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  • MSN revamps NZ web offering

    MSN has relaunched its local web offering, including a beta of a user-generated video service, called Soapbox.

  • Web threatens traditional news organisations

    The internet is a threat to traditional news organisations, which no longer have the advantage of being the first to report breaking news online, according to a Harvard University study (pdf) released last week.

  • CipherTrust upgrades IM security

    Security company CipherTrust recently announced an upgrade to its appliance designed to secure and manage corporate use of instant messaging with features that add tighter control and better threat protection to this popular communication channel.

  • Microsoft to hire 7,000 people, looks to sell 'Slate'

    Microsoft says it plans to hire as many as 7,000 people in its current fiscal year and increase spending on research and development. The software maker also says it is talking to potential buyers for Slate, its online magazine.

  • Hotmail tries to block spam

    Microsoft has announced it has upgraded its Hotmail service. Users of the free web-based email service will see a "cleaner and simpler user interface" which includes new tools for dealing with spam.