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  • Scape Hits the Dustbin

    The Ten Network and Village Roadshow are blaming the dismal dot-com scene for the failure of their expensive youth entertainment site, Scape.

  • IBM makes portal play

    IBM Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a portal server and portal building applications for businesses.

  • AOL spam filters block e-mail from EarthLink and others

    Spam-filtering software from America Online may have overstepped its bounds and blocked e-mail from customers of Internet service provider EarthLink. for more than a week, resulting in potentially more than 1 million messages that were undelivered and lost for good.

  • FBI names new chief for computer security division

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the appointment of a new chief for the National Infrastructure and Computer Intrusion Program, the office responsible for protecting the nation's computer networks against hackers and cyber-terrorists.

  • New CRM Player Feels Bullish

    US-headquartered Art Technology Group (ATG), which officially launches in Australia this week, is not concerned that it's the Johnny come lately to the local electronic customer relationship management (e-CRM) market.

  • Intel to release better server chip Wednesday

    Intel will beef up its offerings for the server market Wednesday when it announces that it has started shipping a 900MHz version of its Pentium III Xeon processor equipped with a 2M-byte Level 2 cache, an Intel spokesman confirmed.

  • Nokia launches two CDMA handsets

    Nokia on Tuesday announced two new CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) phones for the North American market here at the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association) Wireless 2001 conference.

  • Startup builds low-power audio-video chip

    A Silicon Valley startup this week said it has developed a low-power processor for handheld gadgets that is capable of coding and decoding both MP3 audio and MPEG-4 video files.

  • Novell pins hopes for rebound on One Net strategy

    Novell is pinning its hopes for rebounding from financial losses and declining revenue on an emerging line of e-business technology and services, and some attendees at the struggling company's BrainShare 2001 user conference said they buy into its vision -- though not without some qualms.

  • Allied Telesyn unites DSL modems, routers

    Allied Telesyn this week announced aggressively priced routers to give home office or small corporate branch office users Internet and VPN access.

  • Novell pitches storage for users on the go

    Novell this week introduced software designed to let users access and store files regardless of where they log on from - an offering observers say is a good example of software that takes advantage of existing network directories.

  • Dell: Future of wireless is 802.11

    The future of wireless is in the 802.11 international standard for wireless LAN (local area network) communications, at least if you ask Michael Dell.

  • Ballmer: Microsoft wants a piece of your phone

    Microsoft's scheme to put an abbreviated version of the Internet in users' pockets took more shape as Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's president and chief executive officer, announced new plans under the "Microsoft in Mobility" banner Tuesday. Ballmer used the keynote at the CTIA Wireless 2001 conference to announce new Microsoft products and discuss how they would interact with the company's .NET initiative, which will use XML (Extensible Markup Language) to share information between devices.

  • AOL details European expansion plans, services

    AOL Europe GmbH on Tuesday detailed new German services, its upcoming launch in the Spanish market, and other plans for expansion in Europe, where it faces entrenched competition from strong local and regional ISPs (Internet service providers).

  • Oracle to slash up to 2 percent of workforce

    In the wake of lackluster third-quarter earnings, software maker Oracle said today it is reducing its worldwide workforce by up to 2 percent, or about 866 jobs.

  • Microsoft to hawk DirectX for games development

    Microsoft is using its appearance at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California, this week to talk up how its DirectX suite of Windows multimedia APIs (application programming interfaces) can be used in games development.

  • Critics say privacy bills could mean frivolous lawsuits

    A leading US IT vendor organization Tuesday warned its members against supporting proposed federal online privacy legislation containing private right of legal action clauses. Such provisions could result in the filing of frivolous lawsuits that could cripple Net companies, according to the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).

  • Novell acquires Cambridge Technology

    Novell has entered into a global agreement to acquire US-based e-business consultants Cambridge Technology Partners, a move enabling the vendor to shift to a solutions-selling model for Internet services.

  • Tumbling dollar and Nasdaq puts IT managers in driver's seat: Gartner

    Turbulent economic times, a plummeting Australian dollar and Nasdaq stock market have put IT managers in an even better position to negotiate strongly and make deals with vendors, according to a Gartner analyst.

  • CEOs list broadband as top issue for 2001

    Broadband connectivity is the most significant factor in determining the way customers will experience communications and use technology over the next few years, a joint study by Ernst & Young and its consulting and integration arm Cap Gemini has found.