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Wednesday, September 30, 1998
26 new stories as of 1:45 PM PT
TODAY'S TOP STORIES
-- What's in a domain name? Everything
-- CE upgrage: Confusing for Everyone?
-- Cabletron comeback cake
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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!
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."
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.
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TODAY'S FEATURED STORIES
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Yahoo Mail, Amazon suffer outages
Linux in the limelight
W3C mulls HTML-TIME
Japan laps up ultraportables
ESPN adds college football audio
Motorola to unveil phone-Net link
Net a boon to private investors
IBM moves in on ISPs too
Vantive calls on the call center
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