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Telecom NZ outsources CPE supply to Brightstar for three more yearsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telecom New Zealand has signed a new three year supply chain agreement with Miami based Brightstar covering all mobile, broadband and fixed line products; just weeks after Brightstar's controversial relationship with Telstra came to an end. (IT news)

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Vodafone found to have breached the Privacy Actview story

http://www.itwire.com – Vodafone/VHA seems to have come off lightly from the Privacy Commissioner's investigation into the alleged leak of confidential customer information, but the Commissioner has not answered all the questions. (IT news)

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The PlayStation Phone to launch in Marchview story

http://www.itwire.com – No it is not the NGP (Next Generation Portable), nor the PSP 2, it actually isn’t even the PlayStation Phone, but it will be a phone from Sony, capable of running PlayStation games without having your fingers get in the way.  It is the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, and it will be available in March. (IT news)

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Minicomputer pioneer Ken Olsen passes awayview story

http://www.itwire.com – The founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) which led the way in bringing minicomputers to businesses all over the world, Ken Olsen, died last Sunday at the age of 84. DEC and its founder Olsen were on the forefront of the wave of what is often termed the second generation of computers, much smaller than the IBM mainframes which were only affordable for the very largest corporations. (IT news)

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Meanwhile, despite industry slump PlayStation has record yearview story

http://www.itwire.com – Wait a minute, how can this be?  The industry slumps yet all players say they had a great year.  Obviously you can do anything with numbers.  Sony reports strongest platform results for the Australian video-game industry. (IT news)

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Priest needed: Catholic iPhone App electronic confessions 'invalid'view story

http://www.itwire.com – The separation of Church and the state of the iPhone is in no way under consideration with today’s news showing a new religious union, hitherto unknown, between God, man and iMachine, although there's already a complaint the company has accepted. (IT news)

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Despite industry slump Xbox 360 has record yearview story

http://www.itwire.com – Putting a positive spin on sales numbers released today, Microsoft has branded 2010 as its best year ever for Xbox in Australia.  The Kinect helped. (IT news)

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Game industry drops 16% during 2010view story

http://www.itwire.com – Figures released today back-up some of the glum statements from those associated with the Australian games industry through 2010.  During the year there was a continued shift of sales dynamics in the sector as well as contraction in the Australian games development field. (IT news)

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HTC invests in mobile gaming and multimedia companiesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Taiwan-based mobile device makerHTC has announced its second investment into mobile multimedia technology in as many days, injecting $US40m for an unspecified share of OnLive, a pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, just a day after announcing a strategic investment in London-based Saffron Digital. (IT news)

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Asia, Africa to take lead in mobile advertisingview story

http://www.itwire.com – Leadership in mobile advertising is likely to shift away from Europe and North America to Asia and Africa. (IT news)

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Linus Torvalds: looking back, looking forwardview story

http://www.itwire.com – Most years, Linus Torvalds comes to Australia. He apparently likes the place, so the creator of the Linux kernel makes his way to the Australian national Linux conference in January. (IT news)

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CSC core to $55.7m Defence eHealth projectview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Department of Defence this morning unveiled plans to build a $55.7 million electronic health system to maintain records about armed forces personnel, commissioning IT services companies CSC and Oakton to assist it with the work. (IT news)