The Cyber Scene in Austin ~ by Bill Holloway (Antera Consulting. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Michael Dell was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Electronics Association and also named a lifetime acheiver by Mobile Computing and Communications magazine.
Austin technology consulting company Technology Futures study finds that local phone companies will lose significant market share in telecommunications to emerging wireless and cable-modem technologies. 58% of the high speed data market will be captured by cable modems by 2005, the study finds.
Austin-based drkoop.com, an online healthcare information portal, was the highest ranked dedicated healthcare information site on the Internet
for April and May, according to Media Metrix.
Austin's Multimedia Games, which produces interactive bingo and lottery games, says it plans to adapt some of its machines for Internet lotteries. Texas recently changed its laws to allow lottery betting over the Internet. The company said it also wants to have its Internet-based gambling machines working overseas.