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Feds launch purple prose for ‘puter peopleview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Federal government has unveiled its whole-of-government strategic ICT workforce plan and ICT career structure in order to develop an ICT workforce “that can meet the Federal Government’s future ICT needs,” according to Lindsay Tanner, minister for finance and deregulation. (IT news)

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Core 2 Duo notebook for $699, free deliveryview story

http://apcmag.com – They're not the latest chips, but Core 2 Duos are still very fast CPUs, and preferable to a low-end current-model computer, making this a good buy. (IT news)

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Komatsu digs up $A35 million for Telstra ICT servicesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Telstra will provide cloud IT services in addition to voice and data communications to Komatsu Australia. (IT news)

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ASG buys into SAP marketview story

http://www.itwire.com – ASG has acquired SAP specialist Courtland Business Solutions. (IT news)

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Uniface speeds up mash-up developmentview story

http://www.itwire.com – What can Compuware's Uniface 9.4 environment do for enterprise developers? (IT news)

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HTC licenses Microsoft patents for its Android phonesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft has licensed unspecified patents to phone-maker HTC. Is Android under attack? (IT news)

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Windows Live Messenger 2010 gets social, runs on iPhone but not XPview story

http://apcmag.com – The next version of Microsoft’s instant messaging app, part of ‘Wave 4’ of the Windows Live services, evolves into “a companion for your social networks” but unfriends XP. (IT news)

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Trove: mapping Australia's culture where Google fears to treadview story

http://apcmag.com – It takes guts to claim you're doing search better than Google, but the National Library of Australia reckons it's got a contender in its Trove search engine (IT news)

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McAfee is calm, collected, and doomedview story

http://apcmag.com – The dulcet tones of McAfee's spinmeister drift down the phone line into my ear, lulling me into believing they'll never root my computer, ever again. Wait, WHAT?! (IT news)

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Microsoft shows off Office on a Windows 7 Phoneview story

http://apcmag.com – Can Microsoft make a dent in the smartphone market by appealing to the mobile-worker? (IT news)

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Turns out the iPad does support USB devicesview story

http://apcmag.com – If you've written off Apple's iPad because it doesn't have a USB port, take heart: things aren't as bad as you think. (IT news)

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HP to buy Palm for US$1.2bnview story

http://apcmag.com – Palm may get a new lease on life thanks to the overnight buyout by HP, which was once Palm’s biggest competitor owing to its range of Windows-powered iPaq PDAs. (IT news)