Mark Veverka of the
proposes that Congress could bolster the ol' federal coffers by charging for access to the
report -- "given that sports, sex and financial news are the few things capable of making money on the Web."
That's fine with
, founder of
reports that Metcalfe will soon be associated with the idea of "pay as you go" Internet use.
Los Angeles Times
latest project, launching the first "commercial satellite that uses radar to see the planet's surface through clouds, bushes and even darkness."
It must not be too hot in Hong Kong for
. The company plans to open two luxury hotels in HK despite oversupply and the region's economic woes. In the
South China Morning Post
is going digital in a deal struck with
Canadian Learning Television
Entertainment Information Station
will go digital beginning in 1999, reports the
Financial Post News
The government of Switzerland is counting on its neutrality to bring its flotation of the state-owned telecommunications company
through the negative waters of global stock markets. The
reports that the Swisscom floatation will be Europe's biggest this year.
There's no luck of the Irish for
Fruit of the Loom
reports that "the future of up to 700 jobs in Donegal and Derry broke up without conclusion last night, as the Tanaiste, Ms. Harney and the chairman of Fruit of the Loom, Mr. Bill Farley, failed to agree on a way forward."
Technological research is flourishing in the incubator known as Israel thanks to the government's involvement, according to the
Dallas Morning News
has the full story on the passing of
, the former Alabama governor.
, a 69-year old housewife from the town of Norman, Okla., has overcome a number of obstacles to get to the Democratic primary runoff -- death being the biggest. The senatorial candidate died of a heart attack on July 15, but was able to get enough votes in the Aug. 25 election to advance to the primary. Also in the