of terms to help newcomers face going online; access AOL via the
Internet and save money; no sales figures available on WebTV, but
stores report "brisk" business.
12, 1997: E-mail gaining popular in business, personal use;
Juno offers free access to dependable e-mail; mailing lists keep
info flowing; new browsers include e-mail clients; Compaq jumps
on the Zip drive bandwagon.
19, 1997: AOL's "all-you-can-surf" plan creates
headaches for subscribers; resources abound for folks looking into
home ownership, repair and renovation; TCI pulls the plug on its
cable modem service; free e-mail service Juno kills off its toll-free
26, 1997: Super Bowl site promotes the big game; AOL trying
to handle explosive growth, demand; InfiNet expanding area services;
women's Web guide opens; credit reports available now online.
2, 1997: Bevy of Valentine's sites offer a way to virtually
please your sweetie.
9, 1997: FreeRide offers Web surfers a way to earn free
Internet access; hackers threaten Valentine's Day riot on AOL; Web
sites examine Black History month
16, 1997: Microsoft making gains on Netscape in Browser
war; take these steps for safe online shopping; PC makers announce
price reductions; Fruit of the Loom, Oreck putting the Web to work;
survey says 1/3 of online newspapers made money in 1996.
23, 1997: Faster modems coming, but which protocol will
be adopted as the new standard?; FCC examines taxes on ISP services;
save money, telecommute.
2, 1997: Web can help you locate old friends; research death,
marriage, divorce records online; phone database useful tool; news
tools keep you informed; U.S. Robotics, 3Com announce merger.
9, 1997: Flood victims have aid resources on the Internet;
graphic designers can find plenty of free fonts on the Web.
16, 1997: Web's power ruffles feathers in poultry industry;
1988 computer magazine a time warp into our PC past; Queen Elizabeth
unveils royal Web site.
23, 1997: Stargazers turn to the Web for info on Hale-Bopp
comet; Time magazine dumped by CompuServe; Apple announces workforce
creating security bugs for browsers.
30, 1997: Cult's suicide leaves evidence on the Web; Win
95 update delayed; KIH Online offering Internet access locally;
6, 1997: Nescape Communicator latest volley in browser war
looks like a winner; Apple releases updated Macintosh line; online
communications forces regulators to look at new ways of doing business;
SEC unveils EDGAR database.
13: Netscape Communicator shows promise; Microsoft buying
WebTV; Internet Explorer 4.0 beta released; playing the domain name
20: Web a good resource for gardening info; Communicator
to incorporate Netcaster feature; MSN features e-mail glitch.
27: AOL could benefit from CompuServe merger; BMG to offer
enhanced CDs; Web site offers support to law enforcement officers.
4: Edmunds.com offers facts when car buying; routing error
sends Internet into darkness for many; Apple previews new Mac OS
8; Apple rumors abound.
11: Debut of new Pentium II marred by undetected flaw; new
program offers AOL Instant Messaging as standalone product; GTE
buys BBN; two-line modems to debut soon; Netscape releases preview
of Communicator; FTC settles flap with AOL's "free" trial
18 1997: Web sites offer views, info about outer space;
CompuServe ad campaign aims at boosting membership; Apple CEO says
new operating system will run on PCs; Pentium II sales strong.
25 1997: Netscape, MS pushing new 'push' technologies; online
video rental site debuts; E'town rehab owner launches Web site;
NASDAQ launches site.
1, 1997: Hacker's arrest may hurt e-commerce; competing
56k modem technologies aren't compatible, and ISPs are being pressured
to offer one or the other to users; US Robotics offering toll-free
line test service; Apple readies limited edition 20th anniversary
8, 1997: New Netscape Communicator due this week; Microsoft
writing 'push' technology standard; CNN offering customized news
pages; new AOL software to include Driveway 'push' technology; business.com
domain sells for a cool $150,000.
15, 1997: Online medical resources offer free advice; programmer
reports software bug to Netscape, wants cash to reveal details;
search engine tips.
22, 1997: Kelley Blue Book aids new, used car buyers; WebTV
upgrade announced; AOL to support 56k service; WebCrawler unveils
upgrades; Netscape bug fixed; Windows 98 beta coming next month.
