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New Zealand

4  eBet shares suspended pending acquisition
Trans-Tasman listed online gaming company eBet requested a suspension of trading in its shares on the Australian and New Zealand stock markets, ahead of an announcement...
Stuff

4  Government moving on parallel imports ban
The Government is close to implementing its promised ban on parallel imports for creative products such as CDs, videos and books...
Stuff

4  Cut corporate tax to attract foreign investment: tycoon
Irish media tycoon Dr Tony O'Reilly has some advice for New Zealand if it wants to attract more foreign investment: lower corporate tax rates...
NZ Herald

Other

4  World Isn't Waiting for NBC
In the age of instant communication, the good folks at NBC thought it was a cutting-edge idea to present the Olympic Games with next-day service, sending millions to the Web for results...
Wired

4  What's the Worst &*#% Filter?
Frustrated by "censorware" that won't let you find information about, say, sextuplets or Middlesex, England? The Digital Freedom Network is holding a Foil the Filters contest...
Wired

4  Online bargains vanishing amid e-tail shakeout
Pressed by impatient investors to post profits, a number of high-profile e-tailers have raised their prices in recent months...
CNet

4  Iomega to ship the HipZip MP3 player
Iomega today announced its HipZip digital music player, the company's first entry into the portable digital audio market and its latest effort to shift from its dependency on PC storage products...
CNet

4  Heavyweights Abandon British Broadband Market
While America Online makes its play for the British Internet-access market, other international heavyweights are pulling out...
TechWeb

Australia

4  Telstra lifts rates, cuts jobs
STD PHONE call charges will soar, with Telstra about to increase rates by as much as 21 per cent, hitting hip pockets again just as Australians have absorbed the GST...
Australian IT

4  High-speed US link draws near
The price of high-speed Internet is already falling on the eve of the opening of the Southern Cross Cable Network...
NewsWire

4  eisa gets lost in the Bermuda triangle
A mystery shareholder in the tax haven of Bermuda, who refused to accept Austar United's takeover bid for internet service provider eisa, was yesterday blamed for the company's demise....
AFR

4  E-market-places bid for online trade
With a number of Australian industries using online reverse auctions to speed up procurement, the electronic market-place is fast becoming part of the e-commerce environment...
AFR

Other

4  Hackers Urge Boycott of Record Industry Bounty
Angered by the music industry's bid to close down Napster and MP3.com, a group of computer hackers are organizing a boycott of a competition to win $10,000 hacking new copyright-protection software being developed by major record labels...
Yahoo

4  Violators Caught With Olympic Video
So far, the Olympics' first-ever round-the-clock effort to keep live video and sound clips from the games off commercial Web sites - pre-empting NBC's exclusive coverage deal - has paid off...
AP

4  Online Honesty Drops for King Books
As Stephen King prepares to post the third installment of his online serial novel ``The Plant,'' it appears fewer people fear the horror writer's threat to pull the plug if they don't pay...
AP

4  XML: Get out your hype-o-meter
It slices. It dices. It cuts through all standards confusion with a single swish...
ZDNet