You're still working? Tough isn't it. Must be a holiday coming soon though! So here's the latest news to get you through the day. And if you check back from time to time you'll find there's the odd update or three, particularly if anything interesting is happening.
- Oracle has overhauled its partner program.
- M2 CEO, Vaughan Bowen, has plenty to say about the NBN and Commander.
State of the market
- The markets opened down after gold and energy stocks fell after price of gold and oil fell during weekend offshore trading. However, it rebounded strongly in afternoon trading after news that Dubai had received $10 billion from Abu Dahbi to help pay off debt. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 18.8 points at 4654.0.
- The Aussie dollar was down 0.42 per cent at $US0.9087. Gold prices lost any gains made late last week dropping $US6.60 to sit at $US1119.6 an ounce while oil prices continued to fall losing $US0.89 to reach US69.7 a barrel.
- Technology: Google confirms secret 'Google phone'
- 2009: The year of Twitter and Facebook
- Woods saga: Sponsors flee Tiger
- Climate change: Abbott 'singing solo'
- Copenhagen climate talks: Heat on China to break impasse at Copenhagen
- Economy: Lamb exporters make savage cuts
- Big mouth politics: Libs fear Joyce will overpower Hockey
- Opinion: Abbott's populism may be the making of Rudd
- McGurk parliamentary inquiry: Angry Richo pressed on tapes
- Round the world attempt: Watson 'alone but not lonely'
- Strange but true: Swimmer wants to be message in a bottle
- Swimming: Libby Trickett calls it a day
- The Razor Gang: Of Gillette's big three, two are now in disgrace
- Cricket: Chappell's recipe to protect fragile fast bowlers
- Football: Arsenal pour pressure on Liverpoll with 2-1 win
- Golf: Allenby's emotional tribute
- Surfing: Fanning wins world title as Parkinson wipes out
- Lote says sorry: I was young, famous, rich and silly
- Boxing: Victorious Darchinyan vows to get square
- Boxing (2): Green closes in on his date with Executioner
- A-League: Jets ride threeway towards title contention
- <i>Avatar</i>: Critics say it's a titanic world-beater
- AFI Awards: Samson & Delilah scoops the gongs
- Film: Rabbit-Proof Fencegrossly inaccurate, according to historian
- That was the year that was: Another tumultuous year in TV and radio
- Kidman: Scientology still a sore point
- Green Day: Brat-pack punks ain't no American idiots
- Flight: Qantas to hike international fares by 5 per cent
- Music: Sting's encounter with Gurrumul
For the weekend:
- Some of us at Lunch Box love a good sci-fi show, even a bad one, so tonight's launch of [xref:http://media.smh.com.au/entertainment/the-guide/the-guide-monday-stargate-universe-965180.html?category=The%20Guide&|Stargate Universe|new]] is worth an hour of time. Even if does turn out to be all a bit naff.
- Sydney: Early shower, then fine. Min: 19, Max: 25
- Melbourne: Sunny. Light winds. Min: 13, Max: 32
- Brisbane: Shower or two. Min: 22, Max: 27
- Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 15, Max: 27
- Adelaide: Dry. Sunny. Min: 16, Max: 35
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 10, Max: 23
- Canberra: Sunny. Min: 11, Max: 31
- Darwin: Showers, afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 31
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