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New Zealand

4  Clear, i4free want joint legal action
Internet service provider i4free expects a High Court hearing in Wellington to be held in a couple of weeks to consider its and Clear Communications' applications to join their cases against Telecom with that of the Commerce Commission...
Stuff

4  NZ slides in competition stakes
New Zealand's future has been chained by the failure of Governments and companies to invest in scientific education and research, fuelling the brain drain and reducing the sophistication of its exporters, the World Economic Forum says...
NZ Herald

4  E-ventures posts $2.61m maiden loss
Internet accelerator company E-Ventures New Zealand on Tuesday posted a maiden loss of $2.615 million for the half-year to June, and said it did not expect to report operating profits within the next two years...
Stuff

Other

4  Napster Goes on the Offensive
In a fight for its life, Napster files final written arguments claiming that the recording industry has bullied technology companies and that a federal judge reinterpreted the law...
Wired

4  Amazon Makes Price Amends
After customers discovered they were paying the giant e-tailer more for the same product than other customers (and after a bit of bad publicity), Amazon.com decides to reimburse those who overpaid...
Wired

4  Video: Inktomi turbo-charges streaming technology
Inktomi executive vice president Richard Pierce talks with CNET News.com about his company's push into the streaming media market...
CNet

4  Company that marked dot-com deaths is no more
Dotcomfailures.com, which existed to sound the death knell of dot-com companies--and perhaps kick a little dirt over them as well--goes out of business...
CNet

4  Olympic sponsors not hot on Web ads
Only a limited number of games sponsors are fighting for promotional dominance online, according to a new study...
CNet

Australia

4  Bos out of Sausage, Telstra in
The former chief executive of Sausage Software, Wayne Bos, resigned from the company's board yesterday on the eve of Telstra's expected move to exercise 15 million options over Sausage shares...
AFR

4  We'll Change Strategy, We'll Earn Money!!!
The scene: the typical dot-com boardroom in Asia this summer... Management deliberates over business strategies and emerges with the announcement, "We have decided to change the direction of the company, we are going to earn money."...
Australia.Internet.com

4  Olympics protesters hammered on own site
Activists planning protests at the Sydney Olympics are being told in no uncertain terms not to spoil the party by Games supporters who have hijacked the opponents' Web site...
ZDNet Australia

4  Optus forced to cough up free calls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) may appear to spend much of its time regulating GST prices and pointing out flaws in Telstra's maths, but the competition regulator is still indulging in its regular pursuit of busting falsely advertised offers...
Australian IT

Other

4  Junkbusters Busts Amazon.com
Privacy advocates are ratcheting up pressure on Internet companies to stop using private customer information without permission...
TechWeb

4  NetTrends: Skeptics Downplay Wireless Net
Anyone who's anyone in the Internet world is staking big bucks that the global fascination with the Internet and handheld gadgets will inspire a huge market for pocket-sized portals to cyberspace...
Yahoo

4  Vandal Intrudes OPEC Web Site
OPEC's Web site was defaced by an online vandal apparently upset about the worldwide attention being paid to the organization over soaring oil prices...
AP

4  Apple tests new software
Apple Computer released a public test version of its next-generation operating system Wednesday, its first full overhaul to the software that powers its computers since 1984...
CNNfn