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CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Thursday, October 1, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - Congress tackles tech issues - Netscape tutors Internet Explorer - Online PC buyers beware

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Thursday, October 1, 1998

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

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

-- Congress tackles tech issues
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27036%2C00.html
-- Netscape tutors Internet Explorer
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27008%2C00.html
-- Online PC buyers beware
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27015%2C00.html

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TOP STORIES

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.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27036%2C00.html

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.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27008%2C00.html

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 Otherwise, you may fall victim to huge price differences and outdated systems from retailers that may be negligent in updating their sites.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27015%2C00.html

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TODAY'S FEATURED STORIES

Join News.com for ongoing coverage of the Y2K saga
http://www.news.com/Categories/Index/0%2C3%2C87%2C00.html

Domain authority in flux
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27023%2C00.html

Broadcom gets SA set-top deal
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27024%2C00.html

FrontPage 2000 beta by January
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27021%2C00.html

MSN plans portals in 24 countries
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27010%2C00.html

Fore to disappoint Street
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27022%2C00.html

New Mac PowerBook shipping
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27030%2C00.html

Can emergencies handle Y2K?
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27039%2C00.html

Symantec to trim staff
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27032%2C00.html

Web server technology market shrinks
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27033%2C00.html

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