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RIM execs chewed through restraints after in-flight fracas

Two drunken RIM executives on a flight to China fought staff and then chewed through their restraints after being subdued, forcing the pilots to divert the plane.
Iain Thomson, 11 Dec 2011
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YouTube takes music royalties seriously

New York music royalty outfit RightsFlow has been acquired by Google for integration into YouTube.
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Beeb rescues old Who episodes

The BBC has announced that two of the “missing” 1960s-era Dr Who episodes have turned up and been added to the Beeb’s archives.
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Swinburne Uni opens tech hub

Melbourne’s Swinburne University has opened a new $AU140 million hub for technology and entrepreneurial innovation, the Advanced Technologies Centre.
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Missing submarine washes up on Sunshine Coast beach

A remote-control robot submarine lost by university researchers has washed up on a beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
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Optus, football codes get listing date

The last big copyright-versus-the-Internet suit to be kicked off in December will be the battle between Optus and Australia’s dominant football codes, the National Rugby Leage (NRL) and Australian Football League (AFL).