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Happy 30th Birthday to the (Invisible) Internet

Join us in wishing the Internet an unofficial Happy 30th Birthday!
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Watch Out For The "Thursday" Virus

Network Associates Inc. reported yesterday that a new Word Macro virus, dubbed "Thursday," has cropped up among banks and financial institutions in eight different countries.The Word 97 virus attacks the normal.dot file. What's scary is the virus is what is known as a "sleeper" virus. Users won't know they are infected until December 13, 1999 when the virus will attempt to delete all files on a user's "C" drive.Users in London first detected the virus. It's now in the U.S.
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Panel Asks Congress for Funds to Study Internet Taxation

In order to seek funds to finance a study on Internet taxation, the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, a panel appointed by Congress, is returning to its creator to ask for $2 million to finance the project.The 19-member Commission has raised the eyebrows of such high-profile companies as America Online, AT&T, Time Warner and other businesses who believe the Panel's recommendations may affect their bottom line by shaping e-commer
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Intel Predicts PC Prices Will not go any Lower

During the Intel Developers Forum in Palm Springs, Intel vice president Pat Gelsinger predicted that prices for a Windows-based PC will not dip much below the already bottomed-out price of $400. Prices may fall another $50, he said, but that is speculation at this point.Some PCs have fallen to $399, but these models are considered by analysts to be low-end computers with non-Windows operating systems, such as Linux and Be.
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New Pentium Speed Reaches 700 MHz

Just when PC users began to get used to top speeds of 500 MHz, Intel will unveil its new 700 MHz Coppermine Pentium III chip in October.The new chip will run at a faster speed than the 600 to 667 MHz speed analysts first predicted, and goes head-to-head against the perceived competition from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and their Athlon processor.Intel said the Coppermine chip also will be available for notebook computers, marking a real advantage for notebook computer users whose processor speeds traditionally have not
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Update Your System With updates.com

http://www.updates.com is a free update service that will analyze your entire hard drive and tell you what software needs to be updated. It will even provide you the link for downloading updates. Additionally, updates.com analyzes hardware and gives tips for improving performance. To use their service, you must have cookies enabled and download a 1.2 meg Netscape plug-in (Note: be sure to close your browser before installing the plug-in.)
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Sun Introduces Web-based Office Software Suite

Sun Microsystems today announced the debut of StarOffice 5.1, a new software applications package that competes head-to-head with the Office suite from Microsoft.The software is available free for download at the StarOffice Web site, and is selling a CD-ROM for customers who prefer not to wait for the software to download.
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Harte-Hanks to Purchase ZD Market Intelligence

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Powerful Portfolio Management Software Now Available

1st Global, Inc. just rolled out its new version of Premier Allocator(TM). The new version combines Wiesenberger's Blueprint and InvestmentView products for the technology and database engines driving the program. The program bundles into one package asset allocation, mutual fund research, and decision support tools.
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Microsoft's Hotmail Left Users Exposed To Unscrupulous Web Sites

Is security an issue with Microsoft? You have to wonder. On the heels of two other security glitches with Microsoft software products, its Hotmail servers were taken down yesterday when it was discovered that several web sites maliciously used a security hole in Microsoft software.These web sites allowed anyone to access any Hotmail account by simply typing in an account name. No password was required to read, send or delete mail from an account.How did Microsoft learn that its millions of free email service users were vulnerable?
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New Products Dominate Hand-Held Palm Market

The burgeoning Palm marketplace is heating up again, as a bevy of software solutions are in the works for the hand-held personal digital assistant.Palm Computing, a subsidiary of the parent company, 3Com Corp., continues to develop more software, and is expanding the number of Palm Operating System (OS) licensees.
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BDO Seidman Join's PeopleSoft's Alliance Program

One of the nation's second-tier accounting and consulting firms, BDO Seidman, has joined PeopleSoft's Alliance Program to provide services for the vendor's manufacturing software suite.The joint effort helps PeopleSoft increase its solutions in several business areas, including financial and supply chain management, by building on BDO Seidman's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply-chain business knowle
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NT 4.0 Network Managers: Watch Out For This Security Flaw

Microsoft NT users beware. When NT is used with its Service Pack 4 (SP4), a serious security flaw allows hackers to act as hosts to grab your valuable information.Hackers use Predictable IP Sequence Numbering to gain access to your data. Supposedly, the SP4 was developed by Microsoft to attack this problem in earlier versions of NT. Unfortunately, it didn't work.NT SP4 users need to take a look at the potential security problems associated with using the package as an email host and Web server.
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Inter@ctive Week Launches Research to Rank E-commerce Companies

A ranking of the top 500 revenue-generating private and public companies on the Internet soon will be available. More than 1,600 companies are currently being surveyed in the most comprehensive research project of its kind.Inter@ctive Week is conducting the research in conjunction with the Massachusett's Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and Ernst & Young.
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Regions Outside of the U.S. Have Greatest E-Commerce Potential

Regions located outside of the United States have the greatest potential for e-commerce growth according to research conducted by International Data Corp. (IDC). The IDC Report revealed that nearly 60 percent of the world’s online audience is located outside of the United States, with this group expected to generate almost 46 percent of global Internet spending by 2003.IDC’s research showed that e-commerce is strong in Western Europe where the adoption of the Euro is said to be increasing Internet sales.
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Internet Tax Study Raises More Questions Than Answers

Should products sold over the Internet be tax-free? This question is the focus of an Internet tax study assigned to a 19-member U.S. panel named by Congress. Under a 1998 "cyberlaw," a three-year tax reprieve was set for new state and local Internet taxation to give the panel time to produce the in-depth study.But obtaining funding for the study seems to be as cumbersome as finding an answer to the initial question.
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Internet Explorer Contains Security Hole

Watch out for Internet Explorer's security bugs! Internet Explorer 5.0 (IE 5) possesses some security gaps that allows unscrupulous web sites to read or transfer a file from your hard drive to its server.The security hole allows websites to include an activeX control called DHTML edit control. The control must know the name of the file it will transfer from your hard drive, but standard files are usually used to store private PGP keys, passwords, and other sensitive information.The bug also allows transaction spoofing.
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Windows 2000 Should Ship Year-End; Microsoft to Spend $3.8 Billion on R&D

During the Dell DirectConnect conference this week, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates told 1,200 managers he believed Windows 2000 will ship by the end of the year. Gates also reported that Microsoft will spend $3.8 billion this year on research and development endeavors.Gates said the tie-in with Austin-based Dell Computer Corporation starts with the two companies' efforts to change the traditional way work is accomplished by employing a paperless and efficient work environment.
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AOL Offering Subscription-Free Internet Service in Britain

Upon launching its new Internet service called Netscape Online in Britain, AOL Europe made headlines when it warned its rivals to be aware of the new competition caused by the new, subscription-free online product.AOL Europe is a joint venture between America Online Inc. and Germany's Bertelsmann AG.
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ACCA Accuses Business Software Alliance of Intimidating Small Business

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)has taken the unusual step of advising small companies to throw away a threatening letter from an organization representing some of the world's biggest software companies.

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