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Hackers Damage AP Home Page

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The Web site for the Associated Press (www.ap.org) was hacked early Wednesday morning, but the attack appeared to affect only the site’s home page and didn’t have any impact on [...]

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Web Filter Law To Be Challenged

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PHILADELPHIA — Civil libertarians and librarians plan to go to court Tuesday to challenge a new U.S. law requiring libraries to use pornography-blocking Internet filters as a condition for receiving [...]

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States Sue R.J. Reynolds Over Ads

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state attorneys general in Washington, California, Arizona and New York filed separate lawsuits Monday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc., accusing the tobacco giant of violating [...]

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AOL Cuts Pro Wrestling

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ATLANTA — AOL Time Warner Inc.’s Turner Broadcasting System Inc. has decided to stop airing World Championship Wrestling, a mainstay of the network’s lineup since its fledgling days in the [...]

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Jupiter Media Metrix Scouting For CEO

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NEW YORK — Tod Johnson is stepping down as chief executive of Jupiter Media Metrix Inc., the company said, amid a tougher business environment for the Internet research-and-measurement firm. The [...]

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Surprise! Modem Media Posts Operating Profit

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NORWALK, Conn. — Modem Media Inc. swung to a net loss in the fourth quarter but posted unexpected earnings from operations. The online-advertising firm 45% owned by True North Communications [...]

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Tobacco Ads Grew After Settlement: FTC

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WASHINGTON — Cigarette advertising and promotions significantly increased after states settled lawsuits with tobacco companies in 1997 and 1998, according to the Federal Trade Commission. A 1998 agreement between 46 [...]

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EBay CEO Anticipates 4-year, 400% Revenue Boost

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LOS ANGELES — Despite the Internet economy’s implosion, eBay Inc.’s top executive vows the best times are ahead as the company looks for annual revenue to more than quadruple during [...]

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OJ Battle Brewing

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Coca-Cola Co. is expected to announce today that it is launching a new, not-from-concentrate orange juice, hoping to steal some of the thunder from PepsiCo Inc.’s popular Tropicana Pure Premium [...]

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Viacom Asks FCC To Halt TV Sell-Offs

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WASHINGTON — Viacom Inc. has asked the Federal Communications Commission to suspend a deadline by which it must sell off television stations to comply with federal ownership limits. Viacom’s (VIA) [...]

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CMGI Posts Wider Loss

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ANDOVER, Mass. — CMGI Inc., the once highflying Internet incubator that has been battered by the sharp decline in online advertising, posted a wider second-quarter loss, as revenue met lowered [...]

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Yahoo! Inc. Sales Chief Leaving

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SAN FRANCISCO — A week after Yahoo! Inc. warned its first-quarter revenue and earnings will miss Wall Street forecasts, the company said its head of sales will leave in May, [...]

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Engage Inc. Exceeds Profit Forecast

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ANDOVER, Mass. — Online-marketing company Engage Inc. reported a fiscal second-quarter loss from operations that was smaller than expected. For the quarter ended Jan. 31, Engage (ENGA), which is majority [...]

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Disney Commutes Go.com’s Death Sentence

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LOS ANGELES — Go.com will be staying, the Walt Disney Co. said Monday, announcing that rather than close the Web portal it will maintain the site using a former rival’s [...]

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DoubleClick Chairman to Sell 800,000 Shares

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NEW YORK — DoubleClick Inc. Chairman Kevin O’Connor plans to gradually sell about 800,000 shares in the online advertising company over the next year, DoubleClick said Tuesday.Under a plan that [...]