$100 million retraining sweetener wins ACTU backing for NBN dealview story

http://www.itwire.com – The $100 million promised to Telstra for staff retraining under the proposed NBN deal has won over the ACTU, which says the deal will be good for jobs and the national infrastructure. (IT news)

Verizon Business offers storage in the cloudview story

http://www.itwire.com – Verizon Business has introduced Verizon Cloud Storage and a complementary suite of data-retention IT consulting services. (IT news)

Broadband Forum endorses G.hn home network standardview story

http://www.itwire.com – Following endorsement of the HomeGrid Forum's G.hn standard for home networking over power, phone and coax wiring by the ITU, the HomeGrid Forum as now achieved another significant milestone by signing an agreement with Broadband Forum. (IT news)

To drink or not during pregnancyview story

http://www.itwire.com – An Australian study has found that the majority of pregnant women in Australia drink alcohol while pregnant. And, these pregnant women are also confused by changing government recommendations.   (IT news)

Coalition to halt NBN-Telstra deal: Smithview story

http://www.itwire.com – The federal Opposition has restated its pledge to discontinue the "reckless" National Broadband Network roll-out if it wins government later this year, saying it would not proceed with the landmark cooperative agreement signed today between NBN Co and Telstra. (IT news)

Telstra has finally sealed its doomview story

http://apcmag.com – opinion | It may be good for Australia, but Telstra's management will come to regret doing the deal with the NBN as its most disastrous decision ever. (IT news)

Reform still needed despite Telstra deal, says Optusview story

http://apcmag.com – Optus says the deal between Telstra and the NBN is good, but not that good. (IT news)

Liberals would shut down Telstra/NBN deal: Smithview story

http://apcmag.com – The Opposition has labelled the $11bn Telstra/NBN deal a "desperate" attempt by Labor to buy time for its failing NBN plan and says it would reverse it if elected. (IT news)

Telstra/NBN deal rectifies privatisation mistake: Greensview story

http://apcmag.com – Today's deal between Telstra and the NBN Co may reverse some of the damage done to the Australian telco industry when the Howard government privatised Telstra, say the Greens. (IT news)

Telstra does $11billion deal for NBN accessview story

http://apcmag.com – Telstra will shut down its phone network, as well as its HFC cable broadband service in an $11billion deal with the government's fibre-to-the-home NBN company. (IT news)

Microsoft launches new ‘Windows Embedded Handheld’ mini-mobile OSview story

http://apcmag.com – The stripped-down version of Windows Mobile 6.5 and the next-gen Windows Phone 7 OS will be aimed at niche enterprise and mobility devices. (IT news)

Review: LG Blu-Ray, Twin HD, 500GB PVRview story

http://www.itwire.com – The LG HR599D PVR ticks a lot of boxes as a home entertainment hub providing a flexible way to enjoy the media of today.  This neat little box delivers Twin HD tuners, Blu-Ray playback and 500GB of hard drive space as well as DLNA compliant networking. (IT news)