Ultrabooks, tablets vie for market dominanceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Global shipments of ultrabooks are predicted to grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, but despite the strong growth, tablet volumes will remain higher with a forecast of 253 million to be shipped in 2016 compared with 178 million ultrabooks. (IT news)

E-tail entrepreneur Kogan slices brand name pricesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Although Ruslan Kogan has taken his surname and turned it into a brand name, there’s clearly plenty o’ cash to be made from selling existing top brands at competitively low prices, with Kogan promising “up to 46% off” retail pricing on brands like Apple, HP and Dr Dre. (IT news)

Blow up your TV screen this summerview story

http://www.itwire.com – Outdoor home theatre is becoming the new must have ‘room’ in a modern house, yet permanently committing backyard space for a cinema may not compete well with the other summer demands on a suburban backyard.  HandiTheatre is an inflatable projection system, allowing us to grab some beanbags and enjoy the big screen under a big sky. (IT news)

HighQ secures new contractview story

http://www.itwire.com – Software vendor, HighQ, has secured a contract to provide leading Australian law firm, Clayton Utz, with a new extranet and collaboration platform to its clients. (IT news)

RIM's twin CEOs step downview story

http://www.itwire.com – The co-CEOs of embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion have stood down in favour of COO Thorsten Heins with the company saying it was "acting on the recommendation of its co-chief executive officers to implement the succession plan they previously submitted to the board." (IT news)

Nokia nabbed for spamming users of its handsetsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Nokia has fallen foul of Australia's anti-spam laws for 'helpful' SMS messages it sends to owners of Nokia mobiles. (IT news)

Can wireless broadband boost employment?view story

http://www.itwire.com – A US think tank has published research claiming that the transition to '4G' (ie LTE) technologies will spur significant new job creation and growth that could help the American economy restore gains in incomes and business investment. (IT news)

Hey developers! Want a slice of $2m for your pet project: talk to BigCommerceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian-based BigCommerce, which claims to be the world’s fastest growing SaaS e-commerce platform, is dangling the carrot of a $2 million fund in front of developers around the world to come forward with their integration and application ideas, and have the chance of getting some of that money to fund the development of their pet project. (IT news)

Appitalism extends concierge to Androidview story

http://www.itwire.com – Appitalism has extended its exclusive App Concierge feature for paid Apple apps to also support free Android Market apps. With the release, more than 250,000 additional free apps can be downloaded, eliminating the need to transfer the Appitalism user over to the Android Market to complete their purchases. (IT news)

Triangular alien spaceship?: No, says NASAview story

http://www.itwire.com – A triangular object seen in video taken by the NASA STEREO probe appears to show an alien object heading toward Earth. NASA scientists analyzed the images and have other, more rational, thoughts on the origin of this strange-looking space object. (IT news)