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New Zealand

4  Software the big winner in forum
The Government has foreshadowed a more liberal tax treatment of research and development, from which the software industry in particular is expected to benefit...
IDG NZ

4  PM underlines IT in business forum speech
Helen Clark's opening presentation to the business leaders forum in Auckland yesterday ought to have encouraged IT leaders...
IDG

4  Zfree subscriptions break 200,000
Clear Communication's free internet provider Zfree says it has signed 200,000 subscribers in six months of operation...
Stuff

Other

4  They Did Too Hack SDMI Code
Was the Secure Digital Music Initiative's anti-piracy code cracked or not? SDMI officials, who launched a $10K contest, say no; the university hackers say yes...
Wired

4  Web audio, video receive low quality scores
Think the video clip you downloaded from that Web site is grainy, jerky, and in a word, unwatchable? A new study confirms it...
CNet

4  'Vampire investors' target dot-coms
Internet executives are four times more likely to have suspicious -- even criminal -- backgrounds than executives from other industries, according to a study...
CNNfn

4  Hotmail Founder Blazes Trail In Web Acceleration
Jack Smith, the founder of Hotmail, knew firsthand the trouble of trying to deliver fast, reliable Web-based content. So he did something about it...
TechWeb

4  Will PlayStation 2 sell well after initial rush?
The North American arrival of Sony's PlayStation 2 this week is expected to set off a buying frenzy that won't abate for a couple of months...
CNet

Australia

4  Punters savage Spike, Sausage
SHOCK waves from the dotcom profit squeeze have wrought havoc across the domestic tech sector, as investors savaged several companies in anticipation of more earnings downgrades to come...
Australian IT

4  BHP mines into online diamond market
The big Australian has turned to online retailing to sell diamonds from its Canadian mine directly to Australian consumers...
NewsWire

4  Email complaints 'unpopular'
The Customer Service Institute of Australia has defended harsh criticism of a survey it released, that says the country is still uncomfortable lodging complaints via email...
ZDNet

4  Wang bankrupt over $30m debt
Johnson Wang, founder of the personal computer assembly empire the Edge gruop of companies and failed internet service provider eisa, was declared bankrupt in australia in the Federal Court on Monday...
AFR

Other

4  Internet Experts Meet in Fight Against Cyber Crime
Top Internet experts from the world's richest countries met Tuesday to forge new approaches in the battle against growing cyber crime but acknowledged they had no solution to the problem...
Yahoo

4  Palm digs in for MS wireless battle
Microsoft is making progress with its handheld systems -- especially in wireless communications -- putting Palm in the hot seat...
ZDNN

4  New filter scours servers for illicit content
A Paris-based technology company Tuesday will unveil a filter that sends an email alert to customers whenever it finds a lewd picture or photo on a Web site...
CNet

4  Magazines unlikely to make money online
Magazine publishers have been told not to jump on the Web, as the chances that they will make money online are low, according to a study...
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