Austrade to dangle $43b NBN carrot at CommunicAsiaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Austrade is leading a delegation of 80 Australian ICT companies to the CommunicAsia show in Singapore next week and says the $43b NBN is proving a strong draw card. (IT news)

Relocating Internet users favour Telstra & Optusview story

http://www.itwire.com – There are nine million Internet subscribers in Australia and every year 15 percent of them switch providers - with most going back to Telstra or Optus, according to iiNet. (IT news)

E310: Where will the Wii love come from?view story

http://www.itwire.com – The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) begins next week, and there is a barrage of wares to be shown at the event.  All the big names will have some hardware to flog, and plenty of companies will be rolling out glitzy previews of upcoming software.  Will the Wii get much love? (IT news)

Mobile industry to train staff to cut networks' energy useview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australia's three mobile carriers, through the Mobile Carriers Forum, have launched an online training programme for industry employees in bid to reduce the carbon footprint and electricity costs of mobile networks, which typically account for 93 percent of operators' energy consumption. (IT news)

Asus N61JQ-JX002V - powerful Intel Core i7 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics cardview story

http://apcmag.com – The Asus N61JQ-JX002V is a very powerful notebook for $1444.00, especially with its Intel Core i7-720QM CPU and ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics card. (IT news)

10 percent of OECD broadband services now on fibreview story

http://www.itwire.com – The OECD has released new statistics on broadband penetration in OECD countries, as of December 2009 saying that fibre services now make up 11 percent of the total. (IT news)

Optus changes customer charges - guess who gets screwedview story

http://www.itwire.com – In a letter sent to customers, Optus has outlined changes to the way charges for national, mobile and international calls are to be calculated. In a move that rivals their mobile data being charged in 10MB chunks, there’s little benefit in this for customers. (IT news)

Kevin Rudd's Google love momentview story

http://apcmag.com – Although the government is currently at war with Google, Kevin Rudd says you need the NBN because... you'll be able to access Google faster. (IT news)

The iPad is a weekend-only deviceview story

http://www.itwire.com – Recent data clearly shows that there is a very significant gap between the expectations of the promoters and the needs of the users of the iPad. (IT news)

BREAKING: Govt wants access to your emails, browsing historyview story

http://apcmag.com – The Fed Govt is considering forcing Australian ISPs to retain data on how Australian citizens are using the internet, such as their sent and received email and browsing history. (IT news)