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Faster Forward: February 24, 2008 - March 1, 2008

Netscape Logs Off

Today is the last day of the rest of Netscape's life. AOL, which bought the browser when it purchased Netscape Communications Corp. in 1998, is ending all support for it tomorrow. It will stop issuing updates and bug fixes and instead is pointing Netscape users to two newer browsers, Firefox...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 29, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Formats That Fail You

This morning's column talks about one of my lingering frustrations with the business that I cover--the apparently perpetual need to buy new copies of my favorite movies and music. I'm not talking about "special editions" of movies or remastered versions of albums that add content or quality, but copies of...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 28, 2008; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Fee, Feedback Changes at eBay Still Vex Users

Users are still grumbling a month after eBay announced major changes to the way it works. Some just finished a week-long boycott of the service. But for all the squawking from eBayers, the company shows no signs of relenting on these new policies. To recap, the company announced at the...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 27, 2008; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (783)
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Tuesday Tidbits: Audio and DRM

The past few days have brought a couple of interesting data points on the world of downloadable audio. First, after a successful trial on the eMusic download store, book publisher Random House will no longer require "digital rights management" (DRM) copy-prevention software on its audiobook downloads. The news first surfaced...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 26, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Digital culture , Music  
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Two Ways to the Web: Bookmarks or RSS?

The Web dominates my screen time and has done so since (ulp) the mid 1990s, but how I keep track of my favorite sites has changed over the last few years. I used to rely on a well-tended set of bookmarks, but now I often find myself "bookmarking" a site...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 25, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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