Opposition would cancel NBN despite reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – Tony Abbott's Opposition will scrap the $43 billion national broadband network if it wins Government later this year, despite a KPMG-McKinsey implementation study confirming the project would produce a healthy return on investment over 15 years. (IT news)

IBM appeals Fair Work decisionview story

http://www.itwire.com – Global computing giant IBM has filed a notice of appeal against a decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission that obliged it to start good faith negotiations with the Australian Services Union. (IT news)

Hotel network cruels Cisco’s grand visionview story

http://www.itwire.com – Cisco and its latest sidekick Tandberg believe videoconferencing has now reached the tipping point to go mainstream, but as the company learned first hand today, fancy front-ends count for nothing if you don’t have the right plumbing. (IT news)

Cisco backs Australia's bid for 2018-2022 World Cupview story

http://www.itwire.com – Cisco is providing technology to Football Federation Australia to help with the nation's bid for the FIFA World Cup finals. The company will supply HD videoconferencing and other collaboration services, as well as digital signage. (IT news)

Red Dead Redemption: RockStar add free Co-op as DLCview story

http://www.itwire.com – RockStar Games has announced details of free downloadable content for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption.  The DLC packs include Co-Op multiplayer action, enough to satisfy any stinkin’ hombre. (IT news)

Govt to build NBN without Telstra, for $26BNview story

http://apcmag.com – It'll only cost $26b, says the government, as it releases details showing that the NBN is financially viable. (IT news)

Watch Kevin Rudd announcing NBN plan detailsview story

http://apcmag.com – From 1:45PM today, Kevin Rudd will be announcing the full details of the national broadband network -- and you can watch live. (Now concluded) (IT news)

Seagate introduces upgradable hard drivesview story

http://www.itwire.com – The storage company's new line of GoFlex external hard drives feature interchangeable interface adapters that can turn a USB 2 model into a USB 3 model. (IT news)

Microsoft Communicator reaches out to Nokia smartphonesview story

http://www.itwire.com – The alliance between Microsoft and Nokia has borne fruit in the form of Microsoft Communicator Mobile. (IT news)

iPad catches fireview story

http://www.itwire.com – But, is it art? (IT news)

Opera 10.53 plugs security holeview story

http://www.itwire.com – Opera Software has released yet another version of the Opera browser to fix an "extremely severe" security vulnerability. (IT news)

Access your home computer from your Android phoneview story

http://www.itwire.com – HomePipe Networks launched in March a service that enables people to access files on their home computer from any browser or via an iPhone app. Now it has added support for Android. (IT news)