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Oct 6, 2011

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Steve Jobs Dies at 56
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Sprint to Make Multibillion-Dollar Gamble on iPhone

Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier, is making a multibillion-dollar gamble that access to the iPhone will be the ticket to a turnaround. Sprint has committed to buy at least 30.5 million iPhones, even though it would likely lose money on the deal until 2014, according to people familiar with the matter.


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Stocks and Markets in the News: UK, ECB act to curtail crisis

UK, ECB act to curtail crisis
Sam Fleming and Kathryn Hopkins THE world may be confronting its worst-ever financial crisis, prompting the Bank of England and ECB to take action.
Stocks build on early gains
AUSTRALIAN shares were up by almost 2 per cent by early afternoon, boosted by investors' confidence on Europe's debt crisis.
Last drinks for pub group
Sarah Danckert PUB group National Leisure and Gaming has faced the sober reality of its big debts, entering into voluntary administration.
No decision on Apple case
Ross Kelly SAMSUNG Electronics still has no indication from the Federal Court when it will be able to sell its new tablet device in Australia.
US steps up criticism of yuan
Michael R Crittenden CHINA’S currency policies came under fire in Washington with President Obama accusing Beijing of manipulating the yuan.
Rio, partners resolve tensions
Alex MacDonald Rio Tinto, Ivanhoe Mines and the Mongolia government have ended a stand-off on the massive Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper project.
Market backs Apple after Jobs
George Stahl APPLE shares fell less than 1 per cent after Steve Jobs's death, further evidence it's no longer intertwined with his fate.
Billabong heading for 'debt wipeout'
Michael Bennet and Mitchell Bingemann BILLABONG could be in breach of its covenants and be forced into a dilutive capital raising should the dollar continue to fall.
Financial Markets
Stocks build on early gains
AUSTRALIAN shares were up by almost 2 per cent by early afternoon, boosted by investors' confidence on Europe's debt crisis.
Stocks continue to claw higher
Gold edges up on ECB plans
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Miners reject foreign content claims
James Massola MINERS say they have been unfairly singled out in a new buy-Australian push.
Rio, partners resolve tensions
Gold edges up on ECB plans
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Smartcompany News & Analysis: Seven innovation secrets of Steve Jobs, Fitness First eyes $1 billion sale, Billabong’s debt woes, Property listings climb again:

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Today on SmartCompany we look at the seven innovation secrets of Steve Jobs, while in Entrepreneur Watch James Thomson examines how Jobs created an army of entrepreneurs. We also look at reports Fitness First is eyeing a $1 billion trade sale, look at another increase in the number of houses on the market and report on new ABS data which shows Australians are living longer, earning more and are healthier – but we are also less productive.

And don’t miss today’s free eBook wrapping together our coverage on Steve Jobs. The eBook, called Steve Jobs: Lessons from a legend contains some great tips and insights into a brilliant career.

For all this and more, head to our home page.

How I
How I’m protecting my software IP with a patent
eChannel Online's Frank Grusso discusses how to create commercial agreements with the companies using their patented technology. BY PATRICK STAFFORD.
How I

Marketing Strategies
Organisational buyer behaviour
Organisational buying is very similar to individual buyer behaviour with some contextual differences. BY TOM MCKASKILL.
Buyer behaviour

Aunty B
Should I tone down my OTT behaviour?
You are my definition of professional. You know why? You are questioning your behaviour.
Aunty B

The Futurist
Colin Benjamin

This week has seen the loss of two innovative, creative and entrepreneurial mentors who showed that real jobs are based on vision, values and ventures of founders of smart companies.
Colin Benjamin

Gen-Y Millionaire
Kirsty Dunphey

Steve Jobs was a business leader who showed us how to build a company with a unique culture and verve.
Kirsty Dunphey

Female Entrepreneur
Naomi Simson

Hard work, dedication and expelling the word failure from your vocabulary is key.
Naomi Simson

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson

The App Store may be Jobs’ biggest legacy.
James Thomson

Selling strategies
Trent Leyshan

One of the most valuable assets you can create in business is called a friendship with benefits.
Trent Leyshan