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Amazon's Downloadable Software Store Open For Business

Amazon has launched its newest product offering, a downloadable software store, where customers can purchase and download software directly to their desktops. The store, which plans to sell software titles from Quicken TurboTax to Norton AntiVirus 2001, flaunts one of the company's inherent advantages over its brick-and-mortar counterparts: the convenience of technology.
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Stock Trading Via OnStar in Your Car – What Next?

General Motors and Fidelity have joined forces to enable drivers to check portfolios, trade stocks and mutual funds while driving down the freeway! Beginning early springtime, market information and stock quotes will be accessible through GM's OnStar in-car communications system. Trading and account features will be available later this summer. Fidelity officials describe the service as the latest in their effort to allow customers to manage their money whenever the spirit moves them.
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Formalized Flextime? The Perk That Brings Productivity

An informative article by, Workforce.com provided some great ideas on how to incorporate flexible scheduling in your company.In 1997, more than 25 million workers varied their hours to some degree, with staggered start times, compressed workweeks, job sharing, and part-time hours, according to the article “Flexible Schedules and Shift Work: Replacing the 9-to-5 Workday?” by Thomas Beers in the June 2000 issue of Monthly Labor Review. But, he adds, most flexible workers alter their schedules on an informal basis.
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Send & Receive Faxes & Voicemail From Your Computer

If you travel, or just can't seem to get your faxes out on time or want to track your voicemail more closely, you can try one of the services offered by eFax.com. Free and fee based software downloads are available from eFax.com. Below are a few of the downloads available along with information on each product highlighted. sign up for a personal eFax number.
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Lotus Notes Inventor Does it Again - New Groove Software!

Ray Ozzie the inventor of Notes software is at it again. Ozzie invented Lotus Notes, one of the most well designed client-server applications ever, and his new program, Groove could be an even bigger deal than Notes was. Lotus Notes was an entirely new way of working—so new, in fact, that few companies understood why they might want Notes. "I can't tell you how agonizing it was," recalls Ozzie.
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Deloitte Consulting & Oracle Join to Serve Health Care Industry

Deloitte Consulting will expand its current alliance with Oracle Corporation to provide leading edge information management solutions to the health care industry using the ASP hosting model supported by Oracle. Oracle and Deloitte Consulting expect that this new model will benefit both patient and provider by lowering costs of entry and enhancing data collection processing.
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Hot ASPs - Communications and Accounting Applications

According to a recent survey by Zona Research Inc., communications, financial/accounting and e-commerce offerings remain the most common types of applications being accessed from application service providers.The survey found that the number one application being accessed was communication applications, followed by financial and accounting applications and, e-commerce. "One measurable benefit of using ASPs is that they allow end users to focus their IT resources on their core competencies rather than worrying about things like whether everyone's e-mail is up and running," said Commi
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Intuit Offers Free On-line Tax Filing

Now in its fourth year, the Quicken Tax Freedom Project provided by Intuit, the maker of Quicken and TurboTax software, offers free on-line tax filing for all individuals and families with adjusted gross income of under $25,000, a $5,000 increase over previous years.Using the TuboTax for the Web software, Intuit is able to provide an interactive question-and-answer process in which taxpayers can enter information about their tax returns.
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Password-Stealing 'Trojan' Virus Plagues AOL Users

Anti-virus company McAfee.com Corp. is warning AOL users to be on the lookout for a number of password-swiping programs that are making the rounds attached to e-mail messages. McAfee said it has logged an increasing number of such "Trojan" programs among AOL users over the last 30 days. The worst of the bunch has been labeled "APStrojan.qa" and attempts to steal account names and passwords from users of versions 4 and 5 of AOL's software. It then attempts to forward that information to a destination outside the AOL network, the company said.
A&A

NetLedger Upstages Intuit and Peachtree

NetLedger, Inc., the leader in Web-based solutions that enable small businesses to succeed in the new economy has swept awards in its category from prestigious publications including PC Magazine, PC World, and Ziff Davis Smart Business (formerly PC Computing). PC Magazine honored NetLedger for its strong ledger, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable modules. Additionally, NetLedger is recognized for being the first to use the strengths of the Web in its e-commerce tools for integrating users' books with an electronic storefront as well as built-in online bill payment.
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H.D. Vest Launches Free Tax Return Program for 2001

