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  • Online retailers compete by cutting shipping charges

    Let the free shipping wars begin!
    On Tuesday, online retailer Amazon.com Inc. announced that it would provide free shipping on orders of more than US$49 as part of a three- to six-month marketing test. The announcement was a change to a "Free Super Saver Shipping" offer the Seattle-based company began in January for most orders of more than $99.

    24 June 02 07:13 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • PowerPoint add-on allows online collaboration

    A developer of peer-to-peer (P-to-P) technology released a new application this week that allows groups of users to view a Microsoft Corp. PowerPoint presentation over the Internet in a collaborative setting.

    24 June 02 07:03 Written by Matt Berger
  • Report: Dell to move into handheld market

    Dell Computer is planning its first foray into the handheld market and has been negotiating with several Taiwanese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to produce a higher-end product to gun against rivals Toshiba Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., reports this week indicate.

    24 June 02 07:03 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • NASA's 1,024-CPU supercomputer gets an upgrade

    As it continues to build and develop a global grid network of supercomputers, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has just upgraded a key supercomputer in California to give it more power for research. The upgraded machine is now the most powerful high-performance computing system used by NASA scientists to date, according to the agency.

    24 June 02 06:43 Written by Todd R. Weiss
  • BankWest creates new IT division

    BankWest will create a new IT division due to the amalgamation of its existing IT services unit and its wholly owned subsidiary CBSIS Ltd.

    21 June 02 14:24 Written by Staff Writers
  • Qantas equates e-nablement with efficiency

    A four-month study of the ageing IT infrastructure at Qantas is under way as part of the airline's ambitious plans to start to fully e-enable the organisation in 2003.

    21 June 02 12:54 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • World Cup - Tournament network performing well, says Avaya

    Avaya Inc., the networking partner for the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup 2002, says the converged network it constructed for the tournament has performed almost flawlessly and carried just under 4T bytes (one terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes) of data during the first two weeks of the month-long tournament.

    21 June 02 10:30 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Australia to get Asian connection with A2A

    Pursuing a strategy of owning its own regional submarine backbone network, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) is planning a new cable called A2A to link Singapore, Jakarta and Perth, Australia.

    21 June 02 10:30 Written by David Legard
  • CIOs share survival tactics and recovery strategies

    Their minds are chiefly in cost-control mode, but IT leaders must begin to train their sights on the challenges they and their companies will face when the economy begins to rebound.

    21 June 02 10:03 Written by Rick Saia and Melissa Solomon
  • Introducing PCI Express

    PCI Express, formerly codenamed 3GIO, is Intel's third-generation serial I/O bus architecture, which many hope will give data transport some extra oomph as the PCI bus runs out of steam.

    21 June 02 07:50 Written by Deni Connor
  • Nokia lowers second-half sales forecast for 2002

    Nokia Corp., the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, now expects sales in the second half of 2002 to rise no more than 10 percent year on year, lowering an earlier forecast of at least 15 percent growth, the company said on Thursday at a meeting with analysts. The lowered forecast reflects lower spending by consumers and companies

    21 June 02 07:45 Written by John Blau
  • Newsgroups get a new life

    Seeking refuge from commercialism on the Web, more people are turning back the technological clock to rediscover the Internet's once-vibrant spirit of community.

    21 June 02 07:45 Written by Tom Mainelli
  • Cloudmark taps P-to-P to fight spam

    Attempting to take combat the insidious problem of unwanted e-mail, commonly referred to as "spam," Cloudmark Inc. on Wednesday introduced SpamNet, a Microsoft Outlook add-in tool designed to block spam from reaching users' inboxes.

    21 June 02 07:45 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • Technology One takes action against SAP over product branding

    Software company Technology One has taken action over e-business solutions provider SAP's naming of the latter's new SME business software product Business One, while SAP has dismissed the action as a "publicity stunt".

    21 June 02 07:45 Written by Lauren Thomsen-Moore
  • Nielsen/NetRatings release new multimedia numbers

    Market research firm, Nielsen/NetRatings Inc. Thursday released a new report that tracks users of RealNetworks Inc., Windows Media Player and Apple Computer Inc.'s QuickTime format.

    21 June 02 07:43 Written by Jim Dalrymple
  • Jabber pumps up IM client

    Jabber Inc. this week rolled out a new version of its Jabber WebClient instant messaging offering for enterprises.

    21 June 02 07:40 Written by Cathleen Moore
  • VeriSign ordered to stop 'deceptive' marketing

    Internet registrar VeriSign Inc. was ordered by a federal judge to stop engaging in a marketing practice that duped its competitors' customers into switching their business to VeriSign.

    21 June 02 07:37 Written by Linda Rosencrance
  • Apache exploit circulating, users urged to patch

    If users have put off patching their Apache Web servers against the vulnerability discovered Monday, they should wait no longer, as an exploit to attack the security hole is now circulating on the Internet, according to Oliver Friedrichs, director of engineering at SecurityFocus Inc.

    21 June 02 07:30 Written by Sam Costello
  • Wall Street firms get hands-on look at Linux from IBM

    IBM Corp. is accelerating its push of Linux in the financial industry by opening a Linux showcase in Manhattan where customers can get hands-on views of what the operating system can do for their businesses.

    21 June 02 07:30 Written by Todd R. Weiss
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