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New Zealand

4  Panacea for Perfect Government
The internet will change the way government operates, make New Zealand more attractive to people and business, and improve our global image and reputation as an information society, says State Services Minister Trevor Mallard...
NZ.Internet.com

4  Banks seek to control internet sites
An application to dictate terms on domain names is likely to be a test case for many other professional groups...
NZ Herald

4  Website register spamming leads to e-mail trouble
A New Zealander caught up in a speculative internet domain registration scheme regrets sending out "spam" e-mail to advise others he thought might be interested...
NZ Herald

Other

4  How Y2K Bugged Microsoft
The year 2000 was the worst of times for the software behemoth, and according to analysts 2001 isn't looking too hot, either...
Wired

4  Asian Net companies face tough times through next year
If Asia's Internet euphoria was brief but intense, the sector's pain will linger through 2001 and beyond as cash-poor companies are sold or go bust...
CNet

4  3DFX to close shop
Computer graphics chip maker 3dfx Interactive Inc. said Friday it would sell most of its assets, cut its work force, and ultimately dissolve the company, after being hit by a significant slowdown...
CNNfn

4  Net Penetrates More Than Half The U.S
More than half of U.S. households now have Internet access, an Internet ratings report said Monday. And the attention span of cyberusers is lengthening...
TechWeb

4  Happy Holidays ... You're Fired
It's a pink (slip) Christmas for many ex-dot-commers. Loved ones probably shouldn't expect another Ferrari under the tree...
Wired

Australia

4  Is national security threatening our privacy?
Australia's law enforcement agencies - from ASIO down - could be poking around in your inbox, looking for evidence of criminal activity...
ZDNet

4  How far down the Net commerce path is Aussie biz?
Are Australian businesses struggling to make money from the Net? A survey by the Bureau of Statistics shows only eight percent of businesses are currently 'Internet commerce active'...
ZDNet

4  Telstra dunks BigPond typosquatter
Telstra has won a legal battle against the registration of “bigpons.com” by a Queensland typosquatter...
Fairfax

4  Online advertisers must change their ways: analyst
AUSTRALIA'S online advertising market is struggling, but analysts are not ready to declare it dead, arguing new technologies and business models will overcome the industry's structural weaknesses...
Australian IT

Other

4  Are wireless plans going overboard?
Will consumers buy into an adman's dreams, such as receiving calls for pizza coupons whenever they're close to a store?...
ZDNet

4  Is the Net behind an energy crisis?
Scientists are trying to determine how much of an energy drain the Internet is causing. Will we need PC emission standards?...
ZDNet

4  SKorean Deaths Linked to Web Site
The deaths shocked many in one of the world's fastest-growing Internet markets - a contract murder and suicide pact allegedly arranged through a Web site...
Yahoo/AP

4  eToys Shares Plunge on Revenue Outlook
Shares of eToys Inc. plunged on Monday on a report that said holiday sales are far below expectations, calling into question the company's ability to survive in its present form without new financing...
Yahoo