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Sep 14, 2011

Stocks and Markets in The News


Asia stocks rise as Greece default fears ease Asia stocks post gains, with sentiment buoyed by assurances from France and Germany that Europe will stand behind Greece as the nation struggles to cut its debt pile. 10:28 p.m. Today
  Jim Rogers on Singapore, China investment in Southeast Asia In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jim Rogers speaks about Singapore as a financial capital in Asia and about China's investments in Southeast Asian countries. video content 6:18 p.m. 

Today Insurgents Who Attacked U.S. Embassy Killed WSJ reporter Maria Abi-Habib reports from Afghanistan on the situation following a series of attacks by local insurgents. video content 10:20 a.m. Today

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Techcompany News and Analysis

Thursday, September 15th 2011

Who are the next generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs? While Mark Zuckerberg and Biz Stone may be seen as rising stars in the tech world, the fact is these old-timers are actually fast becoming veterans in an industry always looking for the next big thing.

In our Best of the Web this week, we take a look at a New York Magazine piece that chronicles some of the newest entrepreneurs in the Valley, and focuses on the importance of execution – no one cares if you have a good idea, only that you’re able to build a user base.

You should also read the five lessons we’ve learnt this week from the tech industry, especially the lessons given by Google Wave co-founder Lars Rasmussen. And don’t forget to check out our bloggers, including Chris Thomas, on how to get the most out of running online competitions.

Patrick Stafford
Editor, TechCompany

BEST OF THE WEB: The next generation of Silicon Valley and the man behind Apple’s new CEO 
The next generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are young 20-somethings who spend entire nights coding, trying to crack that next big hit. Read more

WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK: How Google learned that scarcity bring clarity 
The demise of Google Wave provides a good lesson to SMEs on why some projects fail and others succeed. Read more

GADGET WATCH: Motorola Droid Bionic 
Motorola has been on a pretty good ride this year with the Xoom tablet and the Atrix smartphones, but can it continue its good reviews with this Android powered phone? Read more

RetailMeNot founder Guy King reveals his favourite piece of tech is an iPhone app that seems simple enough, but helps improve productivity in a big way. Read more

IT Systems – David Markus 
Are your IT systems ready for growth? 
Many view IT as a necessary, but not important, service; this view can seriously hinder their growth. Read more

IT Means Business – Dave Stevens  
How much can you really save in the cloud? 
How much can cloud computing save you? The first part of the answer is probably quite a bit and the second part is it depends. Read more

Online Sales – Chris Thomas  
There’s a lot of competition for competitions 
There’s a lot of competition if you’re trying to make people aware of your online competition. Read more

Facebook Know How – Lara Solomon 
Would you march on Facebook? 
A new Facebook page has sparked a "liking" craze – here's why you shouldn't jump on board. Read more

Business Tech Talk – Paul Wallbank 
The quiet revolution 
Productivity gains of the 1990s were based on accessible computer technology; are we about to see another revolution in our workplaces? Read more

ANZ eyes 'family silver' in Asia: The Australian Business Briefing

Wall St rises for a third day
Wall St Jonathan Cheng US stocks surged today as investors found reasons for optimism in a barrage of headlines from Europe.
ANZ eyes 'family silver' in Asia
ANZ Nupur Acharya ANZ is looking for acquisition opportunities that could emerge in the Asia Pacific because of global market volatilities.
Euro powers back Greek economy
Angela Merkel Germany Bernd Radowitz and Gabriele Parussini GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are convinced Greece's future is within the euro zone.
Foster's chief defends sales slides
John Pollaers Blair Speedy FOSTER'S chief has downplayed figures showing the company continued to lose market share in the packaged beer market last month.
China probes Hanlong saga
Hanlong Mining Andrew Burrell CHINESE investor Hanlong Mining's $1.3 billion takeover bid for Sundance Resources is likely to be reassessed by Beijing.
WA power sale under threat
Griffin Coal Andrew Burrell THE mining company that produces half Western Australia's coal supplies is surviving through the financial support of its Indian parent.
Uniqlo plans to dress the world
110914 Uniqlo Hiroyuki Kachi JAPAN’S Uniqlo causal-clothing chain has mapped out aggressive plans to become the world's largest apparel retailer.
Microsoft sees future in cloud
Steve Ballmer Imagine Cup Steven Jones MICROSOFT is pivoting to cloud computing from traditional computing, part of a sweeping revision of its business model.
Financial Markets
Wall St rises for a third day
Wall St Jonathan Cheng US stocks surged today as investors found reasons for optimism in a barrage of headlines from Europe.
Europe climbs on debt hopes
Gold falls on cautious optimism
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Mining & Energy
Gold falls on cautious optimism
gold Matt Day A FIRM US dollar and cautious optimism about Europe's debt crisis eased investor demand for gold as a safe haven today.
Oil slides on demand concerns
Santos predicts rich royalties
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Media inquiry to test print regulator: The Australian Capital Circle

Capital Circle Newsletter

Media inquiry to test print regulator
Labor's media inquiry has divided commentators, with some arguing it goes too far and others that it doesn't go far enough.

Julia Gillard will meet with the Resources Advisory Council today. The PM spoke to ABC Sydney this morning about her carbon tax package, currently being debated in parliament. Asked if she had failed to sell the need for the package, Ms Gillard said she was "always happy to accept responsibility for my role and actions'', but added there had been a "huge fear campaign" to distort the facts of climate change. She was "very confident that people will find the world same on July 1'' after the tax comes into effect.
Tony Abbott spoke to Alan Jones on 2GB this morning about the carbon tax package, continuing his attack on the government.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Greens Leader Bob Brown both hit the airwaves this morning to talk about the media inquiry.
Diary: Health Minister Nicola Roxon will open a GP Super Clinic with Labor MP Mike Kelly in the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro this morning. Coalition finance spokesman Andrew Robb is holding a Canberra launch of his book, Black Dog Daze, in the main committee room of parliament at 12.30pm today.
Committees: The House of Representatives committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hear evidence about the operation of the insurance industry during disaster events today. The House of Reps committee: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs will hear evidence about Language learning in Indigenous communities.
The Real Chopper: Capital Circle reported yesterday that former hitman Mark "Chopper" Read had taken Sports Minster Mark Arbib to task on Twitter over lawn bowls on TV. But it appears Senator Arbib - and your correspondent - were fooled by a fake Twitter account. Radio 2GB's Ben Fordham spoke to Read yesterday, who denied the account was his (listen here).
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