Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Feds Arrest Spam Network Member
The FBI has arrested a member of a spybot network in Downey, according to the agency, in a crackdown on "botnets"--computers which are infected with viruses and used to launch spam or hacker attacks on other computers. The arrest of Jeanson James Ancheta is the first prosecution of the kind in the nation. The FBI alleges that Ancheta is a member of the "botmaster underground", which infected and sold access to compromised computers. Ancheta is charged with writing malicious computer code and sel (More info...)

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NetZero Launches Voice Over IP Services
Woodland Hills-based United Online has launched into the Voice-over-Internet space with a new VoIP service. NetZero Voice is the company's answer to the popular Vonage and Skype voice over IP services, and offers free computer-to-computer calling and pay plans. The company's plans range from free to $14.95 per month of VoIP service. The service includes callout to landlines and cell phone numbers. The company is also offering pay-as-you-go plans with prepaid time, a personal phone number for dia (More info...)

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Napster Rolls Out Upgrade
Los Angeles-based Napster today said that it has rolled out an upgrade to its music downoad service. The company's Napster 3.5 service offers higher fidelity sound quality, personalized content, and easier navigation. The company said that its music is now available at 192k bit rate audio quality. The personalization features recommend songs and playlists based on a user's listening habits and music libraries. The upgrades are part of the company's Napster To Go unlimited download service.

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Siemens, Walt Disney Partner on Attractions
Burbank-based Walt Disney Company and electronics giant Siemens AG yesterday said that the two companies are in a strategic alliance to sponsor attractions across Disney businesses. Siemens will sponsor attractions at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland, and will market and promote those attractions. Siemens will sponsor Epcot's SpaceShip Earth, the Epcot fireworks show, and with its Sylvania lighting division also sponsor Disney-MGM Studio's holiday light show, popular Electrical Parade, an (More info...)

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Vendare Rolls Out Local, Demographic Ad Targeting
El Segundo-based Vendare Media announced this week at the AD:TECH event that it is rolling out a new targeting solution for Internet advertisers. The company's InFocus solution allows advertisers to target users by local area, demographics, context, and behavior. The targeting, part of its advertising network, allows marketers to pinpoint the kinds of users they would like to reach. The new solution uses IP addresses and other data to target users by geography, page-level content matching, and a (More info...)

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Los Angeles-based shopping comparison site launched a new travel comparison shopping site this morning, making it possible for travelers to compare air and hotel options from various companies on the web. The move puts it into competition in the crowded online travel space, and companies such as Orbitz, Travelocity, and Expedia. The company's travel site searches and aggregates travel options from various online web sites and partners. The company is also featuring FlightStats (More info...)

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