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New Zealand

4  Southern Cross Cable capacity strained right from the start
The long-awaited US$1.2 billion (NZ$3 billion) Southern Cross Cable goes online this week but its capacity will be strained right from the start...
Stuff

4  ETSL looking to offer Net eftpos card by next year
Paying for goods and services bought over the Internet by eftpos could become a reality during the second quarter of next year...
Stuff

4  ISPs ready for email tapping
Most New Zealand ISPs are technically ready to tap users' email should government agencies demand it says Cisco engineer Arron Scott...
IDG NZ

Other

4  ICANN staff opposes ".kids," ".xxx" domains
In expanding the pool of Internet addresses, the system's governing body should reject proposals for children and adult domains such as ".kids" and ".xxx" but embrace applications such as ".biz" and ".dot," a staff report released Friday recommends...
CNet

4  Christmas virus causes mild clamor on the desktop
A holiday-themed virus has infected computers in at least 10 Fortune 500 companies, causing more of an annoyance than destruction, computer experts said...
CNet

4  No more free lunch online
Internet users were stunned last week when Napster, a company whose name has become synonymous with free music online, adopted a plan to charge money for its popular service...
CNNfn

4  Pro-Palestinian Hackers Threaten AT&T
AT&T Corp. could be the next target of the hacking war which is running parallel to the violent Palestinian-Israeli conflict...
CNet

4  Secret Chat Room Found in CIA Computer System
The CIA is investigating a secret chat room created within its classified computer system by some employees at the spy agency to trade off-color jokes, musings and observations that went undetected for more than five years...
Yahoo

Australia

4  TNZ cable kicks off bandwidth explosion
Australasia's first taste of the bandwidth explosion that will drive early 21st century internet growth arrives this Wednesday, courtesy of the 30,500 kilometre Southern Cross cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to the heart of the web, the American western seaboard...
AFR

4  More setbacks in store for Sausage
High executive turnover and internal conflict could see Sausage Software heading for trouble, according to one analyst...
NewsWire

4  Melbourne IT to seek funds over domain name bids
Melbourne IT, the fallen angel of the internet domain names world, signalled on Sunday that it would ask the market for a cash injection if its quest for registry rights over new top-level domain names succeeded...
AFR

4  Telstra back in the ring over pricing
In the latest chapter concerning competition in the telecommunications sector, Telstra is opposing the dominant view that price controls should end quickly...
ZDNet

Other

4  Failed Dot-Coms Hawk Their Golden URLs
Way back in November 1999, getting the perfect name - short, intuitive, generic - was believed to be the key to traffic, e-customers and riches. The sale of drugs.com set many an armchair entrepreneur salivating...
NY Post

4  Microsoft extends Hotmail's ties to IE
Microsoft has made some concessions to users of Netscape's Navigator, but Linux users are getting short shrif...
AP

4  Forwarded e-mails clog the Internet
When relatives or friends make the leap into cyberspace, Jane Black, 27, braces for the inevitable. Internet neophytes eventually discover how to forward e-mail, and Black is swamped with the same hoary jokes...
Star Tribune

4  IBM's high-rez screen is paper perfect
Big Blue claims its high-definition flat-panel display reads like the printed page. But it won't be available to consumers for five more years...
ZDNet