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Internet Update
TOKYO, JAPAN, 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Martyn Williams. This is a roundup of new and updated resources and services on the global Internet including: Internet live - radio from California; count your cookies; system vulnerability database; Visual Basic Web magazine; Web publishing resource; Thai Government online; focusing on the struggles of refugees; something to make you think.

Japan Studying Airship Based Wireless Network
TOKYO, JAPAN, 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Martyn Williams. Japan's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) says it is to begin promoting the idea of a nationwide wireless communications network based on relay stations installed in airships. The decision was made after it received a recent report on the feasibility of such a system.

Gandalf On Verge Of Collapse?
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Grant Buckler. Only days after a nervous landlord locked its headquarters and factory for a day, Gandalf Technologies Inc. [TSE:GAN][NASDAQ:GANDF] has admitted its search for a buyer has so far been fruitless, further short-term financing is unlikely to turn up, and the company may have to enter bankruptcy or receivership.

Motorola DRAM Just A Memory
AUSTIN, TEXAS, U.S.A., 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Bob Woods. Motorola's [NYSE:MOT] Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) group said it will phase out its dynamic random access memory (DRAM) efforts to concentrate on other memory technologies. Company officials also said Motorola will take a pre-tax charge of an estimated $170 million to write down both equipment and technology costs in the second quarter associated with its DRAM exit.

Keynote Study Names Fastest, Slowest Internet Backbones
SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA. U.S.A., 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Jacqueline Emigh. If it seems to you that some Internet backbones perform better than others, your impressions are now corroborated.. According to newly released test results from Keynote Systems, the ten fastest backbones in the US and Canada are: Compuserve, GridNet, AGIS, UUnet, Savvis, Genuity, AT&T WorldNet, GeoNet, IDT, and Istar.

Power Computing Files For IPO, Plans Intel-Based PCs
AUSTIN, TEXAS, U.S.A., 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Patrick McKenna. Apple Macintosh clone manufacturer and marketer, Power Computing has confirmed the company filed documentation with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to take the company public through an initial public offering (IPO). All inquiries are directed to SEC documentation as the clone-maker remains silent on the details.

America Online Acknowledges Slowdown In E-Mail Service
DULLES, VIRGINIA, U.S.A., 1997 JUL 1 (NB) -- By Bob Woods. An America Online [NYSE:AOL] official has confirmed to Newsbytes what we have been hearing from some AOL members: Internet e-mail service from the largest online/Internet service provider has not been the speediest in the past few weeks.

 

 

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