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