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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German Chancellor Gerhard Shröder rescinded an earlier plan to impose a tax on personal use of the Internet in the workplace.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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Swimming Through the Sea of Software

Software needs seem to change as quickly as new software is developed. In fact, it’s often hard to determine whether you needed the new software before you saw it or realized that’s what you need after the fact. Once you know what you want to do, it’s time to figure out what will work out best for your individual business situation.This is the tricky part because as business grows, you need to continue taking care of all the regular daily chores of making sure your finely tuned instrument continues to run.
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Intuit Launches Online Marketplace

Intuit has announced it will be partnering with vendors such as Office Depot, Gateway and Ralph’s Electronics to offer discounts up to 40 percent on various products offered on the site. The company will make its money by charging commissions on each transaction.
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AmEx Increases Security for Online Purchases

Even though rumors have circulated for years that buying goods and services online isn't secure, most everyone who does shop with their credit cards over the Internet has not ever had a problem. Still, companies are searching for that next level of security that will ease the minds of wary consumers and businesses alike.To come to the rescue, American Express has created its new Private Payments services. A free service, AmEx customers will be issued a number that can only be used one time for purchases versus using the regular credit card number.
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Domain Names for Sale?

Just when you thought all the good domain names were gone, you’ve got another chance. The International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that it will be accepting applications and a non-refundable fee of $50,000 for expanding the Web to feature site suffixes other than .com, .net and .org.The public will have the opportunity to comment on proposals until the cut-off date of Oct. 2. After that, the finalists will be announced in November.
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Third Time's a Charm for Microsoft Handhelds

If the cliché 'third time's a charm' means anything, then Microsoft ought to succeed with their newest entry into the already crowded handheld marketplace.The company began distributing its first foray into the market so capitalized by Palm in late 1998, but failed to make a name for itself with the Jupiter handheld--mostly due to the gargantuan price of $800 to $1,000 each.It was back to the drawing board with the Pocket PC, but that, too, failed.
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NetLedger and ADP Launch Online Payroll and Accounts

Accounting application service provider NetLedger has formed an alliance with payroll company Automatic Data Processing (ADP) to offer an integrated "one-stop" payroll and accounting service on the Web.EasyPayNet is available to customers of both companies and lets them automatically update their accounting records as their payroll is processed.
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Time for a Cookie Break? Munch on This Microsoft Program

If you go to a web site and register your name and password (like you probably did with AccountingWEB, a small file called a "cookie" is left on your computer. The next time you go to the web site, the site recognizes you and you gain instant access. The site recognizes you because it has found the cookie. You may notice that if you are using a different computer and you try to go to a site on which you have registered, you have to provide your registration information again.
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Big Five Firms Have Mixed Messages for Dotcoms

Dotcom leaders work long hours but are only interested in short-term gain, according to reports issued by KPMG Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers.The KPMG Consulting study found that, whilst the leaders of the new economy may dress down for the office, they are still dedicated to their task.

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