Stories by Sarah Keegan

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What sports a red hat, a white beard and a mining tool? Just ask any Frenchman: The answer is a garden gnome. France has long had a love affair with gnomes, with an estimated 12 million plastic and terra-cotta varieties decorating lawns and flower-beds around the country. Today, the wacky little creatures are the subject of international controversy that's making its way onto the Web.

BigFatRadio killed the radio star

Some of Australia's biggest radio personalities are going online at BigFatRadio.com (BFR), the first in a series of interactive web/radio channels managed by InterActive Media Networks.

Itchy for online scratchie

Aimed at providing free entertainment via the internet, The Internet Amusements Group (TIAG) has launched an online scratch and win game.

Hema shows Thingstodo where to go

An alliance between AMI subsidiary, Thingstodo, and Hema Maps will see Hema's products available through an online store on the Thingstodo website.

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.

Ninemsn breaks Australian Web reach record

For the first time, according to the Media Metrix Audience Ratings Report for April, a non-US digital media property has achieved an audience "reach" of more than 70 per cent.

GST website to monitor consumer prices

With two weeks to go before new tax laws come into effect, an interactive website has been launched to educate the public on the ins and outs of the GST and new tax system.

GST: Hexed students can rest easy

The introduction of the GST on July 1 has prompted tertiary students to converge on Railway Square in Central Sydney last Monday and Tuesday, in a somewhat misplaced protest.

Ninemsn? Yeah I've heard of them

For the first time, according to the Media Metrix Audience Ratings Report for April, a non-US digital media property has achieved an audience "reach" of over 70 per cent.

Online Australians now par for the course

Internet usage by Australians continues to grow, although the rate has slowed during the past year, according to Red Sheriff's Internet 2000 Report, released this week.

Alliance brings Chaos to News

An exclusive 12-month entertainment alliance between ChaosMusic Australia and News.com.au will come into effect from June.

Big Four banks win big online

Australia's top banks are winning online customers, suggesting that speculation the growth of the internet is slowing may be unfounded, according to IMR Worldwide's latest internet audience traffic data for March.