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Victorian students to get iPads Google AdMob deal closes Facebook Cop - coming to a computer screen near you, if the AFP has its way Stop The Presses: ‘Sunset’ For Print In Five Years, FT Sees Yahoo, Nokia tie up for chat, mail and maps TweetDeck Raises $3M, Releases New Desktop Client Telstra CEO forecasts mobile Internet 'revolution' Announcing Google TV: TV meets web. Web meets TV. Fast and Free Facebook Mobile Access with 0.facebook.com Facebook is a major influence on girls, says survey Facebook now beats Yahoo sites in display ads iPhone mobile payments trial to begin soon The University of Queensland launches iTunes U Rumor: BlackBerry tablet coming this year? NBC: Like a Show on Facebook, Earn Rewards Google Believes Online Ads Could Be Worth More Than Print Ads by 2012 Hechinger Institute Launches Education-Focused News Site Furore as schools asked to chip in for portal McDonald's to Use Facebook's Upcoming Location Feature iPad international launch date set for May 28 Google Readies Its E-Book Plan, Bringing in a New Sales Approach Living Stories launch for WordPress could mean integration in newspaper sites Google Ventures Casts Wide Net In Search Of Next Google Changing the Way we Look at Mobile Advertising Revenue Potential AOL seeks to fill need for local news with online news site Patch Report: Social Media Impacting B-to-B Buying Process Would you Text your Next Vote? ACUMA Incorporated: Technology news round-up for April 2010

Victorian students to get iPads ZDNet.com.au May 28 2010 Following today's Australian release of the Apple iPad, Victorian Premier John Brumby has announced plans to spend over $300,000 purchasing the device for Victorian schools. Full article: http://www.zdnet.com.au/victorian-students-to-get-ipads-339303498.htm Google AdMob deal closes TechWorld.com.au May 28 2010 The $750 million acquisition has closed less than a week after the FTC approved it Google has closed its acquisition of AdMob, following news less than a week ago that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission would not block the deal. Full article: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/348193/google_admob_deal_closes?eid=411

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with higher education relevance • May 2010

Facebook Cop - coming to a computer screen near you, if the AFP has its way News.com.au May 26 2010 - Guidelines match local laws - User privacy settings to change - Police tell teens to remove photos YOU may have heard of RoboCop and Future Cop, but did you know we may soon have our very own Facebook Cop? Full article: http://www.news.com.au/technology/facebook-cop-coming-to-a-computer-screen-near-you-if-the-afphas-its-way/story-e6frfro0-1225871440833 Stop The Presses: ‘Sunset’ For Print In Five Years, FT Sees Paid Content UK May 25 2010 For years, even many of us in the online realm had countered digital prophesies of “the death of print” with cautious reservation. But now - as newsprint costs rise, digital operations grow their importance to publishers and driving delivery trucks around the place begins to seem anachronistic - printing on paper may increasingly look like just another cost that, soon, could be removed from the balance sheet. Full article: http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-stop-the-presses-sunset-for-print-in-five-years-ft-sees/ Yahoo, Nokia tie up for chat, mail and maps TechWorld.com.au May 25 2010 Yahoo will power Nokia's chat and mail services and Nokia will provide Yahoo's mapping offering Full article: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/347646/yahoo_nokia_tie_up_chat_mail_maps?eid=411 TweetDeck Raises $3M, Releases New Desktop Client Mediabistro.com May 21 2010 It's been an eventful week across the pond at TweetDeck, as the London-based social-media client raised $3 million in an internal funding round and released TweetDeck for Desktop v0.34. Full article: http://www.mediabistro.com/webnewser/twitter/tweetdeck_raises_3m_releases_new_desktop_client_ 162307.asp

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with higher education relevance • May 2010

