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- Networking vendor, Blue Coat, has streamlined its distribution line-up, bringing in changes to its Australian and New Zealand strategy.
- Australia’s export of computer and information services outgrew imports by 4.8 per cent during 2008, according to a new report released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- Mobile vendor, HTC, has assigned master distribution rights to JMB for Australia and New Zealand.
State of the market
- The working week has started postively with the market continuing its recent strong showing. With positive data continuing to flow from the USA, the S&P/ASX 200 ended 49.8 points up after opening strongly and remaining solid all day.
- The Aussie dollar remains strong against its American counterpart, buying $US0.8189. Gold has sifted slightly down and is currently trading at $US953.1 an ounce while oil continues its steady climb and currently sells for $US68.1 a barrel.
- Jobs debate: 'Y' you have to get real jobs
- Future health: 'Next gen' Medicare plan
- Wheel-less in Sydney: Plane loses front tyre just before take off
- Veteran passes: World War 1 soldier Harry Patch dies aged 111
- Baby elephant named: Luk Chai selected from 30,000 entries
- Tour De France: Contador wins, Cavendish takes historic sixth sprint
- FINA World Swimming Championships: Meagan Nay swims 'for team' despite tragedy
- Formula 1: Webber third, second overall now
- Ashes tour: Mitch in pitch battle
- NRL: latest news and match reports
- AFL: Video wrap up of the weekend's games
- Sinful Attraction: Tori Amos heads back to Australia
- Homebake 2009: Line-up revealed: Powderfinger, Tumbleweed, Underground Lovers, Blasko, Hilltop Hoods, Jet and more
- MasterChef: Now there's talk of a kids' spin-off
- Not-so-slick: John Travolta allegedly scared to leave Church of Scientology
- Snubbed: CSI NY turns-off Natalie Bassingthwaighte
- Found: Original cast reunite for Lost finale
- If you are Sydney, the hottest ticket is definitely Pink at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. In WA, the Fourplay String Quartet play the excellent Fly By Night Club in Fremantle. Anywhere else, it looks like a good night for a DVD or a book or cleaning up the house - actually, on second thoughts, forget that, it's Monday - stick to the DVD or book.
- Sydney: Fine. Sunny. Min: 8, Max: 18
- Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 8, Max: 15
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 9, Max: 21
- Perth: Fine. Min: 4, Max: 17
- Adelaide: Light shower or two. Min: 10, Max: 16
- Hobart: Mainly fine, windy. Min: 5, Max: 11
- Canberra: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 2, Max: 13
- Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 20, Max: 31