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CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Tuesday, October 6, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - Fastest Xeon hits market - Wired buyout for Portal visability - Valley layoffs abound in '98

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Tuesday, October 6, 1998

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH
Tuesday, October 6, 1998
29 new stories as of 1:46 PM PT

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

-- Fastest Xeon hits market
-- Wired buyout for Portal visability
-- Valley layoffs abound in '98

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TOP STORIES

Fastest chip in the West

PC manufacturers rolled out today workstations and servers systems based on Intel's high-end Xeon chip. The chip, along with NT, is challenging Unix-based systems.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27111%2C00.html

Who's the fairest portal of them all?

In the ongoing portal race to offer the most diversified offerings, portal player Lycos announced today the acquisition of Wired Digital.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27182%2C00.html

Valley of the layoffs

According to a report released today, job cuts in the tech sector increased two-fold in Silicon Valley in 1998. Turmoil abroad is the main culprit.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27192%2C00.html

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TODAY'S FEATURED STORIES

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Web White & Blue launches
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27173%2C00.html

Analog revs communications chip
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27146%2C00.html

HP supports Sun Java upgrades
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27185%2C00.html

WebTV gets Sesame Street deal
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27193%2C00.html

RSA breaks out new security tools
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27177%2C00.html

Sony deal boosts AMD
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27157%2C00.html

Lucent to buy Quadritek Systems
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27181%2C00.html

Java chip not picking up steam
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27194%2C00.html

Microsoft's business app plan
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C27190%2C00.html

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