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Chapter 1: Introduction to e-Business and e-Commerce

www.deitel.com
Please check this site for daily updates, corrections and additional resources for all Deitel & Associates, Inc. publications.
www.learnthenet.com/english/index.html
Learn the Net is a Web site containing a complete overview of the Internet, the World Wide Web and the underlying technologies. The site contains information that can help Internet and Web novices get started.
www.w3.org
The W3C home page is a comprehensive description of the Web and where it is headed. The World Wide Web Consortium is an international joint effort with the goal of overseeing the development of the World Wide Web. The goals of the W3C are divided into categories: User Interface Domain, Technology and Society Domain, Architecture Domain and Web Accessibility Initiatives. For each Internet technology with which the W3C is involved, the site provides a description of the technology and its benefits to Web designers, the history of the technology and the future goals of the W3C in developing the technology. Topics discussed on the site include Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Document Object Model (DOM), multimedia, graphics, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). This site is of great benefit for understanding the standards of the World Wide Web. Each of these topics is discussed (at various levels of depth) in this book.
www.gccgroup.com/internet/facts1.htm
This site provides an overview of the Internet and its population.

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Chapter 2: Storefront Model

barnesandnoble.com
One of the first brick-and-mortar companies to make a large-scale commitment to the Web, Barnes & Noble sells books, e-books, CDs and software on their Web site using the shopping cart technology.
Moviefone.com
Moviefone enhances its offline efforts by allowing people to buy advance tickets to movies from its Web site. Visitors can also view movie trailers, read cast interviews and get the latest movie reviews.
Half.com
This company sells new, used a refurbished its often at half the cost from its Web site. You can buy products from the site or sell used items to Half.com.

Auction Model
eBay.com
This site is one of the most well known and successful sites on the Web. The site give average people the chance to sell their items on the Internet.
auctiontalk.com
This site is an auction portal, providing links to other auctions and specific products being auctioned at various sites online.
www.fsauctions.co.uk
Freeserve is one of the UK's most popular Web sites. FSauctions is the freeserve auction site.

Portal Model
google.com
Google is an advanced search engine that rank search results based on the true popularity of the Web site. The more people that follow a link to a particular site, the higher the site will appear in a search.
yahoo.com
Yahoo is a full scale portal allowing people to search the Web using a traditional search engine, by browsing specific categories. Yahoo! also offers games, e-business solutions and free e-mail.
altavista.com
AltaVista is one of the most widely visited sites on the Web. It is a full-scale search portal providing targeted links and a search bar.

Name-Your-Price Model
priceline.com
The originator and patent holder of the name-your-price model, Priceline.com gives customers the ability to name their price for travel arrangements and scores of other products and services.
ticketsnow.com
Finding low-priced tickets to concerts and theater is often difficult, this site gives people the ability to bid for a lower price on their tickets.
www.allbooks4less.com
Textbooks can be expensive, this site allows people to name-their-price for text books.

Comparison-Pricing Model
www.deja.com
Deja.com uses the comparison pricing model to sell products through its Web site. The site also hosts newsgroups on a broad range of topics.
www.pricewatch.com
People interested in building a computer or upgrading their current system will find the lowest prices on computer equipment on this price comparison Web site.
www.bottomdollar.com
Bottomdollar.com was one of the first sites to offer comparison-pricing services. The site will find lower prices on a broad range of retail products including consumer electronics, software, books, camera equipment, toys and more.

Demand-Sensitive Pricing Model
www.mercata.com
One of the originators of the group-buying model on the Internet, this site will drop the price as the number of its sold to the group increases.
www.mobshop.com
A competitor of Mercata, Mobshop also lowers prices as group buying increases.
www.shop2gether.com
This site gives visitors a chance to buy products at a lower price buy buying with a group.

Bartering Model
www.ubarter.com
This site facilitates B@B transactions by allowing members to trade assets through the ubarter.com Web site.
www.bigvine.com
This site allows business to sell virtually any product in return for Trade dollars. These Trade dollars can be used to purchase other products on the Bigvine Web site.
www.bartertrust.com
Automotive parts and equipment, advertising, office supplies and retail products are among the products available to trade on this Web site.

Rebates
www.ebates.com
This site provides electronic rebates on popular products available on its site.
www.ecentives.com
This site is a competitor to ebates and allows customers to get rebates and incentives on purchase made through the eCentives Web site.

Free Products and Services
2000freebies.com
This search engine offers visitors links to thousands of free products and services on the Web.
www.killerfreebies.com
Killerfreebies offers links to free software, clothing, wedding supplies, server space and a large number of free products and services.
www.startsampling.com
Startsampling will send members free product samples in return for filling out short questionnaires. People can also win free samples by participating in contests and quizzes.

Click-and-Mortar Businesses
www.compusa.com
Compusa combines its online and offline efforts to provide the best possible service to its customers. A full product catalog is available from the Web site.
www.circuitcity.com
Circuit City allows customers to pick up products purchased online in its brick-and-mortar stores.

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Chapter 3: Writing a Business Plan

www.synrgistic.com/busplan/busplan.htm
This site offer the Small Business and Business Start-Ups tutorial, designed to help students develop a business plan.
www.businesstown.com/mindspring/planning/creating-developing.asp
Mindspring Biz offers a tutorial with sample questions to ask yourself when designing a business plan.
www.adarus.com/html/demos.html
Adarus offers free business plan development software.

Web Hosting
www.hostopia.com
This site provides Web-hosting services.
www.dedicatedhosting.com
This site provides Web-site hosting on a server completely dedicated to your site.
www.hostpro.net
This site provides 30 days of free Web-site hosting. It offers colocation and redundant connections. Servers and facilities are monitored on a 24-by-7 basis. A facility tour (Flash or RealPlayer) is provided.
www.interland.com
This site provides dedicating and shared Web-site hosting.
www.intelonlineservices.com/info
This is Intel's Web hosting and e-business services site.
www.rackspace.com
This site provides managed Web-site hosting with 24-by-7 support.
www.datareturn.com
DataReturn provides advanced Web hosting, application hosting and Microsoft Exchange hosting.

Directory of Web-site Hosting Services
www.ibm.com/smallbusiness/4me/wc411
IBM's small-business Web-hosting, Web-access and e-mail site.

e-Business Consulting
www.us.deloitte.com
The Deloitte and Touche consulting services Web site.
www.plural.com
The Web site for a consulting and development firm called Plural.
www.oneco.net
This company provides e-business strategy, a call center, customer profiling, direct marketing and content management services.
www.capgemini.com
This is the Cap Gemini management consulting, systems transformation and information systems management Web site.
www.mysap.com
mySAP is an e-business solutions provider. Users can access daily activities, responsibilities and information. Online demonstrations are available for most services.

Strategy/Marketing Solutions
www.kmgi.com
KMGI provides interactive media for e-commerce sites. Presentations and demonstrations are available for viewing.
www.eprise.com
This site provides content management services.
www.mgisoft.com
This site hosts the ZOOM Server Software, allowing users to view pictures of products in more detail.
www.xippix.com
This site hosts the ImagePump Software, which operates in a manner similar to ZOOM.
www.bitlocker.com
This site provides Web-based database applications. An online tutorial to help you build your own database is available.
www.openpages.com
This site provides Internet content management services.
www.genuity.com
Genuity is an e-business solutions provider of networking, hosting and security applications. It was formerly known as GTE Internetworking and BBN.
www.answerthink.com
Answerthink helps businesses evolve with technical advancements. It provides marketing and branding, Web development and e-commerce services.

e-Business Solutions
www.bcentral.com
This end-to-end e-business solution includes everything from building an e-business and choosing domain name, to finding an insurance package and automating payroll.
www.webvision.com
This site provides end-to-end e-business solutions. Marketing, online payments and searching capabilities are among the solutions provided.
www.openair.com
OpenAir's PSA (Professional Services Automation) Service automates scheduling, expenses, invoicing and other essential business tasks.
www.livevault.com
This site provides automatic real-time database and file backup services.
www.hp.com/go/webqos
Hewlett-Packard's WebQoS (Quality of Service) prevents slow service and denial-of-service attacks. Security is discussed in greater detail in Chapter 7, Internet Security.
www.accpac.com
This site provides accounting and business management solutions.
www.internosis.com
This site provides e-commerce, knowledge management and assistance for Microsoft products.
www.allaire.com
The services offered by this site include e-business software that provides a complete infrastructure for online business.
www.netsetgo.com
NetSetGo is a provider of Internet professional services, such as application design, marketing strategies and Web-site hosting.
www.ospreyus.com
This site provides service solutions for designing, constructing and extending business.
www.upshot.com
This site provides Web-based sales management, allowing users to share sales information.
www.sitesmith.com
This site offers services that help improve the performance, reliability and security of large, complex Web sites.
www.sterlingcommerce.com
This site provides e-business marketplace solutions, integration and consulting.
www.vignette.com
Vignette makes software that assists businesses in managing and publishing content on the Internet.
www.vitts.net
Vitts provides high-speed Internet access, Web-site hosting, outsourcing and network services.
www.level8.com
Level8's software integrates IT systems to increase organization and corporate efficiency.
www.siterock.com
SiteROCK manages your Web site on a 24-by-7 basis to keep it up and running.

Free Turnkey Solutions
www.websiteforfree.com
The free portion of the site's services include home-page design, the ability to make site corrections and use of the site's educational resources.
www.freemerchant.com
This site provides a free turnkey solution for building an online store and offers hosting, store-building capabilities and a shopping-cart model at no cost to the user.
www.bigstep.com
BigStep walks a user through the process of building a Web site. It covers building a home page, registering with search engines and accepting credit-card transactions.

Fee-Based Turnkey Solutions
www.tripod.com
This site offers its SiteBuilder tool for creating Web sites and provides several preset page layouts.
www.commerceone.com
CommerceOne offers a commercial solution that allows companies to set up their own B2B exchanges.
www.virtualspin.com
Virtual Spin offers a full range of e-commerce services including designing and implementing all of the infrastructure necessary to run an e-business.
www.auctionbuilder.com
AbleCommerce's AuctionBuilder 1.0 software allows users to build their own online auction sites. The software can be customized to meet the needs of specific e-businesses.
www.yahoostore.com
Yahoo! Store charges a monthly fee based on the number of items you want to sell. It simplifies the process of creating an online store. All the features you need to set up a complete e-commerce site are included.

