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Program Helps Accountants Advise Clients and Connect to the Internet

Get up-to-date information on the latest product releases and new services with this new program. But wait! That's not all…Peachtree software announced today the availability of an exclusive program for public accountants.
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Employers Find Help For Hiring Risks

The number of lawsuits associated with hiring new employees is increasing at an incredible rate and now accounts for more than one in 10 employment suits in the United States.
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Watch for Possible Y2K Bug in Excel Software

PC Week reports this week that a Boston-based technology management consulting company has found that an Excel year 2000 error causing drastic math errors went undetected by a handful of Y2K analysis tools.Unless users of Microsoft Excel download scanning tools from the company's Web site, their spreadsheets could go haywire when they open their files on at New Years Day.
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AOL Releases New Instant Messenger Software

America Online Inc. released a new version of its Instant Messaging software that includes features like stock tickers and graphics transfers. The new version of AOL's service, now available for download, allows users to watch continuously updated news and stock quotes and choose a screen name up to 16 characters in length. The company announced it will also help users set AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) as their default messaging program.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Launches Second Generation of its Intellectual Property Exchange

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) launched the upgraded e-business version of its Web site, The Intellectual Property Exchange (IPEX). The IPEX assists intellectual asset management (IAM) professionals in search of intellectual property acquisition, joint venture and licensing opportunities.
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Deloitte & Touche Teams to Provide Enterprise Software Solution

Hewlett Packard, Deloitte & Touche and QAD announced they have formed an international beverage focus team to help beverage manufacturers and distributors answer their industry-specific enterprise software needs in the areas of e-business, food safety compliance, manufacturing agility and brand management.The team is offering beverage companies a joint solution that provides tight integration of QAD applications and other best-in-class beverage software with HP servers and consulting services
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PSINet Signs Deal to Acquire Transaction Network

Internet service provider PSINet Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to buy Transaction Network, a provider of data communications and electronic commerce services. PSINet said it would buy the processor of sales over the Web for a $720 million cash-and-stock deal.Transaction Network runs a network used by U.S. credit card processors that has reportedly experienced rapid growth this year.
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New Quicken Products Help Consumers Make Better Financial Decisions

Intuit, Inc. has introduced its new Quicken 2000 software product line with components designed to help consumers make better investing decisions and plan for the future. Quicken Deluxe® 2000 for Windows and the rest of the Quicken 2000 product family arrive at a time when investors have seen more than $1.3 trillion in stock market wealth vanish during the massive stock correction this summer.
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European Banks Offering Online Services Nearly Doubles

European financial institutions are turning to the low-cost alternative of Web-based accounts to gain market share.A report on deregulation and restructuring in the region revealed the number of European online banking sites nearly doubled in the last six months, climbing to 1,265 from 703. By way of comparison, the number of U.S.
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Fed Ratifies Electronic Bank Statements

Under an interim rule approved by the Federal Reserve, banks will be able to transmit regular deposit account statements by email or make them available on their Web sites for customers who request electronic delivery. The regulation will most likely go into effect later this month.
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Student Becomes First Convicted Internet Pirate

A University of Oregon student has become the first person convicted of a felony under the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act of 1997. The law punishing Internet copyright piracy states that anyone who distributes 10 or more copyrighted works with a value of more than $2,500 can face up to three years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. According to the Justice Department, Jeffrey Gerard Levy, 22, admitted in January 1999 that he had illegally allowed the general public to download and copy copyrighted music, movies and software programs on his Web site. Levy will be formally sentenced Nov.
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New Software Program Integrates Electronic Workpaper and Trial Balance Software on Microsoft Platforms

This week, ePace! Software announced the release of its new software package called ePace! Engagement, the accounting industry's first integrated software package to combine both engagement management and trial balance capabilities into one solution.The new product also is the first software of its kind to be built completely on Microsoft Word and Excel. ePace!
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Datek Online Is First To Provide Customers With Instant Answers

Datek Online, an online brokerage pioneer, introduced "Ask Datek" - a new service that give customers instant access to answers for Datek-related questions. Datek is the first online brokerage firm to offer the intuitive type of answering service that allows customers to ask questions in natural language.
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Internet Advertising Revenues for First Quarter of 1999 Double First Quarter 1998

Internet advertising revenue reached $693 million for the first quarter of 1999 - almost doubling the $351 million reported for the first quarter 1998, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Internet Ad Revenue Report.
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Keyboard Help For Non-Techies

Do you ever wonder what the F4 key does on your keyboard? Or what that symbol is between the Ctrl and Alt key on your keyboard?
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Train Your Staff - And Yourself - on Using The Net

All of us can use some extra help understanding the Internet. If you want some quick and easy tutorials, but don't want to go to a class or, more commonly, are too embarrassed to tell someone you don't know how to do something on the Internet, check out www.learnthenet.com. This site teaches beginners how to surf the Web, post to news groups, configure email, run searches, and more. So have fun with it in the privacy of your own desktop. And impress your staff and partners with how much you've learned!
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Internet Tip: Find A Seminar On-Line

Got a last minute need for CPE? Can't find a training program on leadership skills in your area? Have a new staff member who can benefit from a session on negotiation skills?A new website, www.seminarinformation.com claims over 200,000 conferences and seminars listed on line, which can be searched by topic and by region. Detailed information on the seminar includes dates,location, prices, who should attend, and a description of the program.
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Internet Tip of the Week: WebVCR

Road warriors, or those with a limited amount of Internet connect time can now "record" websites while you're online, and view them at your convenience and without incurring any phone charges "offline." Similar to features of a VCR (but MUCH less complicated -- and no clock setting to master!)WebVCR by NetResults is the latest technology to allow you surf the Web even when you're not connected.For those of you who enjoy reading newspapers on-line, this is an ideal product which avoids long phone line and access charges.WebVCR can be downloaded for a 15-day free trial at
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Web site of the week: Netmind.com

This week's Site of The Week is NetMind. Those of you who are following activities of particular companies, organizations, or even family members who have their own web site can register those sites that you are tracking with NetMind, and you will be emailed automatically when those sites are changed or updated.This is great if you want to follow news of your clients,referral sources, etc. Be sure to follow up any clientdevelopments with a phone call and keep an eye out for anybusiness opportunities that may appear!What are your favorite sites or Internet tips?

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