One of the latest trends in notebook computers represents a 180-degree turn from what
manufacturers have been trying to do for years, which is to make devices ever smaller.
Now, some laptop makers are betting that bigger notebooks will attract a certain segment
of the market. And these new behemo...
In a newly released analysis criticizing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission,
market research company Gartner Dataquest said a "radical reform" of telecom policy is
needed if the rollout of high-speed Internet services, or broadband, is ever to break
out of the slow lane. "There's a firest...
While much of the online advertising industry remains in the doldrums, travel advertising
on the Internet has picked up, according to a report by market research firm Jupiter
Media Metrix. Online travel ads plunged in the second week of September and bottomed out
during the first week of October,...
The marketing ploy for those new wireless location tracking devices
we've heard so much about might go something like this:
"Your head is lost in a swirl of ledger sheets and
profit margins -- fine businessman that you are, Mr. Consumer --
and of course you don't notice what a great opportunity ...
Although a sharp rise in ownership of personal computers worldwide
is translating into widespread Internet usage, the digital divide is not
closing at the same rate, according to a new study from Roper Research.
The study found that three in 10 consumers worldwide now own a PC,
a 6 percent in...
New data from Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) shows that while the
U.S. market for wireless has the potential to reach the heights that
other areas of the world are enjoying, most Americans remain uninterested.
According to Forrester, many Americans have yet to buy into cellular
Under increasing fire from critics, the Group of Eight nations said it will appoint
a special task force to make recommendations on how to help poor nations bridge the
growing global divide in Information Technology (IT).
The task force will suggest ways to support the development of a commun...
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Web-based surveillance program, which the
agency says is designed specifically to be used in criminal investigations, is
drawing withering fire from critics who say it is compromising the privacy of
law-abiding Internet users.
In another defeat for Microsoft, the federal judge who found the software
giant in violation of federal antitrust laws and ordered a breakup
of the company has sent its appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on Tuesday agreed
with the petition ...
A report released Monday projects that online global advertising
will swell from US$4.3 billion spent in 1999 to $28 billion by 2005, but
that many companies are unprepared to take advantage of the surge.
Internet and e-commerce research firm Jupiter Communications, Inc.
(Nasdaq: JPTR) said t...
Beset with legal and morale problems at home, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
laid out his vision for the company on the other side of the world on Tuesday,
a vision that -- with its emphasis on the personal computer -- bucks conventional
The information technology (IT) industry is the No. 1 driving force
in the runaway American economy, according to studies by the U.S. government
and the Center for Research on Electronic Commerce at the University of
In its third annual report on the IT industry, the U.S. Depa...