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New Zealand

4  Microsoft hikes business pricing, citing weak dollar
It's not just oil and groceries - Microsoft says the falling Kiwi dollar has forced it to bump up the prices of its business products by between 10% and 18%...
IDG NZ

4  Jury out on new economy gains for NZ
The so-called "new economy" exists in New Zealand but evidence it had improved productivity is lacking despite the country's surprisingly large IT sector, Reserve Bank analysts said...
Stuff

4  Ad Company Refocusses
The WebMasters Network -the country’s largest online advertising company - has refocused as an sales, monitoring and reporting organisation representing niche websites to advertisers and agencies...
NZ.Internet.com

Other

4  Napster Copies 'Sony' Defense
Hired gun David Boies makes frequent references to the Sony Betamax copyright precedent, but his arguments are largely rebuffed by the 3-judge panel during the recording industry's copyright infringement case against Napster...
Wired

4  What's Next: Bookster?
The specter of the Napster case hovers over the book publishing industry, spreading fear and hyperbole. "There is nothing less at risk than human progress and prosperity," warns a Microsoft exec...
Wired

4  Sun dreams of slimmer Jini
Sun Microsystems is scaling back its Jini software intended to network everything from kitchen appliances to cell phones, adding a stripped-down version more likely to work on today's gadgets...
CNet

4  Sony loses appeal in PlayStation copyright fight
The justices, without comment, refused to consider Sony's appeal of a decision rejecting its copyright claims against Connectix, whose Virtual Game Station competes with Sony's top-selling PlayStation game console...
CNet

4  U.S. Picks New Crypto Standard
It's spelled Rijndael, it's pronounced "Rhine-dahl," and it's the new encryption standard as selected by the U.S. government. It only took 23 years...
Wired

Australia

4  Halt `privacy invasion' bill, inquiry told
CONSUMER and privacy advocates are urging the Federal Government to halt the "mad rush" to introduce its privacy bill and take time to develop more comprehensive and workable legislation...
Australian IT

4  Red Sheriff picks up $US30m in third round funds drive
Internet research and measurement services Red Sherrif has secured $US30 million in its third round of funding...
Fairfax

4  Newsagents plan move into e-tail delivery
Newsagents are poised to grab a piece of Australia's growing electronic commerce pie by expanding their newspaper home delivery business to embrace products bought via the internet, television and mail order...
AFR

4  What's in a name? Not that much
Melbourne IT has gone from darling to dog in less than a year. DAVID ELIAS has another look...
Fairfax

Other

4  Corporate Snoopers Are Licensed To Browse
Don't call them spies. They hate that. Competitive intelligence professionals admit that what they do may seem like spying or business espionage, but there's one defining difference...
TechWeb

4  New [US] Government Web Site Flunks Security Test
A one-stop gateway to all 27 million U.S. government Web pages set up last month is inadequately protected from hackers, congressional investigators told a House panel on Monday...
Yahoo

4  China Enacts Sweeping Rules on Internet Firms
China published sweeping new regulations on Internet companies Monday that limit foreign investment, require strict surveillance against ``subversive'' content and threaten to close down any unlicensed firms...
Yahoo

4  Amazon's partner program under stress
The demise of Gear.com and Living.com may just be the start of a major unraveling of Amazon.com's partners...
ZDNet