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AOL/Time Warner Deal Given Ultimatum

Lawyers participating in the mega-merger between America Online and Time Warner have until Oct.
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New Models in Financial Operations

New Models in Financial OperationsAn AccountingWEB WorkshopPresented by: Steven Siegel and Chris Murphy of FiNetricsAn increasing number of businesses are turning to the Internet for solutions that will help them to quickly implement operational infrastructure and
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Road Warrior: United Provides Wireless Web

Continuing the trend to provide its customers with the latest technology, United Airlines will soon provide wireless Web and email connections for its passengers in airport terminals.United has partnered with Aerzone to make these services available at the top 50 airports around the world.The fact that United is providing 'wireless' service is the big news.
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EY Survey Provides Insight into Digital Future

Ernst & Young surveyed leaders in the technology industry who were attendees at last week’s Wall Street Journal Technology Summit 2000 and revealed these opinions:Forty-five percent of attendees believe Al Gore is the presidential candidate who will best address the digital future, compared to 28% who believe Bush is the best candidate for the job, and another 28% who either didn’t express a view or felt neither man was equipped for the mission.Sixty-four percent believe Congress will decide to tax the Internet in its next session.More than 70% feel Congress will take
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Protect Your Business From Computer Viruses!

Turn on the news and there it is, another computer virus. While we are sure you have taken the basic precautions to ensure your computer integrity, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With a little common sense and a dose of protection, you can fend off even the most wicked troubles and sinister Internet viruses. Updating your software regularly is critical.An anti-virus software program will scan your existing files and folders, check new documents and programs, and perform periodic checks of your system for viruses.
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Is Yahoo's new Phone Service a Step Back?

Perhaps the guru of all Internet portals, Yahoo!, is taking a step back with its new, free phone service.The company is not using the popular voice recognition applications like TellMe or BeVocal that could be so beneficial to users and save them time.
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New Internet Tax Scheme Presents Another Method

A group that provides guidance on how to expand the Internet has come up with a proposed solution to the taxing of goods and services over the Internet, and will present the solution on Friday, Oct. 13. This time, the solution is very simple.A committee of the National Academy of Science's National Research Council is recommending that everyone pay the same tax rate regardless of where they reside or the state in which the vendor is based.
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How Trendy are B2B Ventures?

Any business function attended over the last year to two years has been jam-packed with people talking about the surge of B2B (Business-to-Business) ventures--certainly deemed the next big wave in today's New Economy.Is the interest waning a bit in B2B, or are we at a crossroads in which we are searching for the next trend?The Big 5 firms and their consulting arms speculate over the future of B2B. Deloitte Consulting recently reported that the number of U.S.
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ASP Industry Reaches Another Milestone

As if to illustrate the massive growth in the application service provider market this year, the Application Service Provider Industry Consortium has just reached its 650-member milestone - a mere 16 months after its inception.The 650th member to join the consortium was a California-based company, Voci, which specializes in ASP speech-recognition solutions.The ASP Industry Consortium promotes the industry by sponsoring research and advocating for best practices.
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Europe vs. US in Tax War Over Software Sales

In June this year, the European Commission closed a tax loophole for US companies, when it said that they had to charge VAT for software and music sold over the Internet. The proposal also said US companies could choose in which European Union country they wanted to pay VAT. However, European governments are questioning the Commission's proposals. Until now, many US companies have avoided paying VAT because the current legislation does not take Internet sales into account.
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Internet Usage Stats may Surprise you

The face of the typical Internet user is changing, according to new statistics released by Deloitte and Touche and Jupiter Research.It has long been thought that teenagers will easily replace adult users of the Internet, but in fact, adults spend more than twice as much time online as teenagers.
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Possible Professional Internet Domain: YourName.cpa.pro?

A bid is underway to allow professionals a faster path to their marketplace on the Internet by creating a new top level domain of ".pro" for accredited accounting professionals.This would mean that every CPA may be able to register his or her professional domain name -- such as www.JohnnyBGood.cpa.pro -- allowing consumers the ability to identify registrants as credentialed professionals in an increasingly difficult-to-distinguish .com world.Additionally, .pro would be available to professional companies and associations, which can register on .pro and leverage the new extensions
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Sage Receives Award for Technical Support

Sage Software has received the Software Technical Assistance Recognition (STAR) Award from the Software Support Professionals Association (SSPA). This is the fourth consecutive year the software giant was awarded this honor, and the only company that has ever won the award this many years in a row.Sage was called the 'best in the business' by Bill Rose, SSPA founder and executive director.
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FiNetrics Brings Microsoft’s .NET Vision to Life

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 26, 2000 – FiNetrics Inc. (www.finetrics.com), a business service provider (BSP) developing an integrated and comprehensive suite of financial applications and services for the emerging and medium-sized business market, is one of the companies taking the lead in bringing to reality Microsoft Corp.’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) .NET vision of “always on” access to personalized applications over the Internet.
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Forgotten the Name of an Important Document? Explorer Tip

Every once in a while our memories don't serve us well, and we forget the name or path of a file or lose track of a file altogether. If you know you created it, and you know you saved it, but you can't remember what you called it, try this: Open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools and select Find. Select Files or Folders. Click the Date Tab. Select Find all files, then choose Modified from the drop-down list. Click between and then choose a date range when you know you worked on the file.
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Intacct Partnership Helps Automate Time & Billing

Beginning in November, companies can more easily keep track of personnel expenses incurred and hours worked thanks to a new partnership between Intacct and OpenAir.com.The new system brings the best of both vendors to a client's employee base by putting more tasks into their hands rather than placing the administrative burden on the human resources department or similar environment.
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Microsoft Scores Small Victory in Latest Case Update

On Tuesday, Microsoft counted its blessings. The Supreme Court decided it did not want to hear the software company's appeal in the antitrust ruling, and so instead the case will be sent to a lower court, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.This is considered a victory for Microsoft because the same court has ruled in favor of the company in several other cases prior to this one; the company feel there is a good chance that a decision on the appeal of the original ruling may be in their favor.
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Paragon 4.0 is Released

Thomson Financial Security Solutions, a unit of Thomson Financial, announced the release of the latest version of its Paragon software, a program for comprehensive trading, safekeeping, portfolio management, and accounting solutions for banks and fixed-income broker-dealers.According to the company’s press release, the new package features richer functionality, giving users open database access with an ODBC interface, streamlined trade entry capabilities, the ability to support server-based processes and more robust printing capabilities.
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Check Your Moods With New Eudora Software

Although Eudora isn't the most popular email software program on today's market, it does have a nifty new feature included in the release of version 5.0 that may catch the attention of new users.'MoodWatch' is a component that enables email messages to be read by Eudora software to determine whether the message is objective in content and/or mood.
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Direct E-mail Marketing: Is it for You?

With e-mail offering the almost immediate gratification and low overhead cost that direct mail just can’t quite pull off you may be considering if this marketing medium can work for your firm. Keep in mind that direct e-mail marketing is most likely to work with current clients. We’ve all been spammed before and you’ve probably immediately deleted e-mail from a source you are unfamiliar with. However, Jupiter Communications conducted a survey recently that revealed 14% of consumers welcome promotional e-mails from companies they haven’t work with before.

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