ARN brings you some news snacks to munch on as the working week draws to a close.
- Some disappointing new for Dicker Data – Lenovo has cut ties with the distributor after 18 months.
- More positive news from Synergy – it has reported a three per cent increase in revenue for the first half to December 31, 2009.
- Nintendo has won another battle in its continued fight against piracy, successfully suing an online retailer and distributor for carrying R4 chips.
State of the market
- The markets have been jumpy in morning trading, first dropping sharply before moving into positive territory. At 11:42am, the S&P/ASX200 was up 12.4 points.
- The Aussie dollar is down slightly to $US0.8933. Gold has dropped by a 10 basis points to $US1119 an ounce and oil has slipped to $US78.3 a barrel.
- The big two: Microsoft-Yahoo alliance wins regulatory approval, sights set on challenge to Google
- Threat: Smartphones may face 'explosion' of virus attacks
- Illegal surveillance?: School district spied on students via laptops, according to lawsuit
- Revealing: Porn on giant ad screen causes havoc
- 'Take my pound of flesh and sleep well': Furious engineer flies plane into tax office
- Politics: Conroy forced to defend round of golf with Packer
- Politics (2): Labor digs in for early election
- Socceroo death: Gray described as healthy and happy
- Environment: PM threatens Japan with legal action if whaling not stopped by November
- Environment (2): UN top climate change boss quits post
- Business: $A falls sharply as Fed raises rate
- Employment: Bosses rapped for valid sacking
- Opinion: The electoral cycle favours Rudd
- Opinion (2): Free-to-airs play the same old song
- Strange but true: Fortune teller accused of stealing fortune
- Strange but true (2): Death to cane toads with pet food
Winter Olympic Games 2010
- Women's snowboard halfpipe: Aussie queen of extreme, Torah Bright, qualifies first
- TV coverage: Eddie McGuire offends
- Women's super combined: Vonn crashes out as heat builds on Games organisers
- Halfpipe final: Shaun White was simply untouchable
- Scott James: Is this the world's coolest schoolboy athlete
- Threat: China's dominant aerial force flying past us
- Luge pairs: Keep major medals in the the family
- Speed skating: Shani Davis defends Olympic crown
- Official website Schedule and results
- Cricket: Who cares about footy, says Gayle
- Golf:Aussies all eliminated at Match Play Championship
- AFL: Saints glad to be on field after horror week
- Football: Aloisi left out in the cold
- Racing: Katsidis struggling for fitness
- A-League: Victory striker crisis deepens
- Rugby leafue: Lyon and King to co-captain Manly
- Rugby union: Players' union says ARU restriction is breach of anti-collusion caluse
- Woods sage: Tiger's back in the running
- Betting: Bookie cuts losses ... and runs
- Tropfest: Dial 'M' for movie
- Highway to heaven: AC/DC star test drives Rolls Royce
- Film review: The Hurt Locker - four stars
- Brisbane's Carnival: Top champions named
- Isabella Rossellini: Needed therapy after split
- Ewan McGregor: Got 'rush' from nude scene
- Cougars: Prowl Sydney
- Saf: Uni union says no to risky rockers
- Island of women: Where blokes dare to dream
- Travel: Qantas to pack up to 100 more on its A380s
Gossip: Reese Witherspoon rebounds
- Sydney: Becoming fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 19, Max: 26
- Melbourne: Mainly sunny. Windy. Min: 21, Max: 33
- Brisbane: Shower or two, mainly morning. Min: 22, Max: 29
- Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 20, Max: 31
- Adelaide: Dry. High cloud. Min: 23, Max: 37
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 14, Max: 31
- Canberra: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 13, Max: 30
- Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 26, Max: 33
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