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New Zealand

4  IT staff glut coming claims union
The good times are to end in just a few years for IT staff as more skilled workers come on to the market, says the leader of a union eager to represent IT workers...
IDG NZ

4  Stop Rockin’ e-Commerce Boat
New Zealand must commit to a long term strategy for e-commerce which extends beyond any political party’s term of power and focusses on employment and wealth creation...
NZ.Internet.com

4  Auction at mercy of bidding shenanigans
Bidders are taking advantage of lax rules to send the value of the Government's radio spectrum auction spiralling downwards...
NZ Herald

Other

4  SDMI Examines Hacker Data
Two of the five technologies being considered by the Secure Digital Music Initiative are identified as having been successfully hacked...
Wired

4  Yahoo president predicts Net explosion
Jeffrey Mallett warns investors not to be fooled into thinking the Web is a passing fad just because so many companies have withered along with Net hysteria...
CNet

4  Language Barrier On Web About To Fall
A major language barrier on the Internet crumbles on Friday when registration begins for domain names in three Asian languages, to go with the extensions .com,.net and .org...
TechWeb

4  Tech stocks slide on Net advertising shortfalls
Stocks slide in early trading after a series of Internet companies, including Internet Capital Group, 24/7 Media and Engage Technologies, announce layoffs and earnings misses...
CNet

4  Yahoo's Scheme to Stream Music
Stumbling through the music space, Yahoo turns its attention to a personalized, interactive service that appears to skirt the clutches of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...
Wired

Australia

4  Monday is Tyler D-day for Sol 6
SOLUTION 6's management hopes a chapter in its chequered history will close on Monday when colourful former chief executive Chris Tyler must exercise his remaining 8.5 million options in the legal and accounting software group...
Australian IT

4  Net blamed for job hopping
The ease of finding new positions online is creating a volatile workforce, according to one survey...
Australian IT

4  Fund fillip of $90m for start-ups
The Government pumped another $90.7 million into the home-grown technology ventures on Thursday, awarding four new Innovation Investment Fund licences to venture capitalists...
AFR

4  Internet sale of Pill banned
DAVID Zero Population Growth Hughes was yesterday banned from selling contraceptive pills to Australians over the internet...
Australian IT

Other

4  Stars Find Swiss Bank Transfers on Net
A technical glitch put show business stars' secret Swiss bank account numbers, private addresses and some money transfers on the public Internet for a week, Credit Suisse Group acknowledged on Thursday...
Yahoo

4  eBay Not Liable in Bootleg Audio
A judge ruled online auctioneer eBay Inc. cannot be sued for allowing people to sell bootlegged audio recordings on its Web site...
AP

4  Yankees' Web Site Hacker Traced
Federal authorities have traced a hacker who posted lewd photos and sayings on the New York Yankees' Web site to a computer at Virginia Tech...
AP

4  Survey: Get ready for Linux boom
The most aggressive expansion plans for Linux will come from small companies and large organizations over the next year, says a new report...
ZDNet