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  • SDSL, Wireless Combined

    SAN MATEO (09/08/2000) - Nokia Corp. has unveiled a network gateway that combines SDSL (Symmetrical DSL) and wireless LAN technology in one product. Targeted at small and midsize companies and remote professionals working in home offices, the Nokia MW1642 can be used as a bridge or a router depending on the network model used, Nokia officials said in a statement. It provides a high-speed, always-on network connection supporting data throughput of as much as 2.3Mbps, enabling users to send and receive data simultaneously. For the local network, both 10Base-T Ethernet and wireless LAN interfaces are supported. Pricing and shipment information were not available..

  • RealNetworks, Streambox Settle Copyright Case

    BOSTON (09/08/2000) - Streaming media software company RealNetworks Inc. ended one of the first tests of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Friday with an out-of-court settlement with Streambox Inc., a software rival it accused of copyright infringement.

  • Query-via-E-Mail Enabled

    Information Builders Inc. next month will announce products to extend enterprise data to a variety of portable devices, including the ability to query data via wireless systems.

  • Palm Creates Ventures Group to Spur Products

    SAN MATEO (09/08/2000) - Palm Inc. this week said that it will provide $50 million to a new venture organization that will invest in companies that support and enhance Palm's handheld technology. The organization, Palm Ventures, will invest in opportunities that accelerate the company's growth, Palm officials said in a statement. Companies that receive funds from the venture will be able to work with Palm on new technology initiatives. Palm Ventures will be aimed at helping licensees, OEM customers, developers, and other vendors that have registered to support the Palm OS platform. Palm did not indicate when it will begin to fund new initiatives that may support Palm OS or its handheld products..

  • Citrix Unveils VPN Offering

    SAN MATEO (09/08/2000) - Citrix Systems Inc. has announced the availability of a new VPN application. The VPN product, Citrix Extranet, provides security when deploying applications via the Internet, according to officials at the company. The offering is designed to provide authentication, access controls, and encryption. The suggested retail price is $119 per named user with the Citrix Subscription Advantage program. The product runs on Windows platforms and on Macintosh, Linux, and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris..

  • Creative Groups Slam Napster in Court Brief

    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), along with 19 other organizations representing creative artists, have asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling that would effectively shut down music file-sharing service Napster Inc.

  • Startup Offers Servers Protection from Hackers

    Security startup Qiave Technologies Corp. (pronounced Key-AH-vey) next week makes its debut with software designed to prevent hackers from tampering with user and account files even if they break into a server operating system.

  • Bull Exposes Confidential Customer Data

    French information technology giant Bull SA acknowledged Aug. 31 that an internal sales and marketing database loaded with customer contact names and network configurations was exposed on one of its data-processing servers.

  • Fujitsu Taps Speech Software for CRM

    FRAMINGHAM (09/08/2000) - Belgium-based Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV said its speech and language technology will be included in a line of customer relationship management (CRM) products from Fujitsu Ltd. that's due out next month. Tokyo-based Fujitsu has agreed to license Lernout & Hauspie's speech-recognition and text-to-speech products to speech-enable its BroadChannel Connector line of CRM products..

  • Leaders: Education Key to Bridging Digital Divide

    A group of world and business leaders who gathered last week to review the comprehensive effects of globalization pondered the digital divide between the technology haves and have-nots.

  • Conditions Expected for AOL-Time Warner Merger

    Under pressure from critics who say the America Online Inc. -Time Warner Inc. merger has huge implications for the evolution of broadband, federal regulators later this month will likely hand down "open access" safeguards for the deal.

  • SEC Charges 33 with Internet-Based Stock Fraud

    In its latest sweep against online fraud, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week said that it had charged 33 companies and individuals with Internet fraud in an ongoing effort to crack down against those who use the Internet to profit illegally from the stock market.

  • Wary Users Mull Abandoning NetWare

    As Novell Inc. this week announced that it would cut 16% of its staff, some users said concerns about the company's future and service are driving them to consider a move from NetWare to Windows or other platforms.

  • Boom time for computer services

    Australia's computer services industry is hitting its straps as services providers proliferate to meet a burgeoning demand. Len Rust examines the latest set of figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and checks out other recently-released research

  • Melbourne IT and Ericsson chase WAP

    Melbourne IT and Ericsson Australia have agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture company to develop mobile e-commerce applications for world markets, IBM wants to ring the Pacific with Linux centres, and the flood of Australian company reports keeps pouring out

  • Career opportunities abound in new economy

    Today's corporate leaders have no choice but to make quick decisions in a world where the pace and the complexity of change has become nearly overwhelming, blurring previously accepted boundaries of geography, time and language, of industries, enterprises and markets. Len Rust examines the repercussions of electronic commerce

  • Bos takes miner by scruff of neck

    Wayne Bos, former managing director of Sausage Software, has been appointed CEO of Mid-East Minerals with orders to change the company's name to Tomorrow and exploit business opportunities in the"new economy". Elsewhere around the traps Acer Australia's loss is a gain for the US, and some familiar names crop up in new places

  • Data#3 picks up handy outsourcing contract

    Queensland IT integrator Data#3 received a handy boost to its revenue stream last week when it clinched an outsourcing contract with Tower Life Australia. In other news Intellect picked up orders worth a cool $20 million in Europe, and Telstra took a swing at the ACCC

  • Cisco Adds IP Telephony to Catalyst 4000

    Cisco Systems Inc. this week announced the addition of IP telephony options on its Catalyst 4000 LAN switching platform.

  • MP3.com Shares Fall After Judge's Ruling

    Shares of MP3.com Inc. dipped more than 20 percent Thursday, one day after a U.S. federal judge ruled that the digital music site violated copyrights of Universal Music Group Inc.