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New Zealand

4  ISPs may become exporters
New Zealand's internet service providers could become a source of export dollars if the recommendations of Victoria University's Centre for the Study of Competition and Regulation are taken up...
NZ Herald

4  NZ Post e-market tipped
New Zealand Post is in the final stages of planning an electronic marketplace which may involve software giant Oracle, the Dairy Group, IBM New Zealand and Carter Holt Harvey...
Stuff

4  Retail chains join prepaid Net shopping scheme
Flying Pig, Dick Smith, Liquor King and Sounds are among the companies who have signed up for New Zealand's first prepaid Internet shopping scheme which launches this week...
Stuff

Other

4  'Dot-Commers Go Home!'
The dot-com backlash in San Francisco has gotten to the point where apartment-hunters indicate that they don't want to live with dot-commers. But landlords don't mind the fattening rents...
Wired

4  Sex.com Ruling: It Wasn't Stolen
Domains aren't property, a judge rules in the long, sordid case of sex.com. Therefore, the guy who managed to grab it from its first owner doesn't have to give it back...
Wired

4  NSI calls server failure a "major incident"
Network Solutions executives classified the brief failure Wednesday night of four of the 13 computers that manage global Internet traffic as a "major, major incident," according to reports...
CNet

4  Yahoo to offer encrypted email option
Yahoo plans to let its email account holders use data scrambling to protect the privacy of their messages, marking a potentially significant advance for the mainstream use of encryption...
CNetn

4  Income Predicts Net Surfing Patterns
Household income determines Internet usage, both in time spent on the Web and in content selection...
TechWeb

Australia

4  Telco executives expect $3b from 3G spectrum auctions
A majority of Australia's senior telecommunications executives believe the Australian Federal Government will raise as much as $3 billion from mobile phone spectrm auctions, a survey has found...
Fairfax

4  Telcos and banks becoming software providers
Cable & Wireless Optus revealed last week it would be ready to deliver rental software applications online to small businesses before the end of the year...
AFR

4  ABC bet on web business
ABC managing director Jonathan Shier is taking the national broadcaster in a dramatic new direction, channelling about $2 million into six newly created e-commerce and new media jobs in the hope that ABC Online will deliver big profits...
Australian IT

4  Looking smart on a $200m tie-up
TELSTRA is understood to have inked a long-awaited agreement with LookSmart to buy half the internet infrastructure group's Australian operations and a slice of its US parent for a total outlay of nearly $200 million...
Australian IT

Other

4  Internet Wire Duped by Authors of Fake Release - CEO
The unknown authors of the hoax press release that sent Emulex Corp. shares down 50 percent on Friday convinced the late-night production staff of Internet Wire, which distributed the fake release, that they were working for Emulex, the chief executive of the Web based corporate news distributor said on Friday...
Yahoo

4  Brand Images Face Dangers in Cyberspace
With online revenues from consumers predicted to exceed $600 billion globally in four years and the accelerating rush of traditional marketers onto the Internet, concerns about the effects of cyberspace on brand image are also growing...
Yahoo

4  Unlocking a new era for Net security
Security vendors have had the date circled on their calendars for years. What can users expect when RSA's key patents expire next month?...
ZDNet

4  Dutch Publisher Accepts Landmark 'Deep Link' Ruling
PCM, the privately held newspaper group of the Netherlands, does not plan to appeal a Dutch court ruling that allows an online news service to link directly to newspaper Web sites, according to industry sources...
Yahoo