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New Zealand

4  Computer name tussle heads for High Court
A protracted dispute over trademarks between listed technology company Advantage Group and Palmerston North-based Advantage Computers remains headed for the High Court...
NZ Herald

4  Internet inertia leads to job losses
Wilson & Horton, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, is laying off about 10 workers from its W&H Interactive division, blaming the market's slow uptake of internet products...
NZ Herald

4  NZ leads world in IT spending as percentage of GDP
A global study of spending on hardware, software and other technology items, including wages for IT workers, shows New Zealand leads the world in IT spending as a percentage of GDP...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Report finds risk but supports Carnivore email surveillance
The Illinois Institute of Technology released its analysis of the FBI's controversial email surveillance system Tuesday, concluding that Carnivore "does not provide protections, especially audit functions, commensurate with the level of the risks."...
CNet

4  eBay API Gets Put On The Block
Going once. Going twice. EBay is offering developers the ability host auctions on their own sites -- but there are security and privacy issues, some analysts said...
TechWeb

4  EMusic Software to Hinder Napster Use
Internet music company EMusic Inc. said on Tuesday it will start using new technology designed to hamper distribution of its songs over the controversial song-swapping service Napster...
Yahoo

4  Click Here to Buy Nothing
Friday isn't just the busiest U.S. shopping day of the year. It's also international Buy Nothing Day, which, thanks in part to the Web, will be observed in more than 40 countries this year...
Wired

4  The Furor Over Web Disclosure
Is it OK to post the name of a sex offender online? What about quacks and free-spending political lobbyists? Government institutions big and small continue to grapple with the issue...
Wired

Australia

4  Judge rules ISPs must join complaints scheme
A challenge against a key plank of the nation's scheme for investigating complaints about internet service providers has failed, with the Federal Court on Wednesday ruling that two providers were legally obliged to join the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman...
AFR

4  Remove pirates before Christmas, says Sony
Operators of open-air markets are being urged to crack down on software pirates in time for the Christmas holiday period...
NewsWire

4  Chaos for Telstra - services hit above and below ground
Australia’s biggest ISP has suffered two major blows to its network in as many days. First, a deep sea cable accident leaves half a million Internet customers stranded from the rest of the world. Then...
ZDNet

4  Make or break for e-tailers this Christmas
The nation's struggling online retailers will mount a huge advertising and marketing blitz in the lead-up to what is shaping up as a make-or-break Christmas...
AFR

Other

4  Intel swats Pentium 4 bug
The chip maker delivers a fix before the processor ships. The BIOS code glitch determined how the chip handled some instructions...
ZDNet

4  Yahoo! vows crackdown on pedophiles
Yahoo!'s UK managing director promises to personally oversee the appointment of an inspector who will crack down on chat-room pedophiles...
ZDNet

4  How Greed Ruined the Web
Easy-money-hungry execs and investors who followed the first wave of Net visionaries nearly wrecked it for all. Now, sanity has a second chance...
BusinessWeek

4  Alanis Morissette to Sell 70,000 MP3.com Shares
Pop singer Alanis Morissette intends to sell 70,000 shares of online music firm MP3.com Inc. , a filing made with U.S. regulators showed on Tuesday...
Yahoo