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Broadband bickering hits Silicon Valley

Author: JT Smith From InfoWorld.com: ATT is pondering legal action in an attempt to force San Jose to release about 40 permits for cable modem service. Category: Linux
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High-tech players warm to privacy legislation

Author: JT Smith From IDG.net: Fearing multiple state efforts, vendors back federal regulation, if given a big enough stake in the process.
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3COM to offer Web gadgets to stadium

Author: JT Smith This Reuters report tells how 3Com Corp. is unveiling a steno pad-sized ''Web pad'' that can access the Web, but only in the stadium, formerly known as Candlestick Park. Category: Unix
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Open Source Library Card-Catalog Apps?

Author: JT Smith Ask Slashdot Question about using and/or writing Open Source software for libraries. More than just a database? (Many thoughtful reader responses.) Category: Open Source
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Study: Taiwan, Estonia emerge as good places for online business

Author: JT Smith "The study rated 42 developing countries on their 'e-readiness,' based on factors such as government support for e-commerce, availability of wireline and wireless communications services, worker skills and laws against cybercrime and software piracy." Best bets: Taiwan and Estonia...
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Opinion: Unix and Mac OS X

Author: JT Smith MacWeek.com says that in the late 80s, calling a kernel plus a shell an "operating system" was anachronistic; today it is prehistoric.
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Seybold to shine light on Web

Author: JT Smith Internet publishing technologies will be in the spotlight next week as Seybold San Francisco 2000 takes over San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center from August 28 to September 1. From MacWeek.com.
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Compaq to develop supercomputer

Author: JT Smith The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday it has selected Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) to develop the world's fastest supercomputer for its Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. From an Associated Press...
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Napster site among Web's top 50

Author: JT Smith Associated Press reports that the embattled music file-swapping company's site had 5.4 million visitors in July, making it the 47th most-visited site.
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Forbes tries embedded Web links

Author: JT Smith The magazine, according to an Associated Press report, is mailing out free handheld digital readers to all 810,000 of its subscribers to see if they'll take to the idea of jumping around the Net byscanning little bar codes in ads and stories.
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