The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that six men have been charged with fraud for participating in a phishing scam that used email and phony online greeting cards to steal credit card numbers and other information from AOL users.
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Google has purchased the Silicon Valley house where its cofounders rented a garage from a future employee to help launch their business.
Google bought the 1,900-square-foot Menlo Park home from Susan Wojcicki, Google's vice president of product management, who eight years... continue reading »
Control of the internet's root directory, which enables any user anywhere in the world to locate any webpage, will remain with the United States.
The European Union, in particular, has been critical of the Department of Commerce's influence over the internet's... continue reading »
With the launch of its ASL 2.0, Ask.com has improved its sponsored-listings management tools and increased premium inventory available to search advertisers.
Ask Sponsored Listings (ASL) has a revamped dashboard and bulk management tools (for up to 65,000 keywords), and IAC's... continue reading »
Email addiction is growing, with no cure in sight, according to online marketing company eROI's September Email Addiction Survey.
Some 61 percent of survey respondents said they continue to check email even while on vacation, and 56 percent reported a high... continue reading »
Self-destructing email is proving beneficial to lawyers who need to protect privacy, but there's talk that email direct marketers could benefit from the technology.
Lawyers are using Echoworx Corp.'s "secure send" option to remove time-sensitive emails from a recipient's inbox and... continue reading »
comScore has issued an open letter in response to a recent Ad Week article citing publishers who question the accuracy of comScore and Nielsen/NetRatings metrics.
comScore President and CEO Magid Abraham published an open letter addressing web analytics challenges and publishers'... continue reading »
Yahoo has invited more than 500 outside programmers to build new applications with Yahoo's services, and has dubbed the move "Yahoo Hack Day."
In opening up its email service, Yahoo is allowing developers to customize the visual aspects of the service,... continue reading »
Most people think their PC is the must-have communications device, with TV (not surprisingly - since it's an entertainment device) pretty far back in second place, but online video is not yet a significant part of the PC experience (not... continue reading »
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Google concerning its practice of allowing companies to buy search-related ads that are displayed when users type in the name of a competitor.
The lawsuit, filed in early 2005 by computer repair... continue reading »
The internet is about to overtake outdoor as the fifth-largest global ad medium this year, is closing in on fourth-place radio, and has achieved a first in two countries, according to the quarterly revision of ZenithOptimedia's global ad tracking study.
Internet... continue reading »