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New Zealand

4  Hacker sets up flatmates-for-free site
A computer hacker invaded the cyberspace mansion of five Kiwi flatmates taking part in an internet stunt and put their pay-per-view antics on a free site...
NZ Herald

4  High-tech group seeks finance for screening
The high-technology sector has asked the Government for $1 million to set up a private-sector board to screen applications for new business grants...
NZ Herald

4  Lessons learned from missing research deal
New Zealand may have lost out to Australia on a 200-staff Motorola research centre but the electronics giant's interest in such a venture Down Under has helped to end 15 years of purist hands-off economic policy in New Zealand...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Satellites help companies stay safe and secure
As more computer viruses circulate, businesses look for new ways to defeat the pernicious programs...
BBC

4  Fox, WB crack down on Simpsons, Buffy fan sites
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bart Simpson are about as disparate as two fictional characters can get, but their fans share a common bond: they can't fully express their ardor for the shows online...
Nando

4  European pot site puts launch on back burner
The launch of iToke, an Internet start-up that plans to deliver marijuana in Amsterdam, is delayed by negative sentiment from some local coffee shop owners and frenzied press requests...
CNet

4  Governments told: 'Hands off internet'
Governments should get out of the way and let the internet revolution roll on says a report by an influential analysis group...
BBC

4  Hold the front page!
Web searching is swiftly turning into a cat-and-mouse - or spider-and-fly - game between the search engines and sites desperate for that all-important first-page listing...
Fairfax

Australia

4  E-Loan staff sacked as News Corp venture stumbles
E-Loan, the Australian online mortgage broking service partly funded by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has sacked the bulk of its staff after loan volumes were much lower than anticipated...
AFR

4  LibertyOne close to going broke
The financial problems of former internet high-flyer LibertyOne have worsened, the company revealing yesterday it had only enough cash to last to the end of the year...
AFR

4  NSI vs Melb IT on foreign names
MELBOURNE IT, struggling on the share market after predicting declining domain name sales, will face further pressure due to the decision of Network Solutions to muscle in on its multilingual domain business...
Australian IT

4  Telstra dallies on LookSmart deal
The Telstra Corp board has failed to sign off on the company's $US120m strategic stake in the internet search engine LookSmart, delaying any decision until Telstra directors next convene...
AFR

Other

4  Making a Game of Web Searches
Knowledge may be power, but browsing skills are worth cash on Web Challenge, a new contest being pitched to the networks. Will Netizens give up Web searching to watch it on TV?...
Wired

4  New Philippines virus a low risk
Bug is spreading, but not in U.S., government agency says. Bearing a resemblance to the 'Love' bug, the virus was first detected on Friday and has been infecting some computer users...
ZDNN

4  Workers Say Internet Is a Vital Tool
For many Americans, Internet access is not just a workplace distraction, but a key component of their jobs, a new report says...
Yahoo/AP

4  Labor Unions Turn to Cyberspace
Like their counterparts in business, labor leaders in the United States have increasingly turned to the Internet to find new customers, keep the old ones and sharpen their...
Yahoo/AP