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Subject: June2001 ECMgt.com: Better, Faster and Maybe Cheaper
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June 1, 2001 *4,200 subscribers* Volume 3, Issue 6
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  • Visa pushes online security software on merchants and banks
  • EarthLink Launches High-Speed Satellite Web Access
  • Prepping for the B2C resurgence
  • Wireless Web Services Boost DoCoMo Profit
  • European Mobile Payments - Can't Pay, Won't Pay
  • Trend Micro CEO Foresees New Software Business Model in China
  • The Internet Revolution in Banking Reaches the Foreign Exchange Market
  • Earthlink launches satellite Internet access
  • World's First Interactive Cable TV Service and Receiver to Feature DVR TV
  • Visa smart card technology almost ready for prime time
  • GE Supply Launches Ordering From the Palm of Your Hand
  • The Day the Rebates Died
  • AT&T broadband boosts cable Internet fees
  • RealNetworks unveils Napster-like service
  • Last Mile Threat to Wireless Operators Profits
  • Master Card Boosts Security
  • UK Employers View The Internet As A Valuable Recruitment Channel
  • ICANN completes negotiations for new Internet suffixes
  • Moving Into Sun's JavaSpace
  • Nokia Looks to Linux For Games
  • Mass Mailers Say U.S. Postal Service Is Inefficient
  • IBM Aims For The .Net

Visa pushes online security software on merchants and banks
Visa U.S.A. on plans to announce a new cardholder authentification application that IT managers at participating banks and online retailers can install to force customers to enter a password after each Internet purchase.

EarthLink Launches High-Speed Satellite Web Access
By launching its high-speed satellite internet access service, EarthLink propels itself into markets where cable and DSL access are unavailable.

World's First Interactive Cable TV Service and Receiver to Feature DVR TV
Cabo Portugal SA and Microsoft Corp. announced details for the commercial deployment of the world's first interactive cable TV service to include digital video recording functionality delivered via an advanced set-top receiver.

Prepping for the B2C resurgence
According to at least one expert, solutions providers better pay attention, since B2B systems will soon be ubiquitous and the market will dry up.

Wireless Web Services Boost DoCoMo Profit
NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan's largest wireless operator, reported a stronger-than-expected record US$3bil net profit for the past business year, powered by its fast-growing mobile Internet services.

European Mobile Payments - Can't Pay, Won't Pay
Despite retailers' enthusiasm for mobile payment, consumers don't want it, providers can't offer it, and technology can't support it

Trend Micro CEO Foresees New Software Business Model in China
Fortune Technology Roundtable / Broadband Internet access is about to change the software business model in China, especially in the security sector

The Internet Revolution in Banking Reaches the Foreign Exchange Market
The ongoing revolution in the foreign exchange (forex) market further confirms the pervasive effect of Internet technology on banking, according to IDC

Earthlink launches satellite Internet access
Earthlink Inc. has rolled out two-way high-speed Internet access via satellite to expand its broadband coverage to areas not served by cable and digital subscriber line.

Visa smart card technology almost ready for prime time
Visa U.S.A. said it has completed the development of hardware that retailers need to process smart card transactions.

GE Supply Launches Ordering From the Palm of Your Hand
Handheld, remote ordering of products from GE Supply, the electrical, voice and data products distribution business of GE, via its gesupply.com Web site, is now online

The Day the Rebates Died
Customers of bankrupt e-tailer CyberRebate.com are banding together to demand payment for rebates they were promised, but never received. But bankruptcy experts say it's unlikely the company will pay much back.

AT&T broadband boosts cable Internet fees
AT&T Broadband said it will raise its cable Internet access fees by $6 per month, effective June 1.

RealNetworks unveils Napster-like service
RealNetworks gave a first public look at the MusicNet subscription service his company is building, describing features that resemble Napster's file-swapping service.

Last Mile Threat to Wireless Operators Profits
At a time when mobile operators are planning new forms of wireless service, industry research indicates that as much as 10 percent of today's potential voice revenues are effectively leaking into thin air

Master Card Boosts Security
MasterCard International stepped up efforts to fight online fraud and protect online merchants from hackers.

UK Employers View The Internet As A Valuable Recruitment Channel
Employers of UK view the internet as a valuable recruitment channel

ICANN completes negotiations for new Internet suffixes
Internet addressing authorities last week cleared one of the last major hurdles standing in the way of two new global Internet domains - ".biz" and ".info."

Moving Into Sun's JavaSpace
Sun's JavaSpace concept is like 'a singles bar for clients and services,' and a startup hopes its new platform provides a perfect marriage.

Nokia Looks to Linux For Games
The Finnish electronics giant unveils a Website with the hopes that open-source developers will create games and other software for its new set-top boxes.

Mass Mailers Say U.S. Postal Service Is Inefficient
A coalition of mass mailers issued a blistering report on U.S. Postal Service productivity, criticizing the agency for driving up stamp prices with shoddy management practices.

IBM Aims For The .Net
IBM will take major steps to bolster its Web services offerings and provide a clear alternative to Microsoft's efforts in this arena.

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