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New Zealand

4  Radical changes challenge to telcos
The ministerial inquiry into telecommunications has stuck with its view that the industry, along with other electronic and broadcast communications media, should be placed under the oversight of a single electronic communications commissioner...
NZ Herald

4  'Use it or lose it' move angers Telecom
A recommendation that owners of a radio spectrum be required either to use it or to sell it has outraged Telecom and Telstra Saturn...
NZ Herald

4  Telecom disappointed, Clear happy
Telecom is disappointed with the recommendations of the ministerial inquiry into the telecommunications regime, but Clear has given them the thumbs-up...
Stuff

4  New Zealand Telecom Reined In
A government-ordered inquiry takes a good hard look at New Zealand's largely unregulated telecom industry. The report calls for greater regulation, but not everyone agrees...
Wired

Other

4  Sega Not Playing With 'Pirates'
The game company sends cease-and-desist letters to discussion sites that share warez information and product documentation. While some sites fold under the pressure, iSONEWS hunkers down for a fight...
Wired

4  Netscape site gets new look for browser update
Netscape Communications today released a third preview version of its long-delayed Web browser update and unveiled a Web site redesign...
CNet

4  U.K. Bosses Get Access To Staff E-mail
British privacy activists are challenging new rules that will let employers read their staff's e-mail without seeking permission first...
TechWeb

4  Yahoo Eyes Threat From "Screen Scrapers"
"Screen scrapers" like Yodlee Inc. and emerging wireless services are casting an ominous shadow over Yahoo Inc., an executive acknowledged Tuesday...
TechWeb

Australia

4  New CEO sends Sausage overseas
Sausage Software has forecast it will double its share of the Internet consulting market after signing a deal with Unisys...
NewsWire

4  Investors logging off LookSmart
Internet directory LookSmart plumbed fresh lows yesterday, slumping 11.7pc as investors cintinued to shy away from the loss-making internet play...
AFR

4  Optus cracks down on cable usage
Subscribers initially offered 'unlimited' Internet access are unhappy with new changes...
NewsWire

4  Australia getting left behind in R&D: business
AUSTRALIA runs the risk of being left behind in the research and development race if it does not overhaul its attitude, big business said today...
Fairfax

Other

4  Glitch Downs Napster's Web Site
Napster Inc.'s Web site and music sharing service were unavailable for a few hours early Wednesday as a technical glitch interfered with music downloads via the hotly debated service...
AP

4  Can Amazon achieve, sustain profits?
Shares of Amazon.com dipped in morning trading Wednesday after Robertson Stephens analyst Lauren Cooks Levitan expressed concern about that company's ability to achieve profitability under its current business model...
ZDNet

4  House passes Net child porn bill
The House of Representatives Tuesday approved a bill designed to help combat the rise on the Internet and in other media of child pornography...
USA Today

4  World's 30 millionth Net name registered
The number of registered domain names on the Internet has passed 30 million, a British company said Wednesday...
Reuters