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Home grown auction site goes live

Got some stuff to sell? Want to buy some more stuff? stuff.com.au launched today as the first 100% Aussie online auction house offering person-to-person trading.

Sirius, Hypertec call off merger

The merger of two Australian IT companies -- modem-maker Sirius Technologies and memory company Hypertec -- has been called off. According to the companies, they could not reach an agreement on commercial arrangements.

Gateway serves up PIII 550MHz PCs

Gateway has incorporated Intel's new 550MHz Pentium III processor into two of its desktop PC series aimed at multimedia and small business users.

NSW to get Y2K disclosure law

Legislation that is intended to encourage the disclosure of year 2000 information has been introduced into the NSW State Parliament this week.

New Net access plan offers 5 free hours

An ISP with points of presence throughout Australia has launched a new pricing plan which it believes is the first of its kind in Australia: five free hours per month and $1 for each hour thereafter.

Fax for free

US software company GFI has released a freeware version of its fax server software, FAXmaker. Available as a free download at the company's site, the version comes with a five-user licence.

Prayers at a price

Prayers may be free in the traditional world but for those time-strapped individuals looking to simplify their daily routine, the PrayerWheel may be the answer. From 10 US cents a day, a computer will say a prayer on your behalf.

A mouse made for gamers

If the joystick is not your game controller of preference, Logitech's new WingMan Gaming Mouse may be of interest. Specifically designed for gamers, the new mouse features a fast report rate and design enhancements for game play.

Fix-It Utilities 99

A new utilities package has hit the Australian software market, Fix-It Utilities 99. The $89.95 program covers the gamut of PC problems from file recovery to crash and antivirus protection.

Funnel Web upgrades, launches into Unix

A new upgrade of the Australian-made Web analysis tool Funnel Web has been released. The new version brings a 1000 per cent speed increase in DNS resolution and four new reports, claims its maker Active Concepts.

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