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November 29, 2000 | By Bob Fernandez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 1,000 customers of DirectWeb Inc. have been without Internet access and e-mail since Nov. 17, and they could be off-line for 10 more days, the Mount Laurel company's chief executive officer said yesterday. The customers, many of them in South Jersey and other parts of the Philadelphia region, were cyberstranded when ZipLink Inc., a wholesale Internet service provider, abruptly closed its doors Nov. 17, Dennis Cline, DirectWeb's CEO, said. "We're still not sure of the scope of the problem," he said, noting that ZipLink has not assisted in helping to pinpoint the affected customers.
NEWS
October 1, 1997 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody says she has a "strong personal distaste" for "spam" - the flood of unsolicited junk-mail advertisements that clutter computers hooked to the Internet. Nevertheless, the judge yesterday ordered Apex Global Information Services, a Michigan-based Internet service provider, to restore Internet access to the country's biggest spam dealer, Dresher-based Cyber Promotions, for up to 30 days. The judge ruled that Apex had breached the terms of a contract with Cyber when it cut Cyber's connection to the Internet on Sept.
NEWS
September 6, 2001 | By Jacob Quinn Sanders INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mindbridge, a Worcester Township software company, announced an Arabic version of its "Intrasmart - Intranet in a Box" package, the result of a partnership with the Saudi Arabian systems integrator firm Batelco Jeraisy. This is the third language in which the software is available, following releases in English and Spanish. For the Arabic version, Mindbridge hopes to expand its Mideast market share. It will be available domestically, too. Mindbridge specializes in Intranet software, focusing on shared resource scheduling, service request automation, alternative work space management, and calendars.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2000 | by William Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
South Philly's spunky Internet service provider isn't afraid of getting squished by the media merger of the millennium. "It creates a niche for ISPs like us," said Nick Schummer, the president of Martnet, the city-based Internet service provider with some 1,500 users, or roughly 1/14,000th the customer base of America Online, which announced yesterday that it will merge with media giant Time-Warner. "Large companies like AOL can't provide the kind of personalized services that a lot of discriminating customers have come to expect," said Schummer, whose Martnet offers Internet access more cheaply than AOL and is increasingly focusing on serving small business customers.
NEWS
December 17, 2003
THOSE endless pieces of e-mail promising a bigger bank account, a bigger libido or a bigger penis are now illegal across the land. Officially. Yesterday President Bush signed into law "Can-Spam" legislation passed by Congress earlier. Out-of-control spammers can now be prosecuted under federal law. The "Can-Spam" law will supersede various state laws, including Pennsylvania's, which sought to regulate the flow of pornographic and con-game e-mails polluting people's e-mail inboxes.
NEWS
August 18, 1999 | By Michael Sandler, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The crime began like most break-ins - with an address, a device and a motive. That is where the similarities ended. This burglar did not reach inside his coat for a crowbar. He never put on his coat. He never left his house. He just logged on to his computer. With his modem humming, he entered Kennett Internet Services using an illegal code-cracking software he downloaded from the World Wide Web. During a five-day period, he attempted thousands of potential passwords. He broke one. He also left a trail.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
When the Federal Communications Commission reviews the proposed combination of America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc. tomorrow, it will get an earful of boos from merger opponents. Some of the nation's biggest companies, including Walt Disney Co. and General Electric Co.'s NBC, are asking that the power of the merger be limited to prevent creation of an Internet bully. Disney has been especially aggressive on Capitol Hill, darkly warning lawmakers and regulators that AOL Time Warner could choke off competition in "interactive TV" - the place where the Internet and old-fashioned media are coming together.
SPORTS
February 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
SECURITY FORCES clashed yesterday with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people, as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt. The deaths Wednesday night in a postmatch stadium riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said fueled anger at Egypt's ruling military and the already widely distrusted police forces. Many in the public and in the newly elected parliament blamed the leadership for letting it happen - whether from a lack of control or, as some alleged, on purpose.
NEWS
June 23, 2000 | By Aamer Madhani, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Cherry Hill man was convicted yesterday of trying to lure a person he thought was a 13-year-old Alabama girl he met over the Internet into having sex at a North Jersey hotel. The Camden County Superior Court jury also found Roy Hopen, 45, who owns a steel fabricating business in Pennsauken, guilty of having hundreds of child-pornography images on floppy disks and on the hard drive of the computer in his home. The person whom Hopen allegedly had three online conversations with in July 1998 actually was Donna Parker, a child-protection advocate from Alabama.
