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New Zealand

4  Telecom jumps at hint of non-regulation
Telecom presented a positive face to shareholders at its annual meeting yesterday but admitted to being unhappy with its share price...
NZ Herald

4  Retailers Warned Of On-line Rush
Australian and New Zealand retailers have been warned to prepare for a rush of on-line sales over the Christmas holiday period and to deliver on time or face lost business and a damaged reputation...
NZ.Internet.com

4  Small businesses leaping on Internet
Growth in the number of New Zealand small businesses using the Internet continues apace, according to research company ACNielsen...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Warning on internet overload
With the internet fast becoming the centrepiece of economic activity worldwide, an international study by the US-based National Research Council has sounded the alert...
AFR

4  Digital Tunes Spin Out of Control
Digital music companies are feeling the financial crunch, forcing layoffs and closings. Yet entrepreneurs continue to fight the good fight...
Wired

4  World's Toughest Code Cracked
Swedish computer scientists win a $15,000 prize by solving a challenge issued in the bestseller The Code Book....
Wired

4  HP to spend $1 billion on Net access for poor
Hewlett-Packard said it will start programs to bring Internet access to the rural poor in developing countries and will set aside $1 billion in products and services next year to help the effort...
CNet

4  Big Four Mobile Makers Form Security Pact
German electronics giant Siemens AG has joined an alliance of the world's three biggest mobile-phone makers to develop secure mobile electronic transactions, the parties said on Wednesday...
TechWeb

Australia

4  Ten positions for digital TV and Internet
The third-ranked commercial television network is pumping funds into new media to catch up to its main rivals...
NewsWire

4  Giants fall in Great Tech Wreck II
MASS selling of US new economy giants has sparked falls in local technology stocks to fresh 12-month lows in what is being billed as the second Great Tech Wreck of 2000...
Australian IT

4  Inquiry puts Telstra sell-off on hold
THE full sale of Telstra has been put on hold by the National Party after the federal Government's own inquiry into telephone services found rural and remote Australia could not get an adequate basic phone service, affordable mobile phone coverage or reliable internet access...
Australian IT

4  'Racist' Web site sparks free speech debate
The freedom of speech debate is hotting up downunder, with an Australian-based Web site being told to take down racist, offensive material relating to the Holocaust...
ZDNet

Other

4  Sex Sites Teach Mainstream Web Shops
The dress code and business cards in the adult entertainment industry may be tacky, but Internet start-ups should not be put off by appearances and pay close attention to lessons learned by porn Web sites...
Yahoo

4  Boo's Coming Back, But in Name Only
Just as many European e-commerce companies start looking ever sicklier, Boo.com, the most spectacular fatality to date, is coming back to life....
Yahoo

4  Sony adds bite (and camera) to robo dog
The ERS-210 has a camera in its nose, recognizes commands, and displays emotions -- at a lower price tag than its parent, Aibo...
ZDNet

4  Media World Spells Doom for Video, Music on Web
Video and music on the Internet are spreading like wildfire, but entrepreneurs with plans for Internet media should not expect any funding for the next few years, bankers and analysts said on Thursday...
Yahoo