Building and Managing a Web Site
www.homestead.com
Homestead allows users to select a template and add features to design their own free starter site.
www.estoremanager.com
This site hosts an application that allows users to build their own storefronts in a few hours. There is a monthly fee for hosting the sites.
www.webvision.com
Webvision will help you build your Web site as well as manage and maintain it.
www.allbusiness.com
This site is a small-business portal site, with links to localized business journals.
www.broadvision.com
Broadvision offers support and consulting services, such as customer relationship management (Chapter 10, e-Customer Relationship Management), billing and transaction automation.
www.newmediary.com
New Mediary helps Internet businesses locate one another. It provides free listings for your business.
www.channelweb.com
Channel Web is a portal for solution providers. The site offers B2B product pricing, news and reviews.
www.mercuryinteractive.com
Mercury Interactive offers Web-site monitoring services that track the site from the viewer's perspective, examining aspects such as download times and transaction times.
www.holistix.net
Holistix provides Web-site management services and operates as a solutions provider.
www.outsourcegroup.com
Outsource Group allows users to monitor their human resources services.
www.employease.com
Employease helps businesses manage their employees. An online demonstration, that walks the user through screen shots of the service is available.
www.service911.com
This site provides technical support to your employees or your customers, both on your Web site and off-line. A free tour of its services is provided.
www.register.com/corporate
This site is a corporate domain-name registration service. The site provides Domain Lockdown™, an additional security feature that helps to prevent hackers or other third parties from altering your registration information.

Domain-Name Registration
www.register.com
This site enables users to search for, and register a domain name.
www.networksolutions.com
NetworkSolutions allows users to choose a domain name, as well as build and maintain a Web site.
www.greatdomains.com
When visiting this site, users can buy, sell or receive an appraisal on the value of their Web site.
www.domainit.com
Internet users can visit this site to register a domain name.

Incubators
www.raremedium.com
Rare Medium offers a variety of e-business solutions in addition to its incubation services.
www.ecorporation.com
eCorporation offers a variety of design and development incubation services.
www.idealab.com
This incubator has launched eBay, Refer.com and Netzero as well as many other successful online ventures.
www.ehatchery.com
eHatchery offers full-service incabation services.

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Chapter 4: General

www.thestandard.net
This site is an online magazine devoted to the Internet economy. E-commerce is among the subject headings and it provides a list of links to various electronic payment systems.
ganges.cs.tcd.ie/mepeirce/Project/oninternet.html
A list of links to various electronic payment systems is provided at this site.
www.internetindicators.com
This site provides Internet economic data. It is intended for people interested in learning about the Internet economy.
www.ofx.net/ofx/ab_main.asp
The Open Financial Exchange (OFX) Web site.

Credit–Card Payment
www.cybercash.com
CyberCash enables e-merchants to accept credit-card payments online. The company also offer an e-wallet technology and an online bill-paying service.
www.icat.com
iCat enables merchants to accept credit cards online. It will host your Web site and aid in site design.
www.trintech.com
Trintech offers a secure credit-card payment system that enables simultaneous purchases from multiple stores. This is used in virtual shopping malls.
shopping.altavista.com/home.sdc
This is the site of AltaVista's shopping mall. It uses the Payware eIssuer technology.
www.intellicharge.com
Intellicharge specializes in merchant-account management. It settles merchant accounts on the day of the request.
www.onlineorders.net
Onlineorders provides links and factual information regarding online payments and the methods of implementing payment systems.

E-Wallets
www.entrypoint.com
Entrypoint's product is a personalized desktop toolbar that offers easy access to news, sports, finance, travel and shopping. It includes an e-wallet feature for use at affiliate Internet stores.
www.brodia.com
Brodia promises e-wallet services that enable users to store their credit-card numbers and other purchasing information for shopping online.

Checking Account Payment
www.debit-it.com
This site allows merchants to draw against the balance in their checking account as a valid form of payment over the Internet.

Digital Cash
www.ecash.net
eCash offers digital cash services for both online purchases and peer-to-peer payment.
www.flooz.com
Flooz is a form of digital cash that is used as a gift currency. Customers buy Flooz currency with their credit cards and then establish gift accounts. The recipient can then spend the Flooz account at participating stores.
www.beenz.com
beenz is an international, points-based currency system. It allows vendors to offer a promotional system on their Web site.
www.giftcertificates.com
This site allows Internet users to purchase gift certificates online.
www.internetcash.com
Internetcash is a digital currency that is aimed at teenagers. The currency is purchased through prepaid cards at convenience stores. Affiliated merchants are targeted to a young demographic.
www.rocketcash.com
This service is designed for individuals under the age of 18. It provides them with an online spending account.
www.doughnet.com
Similar to RocketCash, this site provides an online spending account, particularly for users under the age of 18.

Peer-To-Peer Payment
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=index
PayPal offers a peer-to-peer payment system that enables anyone to receive payment from anyone else via e-mail. Payments can be made by credit card or checking account.
www.billpoint.com
This site offers a peer-to-peer credit-card payment system designed by eBay and Wells Fargo and used on the eBay auction site.
www.moneyzap.com
The digital cash system offered through Western Union.

Smart Cards
www.scia.com
The Smart Card Industry Association Web site provides information on smart-card technology and services.
www.visa.com/nt/chip/info.html
This page contains information on the forthcoming smart card being offered by Visa, which will contain a digital-cash application and e-wallet services.
www.smart-card.com
A monthly e-magazine that contains comprehensive information on smart-card technology, as well as links to other sites.
www.nextcard.com
Nextcard has developed a credit card specifically designed for the Web. Online payments can be made with a built-in digital wallet.
www.americanexpress.com
American Express offers the Blue smart card (personal and corporate) and related services through its Web site.

Micropayments
www.hut.fi/~jkytojok/micropayments
This is a paper on electronic-payment systems with a focus on micropayments.
www.echarge.com
eCharge partners with AT&T to provide micropayment services billed to the user's phone bill.
www.ipin.com
iPin allows charges from micropayment purchases to appear on the customer's ISP bill.
www.trivnet.com
Trivnet's technology bills micropayment purchases to the customer's ISP bill.
www.qpass.com
Qpass is an e-commerce enabler. It allows companies to sell products and conduct secure transactions over the Web. It can provide the infrastructure needed to run your e-business.
www.millicent.digital.com
Millicent allows customers and e-businesses to conduct transactions using micropayments.

B2B
www.ecredit.com
eCredit helps entrepreneurs and established businesses find credit to support their online operations. eCredit will also help you manage your money.
www.clareon.com
Clareon provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions connecting buyers and sellers with a secure payment system.
www.etimecapital.com
eTimeCapital provides a solution for accounts receivable and cash-flow management on the Web.
www.tradecard.com
Tradecard handles international trade and e-commerce over the Web. Tradecard provides secure online payments.
www.swift.com
Swift's site offers secure, online, international credit-card transactions.

EBPP
www.checkfree.com
Checkfree allows you to receive and pay your bills online.
www.paytrust.com
Paytrust is a an online bill-payment system. Paytrust allows you to access and pay your bills with the Palm VII organizer.
www.derivion.com
Derivion provides bill-payment capabilities.
www.encirq.com
Encirq allows bill payment sites to add targeted advertising to online customer statements.
www.usps.gov
The U.S. Postal service offers bill-paying services.
bills.yahoo.com
Yahoo! offers bill payment and presentment services through its Web site. The service includes message delivery and payment updates. The first three months are free.
www.c2it.com
This free, online service offered through Citibank enables peer-to-peer payments.

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Chapter 5: Internet Hardware, Software and Communications


Internet Access
www.bellatlantic.com/infospeed
This is Bell Atlantic's DSL information site.
www.dsl.net
DSL.net provides DSL solutions, from Internet access to Web hosting and e-commerce capabilities.
www.getspeed.com
To find out what DSL services are available in your area, visit this site.
dsl.gte.net
This site explains the advantages of DSL, its uses and how it works. It also offers pricing information and comparisons with other, similar technologies.
www.sorenson-usa.com/dsl-mac.html
This site offers information about DSL Internet access for Macintosh users.
www.nwfusion.com/dsl
NetworkWorldFusion provides resources, such as tutorials and information, on the different types of DSL for both DSL users and people interested in acquiring DSL. This site also distributes newsletters and provides newsgroups on various DSL topics.
www.alliancedatacom.com/paradyne-dsl-tutorial.asp
The tutorial on this site helps users become more familiar with DSL service. It starts with the basics and moves on to more in-depth subjects, including DSL networks. The tutorial also includes a DSL glossary.
www.2wire.com/
2Wire provides a low-level tutorial on DSL that discusses how to find a provider. This site also discusses the applications of DSL for telecommuters and businesses.
www.dslprime.com
DSL Prime provides news and technical information related to DSL.
www.dslreports.com
This site provides news, product reviews and product information related to DSL.
www.alliedriser.com
Allied Riser offers a range of broadband services on its fiber-optic networks inside office buildings.
www.everythingt1.com
This site includes information about T-1 and T-3 lines including a FAQ, a glossary, links to related Web sites and links to service providers.
www.cidera.com
Cidera provides satellite-based broadband services as an alternative to land lines for content providers and distributors on the Internet.
www.globix.com
This company provides broadband services via its nationwide fiber-optic network and offers many e-business solutions, including Web hosting and security.
www.qwest.com
Qwest is a leading provider of broadband Internet connections for home users, as well as small and large businesses.
www.isdnzone.com
This site provides information about ISDN, including demos, links to other sites and plug-ins.
www.webtv.com
WebTV® is a low-cost technology for connecting to the Internet through the user's television.

Free Internet Access
www.dialfree.net
DialFree provides its subscribers with free Internet access. It is able to do so by requiring its subscribers to fill out a monthly survey. DialFree then passes this information on to its partners to help them better understand the views and behavior of Internet users.
www.freeinternet.com
By placing banner ads on the viewing window of its users' browser, Freeinternet is able to provide free Internet access through advertising revenue.
www.isfree.com
ISfree offers Internet access for a flat monthly fee. Why, then, do they call themselves free? Through a referral program, your monthly fees may go down to zero, or you may even end up getting paid to be a subscriber: For every person who signs up for the service and cites you as a referral, you get a credit against your fees. After four referrals, you get a free month of service.

Operating Systems
www.unix-systems.org
The Open Group maintains the specification for the UNIX operating system. Visit this site to view the latest UNIX specification, news and white papers.
www.microsoft.com/windows/default.asp
The Microsoft Windows site includes product downloads, information and support.
www.apple.com/macosx
The Apple Mac OS X site includes product information, downloads and details about the technologies used in the operating system. You can also view samples of the new graphical user interface.
www.linux.com
This resource site provides news, development information, games, job listings and other information related to Linux.
www.linux.org
Linux Online! is a resource site with links to news, documentation, support, applications, hardware, user groups and more.
www.ibm.com/linux
IBM is a major Linux supporter. Visit this site for information about IBM Linux-enabled servers and software support.
www.linux-center.org/en
This site is an excellent resource for information on Linux. It provides links to news, applications, support and development sites.

