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Oracle looks for love at Java DevJam

FOSDEM 2011The Java* track at FOSDEM 2011 started off on the right foot by dealing with the state of the OpenJDK head on – both politically and technically – with a talk from Oracle's Mark Reinhold. There were quite a few speakers at Java DevJam and lots of Java tech over the two days, but this talk was needed to start to clear the air, hindsight suggests.
Damon Hart-Davis, 20 Feb 2011

Yahoo! exec drain continues

The Seven Network and Yahoo!’s online-TV-brand-hybrid, Yahoo!7, has revealed that revenue for the 2010 calendar year grew 37.7 per cent to $A91.5m. Online ad demand has helped drive net profits to $A22m.
Natalie Apostolou, 20 Feb 2011

NBN will turn retail borderless, says Conroy

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has urged Australian retailers to “get over” their online retailing issues, and embrace the government’s NBN (National Broadband Network) as their next great opportunity or risk Australia losing its international competitiveness in the global economy.
Natalie Apostolou, 20 Feb 2011

Broadband guarantee helped, but did it help the right people?

Up to $A1.4m in government subsidies under the contentious Australian Broadband Guarantee Program were misdirected into the wrong hands, according to a report from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).
Natalie Apostolou, 20 Feb 2011

Swiss boffins go nuts for Cray supers

Supercomputer maker Cray hasn't even finished building the next-generation of is massively multithreaded XMT supercomputer, and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Manno, Switzerland already knows it wants one.

Intel sends 'Poulson' Itaniums to the shrink

ISSCCEveryone else might have pretty much abandoned the Itanium processor, but Intel and Hewlett-Packard – who co-designed the 64-bit processor – remain firmly committed. That's mainly because HP has a captive audience of HP-UX, NonStop, and OpenVMS customers that spend billions of dollars a year on systems and therefore make it worth Intel's financial while.

HBGary 'puppets' FAIL to convince

It looks like we should all learn Homer Simpson’s sock-puppet phobia.
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Feb 2011

Windsor slaps News for NBN 'scare campaign'

Federal independent MP Tony Windsor has delivered a serve to NewsCorp for what he’s labelled a “scare campaign” against the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Feb 2011

Cobol cabal will take over THE WORLD Australia

The old advice was “Go west, young man”... but it seems the new one should be “Learn Cobol, youngster”.
Tim Worstall, 20 Feb 2011

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