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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)

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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)

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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)

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Apple buys Cupertino real estate from HPview story

http://www.itwire.com – Apple has drastically increased the size of its Cupertino home by purchasing HP's Cupertino campus. (IT news)

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When will the NBN stop being disappointing and start being real?view story

http://www.itwire.com – From its inception in a dream-like state where Kevin Rudd and Stephen Conroy shared dreams-within-dreams together on a flight of fancy to Canberra, they thought they could rule the Cyberverse together at a cost of only several tens of billions of dollars. Instead, Kevin Rudd is PM no more, as we know, and Senator Conroy must face news of yet another NBN disappointment. (IT news)

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Opera: Gen Y screaming ‘encore’ for the mobile webview story

http://www.itwire.com – Opera, the world’s ‘other’ browser company famed for smartphone and feature phone browsers (including iPhones and Android phones), the Nintendo Wii browser and PCs, Macs and Linux boxes, says Gen Y is going gaga for the mobile web: bravo! (IT news)

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NASA delays STS-133 launch to sometime in futureview story

http://www.itwire.com – NASA has decided  the space shuttle Discovery cannot launch any earlier than December 17, 2010, and there is a likely chance that it won’t liftoff before February 2011. (IT news)

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Government tables response to Reps Cyber Crime reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – The government's response to the "Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets: Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime" report from the Reps Standing Committee on Communications has been tabled, in Parliament. (IT news)

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FBI takes online rip-offs to taskview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australians taking advantage of the strong $A to shop online for goods and services rely heavily on the bona fides of online suppliers – if you’re ripped off there’s little to do apart from seethe silently and flame constantly. But the FBI’s interested if it was a US site or citizen that did the ripping off. (IT news)

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 22view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – Title: Hudzilla Returns (for one episode only) In this episode: Attachmate Corporation pays $2.2 billion for Novell. A Linux kernel patch dramatically improves desktop performance, while Fedora considers a move to Wayland. We ask whether a lack of blockbuster games is holding Linux back, and hear us completely forget discovery of the fortnight. read more (IT news)

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Netgear refreshes ReadyNAS with Pro and Ultra Plus modelsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Netgear has expanded its ReadyNAS family of storage units for home and business use, and added new features. (IT news)

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New and old threats still menace Web usersview story

http://www.itwire.com – The evolution of the threat landscape during 2010 has revealed new security threats and confirmed the ongoing menace of well-known threats, including attacks on mobile platforms like the iPhone. (IT news)