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Nov 2, 2011

Stocks & Markets in the News | Asia: Asian stocks languishing Most markets lower ahead of G-20 summit. Asia Markets | MarketWatch

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at a joint press conference after crisis talks with Greece's prime minister.

 Most Asian share markets trade with sizeable losses, with financials particularly weak ahead of a key international summit, as fresh signs surface that Europe is struggling to contain debt troubles.
Asia earnings: Sony | Lenovo | ANZ | Nissan
News Corp. hit by charges over tabloid scandal
Australian retail sales rise as expected

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Australia’s eCommerce superstars, Govt refers grocery dominance to ACCC, Allphones up for sale, How Woolies let Coles back in – five lessons

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Today on SmartCompany we take a look at the battle for control of the grocery sector and the fallout for SMEs, we look at five strategy mistakes made by Woolworths, which have let rival Coles back in the game, and examine Industry Minister Kim Carr’s attack on the two giants, who he says are threatening suppliers through their market dominance. We also look at news franchise Allphones is on the sale block and in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson explores the potential ramifications of Holden dumping its Commodore model.

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Australia's eCommerce superstars
From market leaders and established players to rapidly rising stars, business is booming for Australia's best independent online-only retailers. BY BRAD HOWARTH.
eCommerce Superstars

DIY super funds: Danger in acquiring assets from related parties
Acquiring assets from related parties can catch SMSFs funds out if they are not careful. BY TERRY HAYES.

Aunty B
We're having a culture clash. Help!
What you have perfectly described is the growth of the informal organisation.
Aunty B

Facebook Know-how
Lara Solomon
Here are some tips for getting your Facebook page ready for the mad Christmas rush.
Lara Solomon

IT Systems
David Markus
From now, the major frontier in IT will be around how large organisations will structure and deliver information to us.
David Markus

Internet secrets
Craig Reardon
All businesses need to ensure that their website is in top shape, or they risk losing valuable sales.
Craig Reardon

Business Tech Talk
Paul Wallbank
It's a good idea to wait before getting the latest gizmo.
Paul Wallbank

IT Means Business
Dave Stevens
In the past few years, the IT landscape has changed significantly for SMEs. So how will these changes affect your business moving forward?
Dave Stevens

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
If true, suggestions that Holden could stop building the Commodore could create big problems for manufacturing and the Government.
James Thomson

The Australian IT | PiNG: Choices would end piracy: Ericsson.

Choices would end piracy: Ericsson
Andrew Colley THE debate over dealing with online piracy in Australia has become overly weighted in favour of rights, Ericsson has warned.
Apple admits to iPhone 4S battery bug
APPLE has admitted to a problem with its mobile operating system that is shortening the battery life of iPhones, iPads and iPods.
Gmail has a new look but app crashes
GOOGLE has given Gmail a new look on the web, but in the Apple sphere had to pull its new app due to an embarrassing bug.
Sony predicts more than $1bn loss
SONY expects to lose well over $US1 billion this fiscal year, as its loss-making television business continues to struggle.
SUSE appointee to promote Linux
Paul Broekhuyse SUSE, an operating unit of the Attachmate Group, has appointed Hamish Miles as regional sales director for Australia and New Zealand.
Speed-up downed bourse
Andrew Main ASX yesterday revealed that last Thursday's four-hour outage, its longest in decades, was caused by a software upgrade that failed.
Telstra unwraps 'stocking fillers'
Chris Griffith TELSTRA has targeted the rapidly growing mid-price Android phone market, announcing inexpensive new Gingerbread handsets ahead of Christmas.
Westpac spruiks 'best sourcing'
Fran Foo WESTPAC'S plans emulate outsourcing deals with IBM and Hewlett-Packard in other parts of its operations.
Big W releases shopping app
Chris Griffith THE quest for the hearts and minds of tech savvy shoppers has intensified with Big W the latest chain offering a shopping app.
Apple's Cook tinkers with recipe
TIM Cook promised that Apple would not change when he took over the company's helm from Steve Jobs in August.
Telstra to unveil unlimited movies
Stuart Kennedy TELSTRA is looking at launching a subscription all-you-can-eat online movie service early next year.
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