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IMTV forced to shut down because of Internode legal dispute – Internode says it didn’t sue

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IMTV has said that it was forced to cease trading and has been sued by “another ISP” for the colour orange and the word “Extreme” – and the only ISP that uses orange and the word “Extreme” is Internode. It also said that a special arrangement has been set up with EFTel that would see all of its customers transferred to EFTel’s network. Michael Jaffar, the chief executive for IMTV […]

China arrests 28 people over porn crackdown

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Chinese Police have said that they have arrested 28 people on its expanding crackdown on internet pornography and other content that has been deemed as “vulgar”; with authorities vowing that there would be no “flash in the pan” during the crackdown. It has resulted in 46,000 pornographic and “vulgar” materials being removed, and 29 criminal cases; according to state-run news agency Xinhua. Xinhua is also reporting that it had blocked […]

Telstra CEO tells Obama on how to fix up US communications infrastructure

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Sol Trujillo, the guy who took over Telstra and made it into a love/hate relationship between it and the consumer, has written a piece in BusinessWeek that basically outlined a potential plan that Barack Obama’s stimulus package should be used in upgrading the United States’ communications infrastructure. While there is nothing wrong expressing one’s opinion, just don’t do it when you run an telecommunications company in Australia. Why? Well, the […]

Optus chosen to broadcast Australian Open

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Optus has picked up the mobile rights to broadcast the games after signing a deal with the Seven Network, the ones who own the free-to-air rights, to stream their coverage to some Optus customers; bringing back some exclusivity to the content on its mobile site, Optus Zoo. While 3G customers can get it for free, pre-paid customers will be charged a 22c flagfall for every session they access it. However, […]

Where to watch Obama’s inauguration – the complete guide

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Barack Obama – the president that (hopefully) bring change to not only to the United States, but to the entire world, as he becomes the successor to the leader of the free world. As well, it will bring a huge change to America as it welcomes its very first Black president. While the United States will see it at 11:30AM (Eastern Time) or at 8:30AM in the morning (Pacific Time) […]

Myki rollout to Geelong called a “success”

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Victoria’s long awaited, and delayed, ticketing system for its public transport network, known as myki, has officially been launched on bus routes along the Geelong railway station and other locations around the Bellarine Peninsula; and the Victorian Government has called it a success, and has not received a complaint yet – but that’s their story. The project. three years overdue and is $350 million over its original budget, is said […]

Samsung announces restructure – consolidates operations in two divisions

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Samsung Electronics has said that it will plan a restructure that would consolidate several of its business operations into two divisions, because of the slowing global economy. The new restructuring plan was announced during a personnel announcement at the company, and the broader Samsung Group. The two will be titled the “Device Solution” division and the “Digital Media and Communications” division. The Device Solutions division will be headed by current […]

Steve Jobs’ health saga : Get over it!

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OPINION : As you may have read from this blog, and many other blogs around the world, about Steve Jobs and his hormonal imbalance, and that recently he took a medical leave of absence because his health became a bit more complex and that his health was distracting not only his family, but also those at Apple. And after that, we have gotten reports that he may get a liver […]

Bloomberg says Jobs going to get liver transplant

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NEWS IN BRIEF: Bloomberg is reporting that Steve Jobs is considering getting a liver transplant because of some complications with his treatment for his pancreatic cancer in 2004, according to “people who are monitoring his illness”. Jobs, who was contacted by Bloomberg, told the reporter “Why don’t you guys leave me alone – why is this important?”

Reuters quotes doctors who say that Jobs may have cancer again

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Reuters is quoting experts in pancreatic cancer, which Jobs previously had in 2004, who speculate that Apple’s Chief Executive Steve Jobs may have another round of cancer, either on another organ or in the pancreas again, basing this assumption on information that they got from public announcements made by Apple. It’s either that, or Jobs is “coping with side effects” of the 2004 surgery to remove the pancreatic cancer, and […]

Germany to order ISPs to filter child porn sites

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German officials are said to be soon asking internet service providers in Germany to filter websites that they deem offensive, in order to stop the spread of child pornography on the internet, according to German news magazine Der Spiegel (link is in German). It will also work with search engines, including Google, to create a blacklist that would not show any sites listed there on the results page on Google. […]

Windows malicious program hits three million computers

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A worm that spreads between PCs, memory sticks and low security networks, is posing as a brand new threat to computer users, even though Microsoft released a patch fixing it. Discovered in 2008, it is known as Conficker, Downadup or Kido; and that it has gone and affecs 3.5 million machines. Experts have said that you should have the latest updates on your antivirus system, and install the MS08-067 patch […]

Breaking : Circuit City to liquidate after failing to find buyer

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Circuit City, the second-busy consumer electronics retailer, has reached an agreement with its liquidators after failing to find a buyer or a deal to refinance the company. The liquidation will also see all of its employees, which is around the 30,000 mark, at risk of losing their jobs, which is bad in this economic climae. Court papers have said that it has appointed Great American Group, Hudson Capital Partners, SB […]

Kogan delays Android phone – cites “potential future interoperability”

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If you wanted to get the Kogan Android phone, the first Australian phone that would feature the Android OS; well, you will have to wait a bit longer, as the company announced that it has delayed the phone indefinitely, saying that “potential future interoperability issues” was the reason. The company, Melbourne-based Kogan Technology, said the phone would be released on January 29; but said the phone needs to be redesigned […]