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Poets compose SMS love poem
"We will not take part in the funeral for freedom." A cell-phone text message circulated in Iran to protest against a clampdown on reformists in last weeks of parliamentary elections. Smart Mobs
La Revue de Presse Francophone [ 01.03.04 ]
VeriSign porte plainte contre l'ICANN
VeriSign, la société chargée de gérer les noms de domaines en .net et .com, a déposé jeudi une plainte contre l'ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), l'instance de régulation d'internet, qu'elle accuse d'avoir outrepassé ses pouvoirs en l'empêchant de gérer un service de recherche d'adresses sur le réseau mondial. Libération
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English Press From Around The Web [ 01.03.04 ]
E-mail of the future to combat spam
Microsoft and Yahoo! Inc are each developing systems aimed at authenticating senders of e-mail. America Online Inc. is testing a third.
Microsoft's proposal, known as Caller ID for E-mail, calls for Internet service providers to submit lists of unique numeric addresses for their mail servers. On the receiving end, software would check a database to verify that a message said to come from an e-mail provider actually originated at one of its registered machines. CNN
Online girlfriends sell love to dateless
The dot-com gold rush may be over, but territorial claims can still be valuable. Dot-com domain names are fetching respectable prices again, after more than three years of attracting scant interest. Names like Truck.com, Beef.com and others have recently sold for more than $100,000, according to Domain Name Journal, a trade publication, while Web sites like Men.com, which offers a dating service, and sites selling pornography like Whitehouse.com are crossing the million-dollar threshold.
On GreatDomains.com, a Verisign sales site, Smoking.com was listed last week for $500,000, Mr.com for $350,000 and Americans .com for $150,000. NYTimes
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44 percent of Internet users have created content for the online world through building or posting to Web sites, creating blogs, and sharing files. The Pew Internet and American Life Project, in a study released Sunday, found that somewhere between 2 percent and 7 percent of adult Internet users in the United States actually keep their own blogs. Of those, only about 10 percentupdate them daily, the majority doing so only once a week or less often. MSNBC
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