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  • 'Mafiaboy' to Plead Guilty to Hacking

    The 16-year-old Montreal-area high-school student known as Mafiaboy has agreed to plead guilty to a series of attacks on major Internet sites including, Inc., Inc., Inc., and others in February, according to prosecutor Louis Miville-Deschenes.

  • Page 1 story: The channel's BAS hair day

    This week marks the final deadline for Business Activities Statement (BAS) submissions and the channel's financial controllers have their collective taxman hats on preparing to fill in the blanks, cross the Ts and dot the Is in the first round of the new tax system declarations. But the big issue for many resellers is having to battle with incidental and unforeseen problems associated with the Activities Statement, and the additional cost these will incur.

  • EDS, Deloitte talk Telstra outsourcing

    The Deloitte Consulting Consortium is in wheeling and dealing mode after Telstra gave it the nod for two of the carrier's three main streams of outsourcing.

  • Lucent improves perks to stem brain drain

    Lucent Technologies' plans to enhance employee perks could help stem a brain drain at the cash-strapped company, although one analyst expects the moves to be effective only in the near term.

  • No Pay TV But Broadband On The Way For Canberra

    Despite missing out on the Pay TV rollout, Canberra will have access to multimedia providers through a communications network rollout expected to be finalised within 18 months.

  • Bushwhacked! - Hacker Defaces Candidate Site

    Quoting Thomas Paine, a hacker defaced a Web site of the Republican National Committee on Monday night, replacing it with a harangue attacking the Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and "that great tyrant, the straight white male."

  • Cisco's Earnings Soothe Wall Street

    Cisco Systems eased Wall Street's worries of slowing growth by posting solid first-quarter results and projecting faster growth for next year than analysts had expected.

  • Supercomputing, One Server at a Time

    Sun Microsystems and America Online (AOL) are planning to take their relationship to the supercomputing level with plans next year for a global, peer-to-peer supercomputer comprised of multiple Sun server clusters connected along AOL pipes, according to sources close to Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun.

  • Asian Governments Commit to Universal Net Access

    Everyone living in the Asia-Pacific region should be able to access the Internet by the year 2005, and governments across the region have committed to turning this into a reality, according to a declaration made at the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Summit on the Information Society, which ended Friday in Tokyo.

  • Yahoo Has Tough Day in French Court

    Yahoo's court defense against French anti-racist groups took a hit Monday, when a panel of experts told a Paris court that it's technologically possible to bar some French citizens from Yahoo's Nazi memorabilia auctions.

  • Streamlink Pitching B2B to Government

    B2B software provider Streamlink has formed a multimillion dollar alliance with Maps Group which opens the door for the company to pitch its products to government agencies in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

  • Pizza Hut Dishes Up Interactive TV Ad

    Ice Interactive, Win Television and Pizza Hut have announced that WIN TV will broadcast Australia's first, fully interactive television commercial on Sunday evening in Orange, NSW.

  • Software AG buys back primary US distributor

    German software vendor Software AG is buying back its main US distributor in a US$360 million deal. Software AG will pay $11.50 in cash for each outstanding share of Saga Systems, which services some 1,500 customers in North America as well as clients in South America, Israel, and Japan.

  • Southern Cross Cable Is Go!

    Southern Cross Cable's trans-Pacific network will be ready for operations as planned on November 15 2000.

  • Compaq rejects Transmeta's Crusoe

    Compaq Computer confirmed on Tuesday that it has abandoned plans to include Transmeta's low-power Crusoe processor in its Armada laptop line.

  • IT outsourcing inquiry announced

    The fate of the outsourcing tenders covering IT services for Centrelink, the Department of Family and Community Services, Employment and Education Departments, as well as the Treasury and the National Library is unclear, with the Federal Government announcing an independent review of its IT outsourcing policies.

  • Transmeta Goes Public as Vendors Evaluate Chip

    Microprocessor design house Transmeta launched its highly anticipated 13 million share initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange Tuesday. But questions about the performance of its low-power Crusoe chip -- and hesitation on the part of some big U.S.-based computer makers to use the chip -- may rain on the chip maker's parade.

  • Voice The Next Killer App

    Analysts were this week hailing ‘voice' as the next ‘killer app' claiming it will lead the way in the field of unified convergence.

  • IBM, Kymata Team on Optical Chips

    IBM will make next-generation optical networking chips for e-business applications with Scottish optical components company Kymata Ltd. under a multi-year agreement announced Tuesday.

  • Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 6.0 Beta

    Microsoft has released a beta version of Internet Explorer 6, the next iteration of its Web browser, to a group of testers, developers, and partners, the software giant confirmed .