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New Zealand

4  Deal will settle FlyingPig's fate
The future of New Zealand's highest profile e-tailer, FlyingPig, is likely to be clarified this week with a deal that could bring a new investor into the company...
NZ Herald

4  E-commerce watchdog on track for December
The Advertising Standards Authority and Direct Marketing Association are targeting December 1 for the launch of a new organisation to police e-commerce sites...
Stuff

4  Ihug asks angry staff for 'free, frank input'
Ihug managing director Nick Wood has invited angry technical and helpdesk staff to give their "free and frank input" at a workshop on Saturday to address the internet service provider's problems...
NZ Herald

Other

4  MSFT revises hacker story
Microsoft Corp. said Sunday that a hacker had high-level access to its computer system for 12 days -- not up to five weeks, as the company had first reported -- and that the company monitored the illegal activity the entire time...
CNNfn

4  Magazine publisher snags About.com for $690 million
In the latest marriage of old and new media, magazine publisher Primedia said Monday that it will acquire Web directory About.com for $690 million in stock...
CNet

4  Telecommuter Population Explodes
The U.S. mobile and remote working population will increase 9 percent, from 39 million in 2000 to 55 million in 2004, research group IDC said Monday...
TechWeb

4  MP3 player puts new spin on tape decks
Digisette has begun selling the $250 Duo-MP3, a portable MP3 player that not only looks like a cassette, but also can be popped into a traditional tape deck to play its stored music...
CNet

4  Fingerprint Security Gets Handier
Password protection is just so passť. That's the word from those promoting biometric fingerprint scanners, anyway, among them IBM and Compaq. The prices are coming down, too...
Wired

Australia

4  Jail for internet share ramper
A Victorian court sentenced a man to two years' jail on Monday for pushing up the price of a US biotech stock by sending out 4 million spam, or junk, e-mails and posting messages on bulletin boards...
AFR

4  Government to launch IT skills drive
The federal government and industry players are poised to launch a major initiative aimed at limiting the IT skills shortage in Australia. The project will involve linking hundreds of IT certified courses with tertiary studies...
ZDNet

4  Online gaming doesn't pay for Gocorp
Struggling online gambling company Gocorp has burned through $6.6 million in just three months...
NewsWire

4  ACT leads e-trading race: study
THE Australian Capital Territory is the best-prepared of the states and territories to take up e-commerce, according to a new government report...
Australian IT

Other

4  E-Mail Is No 1 Wish for UK Mobile Web Surfers
Mobile phone users can talk to each other all day but that is not enough -- the ability to send email is top of their list for their next Web-enabled phone, Internet experts said on Monday...
Yahoo

4  U.N. backs AltaVista over cybersquatter
Domain names such as actavista.com, aliavista.com, autavista.com, and antavista.com were registered in bad faith, WIPO panel decides...
ZDNet

4  Amazon Drops As Accounting, Cash Flow Concerns Loom
Shares of No. 1 U.S. Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. on Monday tumbled more than 11 percent as questions still loomed over the company's accounting methods as well as its cash position...
Yahoo

4  Microsoft mulls stake in News Corp. unit
Microsoft and News Corp. are in discussions that may result in the software giant investing more than $1 billion in the media company's Sky Global Networks unit, according to a report...
CNet