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With the economy taking a toll on even social-networking sites, eMarketer reduced its global forecast for advertising in the sector this year to $2.3 billion, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Social networks, on a worldwide basis, are expected to post advertising growth...

Zappos.com Inc. credits its novel Web 2.0-based sales philosophy for much of its significant sales growth -- and continuing profitability -- during the current hard times. The online shoe and clothing store doesn't spend massive sums creating and implementing online or offline marketing and advertising campaigns,...

To demonstrate the threats from botnets, the BBC purchased a network of 22,000 infected computers, used it to spam its own e-mail accounts and for a denial-of-service test, and then left messages on the hijacked computers that they were infected. The BBC's Click technology program said...

While on a R&R trip I had the opportunity to attend Saturday's third round of CA Championship and watch as Tiger Woods played an awesome round after falling behind after a less usual Wood's performance in rounds one and two. Woods has just resumed golfing...

The US Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominations for individuals to recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information for purposes of health information technology...

Some people have been unable to access their Gmail for about 18 hours, which should prompt anyone who uses a cloud-based service to make alternative arrangements. Gmail has had more problems with downtime, and a small number users have been unable to access their accounts...

Police Plan To Hold More Community Meetings MADISON, Wis. -- Local police on Tuesday educated residents about safety on social networking Web sites like Facebook and MySpace.com at a first-of-its-kind community meeting. Police said they want people to know that technology is changing everyday and it's...

Google Inc.'s Gmail e-mail service is down for an undetermined number of users, and while the outage has been partially fixed, some people could be locked out of their accounts for many more hours. In its latest update about the problem, posted at around 9:30 a.m....

The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization predicts that US search adspend will increase by 9% to $14.7 billion (€11.6bn; £10.6bn) this year, down from a prior prediction of $18.8 billion as marketers rein in their budgets. According to a survey of 890 advertisers and agencies conducted...

The resignation of the federal government's cybersecurity coordinator highlights a power struggle underway over how best to defend the government's civilian computer networks against digital attacks. Rod A. Beckstrom resigned the post Friday after less than a year on the job, citing a lack of funding...