January 21, 2005 11:12 AM PST
Yahoo pushes news, again
The concept, called "push" technology, was popularized during the dot-com heyday as a way to make over the computer as a personalized portal of news and information, rather than forcing people to surf the Web for the same. But the concept fell out the window with the dot-com crash. In recent years, as the tech economy has rebounded, companies including Sony Pictures Digital and Entertainment Tonight have promoted similar push applications.