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Liberal donor personally recommended Tony Abbott's daughter for scholarship

Les Taylor, the chairman of the Whitehouse Institute of Design who recommended Frances Abbott to be only the second recipient of the 'chairman's scholarship', has made donations of more than $20,000 to the Liberal party<p>• Tony Abbott's daughter was courted for scholarship, says New Matilda • Frances …

R.I.P. Society: the 10 greatest hits

Specialising in grimy punk that sounds as though it was scraped off a pub floor, the Sydney indie label is celebrating its fifth birthday at the Vivid Live festival. Here are its best releases so far<p>Given the currency that Australian music has overseas right now, it’s hard to believe Nic Warnock …

Samsung channels Apple in powerful curved TV spot

Using characters from movies through the years, Samsung's new curved TV ad makes the whole thing seem very important.<p>Look, I don't want to start another copying lawsuit.<p>This isn't about copying. Let's call it homage. Or respect. Or inspiration.<p>You might have noticed, should you have been watching …

Fon’s crowdsourced Wi-Fi network spreads Down Under with Telstra deal

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The “crowdsourced” Wi-Fi outfit Fon may currently be most interesting for the release of its Gramofon social music router, but …

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Rdio expands into 9 new countries, reaches 60 countries globally

​Rdio is broadening its global footprint by launching into 9 new countries across Asia and Europe. The music streaming service is now available in 60 countries worldwide.<p>The service, which boasts a catalogue of more than 25 million songs, is available on desktop, smartphone or tablet and can be …

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Why Twitch could be the best $1 billion Google ever spends

Forget search, Google wants to monopolize your online video<p>My Juggernaut was surrounded by enemies on all sides. In dire straits after losing most of his allies, he was being targeted for a Walrus Punch to complete the kill. But then I Omnislashed. Two dead enemies later, my digital hero was …

Beats hit with royalties suit over first model headphones

With the possibility of making billions in the rumored Apple-Beats deal, the high-end headphones company gets slapped with lawsuits.<p>One side effect of making it to the big time is that all sorts of people come looking for a piece of the action.<p>While it has yet to be confirmed if Apple is indeed …