Compaq’s First Application of Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition Offers Best-in-Class Value (PR Newswire) As part of a special promotion to enhance technology access for small and medium size businesses, Compaq Computer Corporation today announced the latest solution to office efficiency with the introduction of Microsoft(R) Office XP and Small Business Edition XP pre-loaded on new Evo(TM) D300s purchased between now and Oct. 31st. – Oct 15 8:02 AM ET
My spin: Compaq’s got a pretty decent computer system for $900, Microsoft Office XP and Small Business Edition XP included
SBC’s Sterling Commerce Announces Online Resource For Small Businesses (Internet Wire) SBC Communications Inc., through its subsidiary Sterling Commerce, today announced the availability of, an online resource designed to help small businesses save time and money as they manage and grow their business. – Oct 15 9:00 AM ET
My spin:I’m not really sure why Sterling Commerce chose to create a new portal, especially since there are so many others out ther. HOWEVER, I’ll have an exclusive interivew about this up later on
COLUMBUS, OH–(INTERNET WIRE)–Oct 15, 2001– SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE:SBC – news), through its subsidiary Sterling Commerce, today announced the availability of, an online resource designed to help small businesses save time and money as they manage and grow their business. provides a single source for small businesses to obtain news and information, business services such as online shipping and advertising, and e-commerce software and communications services from SBC and its subsidiaries. Additionally, provides a forum for small companies to share information and ideas and serves as a source for inquiries or assistance with issues such as capital, legal issues, human resources, taxes, accounting, sales and marketing.
Roving Announces Alliance with Staples to Provide Email Marketing Solutions to Small Businesses (PR Newswire)Roving Software, leading provider of self- service email marketing tools and services for small and medium sized businesses, today announced an alliance with Staples, Inc. to deliver email marketing solutions to Staples’ small business customers via, Staples’ electronic marketplace that provides office supplies, services, content and community over the Internet. – Oct 15 8:31 AM ET
My spin:Go Roving! Go Roving! – Roving’s been making steady alliances and expanding the reach of it’s marketing services to small businesses…!
Magnet Empowers Small Businesses With Full-Scale Banking Capabilities (Business Wire)Magnet Communications, the Internet Business Banking Authority, announced today another innovation in online business banking with the unveiling of BizBankingWORKS for Small Business. – Oct 15 8:12 AM ET
Yahoo! Introduces Yahoo! Mail – Business Edition (Business Wire)Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company, today unveiled Yahoo!(R) Mail – Business Edition, a new premium service that allows small businesses to get a professional, branded e-mail address that is easier to use and more affordable than alternative business e-mail hosting solutions. – Oct 15 7:56 AM ET
My spin:Yahoo’s another innovator, continuously developing value added servies for its members/audience
NetObjects Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired (Business Wire)… leading provider of Website Design and support services and has built over 40,000 Web sites for small business customers of key partners such as Dell, Office Depot, Verizon,… – Oct 15 9:20 AM ET
My spin:I’m not sure what Websitepros purchase of NetObjects means for NetObjects future, but I hope it’s a bright one!
Microsoft Hails 10 Years of Publisher (PR Newswire)… (Photo: ) Designed specifically for small-business users who do not have training in desktop publishing, Publisher combines design and layout… – Oct 15 9:01 AM ET
My spin:Happy Birth Day MS Publisher

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