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Jun 17, 2011

No go on Ocean City gas promo

The town of Ocean City announced Friday it won’t be going forward with a proposed gas promotion. The town made an announcement on June 3 it was gearing up for a $100,000 free gas promotion, making it the first resort town in the country to do so. The announcement was listed on Ocean City’s website, […]

Jun 3, 2011

Baltimore Fishbowl launches

With all sorts of online news sources coming to Baltimoreans locally, Baltimore Fishbowl is the newest fish in the sea. Baltimore Fishbowl is a website that combines a commentary and editorial approach into a publication targeted at Fells Point, Federal Hill, North Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents. The site covers content areas that affect schools, businesses, […]

May 2, 2011

Big demand for bin Laden news crashes Newseum site

WASHINGTON — When big news breaks, newspapers are a hot commodity despite the immediacy of online news. The website for the Newseum, a museum in Washington devoted to journalism, crashed Monday as thousands of people looked to see how newspapers around the world handled coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death. The website posts digital replicas […]

Mar 17, 2011

New York Times to start charging for website

NEW YORK — The New York Times says it will start charging for access to its website and for the use of smart phone and tablet applications later this month in the U.S. Beginning March 28, prices start at $15 for four weeks of full access to the website and the smart phone app. Subscribers […]

Feb 7, 2011

AOL places $315M bet on Huffington Post hub

AOL Inc., once the king of dial-up Internet access known for its ubiquitous CDs and “You’ve got mail” greeting in its inboxes, is stepping up its efforts in news and online advertising with a $315 million deal to buy news hub Huffington Post. The acquisition announced Monday is among the most aggressive strategic moves engineered […]

Jan 6, 2011

FDA launches website to address company questions

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is launching a website explaining its regulations to companies as part of a broader effort to rebrand itself as a more transparent, accessible agency. The website, dubbed “FDA Basics for Industry,” features answers to frequently asked questions about the regulation of food, drugs and medical devices. The FDA […]

Dec 30, 2010

Pew study hints at what Web users will pay for

NEW YORK — The Web may seem like the land of something for nothing. Free video. Free news. Even free tools such as word processing and spreadsheets. But almost two-thirds of adult Internet users in the U.S. have paid for access to at least one of these intangible items online, according to a new survey […]

Dec 10, 2010

Former WikiLeaks worker: rival site under way

STOCKHOLM — Wikileaks soon won’t be the only secret-spilling game in town. A former co-worker of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to launch a rival website Monday called Openleaks that will help anonymous sources deliver sensitive material to public attention. In a documentary by Swedish broadcaster SVT, due to be aired Sunday and obtained in […]

Oct 6, 2010

Facebook tries to make it easier to share selectively

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook is trying to make it easier for people to share their updates selectively and draw distinctions between friends, family members and co-workers on the Web’s biggest social hub. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, unveiled the latest changes Wednesday at a news conference that marked his first public appearance since […]

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