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The lunch box - 19/04

The lunch box - 19/04

It’s Monday. Kiss goodbye to the weekend and help brace yourself for the week ahead with these choice bits of news.

Channel News

  • VMware is dropping hints behind its upcoming partner announcement with Salesforce.com. Read about it here
  • If you’re keen on hacking the Internet filter, Minopher is going to be hosting classes.
  • Last up, we’ve compiled a gallery of the funniest ads in technology. There’s some great ones – check it out here

State of the market

  • The markets have tumbled hard after Wall St. fell hard on allegations of financial fraud by Goldman Sachs. At 12:09pm, the S&P/ASX200 was down 69 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is lower and buying $US0.9213. Gold is very slightly up to $US1137.5 an ounce while oil has fallen to $US82 a barrel.

Technology

General News

  • Pro-rape rapper?: American singer, Kiely Williams, is under fire for producing a song that condones ‘pro-rape’ stereotypes.
  • Health War: The Federal Government is standing firm against the States on health demands.
  • Getting Binned: One dead and one severely injured after a garbage bin joyride goes wrong.
  • Airline quashes ashes: European airlines have demanded a lift of flight-bans after successful test flights through the danger zone
  • Cheeky Croc: Northern Territory fisherman are accusing a 4.5m crocodile of stealing their catches
  • God-bound coffee faces lawsuit: Hillsong-linked coffee franchise, Gloria Jean’s, is facing a $56m lawsuit over allegedly withholding commissions

Sport

  • Tennis: McNamee misses out on Tennis Australia presidency
  • Horses: Melbourne cup winner, Viewed, dead.
  • Athletics: Athletes of the year announced
  • AFL (3): Live wire Nic Naitanui
  • Football: Warriors just waiting for stars to return, says Panthers
  • Football (2): Reds notch historic double
  • Athletics (2): Fabrice Lapierre sets new national record.
  • Football (3): AFL star, Daniel Kerr out for 12 weeks.

    Entertainment

    Tomorrow's weather:

    • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 18, Max: 24
    • Melbourne: A few showers developing. Min: 18, Max: 27
    • Brisbane: A few showers developing. Min: 18, Max: 26
    • Perth: Morning cloud. Min: 16, Max: 25
    • Adelaide: Mainly fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 14, Max: 27
    • Hobart: A little rain developing. Min: 13, Max: 22
    • Canberra: Partly cloudy. Min: 9, Max: 24
    • Darwin: Afternoon shower. Min: 25, Max: 33

    Product Wars:

    • Results so far...

  • 1st - Personal computers - 76%
  • 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 64%
  • 3rd - Video games consoles - 61%
  • 4th - Brick phones - 58%
  • 5th - Portable gaming devices - 55%

  • Click here to cast your vote!

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