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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in August 2006
Improved graphics and mass-market game appeal are also seen as contributing to the ascent of in-game ads, which EA claims will "enhance" the games. It's unclear how advertisers will gauge their ROI from the ads.
Inspired by lasting MySpace profiles, a Web site creator fills a niche for remembering the dead with MyDeathSpace.com.
Fans can watch up to 25 complete live games per month, or about 100 for the season, in real time on their mobile phones.
Blinkx can scan video images to more closely match the search query, in part by using the movie's audio to help, the companies said.
The XuQa.com network combines the basics of custom profiles and friends lists with competitive gaming.
Although the phones are off-limits during school hours, more children are showing up with the devices, creating a new challenge for educators.
New features and, in one case, an improved network backbone hope to lure more travelers online.
Canada has spotted more cases of mad cow disease, and some U.S. experts say an aggressive RFID tagging program has helped find sick animals faster.
Microsoft turns up the heat on the upcoming holiday game sales season, announcing a slew of games and wireless accessories.
Cybersquatters spoof legitimate Web sites and register them with Google's ad service, observers say.
Advanced clustering, content distribution, and algorithms acquired with Arroyo will make it possible for Cisco to build an on-demand content delivery platform, a Cisco executive says.
Branded content channels and "participatory video ads" will allow advertisers to customize their own space on YouTube to attract people with contests and videos.
Employees and employers could be facing hard times--and legal issues--if they don't strive for a work/life balance...and leave the gadgets at home.
The "Lost in the Crowd" tool was built in response to recent furor over AOL spilling search data on the Internet.
The TSA and manufacturers are scrambling for better airport security solutions. They're testing all manner of technologies, from screening chemicals in liquids to new uses for RFID.
Manufacturers are studying the growing phenomenon of consumer-generated reviews and other types of content and are trying to find ways to use this trend to their advantage, a new report says.
With XNA Games Studio Express, Microsoft plans to build a platform geared toward independent game developers.
Vendor Alien Technology recently withdrew its planned initial public offering, and analysts point to other signs of slowdown, even as companies including Wal-Mart move ahead with their implementations.
Software from vendor Identity Systems will search unstructured text on the Internet, including e-mails, file directory listings, and search results for peer-to-peer sites, to identify piracy.
An entrepreneur focuses on the create-your-own-wiki business with the social networking startup Wetpaint. He says he's just trying to make it easy for people to voice their passions online.
The tool lets sellers take pictures of products and create a custom slide show of photos, news, and other digital content to feature on eBay and MySpace pages.
Algorithms in TrueDelivery separate the file into multiple "linear packages," or packets, that are sent almost simultaneously, rather than one by one.
Plans for one consolidated IT platform should boost information flow and cut down on data entry.
Among a slew of announcements, IBM will market speech-recognition software to enterprises as part of a customer service approach. The application will tie customer transactions to related systems through a service-oriented architecture platform.
NetIDme is an electronic identity card that displays the user's first name, age, gender, and general location. Children can use it to verify information about others in chat rooms and social networks or when exchanging instant messages.
The idea is to test the xw9400 workstations to see how much more quickly the studio can create advanced special effects. It will help HP iron out the kinks before the machines are introduced next month.
According to Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's division, there were more than 450 mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter in IT services and enterprise software, security, and storage.
The film reportedly marks the first time motion-capture scenes were shot and dumped into computer files rather than onto video tape.
Librarians, interactive site operators, and school officials who fear the Deleting Online Predators Act, which recently cleared the House, are turning their lobbying focus to the Senate.