Stories by Heather Havenstein

MySpace launches ad network

MySpace launched a beta version of its DIY (Do It Yourself) advertising platform today that's aimed at allowing individuals and small businesses to create their own ads that can be customized to specific users of the social network.

Google's Geo-Eye satellite releases first image

Google Maps are about to get a lot sharper thanks to GeoEye-1, the world's highest resolution commercial satellite that was launched on September from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a rocket carrying the Google logo.

MySpace launches iTunes competitor

Social network MySpace lobbed a shot across the bow of Apple iTunes with the launch of MySpace Music, a new site that offers free on-demand music streaming along with MP3 downloads for sale to US users.

Lieberman: YouTube rules will purge terrorist videos

YouTube has updated its guidelines for acceptable content to ban videos that incite violence, a move that U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said is a direct response to his request last spring that videos sponsored by terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda be removed from the site.

On-the-spot Twitter reports on GOP Convention

"City is on lockdown. Go to 14th and Jackson if you need help from tear gas pepper spray," read a Twitter post last week. "Explosions all around. Gas or flashbangs? In car in Sears parking lot. One woman chased, tackled an arrested on bike in front of us," another post noted.