Fiber Optics
www.sff.net/people/Jeff.Hecht/history.html
This site provides a short history of fiber optics and references a more in-depth explanation that is included in the author's book.
www.commspecial.com/fiberguide.htm
Communications Specialties, Inc., provides a detailed introduction to fiber-optic technology and concepts.
www.fiberopticsonline.com
Fiber Optics Online is an industry portal with information about fiber-optic products and technology.

Streaming Media
www.broadcast.com
This is a comprehensive site for streaming audio and video. Hundreds of live events are available daily for listening with RealPlayer.
internetradio.about.com
Internet Radio offers many live broadcasts from radio stations throughout the country, covering a broad range of topics and types of music.

Application Service Providers
www.corio.com
This application service provider offers products and services related to customer relationship management, financial management, human resources and other key business functions.
www.adgrafix.com
Adgrafix offers applications for discussion boards, lead management, chat and more.
home.verio.com
Verio offers applications for collaboration, e-mail, e-commerce, databases and FrontPage 2000.

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Chapter 6: Wireless Internet Service Providers

www.goamerica.com
GoAmerica is a wireless Internet service provider, supplying Internet access, Web browsing and e-mail capabilities for a variety or wireless devices such as PDAs and two-way pagers.
www.avantgo.com
AvantGO is a free mobile Internet service that allows you to browse Web pages using a Palm or Windows CE device. They also have a service for WAP-enabled phones to surf the Web.
www.nttdocomo.com
DoCoMo is one of the largest wireless product and service providers in Japan.
www.att.com/wireless/
AT&T offers mobile phone and Web services for individuals and businesses.
www.nortelnetworks.com/products/01/umts/frame.html
This is an automated demo of Nortel's 3G (third generation) wireless services.
www.verizon.com
Verizon offers mobile phone and Web services including e-mail and other WAP applications.

Wireless Phones and Modems
www.nokia.com
Visit this site to learn about some of the most popular mobile phones on the market. You will also find information on WAP applications for mobile business.
www.motorola.com
Motorola offers numerous Web-enabled mobile phone and paging devices.
www.ericsson.com
Visit this site to learn more about Ericsson's Web-ready phones and wireless devices.
www.samsung.com/products/index.html#
Check out some of Samsung's innovative wireless devices, including a smart phone that incorporates e-mail, Web browsing and data management. The smart phone also has hand-writing recognition, making it easier to compose messages.
www.ic.siemens.com/external/firstlook/special/english/sl45/start.html
Using a Siemens WAP-enabled phone, you can visit this site to download the latest news, scores and statistics about your favorite European football (soccer) teams.
www.omnisky.com/
Watch the interactive demo which shows Omnisky's wireless modem, e-mail and Web services devices at work.
www.ricochet.net
Visit this site to learn about wireless modems and Internet access.
www.neopoint.com
Check out the interactive demo showing you all the features of the NeoPoint mobile phone with wireless modem, wireless Internet and data-storage capabilities.
www.globalstar.com
Visit this site to learn about the Globalstar satellite wireless phone. These phones can be used in remote areas where cellular service is not available, however they require line of site to the satellite.

Wireless e-Mail and Messaging
www.skytel.com
Check out various models of two-way pagers and wireless e-mail devices.
www.blackberry.net
BlackBerry two-way pagers from Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIM) are the world's most popular wireless e-mail devices. E-mails are sent and retrieved automatically.
www.etrieve.com
This service allows you to listen to your e-mail, converting the text to speech. You can also respond to e-mail by sending a voice message that is sent to the receiver as an attached .wav audio file.

Personal Digital Assistants
www.handspring.com
The Handspring Visor™ handheld computer can be used as a GPS system, an e-book or a personal organizer.
www.palm.com
The Palm is currently the most widely used PDA. It can be used for wireless Internet access and more.
www.pocketpc.com
This site is a portal for Microsoft Pocket PC news, information, downloads and more.
www.pctechguide.com/25mob3.htm
This site describes the history of PDAs.

WML and WAP
www.wapforum.org
WAP Forum is the industry association working to develop a standard for communication on wireless devices. This site includes news, information, FAQs, events, developer information and protocol specifications.
www.wapland.com
This site includes news, reviews, product information, a WAP FAQ and other resources related to the wireless Internet.
www.ericsson.com
This site has extensive information on WAP. including a tutorial, FAQ and links. Ericsson also manufactures mobile phones with WAP browsers.
www.oasis-open.org/cover/wap-wml.html
This site contains an extensive list of WML and WAP articles and other resources.
www.webreference.com/js/column61
This site contains an in-depth WML tutorial.
www.wirelessdevnet.com/
The Wireless Developer network is an excellent resource for news, tutorials and technical information. This site has excellent introductions to Bluetooth and Palm Query Application Development.
www.w3scripts.com/wap
Check out the interactive WAP demo (requires Internet Explorer 5 or higher) and the WAP/WML tutorial.

Wireless Applications
www.aethersystems.com
Check out the wireless commerce solutions from Aether Systems including the Personal Commerce Portal, Aether M Wallet, wireless bill paying and more.
www.ic.siemens.com/mobile-business/en/welcome/flash/index.html
Visit this site for more information about Siemen's mobile business products and solutions.
www.junglesoft.com
Download Jungleport, an application for Palm devices that includes city maps, dining guides and yellow pages.
www.smartserv.com
This application service provider offers a variety of wireless applications, such as a wireless information services portal, using the WAP and Windows CE platform.
www.everypath.com
This wireless applications provider takes Web content, databases, and other business applications and "mobilizes" them for a variety of wireless devices. Check out the Macromedia Flash-enabled demo that includes interesting industry estimates and details about the company's products and services.
www.pinpoint.com
This company offers a search engine designed for wireless devices.

Global Positioning Systems
www.gpsy.com/gpsinfo
This site contains links to numerous GPS-related Web sites including FAQs, news, satellite information, mapping programs and government GPS sites.
www.navtech.com
Navtech is a manufacturer of in-vehicle navigation systems.
www.magellangps.com
This GPS manufacturer offers several models including portable and in-vehicle devices.

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Chapter 7: Internet Security

Security Resource Sites

www.securitysearch.net
This is a comprehensive resource for computer security. The site has thousands of links to products, security companies, tools and more. The site also offers a free weekly newsletter with information about vulnerabilities.
www.esecurityonline.com
This site is a great resource for information on online security. The site has links to news, tools, events, training and other valuable security information and resources.
www.epic.org
The Electronic Privacy Information Center deals with protecting privacy and civil liberties. Visit this site to learn more about the organization and its latest initiatives.
theory.lcs.mit.edu/~rivest/crypto-security.html
The Ronald L. Rivest: Cryptography and Security site has an extensive list of links to security resources, including newsgroups, government agencies, FAQs, tutorials and more.
www.w3.org/Security/Overview.html
The W3C Security Resources site has FAQs, information about W3C security and e-commerce initiatives and links to other security related Web sites.
web.mit.edu/network/ietf/sa
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is an organization concerned with the architecture of the Internet, has working groups dedicated to Internet Security. Visit the IETF Security Area to learn about the working groups, join the mailing list or check out the latest drafts of the IETF's work.
dir.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Security_and_Encryption
The Yahoo Security and Encryption page is a great resource for links to Web sites security and encryption.
www.counterpane.com/hotlist.html
The Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., site includes links to downloads, source code, FAQs, tutorials, alert groups, news and more.
www.rsasecurity.com/rsalabs/faq
This site is an excellent set of FAQs about cryptography from RSA Laboratories, one of the leading makers of public key cryptosystems.
www.nsi.org/compsec.html
Visit the National Security Institute's Security Resource Net for the latest security alerts, government standards, and legislation, as well as security FAQs links and other helpful resources.
www.itaa.org/infosec
The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) InfoSec site has information about the latest U.S. government legislation related to information security.
staff.washington.edu/dittrich/misc/ddos
The Distributed Denial of Service Attacks site has links to news articles, tools, advisory organizations and even a section on security humor.
www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayNew.pl?/security/links/security_corner.htm
The Security Watch site on Infoword.com has loads of links to security resources.
www.antionline.com
AntiOnline has security-related news and information, a tutorial titled "Fight-back! Against Hackers," information about hackers and an archive of hacked sites.
www.microsoft.com/security/default.asp
The Microsoft security site has links to downloads, security bulletins and tutorials.
www.grc.com
This site offers a service to test the security of your computer's Internet connection.

Magazines, Newsletters and News sites
www.networkcomputing.com/consensus
The Security Alert Consensus is a free weekly newsletter with information about security threats, holes, solutions and more.
www.infosecuritymag.com
Information Security Magazine has the latest Web security news and vendor information.
www.issl.org/cipher.html
Cipher is an electronic newsletter on security and privacy from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). You can view current and past issues online.
securityportal.com
The Security Portal has news and information about security, cryptography and the latest viruses.
www.scmagazine.com
SC Magazine has news, product reviews and a conference schedule for security events.
www.cnn.com/TECH/specials/hackers
Insurgency on the Internet from CNN Interactive has news on hacking, plus a gallery of hacked sites.
rootshell.com/beta/news.html
Visit Rootshell for security-related news and white papers.

Government Sites for Computer Security
www.cit.nih.gov/security.html
This site has links to security organizations, security resources and tutorials on PKI, SSL and other protocols.
cs-www.ncsl.nist.gov
The Computer Security Resource Clearing House is a resource for network administrators and others concerned with security. This site has links to incident-reporting centers, information about security standards, events, publications and other resources.
www.cdt.org/crypto
Visit the Center for Democracy and Technology for U. S. legislation and policy news regarding cryptography.
www.epm.ornl.gov/~dunigan/security.html
This site has links to loads of security-related sites. The links are organized by subject and include resources on digital signatures, PKI, smart cards, viruses, commercial providers, intrusion detection and several other topics.
www.alw.nih.gov/Security
The Computer Security Information page is an excellent resource, providing links to news, newsgroups, organizations, software, FAQs and an extensive number of Web links.
www.fedcirc.gov
The Federal Computer Incident Response Capability deals with the security of government and civilian agencies. This site has information about incident statistics, advisories, tools, patches and more.
axion.physics.ubc.ca/pgp.html
This site has a list of freely available cryptosystems, along with a discussion of each system and links to FAQs and tutorials.
www.ifccfbi.gov
The Internet Fraud Complaint Center, founded by the Justice Department and the FBI, fields reports of Internet fraud.
www.disa.mil/infosec/iaweb/default.html
The Defense Information Systems Agency's Information Assurance page includes links to sites on vulnerability warnings, virus information and incident-reporting instructions, as well as other helpful links.

