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Monday, October 12, 1998
26 new stories as of 1:50 PM PT
TODAY'S TOP STORIES
-- Apple: Back in black
-- Compaq intros $699 PC
-- Net tax act in question
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A very good year
Apple Interim CEO Steve Jobs will return to the friendly confines of the
Flint Center Wednesday to tout news of the company's first profitable year
since 1995 and give updates on the hot-selling iMac and upgraded Mac OS.
How low can they go?
No. 1 computer maker Compaq, which has seen its market share eroded lately,
releases a $699 "Internet PC" today and furthers competition with Apple's
iMac and HP machines.
Mixed blessings for Net tax act
The Internet Tax Freedom Act may be passed today, but two controversial
provisions are questioned by civil liberties advocates who say the bill
will hinder free speech instead of protect children.
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HP to sell imaging chips
Baan taps Microsoft, IBM
Intel thrives, LSI looks to layoffs
Lotus adds to Notes, Domino suite
Yahoo to buy Yoyodyne
Bristol gets ally in Microsoft suit
Merger mania strikes the Net
More Windows CE support in hand
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