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  • Security Worries Delay NZ Net Lotto

    Internet sales of lottery tickets and other online games in New Zealand are still "many months away" because issues such as system integrity and security still have to be worked out, the Lotteries Commission says.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Big Names Plan to Pre-Install Sun's StarOffice

    Sun Microsystems Inc. released word yesterday that a number of personal computer companies will pre-install the latest version of Sun's open-source office suite software into the PC vendors' machines.

  • File-Sharing Coders Take AIM at AOL

    BOSTON (08/10/2000) - The death knell was ringing for Napster Inc. in a San Francisco courtroom 15 days ago, or so thought about a dozen tired programmers huddled over their computers in upstate New York, hoping to code salvation for Napster's 20 million users.

  • AOL Shuts Down Its MP3 Search Engine

    BOSTON (08/10/2000) - America Online Inc. shut down the MP3 file search engine on its Nullsoft Winamp music player site that enabled its users to search the Internet for music Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Support.com Upgrades Online Tech Support Tools

    Support.com Inc. will launch on Monday a new version of its Web-based technical support system, which is used by Cisco Systems Inc., J. C. Penney Co., General Electric Co. and other large companies to provide personalized, automated help desk support to their employees.

  • Judge Stops Virginia Net Content Law

    BOSTON (08/10/2000) - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of a Virginia law that seeks to impose restrictions on Internet content deemed "harmful" to minors.

  • 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.

  • Bankers Group Tries to Increase Use of Web Seal

    In the wake of a government warning issued last month about fake bank Web sites conning consumers out of private information, the American Bankers Association (ABA) Wednesday launched a campaign to increase awareness of a seal of approval that it says can be used to verify which online banks are real and which are fake.

  • 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.

  • Federal Judge Overturns Net Porn Law

    A federal judge has ruled that a Virginia law aimed at blocking children's online access to adult material violates First Amendment free-speech protections and the constitutional interstate commerce clause. The opinion by U.S. District Judge James H. Michael Jr. marks the latest in a string of defeats for activists trying to apply historical standards for adult material to the Internet.

  • 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.

  • Bankers Group to Increase Use of Web Site Seal

    In the wake of a government warning issued last month about fake bank Web sites conning consumers out of private information, the American Bankers Association (ABA) yesterday launched a campaign to increase awareness of a seal of approval that it says can be used to verify which online banks are real and which are fake.

  • The Funk inTechnology

    Gearing up for Australia's potential broadband explosion, US RADIUS developer Funk Software has set its sights on the Australian market signing up inTechnology as its operations base down under.

    inTechnology, a self-contained company derived from Logical Communications, has been contracted as a local office in both Australia and New Zealand, under the trading name of Funk Software Australia.

  • 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.

  • Qantas lands on dotted Telstra line

    An unlikely addition was made to Australia's e-commerce industry today, with airline giant Qantas announcing a comprehensive online strategy.

  • Web Advertisers Make Promises on Privacy

    Some e-commerce companies may soon have to change their online privacy policies and practices as a result of a recent agreement between large network advertisers and the Clinton administration regarding online data collection.