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Estimated number of advertisers selling their wares through text-based ads on the Internet search engine Google. Advertisers pay 5 cents to $50 every time a user clicks on one of the ads.


Percent of people who responded to a Symantec survey of computer users who said they use the same computer password for everything.


The monthly dollar amount baseball addicts will pay to be able to squint at video highlights on their cell phones under a deal MobiTV has struck with Major League Baseball. MobiTV, a 6-month-old service that broadcasts such networks as Fox Sports and the Discovery Channel to Sprint mobile customers, is launching two baseball packages, for $9.99 a month each. One package provides live audio of every game played, with choice of home or visiting team announcer. The other package features video highlights of the day’s games.


The number of Internet cafes China has shut down since February, many of them for illegally admitting juveniles. China also bans Internet cafes within 220 yards of schools because of its fears that children could become exposed to pornography or hooked on online video games.

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