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IBM Australia Announces New Global Research Development Lab 68

davidmwilliams writes "Today Prime Minister Julia Gillard and IBM Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Glen Boreham announced a new global research and development lab to be based at the University of Victoria, creating 150 jobs and tackling Australian national concerns. The controversial Labor Government's National Broadband Network has been cited as a major drawcard."
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IBM Australia Announces New Global Research Development Lab

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  • Which Uni? (Score:5, Informative)

    by MichaelSmith ( 789609 ) on Wednesday October 13, 2010 @11:19PM (#33890104) Homepage Journal

    TFS and TFA refer to the "University of Victoria" which could be the same as "Victoria University" but the announcement was made at the "University of Melbourne" which leaves me confused.

    Then there is this: []

    Natural disasters, resource management, life sciences and e-health will be keyed as high priorities for a new global research and development lab to be opened at the University of Melbourne by IBM.

    So I think its Melbourne Uni.

  • by dbIII ( 701233 ) on Wednesday October 13, 2010 @11:55PM (#33890270)
    It's not a "proposal" or policy, it was a series of off the cuff comments from people who barely know how to use MS Word. One thing that set off alarm bells was the suggestion that the current wireless implementations can carry more bandwith than fibre-optic cable. Nobody in that party has put a high school weekend homework project worth of work into the idea, it's just another example of saying no to everything the government does.
    All of the "detail" we've got is a couple of newspaper journalists at the Australian trying to fill in the gaps of inane comments along the lines of "we don't need expensive cables, we'll use wireless".

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