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It's on: Telstra strikes to go ahead

It's on: Telstra strikes to go ahead

Unionised Telstra workers are officially ready to strike for better pay, with voting results released this afternoon and last week showing the majority of workers recently polled were in favour of industrial action.

December 8, 2008 by

Kogan Agora and Agora Pro

Kogan Agora and Agora Pro

The much-hyped Google Android phone operating system will hit Australia on 29 January 2009, in the form of the Kogan Agora and Agora Pro. At first glance, this looks to be one of the most exciting products of the year.

December 8, 2008 by

Want a subsidized Acer netbook for $99?

Want a subsidized Acer netbook for $99?

I am pretty pleased with my MSI Wind netbook and use it as my main Windows machine at home and on the road. I found it for US$400, after Live Search Cashback credit, and thought it was a great deal. Engadget is reporting that you soon may be able to pick up a $99 netbook that is subsidized by AT&T and comes with wireless broadband. Without the agreement, the Acer Aspire One will cost you US$499.99, which is actually quite high for a 8.9 inch netbook.

December 8, 2008 by

Native Client: Google's (other) plugin play

Native Client: Google's (other) plugin play

Yesterday Google announced an early developer release of Native Client, a plugin for web browsers that lets you essentially run native code like C or C++ in the browser. In theory it could be extended to other languages.

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With or without McColo, spam volume increasing again

With or without McColo, spam volume increasing again

It was only a matter of time for spam volume to sky rocket again, despite McColo's shutdown in November. Two weeks after the cybercrime-friendly ISP got disconnected from the Internet, spam volumes are increasing once again with the main botnets using it as a command and control location regaining their strength by migrating to new hosting locations.

December 8, 2008 by

NetSuite rises in land of the sun

NetSuite rises in land of the sun

On-demand ERP vendor NetSuite continued its march round the Pacific Rim with its launch in Japan today, signaling a determination to expand international sales as a proportion of its overall business.

December 8, 2008 by

Walmart iPhone deal could be big for Apple

Walmart iPhone deal could be big for Apple

If Walmart does sell a $99 iPhone Apple will find itself with a sales channel that equals its retail presence in short order.In a research note, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster ponders reports that Walmart will sell a $99 iPhone--most likely a 4GB version.

December 8, 2008 by

Rumor: iTunes music to go DRM-free today

Rumor: iTunes music to go DRM-free today

A report originally published by French technology site ElectronLibre says that Apple will spark new interest in its music store by removing DRM from tracks published by Sony, Universal and Warner on December 9th – which is today.

December 8, 2008 by

Sony: What went wrong (and is still going wrong)

Sony: What went wrong (and is still going wrong)

Sony on Tuesday outlined its restructuring plans amid a downturn in consumer electronics, bloated inventory and weak demand for its products. The larger question is whether Sony will ever get its unwieldy management structure right.

December 8, 2008 by

Will Virgin Killer be a Wikipedia killer?

Will Virgin Killer be a Wikipedia killer?

The recent debacle over the Virgin Killer entry on Wikipedia has, unfortunately, lent further evidence to the site's detractors that Wikipedia is a repository for smut and unreferenced information, and otherwise has no educational value. The short answer to my question, though, "Will Virgin Killer be a Wikipedia killer?

December 8, 2008 by

34% of employed email users check their email on vacations

34% of employed email users check their email on vacations

34% of employed email users say they will at least occasionally check their email on vacations; 11% say they do so often, 14% say they sometimes check in and 9% rarely log in to their email while taking a vacation day. 18% of employed email users report some level of on-the-go emailing for work, and [...]

December 8, 2008 by

34% of employed email users check their email on vacations

34% of employed email users check their email on vacations

34% of employed email users say they will at least occasionally check their email on vacations; 11% say they do so often, 14% say they sometimes check in and 9% rarely log in to their email while taking a vacation day. 18% of employed email users report some level of on-the-go emailing for work, and [...]

December 8, 2008 by

Top real estate sites in Spain in September 2008

Top real estate sites in Spain in September 2008

PropertyAudience, 000Pagesper VisitorTotal Internet Audience17,1482,105Real Estate3,03268Fotocasa.es99460Grupo Facilisimo.com97016Idealista80476Trovit Spain Homes3965PORTAE.COM31812ENALQUILER.COM31625HABITAT24.COM2783Globaliza25613SACACASA.COM24811TUCASA.COM23721Nestoria2356Yaencontre21517INMOBILIARIA.COM1297PROPERAZZI.COM10111IVIVE.COM10113Source: comScore

December 8, 2008 by

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