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New Zealand

4  Telco says scrap free calls
Newcall Group, a niche telecommunications company, says the Kiwi Share obligation that limits what Telecom can charge for local telephone calls should be scrapped...
NZ Herald

4  SAP forms alliance for local ASP market
SAP has formed an alliance with Telstra and PricewaterhouseCoopers to host SAP's ERP package, R/3, for application services providers in Australia and New Zealand...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Why Music Trading Won't Die
Even if Napster's file-sharing application will never be used again, other "unstoppable" Internet programs continue to enable illicit music-traders...
Wired

4  Network Solutions inches toward domain auctions
The domain name registrar takes the first step toward creating a domain name auction service on its Web site by linking sellers with buyers and says it plans to launch bidding by fall...
CNet

4  Napster files injunction appeal
Napster attorneys asks an appeals court to put the brakes on an injunction that threatens to shut down the popular music-swapping Web site tomorrow night...
CNet

4  Amazon plunges 14%
Shares of Amazon.com plummeted Thursday after several leading analysts - disappointed by the company's second quarter sales growth - slashed their price targets and predicted more red ink for the Internet retailer...
CNNfn

4  Microsoft Wins Second Cybersquatting Case
Microsoft will be allowed to evict the holder of the Internet address microsof.com, the United Nation's anti-cybersquatting board said Thursday...
TechWeb

4  DivX ;-) May Do To Movies What Napster Did To Music
A French film buff and a German computer hacker have developed a new video compression technology that in a way is pushing the major motion picture studios to beef up efforts to make their movies available over the Internet...
TechWeb

Australia

4  Access1 signs broadband agreement with Telstra's Big Pond
Access1 has signed a broadband contract agreement with Telstra's Big Pond Internet service to provide the telco with its AccessTV content...
AFR

4  ASIC: Beware Internet banks
The financial watchdog has warned consumers not to use offshore Internet banking services...
Newswire

4  Telstra looks at "TV-like" channels for cable, ADSL
Satellite Internet company Access1 is negotiating with Telstra to provide its streaming video service to Big Pond Advance customers...
NewsWire

Other

4  MP3.com, EMI Said to Reach Online Music Pact
MP3.com Inc. reached an agreement with EMI Group Plc (EMI.L) that will allow the online music company to use songs owned by the British record label in the My.MP3.com Web-based database, a source familiar with the talks said on Thursday...
Yahoo

4  Pop Star Sting Stung in Cyberspace
British pop star Sting has lost a case at an international panel to evict the holder of the Internet address sting.com, becoming the first celebrity to suffer such a defeat, U.N. arbitrators said Thursday...
Yahoo

4  USOC Wins Cyber Dispute Over Name
A U.N. arbitrator has awarded the U.S. Olympic Committee rights to two Internet sites whose names suggested they were selling Olympic products...
AP

4  Reuters Backed on Domain Names
A U.N. arbitrator has ordered five Internet domain names held by an Iran-based company turned over to Reuters PLC, the World Intellectual Property Organization said Thursday...
AP

4  Authors slam Amazon for fake comments
Is the author feedback real or from a mischevous poster? Writers are fuming at Amazon's lack of security...
ZDNet