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NBN Co selects ground station contractorsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: NetworkingNBN Co has selected construction companies in Western Australia and Victoria to build the NBN’s ten satellite ground stations. (IT news)

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Cool Tool for IT Sourcing Takes Offview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: kayla | Published in: Sponsored AnnouncementsSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — October 25, 2012 — Looking for an IT supplier?  Start-up Matchboard’s free online tool matching buyers with suppliers has taken off: the company clocked up approximately $15 million in sourcing requests since its September launch, with one of the most popular categories being Technology.  (IT news)

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126M Accessed Facebook Solely From Mobile Last Month, Up 24% Since June. US User Count Inches Upwardview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook’s 10-Q reveals some juicy tidbits left out of its earnings call yesterday. The final price it paid for Instagram was $715 million in stock and cash. Despite rumors that it has stopped growing in mature markets, Facebook’s US user count did increase slightly from 168 million to 171 million monthly users during Q3. (IT news)

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Internode goes after competitors’ customersview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketNational broadband provider, Internode, says it is going after its competitors’ clients on its home turf of  South Australia, announcing a new sales campaign with an opening offer of free setup and three months free broadband to new customers who choose an Easy Broadband 200GB,or higher, plan and bundle it with a NodeLine phone service for 24 mon (IT news)

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Huawei calls for Australian Cyber Security Centreview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: Government Tech PolicyHuawei Australia Chairman John Lord has used his address to the National Press Club to defend the company’s record in Australia and internationally. (IT news)

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Yelp Pays $50M To Acquire Its Big European Rival, Qype, To Beef Up Its Recommendations And Listings Businessview story

http://techcrunch.com – This just in: online recommendations and listings site Yelp is stepping up its international push and buying its biggest rival in Europe, Qype. It will pay €18.6 million for all of Qype’s shares and is adding another 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, for a total purchase price of approximately $50 million. Qype is headquartered in Germany, with operations across Europe. (IT news)

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Apple iPhone 5 – Australia one of the firstview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityApple’s iPhone 5 will be available in Australia at the same time as the US. (IT news)

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Asus previews Windows 8 tabletsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: MobilityTo be launched in Australia "later in 2012", the Asus Vivo Tab and Vivo Tav RT tablets are designed for use with Windows 8. (IT news)

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Linux Australia needs the LCAview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Sam Varghese | Published in: Open SauceThe Australian national Linux conference appears to be becoming a victim of its own success, with no team putting up a bid to host the event in 2014. (IT news)

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Greens call for openness around TPPA talksview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Sam Varghese | Published in: Government Tech PolicyThe Greens in Australia, New Zealand and Canada have expressed "serious concern" at the "undemocratic and non-transparent nature" of the talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. (IT news)