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Submission + - Wadhwa Says Technology `Bubble' to Burst (

hari writes: Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Duke University and a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, talks about the valuation of technology companies. Wadhwa also discusses Zynga Inc. and Groupon Inc., initial public offerings by technology companies and secondary markets. He speaks with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Submission + - New draconian censorship laws in South Australia (

An anonymous reader writes: New censorship laws came into place in South Australia making the public display of R-rated cover material illegal in places where other lower rated movies/games are display (like BlockBuster, K-Mart etc,,). Thought it might be of interest :)

Submission + - 100% Free software compatible PC launches ( 1

crimperman writes: The Open-PC project has announced that it's first PC is now available for 359 Euro. They claim the mini-ITX desktop machine is energy efficient, consumer ready, easy to upgrade and — significantly — uses only hardware which has free software drivers available. As you'd expect it comes with GNU/Linux which is running KDE (a 10 Euro donation to the KDE project in included in the price). Interestingly all the key decisions on design, pricing etc. have been made by the "community" via online polls. The spec of the machine is pretty reasonable for the price : Atom 1.6GHz Dual-Core Processor, 3GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Intel 950 Graphics

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