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New Zealand

4  Spectrum auction breaks the $50m barrier
The Government's faltering radio spectrum auction finally cracked the $50 million mark yesterday, and then slowed its pace with another clear round....
NZ Herald

4  E-tailers must tread carefully, says Commerce Commission
Fresh warnings were given yesterday to local e-tailers that they cannot make misleading claims, after the Auckland District Court fined a phone retailer $7,000 for breaching the Fair Trading Act...
IDG NZ

4  Aoraki ups Indian presence
Christchurch e-commerce software company Aoraki Corporation and India's Capital Technologies have formed a sales partnership...
Stuff

Other

4  Amazon Dumps Yahoo
Amazon decides not to renew advertising partnership with Yahoo...
Wired

4  The Other Side From Down Under
Ian Thorpe, blah blah blah. Jenny Thompson, yada yada yada. There's plenty of important news coming from the Olympics these days, and there are all kinds of alternative websites reporting it...
Wired

4  Texas Instruments cuts estimates for cell phone market
Texas Instruments today cut its growth outlook for the worldwide wireless handset market, which follows a recent trend among cell phone equipment makers...
CNet

4  Techies entertained by little men, big goals
They are probably the most overworked and underpaid 26 members of any technology company--whipsawed between rival factions, spun senseless from overuse, dizzy after round-the-clock shifts...
CNet

4  Piracy to hurt music firms
More than $3 billion in lost revenue will slip through the hands of major recording labels by 2005, due to artists independently distributing their tunes and through online song sharing, through such programs as Napster, according to a study released on Monday...
Wired

Australia

4  Australian IT worth $22 billion
The local IT market is set to grow to over $36 billion by 2004, according to research...
AFR

4  Net pipes play raises $175m
EMERGING internet network start-up Comindico has executed a $175 million capital raising, enticing the likes of Rupert Murdoch's Queensland Press and Kerry Packer's Consolidated Press on to a list of heavyweight investors...
Australian IT

4  Offshore players jettison Telstra
OVERSEAS sellers and options related trading pushed Telstra's shares below $6 for the second day in a row but the country's largest telco performed better than its larger rivals and the Australian telco index...
Australian IT

4  Lasseters Online moves to profitablity
Australia's first regulated online casino, Lasseters Online, has moved to profitablity in its second financial year...
Fairfax

Other

4  Germany Won't Tax Internet
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Monday ruled out a tax on Internet use that critics said would stifle the development of the Web in Germany, Europe's biggest economy...
AP

4  Personal TV Recorders Offer Ad Tool
The companies that are revolutionizing the way people watch television, letting them zip past commercials at the push of a button, are still giving marketers a chance to catch viewers' attention...
AP

4  'Java to go' getting warmer
Sun is set to announce new wireless Java partnerships with Motorola, Nokia and other high-profile mobile manufacturers...
ZDNet

4  What a blast: DIY spacecraft
WE'VE all dreamed of building a spacecraft, getting a few friends together and exploring the universe, but US scientists say this could soon be possible for anyone with a spare million dollars and a sense of adventure...
Australian IT