In tax law, there is no clear, bright line that separates fun from profit, or a hobby from a business. But IRS instructions make it clear that all income - a category that includes bribes, gambling winnings, kickbacks and money made in illegal activities - can be taxed.
A decade ago, Netscape and Microsoft fought the browser wars. Now it's Web War II as three well-known technology names -- Google, Yahoo and, again, Microsoft -- fight out the battle of the search engines.
The body that oversees how the net works, grows and evolves says it has coped well with its growth in the last 10 years, but it is just the start.
Amazon.com Inc. has one potentially big advantage over its rival online retailers: It knows things about you that you may not know yourself.
Yahoo has created a search site for finding digital content that can be reused and shared for free.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company Thursday will announce Yahoo Search for Creative Commons, a service for searching millions of Web pages which include content that is available under the Creative Commons license.
INTERWEB OVERLORD ICANN gave the ok to the European Commission-appointed-organisation, Eurid, to go ahead and use the top level domain (TLD) name suffix .eu.
A draft .eu registration policy will be published in June and the ‘sunrise period’ will begin in "late 2005".
Those readers who feel that their lives are lacking a little excitement may well be interested in snapping up a possessed Stitch teddy bear which has terrorised a Canadian family to the point that they are now compelled to take the only course of action left to them - offload the voodoo devil cuddly toy on eBay before it decapitates the entire clan in an blood-splattered slashfest of mindless, knife-driven violence.
Five years ago this week, at the height of the dot-com stock frenzy, a young Bellevue company called InfoSpace was worth more than Boeing.
InfoSpace's success was an illusion, created by lies and deception. Built on internal company e-mails, confidential documents filed in court and scores of interviews, Naveen Jain and others created the illusion of revenues with accounting tricks and dubious deals.
A new UK website has launched, offering cash in exchange for second-hand phones.
Mopay says that if you send off your used phone - Freepost - to them they’ll send you a cheque in exchange. You can get a quote for your old phone online, before you send it in, and a cheque will arrive within an fortnight.