Telstra CEO forecasts mobile Internet 'revolution' Techworld.com.au May 21 2010 Telstra CEO David Thodey has declared the expansion of mobile Internet will drive Telstra's business well into the future. Full article: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/347366/telstra_ceo_forecasts_mobile_internet_revolution?eid=4 11 Announcing Google TV: TV meets web. Web meets TV. Google blog May 20 2010 If there’s one entertainment device that people know and love, it’s the television. In fact, 4 billion people across the world watch TV and the average American spends five hours per day in front of one*. Recently, however, an increasing amount of our entertainment experience is coming from our phones and computers. One reason is that these devices have something that the TV lacks: the web. With the web, finding and accessing interesting content is fast and often as easy as a search. But the web still lacks many of the great features and the high-quality viewing experience that the TV offers. Full article: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/announcing-google-tv-tv-meets-web-web.html Fast and Free Facebook Mobile Access with 0.facebook.com Facebook blog May 18 2010 Today, we are launching another way for people to access Facebook anytime, anywhere: 0.facebook.com. 0.facebook.com is a new mobile site that includes all of the key features of Facebook but is optimized for speed. It initially is available through more than 50 mobile operators in 45 countries and territories with zero data charges. Full article: http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=391295167130 Facebook is a major influence on girls, says survey BBC - United Kingdom May 18 2010 Girls say social networking is more influential than television or magazines Facebook has become one of the biggest influences on the lives of girls, according to a survey. Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/education/10121931.stm Facebook now beats Yahoo sites in display ads CNet News May 12 2010 Changes in display advertising impressions over the past year: Facebook is way up, Fox Interactive is way down, AOL's declined a bit, and Microsoft and Yahoo remain fairly steady. Full article: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20004779-36.html

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with higher education relevance • May 2010

IPhone mobile payments trial to begin soon TechWorld.com.au May 19 2010 Visa has partnered with a company that makes a case for the iPhone with a microSD card that enables payments Full article: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/346955/iphone_mobile_payments_trial_begin_soon?eid=411 The University of Queensland launches iTunes U University of Queensland May 17 2010 The University that developed the vaccination for cervical cancer and the next generation jet engine is now on iTunes U. Full article: http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=21169 Rumor: BlackBerry tablet coming this year? Techworld Australia May 14 2010 A rumored upcoming BlackBerry "companion device" would be able to sync with other BlackBerry devices through Wi-Fi. Full article: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/346551/rumor_blackberry_tablet_coming_year?eid=411 NBC: Like a Show on Facebook, Earn Rewards MediaBistro.com May 13 2010 Credit cards and supermarkets have been offering rewards programs to their customers for years, but television networks? Not so much. NBC is looking to change that. Ties to its upfront presentation, NBC is unveiling a new program "Fan It" which will reward users for liking their shows on Facebook and talking about them on Twitter. Full article: http://www.mediabistro.com/webnewser/nbccom/nbc_like_a_show_on_facebook_earn_rewards_161 491.asp Google Believes Online Ads Could Be Worth More Than Print Ads by 2012 TheAwl.com May 11 2010 When you look through the delightful PowerPoint presentation prepared at Google on the newspaper industry (available at http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/05/googlepowerpoint/56360), a few things stand out. Full article: http://www.theawl.com/2010/05/google-believes-online-ads-could-be-worth-more-than-print-ads-by2012 Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with higher education relevance • May 2010

Hechinger Institute Launches Education-Focused News Site MediaBistro.com May 10 2010 The Hechinger Institute, a Columbia University-affiliated resource for education reporters, has launched The Hechinger Report, a news site focused on in-depth education journalism. Full article: http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/new_media/hechinger_institute_launches_educationfocused_n ews_site_161026.asp Think Social Media is a Fad? Watch This MediaBistro.com May 07 2010 http://www.mediabistro.com/webnewser/connected/think_social_media_is_a_fad_watch_this_160908 .asp Furore as schools asked to chip in for portal The Age May 10 2010 THE state government has been accused of hiding cost blowouts in its $77 million virtual classroom program - to be launched today - by asking schools to help pay for its introduction. Full article: http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/furore-as-schools-asked-to-chip-in-for-portal20100509-ulrq.html McDonald's to Use Facebook's Upcoming Location Feature Advertising Age May 06 2010 Brands Eager to Build Apps Once Massive Social Network Launches Its Own Foursquare Competitor Facebook is preparing to launch location-based status updates for its users. But the social network is also planning to offer it to marketers, including McDonald's. Full article: http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=143742 iPad international launch date set for May 28 May 07 2010 ZDNet Apple has just announced that the international launch date for the iPad will be Friday, May 28. For eager buyers abroad, pre-orders will start on May 10. Full article: http://news.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/ipad-international-launch-date-set-for-may-28/14506

