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  • Launceston gets $A30 million Telstra and Govt. broadband B-eLab

    Telstra will test a host of online multimedia applications for commercial and residential Launceston via a newly-launched broadband venture, the Broadband eLab (B-eLab).

  • Verio Stock Soars on FBI Rumors

    Shares in Verio Inc. rallied on the Nasdaq on Thursday, after a U.S. government committee postponed a meeting.

  • Sun-Microsoft Trial Date Hearing is Pushed Back

    SAN FRANCISCO (08/10/2000) - Sun Microsystems Inc. will have to wait a little longer to find out when its epic Java lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. will come to trial, after a case management conference that had been due to take place Friday afternoon was postponed until later this year, a Sun spokeswoman said.

  • The Speed of Money

    The road from paper to virtual money has been blocked at every turn by cultural and technological barriers. But a new spirit of both cooperation and competition between fast young start-ups and traditional financial institutions is beginning to push some of these barriers aside.

  • Com Tech educates future tech heads

    With the IT skills shortage running on the edge of desperation, Com Tech is giving away eight IT scholarships to year 12 students in ACT worth a total of $88,000.

    The scholarships focus on the highly sought after MCP and A+ certification and are run in conjunction with the ACT Education as part of Com Tech's NetWORK program.

  • Oracle Delivers Tech Goody Basket for E-Travel

    Leveraging the technical muscle of corporate parent Oracle, E-Travel has released a slate of new and modified products that add travel management into larger corporate structures.

  • Informix's Latest Revamp All About Simplicity

    SAN FRANCISCO (08/10/2000) - This time, troubled U.S. database and tools vendor Informix Corp. has got its turnaround strategy right, according to a senior company executive. The contraction of Informix's operations into two units instead of five, along with around 500 job cuts announced Thursday, could be just what it takes to finally refocus the vendor and ensure its future profitability, he believes.

  • E-Retailers fixing IT for Christmas

    Christmas shoppers buying gifts from Eddie Bauer's Web site in the US last year may have felt high-tech. But behind the scenes, employees were hand-keying those orders into the company's back-end system.

  • Aimster File-Sharing Program Runs on AOL's AIM

    BOSTON (08/10/2000) - A group of programmers with a file-sharing application for America Online Inc.'s popular Instant Messenger program (AIM) may raise the stakes in the battle over interoperability between AOL and other instant messaging companies.

  • Companies Seek Tools to Ferret Out Scattered Data

    As companies add bigger hard drives and place servers for different departments in different locations, information technology managers are looking for ways to make the content that hardware contains searchable and easy to display on user desktops.

  • Bluefly.com Might Be in Tailspin

    Online retailer Bluefly.com posted substantial revenue increases but has announced that it is low on cash and might look for buyers.

  • Building Entertainment Infrastructures

    Combining hosted network services, targeted ad serving, and content services, New York-based EMT is setting its sights on creating branded networks for a hefty vertical market: the professional sports and entertainment arenas.

  • Asian Governments Try to Find Role on Internet

    Governments around the world are grappling with the steep challenges and enticing opportunities posed by the Internet. The Net's prospects include a new platform for commerce, a flood of information newly accessible to the public and a shift in the economic order from old to new industries.

  • German Industry Fights TV Tax on PCs

    BERLIN (08/09/2000) - German businesses are weighing in against a proposal to slap a tax on multimedia-capable PCs. The Union of German Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie eV, or BDI), an umbrella group for industry associations, said Tuesday that broadcast fees would be "counterproductive."

  • AMD Offers Sledgehammer Specs

    Advanced Micro Devices's first 64-bit processor, code-named Sledgehammer, inches closer to reality Thursday when the company releases the chip's instruction set manual to software developers.

  • Large-Scale Builders Save By Outsourcing

    Trying to get your electrician to connect with your carpenters during a kitchen remodeling project is a tough enough job. Imagine what it's like getting together dozens of subcontractors while building an urban light-rail system or an office high-rise.

  • Alta positions itself for the future

    Local Internet business, Alta, has been swallowed up by US based ASP Interpath and is in the process of morphing itself into a national branch of a global conglomerate. According to Alta CEO George Caravias, being bought into the Interpath parent fold will give Alta the leverage to expand its current offering within Australia.

  • SuSE to Demonstrate Linux on Mainframe, PPC and WAP at LinuxWorld Expo

    SuSE to Demonstrate Linux on Mainframe, PPC and WAP at LinuxWorld Expo.

  • Bank Finds ASP Service Comes at a Price

    "Interesting" is ASB Bank IT boss Garry Fissenden's word for the rate at which ASP (application service provider) Esolutions intends charging for providing Microsoft's Office on a monthly rental basis.

  • Improved Product Mix Helps Dell to Strong Q2

    Dell Computer Corp. Thursday announced strong second-quarter results for fiscal 2001, citing the company's enhanced range of product offerings and good deals on components as key contributory factors to its success.