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Tuesday, October 6, 1998
29 new stories as of 1:46 PM PT
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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
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.
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.
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Web White & Blue launches
Analog revs communications chip
HP supports Sun Java upgrades
WebTV gets Sesame Street deal
RSA breaks out new security tools
Sony deal boosts AMD
Lucent to buy Quadritek Systems
Java chip not picking up steam
Microsoft's business app plan
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