The lunch box - 12/04

The lunch box - 12/04

Good morning! It’s starting to get chilly in the mornings, and dark early – winter’s on its way! Hopefully, these news bits will distract you from that depressing inevitability.

Channel News

  • What do you think of Senator Conroy? Like him or hate him, it’s a major figure in our industry, and David Ramli’s piece takes a good, close look at what he stands for.
  • A major deal between ASX-listed CSG and Entellect Solutions has fallen through.
  • For a blast from the past (not unlike Hey Hey!) we’ve got a reseller review: where are they now? piece. Have a look here.

State of the market

  • The markets are off to a good start to the week. At 11:28 the ASX was up 36.6 points to 4984.7
  • The Aussie dollar continues to firm against the US – it’s currently at $US0.9343. Oil and Gold are both up, at $US85.5 and $US1166.1, respectively.


  • Viral hit: David's laughing after dentist
  • Twitter: Chatter could mean box-office success for studios
  • iPad: Ushers in era of convergence
  • Exposed: Sydney's great rental rip-off
  • Technology: Podcasts and wikis turn cafes into lecture halls

General News

  • Ageing Australia: PM's $739m boost
  • Health: Rudd reforms 'bizarre', says Reserve Bank board member, Roger Corbett
  • Refugee crisis: Asylum claim freeze won't stop the boats, according to Foreign Minister
  • Economy: Abbott to woo small business with tax breaks
  • Business: Seven's big shareholders win concessions, will back merger
  • 'Brides of death': Husband of dead Yemeni child bride should die, says family
  • Getting closer: Teen sailor on tricky home stretch
  • Beliefs: Leading atheists Dawkins and Hitchins seek Pope's arrest
  • Abused: Woman wins $15,000 for sexual harassment by KFC manager



Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Sunny. Min: 13, Max: 22
  • Melbourne: Partly cloudy. Min: 12, Max: 20
  • Brisbane: Mostlt fine. Min: 19, Max: 27
  • Perth: Chance of a shower. Min: 13, Max:24
  • Adelaide: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 10, Max: 23
  • Hobart: Shower or two. Min: 10, Max: 18
  • Canberra: Sunny. Min: 2, Max: 19
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

Product Wars:

  • Results so far...

  • 1st - Personal computers - 77%
  • 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 69%
  • 3rd - Brick phones - 64%
  • 4th - Video games consoles - 61%
  • 5th - Camcorders - 57%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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