In Brief: Oct. 9, 2000

THE BIG PICTURE Ever get the feeling you're being watched? You probably are, at least by a satellite. Now you can play Big Brother too, thanks to GlobeXplorer www.globexplorer.com) a new website that aggregates and organizes global satellite photos. Type in an address, and GlobeXplorer shows a satellite picture of that exact location, down to individual trees and rooftops. Spooky, isn't it?

BUSINESS AS VIRTUAL You may not be a dotcom entrepreneur--but now you can play one on a PC! A French company called Monte Cristo has just released Start-Up 2000 ($26.87, Windows only), a "sim"-style video game in...

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