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Thursday, October 1, 1998
27 new stories as of 1:45 PM PT
TODAY'S TOP STORIES
-- Congress tackles tech issues
-- Netscape tutors Internet Explorer
-- Online PC buyers beware
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Congress hammers out tech issues
While Congress fine tunes legislation to strengthen protection of
intellectual property and child privacy laws, the Internet Tax Freedom Act
is expected to have its day today on the Senate floor, which would
temporarily halt new taxes on Net access and services.
Netcenter passes IE the peace pipe
Following months of touting browser/portal integration, Netscape is slated
to announce tomorrow the release of a free ActiveX control which makes the
competing browser, Internet Explorer, act more like Navigator for
compatibilty with Netcenter features.
Online PC buyers beware: A News.com special report
When you're shopping the Net for a new PC, be prepared to do some homework.
Otherwise, you may fall victim to huge price differences and outdated
systems from retailers that may be negligent in updating their sites.
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Symantec to trim staff
Web server technology market shrinks
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