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  • Charging Different Prices on Some DVDs

    Consumers who shop for the DVD Planet of the Apes -- The Evolution on Inc.'s Web site today could be charged as much as $10 more than other customers purchasing the same product at approximately the same time -- a practice the company described as a periodic test that it runs on the prices of certain items.

  • IBM Taps AT&T to Network E-Business Hubs

    IBM unveiled Tuesday a $450 million co-location deal with AT&T that has the carrier hosting many of IBM's new e-Business Hosting Centers.

  • Indie Record Labels Fear Mega-Mergers

    A Brussels-based organization representing 400 independent record labels warned the European Commission on Tuesday that the proposed merger of America Online Inc., Time Warner Inc. and EMI Group PLC, and Vivendi's takeover of Universal could "result in total control of the emerging digital-delivery market for music."

  • Monster B2B hub unveiled

    Five of Australia's largest corporations have combined to create a new online procurement buying hub, to be called Cyberlynx.

  • EMC, SAS form CRM data management alliance

    Storage systems, software and services company EMC, and data warehousing solution provider, SAS Institute, have aligned to provide CRM data management systems to dotcoms.

  • Com Tech keeps it all in the family

    Recent management shifts at integrator Com Tech Communications is being shrugged off as mere housekeeping by director of marketing, Merle Singer.

  • Foundry Launches New Cache Switch

    Foundry Networks Inc. Tuesday plans to announce a new cache switch that will let users route Web and e-commerce traffic on their sites based on the type of content surfers want to see.

  • Survey Reconfirms IT Staffing Woes

    Preliminary results from a special study of information technology salaries in the federal government show that agencies are having almost as much trouble retaining IT workers as they are recruiting them.

  • Network Solutions Briefs

    Lucent shakes up optical network business, LAN Systems adds bandwidth management tool to its stable, Perle riles competition

  • Software distributor goes bust

    Software retailers have been left hanging by the collapse of yet another distributor.

  • AT&T, IBM Forge US$450M E-Biz Hosting Deal

    BOSTON (09/05/2000) - IBM Corp. has entered into a US$450 million agreement with AT&T Corp. to develop electronic-business services using several hundred square feet of AT&T's Internet hosting facilities, the companies announced Tuesday in a joint statement.

    IBM will start operations from AT&T Internet Data Centers by year's end in Chicago, Phoenix and New York, said Nancy Kaplan, an IBM spokeswoman. IBM is pitching Web-hosting services to large companies setting up businesses on the Web, dot-com companies, electronic-marketplaces and ASPs (application service providers) primarily -- but not exclusively -- in the selected metropolitan areas, she said, adding that IBM will expand into six other cities by 2001.

    The deal allows IBM to capitalize on an immediate business opportunity, Kaplan said. "Sometimes we build an IBM facility, but this is a cost-effective answer for our customers' needs right now," she said.

    AT&T's Internet Data Centers provide managed Internet access to AT&T's OC-192/OC-48 IP network. AT&T will offer service-level agreements to IBM, guaranteeing IP (Internet protocol) network and Internet Data Center service availability. IBM will further extend service-level agreements to its own customers based on these guarantees.

  • EMC Partners on Data Movement

    EMC and Torrent Systems have teamed to provide users of EMC storage systems with a means to move and analyze data.

  • Data#3 awards itself an MBA

    New-look Data#3 has acquired Sydney-based reseller Maggs Business Advisory (MBA) to launch itself into the mid-market ERP space behind Navision software.

  • EDS and IBM Partner on Automotive Net Project

    Car dealers need a parking lot in cyberspace, says e-business services company Electronic Data Systems.

  • The next Alamo

    When US-based document management integrator MDY acquired local reseller Educom Business Solutions in June last year, Becky McGaw was asked to head up the company's Australian operations.

  • Postal Service Adds Internet Route

    The U.S. Postal Service plans to launch an online mailing program this week designed to make mailing easier and more convenient, especially for those running small businesses or home offices.

  • AOL Ups Subscribers, But Sees Q4 Loss in LatAm

    America Online Inc. had mixed news to announce Tuesday, as it surpassed another milestone in the number of subscribers it serves but reported a fourth-quarter financial loss for its fledgling Latin America operations.

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    FishPC set to splash in the channel

    With the increasing importance of both design and price in the end-user PC market, newly established manufacturer FishPC believes it can not only break into the market, but take it by storm.

  • Allied Technologies takes off with RAAF

    Despite the industry's adoption of fibre cabling as the future of networking, a Canberra-based integrator has just rolled out a network infrastructure overhaul for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), consisting entirely of copper cabling.

  • Discrimination Lawsuit Moves

    A discrimination lawsuit that charges the Inc. online delivery service with avoiding predominately African-American neighborhoods in Washington has been moved out of federal district court.

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