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NEWS.COM's top ten

Computing in many ways has become synonymous with the Net. NEWS.COM's top ten stories of the year show you why.

If there was one word that captured the essence of the preceding 12 months, it was "Internet." It forced established companies to rewrite their business plans and induced every new entrepreneur to make the Internet the core of his business. Indeed, computing in many ways has become synonymous with the Net. NEWS.COM's top ten stories of the year show you why.

NEWS.COM top ten stories of 1996
1 Apple: What's next?
2 Java: Better with age
3 MS vs. Netscape: The missing story
4 Online services: Rough road
5 Network Computers: Living the dream
6 PointCast: Pushing the paradigm
7 Cybershopping: A model for the books
8 Legal battles: Rights of passage
9 Intranets: Doing double duty
10 IPOs: The bubble bursts