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New Zealand

4  US energy giant buys NZ software
An American energy retailer has bought customer management software from Auckland-based Peace Software to help it face the deregulated US power market...
Stuff

4  NZ Web site goes Dutch
Broadband Internet company Chello is to mount a special set of Web pages relating to the "Nieuw Zeland Going Dutch" exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington, and to related matters on the theme of Dutch immigration to New Zealand...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Certain messages allegedly can freeze Nokia phones
A Norwegian mobile Internet company asserted today that some Nokia mobile phones may freeze temporarily if certain text messages are sent to them...
CNet

4  WAP or I-Mode: Which Is Better?
It's been one of the most contentious debates on the wireless Internet: What is the best way to access the Internet on your phone, WAP or i-mode?...
Wired

4  Analysts question big brands' jump to Net
Attention Kmart investors: Traditional retailers who venture online face massive financial losses and a skeptical stock market...
CNet

4  FTC Reports Spike In Identity Theft Complaints
Identity theft complaints have tripled in the last six months and have averaged more than 1,000 calls a week in July, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday...
TechWeb

4  Judge Rejects MP3.com Claim Universal Wants It Dead
A judge on Wednesday rejected an accusation by MP3.com Inc. that Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group was using its copyright infringement claim to put the online music company out of business...
Yahoo

4  Too Hard to Read?
OK, we may be getting older, but we're also going blind reading copy on most web sites...
ClickZ

Australia

4  Pair looking smart
WITH shares of LookSmart rising on the back of an equity alliance with Telstra, husband and wife founders Evan Thornley and Tracey Ellery have filed to cash in $US6.7 million worth of shares in their company...
Australian IT

4  BMCMedia reports a $6.8m loss
Internet advertising company BMCMedia.com yesterday announced a net loss, in line with analysts' forecasts, of $6.87m for the six months to June 30...
AFR

4  Alston pushes for an end to cybersquatters
This week the Federal Government will table legislation to back its view that domain names ending in .au should belong to Australians...
CNet

4  $4 billion for Telstra
Data and Internet services have propelled the telco to a huge profit for the year ending June 30, up 16% from the previous year...
NewsWire

Other

4  The new virus war zone: Your PDA
Personal digital assistants and smart phones are increasingly connected to the Internet -- but also a potential world of hurt from viruses...
ZDNN

4  The Truth Is in There ... They're Sure of It
The federal government hoped that posting once-classified UFO-related papers on the Web would satisfy conspiracy theorists. Boy, was it wrong...
LA Times

4  E-Stamp Trials Internet Postage in Europe
Internet postage pioneer E-Stamp Corporation announced Wednesday the introduction of its service to Europe with a trial in the Netherlands...
Internet News

4  Sony launches much-anticipated Palm device
Sony and Palm last night unveiled the Clie, the first fruit of their previously announced alliance and the Japanese electronics giant's much-anticipated entry into the handheld computing market...
CNet