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ANZ, MultEmedia get strategic on Web siteANZ will take a 15 per cent equity stake in Internet technology developer as part of a strategic alliance. The bank said it would also have the option to expand its stake during the three-year term of the alliance, which would involve hosting ANZ's small business Web service ANZ BizSite. ANZ said it would have exclusive access to MultEmedia's technology in the Australian financial services sector. The site will customers build their own Web site with a step-by-step scores half a million online The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has reached half a million customers through the Web. The bank said the value of online transactions had also increased - rising from $152 million in August last year to more than $600 million in April 2000. Customers trading Commonwealth securities on-line increased by 150 per cent from June 1999 to May 2000. signs services pact with GuangtongSydney-based Sinotel has signed a joint venture with Guangtong Company, which will focus on marketing IT services in Australia. Sinotel is an Internet and telecommunications investment company that is 77 per cent owned by Minerals Corporation, an industrial minerals company comprising exploration, mining, processing and marketing industrial minerals, food industry minerals and concentrates. It will own a 30 per cent stake in the joint venture in return for an investment of $15 million. Sinotel aims to provide IT services inbound and outbound from major Chinese cities, particularly in data and voice traffic. Police take mobile data on patrolThe NSW Police force placed an order in early this month for an Australian-developed mobile computer system. The mobile computer systems, to be supplied by the systems integration firm, MITS Limited, will be fitted to more than 750 NSW police cars. MITS' Maverick 2000 mobile data terminals, which include a global positioning system capability, have a colour touchscreen between the two front seat occupants of a vehicle. Maverick 2000 units are fitted with four serial ports, one parallel port and two USB ports

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