The Lunch Box - 16/03 (updated 4.45pm)

The Lunch Box - 16/03 (updated 4.45pm)

Tuesday coming down. There's probably a song or three coming down. So clamp on the headphones or stick in the buds, turn on your fave music of the moment and have a gander at all the news in our lunchtime wrap - now updated in the afternoon. Enjoy.

Channel News

  • Synergy Plus has finished a months-long hunt for a national services director, appointing Tony Kafer to the post.
  • Virtualised servers are far less secure than physical ones, according to analyst firm, Gartner. As many as 60 per cent of those virtual servers, in fact.
  • The first three ISPs have announced their intentions to sell services on the Tasmanian NBN link. Interestingly, none of those three are local ISPs. The three pioneers are iiNet, Internode and iPrimus.

State of the market

  • The markets opened higher thanks to gains on Wall St and held for the rest of the day. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 13.1 points at 4797.2.
  • The Aussie dollar is slightly lower to $US0.9133. Gold is slightly higher to $US1105.8 an ounce while oil is down to $US79.7 a barrel.


  • Romance is over: Yahoo7 calls an end to online dating
  • Facebook: Raunchy teacher pics spark probe
  • iPad: Apple to charge for battery replacement
  • Problems: Medicare data breaches increase privacy fears
  • GRLmobile: New owner Aggregato plans growth
  • Opposition: Reject e-health identifier bill, says law professor

General News



  • Film: Hollywood heroes on a mission from God
  • Music: James Brown's body goes missing
  • It's over: Winslet to split from 'wonderful husband'
  • Fashion: Hawkins a stand-out for Myer (gallery)
  • RIP: World's smallest man dead at 21, says Guinness World Records
  • Charlie Sheen: Pleads not guilty
  • Logies: Susan Boyle to perform
  • Food: Young guns take aim
  • Travel: Exploring the world's tallest towers

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 18, Max: 26
  • Melbourne: Sunny. Min: 20, Max: 30
  • Brisbane: Shower or two. Min: 20, Max: 28
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 13, Max: 29
  • Adelaide: Fine. Cloudy morning. Min: 20, Max: 32
  • Hobart: Afternoon showers. Min: 15, Max: 25
  • Canberra: Sunny. Min: 11, Max: 28
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower. Min: 25, Max: 34

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  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Toshiba Portege M750 - 65%
  • =2nd - Apple iPad - 63%
  • =2nd - Lenovo ThinkPad X200 - 63%
  • 4th - Dell Latitude XT2 - 55%
  • 5th - HP TouchSmart tx2z - 53%

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