Got some exciting plans for the weekend? Or is this one a rest-and-recover. Either way, enjoy the countdown to the days off with these tasty slices of news.
- Express Data has launched an automated renewals program to help partners lock in smaller renewal projects.
- According to the McKinsey study, the NBN is not good for private investors.
- Security veteran, Michael Bosnar, has moved over to Sybase.
State of the market
- The market plummeted after a large and suspicious plunge on Wall St. At 11:45am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 109.8 points.
- The Aussie dollar is falling fast and sells for $US0.8834. Gold has jumped to $US1201.4 an ounce and oil prices have slipped to $US76.9 a barrel.
- Google: Adds language translation to Android smartphones
- Nintendo: Profits fall on declining Wii sales
- Aquasar:Water cooling for supercomputers unveiled in Switzerland
- Cybersecurity:Experts share their 'nightmares'
- Privacy: Groups take Facebook complaint to US regulators
- new Human error may have caused US stocks dive
- Business (2): Market turmoil sparks rates cut talk
- UK election: Exit poll suggests Tories 21 seats short of majority
- UK election (2): Voter chaos, hung parliament
- Marketing: It'll sell Australia don't you worry
- Evolution: Neandertal genetics study shows there's a caveman in us all
- Environment:Oil spill hits shore, stops shrimp harvest
- Climate change: Platypuses hold the key (video)
- Jessica Watson: Hits back at critics
- Strange but true: Driver passes test - on 960th go
- T20 World Cup: Morkel stars in South African win
- Cricket: injured Hughes out for winter
- Rugby league: Test star insulted by salary cap rise
- Rugby league (2): Laurie tantrum stuns onlookers
- Rugby league (3): Storm stars revved up for blockbuster
- Rugby union: In defence, Quade Cooper like 'King John'
- Rugby union (2): All Blacks use Genia as halfback prototype
- AFL: No offer of gold for trio of Hawks
- AFL (2): Swans top draft pick is a first-gamer
- Golf: Allenby in share of lead at Players Championship
- At the movies: Do we need another Robin Hood?
- Duped: Fans give extra dates the finger
- Masterchef:Sausage rolls and bad bolognese combine to roll Adele
- Black-Eyed Peas: in race to bed Cheryl Cole
- On tour: ... with Vampire Weekend
- Elvis Presley:Killed by bad constipation
- Travel: Grazing Arizona
- Fashion Week 2010: Celebrities turn out in force
- Andrew Morton: Muckraking author turns his attention on Angelina Jolie
- Keith Urban: Loses guitar collection in Nashville floods
- Dog daze: Sandra Bullock's crowded bed
- Kendra Wilkinson: Fights sex tape release
- Review: Playing for Charlie
- Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 23
- Melbourne: Chance light shower. Min: 12, Max: 20
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 14, Max: 25
- Perth: Sunny. Min: 9, Max: 25
- Adelaide: Mainly fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 21
- Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 8, Max: 17
- Canberra: Fine. Early frost. Min: 2, Max: 19
- Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 23, Max: 33
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