AOL expands subscriber e-mail to palm-size PC devices

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Building on its "AOL Anywhere" strategy, America Online is providing downloadable software to users of Compaq Computer Corp.'s Aero, Casio Computer Co.'s Cassiopeia and Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Jornada hand-held PCs that would enable AOL subscribers to access, send and receive e-mail via those portable PC appliances. Casio also will distribute the software with its new Cassiopeia PCs. In related news, AOL named Michael Lynton president of AOL International, succeeding Jack Davies, from chairman-CEO, PenguinPutnam and Penguin Group, publishing and music units of Pearson plc. Mr. Davies will be a senior adviser on AOL's international business and will be based in New York.

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