It’s Wednesday, and we’re almost over the hump! All we need to do is chow down on today’s news bites, and we’ll be on the week’s home stretch.
- Consumers are more confident right now, according to GfK, but it’s still not all rosy.
- Telstra has signed on with Windows Phone 7. Handset vendor partners include HTC, Samsung, LG, HP, Dell and Sony Ericsson.
- Finally, IT Services provider, Oakton, in planning to expand into Sydney on the back of impressive growth.
State of the market
- Strong overnight gains in Wall St. and positive financial results rocketed the markets upwards and they continued to gain during the day. At close of tarding, the S&P/ASX200 was up 100.1 points at 4667.9.
- The Aussie dollar is selling for $US0.9015. Gold is up 2.75 per cent to $US1120 an ounce while oil is slightly higher at $US77.1 a barrel.
- OECD report: 'Force Telstra' to sell Foxtel
- Shutterbug: Camera brings new species to life
- SA Attorney-General warns: Gamers scarier than bikies
- Play time: US toys in 2010 are 'green', high tech and cheap
- Ruling: Ebay misused Louis Vuitton words in search advertising
- Terrorism: Fake British and Irish passports used in Hamas assassination
- Politics: Rudd scraps early election option
- Politics (2): Abbott pledges fair IR deal
- Politics (3): Coalition making inroads into all areas
- Crime: Notorious gang member breaks ranks
- Markets: Wall Street's Dow rallies 170 points
- World: British TV presenter admits mercy killing of lover
- World (2): Obama backs new US nuclear plants
- Terrorism: Al-Qaeda terrorists threaten sport
- Terrorism (2): Opinion - The foul smell of evil hovers over sport
- Haiti disaster: Quake far more destructive than 2004 tsunami, according to study
- Tomb talk: King Tutankhamen's dad was mummy's brother
- Strange but true: Man launches Spam attack on bus
Winter Olympic Games 2010
- Snowboarding: Wilkl our Bright spark pop the double cork?
- Women's snowboard cross: Canadian Maelle Ricker wins and thrills home crowd
- 12.5km biathlon pursuit: Flawless shooting lifts Swede to gold
- Embarrassment: Organisers forced to cancel 20,000 more tickets over safety fears on Cypress Mountain
- 10km biathlon pursuit: Revenge for Magdalena Neuner
- Shaun White: Subjects his life to boarder controls
- Men's snowboard cross: Aussies caught in the cross fire
- Bad sports: Canadian boo boys fail to fluster Aussie
- Men's downhill skiing: Underdog fights his way past pit bull
- Pairs figure skating: Married pair Shen Zue and Zhao Hongbo reign on golden pond
- Official website Schedule and results
- Football: Death of a Socceroo
- Champions League: Rooney the hero as Man Utd sink AC Milan
- Premier League: Controversy reigns as Man City go fourth
- Cricket: Twenty20 'ripe for corruption'
- Cycling: Landis accused of hacking into drug-testing lab
- Football: Premier league considering Euro play-offs
- Boxing: Hurricane continues long walk to justice
- Rugby league: New injury setback for Gidley
- Rugby league (2): Tigers ina twist as Tuiaki's ankle puts pressure on Tuqiri return
- Racing: All Silent restricted to trackwork but Begg not hitting panic button
- Johanna Griggs: Sunny side up
- Guy Sebastian - live review: Not too sexy - they like it like that
- BRIT Awards: Lady Gaga wins three, Liam Gallagher loses the plot
- At auction: Love letters show JFK's pursuit of young Swede
- The sexiest: Country with the hottest people revealed
- Theatre: Saved by the marital flashbacks
- Travel: Money down, the sky's the limit in Singapore
- Food: Dodgy eateries to be named and shamed
- Bar review: Dr Pong in Darlinghurst
- Art: Debra Barry found her talent inside, but looking out
- Sydney: Chance shower. Min: 20, Max: 25
- Melbourne: Morning cloud. Min: 17, Max: 25
- Brisbane: A shower or two. Min: 22, Max: 29
- Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 19, Max: 35
- Adelaide: Fine. Sunny. Min: 20, Max: 33
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 11, Max: 23
- Canberra: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 28
- Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 33
Product Wars: Best Tablet Device
- Results so far...
- 1st - Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 - 91%
- 2nd - Panasonic Toughbook T8 - 89%
- =3rd - Lenovo ThinkPad X200 - 77%
- =3rd - Toshiba Portege M750 - 77%
- 5th - Asus Eee PC T90 - 53%
- Click here to vote for your favourite!