It’s Friday! Bring on the weekend!
- Cloud vendor, NetSuite, has partnered with Google and Amazon to provide an integrated cloud solution.
- Meanwhile, another software vendor, Ortec, has set up shop in Australia.
- Last up today – if you have an American iPad, don’t take it on a trip to Israel. It will be confiscated if you do.
State of the market
- The 5000 mark has been broken, and the market continues to rise – at 12 noon it’s up 20.6 points to 5015.3
- The dollar has had a dip, and stands at $US0.9305 currently. Meanwhile, Gold and Oil are also both down, at $US1155.8 and $US85.2 respectively.
- How Tweet: Kevin Rudd's son gets engaged
- Banned: iPad Wi-Fi too hot for Israel
- Slave labour claims: Microsoft investigators dispatched to Chinese factory
- Unmuzzled and viral: Ray's barking mad TV spot
- Grounded: Ash cloud brings air chaos
- Horror at Humpty Doo: Croc took girl
- Terrorism: Police did not act on sermon
- Health: Rudd takes aim at Brumby
- Retail: Green light for second Australian Costco
- Education: Labor risks private school cuts, claims Abbott
- Immigration: Boat crisis forces visa-raid halt
- Money: Rudd to offer generous concessions to bank accounts for savers
- Lara Bingle: Swaps Sydney for City of Angels
- Strange but true:'T-Rex' leech puts bite on girl's nose
- Athletics: Hooker has Bubka's world record in his sights
- AFL: Blues boost lacklustre Waite
- AFL (2): Fevola admits to gambling addiction
- AFL (3): Live wire Nic Naitanui
- Racing: Waterhouse loses court battle for her top jockey
- Rugby league: Farah finetunes for old adversary
- Rugby league (2): Tears and fears of life as an Eel
- Rugby league (3): Folkes plots Bulldogs' downfall
- Rugby union: Marked man has his own target
- Rugby union (2): Barnes' Test spot in jeopardy
- Dunk dope: Is this the worst of all-time?
- <i>Dr Who</i> : Impressive changing of the Time Lord
- Look Who's early : See the new doc first
- Natalie Merchant: The singer who played poetry
- Let there be loot: AC/DC takes $120m on way to the top
- Geena's gender drive: Why films are 'dismal'
- Bernard Fanning: Urged to do a Garrett
- Opera: Shock of the new hurts bottom line
- Kate Winslet: Speaks out against foie gras
- Travel: Sorry Dubai, when it comes to luxury, Bali comes first
- Sydney: Chance shower. Min: 16, Max: 24
- Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 14, Max: 27
- Brisbane: A few showers. Min: 18, Max: 26
- Perth: Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 26
- Adelaide: Possibly late evening shower. Min: 15, Max: 26
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 12, Max: 22
- Canberra: Fine and mostly sunny. Min: 8, Max: 23
- Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 25, Max: 32
- Results so far...
- 1st - Personal computers - 76%
- 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 64%
- 3rd - Video games console - 61%
- 4th - Brick phones - 58%
- 5th - Portable gaming devices - 55%
- Click here to cast your vote!