Internet Security Vendors
www.rsasecurity.com
RSA is one of the leaders in electronic security. Visit its site for more information about its current products and tools, which are used by companies worldwide.
www.checkpoint.com
Check Point™ Software Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of Internet security products and services.
www.mycio.com
MyCIO provides Internet security software and services.
www.opsec.com
The Open Platform for Security (OPSEC) has over 200 partners that develop security products and solutions using the OPSEC to allow for interoperability and increased security over a network.
www.baltimore.com
Baltimore is an e-commerce security solutions provider. Its most popular product is UniCERT, a digital certificate product that is used in PKI. It also offers SET, public-key cryptography and digital certificate solutions.
www.ncipher.com
nCipher is a vendor of hardware and software security products. Its products include an SSL accelerator that speeds up transaction of SSL Web servers and a secure key management system.
www.entrust.com
Entrust Technologies provides e-security products and services.
www.tenfour.co.uk
TenFour provides software for secure e-mail.
www.antivirus.com
ScanMail® is an e-mail virus detection program for Microsoft Exchange.
www.contenttechnologies.com/ads
Content Technologies is a security software provider. Its products include firewall and secure e-mail programs.
www.zixmail.com
Zixmail™ is a secure e-mail product that allows you to encrypt and digitally sign your messages using different e-mail programs.
web.mit.edu/network/pgp.html
At this site you can download Pretty Good Privacy® freeware, which allows you to send messages, files, etc., securely.
www.certicom.com
Certicom provides security solutions for the wireless Internet.
www.raytheon.com
Raytheon Corporation's SilentRunner monitors activity on a network to find internal threats, such as data theft or fraud.

SSL and SET
developer.netscape.com/tech/security/ssl/protocol.html
This Netscape page has a brief description of SSL, plus links to an SSL tutorial and FAQs.
www.netscape.com/security/index.html
The Netscape Security Center is an extensive resource for Internet and Web security. You will find news, tutorials, products and services on this site.
psych.psy.uq.oz.au/~ftp/Crypto
This FAQs page has an extensive list of questions and answers about SSL technology.
www.setco.org
The Secure Electronic Transaction LLC was formed through Visa and MasterCard to work on the SET specification. Visit this Web site to learn more about SET and the companies using SET in their products, and check out the brief FAQs list and glossary.
www.visa.com/nt/ecomm/security/main.html
Visa International's security page includes information on SSL and SET. The page includes a demonstration of an online shopping transaction, which explains how SET works.
www.mastercard.com/shoponline/set
The MasterCard SET Web site includes information about the SET protocol, a glossary of SET-related terms, the latest developments and a demonstration walking you through the steps of a purchase using SET technology.
www.openssl.org
The Open SSL Project provides a free, open source toolkit for SSL.

Public-key Cryptography
www.entrust.com
Entrust produces effective security software products using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
www.cse.dnd.ca
The Communication Security Establishment has a short tutorial on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that defines PKI, public-key cryptography and digital signatures.
www.magnet.state.ma.us/itd/legal/pki.htm
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Information Technology page has loads of links to sites related to PKI that contain information about standards, vendors, trade groups and government organizations.
www.ftech.net/~monark/crypto/index.htm
The Beginner's Guide to Cryptography is an online tutorial and includes links to other sites on privacy and cryptography.
www.faqs.org/faqs/cryptography-faq
The Cryptography FAQ has an extensive list of questions and answers.
www.pkiforum.org
The PKI Forum promotes the use of PKI.
www.counterpane.com/pki-risks.html
Visit the Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.'s site to read the article "Ten Risks of PKI: What You're Not Being Told About Public Key Infrastructure."

Digital Signatures
www.ietf.org/html.charters/xmldsig-charter.html
The XML Digital Signatures site was created by a group working to develop digital signatures using XML. You can view the group's goals and drafts of their work.
www.elock.com
E-Lock Technologies is a vendor of digital-signature products used in Public Key Infrastructure. This site has an FAQs list covering cryptography, keys, certificates and signatures.
www.digsigtrust.com
The Digital Signature Trust Co. is a vendor of Digital Signature and Public Key Infrastructure products. It has a tutorial titled "Digital Signatures and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) 101."

Digital Certificates
www.verisign.com
VeriSign creates digital IDs for individuals, small businesses and large corporations. Check out its Web site for product information, news and downloads.
www.thawte.com
Thawte Digital Certificate Services offers SSL, developer and personal certificates.
www.silanis.com/
Silanis Technology is a vendor of digital-certificate software.
www.belsign.be
Belsign issues digital certificates in Europe. It is the European authority for digital certificates.
www.openca.org
Set up your own CA using open-source software from The OpenCA Project.

Digital Wallets
www.globeset.com
GlobeSet is a vendor of digital-wallet software. Its site has an animated tutorial demonstrating the use of an electronic wallet in an SET transaction.
www.trintech.com
Trintech digital wallets handle SSL and SET transactions.
wallet.yahoo.com
The Yahoo! Wallet is a digital wallet that can be used at thousands of Yahoo! Stores worldwide.

Firewalls
www.interhack.net/pubs/fwfaq
This site provides an extensive list of FAQs on firewalls.
www.spirit.com/cgi-bin/report.pl
Visit this site to compare firewall software from a variety of vendors.
www.zeuros.co.uk/generic/resource/firewall
Zeuros is a complete resource for information about firewalls. You will find FAQs, books, articles, training and magazines on this site.
www.thegild.com/firewall
The Firewall Product Overview site has an extensive list of firewall products, with links to each vendor's site.
csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/
Check out this firewall tutorial from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
www.watchguard.com
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc., provides firewalls and other security solutions for medium to large organizations.
www.networkice.com
BlackICE Defender, from Network ICE, combines a firewall with intrusion detection.

Kerberos
www.nrl.navy.mil/CCS/people/kenh/kerberos-faq.html
This site is an extensive list of FAQs on Kerberos from the Naval Research Laboratory.
web.mit.edu/kerberos/www
Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol is a list of FAQs provided by MIT.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~shadow/kerberos.html
The Kerberos Reference Page has links to several informational sites, technical sites and other helpful resources.
www.pdc.kth.se/kth-krb
Visit this site to download various Kerberos white papers and documentation.

Biometrics
www.keytronic.com
Key Tronic manufactures keyboards with fingerprint recognition systems.

Steganography and Digital Watermarking
www.bluespike.com/giovanni/giovmain.html
Blue Spike's Giovanni watermarks help publishers of digital content protect their copyrighted material and track their content that is distributed electronically.
www.outguess.org
Outguess is a freely available steganographic tool.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~fapp2/steganography/index.html
The Information Hiding Homepage has technical information, news and links related to digital watermarking and steganography.
www.demcom.com
DemCom's Steganos Security Suite software allows you to encrypt and hide files within audio, video, text or HTML files.
www.digimarc.com
Digimarc is a leading provider of digital-watermarking software solutions.
www.cognicity.com
Cognicity specializes in digital-watermarking solutions for the music and entertainment industries.

Newsgroups
news:comp.security.firewalls
news:comp.security.unix
news:comp.security.misc
news:comp.protocols.kerberos

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Chapter 8: Direct e-Mailing

www.radicalmail.com
Radicalmail.com is a company that performs streaming multimedia e-mailing services. Visit the site for demonstrations of its latest e-mail capabilities.
www.flonetwork.com
FloNetwork, Inc., manages direct e-mail campaigns. The company provides real-time tracking and analysis of e-mail campaigns.
www.clickaction.com
ClickAction offers e-mail campaign management.

Online Promotions
www.webpromote.com
WebPromote.com offers information on Internet marketing, including extensive coverage of promoting your Web site.
www.promotionworld.com/tutorial/000.html
Promotion World has an online promotional outline containing information on site-promotion services.

Internet Marketing Research
www.iconocast.com
ICONOCAST features a variety of marketing information, including a newsletter.
www.idc.com
International Data Corporation offers specialized marketing research on the Internet, e-commerce and information technology.

Online Advertising
www.engage.com
Engage Media offers a variety of Internet marketing products and services.
www.adresource.com
Ad Resource offers Internet advertising resources, including information on software, events and articles.
www.burst.com
Burst.com uses bursting to deliver video content. Visit the site for a demonstration of the difference between bursting and streaming.

Webcasting and Interactive Advertising
www.streamingmedia.com
Streamingmedia.com is a site where you can learn about current streaming-media conferences, industry news, company directories and other information on streaming media.
www.digiknow.com
Digiknow.com offers interactive advertising, including online, on-disk and on-paper advertising. Visit the site to see demonstrations.
www.bluestreak.com
Bluestreak offers interactive banners. Visit the site to see demonstrations.

Business-to-Business Marketing on the Web
www.verticalnet.com
VerticalNet, Inc., provides a list of industry communities. It also has a variety of e-business solutions that help bring buyers and sellers together. Its resources give marketers options for B2B marketing.
www.commerceone.com
Commerce One offers a portal (www.marketsite.net) for businesses to exchange products around the world. Commerce One also assists companies in building industry marketplaces.
www.linkshare.com
Linkshare is one of the few companies offering business-to-business affiliate programs in addition to business-to-consumer affiliate programs.

Public Relations
www.mediarelations.com
Media Relations provides publicity, marketing and event management.
www1.internetwire.com/iwire/home
Internet Wire offers a free PR newsletter.
www.newsiq.com
NewsIQ offers a service that tracks when a client appears in the news.

Search-Engine Information
www.submiturl.com/metatags.htm
This site has a brief tutorial on META tags.
www.webdeveloper.com/html/html_metatags.html
The Webdeveloper provides a tutorial on META tags.

General Internet Marketing Information
www.asknetrageous.com/AskNetrageous.html
Asknetrageous offers answers to questions on Internet marketing. You can subscribe to any of its e-mail newsletters for free.
www.eMarketer.com
eMarketer aggregates content on Internet marketing, including news, statistics, profiles and reviews.
www.channelseven.com
Channelseven is a news and information site that helps marketing and advertising professionals keep up to date with the Web.
www.roibotlibrary.com/index.htm
ROIbotlibrary is a listing of free resources on Internet marketing. The resources include a free five-day marketing course sent to you over the Internet. The Web site also provides free marketing software.

Total Internet Marketing Solutions and Services
www.wheelhouse.com
Wheelhouse consults and provides implementation assistance for various marketing strategies. It also implements marketing systems.
www.ilux.com
Ilux develops and sells software for Internet marketing solutions and also provides services, including evaluation of Web sites, outsourcing and assistance with the use of Ilux software.

