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  • China Mobile in talks with Apple to sell iPhone

    China Mobile is in talks with Apple to sell the iPhone in China, the company's CEO said this week. But he's not keen on the type of revenue-sharing model that Apple has insisted on elsewhere in the world.

  • Google has its eyes on ANZ advertising

    Karim Temsamani has taken the general manager's role at Google Australia and New Zealand at a time when the company is seemingly invincible. Its share price recently topped US$700 (NZ$917); the company leads the world in search technology, and it has almost too many plays in too many different sectors to enumerate.

  • Interoperability an issue for Android: analyst

    Phones built with Google's Android operating system may suffer from a lack of interoperability, and IT executives will probably be wary about supporting multiple devices built with the much-hyped software platform, says Ken Dulaney, a Gartner analyst.

  • Toybox: SketchUp Pro 6 for professional modellers

    Google's SketchUp Pro 6 is an enhanced version of its free SketchUp 6 program. The free version features the application's powerful 3-D functionality, while the pro version adds two main features necessary for professional modellers.

  • Google buys Jaiku

    Google has acquired Jaiku, which offers a product called Jaiku Mobile, a software application for mobile phones that enables users to post and browse short messages called "jaikus."

  • Google exec predicts IT department shake-up

    IT departments that recognise and embrace the increasing commoditisation of collaboration and communication tools within the enterprise will ultimately produce productive employees, according to Google's vice president for enterprise, Dave Giourard.

  • Vendors strike back at over-eager Web 2.0 users

    As Web 2.0 technologies continue seeping into business systems, a new generation of corporate users is starting to gain access to the collaboration capabilities they are demanding from IT, according to attendees at the Office 2.0 conference. But before use of the tools spreads too far, they noted, companies must strike a balance between the Web 2.0 wants of users and the needs of corporate IT.