Tuesday, August 30, 2005

iTnewswire Late Edition: Google extends sitemaps service to mobile websites; Solution provider sees Katrina damage firsthand.

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Wednesday, 31st August 2005
  • Microsoft Tech.Ed looks ahead to lowered costs, complexity
  • Solution provider sees Katrina damage firsthand
  • Google extends sitemaps service to mobile websites
  • Now shipping: FileMaker Pro 8
  • Apple-Motorola combo mobile phone-music player expected
  • Microsoft Tech.Ed looks ahead to lowered costs, complexity
    Microsoft has highlighted a slew of fresh product updates and new releases that the software giant claims will help reduce cost and complexity for developers -- helping enterprises, smaller businesses and consumers alike. More...

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    Solution provider sees Katrina damage firsthand
    The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is about as devastating as one can imagine, according to a solution provider who flew over the area a day after the devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast. More...

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    Google extends sitemaps service to mobile websites
    Google says webmasters building pages for mobile phones could now use its tools for helping the search engine giant find content on the internet. More...

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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    T-Wolves' mini-camp in Vegas draws $200K fine by Marc Stein A well-attended voluntary mini-camp in Las Vegas last week did not come without a cost for the Minnesota Timberwolves. NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Wolves were fined $200,000 for the two-day excursion, which was suggested...

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    Washington Post, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 6:52 PM PDT
    Bush Cuts Texas Vacation Short to Oversee Hurricane Response http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/30/AR2005083000945.html?nav=rss_politics/administration
    CORONADO, Calif., Aug. 30 -- As the devastation from Hurricane Katrina grew clearer Tuesday, President Bush decided to cut short his month-long vacation and return to Washington to oversee the response to what the White House called "one of the most devastating storms in our nation's history."

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    North County school briefs: Bonsall PTA begins new season http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/08/31/news/community/18_44_278_30_05.txt
    BONSALL ---- The Bonsall Elementary School Parent Teacher Association has resumed activities for the 2005-06 school year. Meetings are at 9 a.m. the first Thursday of the month in Room 7 of Bonsall Elementary School.

    The Natchez Democrat, Tue, 30 Aug 2005 7:21 PM PDT
    Emergency officials, residents prepare for storm http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/articles/2005/08/31/news/news26.txt
    NATCHEZ - With Hurricane Katrina expected to land near the mouth of the Mississippi River about 1 p.m. Monday, local emergency responders worked Saturday to prepare for the worst.

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