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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.

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.

Record labels file fresh suits
THE US recording industry has targetted hundreds of individuals in its
latest round of copyright infringement lawsuits.

'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.

Spy sats aid Katrina rescues
SPY satellites have been called into service to help US officials cope
with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

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.

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.


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.


Plug N Play EA Sports
IF you like the idea of reliving the halcyon days of 16-bit games but
don't have the consoles any more, this cheap instant system may be


Raised voices threaten Telstra
Internet telephony could attack Telstra's revenue, Michael Sainsbury


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also at
iPod patent wrangling continues

Trying a slice of RFID pie

Satellite titans in $4.2bn merger

NZ Telecom plans $200m upgrade

Consultants snare e-Health spend

Rann under fire on India plan

Microsoft, Dell race to Games

Telco boss's passport seized

Lifeline for Nortel lab

Crackdown spurs P2P shift

Pharmacy group centralises

Big jump in tech jobs, pay

Wireless chips to save water

Licence not an ID card

Face system shows its teeth


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