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  • Will online streaming of Homeland season three debut save Ten in the ratings?

    26 September 2013 5:57 AM 160

    To mark the launch of their new video streaming platform tenplay, Network Ten have announced that it will stream the first episode of the US terrorism series Homeland's new series online while it premieres on television in North America. Claiming it to be an “Australian first”, Ten will stream the episode on their tenplay website and app from 2.15pm AEST on Monday

  • Life after Breaking Bad for Cranston

    26 September 2013 5:06 AM 108

    It's a long way from the meth labs of Breaking Bad but Emmy-winning star Bryan Cranston has decided on his next move in television, a guest role in How I Met Your Mother. Cranston began playing the now iconic character Walter White when the series first aired in 2008 and he has won three Emmy awards for the role (though he missed out this year in what was perceived

  • The Turning wins an audience, and glowing reviews

    26 September 2013 3:08 AM 122

    Producer-director Robert Connolly has described ticket sales for the Tim Winton adaptation The Turning as ''huge'' so far. An innovative approach that aims to to turn screenings of the film into a special event in cinemas has generated almost $200,000 in pre-sold tickets ahead of its opening today (Thursday). One-off screenings and a series of Q&A screenings

  • McDonald's on set to serve Ten's Wake Up guests

    26 September 2013 12:12 AM 120

    Leading nutritionist Rosemary Stanton has slammed a decision by Network Ten to have a McDonald's outlet on the set of their new breakfast show Wake Up, saying the fast food giant is aggressively targeting Australian families. ''Will they stop at nothing?'' she said, about the deal between Ten and the fast food giant. Ten has announced what they describe

  • Sun rises on Brosnan's Australian film shoot

    25 September 2013 10:43 PM 120

    Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, craggy-faced Englishman Bill Nighy and Chinese actress, singer and producer Fan Bingbing will head the cast of a major fantasy-adventure film to be shot at Melbourne's Docklands Film Studios in the first half of 2014. Victorian Minister for Innovation Louise Asher confirmed the long-rumoured deal on Wednesday, claiming

  • No silver lining in tax change

    24 June 2013 5:00 PM 45

    The government's recent decision to cap tax-exempt expenditure on self-education could hold back the development of much-needed skills in cloud computing because of the increasing role of open-source software, in which self-education plays a significant role. Last month the federal government released its National Cloud Computing Strategy, saying it would

  • Murdoch Uni picks local program to manage online learning

    24 June 2013 5:00 PM 42

    Murdoch University is looking to leapfrog its peers by choosing an Australian-developed open-source software program for its global learning management system, in a huge vote of confidence for the niche player. Moodle, a course management system, was originally created in Australia by Martin Dougiamas, with the first version released in 2002. It is estimated

  • Email outage hits NSW teachers

    24 June 2013 1:01 AM 46

    The NSW Department of Education and Communities is recovering from a major email outage that has affected about 135,000 staff since Monday, including school and TAFE teachers. The department said it was investigating the cause of the incident but has refused to confirm or deny a report suggesting its IT systems were hacked and staff accounts deleted

  • Rumours intensify of a bid for Nokia

    21 June 2013 1:43 AM 52

    Rumours that struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia may be up for sale have intensified this week, with analysts seeing three potential buyers who could be even more interested if the company undergoes a restructuring. Independent telecoms analyst Ari Hakkarainen said he was "astonished" that Nokia had not already been snapped up. Once the star performer

  • Watchdog fines iiNet $102,000 over fine print

    20 June 2013 4:23 AM 47

    Internet and telephone provider iiNet has been fined $102,000 by the competition watchdog for failing to prominently state the total minimum price payable for its Naked DSL service on a Sydney bus advertisement. The fine is the first to be paid by a publicly listed company for an alleged breach of the Australian Consumer Law. The advertisement, which