H.D. Vest has launched the 2001 version of its free tax prep web site. For the second year in a row, H.D. Vest will be offering free preparation and e-filing of their tax returns for consumers. The site has added several features for 2001, including the opportunity to open and fund an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) online and a paperless option with the new self-select PIN from the Internal Revenue Service. Users can also set up a free personalized Web site, MyHDVEST.com.
A&A

SBA Launches Online Women's Business Center

Small Business Administration Administrator Aida Alvarez has announced that the award-winning Online Women’s Business Center has a new look and a new address on the Internet. The free, interactive entrepreneurial Web site, formerly managed by a grantee, will now be managed directly by the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership."The Online Women’s Business Center, which we launched just three years ago this month, has become the premier training site for women entrepreneurs worldwide," said Ms. Alvarez.
Technology

Web Reference Tools - Smart Cursor Downloads

Smart Cursors provide additional information about words on Web sites, via partners like Britannica.com, Houghton-Mifflin's American Heritage dictionary and Roget's Thesaurus, as well as search engines from Yahoo! Inc., Google Inc., America Online Inc., Microsoft Corp.'s MSN, and Goto.com Inc.Three smart cursors available for free download are highlighted below:Comet Systems Inc. NBC Internet Inc. Atomica.
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Dot-coms Assist Minority Companies Get Connected

The Detroit News is reporting that two Detroit dot-coms are trying to help minority-owned companies do business on the World Wide Web. The U.S. Department of Commerce conducted a study last year and according to that study, minority-owned businesses lagged far behind when it comes to the Internet and e-commerce. The study also found that only 11 percent of black-owned companies conduct business over the Web while 13 percent of Hispanic companies engage in e-commerce.
Technology

Will That Be Cash, Charge -- or Palm?

A recent article in Business Week reports that Software from eWallet will let handheld users pay bills, track expenses, and even download discounts. Believe it or not!Say good-bye to over-stuffed wallets and bulging purses? If the vision of the creators catches on, say goodbye to those paper receipts. Visa, European credit-card-payment company Ingenico, and U.S. payment-provider Verifone are already being tested by 100 Spanish Palm users who frequent 10 Barcelona restaurants.
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Don't Dial 411 - Find Phone Numbers, Addresses On-line Quickly

The next time you need a phone number, address, directions or zip code for a client, business associate, or long-lost friend, don’t pay 75 cents or more for that information, just logon to 411.com or SwitchBoard.com and search for the information you need.You can search for names of individuals, or find businesses or business categories using the on-line yellow pages.
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Outlook Tip - Quickly Address Messages to Multiple Contacts

Preparing an e-mail message in Outlook that is addressed to multiple recipients can involve several steps: First, create your e-mail message; next, open your Address Book; and finally, add the recipients to the To line one a time. Here is a simple shortcut for addressing and sending an e-mail to multiple recipients:Click Contacts. Select the contacts you want to send a message to by clicking on the first contact, holding down the CTRL key, and then clicking the additional contacts to receive your message.
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Free Accounting-Related Downloads on the Web

ASPs. Online Accounting. Web-based filing.
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Sent the Wrong E-mail? Retrieve It Quickly Using Outlook

If you use Microsoft Exchange Server as your e-mail server, and the recipient uses Outlook, you can recall the message before the person has a chance to read it. You have checked and double-checked your e-mail message for spelling and content errors before sending it, you click the SEND button, but to your horror, you see an error just before the message leaves your screen! Don't you wish you could just reach out in space and pull that message out of the recipient's inbox?You can!
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RIA Introduces Corporate Tax Planning Tool

RIA introduces InSource® CS - Income Tax Planning, a full-featured federal tax planning tool for corporate tax professionals. "Today's corporate tax professionals are called upon to advise on the tax impact of ever more complex business transactions," said Brian Peccarelli, Vice President, InSource Income Tax at RIA.

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