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New Zealand

4  Ihug cuts spark takeover claim
Ihug's insistence that the weak dollar is mainly to blame for up to 60 forthcoming redundancies has raised eyebrows in the internet industry...
NZ Herald

4  Careful with telecomms tinkering, says govt report
Hold that inquiry: a new government-funded report suggests the current regulatory regime for telecommunications has delivered New Zealand a knowledge economy advantage...
IDG NZ

4  New Zealand developer gets window into Oz market
Australian window manufacturer James Hardie Windows is using a New Zealand-originated business-to-business online ordering system for its Kiwi customers, and may extend the same system to its 17 sites in Australia within the next few months...
IDG NZ

4  Sky City online flutter pays off
Sky City has secured a foothold in the potentially lucrative online casino business with a $6 million flutter on an Australian cyber-betting company paying off sooner than expected...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Jury Still Out on Net Elections
The just-completed ICANN election, featuring votes cast exclusively online, runs into a slight hitch. The future of Internet voting remains unclear...
Wired

4  Microsoft schedule set
Microsoft Corp. will have until late November to file written arguments in its appeal of a federal judge's ruling to break the software company in two, a federal appeals court said Wednesday...
CNNfn

4  Lycos answers Yahoo with its own voice portal
A day after Yahoo announces it will offer free voice-based services, rival Lycos unveils its voice portal that allows customers to speak commands into phones to obtain free content...
CNet

4  News industry group adopts Web standard
The world's news industry group said on Wednesday it is adopting a new markup language for computers that structures the graphs, pictures, video clips and millions of words it produces each day...
CNet

Australia

4  Telco sex web defence leaves questions unanswered
Local company Oriel Communications plans to fight an FTC injunction against its billing software -- which allows you to access adult Web sites by pretending to dial Madagascar -- but a Newswire investigation reveals that some of the claims it has made about its products don't seem to add up...
NewsWire

4  Asia: Telstra's Asian mess
Telstra has spent more than a decade trying to gain a foothold in the Asian market. Its merger with OTC in 1990 was meant to create overseas revenue of $2 billion by 2000 and give Telstra an entree to Asia...
BRW

4  Sun shines on Queensland's tech vision
It has long relied on its reputation as a tropical paradise. Now, Queensland is 'smartening up' to the idea of becoming a major technology hub, with British and American interests among the first to set up shop...
ZDNet

4  NOIE revamped for sharper edge to IT
In a bid to counter perceptions that Australia is falling behind in the new economy, the Federal Government is beefing up its National Office for the Information Economy...
AFR

Other

4  Hacker Targets Bill Gates
A hacker recently changed three stories on the website of a California newspaper, making one read that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates was arrested for breaking into NASA computers, a spokeswoman said Wednesday...
TechWeb

4  Latam Sounds Death Knell for Free Internet Firms
The fluffy West Highland Terrier, the trademark puppy dog of Brazilian free Internet access giant iG, looks out forlornly from a full-page advertisement in local papers....
Yahoo

4  Yahoo! Shares Plunge on Ad Warning
Shares of Yahoo! Inc. fell nearly 18 percent in trading Wednesday, even though it beat third-quarter earnings expectations, after it warned that the ongoing fallout among other Internet companies could affect its revenues in future quarters...
AP

4  Intel delays launch of recalled PIII
The chip maker will focus on getting its next-gen Pentium 4 to market, and delay reintroduction of the faulty PIII...
ZDNet