NASA's Apollo technology has changed history

Forty years after astronauts on NASA's Apollo 11 spacecraft first landed on the moon, many experts say the historic event altered the course of space exploration as well man's view of itself in the universe.

Written by Sharon Gaudin21 July 09 08:06

Gov't invests in global telescope project

The Federal Government is to invest $88 million in the construction of a giant telescope to further the country’s role in space discovery.

Written by Kathryn Edwards20 July 09 11:12

Microsoft: Azure enterprise licenses will be simple

Microsoft has not made clear how it will incorporate Windows Azure pricing into the long-term contracts it signs with its enterprise customers, but a company executive said this week Microsoft intends to make it as simple as possible for them to take advantage of the new cloud-computing service.

Written by Elizabeth Montalbano20 July 09 08:35

Reports: Microsoft and Yahoo close to search ad deal

In less than a week, Microsoft could reach an alliance with Yahoo that could compete better with Google in online search advertising, according to media reports.

Written by Jeremy Kirk20 July 09 08:32

Experts: Oracle database option price hikes no accident

Oracle's decision to hike the price of some add-ons for its flagship database by about 40 percent was far from a random act, since the modules are crucial to getting the database to perform at the highest level, a pair of experts said Friday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 July 09 08:13

China's Internet users outnumber U.S. population

China's Internet users have surpassed the U.S. population in number, and more Chinese than ever are using e-commerce and accessing the Web through mobile phones, according to official statistics.

Written by Owen Fletcher17 July 09 14:32

NASA releases enhanced Aussie Moon landing videos

It may be 40 years since man first set foot on the Moon, but only now will people see the “real life” quality footage of Apollo 11 Moonwalk thanks to NASA and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Parkes Radio Observatory.

Written by Rodney Gedda17 July 09 10:17

Oracle hikes prices on database options

Oracle has apparently raised the cost of some management options for its flagship database by 40 percent, according to an official price list dated July 1.

Written by Chris Kanaracus17 July 09 08:31

Skype to regulators: Push mobile operators to allow VoIP

Skype, the Internet telephony provider, Thursday urged regulators in Europe to intervene to ensure that users aren't blocked from using their mobile phones to access much cheaper phone calls via the Internet.

Written by Paul Meller17 July 09 05:59

Google's Q2 revenue climbs 3 percent

Google reported second-quarter revenue on Thursday of $US5.52 billion, a modest 3 percent increase from a year earlier but still ahead of analyst estimates.

Written by James Niccolai17 July 09 05:38

Sun shareholders approve Oracle merger

Sun Microsystems' shareholders voted on Thursday to approve the company's acquisition by Oracle, but not by a wide margin.

Written by James Niccolai17 July 09 04:31

First leg of NBN rolled out in Tasmania

The first stage of the National Broadband Network has begun in Tasmania with an open competitive tender for fibre optic cable by Aurora Energy.

Written by Daniel Bishton16 July 09 16:57

NICTA opens its software to the world

Research organisation National ICT Australia (NICTA) has stepped up its support for open source software by launching the OpenNICTA portal where people can view and download software developed and licensed by the organisation.

Written by Dahna McConnachie16 July 09 08:25

Computer modeling helps build sun-powered stadium

When the 8th World Games opens in Taiwan on Thursday, the event will inaugurate a bold new stadium designed not only to power, cool and water itself, but also to withstand the tropical island's typhoons and earthquakes.

Written by Dan Nystedt16 July 09 04:55

Oracle's software development reins in new hands

Oracle's executive vice president of product development, Charles Rozwat, is taking a one-year leave of absence and his responsibilities will be assumed by Thomas Kurian, currently senior vice president of Fusion middleware.

Written by Chris Kanaracus16 July 09 04:51

Open-source adoption faces extra obstacles in China

The uphill battle that open-source programs face to steal ground from proprietary software comes with added pitfalls in China, where problems like software piracy take away strengths that open source has elsewhere.

Written by Owen Fletcher16 July 09 04:38
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