We learn that, among other things, Rafe is trained in psychology and yearns to order mice. But we also kick around the meaning of security in Google Earth and Windows 7 and take up the cause of the wireless ISP in your neighborhood.
Skype's newest spam is an insta-wife, perfect for the lonely traveler.
TextBookFlix lets you "check out" college textbooks for an entire semester for about 60 to 70 percent of the price.
The online retailer is testing a feature that would allow mail-order catalog companies to display their products on the site.
District Photo, a mail-order film processor, says it has acquired online photo company Snapfish. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beltsville, Md.-based District Photo said Snapfish will operate as an independent business unit in San Francisco and will maintain the Snapfish brand as well as its existing staff. Snapfish's service will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition. Founded two years ago, Snapfish captured funding from Eastman Kodak, Compaq Computer, BellSouth, the Mayfield Fund and other private investors. In March, Snapfish changed its pricing for film developing as a result of the uncertainty in the online advertising climate. District Photo, which operates in parts of Europe and Canada, began in 1949 and runs its own mail-order film business under the York, Clark, Truprint and other private brands. The company also provides wholesale processing services to Kodak and has been Snapfish's processor, according to District Photo.
CNET's Donald Bell gives the Booksfree mail-order audiobook rental service a test drive.
An influential alliance of state tax collectors and large retailers are hoping to end what they view as a loophole allowing tax-free Internet and mail-order purchases.
Pro-tax states and the National Conference of State Legislatures are hoping to persuade Congress to let states impose new fees on Internet and mail-order sales.
CNET News.com's Charles Cooper remembers the mail-order makers who shook the mainstream computer makers out of their lethargy.
Israeli mail order company offers IDF themed dreidels to spin on model Merkava in time for Hanukkah.