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CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Wednesday, September 30, 1998

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - What's in a domain name? Everything - CE upgrage: Confusing for Everyone? - Cabletron comeback cake

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH: Wednesday, September 30, 1998

CNET NEWS.COM DISPATCH
Wednesday, September 30, 1998
26 new stories as of 1:45 PM PT

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

-- What's in a domain name? Everything
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26973%2C00.html
-- CE upgrage: Confusing for Everyone?
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26992%2C00.html
-- Cabletron comeback cake
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26983%2C00.html

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TOP STORIES

Domain name chaos averted...for now

The feds have decided to put off ceding control of the Net's domain name system for another week to minimize the chaos that is expected in the transition. Or is it with hope of claiming a piece of the budget surplus pie!
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26973%2C00.html

Comeback Cabletron

Craig Benson, chairman and chief executive of Cabletron Systems, dismissed his company's struggles in an interiew, and said the firm's comeback from a fiscal downturn will be a "piece of cake."
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26983%2C00.html

CE upgrage: Confusing for Everyone?

Microsoft is slated to announce Windows CE 2.1 next month with initial cost at $999 and upgraded keypad, display, and battery life. But whether or not it will be a simple upgrade for old users is at the whim of the manufacturer.
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26992%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

Yahoo Mail, Amazon suffer outages
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26977%2C00.html

Linux in the limelight
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26950%2C00.html

W3C mulls HTML-TIME
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26976%2C00.html

Japan laps up ultraportables
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26964%2C00.html

ESPN adds college football audio
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26963%2C00.html

Motorola to unveil phone-Net link
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26966%2C00.html

Net a boon to private investors
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26960%2C00.html

IBM moves in on ISPs too
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26955%2C00.html

Vantive calls on the call center
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C26975%2C00.html

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