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Tax officials, state lawmakers and industry representatives agreed Thursday to establish an 18-state network for collecting taxes on Internet sales, a compact they hope will encourage online retailers and Congress to endorse a mandatory national program.
Surfers trying to find the barbecue chain Sticky Fingers on the Internet no longer face the possibility of ending up at a much saucier Web site.
Google's new video search tool is turning out to be a little more expansive than the company planned, with users uploading copyrighted content ranging from the last Matrix movie to the Family Guy cartoons.
The U.S. government will indefinitely retain oversight of the main computers that control traffic on the Internet, ignoring calls by some countries to turn the function over to an international body, a senior official said Thursday.
Adware companies do not break trademark laws when they use a retailer's Web address to trigger coupons and other ads for rivals' products, a federal appeals court has found.
The government announced an 11-nation crackdown yesterday on Internet piracy organizations responsible for stealing copies of the latest "Star Wars" film and other movies, games and software programs worth at least $50 million.
The Internet is morphing yet again. A remarkable array of software systems makes it simple to share anything instantly, and sometimes enhance it along the way. Inexpensive to create and worldwide in reach, the new Internet services are having an impact far beyond the file sharing at issue in the Supreme Court's decision on Monday, which focused on copyright violations using peer-to-peer software.
How do we come up with our 50 best? Short answer: we take your suggestions, probe friends and colleagues about their favorite online haunts and then surf like mad. This year's finalists are a mix of newcomers, new discoveries and veterans that have learned some new tricks.
Bloggers who built their Internet followings with anti-establishment prose are now lobbying the establishment to protect their livelihoods from federal regulations.
China's population of Internet users has surpassed 100 million, the government said Tuesday, coming in second behind the United States, which has 135 million.
Originally developed by the Defense Department, the Internet is now a global electronic-communications network made up of hundreds of millions of computers. Because no one entity owns it, the network depends on goodwill to function smoothly. The Internet has become so huge — and so misused — that some worry that its power to improve society has been undermined. Now a movement to upgrade the network — to create an Internet 2.0 — is gathering steam.
A new Web site aims to make widely available to the public certain government reports about topics from terrorism to Social Security that congressional researchers prepare and distribute now only to lawmakers.
Soul searching: A creative intelligence is at work behind the scenes at soulbath.com. This is an intriguing interactive site in which you enter a world of abstract animation and rhythmic electronica.
The battle between Netflix and Blockbuster for supremacy in the fast-growing online DVD rental business is a dream-come-true for consumers. Monthly fees have fallen as services have improved.
The expert-zone is shutting their doors. ...or more accurately, the staff is no longer coming to work - at least there. The boys at expert-zone are moving on to bigger and better things. This might be your chance to take over, or at least keep alive, an attractive looking computer site with a cool domain name.