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New Zealand

4  ISPs coy about benefits of new cable
Internet users have been led to expect that the Southern Cross cable will bring faster and cheaper access, but internet service providers are proving to be shy in predicting its exact benefits...
NZ Herald

4  Any idiot can now send an email postcard
A new email postcard service - invented in Auckland - claims to be "idiot-proof."...
IDG NZ

4  ADSL failures continue
Problems with Telecom's JetStream ADSL network now seem to have spread from the new (and so far unsuccessfully installed) equipment to software in an existing switch...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Cybercrime Treaty Draft: Take 23
An international council assigned to establish a cybercrime treaty merrily went through 22 drafts before confidently posting the proposal on a website. Outrage ensued, and now it's back to the drawing board...
Wired

4  Domain Fights Could Get Nasty
Sticky issues figure to muck up this week's ICANN meeting. For instance, does biz.com have a claim on .biz? Or does .bz have sway over .biz? This all may wind up in court...
Wired

4  Macromedia to use "exchanges" to aid software development
With the release of its new Web-building software, Macromedia is taking a page from the open-source programming model to stimulate third-party development of new features...
CNet

4  Negroponte: Developing World To Dominate Net
Developing countries will soon dominate Internet usage, and wireless technology -- along with the right policy and cultural mix -- will speed the process, MIT Media Lab director Nicholas Negroponte said on Monday...
TechWeb

4  Online Holiday Shopping Traffic Seen Dismal
The surge of shoppers that went online to take care of their holiday gift lists has yet to repeat itself this year as a confluence of events has shaken consumers' trust in the viability of buying goods online...
Yahoo

Australia

4  Tyler's finale at Solution is worth $1m
The last vestiges of Mr Chris Tyler's reign at Solution 6 were removed on Monday, when the former chief executive exercised his remaining options for a $1 million paper profit, a far cry from the $180 million they were once worth...
AFR

4  Aussie e-vote world first
A WORLD-FIRST electronic voting system that slashes the time it takes to decide an election should be on trial in Canberra within a year...
Australian IT

4  Designers targeted for piracy
RECORD numbers of multimedia and web developers are being investigated for piracy by the Business Software Association of Australia (BSAA)...
Australian IT

4  Modesty suits e-tail startups
THE first thing Michael Carew bought online was a shovel. He waited 10 days for ...
Fairfax

Other

4  Yahoo Target, Estimates Cut
Wit/Soundview said Monday it had cut its price target and earnings estimates on Internet media company Yahoo Inc...
Yahoo

4  Web Connections Via Satellite Eyed
For consumers in remote areas of the nation, the brightest hope for quickly joining the next Internet revolution is sky-high...
AP

4  Retailers brace for e-shopping fraud
A survey of online retailers predicts credit card fraud cases will increase by 24 percent this holiday season, and they're not too happy about ...
ZDNet

4  Yahoo! launches film searches
Broadband users get a huge lift as Yahoo! introduces its global audience to a pool of untested, original programming for the Web...
ZDNet