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  • HR: Timing Is Everything in the War for IT Talent

    In order to attract top IT performers in today's tight labor market, companies need to extend offers to candidates within one day of an interview. Otherwise, the prospect will go elsewhere, warned human resources professionals.

  • Carnivore Review Confirms Extended Capabilities

    The U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday night released an edited version of an independent review of the FBI's Carnivore e-mail surveillance system, and the document confirmed the concerns of some privacy advocates that the controversial tool could be used to collect information about people who aren't the targets of criminal investigations.

  • Machines Will Be Main Web Users, Says Negroponte

    The next two years will see a significant shift from people being the primary users of the Internet to an increase in machines talking to machines. There will be "more Barbie dolls connected to the Internet than Americans in the near future," said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab.

  • The PlayStation 2 has landed!

    The first shipment of PlayStation 2 consoles touched down on Australia soil Wednesday on a Russian Antonov aircraft, but the highly anticipated consoles will not spend much time on retail shelves.

  • Quadtel buys into national IT channel

    Quadtel CEO David Ramsay has confirmed the ASX-listed broadband products and solutions distribution company is on the verge of completing the acquisition of a national IT distributor.

  • Some Online Grocers Give Thanks, Others Give Up

    Some online grocers are ringing up big sales as Thanksgiving approaches, while others are picking up the phone and calling liquidators to help them dispose of their assets in going-out-of-business sales.

  • ASI splashes out on ERP

    ASI Solutions has dipped into the piggy bank to spend $1.7 million on a back-end ERP system designed to Web enable its business.

  • Barriers Put Brakes on Global E-Sales

    A French court this week ordered Yahoo Inc. to prohibit the sale of Nazi artifacts - items such as daggers, uniforms and badges - from its auction site to users in France. While the court said Santa Clara, Calif.-based Yahoo will face daily fines if it fails to comply, the enforceability of that ruling and Yahoo's response to it are both in question.

  • U.S. tech stocks fall to new year lows on election, earns

    U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with tech stocks carving out new lows for the year, as Wall Street again was spooked by the raging battle for the White House and worries about dwindling high-technology profit growth.

  • JCP Elects an Executive Committee

    Sun Microsystems Inc. appears to be soliciting more input from its partners as the Java Community Process (JCP) 2.0, a conglomeration of companies that oversees and tracks Java's evolution, has elected a new executive committee.

  • China's wealthy find being rich is glorious

    New economy whizkids are jostling for space on millionaires row in China. Led by Edward Tian, chief executive of China Netcom, 14 Internet bosses have made their mark on the latest list of China's 50 richest entrepreneurs compiled by Forbes Magazine.

  • Entrust to Boost Asian Presence By Acquisition

    Entrust Technologies Inc., a public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions provider, is looking to acquire companies in this region next year with its US$15 million Southeast Asia war chest. A significant portion of this investment will be made in Singapore. Rick Spurr, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Entrust, said this last week when he announced that the company will be opening its Singapore office in January.

  • Microstrategy Chooses Sydney

    Pointing to Australia as the key entry-point into the Asia-Pacific market, Microstrategy Incorporated has opened regional headquarters in Sydney.

  • Indigenous name change for Aussie company

    Australian Palm applications developer, Palm Solutions has changed its name to yambay, ahead of a push into the international marketplace.

  • Microsoft, Hacker Secretive About Meeting

    Microsoft Corp. last week met with Dimitri, the Dutch hacker who recently mocked the software giant by hacking into one of its Web servers twice within one week.

  • KeyTrust locks up security alliance

    A Melbourne-based network security company has received a boost in the arm from US Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) vendor Entrust, and will also distribute its offerings in Australia.

  • Security Hole Found in Microsoft Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Corp.'s Web browser Internet Explorer has a security vulnerability that could let a malicious Web master take over a user's computer, a security expert said Monday.

  • Agile move as Avaya bumps Siltek

    Lucent's spin-off enterprise division Avaya signalled an attempt to rectify its struggling channel model last night importing New Zealand distributor Agile to service Avaya's SME market.

  • Rare Medium staff gets burnt

    Retrenched Australian staffers of e-commerce integration company Rare Medium are wondering what hit them.

  • Nortel Says Q4 Is On Track

    Nortel Networks Corp. on Monday said it is on track to make its previously stated growth projections. Nortel said in a statement it is "very confident" that earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2000 will be 26 US cents and sales will be between US$8.5 billion to $8.8 billion.