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Groupon rails against Aussie ‘domain squatters’view story

http://www.itwire.com – US coupon giant Groupon has intensified its lawsuit and war of words against local rival Scoopon, publicly accusing the smaller site of “domain squatting” its Australian domain name and stealing its trademark. (IT news)

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Firefox takes Internet Explorer's crown in Europeview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft's Internet Explorer is no longer the number one browser in Europe according to a web analytics firm. (IT news)

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Flight Control maker buys Puzzle Quest studioview story

http://www.itwire.com – Two of Australia's most well-known niche video gaming studios are set to merge their operations, with the acquisition of Infinite Interactive by fellow Melbourne development house Firemint. (IT news)

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What you missed: Energy-efficient Ethernet has arrived, with real savingsview story

http://www.networkworld.com – The No. 6 top sleeper tech story of 2010 (IT news)

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As China grows to 450m Internet users, Skype gets banned in China!view story

http://www.itwire.com – Uh-oh… the world’s biggest population of Internet users is no longer officially allowed to use Skype, with that bad news coming just as Skype announced the good news that video calls were coming to the iPhone at last, which itself followed the bad news of Skype’s global meltdown. Phew! (IT news)

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3G or WiFi Video calls come to iPhone Skype AT LAST!!!view story

http://www.itwire.com – Although Skype went through hell last week with a massive meltdown, Skype was clearly gearing up to stun and amaze us all with its new Skype video call version for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, something that works over 3G and Wi-Fi, in a clear challenge to the Wi-Fi only FaceTime – although Skype STILL doesn’t work with Bluetooth!!! (IT news)

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Know It All Machine: Living Earth Simulatorview story

http://www.itwire.com – Scientists around the world are joining forces to create a gigantic computer nicknamed the Living Earth Simulator. The project aims to “replicate everything happening on Earth.” It also may very well be called the Know It All Machine. (IT news)

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Yepp – Galaxy Player is a much, much, muuuuch better nameview story

http://www.itwire.com – Although Samsung has used the “Yepp” name in Korea for its mp3 and digital media players, the company is ultra-wisely ditching that name outside of Korea and going with the far more universally acclaimed “Galaxy” name instead for its “Galaxy Player”. (IT news)

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Freelancer.com fronts up by busting through 2m user markview story

http://www.itwire.com – Part thanks to the very recent “LimeExchange” acquisition, and part thanks to its own success, Freelancer.com is billing itself as “one of the most successful Australian owned and operated Internet ventures”. (IT news)

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Will you welcome 2011 in a highly textual frenzy, as usual?view story

http://www.itwire.com – While some will ring in the new year with a kiss, others will be heavily texting, sending and receiving text messages at what is, as always, predicted to be the biggest number yet: 74 million text messages, 8 million more than last year! (IT news)

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Face to face: Vodafail’s Brimo meets VHA chiefview story

http://www.itwire.com – Over just a few short weeks his nascent website has become a focal point for customers angered by problems in the mobile networks of telco giant VHA, with his name has been splashed across Australia's mass media. Now Vodafail founder Adam Brimo has taken his complaints directly to the top of the corporate telco ladder. (IT news)

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Smoking causes more pain in cancer sufferersview story

http://www.itwire.com – According to an American study of smoking and cancer, researchers found that continuing to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer results in more pain when compared to people who have cancer but do not smoke. (IT news)