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Ping Newsletter Alcatel scandal ties up NBN resources

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Bain pips Sage to buy MYOB for $1.2bn US private equity outfit Bain Capital has emerged as the last-minute buyer of MYOB, yesterday securing it for $1.2 billion.   Alcatel scandal ties up NBN resources THE employment of NBN executives at Alcatel was the subject of more than 3700 emails exchanged between NBN Co, its lawyers and the government.   US buyers snap up discounted TouchPad HEWLETT-PACKARD'S defunct TouchPad tablet has virtually sold out in the United States after its price was slahed from $US499 to $US99.   Digital key to print survival JUST how much is a newspaper business worth?   Anti-litter group's bins on Facebook THE environmental group has incorporated geo-marketing and location-based software into its strategy.   HP's TouchPad tablet killed in Australia HEWLETT-PACKARD'S much anticipated TouchPad tablet computer has been withdrawn from sale in Australia just four days after its retail launch.

Private data still online after alert: Ping Newsletter

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Private data still online after alert INFORMATION relating to paternity and other testing could still be viewed online over 24 hours after the company responsible was alerted.   Moshtix founder hails cab system SCULPTURE may seem completely different to developing new businesses, but Hamish Petrie believes there are similarities.   Data to be 'key to marketing' DIGITAL communications and social networking have become core parts of the direct marketing busines.   DNA test names exposed online AUSTRALIANS seeking confidential DNA paternity tests to establish the parentage of their children have been outed in a major privacy breach.   ANZ revamps tech for Pacific push ANZ Bank is out to break the stranglehold of Standard Chartered, HSBC and Citibank in the Asia-Pacific region.   Victoria backflips on IT panel decision THE Victorian government has backflipped on a decision to reduce the number of IT providers used for governmen

Ping Newsletter: Telstra changes for customers

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Telstra changes for customers TELSTRA has made a series of management appointments to prepare for the national broadband network and build new growth.   NBN probes Telstra's pits NBN Co has begun a 12-week review of the state of Telstra's infrastructure assets to allow it to finalise its rollout schedule.   Twitter value soars to $US7bn TWITTER is privately raising hundreds of millions of dollars in new financing, valuing the company at up to $US7 billion.   Telstra copper wires not on NBN agenda NBN Co was never given authorisation by the government to seek to use Telstra's copper wires during protracted negotiations.   Training firms hunt begins THE NBN Co has begun its hunt for training firms to up-skill the thousands of workers required to build the mammoth project.   Optus faces $100m in payouts OPTUS could pay as much as $100 million in termination payments as it works to unstring its cable network.   Vodafone cl

Ping: $1.5bn boost for data centres | St George banks on mobile apps | Job market slow, project staff in demand

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$1.5bn boost for data centres DEMAND for cloud computing will help pump at least $1.5 billion into new data centre development projects.   St George banks on mobile apps ST GEORGE Bank expects 50 per cent of online customer transactions to be conducted via smartphones over the next 12 to 18 months.   Job market slow, project staff in demand THE upbeat forecast for the IT jobs market this year has lost some pace.   Confusion on child porn site blocking ISPs fear the voluntary filtering scheme could become mandatory.   Smartphone pay systems on hold Paying by mobile will come in when the technology is ready.   NICTA fixes video bandwidth issue DOWNLOADING video over constricted 3G networks is a bad idea, but National ICT Australia hopes it can overcome such bandwidth conundrums.   Computer servers float by THE sight of computer servers floating down a swollen Oxley Creek would have baffled any seasoned angler.   Tweaki