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New Zealand

4  Fifth free Kiwi ISP avoids fanfare
Another free ISP launched this week - but without all the hoopla of Clear's Zfree offering...
IDG NZ

4  Christchurch airport service soars
Up-to-the-minute flight arrival and departure times for Christchurch International Airport went live on the airport's Web site yesterday - and a mobile phone version is next...
IDG NZ

4  3G spectrum sale hive of inactivity
A call for an early end to the Government's disappointing auction of third-generation (3G) radio spectrum is being rejected by most bidders...
NZ Herald

Other

4  New Email Threat Labeled "Worst-Ever"
Microsoft Outlook users are again warned that a security flaw in the popular email software is placing their computer systems and the data stored on them at risk...
7am.com

4  CNET To Buy Ziff-Davis
In a deal worth $1.6 billion, technology publisher CNET has agreed to buy rival Ziff-Davis Inc...
7am.com

4  The Cube: Apple's NeXT Mistake?
Apple's newest computer looks an awful lot like 1988's NeXT computer according to some Macworld participants. Was Jobs ahead of his time, or is he going down the wrong path again?...
Wired

4  Credit-Card Fraud 12 Times Higher Online
Online merchants are literally paying the price for not knowing their customers, according to a new Gartner Group study...
Information Week

4  Web Raises Specter of New Cartels - of Buyers
Cartels, monopolies and other nasty threats to competition have traditionally been the work of producers, but the Internet may now give consumers revenge...
Yahoo

Australia

4  CyberSentry confirms LibertyOne offer
Tiny US company CyberSentry has confirmed that its "mystery" $74m offer for LibertOne was negotiated between the companies...
AFR

4  Alston fiddles as net set burns
PETER Coroneos emerged yesterday evening from his meeting with Communications Minister Richard Alston angry and frustrated...
Australian IT

4  NAB readies for $32b legal battle
The National Australia Bank will face court next week in a case which is seeing it sued for $32 billion over lost ecommerce opportunities...
NewsWire

Other

4  Two-Thirds of Search Engine Users Frustrated
Two-thirds of British Internet users get frustrated with online searches, a study released on Wednesday said....
Yahoo

4  Delayed Itanium not Intel's only problem
Chip maker's outlook isn't all rosy. Company is still struggling to meet strong demand and has delayed the launch of the Itanium chip...
ZDNet

4  Get ready for the domain scramble
Amazon claims Amazon.shop. With the addition of more top-level domains such as .shop and .news, expect to hear a lot of name calling...
ZDNet

4  Apache Still Towers Over Server Market
Although almost a quarter of domains around the world are hosted by a specific type of Microsoft server, Apache servers continue to dominate the server market with over 56 percent global market share...
NUA

4  Sun To Push StarOffice By Making Code Free
Sun Microsystems plans to make public the source code for StarOffice in an effort to give the fledgling applications suite a boost with software developers...
TechWeb