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Internet IPOs: Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad NewsBytes

Media Metrix Inc.'s [NASDAQ:MMXI] and AdForce Inc.'s [NASDAQ:ADFC] respective initial public offerings (IPO) today may have evoked memories of past IPOs, and their associated sky-high gains. But NetObjects Inc.'s [NASDAQ:NETO] offering may show further signs of a cooling Internet IPO market.

New Web Browser Lets Parents Pre-Approve Internet Sites NewsBytes

A San Diego company is hoping to target both kids and parents with its new Crayon Crawler Web browser, which lets parents pre-approve the sites their kids visit. The new browser also throws in tyke-friendly features like children-only chat rooms and animated characters that both read to and interact with kids.

Internet Firms Top Venture Capital Investments In 1Q `99 NewsBytes

Venture-capital investments in Internet-related companies surged to $2.1 billion in the first quarter of 1999, according to tracking firm VentureOne.

Kagan - AT&T-TCI-MediaOne-Microsoft;: When Do We Worry? NewsBytes

Commentary. Are we so anxious to bust up one monopoly that we are willing to risk creating another? A little more than a year ago AT&T; [NYSE:T] was floundering when Mike Armstrong took the helm. He asked analysts and the media what we think he should do. We told him to focus on broadband. Seems he took the impromptu advice to heart because that's exactly what he is doing.

Colo. High School Student Hacks Computer To Change Grades NewsBytes

In a scene straight out of the movie "Wargames" starring Matthew Broderick, a high school student in Douglas County, Colo., has been suspended under threat of expulsion for allegedly hacking into the school's computer system and changing his grades. Three other students, whose grades were also allegedly changed by the hacker, were also suspended.

Baby Database Possible Key To US Smart Card Acceptance NewsBytes

When people talk about smart cards, it's almost automatic for them to add, "...but they haven't caught on in the US." Next Monday, European smart card vendor Schlumberger and US database vendor Pervasive Software [NASDAQ:PVSW] will announce a plan they hope will speed smart card acceptance in North America.

Justice Clears Bell Atlantic/GTE Merger NewsBytes

The US Department of Justice has approved the merger of Bell Atlantic Corp. [NYSE:BEL] and GTE Corp. [NYSE:GTE], imposing only the expected condition that the two companies dispose of wireless communications properties where they overlap.

AT&T;, MS tap digital cable deal NewsBytes

Microsoft formally agreed Thursday to invest $5 billion in AT&T;, which pledged to use more Microsoft products in its digital cable TV, Internet and telephone networks.

Edward Jones Fires 19 Workers For E-Mail Abuse NewsBytes

Brokerage firm Edward Jones has fired 19 employees and gave warnings to 41 more for sending jokes and nonbusiness-related messages by electronic mail, a company spokeswoman confirmed today.

Permanent Online Tax Bill Won't Get Far - Sokul NewsBytes

The bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., that would create a permanent moratorium on the imposition of new taxes on Internet transactions is not likely to become law, said one of the members of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce (ACEC).

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