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  • "Anna" virus writer turns himself in

    A 20-year-old man has turned himself in to police in the Dutch province of Friesland, identifying himself as the author of the so-called Anna Kournikova virus, police spokesman Robert Rambonnet said Wednesday.

  • F2 sells Sold to Yahoo

    Yahoo Inc.'s Australian unit plans to acquire Sold.com.au from John Fairfax Holdings Ltd.'s f2 Internet group. The companies will also enter into a marketing agreement to continue distributing Sold content across f2's network of sites.

  • MIMEsweeper upgrade rides the wave

    Demand for e-mail monitoring software and other Internet content security solutions has doubled in Australia in the past three years and this trend will continue, according to Alan Schaverien, Baltimore Technologies' Asia Pacific content security group director.

  • Lasseters merges with Gocorp for global moves

    Australia's first regulated online casino, Lasseters, has announced a merger with publicly listed Gocorp Ltd to aggressively compete in the global gaming market.

  • Now ISP means "I'm So Peeved"

    A rise in consumer complaints against Internet Service Providers (ISP) has led to the release of a new publication by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) outlining rights and responsibilities under the Trade Practices Act.

  • Telecom NZ emulates Microsoft's DNS gaffe

    Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Wednesday suffered the same fate as Microsoft Corp. did recently, losing its web presence and some customer services for much of the day because of problems with its DNS servers.

  • Sanford launches first dedicated online bank

    Financial services company Sanford Limited has launched Australia's first dedicated online investment bank Online Capital Partners (OCP).

  • Cable, Australia provide cheer in Telecom NZ results

    Telecom New Zealand Ltd. has recorded half-yearly earnings of NZ$300 million (US$128.9 million), roughly in the middle of analysts' estimates.

  • Strong growth as Ecorp units set sail for profits

    Australian Internet company Ecorp Ltd. Wednesday announced that it achieved revenues for the six months to December 2000 of A$40.2 million (US$21.3 million). For the businesses operating before December 1999 the combined EBITDA loss fell to A$3.8 million, down from A$6.95 million for the corresponding period the year before.

  • Napster ruling clouds P2P forum

    Monday's appeals court ruling against Napster Inc. cast a shadow over the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer conference that kicked off Wednesday in San Francisco. While other so-called p-to-p networks are likely to see increased usage with Napster's demise, the ongoing Napster legal battle also could end up setting a precedent that would put alternative file-swapping networks on alert.

  • EU sings to big music's copyright tune

    Making a song and dance of it won the music industry almost exactly what it wanted from a vote on European copyright law taken in Strasbourg Wednesday.

  • EMC marks the channel for certification

    Storage monolith EMC Corp. is nearing the deadline of its self-imposed goal of becoming a US$12 billion company in 2001 and is looking to the channel to get it past the line.

  • Yahoo! keeps Melbourne IT in domain game

    Australian domain-name supplier Melbourne IT Ltd. is recovering from its rocky ride last year and received a further boost this week as Yahoo! Inc. joined its reseller entourage.

  • Borland bundle includes Rational, Macromedia products

    Borland Software Corp. released a new Java-based software bundle Wednesday aimed at helping customers get electronic-commerce applications up and running quickly. The bundle includes software from Rational Software Corp. and Macromedia Inc. as well as Borland's own products.

  • RightWorks readies e-commerce app upgrade

    RightWorks Corp. this month will roll out a new version of its eBusiness Application Suite. The upgrade will enable customers to tie together various systems in a "single coherent flow," says Lou Unkeless, RightWorks' vice president of strategy and product marketing.

  • Valentine's Day puts online flower shops to the test

    Flowers, the quintessential Valentine's Day gift, have migrated to the Web, big time. And processing all the transactions being submitted by online buyers in a short period of time is putting the Internet infrastructure of Internet-based flower shops to the test.

  • DOJ investigates MS investment in Corel

    An end user with a very big stake in the future of Corel Corp. -- the US Department of Justice (DOJ) -- is using its legal powers to probe the antitrust implications of Microsoft Corp.'s recent US$135 million investment in the struggling software vendor.

  • MPLS finds its way deeper into access services

    Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) has quietly proven to be a hit in big carrier networks. AT&T Corp. and WorldCom Inc. have used the traffic engineering technique to essentially turn their frame relay networks into IP VPN look-alikes, as we've reported in stories about AT&T's IP-Enabled Frame Relay and WorldCom's Business Class IP, recently renamed Private IP Services.

  • Microsoft plunges into firewall, cache market

    Microsoft Corp. Wednesday continued its parade of server releases, this time with a firewall and cache server first introduced last year.

  • Intel to scrap streaming media unit

    Intel Corp. is to close down its nine-month-old Internet Media Services (IMS) unit by the second quarter of this year, it announced Tuesday. The move will affect customers such as Quokka Sports, which use the service to distribute streaming multimedia content.

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