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Netscape offers Mozilla.org, a site to promote the open development of its client software. Visitors can share information in forums, and later this month, developers will be able to access the source code for Netscape Communicator.



The JavaShareware Group's site offers links to resources such as Java development tools and applets that can be downloaded. Visit Tips & Tricks for information on JavaBeans, servlets, Java classes, and executing Java applications.



Anyone who uses a PC for designing multimedia shows, presentations, or Web sites should bookmark MediaBuilder. It offers a frequently updated library of free tools -- HTML authoring packages, sound editors, and a lot more -- plus a large collection of public-domain graphics. A nifty animated-banner creator lets you instantly apply more than 20 special effects to any text block.

Electronic Privacy Information Centre

Http//www.epic.org/reports/surfer beware.htmlIf you're concerned with sending your credit card or other personal information over the Net, check this site out. It offers interesting detailson how many companies actuallyhave explicit privacy policies with few meeting basic privacy protection standards.



Telecommunications, mobile phones, and computer-display products are featured on Nokia's well-designed site. Read articles on Nokia products and wireless technology in Discovery Online, a Web version of Nokia's customer magazine.

EZip Wizard


It's simple: EZip Wizard decompresses .zip archives on the fly, expanding the file as it's downloaded. Or if you prefer, you can actually install a downloaded program without unzipping it first.

World Cup at your feet!


Hewlett-Packard (HP) has teamed with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) to sponsor the official World Cup site, where the sponsors will offer information, news and an online store.

EDS is providing electronic-commerce software and services, while HP will manage the site's operations and provide the necessary hardware. Sybase contributed back-end software for the site's online-storefront area, which will let users purchase official World Cup merchandise in multiple currencies. After selecting merchandise and putting it in a virtual shopping cart, users click on a button to convert the price into their local currency and complete the purchase with a credit card, the companies said. Taxes and custom charges are automatically included in the price, HP and EDS said.

The Monster Board


This site offers Australian job seekers a new tool to help them find a job. It includes a personalised job search facility and special-ised recruitment centres for the healthcare and tertiary education sectors and a new pricing schedule has attracted more employers to advertise jobs. Once processed, The Monster Board will search new job listings and post the relevant job positions available to the user via e-mail as soon as they become available.

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