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"AT&T Puts New Emphasis On Satellites. 12-Spacecraft
Network Proposed to Regulators."
The AT&T Corporation, in an early sign of how it plans
to pursue its Internet and global communications
strategy after the company's planned divestiture, has
quietly filed a Federal application to build and launch
a multibillion-dollar global satellite network. The
system would let computer users bypass local telephone
networks and connect directly to the Internet via
satellite dish antennas slightly larger than two feet in
"Satellite Services Hear the Naysayers."
The concept has great promise: a string of satellites
offering global wireless telephone service, where the
caller is never out of range. Making the concept
reality, however, is proving stubbornly difficult. The
four major services in the nascent global wireless
business are on the defensive for the first time in
their brief history. A pair of troubled debt offerings
have raised questions about the viability of so-called
global personal communications.
"A New Computer Dazzles a Jaded Industry Crowd."
The BeBox is incompatible with everything now on the
market. But the sheer dazzle of the new personal
computer by Jean-Louis Gassee, the former engineering
head of Apple Computer Inc., drew a standing ovation
from a normally skeptical crowd of 500 of some of the
most discerning executives in technology.
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