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Smartcompany News & Analysis: Why Big Data could change your business, $20m call centre operator collapses, Where to invest in a choppy market, Warren Buffett’s tech sector play

Today on SmartCompany we examine the collapse of a $20 million call centre operator, look at yet another set of tweaks to Google’s algorithm and examine the ACCC’s new guide for businesses planning carbon tax-related guides. Plus we explain why a glut of IR problems might occur in 2012 and examine how graduate salaries have rebounded. And in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson looks at Warren Buffett’s move into territory he’s always hated – the tech sector. For all this and more, head to our home page . News National call centre operator Quantum Multimedia placed in administration Google lists algorithm tweaks, SMEs urged to keep on top of changes Don’t use “buy now and beat the carbon tax” marketing offers: ACCC SME payment terms improve but delinquent payments on the rise: Dun & Bradstreet Industrial disputes tipped to jump as bargaining agreements covering 130,000 workers come to an end Fantastic Furniture examines sale of Dare Gallery chain, H

The Australian | Business Briefing Update: RBA signals comfort on rates

     RBA signals comfort on rates Geoffrey Rogow THE RBA has signalled the mining boom posed the risk of needing to have interest rates back at a more restrictive level.   CBA earnings spark sell-off Scott Murdoch INVESTORS sold off Commonwealth Bank shares after its trading desks posted a $60 million fall in first-quarter profit today.   Spotless won't play at mooted price John Durie SPOTLESS is happy to look at proposals above $3 a share, which means the latest mooted bid won’t get in the front door.   Rio mum on higher Hathor bid Robb M. Stewart RIO Tinto is remaining silent on how it plans to fend off a sweetened rival bid for Canadian uranium company Hathor Exploration.   UniCredit raising adds to fears Patrick Hosking MARKETS were shaken after Italy's biggest bank posted a surprise loss and said it would tap shareholders to boost capital.   Origin to raise $500m for LNG David Fickling AUS