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SAP dons the budgie smugglersview story

http://www.itwire.com – Software giant SAP had its Tony Abbott moment today, flip flopping yet again on the anticipated release data of its Business by Design ERP system in Australia; first it was next month, then next year, then sometime in the future. (IT news)

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Conroy plugs NBN at CA conferenceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Despite being in the midst of a Federal election, Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy took a remarkably non-partisan approach when he opened CA Technology's customer conference in Melbourne this morning. (IT news)

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FOSS dev launches petition against software patentsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Close on the heels of New Zealand declaring that software would not be patentable, a Melbourne free software advocate and developer has drafted a petition to press for the same to happen in Australia. (IT news)

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Election 2010: Where is the Big Australian?view story

http://www.itwire.com – The National Broadband Network is the biggest industry development program ever undertaken in this country. Let's hope it works, because it's a huge chunk of change to throw at faster movie downloads. (IT news)

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Livescribe's smartpens get smarterview story

http://www.itwire.com – Livescribe, the company behind the smart-paper based Pulse smartpen, has announced a new model, the Echo smartpen, several significant software enhancements and previewed a number of new developments slated for introduction later this year. (IT news)

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Nokia Siemens to buy Motorola's wireless networks armview story

http://www.itwire.com – Nokia Siemens Networks is to acquire the majority of Motorola's wireless network infrastructure assets for $US1.2 billion in cash, a move expected to significantly strengthen Nokia Siemens presence globally but particularly in the United States and Japan. (IT news)

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iiNet doubles ADSL speeds with pair bondingview story

http://www.itwire.com – iiNet has launched a service that provides increased ADSL2+ bandwidth, both upstream and downstream, by bonding together two copper pairs. (IT news)

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Neville Stevens to head CRC oversightview story

http://www.itwire.com – Industry development policy for the tech sector seems to make a pilgrimage into the sunlight once every three years in a carefully choreographed dance with the electoral cycle. (IT news)

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Virgin Galactic makes first full crewed flightview story

http://www.itwire.com – The VSS Enterprise from Virgin Galactic made its first full-crew flight on Thursday, July 15, 2010, as it flew attached to its carrier craft VMS Eve. The entire privately owned venture is expected to be the first commercial project directed at space tourism. (IT news)

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iPhone 4 Antennagate - more distorted reality?view story

http://www.itwire.com – A lot of ink has been spilled over the last few days regarding the iPhone 4’s supposed reception issues. Apple has countered most of the concerns by not actually admitting an issue but saying that it’s every phone maker’s problem. But as the Reality Distortion Field fades away, there’s little doubt that Apple is on its own. (IT news)

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ACMA wants your views on telcos' customer serviceview story

http://www.itwire.com – The ACMA has kicked of a major enquiry into customer service in the telecoms industry with release of the enquiry's terms of reference, a consultation paper and call for "the broadest possible input on the problems telecommunications customers are experiencing with customer service and complaints-handling." (IT news)

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Internode calls on ACCC to tackle Telstra on pricingview story

http://www.itwire.com – National broadband company, Internode, has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to force Telstra to end the “price squeeze” caused by its “anti-competitive broadband pricing.” (IT news)