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Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilitiesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical. (IT news)

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Online ad spend up 23 percent in 12 monthsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Online advertising expenditure in Australia reached a record $571.75m in the three months to 30 September according to Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia's Online Advertising Expenditure Report (OAER). (IT news)

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Nintendo definitely seeing “Red” for Christmas down under!view story

http://www.itwire.com – The red Nintendo revolution has rocked up down under to satisfy Super Mario loving fans, unleashing the Red Wii bundle while also separately releasing the Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary edition with special bonus materials. (IT news)

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Aussie software in a billion mobilesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Software from Australia's Open Kernel Labs has been deployed in more than one billion mobile handsets. (IT news)

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More Mono apps for next Ubuntu release?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Much has been written about the fact that the next version of Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, will switch its interface from GNOME to Canonical's own Unity interface. (IT news)

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Deloitte develops crisis management smartphone appview story

http://www.itwire.com – Professional services firm Deloitte has developed a smartphone app which could revolutionise how organisations handle their workplace disasters and crises. (IT news)

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Telstra’s Next G: works better in more lifts?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Tech journos from Allure Media, which publishes titles such as Gizmodo and Lifehacker, got stuck in a lift, with iPhone 4’s connected to Telstra working normally,  a BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Optus fluctuating between 3G and GPRS and no signal from Vodfaone, with Next G the winner. (IT news)

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Australian banks struggle with social mediaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian banks may well grasp the importance of mobile banking, with most now offering smartphone apps (St George last week becoming the first local to unveil an Android app) but they are still in the sandpit when it comes to social networks. It’s ironic in a week when social networks have been flooded with negative sentiment about the banks’ perceived profit grab. (IT news)

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Etailer vs bricks-and-mortar bust-up spreadsview story

http://www.itwire.com – It seems like online-only retailers have declared open season on their more traditional rivals in the lead-up to Christmas. Following Kogan's spray at Harvey Norman, Millennius is sinking the slipper into David Jones. (IT news)

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iTunes Store tripling preview durationsview story

http://www.itwire.com – It seems Apple is about to extend iTunes Store music samples from 30 seconds to 90 - at least for US customers. (IT news)

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Smaller publishers want in to Apple’s iWalled book gardenview story

http://www.itwire.com – Yesterday, Apple announced a list of who’s in at the Australian iBookstore, and by virtue of doing so, announced a list of who’s currently out of the Australian iBookstore too, causing a furore among smaller publishers who feel miffed at thus far being left out of the crunchy kingdom and away from all its digital iCitizens, and right before Christmas, too! (IT news)

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CSIRO looks to deliver 50Mbps to the 'wireless four percent' of NBN customersview story

http://www.itwire.com – The CSIRO is making a case for digital dividend spectrum in rural Australia to be repurposed for its fledgling point-to-point wireless technology having demonstrated 12Mbps symmetrical throughput on one analogue broadcast channel and saying that, with access to multiple channels, 50Mbps symmetrical to multiple users would be achievable. (IT news)