NEWS
January 15, 2000 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From a voter-registration perspective, the Silicon Valley may not be particularly GOP friendly. But Gov. Ridge and the other Republicans gathered in its heart yesterday sang the praises of the world of high technology and its potential for drawing voters into the GOP fold. Said Ridge, "If the maxim in the politics in the 20th century is that all politics is local, in the 21st century all politics will become personal" through the Internet and its ability to target specific messages to specific people.
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February 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
SECURITY FORCES clashed yesterday with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people, as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt. The deaths Wednesday night in a postmatch stadium riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said fueled anger at Egypt's ruling military and the already widely distrusted police forces. Many in the public and in the newly elected parliament blamed the leadership for letting it happen - whether from a lack of control or, as some alleged, on purpose.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2011
THE GIZMO: Cutting communications bills with the Ooma Telo and the C.Crane Super USB Wi-Fi Antenna. SLASH 'N' BURN: Are phone and Internet bills getting you down? Today we're looking at two great gadgets that can cut your monthly costs. How does "free" or "nearly free" sound? THE BEST HOME PHONE ALTERNATIVE: Lots of folks use the Internet to make calls without realizing it, having signed up for phone service from a cable/Internet service provider such as Comcast or Verizon FiOS.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2010 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Netflix stirred buzz last week by offering its customers a chance to bypass both its traditional DVD-rental business and its cable-TV channels: For $7.99 a month, subscribers could use a broadband Internet connection and stream movies or TV shows directly to their home computers or televisions. Now, Netflix's new business model has erupted into a very public fight pitting Comcast Corp., the nation's largest broadband company, against a little-known but leading provider of so-called Internet backbone services, Level 3 Communications, which handles Netflix content.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2010 | By Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said Thursday that he would propose new rules to regulate Comcast Corp. and other Internet service providers as if they were phone companies, a sharp departure from current practice. The new rules would be designed to protect consumers and could lead to bans on blocking Internet traffic, agency officials said. The action is a victory for Internet advocates who have pushed the concept of an "open Internet" and stronger regulations.
NEWS
December 17, 2009 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Nutter administration announced yesterday that the city would buy for $2 million the much-hyped but underperforming municipal WiFi network built by Earthlink and more recently owned by the local Network Acquisition Co. Although free Internet access will still be available to the public in some areas, the city intends to use the network principally for official business, such as expanding its web of surveillance cameras and giving city workers...
NEWS
March 26, 2008 | DEBORAH LEAVY
THE GOVERNOR of New York was caught patronizing a high-end hooker. Although she used a fake name, she was soon identified and the details of her MySpace profile were repeated in endless loops on television and the Internet. It also turns out that she'd bared her breasts for some "Girls Gone Wild" videos, which was going to save that operation the million dollars it was going to pay her for what she'd already done for free - until it turned out that she was underage (17) when she did it. Her father came forward and gave an interview.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2005 | By Akweli Parker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's lights out for PPL Corp.'s experiment to provide high-speed Internet access to residential customers. The Lehigh Valley utility said yesterday that it would end its residential market trial of broadband over electric power lines Oct. 31, affecting customers in Emmaus, Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Hanover Township and north Bethlehem. David Kelley, president of PPL Telcom, the utility's telecommunications division, said competition and the need for a large customer base to be profitable influenced the decision to unplug the trial.
NEWS
December 17, 2003
THOSE endless pieces of e-mail promising a bigger bank account, a bigger libido or a bigger penis are now illegal across the land. Officially. Yesterday President Bush signed into law "Can-Spam" legislation passed by Congress earlier. Out-of-control spammers can now be prosecuted under federal law. The "Can-Spam" law will supersede various state laws, including Pennsylvania's, which sought to regulate the flow of pornographic and con-game e-mails polluting people's e-mail inboxes.
NEWS
September 10, 2003 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania Attorney General Michael Fisher yesterday agreed to halt his behind-the-scenes effort to get Internet service providers to block child pornography Web sites until a federal judge rules whether Fisher's tactic violates the First Amendment by indiscriminately blocking legitimate sites. The decision was announced at a federal court hearing on a request by civil rights groups for a temporary restraining order to stop Fisher's year-old program. U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois approved the compromise and set a hearing for Nov. 21 on the merits of a lawsuit.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2001 | By Claire Furia Smith FOR THE INQUIRER
When the president and chief executive officer of NetCarrier Inc., of Lansdale, resigned last spring, Brook J. Lenfest said he would fill in temporarily. Since then, the 32-year-old venture capitalist and majority owner of NetCarrier has changed his mind. "There's nobody better to run your own ship than yourself," said Lenfest, who invested $28 million in NetCarrier in December. Lenfest, whose father, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, founded Suburban Cable and ran it for 25 years, said he was working to make NetCarrier a regional powerhouse in the Internet, phone and data business.
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