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%...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...