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Tech Industry

Washington meets Valley

Long the stepchildren on Capitol Hill, Netrepreneurs have finally secured a place on the A-lists inside the Beltway.

Long the stepchildren on Capitol Hill, Netrepreneurs have finally secured a place on the A-lists inside the Beltway. Taking on issues ranging from Internet taxes to online access in America's classrooms, the White House is paying close attention to the needs of the high-tech industry.

Clinton outlines Net policy
update The president announces three policy initiatives aimed at maintaining the U.S. position as a leader in creating high-tech, high-wage jobs.

Tech sector soars on Clinton nod
update Internet stocks hit record highs on the heels of President Clinton's proposal to ban taxes on business transactions conducted online.

TechNet backs charter schools
As promised, the bipartisan lobbying group endorses its first education initiative in California.

High-tech gets Clinton payback
news analysis The president provides a high-profile return on the technology industry's eager political investments.

Dark clouds over Multimedia Gulch
reporter's notebook A rare day of sunshine in El Niño-soaked San Francisco masks darker concerns at the mayor's Multimedia Summit.

San Francisco hosts tech summit
San Francisco is hosting a "summit" touting its role in the digital revolution, featuring a video appearance by Vice President Al Gore.

Clinton: No new Net taxes
President Clinton will call for a moratorium on new taxation of goods and services sold over the Internet, White House officials say.