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New Zealand

4  E-commerce faces patent threat
New Zealand companies wanting to conduct e-business overseas could end up paying royalties to a US inventor...
IDG NZ

4  NZ group vaults Olympic peaks
New Zealand may be languishing near the bottom of the Olympics medals tally, but Wellington-based IT company Compudigm International is already counting the Sydney Olympics as a huge victory...
AFR

4  Commerce Commission warns on SkyBiz Web scheme
The Commerce Commission is warning people against joining a Web site sales scheme saying that it could be pyramid selling...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Pirates Invade Book Publishing
A website that offered links to free downloads of entire texts of copyrighted books by famous authors has changed its homepage and is denying it ever existed. But the question remains: What can the publishing industry do about this Napster-ization of books?...
Wired

4  Palm Virus Hits, But Don't Worry
The first-ever documented virus that affects most popular handheld devices has been released, but it's not in the wild, at least for the time being...
Wired

4  Pentium 4 to debut next month
Intel will release the Pentium 4 on Oct. 30, according to sources close to the company--not a moment too soon for the battered chipmaker...
CNet

4  Web writers kept on Olympics sidelines
Since the advent of online journalism, not one Web reporter has been allowed to cover an official Olympic event. This year, it turns out, will be no different...
CNet

4  [US] Government debuts all-in-one Web site
Want to track your Social Security benefits? Need to apply for a federal student loan? Having trouble surfing the Internet to find the nearest veterans hospital? Want to reserve a campsite at a national park?...
CNet

Australia

4  Olympics IT boom to continue: Carr
THE building of a $75 million IT centre in Sydney's dot.com corridor was evidence of the city's post-Olympic investment clout, NSW Premier Bob Carr said today...
Australian IT

4  Australia closing technology gap
A report released by Merrill Lynch has revealed Australia is closing in on international counterparts as a fast track new economy and technology player...
ZDNet Australia

4  Teenager to deny alleged ties to child porn website
A Perth teenager accused of promoting child pornography through a website will deny he is responsible for its illicit images, the Children's Court was told....
Fairfax

4  Punters mugged in Eisa debacle
EISA shareholders will receive nothing and Austar will end up spending about a quarter of the amount it originally offered to snap up the insolvent internet service provider...
Australian IT

Other

4  Ho-ho a no-go for e-tailers' holidays
Cash-strapped dotcoms forego lavish Christmas ad campaigns. They simply can't afford them, some analysts say...
ZDNet

4  Techs down but not out
In the wake of Thursday's third-quarter revenue warning from tech bellwether Intel Corp., technology stocks are down but not out...
CNNfn

4  Musicians Protest Dot-Com Takeover
Guitars screeched from the rooftops and street corners across the city in protest Saturday as somber musicians inside the Downtown Rehearsal building packed up their guitars and gear, eviction notices in hand...
AP

4  Cisco Preps Artillery Of Security Products
Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., has long wanted to help make networks safe, and now it is putting its considerable know-how into one package...
TechWeb