The Top Net News
in January, 2000
Why AOL Wants Time-Warner
Net companies know a lot about online users. Now Washington
wants to know about what they know.
Microsoft Adds Cos. For Hosted Exchange Pilot
Microsoft is expected to disclose on Wednesday that Hewlett-
Packard, Qwest Communications, and ElectronicData Systems are
among the companies that will host Exchange as an
application service in a pilot study.
DOJ Said To Be Set To Break Up Microsoft
U.S. Department of Justice officials appear set to recommend
splitting Microsoft into two or more separate companies,
according to published reports.
IBM Claims Patent Lead in 1999
For the seventh consecutive year, IBM was awarded more patents
than any other U.S. company -- 2,756. Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM
generates more than a billion dollars annually on licensing the
intellectual property protected by the patents.
Yahoo Will Stay The Course On Content
Yahoo will do business as usual, company executives said Tuesday
during a conference call following the announcement of fourth
quarter results that beat analysts' expectations.
Dell Founder To Advise Campus Pipeline
Dell founder and chairman Michael Dell has joined Campus Pipeline
as an advisor. Campus Pipeline and Inktomi on Tuesday announced
an alliance to integrate powerful commerce capabilities using the
Inktomi Shopping Engine.
Novell Acquires Internet Hosting Company
Novell on Tuesday unveiled plans to acquire JustOn, a small, Palo
Alto, Calif.-based Internet hosting company. Terms of the deal
were not disclosed. JustOn's technology lets users share files
on the Web.
A New Business For 2000: AOL Time Warner
NEW YORK -- America Online's merger with Time Warner transforms
the landscape of media and communications, says Steve Case, the
chairman of the new entity announced Monday.
AOL, Time Warner Merger: A New Model For Partnerships
Once America Online Chairman, Steve Case, and Time Warner
Chairman, Gerald Levin, revealed the blockbuster $350 billion
merger of their companies, they got on the phone with AT&T
Chairman Michael Armstrong.
When Worlds Collide
Cisco Spends $567 Million On Two VPN Buys
Cisco Systems on Wednesday expanded its roster of VPN gear
with the acquisition of two small networking companies in
deals valued at a total of $567 million.
Traffic Beats A Path To Web Services
Internet traffic in December beat a path to websites that
provide additional services to users beyond commerce
No New Net Taxes, McCain Pledges
John McCain, campaigning in New Hampshire, on Monday signed
a pledge not to tax Internet sales and challenged fellow
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush to do the
Smart Appliances Hit The Net
Sunbeam and other housewares vendors came to the
International Housewares 2000 show this week with smart
electric blankets, coffee makers, and other appliances that
link to each other and to the Internet in some cases.
Microsoft Claims DOJ Case Doesn't Add Up
Microsoft said Tuesday previous court cases support its
defense that its business behavior was aggressive but did
not break federal antitrust laws.
Online Trades Most Popular At Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab said Tuesday that online trades made up 73
percent of all trades at Schwab during the fourth quarter of
1999, up from 61 percent during the fourth quarter of 1998.
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