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  • Tablet PC a year away, developer tools out now

    Microsoft Corp.'s super thin portable computer, called the Tablet PC, will be available in the second half of 2002, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates said Tuesday, and the company has begun giving developers the software they need to build applications for the device.

  • New Yahoo app diverts users from Microsoft

    In a move that no doubt left Microsoft Corp. executives waving their fists, Yahoo Inc. launched a new download application Tuesday that effectively "Yahoo-izes" users' operating systems, installing Yahoo-branded products and services on user desktops and Web browsers.

  • Gates: Start building Web services with .Net

    Microsoft Corp.'s vision of distributed computing, a wide-reaching computing effort called .Net that will allow users to access data on a variety of Internet-connected devices, is nothing without the tools to build it.

  • CA chief offers vision of Single Currency Storage

    The concept of Single Currency Storage (SCS) was the topic of Tuesday's keynote address by Sanjay Kumar, president and CEO of Computer Associates International Inc., at Storage Networking World Fall 2001 here.

  • New service helps users spy on Web rivals

    Ever wondered how your competitors attract Web visitors? Or what consumers look at and purchase once they arrive at a rival site? That's just the kind of information a new service announced Tuesday by WebSideStory and comScore Networks Inc. promises its users.

  • Privacy groups want FTC action on Passport

    Privacy advocates are demanding that Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Timothy Muris stop Microsoft Corp. from "unfairly and deceptively" obtaining customer information through its Passport services and Windows XP operating system, which is due to be launched Thursday.

  • Compaq reports Q3 revenue down 33 percent

    Compaq Computer Corp. today released financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, reporting revenue of US$7.5 billion, a year-over-year decrease of 33 percent. Net loss from operations came to $120 million for the quarter, or 7 cents per diluted common share.

  • Gates boosts Web services to developers

    Bill Gates kicked off Microsoft Corp.'s annual developer conference here today by beating the drum for XML-based Web services and offering a variety of beta products and software that support the new development method and the company's .Net framework.

  • IBM introducing entry-level two-way Unix server

    IBM Corp. will announce an entry-level two-way Unix server on Wednesday that's aimed at small and medium-size businesses.

  • Sybase reports lower revenue, but growth in services

    Corporate software maker Sybase Inc. cited the weakened economy, particularly in the United States and Europe, as the cause of declining revenue it reported Tuesday. Revenue for the company's third fiscal quarter of 2001, ended Sept. 30, was US$226.3 million, down from $239.1 million in the year-earlier quarter.

  • Microsoft, BT in UK music subscription deal

    Two days before the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system, the software company announced plans to launch a U.K. music subscription service with British Telecommunications PLC (BT).

  • XP causes a stir at the zoo

    Wollemi pines, platypus and 40 other mammals, birds and reptiles have recently enjoyed a boost in their environment at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, and now the human species has had its turn with a revamp of the zoo's information infrastructure.

  • Jam Echelon Day dubbed unpatriotic

    US activitists have conducted an exercise to publicly "out" an international electronic eavesdropping system operated by countries including Australia.

  • Oracle users free themselves from vendor marketing message

    The newly formed "independent" Oracle Application User Group (OAUG) held its first conference without Oracle support in Sydney this week and attendees were gleefully saying they are now "free from the vendor's marketing message".

  • Optus 100 per cent with SingTel

    Singapore Telecommunications' (SingTel) subsidiary, SingTel Australia Investment has announced the completion of its acquisition of Optus.

  • Software ROI, outsourcing boost stormy weather strategy

    Australia's IT sector is in for another rough ride next year if industry analyst IDC Australia's predictions -- for growth to stop at 2.8 per cent in 2002, from 10.1 per cent this year -- are any indication.

  • National Jet Systems surveys convergence

    National Jet Systems has invested more than $200,000 to install a converged Internet Protocol (IP) voice and data network to improve communications between its eight regional sites and to reduce operating costs.

  • Super fund signs up a $10m platform

    Australian investment and superannuation services provider AM Corporation has signed a $10 million deal for a retail funds management platform.

  • Mobile phones a turn-off

    'Please turn off your mobile phones as they can cause errors with our computers'.

  • Australia's ICT trade deficit worsens

    A new industry report has revealed that Australia's information and communications technology (ICT) trade deficit reached almost $16 billion in 2000-01 as the nation's dependence on ICT imports continues to grow.

  • Key to omnichannel CX is customisation

    In order to achieve success with omnichannel customer experience strategy, companies need to utilise user personas, while maintaining excellence across all channels, according to customer transformation service expert, Brad Starr.

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