S. Senate to take up "spam" legislation;
proposed royalty may put Internet radio stations out of business;
interest groups critical of how ".us" domain being handled.
12, 2002: U.S. businesses making good use of broadband connections;
judges OK limited Internet access to criminal court records; McDonald's
Japanese restaurants to add in-store Internet terminals.
19, 2002: Internet Coach scores points with online safety
message; another virus hoax that asks you to delete a harmless Windows
file; RealNames is shutting down.
26, 2002: Cash problems may close KaZaa; AOL users prone
to jump ship; Microsoft patch will comply with antitrust agreement.
2, 2002: M&M contest decides new candy color; web piracy
increasing; panel says libraries don't need to filter Internet;
BBB tips help indentify trustworthy e-commerce sites.
9, 2002: New Netscape browser a step in right direction;
Yahoo changing home page; cheaper PC prices coming.
16, 2002: Browser flaw makes PCs vulnerable to hackers;
AOL 8 beta released, no browser switch -- yet.
23, 2002: PC virus protection takes constant vigilance;
Kmart unplugs BlueLight.com; man sells his soul in online auction.
30, 2002: Online photo albums gaining popularity; record
industry using guerilla tactics against file-swapping sites; sales
of PCs, Apple iMacs slow.
7, 2002: Patience, detective work can help reduce stream
of junk e-mail; Yahoo unveils new site design
14, 2002: PayPal purchased by eBay; send your cellphone
e-mail; new iMacs getting larger LCD display.
21, 2002: Apple highlights new products at expo; MSN's new
Explorer Web browser won't be free to nonsubcribers.
28, 2002: Now may be the best time to buy a computer; PayPal,
Stamps.com ink deal; Web TV glitch dials 911.
4, 2002: Fee-based music service looking for subscribers;
Napster down for the count; domain name disputes can cross international
11, 2002: Feds asked to target Internet music swap services,
users; Microsoft says 'no' to music swappng; digital cameras grow
in popularity; Windows 2000 update available.
18, 2002: Study shows more
Americans going online; music labels file suit against ISPs to block
music site; AOL releases software for Mac OS X; Iomega debuts new
25, 2002: Music industry
targeting users in piracy fight; LCD monitor prices set to drop;
Apple revamps Power Mac lineup.
1, 2002: Streaming college
football deal puts games live online; music industry supports new
CD format; Windows flaw announced.
8, 2002: Web sites chronicle
coverage, impact of 9/11; government responses to attacks trim personal
freedoms, privacy, some say.
15, 2002: Parody Web site
gets no sale with auction giant; Netscape releases version 7.0 of
22, 2002: Hotrodders, Web
surfers agree: speed costs money; are cellular IMs the next "big"
thing?; Kmart pulls plug on Bluelight.
29, 2002: Music industry
seeks feds OK to attack music swapping sites; PC vendors' warranties
may shorten due to hard drive maker's warranty changes; Web site
chronicles the pop vs. soda debate.
6, 2002: EBay sells classic
car auction business, spins off its sports content into new Web
site; Michigan sheriff misses the joke in online news parody Web
13, 2002: Bugbear worm
spreading rapidly via e-mail; Internet hoaxes show up in print,
too; MTV signs rights to make a movie about the life of Napster
founder Shawn Fanning.
20, 2002: Release of AOL
8 brings forth much hype, hoopla; music biz Web sites close to inking
major deals; Apple says "no way" to MacWorld move back
27, 2002: Computer upgrades
appear to be on many Christmas gift lists; music industry appeals
to Fortune 1000 to end employees' music file swapping; the Baby
Boom generation has mostly ignored the MP3 revolution; Disney/MSN
3, 2002: Computer users
get new tools to fight "spam"; updated MS Outlook to offer
new spam options; National Governor's Association hoping to collect
state sales tax on online sales.
10, 2002: Tablet PC debut
hoped to boost sales; study proves sitting at a computer really
does make you tired; tips for easing eye strain; Braid worm spreading
17, 2002: Sales tax plan
gets nod from 32 states; U.S. to create kids subdomain in ".us"
domain; AltaVista returns to its roots; activists work to stem tide
of AOL promo CDs.
24, 2002: AOL unveils pre-paid
Internet plans; Microsoft announces more security alerts for Windows,
Internet Explorer, Web inspires new TV ads; study shows parents
more wired than non-parents.
1, 2002: Hacker investigation unveils huge ID theft case;
tips for detecting, stopping ID theft; KaZaA users hit by "skin"
bug; disaster portal unveiled by FEMA.
8, 2002: Gateway to offer new PCs with preloaded tunes;
books are top Christmas gift this year; be careful with auto-replies
at the office; this column begins 8th year: what a long, strange
trip it's been.
15, 2002: New Netscape browser update can block pop-up ads;
more loopholes in Windows operating systems; Wal-Mart cuts pricing
on PCs; Google debuts cost-comparison search engine; Eminem's childhood
home listed on eBay.
22, 2002: AOL 8 -- pricey but effective gateway to the Web;
eBay sues site with similar name.
29, 2002: Flat-panel LCD monitors will change your view
of the Web; Yahoo! buys search-engine techology company Inktomi;
noted hacker allowed to have his ham radio license.