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New Zealand

4  NZ urged to follow Israel
New Zealand should heed Israel's transformation into a technology force and launch a strong Government-backed fund to help the country's entrepreneurs towards global success, a panel of local technology experts said yesterday...
NZ Herald

4  Clear woos free ISP customers to voice
Clear's Zfree add-on is a no-frills tolls service, charged in 15-minute periods, 24 hours a day...
IDG NZ

4  Hitwise goes live
Net statistics service Hitwise officially launched yesterday after two months of testing...
Stuff

4  $300m 'taken from Telecom'
The telecommunications inquiry report was confiscating more than $300 million from Telecom and handing it to consumers and Telecom's competitors, ACT NZ MP Stephen Franks said yesterday...
Stuff

Other

4  New IBooks Slower? Not So Fast
Tests indicate that the latest portable Macintoshes trail their predecessors in performance. But it's a popular benchmark, and not the computers, that needs retooling...
Wired

4  Lycos now downloads music
Online media network Lycos Inc. announced Tuesday that its Lycos Music Internet site has begun selling digital downloads of music by Santana, Christina Aguilera and other BMG Entertainment recording artists...
CNNfn

4  DotTV, Lycos Consortium Bid for Domain Names
A consortium of dotTV, Lycos Inc. , XO Communications, OnlineNIC, SK Telecom and 7DC are bidding for the .pro and .nom domain names, the companies said in a joint statement...
Yahoo

4  Chip inventor scores Nobel Prize
Jack Kilby, who won half the Nobel Prize in physics for his part in the invention of the computer chip, says he is surprised by the award...
CNet

Australia

4  Solution 6 feels heat over weak dollar
Technology companies should not be blamed for the poor performance of Australia's dollar, says the software company...
NewsWire

4  Spectrum sale snub to hurt government
Telstra and AAPT are out of the Australian Federal Government's 3.4 gigahertz spectrum auction without lodging a bid...
Fairfax

4  Fresh bid on gaming moratorium
THE Federal Government will make another attempt to introduce an online gambling moratorium, after its bill was defeated in Senate...
Australian IT

4  Scholastic carves out Internet strategy
The world's largest children's book publisher has launched its first online venture in Australia...
NewsWire

Other

4  Intel Starts Net 'Streaming' in Europe
U.S. computer chip maker Intel Corp said on Tuesday it was moving into Europe with its Internet media business that will let customers transmit anything from movies to conferences on the Net...
Yahoo

4  Yahoo! Launches Free Phone Service
Flexing its muscle on a new Internet battlefield, Yahoo! Inc. is launching a free telephone service that enables users to call and have their e-mail, news and other information read to them....
AP

4  Microsoft makes nice with pirates
Software behemoth asks people to kindly hand over their pirated software booty -- and even offers to replace it with free software...
ZDNet

4  Critics of Internet board: ICANN can't
For a $50,000 non-refundable fee, 47 companies sent proposals to ICANN for new top-level domains. Then the EU got one for free...
ZDNet