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ping: Microsoft joins VoIP fight | Telstra denies staff spying | Record labels file fresh suits ...and more

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top stories
Microsoft joins VoIP fight
MICROSOFT has bought internet phone company Teleo to join Google and
Yahoo in the race to be first to let instant-messaging customers call
conventional phones.
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Telstra denies staff spying
TELSTRA has admitted collecting sensitive information on its staff, but
was forced to assure workers they were not being spied on.
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Record labels file fresh suits
THE US recording industry has targetted hundreds of individuals in its
latest round of copyright infringement lawsuits.
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'Amigos' told to stop whinging
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Helen Coonan has told Telstra's new American
heads to stop whingeing about the way Australia regulates the
communications industry.
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Spy sats aid Katrina rescues
SPY satellites have been called into service to help US officials cope
with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Nats' ad blitz sells T3 backdown
THE Nationals are planning an Australia-wide advertising blitz to sell
its support for the full privatisation of Telstra.
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LogicaCMG looks for buys
ANGLO-Dutch software and IT group logicaCMG has posted a sharp rise in
first-half pre-tax profit and said it was looking to acquire businesses
in its loss-making regions France and Germany.
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Games seeks tech stars
IT'S being billed as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for techies to
involve themselves in the glamorous world of elite sport, with
recruiters on the lookout for 35 IT staffers for Melbourne's 2006
Commonwealth Games.
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news features
Triple treat
SIN QUYEN, North Vietnam, 1989, was the last place Rick Watsford could
not be contacted 24 hours a day by his family, the office, or a complete
stranger, writes Victoria Lea.
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reviews
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columns
Raised voices threaten Telstra
Internet telephony could attack Telstra's revenue, Michael Sainsbury
writes.
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also at australianIT.com.au
iPod patent wrangling continues
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=f2-OZwTQUwLRljaOf~0pgwZ6IRRmRRR

Trying a slice of RFID pie
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=07-Hq6zI5rRth6ehLbiq7WjQzYyY9RR

Satellite titans in $4.2bn merger
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=1c-csTiIFrGA1jvgrEn9Sk24EGNCsRR

NZ Telecom plans $200m upgrade
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=31-V_7RIjMOk6S0qaPyLANm76gNNdRR

Consultants snare e-Health spend
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=46-19JwInpyGB5qjsXa1ZjWvBHDKdRR

Rann under fire on India plan
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=5b-5LDwIBKyZUclbmbxCENAkJTYdRRR

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=9a-b6TGQTMZSJTssa8FivR~VeuA09RR

Crackdown spurs P2P shift
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=af-~dE8QLpRDA9HhmYydGQ~~9SBDsRR

Pharmacy group centralises
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=c4-Iy4lQ0WgtkcZNjukHuCNNoimusRR

Big jump in tech jobs, pay
http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=d9-b7p_QpPgpkOz704ieo2u2HJRHRRR

Wireless chips to save water
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Licence not an ID card
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Face system shows its teeth
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