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Chapter 9: Directories and Search Engines for Affiliate Programs

www.associatesearch.com
This site is a directory for affiliate programs that allows you to search by category or topic.
www.referralmadness.com
This site provides a directory of affiliate programs and affiliate-program products.
www.affiliateadvisor.com
This site offers affiliate-program recommendations, a message board and information on tools and services.
www.webaffiliateprograms.com
This site is a directory for affiliate programs, listed by category.
www.clickquick.com
This site provides a free e-mail newsletter containing news and strategies related to affiliate programs. The site also provides reviews of many different affiliate programs.
www.associate-it.com
This site is an affiliate program directory. It offers lists of popular programs, new programs and two-tier programs, as well as a free newsletter. Its Top Ten List is published every two weeks.
www.associateprograms.com
This site is a directory of affiliate programs.
www.refer-it.com
This site offers a search engine for affiliate programs.
www.affiliatesdirectory.com
This site offers a directory for affiliates and merchants.
www.webmaster-programs.com
This site rates the top affiliate programs. It also offers tips on maximizing your program and the latest news about affiliate programs.
www.masterclick.8m.com
This site is a directory for affiliate and referral programs.
www.clickslink.com
This site provides a list of associate programs, a free newsletter, site promotion and discussion lists.

Affiliate-Program Solution Providers
www.quickclick.com
Visit this site for reviews of the top-paying and most effective affiliate and pay-per-action online advertising programs.
www.cashpile.com
This site aggregates information on affiliate programs. It also offers tutorials, news and links to top sites.
www.plugingo.com
This company is an affiliate network provider.

Tracking Solutions
www.cybertrakker.com
This site offers software for tracking affiliates. It includes an integrated e-commerce system with a shopping cart and can support a two-tiered affiliate program.
www.affiliatezone.com
This company provides affiliate tracking software. Visit the Web site to see view an online example of the software's capabilities.
www.superscripts.com/scripts/agents.html
Agents of Fortune Software provides multilevel affiliate-program tracking.

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Chapter 10: Log-file Analysis

www.uu.se/Software/Analyzers/Access-analyzers.html
This site offers a listing of URLs for various log-file analysis tools. The list is organized by platform, including Unix, Windows NT, Windows, Macintosh and platform independent.
www.sane.com
Sane Solutions offers NetTracker®, a log-file analysis product. Visit the site for an online demo.
www.activeconcepts.com
Active Concepts provides Internet analysis products for eBusiness, Web administration, online training and marketing.

Data Mining
www.sas.com
SAS® has many solutions for customer relationship management. Its Balanced Scorecard uses data warehousing and data management to analyze collected data.
www-4.ibm.com/software/data/iminer/fordata
IBM® offers DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data. This product mines high-volume data and also provides analysis results.
www.magnify.com
Magnify provides data-mining solutions including specific products for the financial industry.

Personalization
www.andromedia.com
Andromedia provides LikeMinds, a solution that allows you to personalize your customers' experiences on your Web site based on their previous visits.
www.bluemartini.com
The BlueMartini Customer Interaction Server allows businesses to manage the needs of individual customers by tracking and mining the customer's visits.
www.broadbase.com
Broadbase Software, Inc. provides solutions for all aspects of e-commerce. The E-Marketing product assists the marketer in planning, executing and analyzing personalized marketing campaigns.

Call Centers
www.cosmocom.com
CosmoCom™'s CosmoCall Universe is a communication platform that includes Internet, e-mail, voicemail, fax and telephone.
www.siebel.com
Siebel® offers a wide range of CRM solutions, including a call-center solution that includes coordinating all interactions with customers using telephone, fax, e-mail, the Web and VoIP.
www.clarify.com
Clarify™ offers many CRM products, including the Clarify ClearCall Center. This solution is used by salespeople, managers and customer service representatives, so all views of the customer can be linked into one system.

E-mail
www.echomail.com
EchoMail®, Inc. provides companies with EchoMail, a software application that routes e-mail to the proper people; it also warehouses and mines e-mail for analysis in real time and creates mailing lists and administers e-mail campaigns.
www.emailtoday.com
This portal provides e-mail industry news and articles.
www.clickaction.com
ClickAction™ ERM is a Web-based e-mail management solution designed for marketers and database managers. You can tailor the solution to be self-service (e-mails are sent automatically) or full service (e-mails are managed by employees), depending on your needs.

Online Text Chatting
www.humanclick.com
HumanClick offers companies the option to place on their sites buttons that connect to live customer-service representatives over the Internet. The customer can then speak with the CSR. Visit the site to view the demo.
www.webdialogs.com
WebDialogs offers online text chatting services as well as callback features and browsing synchronization between visitors and customer service representatives.
www.eshare.com
eshare™ offers eshare Expressions®, a turnkey solution for adding discussion forums, presentations and chatting capabilities to a Web site.

Speech Synthesis, Speech Recognition and Natural-Language Processing
www.askjeeves.com
AskJeevesSM offers Jeeves Relevant Answers, a product that uses "popularity-ranking technology" and "natural-language question answering" to help visitors find products and services relevant to their interests.
www.speech.philips.com/ud/get/Pages/pc_home_m.htm
Philips' SpeechMania™ is a software package that performs "natural speech recognition" for transaction services and automating telephone information services.

Voice Communications
www.iec.org/tutorials/vfoip
This site offers an online tutorial for Voice over IP applications.
www.dialpad.com
This company provides users with free calls using VoIP.

Sales Force Automation
www.selectica.com
Selectica's Internet Selling System™ (ISS) is a solution that improves the sales process by assisting in product development, analysis, sales data management and other sales functions.
www.oraclesalesonline.com
Oracle® provides an online solution for sales-force automation. OracleSalesOnline.com gives a company's sales force access to sales force automation tools, including company updates and forecasts.
www.frontrange.com
FrontRange Solutions™ sells GoldMine® 5.0, an automation software for sales and marketing.

Complete CRM Solutions
www.peoplesoft.com
PeopleSoft® created the Vantive Enterprise and the Web-based Vantive eBusiness application suites to fulfill companies' customer relationship management needs. The modules of the solution can be used separately or together and include Vantive Quality, Vantive Support, Vantive Sales, Vantive Field Service and Vantive HelpDesk.
www.pegasystems.com
Pegasystem offers a full range of CRM solutions for service, marketing and sales, using various channels of contact with consumers.
www.crmcommunity.com
This site is a resource for customer relationship management. This site provides visitors with a listing of solutions, CRM events and a career center.
www.crm-forum.com
CRM Forum contains articles, tutorials, presentations, and white papers on improving the quality of customer relationship management on the Internet.
www.isky.com
iSky provides assistance for companies who need customer care systems. A company can outsource customer relationship management to iSky.
www.acxiom.com
Acxiom® offers Abilitec™, a solution that integrates all forms of contact with customers, so a company can have a single view of each customer.

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Chapter 11: Legal References

www2.bc.edu/~herbeck/cyberreadings.html
Prof. D. Herbeck of Boston College has established this site to provide students with readings and court cases relevant to the development of cyberlaw. The site includes several landmark cases in the development of the freedom of expression in the United States, as well as more current debates over speech and the Internet.
www.fcc.gov
The Federal Communications Commission is the government body responsible for regulating interstate and international communications, including radio, television and satellite. The FCC plays an active role in determining the need for government regulation of the Internet.
www.findlaw.com
This site provides users with state and federal court decisions, as well as current law.
www.legalengine.com
This comprehensive Web site has links to federal, state, county and local laws. It includes world law, Supreme Court decisions and cyberlaw.

Online Privacy
www.privaseek.com
Now called Persona, this company provides users with the tools to protect their privacy online.
www.enonymous.com
A developer of privacy-oriented marketing strategies and services, Enonymous.com provides privacy ratings of various Web sites and presents them to users on a scale of 0 to 4 stars (0 being the lowest, 4 being the highest).
www.doubleclick.com
Doubleclick is an online advertising agency. The site was recently in the headlines for its consumer-tracking techniques.
www.codexdatasystems.com
Codex Data Systems manufactures tracking and surveillance software.
www.softsecurity.com
This private organization develops security software.
www.cdt.org
The Center for Democracy and Technology has expertise in the legal and technological development of the Web. Its mission is protecting privacy and free speech.
www.eff.org
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit organization concerned with privacy and the freedom of expression in the digital age.
www.privacyrights.org
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization designed to help consumers better understand and protect their privacy.
www.truste.com
This site is the leading provider of online privacy protection services. Truste.com audits member organizations to ensure consumers that the sites are upholding their privacy policies.
www.privacybot.com
This site generates privacy policies for Web sites. For a fee, users can enter information that is then incorporated into a policy. The service is supported by Trustmark.
www.privacyx.com
This free Internet service allows users to surf the Internet anonymously.
www.privacychoices.org
This site, operated by DoubleClick, aids users in understanding privacy policies, how to avoid receiving junk mail and how to disable cookies.
www.epic.org
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is concerned with the use of consumer information by online companies. The Web site allows users to register for regular e-mails that discuss updates on the current issues surrounding privacy and First Amendment rights.
www.junkbusters.com
Junkbusters is a privacy advocacy and consulting group that helps consumers and businesses reduce the amount of junk mail they receive. Although not a supplier of legal advice, the organization offers products designed to protect users from unsolicited e-mail.
www.getagriponit.com
WQuinn offers a software solution to monitor the material that is being stored on your server. The collection of outdated mail, sexually explicit images and otherwise sensitive material on your hard drive can lead to slow service or legal complications. The site offers a free 30-day trial of the software.
www.privaseek.com
Persona, formerly known as Privaseek, enables consumers to control their personal information through MyPersona. It provides material to alert users to privacy issues and provides a list of resources through which users can continue researching these issues.
www.netcoalition.com
A consortium of major Web sites, including Amazon.com, Yahoo! and Lycos. Netcoalition.com attempts to meet the needs of e-business while matching the demands of the consumer regarding online privacy.
www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy
The Federal Trade Commission's site details the treatment of children's personal information on the Internet. The site includes the Child's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), enacted in April 2000.

Regulation Methods
www.surfwatch.com
The first to enter the Internet filtering market in 1995, Surfwatch advertises a 90- to 95-percent success rate in filtering questionable content.
www.cybersitter.com
Cybersitter filtering software is available for a free trial or to buy as a download.
www.getnetwise.com
GetNetWise is an organization that provides and promotes a valuable Web experience. The site provides information on safe surfing.
www.unitedmessaging.com
This site aids users in managing incoming e-mail messages. Message Control, a service it provides, protects users from unwanted mail and viruses.
www.pwcbetterweb.com
This site is for PriceWaterhouseCoopers's auditing and privacy policy development program.

