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New Zealand

4  Trademark WAP names for sale, says NZ man
A local man who has registered WAP-related domain names including the trademarks of leading New Zealand companies says the names are for sale to all comers...
IDG NZ

4  Ihug: back in bidding but not counting out further legal action
Ihug will be back bidding when the government radio spectrum auction resumes today, but is reserving its right to resume court action...
IDG NZ

4  E-Phone has new allies
Listed telecommunications company E-Phone has entered a strategic alliance with two information technology giants - NCR and Hewlett Packard - to attack the public internet terminal and kiosk market...
NZ Herald

Other

4  WorldCom outage highlights Net bottleneck concerns
One of the few points that connect the Internet's hundreds of networks was crippled for much of this week, forcing massive amounts of Internet traffic to shy away from the WorldCom-owned facility...
CNet

4  Suisse files Web libel suit
Credit Suisse First Boston filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that 11 people posted bogus messages on a Yahoo! Inc. message board slandering a Credit Suisse analyst and illegally copying the analyst's research...
CNN

4  AT&T's new wireless Net
The wireless division of long-distance giant AT&T is rolling out a new form of high-speed Internet access that will compete with Digital Subscriber Lines and cable modems, and also enable AT&T to supply telephone service to consumers' homes without having to pay an access fee to the incumbent local telephone company...
CNN

4  Payment System Adds Fraud Protection for Visa
A new payment system for online transactions announced Wednesday by Visa and Trintech Group is expected to lower the cost of online transactions for merchants that accept Visa and will provide the credit-card company with a greater level of fraud protection....
TechWeb

4  Dot-Coms Ditch the 'Dot-Com' Suffix
With the easy money glory days fast receding for dot-com start-ups, what's a self-respecting dot-commer to do?...
Yahoo

Australia

4  Coles Myer and Yahoo! to expand web alliance
Coles Myer and the Australian arm of United States internet portal Yahoo! are poised to expand their alliance with several new projects being worked on behind the scenes...
AFR

4  Hindal deals a winning hand for dot com hopefuls
Botique investment bank Hindal Corporate is shaping up as a key deal maker between Melbourne's fedgling e-entrepreneurs and investors with deep pockets...
AFR

4  Liberty slugged by Zivo loss
TROUBLED internet investor LibertyOne yesterday lurched into another crisis, losing the founder of its Zivo web integration business, Jeff Lewis...
Australian IT

4  Has Telstra lost the plot?
The telco giant's Net investment strategy is causing increasing concern....
Yahoo

Other

4  LookSmart bills queue-jumpers
LOOKSMART has unveiled an aggressive strategy that will make companies pay for priority processing when they apply for listing with the internet search firm...
Australian IT

4  Reno to Review the FBI's Internet Wiretap System
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said on Thursday she would review a new FBI automated computer system that can wiretap the Internet to determine whether it might infringe on privacy rights...
Yahoo

4  Script kiddies: The Net's cybergangs
Call them clueless. Call them ankle-biters. Call them packet monkeys. But the Internet's teen vandals aren't going away...
ZDNet

4  'Smash' virus could hit Friday
A sophisticated Windows 95 virus that launches on the 14th day of the month could hit computers on Friday, security experts say...
ZDNet