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  • Motorola Wins US$21M WLL Contract in Nigeria

    STOCKHOLM (07/04/2000) - Motorola Inc. announced Friday that it has won an expansion contract valued at US$21 million to broaden the reach of Intercellular Nigeria Ltd.'s fixed wireless local loop (WLL) networks in Nigeria.

  • Oracle President and COO Ray Lane Resigns

    Oracle Corp. announced late Friday that Ray Lane, its long-time president and chief operating officer, is resigning from the company. No reason was given for Lane's departure, and a replacement has not been named.

  • Egain Aims High

    Web companies should not rely on traditional approaches such as extending their front office software packages designed for telephone-based interactions to manage their customer service on the Internet, according to software vendor eGain Communications Corp.

  • Red Sheriff sets sights on Asia-Pacific

    Red Sheriff, currently providing its specialist range of internet reporting services in 10 countries, aims to expand its operations in Asia by opening new offices in Singapore and New Zealand.

  • Guest Column: Tribulations when loading Linux on a Compaq laptop

    I got rid of my Toshiba notebook computer awhile back because I wasn't giving formal presentations very often. That's all I ever used it for. Most conferences have islands of publicly available computers for reading and responding to e-mail at a show. I use my handy Palm V for most everything else I need, so I don't take a notebook to a show anymore unless I have to give a presentation. You see, I hate notebook computers. I resent having to lug a seven-pound machine across the country.

  • Micrografx Lays Off More than One-Third of Staff

    Business graphics software vendor Micrografx Inc. Monday announced that it has laid off 74 of its 187 employees, primarily in the U.S., as part of an ongoing global restructuring effort aimed at restoring profitability at the financially troubled company.

  • Japan-U.S. Telecom Talks Appear Near Climax

    TOKYO (07/04/2000) - After years of negotiations, talks between the U.S. and Japanese governments over the contentious issue of the charges levied by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. on other carriers appear to have entered the home stretch.

  • Ask Nettie: Focus Online

    Q. We've conducted a few face-to-face focus groups in the past, but we're thinking of trying to do some focus groups and marketing research online. We've tried to do some things ourselves, such as surveys in pop-up windows, with mixed results. What kind of information can you glean from online groups? Should we turn to regular research firms or are there specialists?

  • Is 3dfx's New 3D Board a GeForce Killer?

    Shattering records in 3D frame rates last year, the Voodoo3 2000 and 3000 AGP boards from 3dfx Interactive Inc. were at the top of their game.

  • MCI WorldCom Will Go It Alone

    Bernard J. Ebbers, who emerged from Mississippi to go on a decade-long acquisition spree to assemble a global telecom powerhouse, has, like Bill Gates, finally met his match in the Justice Department. And for the Internet Economy, that may be a good thing.

  • Study: Cash Problems for German Net Firms

    One in seven German Internet companies risks running out of money within the next 24 months, according to a new study by the research and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC.

  • Oracle's Second-In-Command Ray Lane Quits

    Oracle Corp. President and COO Ray Lane resigned on Friday, though he will retain his position on the company's board of directors.

  • Keppel T&T Bets on E-Business

    Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation Ltd. (Keppel T&T) has high expectations that its latest commercial activity, electronic business, will grow to become its third core business with an expected revenue contribution of S$250 million (US$144 million) by 2004.

  • Freenet.de Buys 45 percent Stake in 4Players

    German ISP (Internet service provider) Freenet.de AG, a subsidiary of MobilCom AG, has acquired a 45 percent stake in games portal provider 4Players GmbH.

  • Amadeus Teams Up With Lotus

    Trying to get into the business-to-business travel market before it's too late, Amadeus Global Travel Distribution SA recently said it's teaming up with IBM Corp.'s Lotus Development Corp. subsidiary to design corporate travel-management applications that will run on intranets or the public Internet.

  • Report: EU to Block Microsoft Control of Telewest

    BERLIN (07/04/2000) - The European Commission (EC) plans to prevent Microsoft Corp. from taking partial control of U.K. cable operator Telewest Communications PLC, according to a Wall Street Journal Europe report.

  • Netcomm moves to carrier service model

    Following the recent announcement of its plans to acquire DSL carrier VGI, NetComm has fast-tracked its plans to branch into the telecommunications services market.

  • Citibank Kills Net-Only Project

    John Reed has some advice for financial institutions grappling with the Internet. Speaking at a financial-services conference last week, the former Citigroup Inc. (C) CEO said banks could set up independent Internet subsidiaries that have some ties to the parent's brand and resources, as well as benefit from new-economy leadership and technology.

  • DJs to ramp up e-tailing suite

    David Jones has signed a $1 million agreement with startup e-integrator Cortex eBusiness to overhaul its online retail suite.

  • Report: DoCoMo, KPN to Buy Hutchison U.K. 3G Stake

    TOKYO (07/04/2000) - Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. is close to selling a stake in its U.K. third-generation (3G) cellular operator unit to Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. and Holland's KPN Mobile NV, the Financial Times reported.