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It's heartening to see the ad boys at AOL's new subscription free ISP Netscape Online being so in yer face about their rivals. Quarter page ads taken out in this weekend's papers read: "Amazing news! FREE internet access from the electronics shop, the hi-fi shop, county council, newspaper, bank, disco, the internet company. Of course, most the list is scrubbed out so that it just reads FREE internet access from...the internet company." If ever someone at AOL was taking a sideswipe at Freeswerve, Tempo, The Sun etc then at least these guys have the guts to stand up and be counted. And you can bet your bottom dollar the AOL press office didn't approve -- they wouldn't say boo to a goose. Just ask them what they thought of BT's "price cuts" last week... ®

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