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Wednesday, October 7, 1998
28 new stories as of 1:43 PM PT
TODAY'S TOP STORIES
-- Amazon rivals moving in
-- Dell, @Home partner for Net access
-- Taxing adult sites
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It's an Amazon jungle out there
Music sellers CDnow and N2K, along with Bertelsmann and Barnes & Noble, all
have Amazon it their sites. Analysts say the pressure may affect
Amazon in the long run, but long-time customers will probably stay.
Taking the high road to high speed
Dell and @Home have joined forces in the quest to promote high speed Net
access. The deal will include a marketing and technology development
program, where Dell will offer PCs customized for @Home access.
You're gonna pay for that
The Senate passed today a provision of the Internet Tax Freedom Act that
would tax commercial sites that allow access of "harmful materials" to
minors, unless the sites check for ID.
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Senate looks at bug and business
HP offers combo leasing
Navigator still has bug problem
Sun plans event to detail Jini
Privacy ad campaign to launch
Microsoft shows off Office 2000
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