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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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States get Another Chance for Internet Tax

It looked as if the taxing of goods bought over the Internet was a moot point until at least 2005 (however, see related story), but states may get another chance to get rich based on a new plan being pushed by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).McCain and others in Congress have said that they would support Internet taxation if states were to simplify their tax structure.
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Impact of Intel's Stock Puts Industry in Quandry

Technology stocks took a nosedive in the spring, and sales of PCs across Europe are down. Now, Intel's 3rd quarter earnings are reported to be much lower than anticipated, thanks to the sluggish European market.What in the world can a technology giant like Intel do to come out smelling like a rose?Resurrect yourself by starting over, say analysts.
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Forgotten Passwords: A Thing of the Past?

Most of us have had to request our password again at some time or other. If you think it’s annoying when you forget, imagine what the help desk is going through. Not only is it time-consuming to hand out passwords again, but it also eats up money.What if you could access a visual graphic instead? Passlogix.com has created software that allows the user’s computer to display a screen containing a drink bar when a password is requested. The user clicks on the correct bottles to create a drink concoction.
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Will it be a Palm Christmas?

As the holiday season approaches palm manufacturers prepare for the already booming market to continue growing. International Data Corp. expects a 55.9% expansion in the world of personal digital assistants (PDA) this year.In the course of this competition, the consumer wins out.
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The Web's Everywhere ... Even in NYC Taxis

Living in a wired world is great, but are we sometimes too wired for our own good?New York City dwellers and tourists alike can now surf the Web on a Palm VII in certain taxi cabs outfitted for the Web, thanks to a deal between Yahoo! and Medallion Financial Group.Even though there are only 10 cabs with the Palm devices, this is a pilot project set to stay in effect until March 2001, at which time an evaluation will be done to determine if more cabs should be wired.The program is part of the Yahoo Every
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Internet Monitor: Which Search Engine?

We all have our favorite search engine, but which one is actually the best? Every three months, NPD New Media Services conducts a survey of the major search engines to measure how visitors use those services. The results for the last quarter show Google taking the top place alongside iWon. The latter's popularity is related partly to its free lottery draw.Google claims that its index has broken the one billion page mark, making it the largest web page database.
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Germans Can Surf Once Again

German Chancellor Gerhard Shröder rescinded an earlier plan to impose a tax on personal use of the Internet in the workplace.
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Business Wire Changes Release of Information

Business Wire, a website that posts news releases about corporate developments is planning to stop releasing information to the press before the information is accessible by the public. The company claims that by allowing the press a window of 15 minutes before investors receive news, Wall Street was able to get a leg up on important investment information. "Individual investors today are looking for corporate information on the Internet," said Business Wire chief operating officer Cathy Baron Tamraz in a statement.
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Word Tip: Nonbreaking Spaces Really Work

Nonbreaking spaces in Word offer a dependable way to ensure your document doesn't contain unsightly or confusing text break.For example, when you enter a date such as December 15, 2000, you want to make sure Word doesn't place December and 15 on different lines. At the same time, you don't want Word to break the line between a person's first name and middle initial.To enter a nonbreaking space, just press Control, Shift and Spacebar. In contrast to the dots that Word uses to denote normal spaces in Show mode, Word shows a nonbreaking space with a degree symbol.
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Eight Tips on Security For the Home Worker

Telecommuting isn't a trend anymore; it's here to stay, and many of us are working from home rather than traveling each day to the office. While planning for other work-at-home requirements like office space, a computer, and plenty of snacks in the fridge, be sure to place protection right at the top of your list.
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Finetrics Partners with eOnline, Inc. for Internet Solution

CHICAGO - September 18, 2000 - Just weeks after announcingits relationship with global professional services firmArthur Andersen, FiNetrics Inc., a business service provider (BSP) developing an integrated and comprehensive suite of financial applications and services for the emerging and medium-sized business market, announced today that it has completed its agreement with eOnline, Inc.
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AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 60

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 60September 15, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to h
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Find out What You're Worth ($) at new Web site

How much should you get paid? Is the guy or gal in the next office making more than you are?Anyone can achieve leverage by discovering what they're really worth, and a new Web site called Salary.com makes the process a snap.
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In-Flight E-mail – Almost Ready for Take-off

Several airplane companies, including Boeing, have started making test runs on successfully sending e-mail from the air. So far the tests have worked. The next hurdle to cross is what kinds of packages to offer and how much money to invest in the prospect.In-flight packages proposed by at least ten companies are currently being considered.
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California Wrestles with the Internet Tax Debate

The debate over Internet legislation rages on as Gov. Gray Davis is faced with a bill passed by both houses of the Legislature in favor of making online merchants collect sales tax from California residents. The California bill, introduced by Assembly members Carole Midgen, D-San Francisco, and Dion Aroner, D-Berkeley, strives to answer the question about determining what exactly a physical presence consists of. The current tax laws require online retailers to observe the same rules that catalog merchants do.
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Yahoo! and NetLedger Partner to Provide Accounting Solutions

NetLedger and Yahoo! have announced a new partnership, which will allow NetLedger to offer access to its business services through the Yahoo!® Store. Clients will be able to place orders through the Yahoo!® Store and have the information directly input into their NetLedger account. The result will be consistently updated inventory and sales data, and an easier time taking care of the accounting.Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle and chairman of NetLedger, Inc.
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It’s ‘Back to School’ Time for IRS Computer

The House Government Reform Subcommittee for Management, Information and Technology, headed up by Rep. Stephen Horn (R-CA), issued its first set of report cards for computer security. Averaging all the grades for all major federal agencies, the government as a whole received a D- in computer security. “Obviously there is a great deal of work ahead,” according to Horn.A grade of “F” was issued to computers in the Justice Department, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management.
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Gates: 'English' Remains Internet Language

While foreign languages will be spoken in mass this week in Sydney at the Olympic games, the only language spoken over the Internet, according to Bill Gates, will be English.This observation was made by Gates on Sept. 12 during the three-day Asia Pacific Summit of the World Economic Forum held in Melbourne.The statement by Gates flies in the face of a report released by Deloitte Touche Tommatsu that predicts the population of China would boast the largest online component within 10 years.

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