We hope everyone had a lovely week, and a great weekend ahead! Hopefully the weather is good!
- The wisdom of SAP’s acquisition of Sybase has be questioned.
- Microsoft’s cloud push continues, this time with its new Office and SharePoint releases.
- There’s not enough done to combat software piracy, according to the BSA.
State of the market
- The markets have lost ground following a flat lead from Wall St. and Tony Abbott’s budget reply speech. At 11:23am the S&P/ASX200 was down 49.4 points.
- The Aussie dollar is slightly down and selling for $US0.8945. Gold is rising steadily and sells for $US1238.3 an ounce while oil prices have fallen to $US73.8 an ounce.
- Missing girl: They met on Facebook, now she's gone
- Facebook: New features to prevent crime
- Warning: If you illegally downloaded The Hurt Locker, you might want to read this
- Beauty and the Net: Websites to help you look good
- iPad: 'Off chart' demand delays shipment
- Budget response Let's stop the reckless pending, Abbott says
- Budget response (2): Abbott's plan is 'flaky, risky'
- Environment Premier blocks coalmine
- Jessica Watson: A day to go
- Arson: Union HQ attacked by blazing car
- World: Conservative rule to fill Rudd family coffers
- Religion: Pope warns of 'insidious' danger of gay marriage and abortion
- Law enforcement: 'Klan' teacher jailed for murder cover-up
- Wrong withdrawal: ANZ Bank 'completely shocked' about drug network probe
- Oops ... twice: First school bus falls over, quickly followed by story on Kyle's marriage
- Strange but true: Warning - don't eat slugs ... they make you sick
- Strange but true (2): Spider bites man on penis
- T20 World Cup: Collingwood would welcome Australian Twenty20 challenge
- Women's T20 World Cup: Australia storms into final
- Football: Bresciano swaps Palermo for Middle East
- Rugby league: Beware the cost of going to court, NRL tells Storm
- NRL: Barrett still in picture for Blues
- AFL: Fremantle at Subiaco - Collingwood's toughest task, says Ball
- AFL (2): Cult Cat missing
- AFL (3): Cocaine is footy's 'drug of choice'
- AFL (4): Goodes ready to make mark in Big Bad Barry's return
- Rugby union: Burgess' day of reckoning
- Rugby union (2): Rocky reignites the gunpowder when it matters most
- Sheila E.: A cymbal of glamour
- Metallica: Sells out
- Venetta Fields: Embraces Exile On Main Street session legacy
- Gig review: Vampire Weekend draw blood with smart song lyrics
- Theatre: It's raining men as Dimitriades returns to the stage
- Claudia Schiffer: Naked Vogue cover
- Travel: Even teddy bears need a holiday... in Finland
- Lisa Marie Presley: 'Sun shower' plea for Jackson
- Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 11, Max: 22
- Melbourne: Early fog then sunny. Min: 10, Max: 18
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 10, Max: 25
- Perth: Partly cloudy. Min: 5, Max: 19
- Adelaide: Fine. Cloud increasing. Min: 8, Max: 21
- Hobart: Fine. Min: 7, Max: 16
- Canberra: Fine. Early frost/fog. Min: 0, Max: 17
- Darwin: Fine, cloudy periods. Min: 25, Max: 32
Product Wars: GPS Voices
- Results so far...
- 1st - Sean Connery - 79%
- 2nd - Morgan Freeman - 78%
- 3rd - Ian McKellen - 70%
- 4th - Darth Vader - 61%
- 5th - Clint Eastwood - 59%
- Click here to cast your vote!