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New Zealand

4  NZ PS2 has space for hard drive, modem
The version of the Sony PlayStation 2 console to be released in New Zealand at the end of this month has an expansion bay for a hard drive or modem...
IDG

4  Danger in staff e-mail checks
In many businesses network usage policies give employers the right to monitor how staff are using the internet - what sites they're visiting and what e-mails they're sending and receiving...
NZ Herald

4  US pays for designers to stay home
Earning a United States-sized salary while still enjoying a rural kiwi lifestyle to the full might sound like an impossible dream...
NZ Herald

Other

4  Net2Phone to offer free phone calls, voice mail
The company, which offers low-cost telephone calls by routing them over the Internet, says it's offering free computer-to-phone calls in the United States to draw new customers...
CNet

4  Regional operators balk at paying ICANN bills
The international agency that oversees Internet addresses is having trouble collecting on its bills...
CNet

4  Yahoo Ordered to Bar French From Nazi Web Sites
In a landmark ruling with potential implications for Web users around the world, a French court on Monday ordered U.S. Internet giant Yahoo to bar French users from sites selling Nazi memorabilia...
Yahoo

4  Burst busts 80% of jobs
Burst.com Inc., which specializes in delivering online video and audio, said Monday it cut about 80 percent of its workforce and lowered its cash expenditures to $500,000 a month in an effort to outlast the current dismal market for dot.com businesses...
CNNfn

4  Net Smoke Sellers Can Exhale
A federal judge says that a New York law that bans the direct sale of cigarettes to state residents via the Internet is likely to be ruled unconstitutional...
Wired

Australia

4  Skills shortage pushes up pay
IT incomes have rocketed in the past year, with some internet salaries up by 40 per cent, according to a survey...
AustralianIT

4  Employees get Lion share of e-business
A number of Lion Nathan employees stand to gain significant cash and equity windfalls if the brewer succeeds in commercialising their e-businesss ideas...
AFR

4  Satellite crashes to earth
Months of vicious infighting has finally tipped the gay online media company into administration...
NewsWire

4  Ten pushes buymedia but 'partners' resist
In Ten's vision, all media buyers will soon work through the portal buymedia. This push to create a business-to-business e-commerce trading portal encompassing all media operators looks set to become a reality by April next year...
AFR

Other

4  Users on Office 10 beta: Underwhelming
While Office 10 gets hyped by Microsoft, testers say Beta 2 of the desktop applications suite offers little improvement over the troubled first beta...
ZDNet

4  Firms Sue Compaq Over MPEG-2 Technology
A host of technology companies and a US university behind the MPEG-2 video compression technology have filed a lawsuit against computer maker Compaq, claiming patent infringement...
NewsBytes

4  Thousands of Sites Spared by Decision on .web Suffix
While the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers made news last week for approving seven new suffixes that will join the ubiquitous .com, the Los Angeles-based group also gained attention for some of the suffixes it didn't OK...
LA Times

4  Morocco's Government Internet Site Attacked by Hacker
A hacker broke into Morocco's Finance Ministry's Web site for the first time at the weekend but caused no damage, an official said Monday...
Yahoo