29, 1997: Supreme Court strikes down Communications Decency
Act; Windows for Workgroups a worthy upgrade from Win 3.1; E-Trade
site crashes; CNet announces creation of Snap! online service; tips
for parents to keep their kids safe online.
6, 1997: Net brings Mars Pathfinder mission to your desktop;
beta testers have good words about Windows 98; PC makers to end
sales of Windows 3.1; AOL pursuing CompuServe purchase.
13, 1997: Amelio ousted as Apple CEO; how the Web helped
me buy a new car; MSN to revamp its content.
27, 1997: AOL drops plan to share subscribers' phone numbers
with marketers; Mac OS 8.0 released; new Windows OS to be called
Windows 98; CompuServe creates kid-safe content area.
3, 1997: Apple co-founder Jobs slated to return as CEO;
syndicates' sites home to your favorite newspaper cartoons; new
browser bug discovered.
10, 1997: Microsoft invests in ailing Apple Computers; audio,
video live from space now on the Web; Netscape to offer stripped-down
version of Communicator; AOL CEO says growth 'on target.'
24, 1997: National Enquirer debuts Web site; IE 4.0 set
for release Sept. 30; Netscape announces plan for standalone Navigator
browser; CompuServe adopts flat-rate pricing; survey predicts huge
surge in number of PC owners who will go online.
31, 1997: Numerous sites now online for benefit of farm,
livestock producers; AOL scammers prompt warning.
7, 1997: Preparation key to successful upgrade to Win 95;
new MS browser due at end of month; DVD formats not set yet; Apple
moves to kill Mac clones; Social Security to open revamped Web site
after security problems.
14, 1997: Don't overlook hardware if upgrading to Windows
95; AOL buys CompuServe; Apple moves to end licensing of clone Macs.
21, 1997: Apple founder Steve Jobs named interim CEO; Windows
98 release delayed; WebTV upgrade released.
28, 1997: AOL gearing up for renewed ad blitz; MSNBC edits
Clinton testimony; plan to sell domain info on CD shelved; bug reported
in Mac version of Microsoft Outlook.
5, 1997: Microsoft unveils Internet Explorer 4.0 to rave
reviews; Microsoft employees pull prank on rival Netscape; EPA water
quality reports now online.
19, 1997: World Series fever prompts new baseball sites;
Top 10 Losers in technology as rated by CNet; CompuServe gives sneak
peek at Web-based services.
2, 1997: Traders clog the Web during wild stock market ride;
number of Web users drops; Apple marketshare slips again; AOL e-mail
outage sparks outrage.
9, 1997: Check your e-mail by telephone; Microsoft releases
beta version of IE 4.0 Web browser; Mir cosmonauts selecting gifts
from Mass. company's Web site.
16, 1997: MCI upgrades infrastructure; Apple announces plans
for cybercafes; cable modems rolled out in Canada; modem makers
shifting to 'flash' upgradable models; AOL's new flat-rate pricing
may shock some users; ideas for getting rid of those feebie promo
diskettes; Floppies for Kiddies offers a way to put old floppies
to work to help kids.
23, 1997: Give your holiday guests a tour of the Internet;
Web browser wars revisited.
30, 1997: Netscape incorporates chat client into new Web
browser; Virtual Body now online; trivia buffs now have a Web site;
English grammar questions addressed.
7, 1997: Study finds national Internet providers not always
best in service, support; IE 4.0 released; Gateway purchases Amiga
operating system; Saudi prince invests in Netscape; Rush Limbaugh's
wife leading new online magazine.
14, 1997: Online magazine aimed at car buffs; news outlets
weighing in on a name for president's puppy; Hotmail popularity
climbing; study shows more PCs in homes; Yahoo ranked top Web destination.
21, 1997: Feds looking at Microsoft forcing its browser
on manufacturers; Netscape still holds top spot in browser war;
Internet Explorer 4 gives Web users more options; Apple loses more
marketshare; faster Macs on the way.
28, 1997: Predictions for 1998; Kwanzaa sites on the Web.