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Looking deeper at AOL Time Warner
The Federal Communications Commission has requested a third round of information about the proposed merger of America Online and Time Warner, according to a public filing by the agency.

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AMD calls on Linux for 64-bit chip
Advanced Micro Devices has hired SuSE to help bring Linux to its upcoming 64-bit Sledgehammer chip, the companies will announce today.

WebTV shakeup
A high-level reorganization has left Microsoft headquarters directly in charge of WebTV's most promising businesses, a move that sources say effectively takes much of the company's operations away from its co-founders for the first time since the subsidiary was purchased three years ago.

From the source: E-commerce leaders sound off
This week's Pacific Crest 2000 e.conference showcases several leading e-commerce figures, including eBay CEO Meg Whitman. The head of the auction giant paints a picture in which eBay customers will be able to buy and sell in their own languages online, while Amazon executives put up a good fight to fend off analyst queries into the e-tailer's recent stock performance.

Nortel eyes Net services demand with buy
Giant telecom equipment maker Nortel Networks took a big step into the market for local Internet services today, announcing the acquisition of Sonoma Systems for $540 million in newly issued Nortel stock.

Compaq to market RIM wireless email devices
Compaq and Research in Motion will work together to market BlackBerry advanced pagers as part of the PC giant's overall push to get into the device market.


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