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New Zealand

4  Developer aims to plug e-biz gap
An Auckland developer is promising to plug a crucial gap in e-commerce – the secure and seamless exchange of business documents...
IDG NZ

4  System failures holding back e-government
Big Bang solutions do not work - that's the lesson learned the hard way by both the British and New Zealand Governments attempting to introduce new technology in the public service...
NZ Herald

4  News media should 'stick to knitting'
The news media should stick to its knitting by focusing on local content, says internet ratings researcher Brian Milne...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Sony ready to fight Europe's tax on PlayStation 2
Is PlayStation 2 a video game player or computer? The answer is costing the Japanese electronics giant millions in import taxes in Europe...
CNet

4  Blue-Chips Shun Web Advertising
The largest companies on the Fortune 500 list are not flocking to the Internet to advertise, according to a new report by research firm AdZone Interactive...
TechWeb

4  Who will win the war of the worms?
You think malicious hackers wouldn't be interested in your lowly PC? Think again. In a new "war of the worms," sinister programs that travel via the Internet are doing battle over control of individual PCs....
CNet

4  Web holiday sales to double
The amount that U.S. consumers spend online this holiday season is slated to almost double from last year's total, and consumers are off to an earlier start with their online shopping this year than last, analysts say...
CNNfn

4  Shrinking Streams to Grow Bigger
New technologies offer webcasters the opportunity to save on bandwidth costs so that they can dedicate more moola to pay for the expensive content licenses...
Wired

Australia

4  Newswire site closed
The Australian Consolidated Press-owned internet news website, newswire.com.au, closed down on Thursday amid criticisms by staff from ACP's more high-profile site, ninemsn...
AFR

4  Telstra not 'routed' by lack of satellites
Australia’s biggest ISP has defended criticism that it did not have an adequate satellite network to cope with the week’s underwater shenanigans...
ZDNet

4  Skip to Your Loo With GPS
You're in the middle of Australia and you've just gotta go. But where? A new government-backed plan is mapping all the country's public restrooms and putting them online, so all you'll have to do is log on to find instant relief...
Wired

4  Net back-ups reviewed after cable breakdown
The danger of skimping on backup systems has been highlighted in the wake of a close encounter between a ship and a 4cm piece of undersea cable that, five days later, is still affecting worldwide e-commerce...
AFR

4  Sydney Opera House Wins Cybersquatting Case
Sydney Opera House, one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world, has won its case against an alleged cybersquatter, the United Nations copyright protection agency said on Thursday...
Yahoo

Other

4  Report: FBI could abuse Carnivore
A [US] government-funded report says that the FBI's Internet surveillance system works as advertised, but warns that Carnivore could be abused...
ZDNet

4  Napster to EMusic: We're watching you!
CEO Hank Barry says EMusic's 'acoustic fingerprint' software isn't feasible and may also violate Napster's privacy ...
ZDNet

4  New phones 'too primitive to profit'
A gap in the technology for third generation mobiles could leave operators struggling to justify their huge spending on airwave space...
BBC