Tuesday, August 30, 2005

ping: Apple forms music alliance | iiNet eyes 300 exchanges by 2006 | Cabcharge e-tag for toll disputes ...and more

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| Wednesday, August 31, 2005
| www.australianIT.com.au

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top stories
Apple forms music alliance
APPLE Computer has allied with Motorola and Cingular Wireless to provide
a mobile telephone that doubles as an iPod music player, an industry
analyst said.
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iiNet eyes 300 exchanges by 2006
PERTH-BASED internet provider iiNet has revealed that it may expand its
DSL network to at least 260 exchanges as part of a $34.5 million upgrade
program next year.
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Cabcharge e-tag for toll disputes
DISPUTES with taxi drivers over toll-road fares could soon be over, with
Cabcharge Australia preparing to roll out an e-tag system.
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Telstra keeps staff files
TELSTRA has authorised the compilation of secret dossiers on its staff
that include their sexual preferences, race, and religious and political
beliefs.
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Sony poised for PSP push
APPLE'S iPod took electronic gadgets beyond geek to street chic and Sony
is hoping the same for its sleek, black PlayStation Portable, which hits
the retail shelves tomorrow.
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Telstra chairman stands by Sol
TELSTRA chairman Donald McGauchie has thrown his support behind chief
executive Sol Trujillo's battle against government regulation and his
decision to bring three former US colleagues into senior executive roles
at the telco.
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Study severs mobile cancer link
TEN years of using a mobile phone results in no increased risk of a
tumour in the nerve connecting the ear to the brain, researchers said.
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Networks fall in Katrina's wake
TELEPHONE companies have struggled to restore service and measure the
damage to their networks in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane
Katrina cut power and triggered severe flooding.
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news features
Wireless chips to save water
NATIONAL ICT Australia is just weeks away from announcing its first
product prototype, a smart, wireless water sensor for use on farms.
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reviews
JVC Everio GZ-MC500
IT may be the 4GB microdrive hard disk that technologically sets JVC's
Everio GZ-MC500 apart from other camcorders, but it is its stylish look
and small size that first gets people's attention.
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columns
Staking claims in identity handling
the scrutineer | TALK authentication or identity with 10 people and they
will all have different perspectives, says Bruce McCabe.
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it jobs
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also at australianIT.com.au
Apple fans iPod rumour mill
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=19-BLu0I2r~gP7ndmyKMc39ImN7RdRR

Trying a slice of RFID pie
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=2e-eM_GIiKQ5wjiPxtktW2o_laLrdRR

Satellite titans in $4.2bn merger
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=43-cop5IBJTL1SDlrz9ZOwEXxOLKRRR

NZ Telecom plans $200m upgrade
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=58-mr3xIdJusQlftCOYjboj9DMid9RR

Consultants snare e-Health spend
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=6d-e8LlIDEdJtSG2~O7BZAjK3lyW9RR

Rann under fire on India plan
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Microsoft, Dell race to Games
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Telco boss's passport seized
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Lifeline for Nortel lab
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=c1-PIFjQpWRBir_Thqwi5Z8g1PZxdRR

Crackdown spurs P2P shift
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=d6-yw3KQMPIWaxO4BcnOqipsaYay9RR

Pharmacy group centralises
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=eb-HlLoQkD3zUOk_ecdo00pYcI0t9RR

Big jump in tech jobs, pay
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Wireless chips to save water
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=15-mYZ_IGcVljJ7JCXAVpfoLuD17dRR

Licence not an ID card
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=2a-CNeWIrIEzzLvg_Gab1tPj_d~8dRR

Face system shows its teeth
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