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CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Friday, October 2, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - Dog pile on Net tax freedom bill - HDTV has uphill battle - Microsoft wants professors' research

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Friday, October 2, 1998

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH
Friday, October 2, 1998
27 new stories as of 1:45 PM PT

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

-- Dog pile on Net tax freedom bill
-- HDTV has uphill battle
-- Microsoft wants professors' research

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TOP STORIES

Dog pile on Net tax freedom bill

Senators may slap on two controversial proposals to the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The proposals would limit minors' access to adult content and repeal Congress' approval for an Internet domain name tax.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27066%2C00.html

Long and winding road to HDTV

Is it the $16,000 price tag for a new set and decoder, or a lack of content offered that keeps the transition to high-definition TV in the kiddie pool? With a big push for consumer adoption, this too shall pass, experts say.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27040%2C00.html

Microsoft wants professors' research

Microsoft argues that despite First Amendment protection of research materials, MIT and Harvard professors should hand over information that Microsoft claims would be a fatal blow to the fed's antitrust case.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27059%2C00.html

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TODAY'S FEATURED STORIES

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Casio revs CE-based handheld
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27054%2C00.html

Congress takes on Y2K
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27026%2C00.html

Stocks can't buck 2-day slide
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27079%2C00.html

AOL cleans up its accounting act
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27093%2C00.html

Firm aims to speed content delivery
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27090%2C00.html

PeopleSoft feels market pressure
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27091%2C00.html

Thomson unveils Divx player
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27055%2C00.html

Sun unveils embedded server
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27085%2C00.html

General Instrument thwarted by SA
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27086%2C00.html

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