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A look back at the holiday weekend

As holiday revelers celebrated Y2K, the Internet buzzed with news of Wal-Mart's site relaunch, free DSL service and a domain sale that turned out to be a hoax.

 

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As holiday revelers celebrated Y2K, the Internet buzzed with news of Wal-Mart's site relaunch, free DSL service and a domain sale that turned out to be a hoax.

 


Year2000.com auction on eBay found a hoax
eBay says that a $10 million bid for Web address Year2000.com turned out to be a prank.

Year2000.com domain draws $10 million bid
If the eBay bid is legitimate and the transaction is completed, the sale could set a record for the amount paid for a domain name.

Wal-Mart opens doors to new online store
The retail giant launches a new online store, marking its boldest foray into e-commerce and posing a greater threat to Internet giants such as Amazon.com.

Free DSL service opens its doors
After a year filled with strong gains by free dial-up Internet service providers, a Southern California company is raising the ante with an offer of high-speed Net access.

Gateway unloads Amiga name
update PC maker Gateway sells Amiga's trademark and leftover computer systems to Amino Development for an undisclosed amount.

Reporters are incommunicado, but not due to Y2K
first person It was the best indicator of whether the so-called Year 2000 bug would hit our millennium destination: Would cellular phones ring in the New Year, too?