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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Microsoft, others eye Yahoo

PRIVATE-EQUITY firm Silver Lake Partners is working with one of its investors, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Microsoft to put together a proposal to buy Yahoo, people familiar with the matter said.
Under the proposal being discussed, Microsoft would put up several billion dollars of funding, with additional financing being arranged by banks, the people said...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Madden clears air on PCEHR standards

Health department chief information officer Paul Madden says draft specifications will be "guaranteed not to change" - except in the case of system errors - during the first two years of operation of the $500 million personally controlled e-health record system...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Hotel group Mantra goes virtual

HOTEL group Mantra has joined ranks with construction services company John Holland and betting agency Tabcorp in deploying technology to alleviate data centre bottlenecks.
Mantra Group's old IT systems couldn't keep up with the business's rapid growth, which had quadrupled over the years...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Angry Birds seek global dominance

IT IS so popular that David Cameron, Dick Cheney, the former US Vice-President, and the author Sir Salman Rushdie have admitted to being addicted.
Now the makers of Angry Birds, the mobile phone application in which suicide-bombing creatures are launched at egg-stealing pigs, want it to become more than just a game...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
US queries great firewall of China

THE US government has formally asked China to turn over details of its policies for censoring websites.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in a statement that the request is being pursued under World Trade Organisation rules governing how member countries deal with trade issues...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Angry Birds aim for world domination

THE makers of Angry Birds, the mobile device application in which suicide-bombing creatures are launched at green egg-stealing pigs, want it to be become much more than just a game.
Rovio, the Finnish company behind the title, said it would try to turn Angry Birds' worldwide popularity into an entertainment franchise that is as all-conquering as Mickey Mouse or Super Mario...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Tasmania's Acrodata expands

STEVE Ktori has won the role of manager of scanning services at Acrodata.
Before joining the Hobart-based information management firm he was director of solutions at Scobie Archive.

Acrodata provides records and information management solutions to business, including digital conversion and software as a service (SaaS) applications...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Google music store coming soon

GOOGLE is close to launching its music store and cloud-based storage service, after a previous attempt to get major record labels on board failed, a senior Google executive said.
"I think we're close," Android boss Andy Rubin said at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
GPs should be paid for e-health: RACGP

THE Royal Australian College of General Practitioners wants GPs to be reimbursed for the work of creating and maintaining personal e-health records.
RACGP chair Claire Jackson has called for new payments under the Medical Benefits Schedule in recognition of the extra workload GPs "will undertake in consultations (including updating) the patientís shared health summary" and other elements of the Gillard governmentís $500 million personally controlled e-health record system...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Broadband co in Vic expansion

AUSTRALIAN cable infrastructure producer C-COR Broadband has opened a state-of-the-art production facility in Mulgrave, Victoria, and taken on several new staff to facilitate its rapid expansion.
The company has invested more than $500,000 in the facility to produce components for Telstra and clients in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, New Zealand and Guam...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 20 October 2011
Apple employees celebrate Jobs

APPLE'S famous penchant for secrecy remained intact as the company's retail stores were curtained and employees were close-lipped about a private memorial service to celebrate the life of company co-founder Steve Jobs.
The service, announced to Apple employees in an email by CEO Tim Cook, took place Wednesday morning at company headquarters in Cupertino...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 19 October 2011
Apple staff in tribute to Jobs

APPLE is holding a private memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of company co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs.
The service, announced to Apple employees in an email by CEO Tim Cook, is scheduled for 10am Wednesday (5am Thursday AEDT) at company headquarters in Cupertino...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 19 October 2011
News Ltd elaborates on paywall

News Ltd elaborates on paywall

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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 19 October 2011
Apple $US6.6bn profit falls short

APPLE'S fourth-quarter earnings rose 54 per cent on continued strong sales of the iPhone and iPad.
However, the company's shares fell 5 per cent in recent after-hours trading to $US401.34, as results missed analysts' expectations...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 18 October 2011
Telstra warns off Coalition

TELSTRA has indicated it would expect a multi-billion-dollar payment to break up its fixed-line monopoly under a Coalition government, after shareholders yesterday approved the $11 billion deal to participate in Labor's high-speed National Broadband Network...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 18 October 2011
Telstra to hold 28c dividend

TELSTRA chair Catherine Livingstone says the telco giant intends to pay a fully franked 28 cents per share dividend in both 2011-12 and 2012-13.
"I can confirm that it is the board's intention to maintain a 28 cent fully franked dividend for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013," Ms Livingstone said in prepared remarks to shareholders at Telstra's annual general meeting in Sydney today...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 18 October 2011
NBN Co rolls out expansion plan

NBN Co plans to begin construction in 28 locations nationwide, under a newly released 12-month plan for the high-speed broadband network.
The plan comes as Telstra Corporation began their annual general meeting in Sydney, where chairman Catherine Livingstone said the telco would maintain a fully franked 28 cents per share dividend in both 2011-12 and 2012-13...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 18 October 2011
Telstra meets ahead of NBN vote

TELSTRA Corporation have begun their annual general meeting ahead of a crucial vote which will decide its future in the government's NBN scheme.
Shareholders attending the meeting in Sydney are set to say yes to the telco giant's $11 billion deal with the federal government on the national broadband network (NBN)...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 18 October 2011
IBM profits up 7pc

IBM reported a 7 per cent increase in third-quarter earnings and again raised its 2011 outlook, helped by investments in emerging markets, but said the stronger dollar chipped away at its backlog and revenue.
The Armonk, New York, company has benefited from its push toward higher-margin, complex businesses, such as business analytics, and away from crowded fields where companies can only compete on price...
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Category: News, Author: Ronan, Added: 18 October 2011
iPhone 4S sales top 4 million

APPLE said today that it sold more than four million iPhone 4S devices in the first weekend that the smartphone was on sale.
In addition, the company said that more than 25 million devices are now running iOS 5, the latest version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad...
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