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New Zealand

4  Sky Initiates Interactivity
Sky TV subscribers get their first taste of true interactivity this month with the ability to order pay-per-view movies and in the first quarter of 2001 this will extend to include weather, games and email...
NZ.Internet.com

4  Wireless digital data stream on the horizon for New Zealanders
CHRIS BARTON reports on the quest to deliver fast internet, interactive TV and telephone services to the home via one wireless digital data stream...
NZ Herald

4  Others will be allowed to wholesale JetStream, says Telecom
Other players will be able to wholesale Telecom's JetStream DSL service early next year, Telecom says, after a deal yesterday to "beta test" wholesaling exclusively with Clear raised eyebrows...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Debating the Internet's Domain
The night before the first presidential debate, Internet-savvy politicos tossed verbiage across the stage at Harvard Law School. At stake: Seats on the ICANN board, and sway over domain name assignments...
Wired

4  Senate Passes Visa Bill, 96-1
High-tech workers from foreign countries get a huge, long-anticipated boost Tuesday morning as the Senate overwhelmingly passes a bill raising the number of H1-B visas...
Wired

4  Portals have the answers with new advice services
The market for Web sites offering person-to-person advice and consulting services underwent a seismic shift last week with the entry of portal heavyweight Yahoo, which launched a free service linking questioners with people who claim specialized knowledge in various disciplines...
CNet

4  DoubleClick buys direct emailer for $191 million
Online advertising company DoubleClick today said it will acquire NetCreations, an opt-in email marketing service, for $191 million in stock...
CNet

4  Japan warns Apple
Japan's anti-monopoly watchdog, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), said on Tuesday it issued a warning to the Japanese unit of Apple Computer Inc. over suspected fixing of retail prices...
CNNfn

Australia

4  Zivo for sale in Liberty last rites
HAVING offloaded or closed most of its subsidiary businesses, troubled internet investment group LibertyOne has finally hung a "for sale" sign on its best asset, the net development and consultancy company Zivo...
Australian IT

4  End of an era as analogue network makes last call
All analogue mobile phones have finally gone dead as a staged shutdown of the old mobile phone network winds up...
Fairfax

4  AltaVista launches local search engine
The turmoil in the internet search engine market that has seen LookSmart slump to a record low and Yahoo! Inc drop to a 12-month low has not inhibited the global ambitions of AltaVista which will today launch AltaVista Australia...
AFR

4  Net competition the main concern for finance firms: survey
Financial services firms are likely to continue to increase investment in e-commerce and test products on customers as competition increases in the Internet arena over the next few years, a survey has found...
Fairfax

Other

4  WAP Could Be Boon For Online Advertising
Ads distributed via WAP-enabled phones had higher click-through rates than Web ads in a test campaign...
TechWeb

4  AOL Endorses New Opt-Out Online Privacy Laws
America Online Inc. , the world's biggest online services company, endorsed on Tuesday making consumers choose to be exempted from having their personal data shared but critics called it a flawed approach to protecting privacy on commercial Web sites...
Yahoo

4  Salon's Talbot Calls for Web Marketing Cooperative
The chief of struggling Internet media company Salon.com on Tuesday called on his Web media peers to share marketing efforts with the goal of limiting their reliance on online advertising services firms and cutting costs...
Yahoo

4  Napster Unveils New Idea for Service
With the fate of Napster Inc. awaiting a decision by a federal appeals court, the head of the company has a new idea for saving the Internet music sharing service: Get people to pay for the privilege so the artists can get a cut...
ZDNet