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/// AR Confidential We heard it through the grapevine!
- West Chester, PA
It's confirmed. Jim Dionne announced his resignation during a conference
with developers at the World of Commodore show in Pasadena a few weeks
ago. Effective September 20, 1993, Jeff Stilley is the new General
Manager of Commodore U.S., and Dionne's position as president will not be
- Duluth, GA
Primerica Corp. has announced its intentions to purchase the remaining
73% of Travellers Corp. that it does not already own. This will make
Primerica one of the largest financial asset management companies in the
country, with assets estimated at 100 BILLION dollars. That's five times
larger than Wal Mart, and nearly ten times larger than Coca Cola, for
- Renton, WA
A rumor making its way through the grapevine has it that Bill Gates
received a speeding ticket a short time ago. The next day, the officer
issuing the ticket had been fired. So much for justice...
- Tracy, CA
A new product may possibly come out on the market. Called "The VODEM".
The Vodem project is a project that seeks to use a patented device
called a vodem (VideO DEModulator) to send info over Cable TV at speeds
of 40-160MB/hr. The Vodem project is specifically dedicated to providing
a truly free one-way feed of internet mail and Usenet news. Commercial
applications may follow. Unlike all of the other technology, the Vodem
requires a purchase of the device itself, should be about $150, possibly
less. "Everything else I've seen costs between $600-$1500 or more."