Stories by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Cover story: X marks the spot

Two years ago it was tough to find someone who knew anything about XML other than how to spell it. Now XML - or Extensible Markup Language - is being hailed as the future of B2B e-commerce. Caitlin Fitzsimmons takes a look at what's changed

Web Mania Managing the Chaos

With literally hundreds of Web development tools on the market today, choosing technology can be a formidable challenge for Web developers and end users alike. Caitlin Fitzsimmons reports on how Web developers choose their tools and examines the opportunities for the traditional channel to sell into the Web space

Retailers join the THQ game

US-based games publisher THQ has opened a Melbourne sales office in a bid to ramp up its retail presence in Australia and New Zealand.

Bullant not stung by Government

The Federal Government has granted more than $3.7 million in a commercialisation loan to help Web development firm Bullant Technology go to market.

Yahoo! and MSN still on top

Australian and international Internet usage is following US patterns of the past two years, according to the latest figures from Nielsen//NetRatings.

HarvestRoad dons Red Hat

Perth-based Web software developer HarvestRoad has secured a strategic deal with Red Hat Linux which will see HarvestRoad software rolled out with Red Hat products across the Asia-Pacific region.

3d3.COM launches into Japan

Australian company 3d3.COM has signed a $1.2 million a year deal with Japanese distributor Xlsoft, which will see the company's Internet shop builder, Shop Factory, become the first international "shop in a box solution" distributed in Japan.

A FairMarket for new auction tool

A new player in online auctions has landed on the Australian marketplace, and it won't be selling a thing! Boston-based FairMarket last week launched its new Australian subsidiary with offices in North Sydney and a new hosting centre at the Optus facility in Rosebury.

Bullant wins Government grant

The Federal Government has granted more than $3.7 million in a commercialisation loan to help Web development firm Bullant Technology go to market.

FairMarket launches local operation

Boston-based FairMarket yesterday launched its new Australian subsidiary with offices in North Sydney and a new hosting centre at the Optus facility in Rosebery.

Melbourne IT goes through the roof

Melbourne IT's share price jumped 45 cents by mid afternoon yesterday, following news of the announcement that its domain name registration business, Internet Names WorldWide, has licensed the rights to provide Chinese character-based domain names.

No longer lost in Web translation

A new offering from Melbourne-based Web developer WSA Online will help Australian companies doing business with Asia in translating Web content into Asian languages.

Purchase Power steps through the Gateway

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Gateway will now appear on store shelves across the David Jones retail chain comes the revelation that the formerly direct-only hardware vendor has signed a second distribution deal with Purchase Power.

IBM to assist ISVs to become ASPs

Hot on the heels of Unisys's application service provider (ASP) announcement on Tuesday, IBM has announced its own ASP program for software developers.