As colour comes back into nature, and with temperatures warming, we’re here to brighten your lunch with the tastiest bits of news for the day.
- NetSuite CEO, Zach Nelson, claimed that traditional VARs are an endangered species thanks to cloud computing
- ISV, Intelligent Software Development, announced it has increased its ties with the Department of Defence
State of the market
- After yesterday’s sharp drops, the market has regained what it lost and more thanks to strong gains on Wall St. At 12:15pm, the S&P/ASX200 was up 74.2 points.
- The Aussie dollar remains on track to rise at $US0.9280. Gold is also continuing to grow and sells for $US1058.1 an ounce while oil prices are up 1.38 per cent to $US79.6 a barrel.
Product Wars: Wacky Mp3 players
- Results so far...
- 1st - Light sabre Mp3 - 94%
- 2nd - Swiss army knife - 73%
- 3rd - Underwater googles Mp3 - 73%
- 4th - Hand grenade Mp3 - 70%
- 5th - Belt buckle Mp3 - 64%
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- Apple's pie: Profit soars on back of iPhone and Mac sales
- Technology: Fake security software in "millions of computers"
- Brimble case: Jury dismissed after failing to reach verdict
- Emissions trading scheme: Farmers reject Nationals stance
- Asylum-seekers: PM in Jakarta for boat people talks
- God's will?: Archbishop ponders the meaning of huge losses suffered by Sydney diocese of Anglican Church
- Highway man: Nelson says personal thank you with placard
- Littler W: Woolworths shares dip on sales results
- All the fours: Queensland's population hits 4,444,444 at 4.44am (really)
- Newspaper industry slide: New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
- Turfed out: Jim's franchisees want to cut and run
- Horrific dog attack: Six-year-old faces life in a wig
- Tennis: Woodbridge will play peacemaker to get Hewitta nd Tomic talking
- Tennis (2): Stosur earning more than Hewitt on court
- Cricket: Holland will face baptism of fire, warns Ponting
- Cricket (2): Pup in charge but keen to learn new Twenty20 tricks
- Cricket (3): Clarke sends Langer home short-changed
- Sand of God: Beach ball referee punished with demotion
- Jess' journey: Light winds slow first day of world solo attempt
- Jess' journey (2): Watson 'looked but didn't see' bulk carrier
- Racing: Waterhouse steps up to the Plate
- Racing (2): It's worth the weight as Boss eyes Valley glory
- Racing (3):Brown heads to Sandown to get a feel for spring bolter, Warringah
- Racing (4): Viewed saddles with five extra kilos for Cup defence
- George Clooney: On relationship woes and ageing gracefully
- Fighting back: Nicolas Cage sues over 'financial ruin'
- Shut it: Madonna sued for being neighbour from hell
- Travel: Website hotel deals not such a bargain
- Unusual Paris tours: Secrets of the city of love
- <i>Where The Wild Things Are</i>: Check out the trailer of the hit flick
- Box office: We see dead people
- Dominatrix: Behind Ricki_Lee's cover shoot
- Low point: Saffron hits new level of 'filth'
For the evening:
- The Kindle has started shipping. Have you ordered your copy yet?
- Sydney: Cloud increasing. Late change. Min: 15, Max: 31
- Melbourne: Shower or two clearing. Min: 13, Max: 20
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 14, Max: 29
- Perth: Fine, sunny. Min: 11, Max: 25
- Adelaide: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 23
- Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 8, Max: 16
- Canberra: Fine. Cloud increasing. Min: 9, Max: 27
- Darwin: Afternoon shower or storm inland. Min: 26, Max: 35