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Google to cut 200 jobs from sales

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Google, the number one search engine and search advertising company in the United States, has said that it will be axing 200 jobs in its sales and marketing team after it had over-invested in certain parts of the Silicon Valley-based company. “Making changes of this kind is never easy—and we recognize that the recession makes the timing even more difficult for the Googlers concerned,” Omid Kordestani, Senior Vice President for […]

Bringing one passion, sport : One starts its broadcast

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Australia has now a new place to watch sports, and it has just started broadcasting. Called One HD, the channel promises to broadcast AFL, Netball and Cricket matches, along with the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and American sports like NASCAR, NBA and the MLB. The Channel Ten-owned network will be broadcasting two sports in different regions: the Telstra Skins in NSW and QLD, while the other sports will be seeing […]

Pirate Bay to launch new anonymous VPN network

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The Pirate Bay, being the scorn of the internet in the eyes of the music industry, the movie industry, the television industry, and other entertainment industries, has decided to launch a brand new VPN network known as IPREDator, which promises to allow you to browse the web online in an anonymous manner. The name comes from the new IPRED copyright laws that are set to be introduced by the government […]

iiNet withdraws from the filtering trial

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iiNet has said that it has advised the Federal Government that it would be withdrawing from discussions to participate in the internet filtering trial, saying that constant changes in policies and confusing explanations of the trial’s purpose affected discussions. Recent revelations of the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s blacklist, which no one has knowledge, unless you view it on Wikileaks, as it is not under the Freedom of Information, was […]

Vid : “You Bastard, you’ve summoned the fail whale!”

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SuperNews has been the source of many technology cultural identities, and this one is no different. Featuring Twitter, it paints it in a hilarious light saying that it is so addictive and so useless. It is pretty funny, and it features the very popular (and hated) Fail Whale.

New Zealand Government to scrap amendment section

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The New Zealand Government has scrapped a controversial clause in its amendment to the Copyright Act that covers the internet, after industry leaders have failed to make the clause work for them. The clause, Section 92a, would have made ISPs to disconnect the internet of anyone, or any website, accused of infringing copyright. The clause, which has been labelled as a “guilt by association law”, was due to come into […]

Who needs the iPod shuffle when you have this…

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This may be just a small metallic block, but it supposed to be an audio player with a “monochrome black-and-white” OLED screen, and it supposed to have other functions that we don’t even know about. Called the ICOO V616, it only costs $15 for just 2GB, or 99 yuan. While it isn’t like the iPod shuffle, it is pretty small. While I can’t really tell if it has any buttons […]

Security report links Russian intelligence agency to Georgia cyber attacks

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A new report written by a group of cyber-security experts has claimed that Russian intelligence agencies were linked or probably involved in the 2008 cyber attack on Georgia during the 2008 invasion of the country by Russia in July and August of 2008. The report has concluded that there is a “strong likelihood” that the Foreign Military Intelligence agency (the GRU) and the Federal Security Service (the FSB) directed the […]

SpiralFrog says goodbye, assets surrendered to creditors

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The ad-supported music service SpiralFrog has quietly closed its doors, after its site went down and its assets been ceased, according to a source talking to CNET News. SpiralFrog started in 2006, offering free music to the public but also put in advertising in the music, with the media questioning if this would challenge the dominant Apple iTunes, or could be the answer to music piracy on file sharing networks. […]

Sidetracked…

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If you are wondering what has happened to TECHGEEK.com.au and having not a lot of posts during the past few days; well, we all have been very busy and have been sidetracked. While we do want to continue, school work always has priority. THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE SHUTTING DOWN!!! It just means that we are reorganising our piorities as we head to the final years of schooling. However, […]

Sony freezes employees pay as company continues to slide

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Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony has announced that it would freeze the salaries of its employees, as the company is trying to recover from record loss from the company because of the weakening US economy and the growing strength of the Japanese Yen. According to Reuters, the company pays bonuses on the performance and their role in the company; and not how long that they have worked at the company, which […]

Wikileaks website blocked in Australia after blacklist leaked

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Australian users are not able to get into the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks for unknown reasons, in a sign that the Government has misused the ACMA blacklist to not let anyone have access to see which sites have been listed on the list. As seen by TECHGEEK.com.au, many of the websites include child pornography websites, but also several Wikipedia images, several porn websites hosted outside of Australia, YouTube accounts, and a […]

Apple brings out version 3.0 of iPhone OS – now with copy and paste!

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Apple has announced a multitude of new features on its preview of the iPhone OS 3.0, including several developer features that weren’t available and will allow those who are registered developers will get their hands on the new OS before the rest of us could get one. New features in the iPhone OS 3.0 include MMS (multimedia messenging system); capture and send audio recordings with a new Voice Memo application; […]

Seattle newspaper to switch to digital distribution

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The Hearst Corporation has announced that one of its paper, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, will be ending its print edition, after 146 years, on Tuesday and will be switching to a web-only publication; ceasing delivery to more than 117,600 subscribers. According to Hearst CEO Frank Bennack Jr., the company’s goal is “now is to turn seattlepi.com into the leading and information portal in the region.” Despite putting it up for sale […]

Rose : iPhone to have Copy and Paste in Version 3.0

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Kevin Rose, from Digg and Diggnation fame, has said that Apple will be bringing in copy and paste functionality, a feature that has been absent in the current and previous versions of the iPhone OS, in the latest version when it showcases it to the press on the 17th of March. Rose, who used the SXSW event for Diggnation to make this announcement, is known for making Apple rumours – […]