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  • Report: Marconi to cut jobs, issue profits warning

    U.K. telecommunications equipment maker Marconi PLC is to slash 3,000 jobs, around 6 percent of its workforce, and issue an earnings warning, according to a report in the Monday edition of the Financial Times newspaper.

  • NBC to buy up struggling Internet affiliate

    General Electric Co.'s National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) network Monday announced plans to bring its struggling Internet affiliate back in-house, making it the latest in a string of companies that are folding Web-based business units back into their regular operations.

  • eSign to issue ABN digital certificates

    PKI provider eSign announced Monday it can issue digital certificates based on the Australian Business Number (ABN) and that they can also be used to validate signatures in electronic transactions.

  • MasterCard plans May launch of digital wallets

    MasterCard is introducing digital wallets in Australia next month to stem the escalating problem of "shopping cart abandonment".

  • Lay-offs drive new IT users group

    The current economic downturn in the IT market is driving the formation of a new Australian-based business focus group, according to PC Users Group president David Diprose.

  • Ask Jeeves launches key-word search ad network

    Question-and-answer search engine developer Ask Jeeves Inc. launched its DirectHit Network Monday, an advertising service that blends search with paid placement.

  • Plumtree appoints former Network Assoc execs

    Plumtree has appointed five new members to its Asia-Pacific region management team, all previous Network Associates (NA) executives.

  • Pick up the pace, say executives

    Many companies move too slowly for today's top executives, according to a recent survey of more than 3000 business executives conducted by the Net Futures Institute.

  • Elders networks to boost response times

    KAZ Computer Services has signed off on a $1.5 million deal this month with pastoral house, Elders, for one of the largest IBM hardware installations in corporate Australia.

  • Singapore Airlines' site shut down

    A computer hacker attacked Singapore Airllines Web site over the weekend halting online ticket sales.

  • NSW Government proposes e-mail monitoring laws

    The NSW Government is set to introduce legislation covering e-mail monitoring in the workplace.

  • Air NZ looks closely at Amadeus

    Air New Zealand is zeroing in on Amadeus as preferred supplier of a new reservation system.

  • More online travel services result of sale

    New Zealand travel agents will gain access to more online travel services and a new IP-based network following the sale by Air New Zealand and Qantas of their interests in Sabre Pacific and Galileo.

  • Vendor e-biz sites fail to fire in NZ

    Service is king in New Zealand. That's the verdict after single-seller vendor websites here have so far failed to fire despite all the major IT vendors in the US and Australia launching into direct web sales to end users with gusto.

  • Anti-spam code attracts more flak

    New anti-spamming guidelines have run into criticism from an email marketer. The New Zealand Direct Marketing Association and the Advertising Standards Authority issued a code of practice last week, and with the Ministry of Commerce launched the eMarketing Standards Authority.

  • Cisco to detail storage networking initiative

    Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. will announce its move into the storage networking market during the Storage Networking World conference in Palm Desert, California, on Monday.

  • High-speed wireless LANs are coming

    About a year from now, the first high-speed wireless LAN products will hit the market, promising to deliver a data rate of up to 54Mbps. That speed should give enterprise net managers plenty of time to assess their net requirements, scope out product plans and address with vendors a range of critical issues such as technical support and software stability.

  • Napster claims labels trying to "relitigate"

    Leading up to its first court appearance in over a month, Napster Inc. released its third brief on Thursday, detailing its compliance with a U.S. District Court order that it block copyrighted material from its service. With a hearing scheduled for April 10 in the courtroom of Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, who handed the order down, Napster and its foe, the Recording Industry Association of America Inc. (RIAA), have traded increasingly hostile legal filings for the past month.

  • Microsoft demonstrates Office XP

    Microsoft Corp. demonstrated the new features of Office XP, the latest upgrade to its popular Office productivity suite, here Thursday. The new suite will be available in retail stores and from some hardware manufacturers on May 31, 2001.

  • Nokia faces massive cell phone recall in U.S.

    Nokia Corp. may have to recall millions of cell phones due to a software glitch that renders them inoperable with the third-generation (3G) networks that major U.S. carriers plan to start using this year.