Stories by Russell Brown

Telecom NZ gets djuice


Telecom will today announce an alliance to bring a "world-leading" mobile internet portal to New Zealand.

DoubleClick swallows Sabela

Competition in the local Web ad serving market appears set to sharply diminish with the purchase of the technology assets of Sabela Media by its US-owned competitor DoubleClick.

New Zealand DoS attacks flare up again

A spate of denial of service attacks struck New Zealand ISPs, including Telecom New Zealand Ltd's Xtra, The Internet Group Ltd.'s Ihug, Asia Online Ltd. and KC Computer Services Ltd. over the weekend.

New Zealand to force telcos to compete

Legislation aimed at fostering competition in New Zealand's telecommunications market will be introduced in March or April and come into force later this year.

Telecom NZ emulates Microsoft's DNS gaffe

Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Wednesday suffered the same fate as Microsoft Corp. did recently, losing its web presence and some customer services for much of the day because of problems with its DNS servers.

Gates Casts Doubt on WAP Future

WAP is splintered and should have followed Internet protocols more closely, but XML will cover a multitude of sins as the Internet extends to mobile phones, says Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.

Gates: .NET Not a Catch-Up Strategy

SYDNEY (09/12/2000) - In the latest era of the Internet, Microsoft Corp. is "sort of the Netscape and the Microsoft combined", the software giant's chairman Bill Gates told a media conference here Monday.

Trinity Trio Full of Beenz About E-Currency

The beenz electronic currency is to be introduced in New Zealand by a new company whose founders met last year finishing their business degrees at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.