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Asus to release desktop Eee PC as Ebox

Tuesday May 27 by Eric Thelin
Asus will finally launch the desktop version of its elfin Eee PC early next month. Once dubbed the E-DT, the unit is set to retail as the Ebox, we understand.

The rather Wii-style Eee will incorporate a 2GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive, we hear, but for now Asus is keeping the full spec to itself

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Is Netscape Leaving the Browser World?

Thursday June 07 by Claudia bourne
Is Netscape ready to leave the browser world? Netscape is now part of the AOL-Time-Warner megacorporation, and if comments by company officials are any indication, we may see an end to Netscape being an active participant as a browser supplier.

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Microsoft new Window's sparks icon debate

Wednesday June 06 by Claudia bourne
Real estate on your computer desktop is about to become a lot more valuable. “They [Microsoft] want to try to force consumers to use their stuff instead of AOL’s, EarthLink’s or anybody else’s stuff,” says Barry Schuler, chief executive of the America Online unit of AOL Time Warner Inc. “It makes it harder for consumers to find things that they want. We think they are going to hate it.”

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Tech employment keeps growing

Wednesday June 06 by Claudia bourne
Slowdown? What slowdown? Despite the massive layoffs and many high-profile bankruptcies, high-tech employment actually increased 4.6 percent in 2000, with manufacturing adding 18,000 jobs and computer software and services adding 145,900 new jobs, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Electronics Association.

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U.S. plans online government payment system

Wednesday July 26 by Claudia bourne
The Clinton administration plans to launch an electronic system this fall that Americans can use to make a wide variety of payments to the government--from families paying for a national park camping license to corporations paying fines. The system, dubbed Pay.gov, "will be a one-stop shop for people to make government payments using the Internet," said the Treasury Department's deputy secretary, Stuart Eizenstat, announcing the initiative yesterday. The Pay.gov Internet site will be a secure, governmentwide electronic payment and collection system with the potential to handle any of the 80 million transactions the government now processes each year, Eizenstat said.

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