Briefly: Virgin Skywest Buyout Going Ahead, IE10 Deployment Blocker

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Virgin Australia's buyout of Skywest receiving regulatory approval and Microsoft's IE10 update blocker toolkit.

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  • Virgin Australia's acquisition of Skywest will go ahead after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) approved the deal. The regulator hasn't yet decided whether Virgin's purchase of a stake in Tiger will be allowed.
  • Want to control the deployment of IE10 in your workplace? Microsoft has launched an Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit for businesses which want to control the shift from IE9 to IE10. (Without the toolkit, Windows machines will automatically update to IE10 as part of the Windows Update process.)
  • Twitter has updated its site to allow in-place viewing of embedded pictures and videos, rather than taking you to a separate screen. Handy.
  • Google has launched its 2013 Science Fair, an online competition designed to encourage students aged 13-18 to explore science Australians are eligible to enter; the competition closes on April 30.


    Bet it won't end with SkyWest ceasing to use the term "lavatory".

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