UncategorizedMarch 4, 2005

Search Queries About Social Security

A recent PIP report found that on any given day 38 million Americans consult a search engine. So it stands to reason that, as the national debate about Social Security continues, internet users may turn to search engines for links to sites that m…

UncategorizedMarch 2, 2005

Call for Papers: Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

The deadline is March 31, 2005 to submit a paper proposal for this Fall’s 33rd Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. TPRC is a prestigious gathering of academics and policymakers discussing contemporary telecom policy issues and re…

UncategorizedFebruary 25, 2005

It’s Never Too Early to Think About 2008

Even though we are less than three months removed from the beginning of President Bush’s second term, political activists are already thinking about the presidential election of 2008.

UncategorizedFebruary 23, 2005

Men, Women, and Money

Our November 2004 telephone survey brought some interesting data about women, men, and financial activities online.

UncategorizedFebruary 22, 2005

Napster DRM workaround

Reuters ran a story last week about an unauthorized software “patch” that enables Napster subscribers to convert the protected WMA files they lease to WAV files that can then be permanently burned to a CD.

UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2005

The advent of spim

Nearly 17 million instant message users have received spim — unsolicited commercial messages that are the IM equivalent of spam.

UncategorizedFebruary 18, 2005

The Internet at the End of the World

The internet at the end of the world.

UncategorizedFebruary 18, 2005

Advertising and online videos

More and more people are streaming clips online thanks to broadband.

UncategorizedFebruary 16, 2005

Internet Pioneers Honored with Turing Award

While neither Cerf nor Kahn could anticipate just how revolutionary their initial contributions would ultimately be, both recognized the demand for a global communications network long before it entered mainstream consciousness.

UncategorizedFebruary 15, 2005

More Americans have home computer networks

Growth in home broadband use and laptop purchases contributes to surge in use of computer networks among multi-computer households