4
'kinell! 3 million Kinects sold alreadyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Americans' propensity to shop on the Friday after the Thanksgiving has contributed to the sale of 3 million Kinect sensors for the Xbox 360 in 25 days. (IT news)

4
Compaq CQ56 - netbook priced basic notebookview story

http://apcmag.com – The Compaq Presario CQ56-103TU is a very basic notebook, but at this very low price you’re getting an excellent deal regardless. (IT news)

5
Google-backed broadband satellite operator O3b now financed for launchview story

http://www.itwire.com – O3b Networks, the Google-backed company planning to provide broadband services via satellite to the 'other three million' beyond the reach of current networks has secured sufficient funding to launch its planned satellites and start commercial services in 2013. (IT news)

4
Australian researchers granted money for solar researchview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Solar Institute has awarded A$16 million for three major solar research projects in Australia. This money will help Australia maintain a leading role in the world in solar research. (IT news)

5
ACT struggles with consumer securityview story

http://www.itwire.com – InTact, the services organisation which provides IT and communications services to the ACT government and agencies, is being urged to outlaw consumer owned computers and smartphones, and instead only allow corporate owned devices onto the network in order to avoid ballooning security problems. (IT news)

4
Kids want iPad over Xbox 360view story

http://www.itwire.com – Christmas is coming and it looks like game consoles are out, iPads are in for US kids. (IT news)

4
NewSat announces second, partial, broadband satelliteview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian satellite services provider, NewSat (ASX: NWT) says it has finalised an agreement to obtain dedicated capacity on an, unspecified, future satellite that will enable it to deliver satellite broadband services to Australia, PNG and Timor Leste. (IT news)

4
NBN: recreating Telstra by stealthview story

http://www.itwire.com – Worldwide it has always been fashionable to hate your government-owned telephone company and Telstra has been no exception. Privatisation and regulation has seen the Telstra haters dwindle in number and intensity amidst strong competition. Why then is the Government spending massive taxpayer dollars to buy back the previous government-owned telecoms monopoly in order to create another one? (IT news)

4
Giant fibre-optic Christmas tree in Hong Kong mallview story

http://www.itwire.com – Fibre-optic Christmas trees are available in many shops - but if you want to see the world's largest example, you'll need to visit Hong Kong. (IT news)

4
Senate votes to split Telstra, NBN is hereview story

http://www.itwire.com – In an historic vote, the Senate today effectively voted to structurally separate Australia's largest telco Telstra, paving the way for the rollout of the National Broadband Network. The decision moves the Government closer to buying Telstra's network and customers for $13.8 billion and rolling it into NBN Co, provided Telstra's shareholders approve the sale. (IT news)