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Tuesday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 10-October-2006  16:07:03 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Lots of people sent word that Google is buying YouTube for 1.65 BILLION DOLLARS in stock, more info here, here, here and here.

Speaking of which, what happened to all the Intel/NVIDIA rumours? DigiTimes reckon something is in the works but not a full buyout. Still just rumours tho.

Sniper spotted a Wired article on the game Bully from Rockstar Games, creators of the Grand Theft Auto series. There was an uproar about this game portraying violent retribution for schoolyard bullying, but the article says the actual game is surprisingly different to expected. The game, critics somberly predicted, would inspire vicious acts of copycat bullying nationwide. Except -- whoops -- here's the thing: It turns out the game doesn't glorify bullying at all.

From Anthony: Hi there, just thought I'd let you know for all your WA community, that TheWest.com.au has just been re-launched and is set to go up against news.com.au, TheAge.com.au etc as WA's local online news resource. Think it might be worth a mention, because the old site was not that flash, but the new improved site is very impressive.

TheTechZone have an interview with Tim from Pandora, about their interesting online music service. The other half of Timís workdays is spent traveling across the U.S. talking to people about Pandora and the future of digital music. He mainly frequents colleges and universities setting up lectures and question and answer sessions with students and townspeople in what he calls town hall meetings.

Anandtech have a high-end buyer's guide. To recap, our definition of the high-end is that the systems focus on achieving optimal performance with price being less of a concern. This does not mean that price is not a concern, however, as there is still a huge difference between a $2000 computer and a $5000 computer - and we'll look at both today.



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