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CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Friday, September 4, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - BackOffice blues - FCC to regulate Net cable? - Online auctions in question

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Friday, September 4, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

- BackOffice blues
- FCC to regulate Net cable?
- Online auctions in question

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TOP STORIES

Reading the giant's small print

Before signing on the dotted line, note that a study shows that "concurrent" licensing and price breaks are slowly being eliminated for Microsoft's BackOffice, tacking millions onto the software bill.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26061%2C00.html

Net cable rules weighed

Sparked by the impending convergence of PCs, TVs, and phone services, FCC staff releases working papers on whether nascent Net cable access providers such as @Home and RoadRunner should be subject to regulation.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26055%2C00.html

Going, going, gone!

While preparing for its IPO, online auction service eBay receives a letter from a state attorney general regarding complaints by confused customers as to the company's purpose and guarantees.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26048%2C00.html

TODAY'S FEATURED STORIES

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http://www.news.com/Radio/Index/0%2C55%2C%2C00.html

Net vets go down in flames in Rumor Mill with Skinny DuBaud
http://www.news.com/Rumors/Entry/0%2C26%2C%2C00.html

PC demand drives second half
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26056%2C00.html

Merging factory, flow software
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26071%2C00.html

Swissair leverages Web site
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26054%2C00.html

Trellix updates desktop app suite
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26066%2C00.html

Printer sales drop in Asia
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26065%2C00.html

High-tech execs try start-up life
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26049%2C00.html

HP's Watts to step down
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26063%2C00.html

SAP exec quits to run start-up
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26039%2C00.html

Symantec dunned in lawsuit
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26060%2C00.html

READERS' CHOICE: YESTERDAY'S TOP STORIES

Dueling banjos?
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26012%2C00.html

ESPN strikes a new course
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26015%2C00.html

Notorious spammer found out
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26044%2C00.html

AOL gets customer service software
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26016%2C00.html

Gateway CEO wrestles Intel
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26011%2C00.html

DrugStore.com goes live--kind of
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26009%2C00.html

SportsLine launches TV show
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25993%2C00.html

Apple fixes iMac printer problems
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26010%2C00.html

Ballmer: Publishers can do Windows
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C25987%2C00.html

SAP exec quits to run start-up
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26039%2C00.html

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