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Dec 11, 2011

Financial and Forex Info News | PiNG | 'The Australan IT : Online sellers 'bullied on price



Online sellers 'bullied on price'
Natasha Bita, Consumer editor GLOBAL brands and high-profile Australian retailers have tried to stop their wares being sold cheaper on the internet.
 
Telstra customers face password reset
TELSTRA has reset the passwords of around 60,000 customers as a precaution against hacking of its BigPond customer data base.
 
HP embraces webOS again
HEWLETT-PACKARD is making webOS available as open source and will again consider making tablets based on the platform.
 
Cloud a hazard for Australian business
Jennifer Foreshew MORE Australian organisations are minimising the risks of cloud computing by only using local providers, a legal expert says.
 
Software hijacks Facebook's ad system
Emily Steel A NEW generation of controversial advertising software is wreaking havoc on the ad businesses of Facebook, Google and Yahoo.
 
JASCO launches smart cloud companies
Paul Broekhuyse JASCO Group, an Australian cloud computing specialist, has launched two new companies and unveiled an executive team to run them.
 
Call for 'forceful' web controls
A TOP Chinese government official has urged authorities to be "more forceful" in the way they manage the web.
 
Panasonic appoints product manager
Paul Broekhuyse PANASONIC Australia has strengthened its Toughbook team with the appointmment of Andrew Smith as product marketing manager.  
 
BigPond blackout blamed on privacy breach
TELSTRA has blamed a privacy breach for the disabling of internet services that's affected up to one million BigPond email users.
 
Apple loses bid to stop Samsung
Andrew Colley and Chris Griffith SAMSUNG'S Galaxy Tab 10.1 is set to be in Australian stores in time for Christmas after Apple's legal bid to ban its sale ended.
 
NBN loses Telstra wireless battle
Annabel Hepworth NBN Co has been forced to back down on its plans to restrain Telstra from promoting its wireless internet services.
 
Private details exposed on web
Andrew Colley TELSTRA faces the wrath of the federal Privacy Commissioner.
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IT Business
 
Coles to roll-out contactless payments
Digital radio push for state force
ISPs at Hollywood's mercy
Health bodies fear medical data distortion
 
 
Exec Tech
 
Samsung NFC mobiles hit Australia
IT gadgets light up holiday offerings
Technology gear that ruled the year
All of a sudden everyone's a critic
 
 
Opinion
ACS hits 20,000 member mark
Anthony Wong The artist Vincent van Gogh is quoted as saying, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

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Smartcompany News and Analysis: Rinehart still on top of our special end-of-year rich list, Nick Sherry leaves small business portfolio, JB Hi-Fi in Facebook gift card

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Today on SmartCompany we’ve taken a special look at how the rich list looks as 2011 draws to a close – Gina Rinehart’s still on top, but her fortune has taken a battering as commodity prices have fallen. We’ve got the latest on Nick Sherry’s decision to step down as Federal Small Business Minster, we look at how JB Hi-Fi got caught in a Facebook gift voucher scam and in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson explains why the retail lobby groups involved in the Government’s new taskforce have got no chance of getting the Government to drop its GST threshold on online overseas purchases.

Wealth
Rinehart still on top of end-of-year rich list
Falling iron ore prices haven't prevented Gina Rinehart from retaining top spot on our special end-of-year rich list. BY JAMES THOMSON.
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Property
How will the interest rate cut affect the housing market?
Last week's interest rate cut will provide a welcome reprieve for those home owners currently under mortgage stress. BY CAMERON KUSHER.
How will the interest rate cut affect the housing market?

Aunty B
Why has my expensive hotshot hire been a fizzle?
What has happened is this. Your hotshot has charisma. And talent. But he also has weak spots.
Aunty B

Selling
Sue Barrett
To “get personal” you need to work with your client with the intention of delivering results and caring about the outcome.
Sue Barrett

Behavioural Economics
Bri Williams
If you are looking for an example of behavioural economics, look no further than Santa. The man himself may be a fiction, but our irrationality is all too real.
Bri Williams

Retail trends
Kevin Moore
As the lines continue to blur between purely online and traditional retailers, all retailers are out there promoting compelling online deals.
Kevin Moore

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Lobby groups hoping for action on the GST threshold from the new retail taskforce will be disappointed, and Gillard’s reshuffle has made things even harder.