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11 months 4 days ago

Do you buy wine online?

More wine buyers are turning to the internet, which is not good news for wine and liquor stores. Market Watch reports a 12% increase in the value of online wine shipments in the 12 months leading up to June of this year. That means it increased by $1.5...

2 years 1 week ago

States ask help collecting Internet sales taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's governors are asking Congress to help states recover an estimated $20 billion in sales taxes that go uncollected by out-of-state online merchants every year. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that it isn't fair to local businesses to exempt online...

2 years 4 months ago

Could you be sued for "Pinning?"

The sudden explosion in popularity of the social website Pinterest has some legal minds a bit concerned about what the law allows when it comes to pinning photographs from anywhere on the Internet. If you haven't yet logged on, Pinterest is all about pinning pictures online of those things...

2 years 6 months ago

Suspect learned to make explosives online

The Colorado Springs man who was arrested on Thursday for setting off improvised explosive devices told police officers that he was making M-80s, a large class of firecrackers that are banned in the U.S. Edward James Kiley, 57, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center...

2 years 11 months ago

Comcast offering low-cost internet

DENVER (AP) - Comcast is offering low-cost Internet access for children living in poverty who qualify for free school lunches. Spokeswoman Cindy Parsons says the company wants to help families keep up with their school work. According to the Denver Post, more than a third of Colorado students...

3 years 2 months ago

Making Google work for you

Whether you are an expert or just use it when you need to answer a question, Google is where many go to find answers. Are you using it to the best of your advantage? NewsFirst can help you get the most out of your search engine. Your search shouldn't...

3 years 3 months ago

Royal Wedding to be streamed live

The Royal Wedding in Great Britain will be streamed live to the world tomorrow morning. The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be the first time a royal wedding has been available live on the internet. The event is expected to be viewed by two billion people...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado job website helping thousands

A Colorado man is helping thousands find jobs one click at a time. Andrew Hudson is no stranger to success. He was press secretary for former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and one of the minds behind Frontier Airlines' "Talking Animals". While working for the city, Hudson sent out a...

3 years 7 months ago

FCC moves ahead with net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft...

3 years 8 months ago

DEA warns of extortion scheme

The Drug Enforcement Administration says there is an international extortion scam operating, which may victimize unknowing Americans. Criminals are posing as DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel. They call a victim, who in most cases has previously bought drugs over the Internet or by phone, and tell that...

3 years 9 months ago

Facebook apps transmitted personal info

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private. And in some cases,...

4 years 3 months ago

CSU-Pueblo graduation to be streamed live

The CSU-Pueblo graduation ceremony this weekend will be streamed live on the internet for those who can't attend in person. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Graduates should report at 8:45 a.m. There are nearly a thousand graduates this year...

4 years 3 months ago

US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for Comcast Corp.,...

4 years 4 months ago

Air Force opens networks to social media sites

The Air Force Space Command says five Air Force bases in the Pacific will be the first to get access to social-networking Internet sites under new Defense Department rules. Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., said Tuesday the five bases are Anderson in Guam, Eielson and Elmendorf...

4 years 4 months ago

Sheriff: Man sold wife's sexual services

A Minnesota man has been arrested in Chicago and charged with selling his wife's sexual services on Craigslist. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the woman had paid sexual encounters in eight states before she called a national anti-sex trafficking hot line. Dart says she went along with the...

4 years 5 months ago

New data: 40 percent in US lack home broadband

The availability of high-speed Internet access continues to grow. Still, about 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband at home. That comes from new Commerce Department statistics that underscore the challenges facing policymakers trying to bring affordable high-speed Internet connections to all Americans. The Commerce and Agriculture departments are...

4 years 5 months ago

Lovesick: Hooking up over a shared disease

An Internet entrepreneur named Ricky Durham believes he has the answer to Valentine's Day loneliness for people living with chronic diseases or health conditions: match them up with other people who either have the same conditions or are, for some reason, looking for a lover who has them. Desire...

4 years 5 months ago

CSPD may unload one helicopter

At least one potential buyer is making the minimum bid for one of two Colorado Springs police department helicopters up for sale. The helicopters were grounded in December by budget cuts. The city is trying to sell them on the Internet. Sgt. Dan Lofgren says at least one...

4 years 5 months ago

Google to build ultra-fast broadband networks

Google plans to build experimental, ultra-fast Internet networks in a handful of communities around the country. The search company said Wednesday that its fiber-optic broadband networks will deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 Americans. Google Inc. says those systems will be more than...

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