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  • Compaq multimillion dollar R&D centre heads for sunshine

    Compaq has launched a multimillion dollar research and development facility on Queensland's Gold Coast to focus on software product development, specifically e-business technologies.

  • Hardware flaws hang some Cisco firewalls

    Hardware flaws in some Cisco Systems firewalls for corporate central and branch offices have caused the systems to hang or shut themselves down and forced Cisco to replace the affected boxes.

  • Hotmail lets users pay to store more

    In another step towards selling services as well as software, Microsoft has started to allow subscribers to its free e-mail service Hotmail to pay for additional online storage.

  • Compaq lets you try before you buy

    With the price of network management software ranging anywhere from US$5,000 to $5 million, users may be a little hesitant to lay down the cash without first giving products a test run. And right now they can do just that.

  • Online recruiter looks for quid pro quo from employers

    Sometimes you can get something for [almost] nothing. TechProfiles Inc., a Hauppauge, New York-based online recruitment company, wants to make an exchange with employers. In return for posting their available jobs with TechProfiles, companies will receive 60 days free access to TechProfiles' database of skills-assessed IT candidates.

  • MSSP Clean Communicatons adds IDS protection

    Clean Communications on Monday will unveil an intrusion detection service (IDS) as the newest complement to its managed security services provider (MSSP) offering. A blitzkrieg of computer assaults and security threats raining down on end-users over the last six months is prompting stronger considerations toward managed security, industry analysts say.

  • E-mail marketer settles suit against MAPS

    E-mail marketer Experian and the antispam group Mail Abuse Prevention System have settled a lawsuit filed by Experian after it was listed on MAPS' spam blacklist and effectively shut down for two days in November 2000.

  • Microsoft gives SQL Server more XML fluency

    At its professional Developers Conference (PDC) this week, Microsoft Corp. quietly revealed an updated version of its SQLXML Web release add-on for the SQL Server 2000 database.

  • Apple offers rebates on iMacs, PowerMacs

    Apple Computer is offering either a free digital camera or a rebate to users who purchase a new iMac computer between now and Dec. 31.

  • U.S. e-commerce returning to pre-attack levels

    In the five weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S., online shopping almost rebounded to its pre-attack levels, although travel services continued to drag, according to statistics released Friday by Internet data-tracking company ComScore Networks.

  • Telecommuting, part timers shape changing work patterns

    More than 50 per cent of IT professionals will choose to work as part timers or contractors by 2004.

  • Court injunction against .biz domain registrar dropped

    NeuLevel has won the first round in a legal fight over how it awarded new .biz Internet domain names to multiple applicants using a lottery.

  • Germany still hunting abroad for IT expertise

    Attention IT job hunters: Germany still wants you. Despite waves of layoffs in some parts of the industry, there's a continuing skill shortage in other areas, and the country is preparing to make available a new round of special visas for foreign technology experts.

  • Sonera focuses on domestic operations

    The Finnish telecommunication company Sonera Corp. has adopted a new strategy: It will now concentrate on domestic operations, and the expenditure of the services business will be sharply reduced, the company says.

  • StarMedia goes beyond banners, hatches @dPod

    In an effort to shore up new advertising revenue in a low-tide market, Spanish and Portuguese-language Internet portal StarMedia Networks Inc. announced this week that it is offering advertisers a new technology that promises to increase click-through rates by making ads more interactive, and less invasive, to users.

  • AT&T Wireless scraps fixed wireless

    AT&T Wireless Group's announcement this week that it's closing its fixed wireless operations - just a week after Sprint Corp. said it is scaling back its fixed wireless plans - is the latest indication that this may be a broadband access technology ahead of its time.

  • UK e-minister pushes rethink on online voting

    The U.K. government's e-minister, Douglas Alexander, on Thursday urged the government to rethink its policy on voting over the Internet and called on the business and Internet communities to work together with the government to make online voting a reality in the near future.

  • Germany launches online software knowledge exchange

    In an attempt to improve its competitiveness in the world software market, Germany is inaugurating an online knowledge exchange, under the leadership of the renowned Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V.), an umbrella organization for scientific research institutes.

  • Chairman leaves as Ericsson announces more losses

    L.M. Ericsson Telephone Co.'s chairman, Lars Ramqvist, will leave in March, the company announced Thursday, the same day it reported another quarterly loss and a grim financial outlook.

  • Vodafone claims stable per-user revenue

    Vodafone Group PLC is claiming stable financial performance in the six months ending Sept. 30, marking the halfway point in its fiscal year, though a full half-year report is not due until Nov. 13.