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From: Timothy Luoma
Date: Dec 20, 2002 3:50PM



Pop-ups add new twist
By Stefanie Olsen / Staff Writer, CNET News.com / December 20, 2002, 1:09
PM PT

Pop-up advertisements, already the bane of millions of Web surfers, are
becoming more intrusive. Pop-up and pop-under ads open a new window when
people visit many popular Web sites, often littering the computer desktop
with multiple browser screens. Advertisers hope people will visit the
promoted Web page by clicking anywhere on the window, although many simply
close it by selecting the "X" box in the top-right corner.

But a relatively new feature may make it harder for people to avoid these
windows. Using a technique called the "kick through," advertisers can
direct a person to another Web site if they simply move their cursor across
the pop-up ad--no clicking is necessary.

more... http://news.com.com/2100-1023-978616.html

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30 Days to Becoming an Opera (6) Lover
http://tntluoma.com/opera/lover/
(an Opera7 version will follow once it is officially released)



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