Cautious start to auction
The auction of radio spectrum began yesterday
on schedule, with two rounds of low bids,
valuing each of the third-generation spectrum
bands at between $1.78 million and $3.5
million as at last night...
FreeParking plays by the rules
The boss of a new domain name registration
service says his company decided to put aside
its "philosophical views" on the current DNS
registry system and work with Domainz...
MP3 spins cash for band
Auckland jazz band the Chris Mason-Battley Group has
hit the right note at the high-profile MP3.com web site,
raking in up to $US130 ($276) per day in "payback"
France Allots $441M To Develop Web
The French government will spend $441
million over the next 3 years to develop the Internet and
encourage people to make more use of it...
FTC Sues Toysmart Over Database
Back in its day, Toysmart vowed never to sell
consumer information to marketers. That was
before the toy e-tailer filed for bankruptcy, and
attempted to sell said info. The FTC doesn't like
that, and filed a lawsuit...
U.S. Lawyers Want Net-Rules Body
The American Bar Association releases a report
on cyberspace legal issues, and recommends
creating a multinational commission to set
U.N. Agency Broadens Fight Against Cybersquatters
Cybersquatters beware. The World Intellectual Property Organization is launching a new offensive
against people who try to hijack Internet addresses...
$1 Billion to Be Spent Coping with Emails, Net -IDC
Protecting Internet content has unleashed a business whose value will rise to $952 million in 2004
from $66 million last year, market researchers International Data Corp (IDC) consulting said on