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with higher education relevance • May 2010

Google Readies Its E-Book Plan, Bringing in a New Sales Approach The Wall Street Journal May 04 2010 Google Inc. plans to begin selling digital books in late June or July, a company official said Tuesday, throwing the search giant into a battle that already involves Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Barnes & Noble Inc. Full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703866704575224232417931818.html Living Stories launch for WordPress could mean integration in newspaper sites World Editors Forum May 04 2010 In February of this year, Google announced plans to open-source its Living Stories code, offering the program for development for news sources and blogs worldwide. Though there hasn't since been a large influx of news organizations using the Living Stories software, Google announced last Thursday that it has developed a plugin for WordPress-based blogs and websites, a move that will likely open up the tool for use in a wide array of news sites. Full article: http://www.editorsweblog.org/web_20/2010/05/living_stories_launch_for_wordpress_coul.php Google Ventures Casts Wide Net In Search Of Next Google The Wall Street Journal May 03 2010 Google Ventures took the cover off the Internet giant’s venture arm, saying it intends to invest another $100 million in its second year, after investing about $100 million in 10 portfolio companies in its first year. Full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2010/05/03/google-ventures-casts-wide-net-in-search-of-nextgoogle/ Changing the Way we Look at Mobile Advertising Revenue Potential The Nielsen Company May 03 2010 Roger Entner, Senior Vice President, Research and Insights, Telecom Practice As the advertising, Internet, and mobile worlds rapidly converge, we need to shift how we look at these various industries and the metrics we use to describe the potential business. What is essential is a different, unified mindset of how to evaluate the opportunity and to compare the various components of the customer value stream. Full article: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/changing-the-way-we-look-at-mobile-advertisingrevenue-potential/

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with higher education relevance • May 2010

AOL seeks to fill need for local news with online news site Patch The Washington Post May 03 2010 AOL Inc. is apparently gearing up to launch dozens of community news sites in the Washington-Baltimore area, part of an aggressive push to fill the void left by newspaper cutbacks and to tap the region's local online ad spending. Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/30/AR2010043001632.html Report: Social Media Impacting B-to-B Buying Process Folio.com April 29 2010 A recent study by DemandGen Report is indicating that b-to-b buyers have changed the way they research and engage in the buying process. The budget creation, solution criteria and RFP distribution phases are being supplemented with a more peer-oriented approach that's occurring through the use of social media and networking. Full article: http://www.foliomag.com/2010/report-social-media-impacting-b-b-buying-process Would you Text your Next Vote? SocialTimes.com April 29 2010 With the UK election campaign in full swing and relying heavily on digital media to promote the debates and the candidates, it’s no wonder that speculations have been popping up about the possibility of digitizing the vote. Support for online voting has surged in the UK, rising from just 19 percent of the population in 2005 to 43 percent according to the 2010 Virgin Media Business E-Politics Online Study. If it was offered, would you log on from home on election day and cast your vote online? Full article: http://www.socialtimes.com/2010/04/would-you-text-your-next-vote/ ACUMA Incorporated: Items in the press - monthly round-ups - Higher education news - International issues in education, and items affecting international students - Technology developments of relevance to campus services http://www.acuma.org.au/resource_library/in_the_press/

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Technology news with student relevance - May 2010 news summary - Australia, NZ