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Chapter 12: General

www.globalcrossing.com
GlobalCrossing provides a fast, secure global network, IP services and rich content, applications and Web hosting.
www.abanet.org/buslaw/cyber/initiatives/prospect.html
The full text of this report can be found of the American Bar Association Global Cyberspace Jurisdiction Project. The report represents the culmination of two years of research relating to international legal questions introduced by the Internet and global e-commerce.
europa.eu.int
This site provides additional information on the European Union Directive on Data Protection.
www.telecomitalia.it
Sea-Bone is Telecom Italia's solution for telecommunication operators and ISPs that want to upgrade their network to Global Internet.
www.nua.ie
This site hosts two Internet business-related newsletters and offers links to other relevant information to learn more about the development of e-business on the Web.
www.glreach.com/globstats/index.php3
Internet and technology statistics by country or language are available at the Global Reach site.
www.idiominc.com
This site contains a Resource Library that allows users to search for articles and information pertaining to specific foreign markets and topics.
www.firsttuesday.com
This site connects potential business partners and employees to gather at the group's monthly meetings or online job marketplace.

Domain Names
www.iana.org/cctld/cctld.htm
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Web site. This site provides information on registering foreign domain names.

Translation Services
www.ilanguage.com
This site offers dynamic Internet translation and globalization services for Internet companies, in-house translations, global promotion of your Web site and e-mails to customers in their native language.
www.etranslate.com
eTranslate specializes in end-to-end globalization solutions.
www.logos.it
This site provides an online language translation dictionary, helps users pronounce words correctly and demonstrates the use of the word in context.
www.aquarius.net
This site provides online translation services.
www.wholetree.com
Wholetree offers integrated multi-language support for customer service
www.RSL.com
RSL is the telecom's first multi-national e-services platform with a real-time language translator.
www.teltrust.com
Teltrust offers seamless integrated multilingual support services and one-touch support.

The following sites provide internalization and localization services.
www.bowneglobal.com
Bowne Global Provides localization services for businesses in a variety of industries.
www.globalsight.com
This site provides software for internationalization and localization intergration.
www.lionbridge.com
LionBridge Technologies provides globalization solutions for technology, telecommunications, life sciences and financial services industries.
www.worldpoint.com
This site provides translation services and content management for e-businesses.

Distribution
www.postoffice.co.uk
Web site of the British Post Office
www.post-ag.de
Web site of the German post office

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Chapter 13: Social Issues

www.cpsr.org
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) is an organization concerned with the development and use of computers and the effects they have on society. The group has addressed issues including the national information infrastructure, civil liberties and privacy, computers in the workplace and technology policy and human needs. CPSR serves as an advisory board to policy makers and the public.
www.igc.com
The Institute for Global Communications is a progressively political portal acting as home to Web sites dedicated to addressing racism, gender, the environment, human rights and international disputes.
www.youthactivism.com
This site is targeted towards political activists under the age of 18. It provides younger audiences with information and advice to initiate political change.
www.planetout.com
A leading Web site for the gay population, PlanetOut provides users with headline news and other relevant information.
www.gay.com
This is a popular Web site targeted to the gay community.
www.match.com
This site, one of the leaders in online dating services, provides users with access to hundreds of potential significant others. For a fee the site will pair members according to their areas of interest.
www.oxygen.com
This site is targeted toward female audiences, providing information on health, motherhood, relationships, entertainment and fashion.

Communication Technologies
www.firetalk.com
This service allows Firetalk members to conduct online communications, gather in discussion groups and tour the Web together.

Digital Divide
www.school.aol.com
This site provides information about AOL's effort to bring Internet tools into urban schools.

Activism
www.youthactivism.com
This site is designed to help young adults get involved in the issues that concern them most.
www.georgewbush.com
Users can visit this site to learn more about the Republican presidential nominee.
www.voter.com
Web users can visit this site to learn more about the presidential election, the issues, the funding and the candidates.
www.seac.org
This is the Web site for the Student Environmental Action Coalition.
www.amnestyusa.org
The Web site for Amnesty International.
www.peacecorps.org
Visit this Web site to learn more about the Peace Corps and the causes it serves.

Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
www.charityamerica.com
This site offers Web surfers the ability to shop at charity-sponsoring businesses, donate items and money, and learn more about charitable organizations.
www.webofhope.com
This site is designed to raise awareness and funding for medical research and health support in urban areas.
www.stopitnow.com
This organization provides information and resources for abusers.
www.thehungersite.com
Web surfers can visit this site and click on participating advertisements. The proceeds from advertisement dollars are donated according to the number of visitors to the ad.
www.bigbroboston.org
The site hosts the Boston chapter of Big Brother. Interested users can submit a request for an application and learn more about the organization.
www.amrivers.org
This site hosts American Rivers Online, an organization making an effort to clean up and preserve the polluted rivers in the United States.
www.nonprofit-info.org
This site provides extensive information for users interested in starting a non-profit organization online.

Online Communities
www.bolt.com
This Web site is designed to target the teenage audience. It offers advice columns, the option to build your own home page and vote in a daily poll.
www.alloy.com
This teenage site provides e-mail accounts, online chatting and shopping.
www.blackvoices.com
This portal serves the African American community
www.blackplanet.com
This site is designed to meet the needs of the Black community.
www.celt.net
The following are interest-based community sites.
www.agri-ville.com
An online community for agriculturalists, providing information on produce, livestock and equipment.
www.gca.ca
The following are gender-specific communities
www.vicaids.asn.au
This site provides information regarding gay health and the AIDS virus.
www.menshealth.com
This is the online version of the popular magazine.
www.women.com
Women can find information of health, style and childbirth.

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Chapter 14: Accessibility

www.w3.org/WAI
The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) site promotes design of universally accessible Web sites. This site will help you keep up-to-date with current guidelines and forthcoming standards for Web accessibility.
www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10
This page is a note published by the WCAG working group. It discusses techniques that can be used to comply with the WAI. This is a great resource and can be used to find additional information on many of the topics covered in this chapter.
deafness.about.com/health/deafness/msubmenu6.htm
This is the home page of deafness.about.com. It is an excellent resource to find information pertaining to deafness.
www.cast.org
CAST stands for the Center for Applied Special Technology. They offer software intended to help individuals with disabilities use a computer, including a valuable accessibility checker—free of charge. The accessibility checker is a Web based program used to validate the accessibility of Web sites.
www.trainingpost.org/3-2-inst.htm
This site presents a tutorial on the Gunning Fog Index. The Gunning Fog Index is a method of grading text on its readability.
www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/aural.html
This page discusses Aural Style Sheets, outlining the purpose and uses of this new technology.
laurence.canlearn.ca/English/learn/newaccessguide/indie
INDIE is an acronym which stands for "Integrated Network of Disability Information and Education." This site is home to a powerful search engine which help users find out information about disabilities.
java.sun.com/products/java-media/speech/forDevelopers/JSML
This site outlines the specifications for JSML, Sun Microsystem's Java Speech Markup Language. This language, like VoiceXML, could drastically improve accessibility for visually impaired people.
www.slcc.edu/webguide/lynxit.html
Lynxit is a development tool that allows users to view any Web site just as a text-only browser would. The site's form allows you to enter a URL and returns the Web site in text-only format.
www.trill-home.com/lynx/public_lynx.html
This site allows you to use browse the Web using a Lynx browser. Doing so will allow you to see how your page will load for users without the most current technologies.
www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/ncam/accesslinks.html
This site provides links to other accessibility pages across the Web.
ocfo.ed.gov/coninfo/clibrary/software.htm
This is the U.S. Department of Education's Web site for software accessibility requirements. It is aimed at helping developers produce accessible products.
www.alphaworks.ibm.com
This is the home page for IBM Alphaworks. It provides information on VoiceXML and offers a download of the beta version of Voice Server SDK.
www.microsoft.com/enable/dev/guidelines/software.htm
This Web site presents Microsoft's guidelines to designing accessible software.
www.w3.org/TR/voice-tts-reqs
This page explains the speech synthesis markup requirements for voice markup languages.
deafness.about.com/health/deafness/msubvib.htm
This site provides information on deafness; it outlines vibrotactile devices. These devices allow deaf people to experience audio in the form of vibrations.
www.hj.com
Henter-Joyce a division of Freedom Scientific provides software for the blind and visually impaired people. It is the home of JAWS.
www.abledata.com/text2/icg_hear.htm
This page contains a consumer guide that discusses technologies for hearing-impaired people.
www.washington.edu/doit
The University of Washington's DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) site provides information and Web development resources for creating universally accessible Web sites.
www.webable.com
The WebABLE site contains links to many disability-related Internet resources and is geared towards those looking to develop technologies for people with disabilities.
www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/comp.speech/SpeechLinks.html
The Speech Technology Hyperlinks page has over 500 links to sites related to computer-based speech and speech recognition tools.
www.chantinc.com/technology
This is the Chant Web site, which discusses speech technology and how it works. Chant also provides speech synthesis and speech recognition software.

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Chapter 15: Online Industries


Law
lawlinks.com
This site is a legal portal with links, legal forms and a directory of attorneys.
www.ilrg.com
This is one of the most comprehensive legal resources on the Web with over 4000 links to law-related resources.
www.findlaw.com
FindLaw is one of the premier legal portals on the Web. The site hosts content pertaining to attorneys, students, the public and businesses.

Medicine
www.medlineplus.com
Created by the national library of medicine, this site hosts information on health and nutrition and offers dictionaries, drug information and medical directories.
MDchoice.com
This is an information resource for medical professionals and consumers. The site offers a search capability that gives users access to 6000 medical journals, the latest news in medicine and career-opportunity listings.
www.ama-assn.org
The American Medical Association is the professional association for the healthcare industry. The site monitors the industry and provides news and resources for medical professionals.

Insurance
www.quickeninsurance.com
One of the leaders in online insurance, Quicken offers free quotes on home, auto, life and medical insurance.
www.insure.com
This site is an insurance portal that offers links to various insurance carriers and brokers.

Government
www.Webgov.com
This is the official portal of the U.S. Government, offering links to its agencies and departments of the United States government.
www.firstgov.com
Visit this site for comprehensive listing of government Web sites.

Online Grocery Services
www.kozmo.com
Kozmo delivers movies, DVDs, food, magazines and many other convenience items to your doorstep. The site hosts a catalog of products that will typically be dropped off by a messenger within an hour of your purchase.
www.peapod.com
Peapod, and online grocery store, was founded in 1996 and is a partner of Stop & Shop.

