Antonio di Pietro, Italy's infrastructure minister, announced the purchase of the island last Wednesday, appropriately enough, on his personal blog. The island is part of the 3-D virtual world created by the U.S. company Linden Research Inc. and recently discovered as a potentially valuable mirror for real-world political activity.
An Italian court has ruled that Intel Corp. is not entitled to claim trademark protection for the word "inside," freeing a small PC assembler -- and other companies -- to continue using it in its logo.
The Egyptian entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris is close to winning a bidding war for control of Italy's telecommunications operator Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA, a spokesman for ENEL SpA, Wind's parent company, confirmed Monday.
Italy and Iraq have signed an agreement to strengthen e-government cooperation as part of a project aimed at creating an intranet linking some 30 ministries and state institutions, Italy's Innovation and Technologies Ministry announced Friday.
Italy and the World Bank have agreed to invest US$12 million in a new information technology system for the Iraqi civil service, a spokesman for Italy's Innovation and Technologies Ministry said Tuesday.
The first major international conference of Italy's six-month presidency of the European Union will be devoted to e-government, an indication of the importance attached to information technology (IT) by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's Technological Innovation Minister Lucio Stanca said Tuesday in a press conference, according to various press reports.
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