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New Zealand

4  Legal row looms over similar net magazines
A legal spat is brewing between internet magazine NetGuide and a new rival with a similar look...
NZ Herald

4  Net-Fusion banks on 'virtual credit card'
Worldwide sales are on the cards for an online yment system developed in Auckland...
IDG NZ

4  Warehouse e-commerce now set for February
The awaited launch of retail chain The Warehouse into serious e-commerce - initially planned for the Christmas season - is now not likely until February...
IDG NZ

Other

4  Hotmail: You Get What You Pay For
Hotmail, which provides free e-mail accounts, has been experiencing difficulties of late. For instance, though Hotmail's website includes a phone number to call for help, it doesn't work. Hotmail accounts are down for a number of users. The company's response: You're on your own...
Wired

4  'Blair Witch' makers 'kill' Bill Gates
Coming soon to a Web site near you: billgatesisdead.com. And, no, Larry Ellison is not behind the 'conspiracy.'...
ZDNet

4  Will E-Books Ever Really Catch On?
A year ago, former best-selling author Hank Searls looked to electronic books to revive his now out-of-print novels...
TechWeb

4  'Cyber-Warriors' Hit Philippine Impeachment Trial
They call themselves ''cyber-warriors'' and mount their war on ``the Internet battlefield.'' Their weapon? The mouse...
Yahoo

4  Sony tosses in free wireless modems with notebooks
Sony is giving away a wireless modem with its Vaio notebooks, one of the many deals being offered by PC makers in this exceptionally dire holiday selling season...
CNet

Australia

4  Unbundling across the ditch
The decision to unbundle the local loop in Australia will bring broadband access to more businesses at lower prices than current high-speed...
NZ Herald

4  LibertyOne 'web' unravels
LIBERTYONE administrator John Gibbons says he will have to work through the company's "complex web" of 30 subsidiaries to determine whether creditors will be repaid...
Australian IT

4  Get me off your list, NOW!
When a company is blamed for junk mail it never sent, it has been well and truly spammed, writes Nicole Manktelow...
Fairfax

4  Telstra offers bandwidth-on-demand
TELSTRA has launched a dynamic IP bandwidth-on-demand product that it claims is a world first...
Australian IT

Other

4  Cybercrime treaty still doesn't cut it
The Global Internet Liberty Campaign says the latest iteration of an international cybercrime treaty falls short of the mark...
ZDNet

4  Online holiday sales shatter records
Shoppers defy predictions of a downturn in e-tail sales, topping $200 million two days in a row. Toy sales are up, but PC sales are down...
ZDNet

4  Register.com to Launch Auction of Web Addresses
Register.com Inc., the No. 2 reseller of Internet domain names, on Wednesday announced the launch of a service that allows individuals and companies to bid for any of the 20 million Web site addresses already taken...
Yahoo

4  Putting your data online
Chances are, when you signed up with your Internet service provider, you got an e-mail address, or several, access to the World Wide Web and some storage space on the ISP's servers -- a megabyte or 10 -- where you could post your own Web page or store files online...
CNNfn