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Optus talking to NBN Co, but who's courting whom?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Net news sites have been running hot today regurgitating a Financial Review report that Optus is in advanced stages of negotiations with NBN Co to scrap its HFC network, transfer its half million or so customers onto the NBN and contribute network assets to NBN Co in a deal similar to the $11b deal now being negotiated between Telstra and the Government. (IT news)

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Telstra's Sensis to offer Google-beating Aussie NearMapsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra subsidiary Sensis has struck a deal with Perth based Ipernica (ASX: IPR) under which it will use Ipernica's NearMap aerial imagery to improve its B2B mapping and navigation products. (IT news)

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Microsoft's new spin: Android isn't freeview story

http://www.itwire.com – With patent lawsuits flying this way and that across the tech landscape, Microsoft has given the clearest hint yet that while it will litigate to protect patents in Google's Android operating system that it claims it owns, it is hesitant to take on Google. (IT news)

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HD 3D PS3 exclusive Prince of Persia Trilogyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Ubisoft is bundling up some Prince of Persia fun with a reworking of a trilogy of POP games done in High Definition and 3D enabled for the PlayStation 3. (IT news)

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BigPond TV gets a quality boostview story

http://www.itwire.com – Streamed content on Telstra's Big Pond TV service will get a quality boost following the implementation of streaming technology from US company Widevine Technologies. (IT news)

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Pronto Software pips NetSuite, Epicor in ERP contract with SYPAQview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian ERP developer Pronto Software, an Australian developer has beaten Epicor and NetSuite to ink a deal with federal government specialist consulting firm, SYPAQ. (IT news)

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Bullish forecasts vindicate Telstra's focus on M2M applicationsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra's recently announced focus on the machine to machine market for cellular services has received a ringing endorsement from global research firm, Infonetics, which is forecasting revenue from services to embedded modems in M2M applications to grow at 66 percent CAGR until at least 2014. (IT news)

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Rate the cost and quality of your broadband against the world's best, with Ooklaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Ookla, the company behind Speedtest.net and NetIndex.com, has launched two new indices on Net Index that show the relative costs of broadband services worldwide, on a per Mbps basis, and how close delivered bandwidth approaches promised bandwidth. (IT news)

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PCI Compliance does give protection against data breachesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Based on a sample of 200, Verizon Business determined that those organisations suffering some kind of data breach were 50% less likely to be PCI compliant. (IT news)

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Review - Kodak Pulse Digital Photo Frameview story

http://www.itwire.com – As well as showing off your favourite family or holiday snaps, Kodak’s Pulse digital photo frames can be a great way to show off company graphics and other images in the office. While not the cheapest frames on the market, Kodak’s Pulse offer plenty of flexibility. (IT news)

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Singapore Airlines to offer in-flight cellphone serviceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Singapore Airlines has announced plans to offer Internet access via WiFi on board its aircraft and, possibly, the ability for cellphone users to both make and receive voice calls. (IT news)

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Internode kicks off FetchTV trialview story

http://www.itwire.com – Internode has kicked off its FetchTV service, inviting customers who had expressed interest in its early adopter programme to sign up. (IT news)