Stories by Byron Kaye

Loan bank casts extra net

A new extranet at Adelaide Bank has the potential to increase its monthly loan approvals from $40 million to $300 million.

Why Telstra can't be a free ISP yet

Telstra yesterday denied reports it would offer free ISP, but industry analyst Paul Budde says free Net access might be a viable option for the ISP.

Telstra denies its in free-fall

Telstra has denied "speculation and rumours" it is considering offering free Internet access, but local free ISPs say they would welcome the initiative.

Win2K: The foundation of Microsoft's future

With the launch of Windows 2000 today, local Microsoft marketing director Peter Cray says the future of the company depends on this release. "It's the most important release we've ever done in terms of long-term strategy. It will be the foundation fo...

Fed govt has no online crime protection

The Australian government has no federal laws to prevent cyber-crimes such as last week's denial of service raids against several Internet businesses, according to national advisory committee. The FBI is currently investigating the raids which target...

eBusiness for free? Net startup Peakhour launches

Startup company Peakhour has launched with an offer to small to medium enterprises of limited free services for a year in an attempt to capture market share in the fledgling local application service provider (ASP) market.

Hitachi forecasts massive profit jump

Japanese electrics and electronics company Hitachi believes it will have tripled its current global profits by 2002. At the launch of Hitachi's DVD, Plasma screen and HDTV home theatre products, the company's local managing director, Jiro Katsura, sa...

Lucky they can a-Ford it

Australia's taxation system may stand in the way of a massive employee PC scheme that Ford plans to introduce here.

ABC needs a little help from its friends

The proposed online news content deal between the ABC and Telstra has sparked outrage from the national broadcaster's supporters. The ABC, which currently has 10 other Internet news content deals, including arrangements with AOL, Yahoo!, Excite and n...

HMV in tune with the mainstream

Unreliable overseas fulfilment and unfriendly Websites will prevent and Chaos Music from joining the mainstream online music market, says HMV's managing director, John Hazell.

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