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New Zealand

4  Epicor may choose NZ as site for R&D centre
American e-business software-maker Epicor is considering New Zealand for a research and development centre....
Stuff

4  $2.5m spent on Inland Revenue's digital certificates
Inland Revenue's short-lived experiment with digital certificates cost the taxpayer$2.5 million...
Stuff

4  Wood: Telecom trying to "toast" indie ISPs
Ihug will follow Xtra to a $24.95 monthly flat rate - but not until November, when the Southern Cross Cable comes online...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Live at the Linux love fest
Despite diminished Wall Street enthusiasm, start-ups and established companies fought for the spotlight in San Jose, Calif., as the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo triggered a cascade of announcements and demonstrations of Linux technology...
CNet

4  Napster to file legal brief
One day after Hollywood scored a big win in a legal battle involving video piracy on the Web, the target of another landmark battle with the entertainment industry, Napster Inc., went back to court...
CNNfn

4  Web spending edges up
Online spending increased by less than 1 percent in July to $4.03 billion from $4.01 billion in June, according to a study released Friday by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Forrester Research Inc...
CNNfn

4  Encryption Gets Really Small
Scientists at the University of Geneva are collaborating with the Swiss Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on an experiment that uses quantum computers to run an unbreakable encryption algorithm...
TechWeb

4  Streamline.com Seeks Cash to Avoid Closing
Online order and delivery service Streamline.com Inc. , seeking to avoid being the next victim of the dot-com shakeout, said it needs new funding to avoid closing its virtual doors...
Yahoo

Australia

4  Fears over the security of patients' records
Health professionals have expressed their unease over privacy issues in handling patients' electronic records, with the Government still to enact protective legislation...
AFR

4  US moves in on Aussie Net music scene
Amplified wants to sell wholesale music downloads to local Web retailers...
NewsWire

4  Telstra patents spam detector
The telco has created a system that ranks email messages to detect unwanted advertising...
NewsWire

4  Telstra sets a tender trap
TELSTRA could withdraw from remote areas and sell off or shut down its infrastructure if it does not win a contract to provide untimed local calls to 40,000 customers, the company warned yesterday...
Australian IT

Other

4  Madonna wants her name back
The Material girl! The famous singer thinks porn site owner Don Parisi is cybersquatting on Madonna.com., and she wants it back...
ZDNet

4  E-commerce gets serious about privacy
It's one thing to post a privacy policy, quite another to make it stick. Privacy officers show businesses care about customers' data...
ZDNet

4  Radiohead Takes Steps to Thwart Web Pirates
Before Radiohead's "OK Computer" was released in 1998, cassette copies were sent to the press, radio programmers and retailers in portable tape players that had been glued shut...
LA Times

4  Citing Stephen King, Netlibrary Files IPO
Netlibrary Inc., an electronic book technology company which has digitally converted more than 28,000 titles to make for what it says is the largest single collection of e-books, has filed to raise $82 million in an initial public offering...
Yahoo