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New Zealand

4  Govt E-Commerce Summit site goes live
The Web site for the government's forthcoming e-commerce conference has gone live and is taking registrations...
IDG NZ

4  Time running out for 0867 agreement
After 3 1/2 months of negotiating Clear and Telecom have failed to find accord on a new interconnect agreement that would settle the long-running dispute over 0867-prefixed internet dialling...
NZ Herald

4  Curbs Ahead for Online Pharmacies
It's been a drawn-out process, but authorities here are preparing to restrict supplies of drugs from online pharmacies...
Wired

Other

4  Wireless Still Seeking the App
The wireless Web is in its infancy, and companies are racing to find the application that will give potential users a reason to care...
Wired

4  Salon.com underwriter supports struggling stock
Investment banker William Hambrecht reports that he controls a 6.2 percent stake in Salon.com, a stock that his firm underwrote and that has dropped more than 80 percent...
CNet

4  Online sales hit $5.5 billion in second quarter
The Commerce Department issues its third report on e-commerce, saying U.S. retail purchases over the Internet totaled 0.70 percent of all sales...
CNet

4  Microsoft unveils browser
Microsoft Corp. will introduce a new variant of its Internet Explorer browser on Friday, designed to make it easier on new Internet users to access Web sites and the company's net-based services...
CNNfn

4  Byte-Sized Signatures
Digital signatures become legal across the USA in about one month and businesses are gearing up for their widespread use...
TechWeb

Australia

4  St George DOS attack victim
ST GEORGE Bank’s internet banking service has fallen victim to a "denial-of-service" attack, the bank said today...
Australian IT

4  Rumour mill adds spice to Sausage
SPECULATION of an imminent takeover and the possible exercise of 30 million options held by Telstra has triggered a rush on shares of e-commerce software firm Sausage Software...
Australian IT

4  ASIC reprimands ozEcom
The financial watchdog has clamped down on a capital raising drive by the Internet start-up, questioning details of its profit forecasts and risk disclosure...
NewsWire

4  Scientists rally to stop IT outsourcing
Australia's top scientists have staged a protest against a government decision to outsource their IT support, arguing that no IT company in Australia is capable of meeting its research requirements...
NewsWire

Other

4  MS docs vulnerable to privacy bug
Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents can call other computers and report information when a shortcut is used for including images in e-mail. But the 'Web bug' hasn't bitten -- yet...
ZDNN

4  Some U.K. Net Customers Cost ISPs $1,000 a Month
If World Online's experience is any indication, Internet service providers in the U.K. are going to have a hard time staying in business...
The Standard

4  Sega launches online game blitz
PT The video game company will unveil an online gaming network, cut Dreamcast prices and spend $100 million telling people about it...
ZDNN

4  Forget mobile! PCs to fuel e-commerce
Online purchases made using personal computers will continue to dominate e-commerce despite increased use of mobile devices, according to a report by Forrester Research...
ZDNN