Engaging users ‘vital’ for Facebook as Google pushes: reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – Facebook’s goal is to redefine the social media experience by creating an immersive platform that will be the centre of people’s digital lives, making it the dominant platform for rich communications, commercial content and advertising. (IT news)

Carpooling kids often go without booster seatsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Research performed by a University of Michigan professor and fellow colleagues found that parents often do not use booster seats on children when carpooling. Such a practice is very dangerous if a serious crash should occur while on the road. (IT news)

Slow growth ahead for telecom service providers: reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – The global telecoms industry rebounded in 2011, with service provider revenues and capex growing robustly compared to the same period in 2010, according to a new analyst report, but the industry is facing a significant slowdown over coming years. (IT news)

Changes at the top at CSGview story

http://www.itwire.com – There has been a boardroom shuffle at Australian-listed IT services company, CSG in the wake of Denis Mackenzie stepping down as managing director but remaining a major shareholder of the company and his intention to return to the business later this year in a part time executive role. (IT news)

Telcos warn of problems with NBN Co's access undertakingview story

http://www.itwire.com – The ACCC has released submissions received in response to the first round of its review of NBN Co's special access undertaking, and submitters are united in warning that it could result in NBN Co's Wholesale Broadband Agreement transcending legislation and the powers of the ACCC. (IT news)

Scanning QR codes can infect your smartphoneview story

http://www.itwire.com – Cybercriminals are using QR codes to infect mobile phone with malware in a rapidly growing mobile malware 'industry' (IT news)

Tony Abbott touts Coalition cyber safety pushview story

http://www.itwire.com – Coalition leader Tony Abbott has announced plans to set up an Online Safety Working Group  to develop the Coalition's online safety policy. (IT news)

Legonaut (Lego astronaut) rises high into the skyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Canadian teenagers Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad bought an inexpensive weather balloon. They connected it to a Styrofoam box with several cameras and a Lego astronaut. And, then they filled the balloon with helium for an 80,000-foot ascent into the sky. See the rest of their story below. (IT news)

Nokia’s Lumia models finally coming to Australia in Marchview story

http://www.itwire.com – Although they should have launched in Australia last year, Nokia’s Windows Phone 7.5-powered Lumias are finally coming in around 8 weeks time, although with that timeframe due to see the iPad 3 arrive, along with the later arrival of Galaxy S III’s and iPhone 5’s… does Nokia stand a chance down under? (IT news)

Russian cargo ship launched to space station 1/25/2012view story

http://www.itwire.com – The Russians launched its Progress spacecraft to the International Space Station on Wednesday January 25, 2012 (local time at the Kazakhstan launch site), with about 2.9 tons of supplies and equipment onboard for the ISS Expedition 30 crew. (IT news)

HDD Crunch May Have Far-reaching Effectsview story

http://www.networkworld.com – The global supply of hard disk drives may be slow to rebound, with a ripple effect that's threatening small businesses and PC makers. The shortage may also drive demand for SSDs. (IT news)

Audiobooks launches unlimited cloud audio books serviceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Audio books services provider, Audiobooks.com, has launched what it claims is the first unlimited cloud-based audio book service which allows users to take advantage of unlimited audio content via an Android or Apple mobile device. (IT news)