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New Zealand

4  Auckland, Wellington not excluded from Motorola plan
Motorola says reports that Christchurch is the only New Zealand city to remain on the short list for its new research facility are overblown...
IDG NZ

4  Govt lays ground online
A group of new .govt domain names appear to show a greater committment to putting government activities online...
IDG NZ

4  Woolworths online hits the mainland
Supermarket giant Woolworths has extended its Internet home shopping service to the entire "mainland"...
IDG NZ

4  Hamilton hi-tech screen company scores $500,000
Hamilton's Deep Video Imaging has been given $500,000 by Technology New Zealand to research and develop its liquid crystal display screens...
Stuff

Other

4  APBNews.com Files For Bankruptcy
The award-winning crime-reporting news website APBnews.com announced Wednesday that it had filed for bankruptcy protection in a last-ditch attempt to stay afloat...
7am.com

4  Was Arab ISP Hack Illegal?
The United Arab Emirate's only ISP -- voted best in the Arab world -- is attacked. A suspect is arrested and released as attorneys scramble to determine if a law was actually broken...
Wired

4  Deleted documents do double duty on rogue Web site
A Web site trying to make a name for itself by publishing deleted Securities and Exchange Commission filings scored a coup last month when Lehman Brothers attempted to delete a misfiled form detailing more than $20 billion of the firm's holdings...
CNet

4  Orange Gets Net Newsreader Via Ananova Buy
British mobile phone operator Orange, owned by France Telecom, said Wednesday it paid 95 million pounds ($144 million) in cash for Web site Ananova Ltd., home to the first computer-generated newscaster...
Yahoo

Australia

4  Alston eyes brain-drain bounty
Richard Alston, the Communications and IT Minister, has raised the possibility of paying incentives to expatriate IT whiz-kids to stem the accelerating brain drain...
AFR

4  Bos flags Sausage future
Nearly two months after Sausage Software's merger with SMS Consulting, its executive and board structure is still not finalised, raising questions about who will control the new-look company...
AFR

4  Liberty soars on snag rumours
SHARES in LibertyOne continued to soar in afternoon trade, stacking on about 40 per cent on rumours Sausage Software is looking to takeover the company...
Australian IT

4  AIIA pushes government on R&D
The government admits that R&D is declining, and the industry body is lobbying for still more changes...
Newswire

Other

4  Questions Persist Over E-Speak Software
It was supposed to enable a smarter Internet that could practically read your mind...
Yahoo

4  Internet fever grips Kenya
Electronic commerce is the new buzzword in Kenya, but can it really take off while telephone lines are so dodgy?...
BBC

4  Interpol Needs Help on Net Crimes
Acknowledging international law enforcement's inability thus far to combat fast-moving Internet crime, Interpol is considering letting a Silicon Valley security company help it protect businesses from malicious hackers...
Yahoo/AP

4  France orders Echelon probe
France wants to know if the secret spy network is also engaged in industrial espionage. A separate EU investigation is expected this week...
ZDNet