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Stories by Comptuerworld Staff
The planned Census on March 8 has been cancelled because of the Christchurch earthquake.
Goldman Sachs is to invest $US70 million in virtualisation provider AppSense.
According to an AppSense statement announcing the deal, "AppSense will use the funds to accelerate its growth and capitalise on its position as a market leader in what is expected to become a $2 billion market in the next few years. Pete Perrone, managing director at Goldman Sachs, will join the company's board of directors.
This is the last Virus & Security Watch for 2010, which has been a busy year for IT security.
A push into the US market is on Xero’s agenda for the coming year.
Australian online start-up Groggle, which provides data on comparative alcohol prices at different outlets, has settled a trademark dispute with Google, and changed its name to Drinkle.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has sold 49.3 million Microsoft shares, worth US$1.3 billion, reducing his shareholding in the company by 12 per cent. The sale is his first for seven years.
Telecom has opted to join the Department of Internal Affairs’ Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System.
The Commerce Commission has begun the process for determining the wholesale price for terminating mobile calls and text messages, following the decision in August by the Communications and IT minister Steven Joyce to accept the Commission’s recommendation to amend the Telecommunications Act 2001 to allow the regulation of mobile termination access services.
The Australian opposition Coalition will split up the country’s $43 billion NBN (national broadband network) project and sell off parts of it if elected.
Paul Muckleston has been appointed Managing Director for Microsoft New Zealand.
Vodafone is adding three new Android-powered devices to its line-up.
The Commerce Commission has started a review to determine whether Telecom faces limited competition in the provision of the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service.
The New Zealand and Australian governments have released a joint discussion paper on mobile roaming between the two countries.
Australia has shelved its internet filtering legislation until after the country’s next general election, scheduled to be held in a year’s time, or possibly sooner.