Tickets
NATB.org
The National Association of Ticket Brokers is dedicated to keeping the ticketing industry fair and ethical.
moviefone.com
Visitors can learn about films which are currently playing, and purchase tickets in advance.
tixx.com
You can order tickets to your favorite sporting events, concerts, theater productions and more at this site.
culturefinder.com
Dance, opera, theater and visual arts are some of the categories available on Culturefinder. This site offers a nationwide database of ticketing information.

Real Estate
www.foxtons.co.uk
This real estate site serves the United Kingdom, providing information about buying and selling homes, leasing property and moving.

Travel
www.revelex.com
This online service allows user to book reservations for airline tickets, car rental and hotels in a dynamic market. The prices change based on the volume of people bidding.
www.lowestfare.com
Lowestfare is more than an online fare finder. This site also includes a currency converter, links to world events and news, weather and maps.
www.fareagent.com
Fareagent is a search engine designed to help consumers find the lowest airfares. An e-mail newsletter updates customers if their desired fare becomes available.
www.trip.com
This is an online travel agency that includes customized flight planning for corporate or personal travel, a trip planner and city destination guide.

Retail Products
www.cribs2go.com
This site is a one-stop shop for parents with infant children. Household items such as barricades, cabinet locks, formula and diapers are available.
www.iderive.com
iDerive is a unique retail product site that offers discounts on automobiles, hotel reservations, airline tickets and consumer electronics. When a customer puts in an order, iDerive searches for a vendor willing to sell the product. If the product is not available, iDerive will pay the customer a small reward.
www.overstock.com
This online shopping site offers electronics, computers, sporting goods, gifts, jewelry, housewares and apparel.
www.e-centives.com
E-centives offers digital coupons tailored to your shopping needs. Coupons can be redeemed from participating vendors.

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Chapter 16: Hybrid Banks

www.fleet.com
FleetBoston Financial offers a physical presence, as well as online banking services. The company also offers online brokerage services through Quick & Reilly.
www.wellsfargo.com
Wells Fargo is an online branch of a California-based commercial bank.
www.citibankonline.com
Citibank® offers Citibank Online, its online banking service offering customers free bill payment online and personal finance research tools.
www.pnc.com
PNC offers online banking services, and online mortgage and investment services for personal and corporate accounts.

Internet-Only Banks
www.netbank.com
NetBank an Internet-only bank offering a variety of banking services.
www.clarity.com
This is an online bank that specializes in helping technology firms.
www.onecore.com
This is an online bank that specializes in helping small businesses.
www.bankrate.com
This site aggregates financial information and financial rates.
www.compubank.com
CompuBank® offers clickrewards™, allowing customers to earn rewards for direct deposits and check-card purchases. The company pays above-average interest on checking accounts and offers free online bill payment.
everbank.com
This bank offers free online bill payment, mortgage services and the everCard™ Visa® Platinum credit card with free credit-card management and trading services through everTrade Direct Brokerage, Inc.

Online Loans
www.fanniemae.com
FannieMae offers its loan services online, including mortgages.
www.countrywide.com
Countrywide® offers direct lending for home purchasing, refinancing and home equities.
www.quickenloan.com
This site offers online mortgage services, including refinancing and home buying.
www.netcredit.net/connect
This site connects lenders with Internet loan-application resources.
capital.com
This site is a business marketplace where financial companies compete to offer loans.

Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs)
www.island.com
Island® is a privately held ECN that offers securities trading to brokerage firms.
www.redibook.com
REDIBook® offers trading grounds for AMEX, NYSE and NASDAQ securities.
www.tradearca.com
Archipelago is an ECN that allows the buying and selling of NASDAQ securities. Pending SEC approval, its joint efforts with the Pacific Stock Exchange could create an electronic stock exchange.

Online Trading
www.etrade.com
E*TRADE is an online brokerage firm. This company also offers online banking services.
www.tradeweb.com
This site provides a market for online bond buying and selling. A free 60-day trial is available at the site.
www.quickandreilly.com
Quick & Reilly is a FleetBoston Financial Company that offers online trading services and provides access to Personal Financial Consultants either by phone or at one of its centers.
www.unx.com
Universal Network Exchange provides a Web-based trading technology that accesses different ECNs for trading.
www.datek.com
Datek Online offers trading commission free if an order is not administered within 60 seconds, updates portfolios in real time and provides free check-writing services. If necessary, Datek routes orders to the Island ECN to be traded.
www.ameritrade.com
Ameritrade® is an e-business offering online trading. Its services include real-time quotes and company profiles. Stock alerts can be delivered to your e-mail (wireless e-mail, too) and pager.

Financial Aggregation Services
www.ebalance.com
ebalance™ offers aggregation services and can collect bank and brokerage information. The company collects information from over 1,800 service providers.
www.1ViewNetwork.com
1View Network™ aggregates content for individuals and also provides aggregation technology for financial institutions.
www.ezlogin.com
ezlogin.com is a free service that aggregates personal information and tracks online accounts. It also allows users to surf the Web together.

Wireless Trading
www.dljdirect.com
DLJ Direct™ Anywhere™ Wireless Services offers trading, real-time quotes and portfolio tracking.
www.suretrade.com
This site offers wireless trading through w-Technologies' w-Trade solution.
www.msdwonline.com
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Online offers TradeRunnerSM to provide wireless trading, quotes, market information and notifications.

Financial Planning Online
www.investorguide.com
This site provides market information, stock research, quotes, charts and a tracking service for investors' portfolios.
www.morningstar.com
This site provides mutual fund, stock and insurance information for those seeking finance education. It also offers MorningstarSM ClearFutureSM to assist users in planning their 401(k)s.
ihatefinancialplanning.com
This site provides information on retirement and estate planning, budgeting, tax planning, college funding, surviving divorce, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and buying a home.
www.401kafe.com
401kafe is an informative site for individuals to learn more about how a 401(k) plan works.
www.money.com
This site gives visitors the option to listen to live conference calls on earnings reports from different companies, participate in chat sessions with professionals, view current market updates and stock charts, and learn about investing and planning.

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Chapter 17: Online Learning Opportunities

www.bn.com
Barnes and Noble offers several online courses for areas of general interest. Courses include literature, history and many other liberal arts.
www.cardean.com
This online university of business has affiliations with Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, and others.
www.eskolar.com
This site is an affiliate of Stanford University designed to provide healthcare professionals with information and continuing education.
www.fathom.com
This site (developed by Columbia University) provides articles, interviews, lectures and additional resources in technology, business, law, etc.
www.onlinelearning.net
This UCLA-affiliated site offers both accredited and non-accredited continuing education courses.
www.pensare.com
Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, this site hosts an e-learning center, now offering "Strategic Business Plan Analysis."

Solutions Providers
www.unext.com
UNext is the online education solutions provider responsible for the development of Cardean.
www.powered.com
Powered offers eduCommerce, a service that supplies online businesses with e-learning opportunities.
www.digitalthink.com
This solution provider offers a series of pre-designed and customizable courses.
www.centra.com
TopClass, WBT System's signature product offers design and development services for Web-based training.
www.vcampus.com
VCampus provides an e-learning platform with customizing capabilities. Visit this site to check out the demonstration courses.
www.saba.com
Saba offers consulting services, solutions implementation, hosting services, scalable corporate education services and performance management solutions.
www.pbs.org/adultlearning
The Public Broadcasting System's adult education services licenses and distributes online learning courses to colleges, universities, etc.
www.headlight.com
This site offers design, development and deployment of training courses for corporations. Consulting services are also available.
www.click2learn.com
Click2Learn offers a database of products and services to help individuals and companies find the education they need.
www.thinq.com
Thinq provides customized Web-based training through Thinq Learning Consulting services.
www.smartforce.com
This site offers customized e-learning solutions and support services.

Traditional Education Online
www.gen.com
The Global Education Network offers a variety of online courses and seminars. Its affiliates include Williams College, Brown University and Wellesley College.
imba.udallas.edu
Students can take courses in e-commerce, telecommunications management, information technology and sports management.
www.biz.colostate.edu
Colorado State offers MBA and Management of Technology online programs.
www.dcs.ecu.edu
Students can enroll in online MS Industrial Technology, MS Occupational Safety, graduate and undergraduate courses.
www.suffolkemba.org
Students can earn their MBA from Suffolk University online.
www.educationalbenefit.com
Kaplan College offers MBA, Paralegal Studies, Legal Nurse Consulting, Criminal Justice and Law programs online.
www.ecollege.com
This site is an online marketplace for traditional education.

IT Training Online
www.knowledgenet.com
Visit this site to view demonstrations of KnowledgeNet products and services.
gocertify.earthweb.com
GoCerify provides IT training and certification from a variety of vendors.
www.wavetech.com
This site offers instructor-led training, self-paced study, computer-based training, certification and more.
www.ameritrain.com
Ameritrain provides hands-on computer training online.
www.cyberstateu.com
CyberStateU provides IT training in Cisco networks, Microsoft products and Linux.
CodeWarriorU.com
This site offers programming courses in Java, XML and C++.

Corporate Training
www.quisic.com
Quisic offers online business training for undergraduates, graduates and professionals.
www.net-scene.com
Net-Scene allows businesses to build streaming-media versions of their PowerPoint presentations.

Online Test Preparation
www.testu.com
This site provides asynchronous training for students studying for college entrance exams.
www.tutor.com
This site links students and parents to tutors both online and offline.
www.itped.com
Thomson Learning offers online test-preparation services to teachers who wish to design and administer tests and quizzes online.
www.princetonreview.com
The Princeton Review provides information and online courses for SAT and GMAT test prep.
www.kaplan.com
Kaplan offers a search feature to help students locate tutors and test-preparation classes. Courses are also offered online.
www.ecampus.com
This site allows students to purchase school supplies and sell their used text books.
www.varistybooks.com
VarsityBooks offers school supplies online. Students can also sell their used text books through the site.
www.addall.com
This site allows students to search over 40 different book providers to find the lowest price.
www.eplyon.com
This site links educational institutions and resource suppliers.
www.ibooks.com
Students can purchase electronic course materials on this site.
www.usnews.com
U.S. News and World Report provides graduates and undergraduates with yearly school rankings as well as financial aid and other relevant information.

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Chapter 18: e-Books

www.microsoft.com/reader
Microsoft Reader is a free technology that enables users to read electronic books on their computer, handheld device or electronic book reader.

Self-publishing
www.onlineoriginals.com
This site will review and edit original work and post it to their site in digital format. They are pure e-publishers.
www.inkspot.com
This site offers tips and techniques for writers of all ages and skill levels who wish to publish their materials online. The site also aggregates news related to e-publishing.

