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top stories
MS reveals premium plans
MICROSOFT will introduce premium versions of its flagship Office and
Windows products for high-end corporate use.
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Cisco settles with researcher
CISCO has gagged a researcher that gave a presentation about security
flaws in its routers, reaching a settlement that prevents him from ever
repeating the information.
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Nats want $2bn to back T3
MARK Vaile will today demand at least $2 billion from the proceeds of
the Telstra sale be set aside for a bush fund.
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Unwired calm as cash burns
UNWIRED'S cash burn rate increased marginally during June quarter but
the wireless internet provider remains confident that its Sydney
operation will reach profitability.
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Eight charged after warez raids
US authorities have charged eight people with copyright infringement and
snared illicit goods worth $US100 million, in their largest global sweep
against online organised crime.
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$2bn may not get vote: Joyce
QUEENSLAND Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce says $2 billion may not be
enough to safeguard Telstra's services in the bush and secure his
support for its full privatisation.
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Handhelds boost US games
RETAIL sales of US video games hardware, software and accessories rose
21 per cent in the first six months of the year, as the popularity of
handheld devices offset a decline in aging game consoles, a study found.
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Combined cap aims at families
TELSTRA is targeting families with large phone bills with the launch of
what it claims as Australia's first combined mobile and home phone
capped plan.
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news features
Old-time talking bot takes you back
FANTASIES about chatting up legendary figures have come closer to
reality in Japan, where researchers have developed a mannequin with a
built-in projector that can resemble a face of one's choice.
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reviews
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7
CYBER-SHOTS are like snowflakes; they just keep coming, and no two are
the same.
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columns
Trujillo faces a dilemma in NZ
comment | WELCOME to the saga of Telstra's tortured bid to create a
half-way decent business in the land of the long white telco monopoly.
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it jobs
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'Whistle-mail' a privacy risk
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USO to stay, says Coonan
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IT migration slows
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Seven revives online ambitions
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IT back in Beattie's cabinet
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Qld to rebuild health systems
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Aged lose millions online
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Hollywood agrees on digital standard
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Motorola takes Razr to range
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Strathfield losses grow
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ACCC wants 'separation'
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Microsoft update hits pirates
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Watchdog backs Telstra split
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New probe into GTA
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Motorola takes on Blackberry
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