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New Zealand

4  Dollar-saving plan flushes out hacker
When Christchurch-based Xtra user Donna Brydon switched her internet plan from a flat-rate account to an hourly-charge rate last June she thought she would save money. But making the change uncovered...
NZ Herald

4  Bank aims to protect online shoppers
The Bank of New Zealand has updated its credit card services to make them more relevant and safer when used in the Net world. The bank has developed NetPledge and NetPromise, written commitments to protect cardholders’ interests online...
Netguide

4  Auckland firm in on Flash 5
When Macromedia launches version 5 of its Flash software next month, it will come bundled with art from Auckland firm Inkspot Digital...
IDG NZ

Other

4  MP3.com: Four Down, One to Go
MP3.com settled its copyright infringement suit with Sony, leaving the Universal Music Group as the lone holdout...
Wired

4  Napster parody pulled under pressure from Warner Bros.
The record company whacks a Web cartoon that pokes fun at the file-swapping service and Time Warner's popular cable show "The Sopranos."...
CNet

4  Fans volunteer extra cash for Stephen King serial
The author is considering making future installments of his online novel longer--and more expensive--as fans send extra cash to make up for readers who download installments without paying...
CNet

4  Some countries being left behind in e-commerce
Some nations are falling behind as the world becomes increasingly reliant on information technology and e-commerce, according to a consultant group headed by the former leaders of the International Y2K Cooperation Center...
CNNfn

4  AOL Gets Most Visits; Napster Moves Into Top 50
America Online Inc. held onto the No. 1 spot on the list of top 50 U.S. digital media and Web properties in July while song-swap company Napster Inc. broke into the top 50, Media Metrix Inc. said Tuesday...
TechWeb

Australia

4  Microsoft tunes in to ChaosMusic plan
Microsoft Australia has confirmed plans to donate thousands in cash towards a scheme initiated by ChaosMusic to commercialise the swapping and downloading of music files over the internet...
Australian IT

4  Tech Shocker: Melbourne IT shares plunge
Melbourne IT's reign as one of the glamour tech floats ended dramatically yesterday when investors wiped 30pc off the market value of the company after it flagged slwer sales growth...
AFR

4  Senate begins digital privacy hearings
Officials began their investigation into proposed digital privacy laws this week...
NewsWire

4  Digital laws under fire
A LIBERAL backbencher has slammed the government's digital broadcasting regime as last gasp laws designed to protect commercial television broadcasters at the expense of consumers...
NewsWire

Other

4  AltaVista Aborts Pioneering UK Net Plan
U.S. Internet firm AltaVista Co has aborted its trail-blazing plan to offer flat-rate Internet access in the UK, pointing an accusing finger at the country's dominant telecommunications carrier, BT...
Yahoo

4  K-Meleon browser part Mozilla, part IE
K-Meleon uses the Mozilla rendering engine on the inside, but looks like Microsoft's Internet Explorer on the outside....
ZDNet

4  BBC Moves Web Units to U.S. Venture
The BBC said on Tuesday it was moving its commercial Internet operations into a new 240 million pounds ($356 million) joint venture with United States venture capital firm TH Lee Global Internet Managers...
Yahoo

4  Intel shows off 2GHz Pentium 4
Hardware and software makers get a glimpse inside the future of Intel -- and see a very fast Pentium...
ZDNet