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New Zealand

4  Incubator fund applications a 'waste of time
Business "incubators" appear to have missed out on individual funding from a $2 million Government tender, because too many centres applied for support...
NZ Herald

4  Waikato software attracts US giant
Lucent Technologies, the United States' seventh-largest technology company, has been granted an option to buy 20 per cent of WEL Technology, a software development offshoot of listed Spectrum Resources...
NZ Herald

4  Kiwis beat Aussies online
Sixty-three per cent of New Zealanders have gone online, well ahead of Australia where only 50 per cent have accessed the Internet, research company Red Sheriff says...
Stuff

Other

4  MS Server Attack Tool Unleashed
A new Web-based tool can scan Microsoft's Internet Information Server, discover vulnerabilities, then launch an attack that could reveal user names and passwords...
Wired

4  Spiderman crawls onto Web cell phones
A Finnish high-tech company is teaming with U.S. toy maker and cartoon publisher Marvel Enterprises to bring superheroes to mobile phones...
CNet

4  Customers blast Comcast move to foil bandwidth hogs
Revisions made to the company's customer agreement document require subscribers to agree not to use the service as a means to create what is known as a virtual private network...
CNet

4  Wireless Sales Projections Don't Add Up
Wide-ranging cell-phone forecasts and a mixed supply picture have some industry analysts claiming that expectations in the wireless-handset market are being oversold...
TechWeb

4  Icebox Targets Traditional Media With 'Webisodes'
Media companies are always beating the bushes for the next hit show. Icebox Inc. says there's an easier way to scare up this year's version of The Simpsons: Visit its website...
TechWeb

Australia

4  R&D keeps Solution 6 in the red
Software and e-commerce house Solution 6 booked a full-year net loss of $79.5m yesterday as it continued to write off research and development costs in preparation for a Nasdaq listing...
AFR

4  Confusion remains over Internet privacy
Over 100 business delegates met in Sydney today to discuss the impact of new rules relating to online privacy, and the impression was clear: no-one really knows what's going on...
NewsWire

4  ASIC lays down rules for online chat
The watchdog says it will ban financial professionals from running online investment chat rooms...
NewsWire

4  Big players sign B2B's dotted-line
THE 14 founding members of corProcure are determined to defy their sceptics, today signing a shareholder's agreement within weeks of establishing a memorandum of understanding for the ambitious B2B portal...
Australian IT

Other

4  Internet Users Hit with Charity Hoax E-Mails
Internet users are being bombarded with sympathy e-mails full of tearful tales of youngsters in need who ask for help...
Yahoo

4  Three Indicted in Fake Virtual Art Gallery Scheme
Three men were indicted on Wednesday for their role in a scheme to fraudulently sell $5.5 million worth of securities in an allegedly bogus ``online virtual art gallery and jewelry mall Web site'' called Precious Stones Trading Worldwide...
Yahoo

4  Napster prepares for court showdown
The music-swapping site on Friday will file a brief in hopes of stopping a court shutdown of its operations...
ZDNet

4  German Cabinet OKs E-Signatures
Germany's Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday giving electronic signatures the same status as pen and paper in an effort to make it easier to conduct electronic commerce...
AP