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Broadband may suffer mandate problemsview story

http://www.itwire.com – New South Wales rural independent MP Rob Oakeshott rained on his own parade in delivering Government to Labor this afternoon, emphatically telling the Prime Minister that "no-one has a mandate" in the next Parliament. (IT news)

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Broadband defines Labor's 2010 election winview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian technology sector will get its fibre-to-the-home National Broadband Network after the two remaining undecided rural independent MPs threw their support behind Julia Gillard and the ALP to form the next Federal Government. (IT news)

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NBN wins (possibly short) reprieveview story

http://www.itwire.com – The National Broadband Network has won a reprieve with the confirmation of Julia Gillard as Australia’s Prime Minister. Given the minority status of her Government however, that reprieve may prove short lived. (IT news)

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Optus responds to NBN and Labor Gov’t winview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australia’s other several hundred pound telco gorilla, Optus, has issued a statement responding to the victory of Australia’s Labor party in winning government and commenting on regulation and the National Broadband Network. (IT news)

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Google plans open source Wave in a Boxview story

http://www.itwire.com – Google has announced plans to release a working and workable subset of its now defunct Google Wave project as the open source Wave in a Box. (IT news)

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Symantec refreshes backup and archive rangeview story

http://www.itwire.com – Symantec has beefed up its portfolio of data storage products with the NetBackup 5000 deduplication appliance, NetBackup Cloud Storage, and a new version of Enterprise Vault, including Enterprise Vault Discovery Accelerator. (IT news)

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iTunes 10's Automator issues indicate a deeper problemview story

http://www.itwire.com – The compatibility problems between iTunes 10 and existing Automator actions and AppleScripts for iTunes may be symptomatic of a deeper issue at Apple. (IT news)

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Sydney rail travellers get free WiFi - for three monthsview story

http://www.itwire.com – RailCorp - operator of the NSW rail network is offering train travellers at Circular Quay station in Sydney free Internet access via WiFi for a three month trial period. (IT news)

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Bank crashes force rethinkview story

http://www.itwire.com – Three of Australia’s four major banks – the ANZ, Commonwealth and Westpac have endured highly visible and lengthy systems failures in the last fortnight. Unless they further automate their data centres, and minimise human intervention, such outages are likely to continue and possibly worsen. (IT news)

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Duke Nukem Livesview story

http://www.itwire.com – 2K Games has ruined the longest running video game joke of all time by announcing the impending release of Duke Nukem Forever.  Yep!  Flying Pigs have been spotted. (IT news)

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Cisco networking gear to be used in 1000 Victorian schoolsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Wired and wireless networking equipment from Cisco will be used in up to 1000 state schools in Victoria. (IT news)

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On the NBN: Yes, I drank the Kool-Aidview story

http://www.itwire.com – To the many readers who printed out my last column just so they could set it on fire, I confess: In relation to the National Broadband Network, yes, I drank the Kool-Aid. (IT news)