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New Zealand

4  Clark and Cullen drop R&D tax hint
Barely 24 hours after its Budget disappointed business, the Government was holding out an olive branch in at least one area...
NZ Herald

4  Cullen must raise the tap-dance tempo
As far as tap-dancing routines go, the performance by the Government's top duo last Friday could have conjured up a picture of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in their hit musical Singin' in the Rain...
NZ Herald

4  $12.9m bill fine with Courts
The Department for Courts has budgeted $12.9 million for a fines collection system, despite at least one source in the marketplace saying it can be done for under $1 million...
IDG NZ

4  IT invasion of NZ begins
A fresh campaign to lure overseas IT firms to New Zealand has finally paid off...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Hotmailers Getting Fat on Spam
Hotmail's peeved users in many ways. Even when accounts aren't down, users must sustain a steady stream of unwelcome spam...
Wired

4  Music Security's Maiden Voyage
Metallica, which has been battling Napster over copyright concerns, isn't the only heavy metal band protecting its digital music from piracy...
Wired

4  AOL security breach exposes personal info
America Online has confirmed that hackers have illegally compromised an undisclosed number of its member accounts by targeting key company employees with an email virus...
CNet

4  E-signatures: Fraud made easy?
A newly passed digital signature bill may boost business, but it could leave consumers footing the bill in fraudulent transactions...
ZDNet

Australia

4  Alston trains sights on net broadcasting
High-speed video and audio streaming channelled through the internet looks set to be the next target of the Howard Government's troubled digital television policy...
AFR

4  Web tipping comp goes up in Blaze of smoke
Blaze International has canned its AFL tipping competition because of software problems...
Newswire

4  Virgin.Net author makes no apologies over scathing review
The man who labelled Brisbane a hick town on a Virgin Airlines Internet site says he stands by his comments...
Fairfax

4  Sausage, Oracle eye B2B alliance
ORACLE and Sausage Software are discussing an online business-to-business services alliance to move tens of thousands of Australian small and medium-sized businesses on to the internet and provide them with e-business software...
Australian IT

4  Cyber surfers warned of internet scam
Australians may become the next victims of the latest wave of internet fraud in which cyber surfers downloading programs are unwittingly disconnected from their regular internet providers and re-routed to another...
AFR

Other

4  Register.com scrambles to close security hole
Register.com, the second-largest domain name registrar, has acknowledged a security problem that could have allowed people to hijack others' Web sites...
CNet

4  Britain Cracks Down on Net Child Porn Users-Paper
People who download child pornography from the Internet could face up to five years in jail under a crackdown by the British government, the Sunday Telegraph said...
Yahoo/Reuters