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Man Allegedly Bilks E-trade, Schwab of ,000 by Collecting Lots of Free 'Micro-Deposits'

Wednesday May 28 by Eric Thelin
A California man has been indicted for an inventive scheme that allegedly siphoned $50,000 from online brokerage houses E-trade and Schwab.com in six months -- a few pennies at a time.

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Jolie gets the non-star treatment

Thursday June 07 by Claudia bourne
Recipe for an action film: 1) Secure the rights to one of the hottest video game properties of the last few years, perhaps best described as Indiana Jones with breasts. 2) Sign Angelina Jolie as the lead and push the movie to be your studio’s top entry in the summer box-office sweepstakes. 3) Leave your star’s name off the movie poster?

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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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Napster deal with MusicNet faces stiff challenges

Wednesday June 06 by Claudia bourne
The deal between Napster and MusicNet pits three major record labels against two in the race to develop an Internet music system consumers will pay for.

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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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