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Oct 3, 2011

Tax Forum: Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie urges governments to walk a mile in SME shoes: Smartcompany News & Analysis

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Today on SmartCompany, our deputy editor Madeleine Heffernan reports live from the Tax Forum, we examine a new survey which suggests SMEs that use group buying are actually very satisfied with the results and look at Google’s latest experiments with AdWords. Plus we also preview tomorrow’s iPhone announcement, where Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone 5 – we’ll have a full report on the event from 7am tomorrow so tune in then.

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NFC technology 'within months': PiNG - The Australian IT

NFC technology 'within months'
Andrew Colley AUSTRALIA could have its first commercial contactless mobile payment system operating in the new year.
Supplier panel bypassed by ATO
Fran Foo THE ATO bypassed its own technology supplier panel to directly award Accenture IT contracts worth more than $35 million.
Birth, death records prone to ID thefts
Chris Griffith BACKLOGS at some government registries have left the door open for fraudsters to assume the identities of dead Australians.
Asia soaks up local skills
Jennifer Foreshew THE rapid recovery in Asian markets after the global financial crisis is fuelling global demand for talent.
VisiInc plans push into e-health
Karen Dearne PERTH-BASED collaboration leader VisiInc plans to push into the e-health market with its $US16 million of VIA3.
Telstra's 'ready on money'
Andrew Colley TELSTRA says it is ready to give its $1 billion cloud computing war chest a top-up if required.
LTE mobile wireless network access
Stuart Kennedy TELSTRA has lit up its new LTE mobile wireless network, which proved speedy but out of reach for many.
Learning tool for autistic kids
Jennifer Foreshew A COMPUTER-BASED interactive tool is providing parents and therapists of autistic children with high-performance early intervention.
Zendesk just the ticket for REA
Jennifer Foreshew REA Group had a mismatch between its technology and the company's needs.
Frictionless sharing is a concern
Nik Cubrilovic MARK Zuckerberg announced a number of new features for Facebook at the annual f8 developers conference last week.
Windows Phone 7.5 integrates contacts
UPDATED Chris Griffith WINDOWS Phone 7.5 does not seek to be another operating system that supplies blank screen acreage on which you arrange apps and widgets.
Ives to expand NEC's ID projects
Paul Broekhuyse PETER Ives has won the role of business development manager for biometrics and identity management at NEC Australia.
Experts fear e-health privacy breach
Adam Cresswell, Health editor COMPUTER experts have expressed alarm over draft laws on the federal government's $470 million electronic health records system.
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Frictionless sharing is a concern
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