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New Zealand

4  Ihug promises statement today
Ihug is promising an official statement today, after a meeting of all its Auckland staff was canned yesterday after TV crews were tipped off...
IDG NZ

4  NZ leads region in IT use and productivity
The current stellar performance of the US dollar is just the latest confirmation that knowledge and the effective use of IT have become the principal drivers of growth in the new economy...
NZ Herald

4  Just do it, says IT Investment
A representative of IT Investment Networks is pitching its forum next month as an event "for those who actually want to do something about our knowledge economy."...
IDG NZ

4  Online bankingcaptures Kiwis
While usage patterns for major global and local internet sites remain relatively stable, activity at specialised sites indicates key shifts as New Zealanders continue to change the way they use the web...
NZ Herald

Other

4  The Net's $1 Billion Giveaway
An email marketing company in search of publicity offers $1 billion to whoever wins the top prize in its sweepstakes. The odds of anyone claiming $1 billion, though, are very, very, very close to zero...
Wired

4  Fear of a Pay-Per-Use World
Legal experts say the Digital Millennium Copyright Act gives too much power to copyright owners. Should they control the use of legally purchased books, movies and songs? A legal analysis...
Wired

4  IBM expands Red Hat use for servers
The top distributor of Linux operating system software says the computer maker's new server and mainframe computers will run its popular version of Linux...
CNet

4  Dreamcast sales climb on eve of troubled PlayStation 2 launch
Game players and retailers may be frustrated by the expected shortages of Sony's upcoming PlayStation 2 console, but at least one party is benefiting: Sega...
CNet

Australia

4  Telco caught in phone sex web
An Australian Internet billing company which is relisting on the ASX has been caught up in a scandal over misdirected telephone calls and sex site subscriptions currently being investigated by US regulators...
NewsWire

4  Ecorp appoints new MD for eBay Australia, NZ
Ecorp has appointed Simon Smith as managing director of its online auction joint venture business - eBay Australia and New Zealand...
Fairfax

4  Telstra pawn in political game
A POLITICAL furore has erupted over the future of Telstra, with Labor promising to never fully privatise the no. 1 telco and the Coalition accusing Labor of a secret agenda to do so...
Australian IT

4  Compaq boss calls for national action
The development of Australia's IT industry suffers from a lack of co-ordination between governments according to Ian Penman, the longest-serving chief executive in the computer industry in Australia...
AFR

Other

4  Bezos Says Amazon.com to Diversify Further
The chief executive of the world's biggest Internet retailer Amazon.com rejected on Monday criticism of the group's expansion strategy amid a sagging share price, saying it would diversify further...
Yahoo

4  Piracy -- to catch a (Web) thief
The sale of pirated and counterfeit goods over the Internet is booming to the tune of $13 billion per year, and the flat-footed feds are having a tough time busting the bad guys...
ZDNet

4  Netscape 6: Bad message for biz users
The revamped browser will have more Web-surfing capability -- but it lags when it comes to messaging. Will this kill its corporate appeal?...
ZDNet

4  Freeserve cuts off heavy users
The UK internet service provider is cutting off hundreds of subscibers to its 'unlimited' access plans because they are spending too much time online...
BBC