Thu, 27 Jul 2006 00:00:00 EDTI was all ears when a man named Tony Conrad sat down next to me at a recent dinner party and introduced himself as the founder of a new blog search engine called Sphere.
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 00:00:00 EDTThere's something about Jobster that intrigues Internet investors.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 00:00:00 EDTDigital photos have been frozen in a picture-book metaphor on the Web for so long that it's refreshing to see a new crop of sites developing the picture further.
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTWho is most closely associated with each innovation?
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTMention the Segway, and you're more likely to recognize the famous people who have ridden it than the man who invented it.
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn a sense, the questions on Page D1 are trick questions. The way technology develops makes it hard to give credit to a single person for innovations that may build on the work of many who came before. Also, techies love to fight over fine points. Following are explanations of how some of these people came to be especially associated with particular advances:
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTTo see who will create the Internet newscast of the future, look into a mirror.
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTLAS VEGAS EBay's big buying binge was the talk of its fifth annual user convention here this week, which pulled 15,000 sellers from around the world eager to learn what the Internet auction giant plans to do next.
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTLadies, beware of men buying drinks in bars -- they may be retired drug dealers trying to recruit you into their life of cybercrime, specifically identity-theft rings.
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 00:00:00 EDTDesign guru:
Thu, 25 May 2006 00:00:00 EDTJust as technology amplifies our human strengths, it can also showcase our weaknesses.
Thu, 18 May 2006 00:00:00 EDTIt's odd to hear Vinton Cerf, regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Internet, to gush over ink-on-paper books.
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 00:00:00 EDTIf your Web site isn't getting the attention it deserves on the Internet, it may be running low on Google juice.
Thu, 20 Apr 2006 00:00:00 EDTUnique visitors, March
Thu, 20 Apr 2006 00:00:00 EDTCraigslist, the Web bulletin board where millions of people buy and sell stuff, is facing a fresh burst of competition for classified ad listings.
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 00:00:00 EDTQuick, name this era -- the one the Internet is in right now.
Thu, 30 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTI wanted to get up at 5 a.m. yesterday and watch the solar eclipse with my new friend Tony, but I was too tired from a night of robotic line dancing in my high-heeled sandals and low-rider jeans.
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTI'm an Internet bag lady, with no place online to call home.
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTRadiator.com got a jolt this month from the firm it hired to audit the nearly $40,000 worth of sponsored links it buys every month from Google and Yahoo.
Thu, 09 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTSAN DIEGO There's a push throughout techland these days to start humanizing computers and let people crawl inside to take control. To which I say, "Show me a comfy crawlspace, and I'm there!"
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTWith apologies to Paul Simon, I have a few thoughts after reading the gazillion e-mails America Online subscribers sent me last week about moving from dial-up to broadband:
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 00:00:00 ESTNEW YORK
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 00:00:00 ESTSince broadband Internet prices have been dropping for more than a year, I was shocked to get an e-mail from America Online last week announcing that it was hiking my fee for dial-up service.
Thu, 16 Feb 2006 00:00:00 ESTWhen I saw a demo of the Zillow.com real estate service last month, it struck me as so obvious I wondered why no one had done it before.
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 00:00:00 ESTPHOENIX You know something's happening when the robots go retro.
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 00:00:00 ESTLOS ANGELES -- The future of entertainment rests with a hot new star: you, the former audience.
Thu, 02 Feb 2006 00:00:00 ESTIf the business race for Internet supremacy were a horse race, here's how I'd handicap it today:
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 00:00:00 ESTI have a bad case of mobile-media paralysis.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 00:00:00 ESTThe Justice Department may have done us all a big favor by issuing subpoenas to Internet search engines to find out what people are researching online.
Thu, 19 Jan 2006 00:00:00 ESTOne great thing about the Internet is how anyone can try to make it better.
Thu, 12 Jan 2006 00:00:00 ESTI was trying to sleep on a flight home from Las Vegas Sunday when the craving hit: I want my Internet TV.
Thu, 05 Jan 2006 00:00:00 ESTLAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 The Big Pitch assaults me here like some rock opera: See me, feel me, touch me .
Thu, 29 Sep 2005 00:00:00 EDTLeslie Walker is on leave, and her column will resume when she returns. In the interim, we will publish one technology column each Thursday, rotating among three themes: tech policy, video gaming and the local tech scene.
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 00:00:00 EDTBack in 1997, when I was working at the newspaper's Web site, a colleague returned from vacation and I asked him how it went.
Thu, 08 Sep 2005 00:00:00 EDTSharon Keating, a lawyer in New Orleans, grabbed her laptop as she fled Hurricane Katrina with her family in a three-car caravan. For the past 11 days, Keating has been blogging about her evacuation on the home page of About.com, a Web site owned by the New York Times Co.
Thu, 01 Sep 2005 00:00:00 EDTHow's this for a one-two punch -- software that secretly alters your Google search results, then tries to drop nasty programs on your computer by luring you to a bogus eBay link?
Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:00:00 EDTIdentity thieves are the serial kidnappers of white-collar crime, and I'm convinced they will commit many more electronic snatchings before anyone figures out how to thwart them.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:00:00 EDTMonster.com may grow up to be a dinosaur. That was my first thought upon seeing a new breed of online job sites shaking up the recruitment industry.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 00:00:00 EDTSearch-related advertising is fueling a new wave of Web sites that seem to have as much appeal as a cheesy Hollywood set. That's because many are created to look good to search engines, much as fake scenery fools TV cameras.
Thu, 04 Aug 2005 00:00:00 EDTSometime last year, the cat and mouse switched places on the Internet.
Thu, 28 Jul 2005 00:00:00 EDTThe Internet should have weaned me off Sunday newspaper circulars by now, but I still find their Web counterparts to be pale imitations of the print ads I pore over obsessively each week.
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 00:00:00 EDTHo-hum earnings for the second quarter prompted Wall Street to whack 11.5 percent off Yahoo's stock price yesterday. But the question investors should be asking is when and how much the payoff will be for all the new stuff in Yahoo's pipeline.
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 00:00:00 EDTAmerica Online has been called the Internet on training wheels.
Thu, 30 Jun 2005 00:00:00 EDTBrenda Lorisch is considering buying a new home and keeping her old one to store the mountain of designer clothes she sells on eBay.
Thu, 23 Jun 2005 00:00:00 EDTWeb sites that once pinched service pennies by hiding their phone numbers on hard-to-find Web pages are increasingly doing the opposite -- flashing prominent "click to call" buttons on their Web sites, inviting shoppers to pick up the phone and call them.
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:00:00 EDTLike everything else online, the funnies want to be free.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 00:00:00 EDTBye-bye, Shopping.com. So long, LowerMyBills.com. Hasta la vista, Shopzilla.com.
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:00:00 EDTOne of the Internet's livelier battles this year is over your digital photos.
Thu, 26 May 2005 00:00:00 EDTCARLSBAD, Calif.
Thu, 19 May 2005 00:00:00 EDTDigital money pioneer PayPal is on the prowl.