Stories by Byron Kaye

B2C bloc blasts B2B blather

The fashionable IT industry mantra that business-to-business is the future of e-commerce is quite simply false, says business-to-consumer tech support exec David Hsieh.

Tyler hits the roof on bad publicity

In an attempt to "set the record straight", troubled Solution 6 CEO Chris Tyler has at long last publicly confronted a few achievements not previously included on his CV.

Has Little Johnnie Howard lost IT?

Yesterday's federal Budget overlooks the growth of Australia's IT industry and relies too heavily on next year's third-generation spectrum auction, industry executives and analysts have complained.

A real dotcom is born

Just when the Australian Federal government thought it had internet regulation in the bag, technology has arrived that could open a whole new can of online legal worms.

Website conviction list an 'obsession'

A Western Australian website that sells lists of criminals over the net encourages a national "obsession" with "criminalising", argues Privacy Foundation chairman Tim Dixon.

Web users still falling for ASIC joke

Web users are more susceptible to internet-based investment scams than those conducted face to face, proposes the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's director of communication, Michael Dunn.

Microsoft won't be fractured easily

The US Department of Justice has announced its proposal to restructure the Microsoft empire, but local MD Paul Houghton believes the software giant will retain its solidarity.

Sex law precludes QLD net input

Proposed changes to Queensland's minimum age of sexual consent, "dating back to the early nineties", are limiting the state's participation in the formation of national internet laws.

Jesus hoax uncovered

IT heavyweights AOL (America Online) and IBM last week confirmed a quick-spreading virus warning supposedly issued by the companies is phony.

Oz law not bothered by hot mail

Microsoft internet venture Ninemsn is allowed by law to distribute advertisements for illegal operations, such as phoney tertiary qualifications vendors, via its email service Hotmail.

Gartner welcomes dotcom demise

Stock crash survivors Solution 6 and Melbourne IT have shrugged off Gartner analyst Bruce McCabe's comments that their share prices, now slashed, were well overpriced.

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