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New Zealand

4  Plenty of answers, but not enough ideas
Attendees at the government's e-commerce summit went looking for ideas and answers. Most appear to have come away with plenty of the latter, but perhaps not enough of the former...
IDG

4  E-verdict: slow, timid, but a promising start
The Government needs more aggression in setting and achieving measurable e-commerce goals...
NZ Herald

4  Ericsson's move lifts confidence
Ericsson's decision to base a high-tech mobile internet applications research centre in New Zealand is a welcome salve after Motorola's choice of Australia to site a similar facility...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Can Napster Secure SDMI?
Napster's deal with Bertelsmann could energize the struggling Secure Digital Music Initiative. The company that made its name by helping users get their music for free is just the thing the recording industry's secure format needs...
Wired

4  Dot-com troubles spin revolving door for tech workers
Reports about the death of the digital economy have been vastly exaggerated...
CNet

4  Tax woes hit PlayStation2
Sony Corp. complained Thursday that Britain is unfairly charging duty on its key new product, the PlayStation2, and the Japanese firm said it would seek to have the ruling overturned...
CNNfn

4  IBM Sells Largest Commercial Linux System
IBM Corp. said Thursday that a leading Japanese convenience store chain will install more than 15,000 IBM computers running Linux to allow for Web access in stores...
TechWeb

4  Review: Drudge, as in Sludge
Matt Drudge's impact on Internet journalism is significant, and may reshape the way news is gathered and presented. It's a hell of a story that, unfortunately, gets garbled in the self-aggrandizing Drudge Manifesto...
Wired

Australia

4  LookSmart to slow its net traffic
In what could be a first for internet start-up, LookSmart said on Thrusday it planned to put the brakes on its traffic growth in an effort to cash in on declining customer acquisition costs in the coming months...
AFR

4  Developer spikes 30 staff
AUSTRALIAN internet company Spike will axe more than 30 jobs in a bid to rein in expenses and reduce its spectacular cash burn rate...
Australian IT

4  Web hosting set to soar
According to IDC the Australian Web hosting market will experience phenomenal growth, reaching $106 million by the end of this year...
NewsWire

4  How to bur $12m cash in 10 months: internet
Venture capitalists don't usually discuss their financial disasters, and Thrusday's TinShed conference for start-ups in Melbourne was no exception...
AFR

Other

4  McAfee virus update freezes PCs
Anti-virus company McAfee has sent out a dodgy .dat automatic update file that has been causing some PCs to freeze. Details are a little sketchy at the moment, but...
The Register

4  Visa To Boost Security
The program is a component of the new "Visa Secure Commerce" program, a series of online security measures that protect cardholders and merchants from the start of an online transaction through securing of cardholder data after an order is fulfilled...
InternetNews

4  Review: Microsoft's 'Whistler' looks solid
eWEEK Labs likes what it sees so far in Microsoft's attempt to to unify the consumer and corporate Windows code ...
ZDNet

4  BT to Tackle Delays in Broadband Web Launch
British Telecommunications Plc (BT.L) on Thursday said it had promised Internet service providers (ISPs) it would resolve problems that have delayed the installation of high-speed Web connections in Britain...
Yahoo