Subsidy e-Publishing
www.xlibris.com
This site publishes original material for a small administrative fee. All materials must be edited before submittal.
www.IUniverse.com
This site posts, distributes and markets original materials. A processing fee is paid by the author. IUniverse has access to multiple distribution channels and will customize content for these channels.
www.iPublisher.com
This subsidy e-publisher offers a full range of e-publishing services. This site also distributes and markets original material.

Online News Sources
www.prnewswire.com
Immediate business news from corporations worldwide is posted on this site. This site is free for general use. Listings are updated instantly as news is released.
www.Reuters.com
This service is used by many of the news organizations to find breaking news. The site offers the information for free.
www.upi.com
United Press International is an online news resource. Specializing in breaking news, it offers its content free on their site. Visitors also have free access to the sites extensive photo library.

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Chapter 19: Online Entertainment


General Entertainment
www.inside.com
This site offers the latest news in popular entertainment, plus content from the film, music, publishing and electronic media industries.
www.entertaindom.com
Entertaindom features downloadable music, streaming media and free downloads of popular artists, movies, animations and original content. The site recently Webcasted a full concert by the Barenaked Ladies.
www.checkout.com
If you are looking for reviews on the latest movies, music and games, visit Checkout. The site profiles artists and content creators and their latest material.
www.x-entertainment.com
This site is dedicated to entertainment of the past. Daily articles discuss toys, games and media of the past. Recent articles include "The Top 8 Transformer Figures of All Time" and "Nintendo: Kung-Fu! Hyyya!". The site also includes a photo gallery, video downloads and games.
www.intertainer.com
This site uses broadband technology to provide streaming audio and video over the Web. It also hosts movie trailers, music videos, and other high-quality multimedia.

Film
www.Rottentomatoes.com
This is a movie review site that aggregates film reviews from leading reviewers and rates movies as either "rotten" or "fresh." This site is a great resource when you are trying to decide on what film to watch.
www.Aintitcool.com
Ain't It Cool News is one of the most successful film entertainment sites on the Web. Harry Knowles, a well-known Hollywood gossip reporter, developed the site and publishes the latest news and gossip related to the entertainment industry. The site is filled with interesting rumors and back-lot gossip.
www.filmthreat.com/
Film Threat is designed to bring attention to lesser-known independent and underground films. The site's publisher, Chris Gore, has been creating content for over a decade and has created a valuable resource for fans of alternative and independent films.
www.icebox.com
Icebox was launched in June of 2000 with the support of Hollywood's leading animators. Visitors can download animations for free and submit their own content. If the content is accepted, it will be placed on the Web. Icebox accepts artwork, writing and full animations.
www.wordplayer.com
This site is the home of Hollywood screenwriters Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio. They have assembled a database of questions and answers for the fledgling screenwriter.
www.ifilm.com
This site is one of the leading short-film cinemas on the Web. The site is a mixture of professional and amateur work assembled from filmmakers worldwide. The films are free once you register.
www.upcomingmovies.com
This site is a collections of insider tips and rumors assembled from individuals across the Web. Each upcoming film that is listed includes the latest casting rumors, on-set gossip and location information.

Music
www.music.com
This site aggregates news and content about popular music. You can download clips of songs and read about your favorite performers.
www.winamp.com
WinAmp is a free application that can be downloaded and used to play MP3 music files. The player includes a playlist organizer and an equalizer. Add-ons allow you to use animated visualizations that perform to the music.
www.MP3.com
MP3.com has become well known since its highly publicized litigation with leading record companies. The site allows you to store your personal MP3 files on its servers. You can then listen to them without the use of a CD.
www.mplayer.com
Mplayer hosts multiplayer gaming across the Web. The site allows you to play some of your CD-ROM-based games and some of its own games over its multiplayer server for free. Games include backgammon, poker and bingo.
www.farmclub.com
Farmclub is a site designed by music industry executives to promote their own artists, as well as unsigned musicians. If you have a band and would like to post your music to the Web, Farmclub will allow you to post your music for free.

Games
www.Jibjab.com
This site is a combination of games and animated short films. The site features rapping politicians and musical food.
www.Amused.com
This site is full of free games. They range from harmless to extreme.
games.yahoo.com
Once you have registered at this site, you can play scores of games for free. Games include poker, backgammon, chess, checkers, memory games, crosswords and more.
www.microsoft.com/games
This site is dedicated to the Microsoft games series. It offers patches, add-ons and multiplayer forums for the many of the Microsoft games.

Entertainment Careers
www.laactorsonline.com
The goal of the site is to empower the amateur acting community. The site aggregates studio lot maps, personal bios, headshots and resumes and a searchable database of casting directors, agents and other professionals in the field.
www.hollywoodnetwork.com/hn/acting/index.html
The Hollywood network is another resource for the Hollywood acting community. Visitors can improve their careers by chatting with other actors, searching the directories and databases and building their own Web site.
www.Showbizjobs.com
If you are looking to break into the entertainment industry, showbizjobs.com is a good place to start. The database allows you to search for jobs in a wide range of categories and locations.

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Chapter 20: Information Technology (IT) Career Sites

www.dice.com
This is a recruiting Web site that focuses on the computer industry.
www.hallkinion.com
This is a Web recruiting service for individuals seeking IT positions.
www.techrepublic.com
This site provides employers and job seekers with recruiting capabilities and information regarding developing technology.
www.justcomputerjobs.com
This site serves as a portal with access to language-specific sites, including Java, Perl, C and C++.
www.hotdispatch.com
This forum provides software developers with an opportunity to share projects, discuss code and ask questions.

Career Sites
www.careerbuilder.com
A network of career sites, including IT Careers, USA Today and MSN, CareerBuilder attracts 3 million unique job seekers per month. This site also provides resume-builder and job-searching agents.
www.recruitek.com
This free site caters to jobs seekers, employers and contractors.
www.monster.com
This site, the largest of the online career sites, allows people looking for jobs to post their resumes, search job listings and read advice and information about the job-search process. It also provides a variety of recruitment services for employers.
www.jobsonline.com
Similar to Monster.com, this site provides opportunities for job seekers and employers.
www.hotjobs.com
This online recruiting site offers cross-listing possibilities on additional sites.
www.jobfind.com
This job site is an example of locally targeted job-search resources. JobFind.com targets the Boston area.
www.flipdog.com
This site allows online job candidates to search for career opportunities. It employs intelligent agents to scour the Web and return jobs matching the candidate's request.
www.cooljobs.com
This site highlights unique job opportunities.

Executive Positions
www.sixfigurejobs.com
This is a recruitment site designed for experienced executives.
www.leadersonline.com
This career services Web site offers confidential job searches for mid-level professionals. Potential job matches are e-mailed to job candidates.

Diversity
www.latpro.com
This site is designed for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking job seekers. In addition to provide resume-posting services, the site enables job seekers to receive matching positions via e-mail. Advice and information services are also available.
www.blackvoices.com
This portal site hosts a career center designed to match African American job seekers with job opportunities.
www.hirediversity.com
In addition to services for searching for and posting positions, resume-building and up-dating services are also available at this site. The site targets a variety of demographics including African Americans, Asian Americans, people with disabilities, women and Latin Americans.

People with Disabilities
www.halftheplanet.com
This site represents people with disabilities. The site is large and includes many different resources and information services. A special section is dedicated to job seekers and employers.
www.wemedia.com
This site is designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities. It also includes a section for job seekers and employers.
www.disabilities.com
This site provides users with a host of links to information resources on career opportunities.
www.rileyguide.com
This site includes a section with opportunities for people with disabilities, which can be viewed at www.dbm.com/jobguide/vets.html#abled.
www.mindexchange.com
The diversity section of this site provides users with several links to additional resources regarding people with disabilities and employment.
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
This is the Americans with Disabilities Act home page.
www.abanet.org/disability/home.html
This is the Web site for The Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law.
janweb.icdi.wvu.edu
The Job Accommodation Web site offers consulting services to employers regarding the integration of people with disabilities in the workplace.

General Resources
www.vault.com
This site provides potential employees with "insider information" on over 3000 companies. In addition, job seekers can search through available positions and post and answer questions on the message board.
www.wetfeet.com
Similar to vault.com, this site allows visitors to ask questions and receive "insider information" on companies that are hiring.

Free Services
www.sleuth.com
On this site job seekers can fill out a form that indicates their desired field of employment. Job Sleuth™ searches the Internet and returns potential matches to the user's inbox. The service is free.
www.refer.com
This site rewards visitors for successful job referrals. If you refer a friend or family member and he or she is hired, you receive a commission.
www.ajb.org
America's Job Bank is an online recruiting service provided through the Department of Labor and the state employment service. Searching and for posting positions on the site are free.
www.xdrive.com
This free site provides members with 25 MB of storage space for housing documents. XDrive is able to communicate with all browser types and has wireless capabilities.
www.driveway.com
Similar to XDrive.com, this Web site provides users with 100 MB of storage space. Users can back up, share and organize the information. Driveway.com works on all platforms.

Special Interest
www.eharvest.com/careers/index.cfm
This Web site provides job seekers interested in agricultural positions with online career services.
www.opportunitynocs.org
This career services site is for both employers and job seekers interested in non-profit opportunitites.
www.experience.com
This Web site is designed specifically for young professionals and students seeking full-time, part-time and internship positions.
www.internshipprograms.com
Students seeking internships can search job listings on this site. It also features City Intern, to help new interns become acquainted with a new location.
www.brassringcampus.com
This site provides college grads and young professionals with less than five years of experience with job opportunities. Additional features help users buy a car or find an apartment.

Online Contracting
www.ework.com
This online recruiting site matches outside contractors with companies needing project specialists. Other services provided through eWork include links to online training sites, benefits packages and payment services and online meeting and management resources.
www.elance.com
Similar to eWork.com, eLance matches outside contractors with projects.
www.freeagent.com
Similar to other sites in this category, FreeAgent matches contractors with projects.
MBAFreeAgent.com
This site is designed to match MBAs with contracting opportunities.
Aquent.com
This site provides access to technical contracting positions.
WorkingSolo.com
This site helps contractors start working for themselves.

Recruiting Services
www.advantagehiring.com
This site helps employers screen resumes.
www.etest.net
This site provides employers with testing services to assess the strengths and weaknesses of prospective employees. This information can be used for better hiring strategies.
www.hire.com
Hire.com's eRecruiter is an application service provider that helps organizations streamline their Web-recruiting process.
www.futurestep.com
Executives can register confidentially at Futurestep.com to be considered for senior executive positions. The site connects registered individuals to positions. It also offers career management services.
www.webhire.com
This site provides employers with end-to-end recruiting solutions.

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