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Twitter gets Aussie overload – all thanks to Rove (and Lily Allen)

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If you go to the Twitter Search box and type in “Watching Rove”, then you will get an overload of new users from Australia – and this is surprising, since Australians have never heard of Twitter (except for the geeks). However, the new increase can be thanked to Channel Ten. A recent episode of Rove, Rove and Lily Allen talked about the site phenomenon, and now a multitude of users […]

Sony reshuffle executive team, CEO & Chairman to add “President” to his title

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Sony’s Chief Executive and Chairman Howard Stringer will be adding the title of president as he takes more control of the Japanese electronics company as it battles with lower demand and lack of hit products. After four years of being the first non-Japanese executive in Sony’s history, he has taken control of the electronics division from his two highest-ranking subordinates and gave their duties to younger executives. The shuffle is […]

Blogging Tips #1 – Writing your content

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Now, you could always use your blog’s in-built writer, but the only problem is that you won’t be able to see the design in real-time, so you won’t know what size the image can fit on your design, unless you keep editing it, and if you are new to this – it may take a long, long time. So, introducing Windows Live Writer – and yes, this comes from Microsoft. […]

Newspaper publisher to launch Amazon Kindle competitor this year

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Hearst Corporation, known for publishing magazines like Esquire and Cosmopolitan, and newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle, is getting set to go into the e-reader business, after industry insiders claim that it is set to launch something that hopes to do the same thing that the Amazon Kindle has done for books. Industry sources, being quoted by Fortune Magazine, say that the new Kindle-competitor is suited to the reading ad […]

Review : 3’s brand new social phone – the INQ1

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A phone that allows you to convey your social life and business life together – fun mixed with business – now, that has never happened, unless you count the iPhone 3G and the latest slate of BlackBerry phones. But those are all smartphones, but now, there is a normal phone that could help you convey those lives. Introducing the INQ1, allowing you to have your corporate e-mail account mixed in […]

Nintendo to bring out new controller?

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  Joining the long list of controllers and accessories for the Wii, like the Wii Remote, the Nunchuk, The Classic Controller, The Wheel shell, the Wii Zapper, the Balance Board and the old GameCube controller; Nintendo has decided to bring out a brand new controller. Called the Classic Controller PRO, the new controller is set to either replace the old Classic Controller or just be another accessory for the Virtual […]

Trujillo to depart Telstra confirmed, to leave at the end of June

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Telstra’s chief executive Sol Trujillo has announced that he will be leaving the company, with the Chairman, Donald McGauchie, saying that Trujillo’s last day would be the last day of June, or 30 June. Trujillo, who is a US citizen, is expected to to return to his home country. Trujillo was the CEO when Telstra was privatised, with the Government holding a small share on the telecommunications company; and was […]

Censorship heads to a dead end after independent senator changes mind

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The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship on an ISP level has been “scuttled”, as one independent senator has decided to join the Greens and Opposition to block any legislation that would get the scheme started, according to SMH. Nick Minchin, the Opposition’s communications spokesman, has said that he has obtained independent legal advice this week that the Government would need to introduce some legislation to start the scheme. […]

WA Students posting bullying videos will be suspended

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In a way to stop cyber-bullying, The Education Department in Western Australia has ordered every public school in the state to suspend any student that has been caught posting videos containing violent behaviour on websites like YouTube. This comes after videos recorded on mobile phones depict brawls between students at the North Albany Senior High School was uploaded on the popular video-sharing site, YouTube. It is part of a string […]

New Zealand delays controversial internet bill, may scrap law if it isn’t workable

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The New Zealand Government has decided to delay the controversial amendment to its copyright act for one month, as public backlash and the IT industry were against the law, Prime Minister John Key said today. The timeframe will also give the industry to find a workable solution to the new law. The new amendment, in particular – Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment Act – would see any internet service […]

Gawker incorporates Defamer, most of the staff gone

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Gawker Media has decided to incorporate their Hollywood gossip blog, Defamer, into its main blog Gawker – where gossip from New York, Silicon Valley and (now) Hollywood will now co-exist. However, the staff will no longer be a part of the site, with the writers sticking around for the remainder of the week. This follows a similar plan to what they did with Valleywag, and is part of a continuous […]

Microsoft says sacked employees got overpaid, wants it money back

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After sacking over 1,400 employees just a month back, it has now said that it has overpaid their severance pay to those who got fired and now has asked that those who received them pay back the money due within fourteen days, according to TechCrunch. It is also reporting that several have been underpaid as well, all because of an “inadvertent administrative error”, Microsoft wrote in a letter. Microsoft hasn’t […]

LG brings out first phone with a “transparent” keypad

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Trying to replicate the success of the LG Chocolate, it is now bringing in a new phone that is said to be the first to have a transparent keypad, promising that it “will stand out from the crowd, and so will those who carry it.” The company also expects this to become a “fashion statement”. When opened, the sliding keypad will illuminate with a glow that will reflect the polished […]

NBC’s new late-night show targeting G4’s audience?

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Is NBC targeting the audience demographic of former gaming-dedicated network G4 with its brand new late-night show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? Well it might look so, since Jimmy Fallon has announced that on his second week on doing the show, the Diggnation crew will make an appearance. Diggnation, one of the popular shows on Revision3, is hosted by Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose (who rose to fame by creating […]

Telstra’s Sol Trujillo loses very top secret phone

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Telstra’s CEO Sol Trujillo has lost a very top secret smartphone made by HTC after being stolen by a pickpocket in the Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress. The phone was loaded with top-secret software made by Microsoft, possibly the new Windows Mobile 6.5. The phone is possibly the new HTC Touch Pro2 or HTC Touch Diamond2, which journalists were not allowed to touch by Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer. Ouch!