Niche and the Net – From Obscure to Profitable

Internet search engines not only make it easier for consumers to find that partridge in a pear tree, but it has made it both practical and profitable for companies to produce, market and sell such niche products, according to new research by MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson.


Wachovia Introduces Mobile Banking In The USA

US banking giant Wachovia announced the first phase of its mobile banking system for its customers.


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Internet Critical Tool For Political Cash

Retired naval officer Joe Sestak out-raised incumbent Republican Curt Weldon to seize a House seat in suburban Philadelphia — aided by nearly $900,000 in Internet contributions.


Government Business And E-Mail Make Happy Match For Entrepreneur

Scott Burns and his longtime ski buddy, Zach Stabenow, founded and operate a growing, profitable multimillion-dollar company that has virtually no competition.


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Copyright Tool Will Scan Web For Violations

To deal with the mounting copyright issues swirling around video and other content online, a start-up founded by some respected Silicon Valley executives is taking a novel approach: combing the entire Web for unauthorized uses.


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Cold Stone Aims To Be Hip in Japan

Cold Stone Creamery, known as the provider of desserts to the masses in shopping malls across the U.S., is trying to convey a different image in Japan: ice creamery to the ultracool.


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Phone Firms Await FCC On Cable Ruling

Telephone companies could get a major boost today in their efforts to penetrate the cable television market when the Federal Communications Commission considers a measure that would give state and local officials less latitude in awarding cable franchises.


Quixtar Donates $250K in Cosmetics to Teens

As part of its One by One Campaign for Children, Quixtar Inc.


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