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New Zealand

4  Strategy sets pace - but tax must wait
The government's new e-commerce strategy puts firm dates and deadlines on a swathe of practical initiatives, but its commitment to "ensure an appropriate tax environment" for e-commerce remains less clear...
IDG

4  Backers wanted for net phone system
An Auckland venture capitalist is seeking energy trust and Government support for an audacious plan to provide high-speed internet-capable phone connections to provincial areas...
NZ Herald

4  Cybermedic closes sex aid website
An Auckland doctor who has been prescribing Viagra and Xenical over the internet has shut down his website at the same time the Ministry of Health conducts a wide-ranging investigation into his activities...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Did Smut Spammers Scam Google?
The savviest of the savvy like Google because it's so spam-unfriendly. But one site that purports to offer pictures of celebrity nudes may have found a way to trick it...
Wired

4  Microsoft eyes small businesses with new services
The software maker announces three new subscription-based Web services as part of its bCentral initiative aimed at the small-business market...
CNet

4  Techies' homes are their castles
Technology workers want freebies that set them free. That's the conclusion of a new survey to be released Wednesday by Techies.com, which polled 1,000 technology professionals on their preferred perks...
CNet

4  CEOs flee dot.coms
Dot.com companies, many of which have struggled to reach profitability, had the highest rate of chief executive departures among U.S. companies in October, according to a survey by outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas...
CNNfn

4  Will the Grinch Ruin E-Tailers?
The next couple of months will be a make or break period for many struggling Internet retailers. After last year's brisk but glitch-filled holiday shopping season, retailers get a crucial second chance...
Wired

Australia

4  Australia Post to put stamp on e-commerce
Australia Post on Wednesday launched itself in the domestic e-commerce market with a $35 million fulfilment and payments strategy targeting internet retailers and consumers...
AFR

4  ASIC probes Solution 6 forecasts
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched an inquiry into Solution6's shock profit downgrade last month, prompting speculation that others in the high-tech sector may come under scrutiny...
AFR

4  Who will pay the price for electronic health records?
In this age of high-tech wizardry and wireless technology, the Australian health industry is still stuck in a world of paper records. It's estimated that half a billion dollars would have to be spent to implement a system of electronic health records in Australia...
ZDNet

4  Graham-McCann all sexed up
The former Microsoft Australia MD has joined online sex retailer Sharon Austen...
NewsWire

Other

4  Mitnick Doubts Microsoft Story On Intruder
Convicted computer intruder Kevin Mitnick on Tuesday said he doubts Microsoft claims that it was watching the intruder that broke into the company's system...
TechWeb

4  Fight Against Napster Must Go On, Music Body Says
Napster, the free online music swapping service that record labels have been trying to kill, may have found a friend in Bertelsmann but the legal fight to stamp out the site must go on, a leading music body said on Wednesday...
Yahoo

4  Transmeta: Big blow from Big Blue?
In a blow to high-profile chip maker Transmeta Corp., IBM Corp. has canceled a project aimed at building a ThinkPad mini-notebook using Transmeta's Crusoe processor...
ZDNet

4  Telecommuting -- a security threat?
Last week's high-profile attack on Microsoft may serve as a wake-up call for companies that encourage telecommuting...
ZDNet