NASA may park a space station at far-side of Moonview story

http://www.itwire.com – The U.S. space agency NASA is considering the option of using a manned base located at Earth-Moon libration point 2, which is the point about 60,000 kilometers past the far-side of the Moon that is a balanced point between the gravitational fields of Earth and the Moon. (IT news)

Both Xbox 360 and PS3 claim number 1 in Australiaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Despite going through a mixed period of highs and lows on the development front, the Australian video-game industry is doing quite well, in fact so well that both Sony and Microsoft reckon they are on top of the game. (IT news)

Code in next Debian release valued at $A17 billionview story

http://www.itwire.com – If all the code in the upcoming release of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution were to be written today, it would cost $17 billion, according to an analysis by free and open source software consultant James Bromberger. (IT news)

Tablet take-up by Australians tipped to top 50 percent - UPDATEDview story

http://www.itwire.com – The latest forecast for the tablet market predicts there will be eleven million users of the devices in Australia by 2016. (IT news)

ACCC fixes prices for wholesale ADSL servicesview story

http://www.itwire.com – The ACCC has 'declared' the wholesale ADSL service, determining the price Telstra (and others) can charge wholesale customers for the service. (IT news)

Southeast Asian IT spending heading to $48 billion in 2012view story

http://www.itwire.com – Spending on hardware, IT services and packaged software in Southeast Asia is steadily climbing as the market gradually matures, with total spend across the region expected to hit US$48.1 billion by the end of this year. (IT news)

Making do with the storage you've already boughtview story

http://www.itwire.com – Concerned about the relatively high prices and short supply of hard disks? Hitachi Data Systems reckons it can reclaim between one-third and one half of your existing storage space. (IT news)

EC gives the nod to Google's acquisition of Motorolaview story

http://www.itwire.com – The European Commission has approved Google's planned $US12.5b acquisition of Motorola Mobility saying it would "not significantly modify the market situation in respect of operating systems and patents for [smartphones and tablets]." (IT news)

Data sovereignty: a cloud myth debunkedview story

http://www.itwire.com – Ovum has published a report that it says "debunks the common misconception that data sovereignty issues are a major barrier to the use of public cloud services." (IT news)

Cloud skills deliver 45% pay boostview story

http://www.itwire.com – ICT professionals with the right level of cloud computing experience are commanding salary premiums of 25-45 per cent compared to their cloud-free peers. (IT news)

iiNet: No 2 for ADSL, No 1 for stuff-upsview story

http://www.itwire.com – iiNet is now Australia's second largest internet service provider as far as ADSL connections go and a technically sound ISP, going by by my own experience. But when it comes to the other sides of its business, like support and sales, iiNet is no better than any other ISP - in fact, in my view it is much worse than many. (IT news)

Want to live as one world? You can in the far future!view story

http://www.itwire.com – Scientists are predicting in the far, far future, that all of the continents will join together, as they have in the distant past. In fact, Asia and the Americas are said, according to the latest model, to join together in about one hundred million years in a land mass being called Amasia. (IT news)