Santa’s helpers answer calls on Christmas Eve 2011view story

http://www.itwire.com – Employees and volunteers at NORAD will be manning the phones on Christmas Eve 2011 as people all over the world rely on these people to tell them “Where is Santa Claus?” (IT news)

A theory on the Christchurch earthquakesview story

http://www.itwire.com – The spate of earthquakes that have inflicted major damage upon Christchurch in New Zealand display a very worrying trend.  Is the nearby volcano about to erupt? (IT news)

CERN finds a boson, but not the Higgs bosonview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Swiss particle physics organization European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced on Thursday, December 22, 2011, that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has discovered a boson called Chi-b(3P). (IT news)

The Commonest Promotion Activity for Online Software Vendors in Christmasview story

http://blog.card-data-recovery.com – the article collects the commonest promotion strategy for online software shop in Christmas and puts forward tips and warnings for customers while doing online shopping in this happy holiday. (IT news)

New online Doctor Who game is free to playview story

http://www.itwire.com – The BBC has launched a public preview of a new online Doctor Who game. (IT news)

Optus squeezes in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 just before Christmasview story

http://www.itwire.com – It's probably too late for most people's Christmas shopping, but Optus started selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab today. (IT news)

Google invests in more renewable energy production capacityview story

http://www.networkworld.com – Google has paid US$94 million for a stake in four photovoltaic power generation projects around Sacramento, California, bringing its total investment in renewable energy generation this year to $880 million, it announced Tuesday. (IT news)

ACMA says Channel Seven did not breach privacyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Channel Seven sourced images of a grieving family from Facebook as part of a report into the sentencing of a convicted murderer.  A complaint regarding the use of these images was dismissed by the ACMA. (IT news)

Clarius profit tanks as economy softensview story

http://www.itwire.com – Listed recruitment firm Clarius Group has issued a warning to the Australian Stock Exchange that its net profit after tax for the six months to the end of 2011 will fall in the range $1.2-1.4 million, well down on the previous comparable period profit of $2.4 million. The sharemarket didn’t like the news one iota. (IT news)

Samsung heads Apple in ANZ mobile phone marketview story

http://www.itwire.com – Samsung has now overtaken Apple in the Australian and New Zealand mobile phone market, growing its business for a third consecutive quarter, despite an overall dip of 17 percent in the market shipments of smartphones and feature phones. (IT news)

NewSat asks shareholders for $26m to fund Jabiru-1 satelliteview story

http://www.itwire.com – Satellite service provider NewSat (ASX: NWT) is seeking $26m from its shareholders to help fund the construction and launch of its Jabiru-1 satellite planned for launch in 2014. (IT news)

Finite grows its government businessview story

http://www.itwire.com – Specialist IT recruiter, Finite IT Recruitment Solutions, has stormed ahead with business growth over 2010-2011, particularly in the government sector, writing contracts across all if its business segments to the tune of $50.6 million and ensuring a third placed ranking in the recruitment sector this year, according to a labour hire report just released. (IT news)