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Feds Infighting Over College Wiretapping

US Senator Lamar Alexander and his ex-staffer Deborah Taylor Tate now occupy opposing positions on the issue of colleges funding network upgrades that will make them compliant with federal wiretapping needs.

IRS Gets Go-Ahead For PayPal Request

The Internal Revenue Service began the process for obtaining information from eBay-owned PayPal on certain money transfers outside the US.

Anonymous Comments Are Now a Federal Offense

According to this post from Jeff Jarvis, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.

WPN Quickies: Doodles, Feds, And Posers

What do schoolgirl doodles, the IRS, and instant messaging have in common? Absolutely nothing. But we know you’re busy, and sometimes you just want to read something short and sweet and then get on with your day. Well, here you go.

Federal Court Reins In Googles Microsoft Suit

In the latest development in the Google/Microsoft/ Kai Fu Lee saga, U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte issued a stay in Google’s suit against Redmond based Microsoft.

Tragedy Knows No Boundary

Reading and viewing online news coverage of the Katrina hurricane disaster in the US over recent days, I’m just awed by the sheer scale of so many people – thousands according to many news reports – losing their lives, family, and property.

Users Prefer Data In-Flight Over Voice Calls

When it comes to the question of allowing cellphone calls on flights, respondents to a survey just say no.

FCC Mandates 911 Requirements For IP Phones

The regulatory agency sets a fall deadline for Internet phone services to support Enhanced 911 capabilities at its meeting today.

Yahoo Brings Video Search Out Of Beta
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Yesterday, Yahoo Search did something that may be considered quite foreign to other search engines: they brought one of their search features out of its Beta stage and officially launched it. I am referring to Yahoo Video Search and according to Yahoo; it offers “the most comprehensive video search product on the Web.”

Federal Court Ditches Flag Order

The Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. stomped the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today in a ruling saying the overstepped its authority in ordering electronics manufacturers from putting a “broadcast flag” device in television sets and other video recording devices.

Microsoft Update Meets Federal Standard

Windows XP update to add support for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 opens a new facet to marketing the operating system.

Federal Knowledge Management Solutions to Grow 29 Percent by 2009

Broadened Agency Adoption, Homeland Security Initiatives, and Consolidation of Redundant Systems Drive Steady Growth over the Next Five Years.

Federal ERP Spending to Grow by 37%

Driven by system consolidation at the Department of Homeland Security and Administration management mandates, the federal market for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products and services will hit $7.7 billion in FY2009, a 37 percent increase over FY2004 spending of $5.6 billion, according to a report released today by INPUT, the leading provider of government market intelligence.

Federal Communications Commission Certifies TiVo Technology

TiVo Inc., the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified TiVo’s technology protection of digital broadcast television.

Where Does Your Money Go? Taxes

Trying to stay within the theme of Budget Stretcher, I thought a series of articles on knowing where your money is going may help some of you understand just how much you pay on certain expenses.

Continuous Communication: Making Your Site Speak

A Site Review Of Ent Federal Credit Union By Edward Hadome of EdwardHadome.com.

From what I see the major problem comes from the home page. After reading through the profile of your business, I automatically created an image in my head of what a financial institution website would look like. What I pictured in my mind is that of a site with a feel of the corporate world. But this wasn’t the first impression I got.

Effective Internal Linking Strategies

A Site Review Of Ent Federal Credit Union By Monique Angelich of Devedia.com

While your navigation allows users to immediately visit any part of the site they are interested in, the links themselves are spread out and confusing.

The Flow Of Site Content

A Site Review Of Ent Federal Credit Union By Cooper Grigs of qualityservice.org.

The navigation works for finding things quickly if someone knows exactly what they want. You may want to try consolidating some functions/pages into similar groups and allow the user to find what they need that way. Users want to click more than they want to read. There is something about clicking that gives the feeling of progress when searching for something.

Redesign Criteria

A Site Review Of Ent Federal Credit Union By Jonathan Hilgeman of SiteCreative.com.

Before I venture into the content portion of this review, let me start with the design. Put bluntly, you need a re-design. Some people can go without one – yours could definitely use it.

BrainStorms: 10 Reviews To Help You Tweak Your Site

A Site Review Of Ent Federal Credit Union By Ten Readers.

Check out these reviews for design ideas. There’s nothing like your peers to tell you what’s wrong with your site.

Site Review: Ent Federal Credit Union

Ent Federal Credit Union is the largest locally owned financial institution in Colorado Springs. EntFederal.com provides a wide range of financial services which include – Internet account access (Ent@ccess Online Banking), online Bill Payments (Ent@ccess Bill Pay), 24-hour loan applications, 24-hour-a-day transactions by phone (Entell24), and investment services.