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Dec 28, 2011

Financial and Forex Info News | PiNG News: Leading Aussies victims of hacking




Leading Aussies victims of hacking
Fran Foo THE credit card details of MP Malcolm Turnbull and businessman David Smorgon have been published on the internet.
 
Cameron to be app-equipped PM
DAVID Cameron will soon be presented with his own iPad application to stay on top of government business.
 
New York Times's mass email gaffe
IN today's digital age, it's easy to send out an email by mistake - even for a company that's in the business of communication.
 
Google in travel tussle
GOOGLE has started placing its new flight search service atop general search results so that its own results appear prominently.
 
Sick kids get virtual treatment
CANADIAN doctors are designing a virtual world where they hope to one day treat traumatised children with colorful avatars.
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IT Business
 
How to nab a job at Google
Device 'elevates' iPad keyboard
Privacy czar investigates Telstra
Cloud a hazard for Australian business
 
 
Exec Tech
 
Galaxy Tab an iPad killer?
Samsung Nexus offers pure Google
Galaxy Nexus unveiled in Australia
Telstra first with Galaxy Nexus
 
 
Opinion
Facebook in class of its own
THE CODE: Jeremy Philips FACEBOOK, a seven-year-old site with 800 million friends, will soon have a market value about 20 times as much as Yahoo.



 
IT Business
Women struggle to land top jobs
Murad Ahmed THE progress of women in business has stalled in the past decade, according HP's Meg Whitman.
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Exec Tech
Device 'elevates' iPad keyboard
WELCOME to the TouchFire, a stretchy silicone keyboard that sits atop the tablet's on-screen keyboard.
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The Economist | Selected New Articles: Babbage / religion in America and Nelgian Beer



Babbage: Room for anyone else?
Previewing 2012 with a look at the tech world's four largest companies, the smart phone and tablet computer market and futuristic technologies in the coming year
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Religion in America: The faith (and doubts) of our fathers
What did the makers of America believe about God and religion? The subject is stirring the very rancour they wanted to avoid read more »
Belgian beer: Brewed force
How a small, unremarkable country came to dominate the world of beermaking read more »

NYT Global Update: Italy's Debt Cost Dips, but Its Economic Perils Remain

Global Update


TOP NEWS

Italy's Debt Cost Dips, but Its Economic Perils Remain

By RACHEL DONADIO
Financial market pressure on Italy eased temporarily on Wednesday, but the political pressure on Prime Minister Mario Monti to stimulate the country's economy remained high.

An Insider Takes a Public Stand Against Putin's Party

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
An influential member of United Russia is among those pushing the party to address fraud in recent parliamentary elections.

Design Flaws Cited in Deadly Train Crash in China

By SHARON LaFRANIERE
Chinese investigators on Wednesday attributed a deadly train crash last summer to a string of blunders, including flaws in equipment used to signal and control the trains.
World

Video: 2011: Japan's Nuclear Disaster

Ken Belson looks back at Japan's failure to contain the Fukushima plant after the Tsunami.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

America's Uzbekistan Problem

By JOSHUA KUCERA
Washington's need for a military supply route to Afghanistan undercuts its stance on human rights.
WORLD

North Korean Mourners Line Streets for Kim Jong-il's Funeral

By CHOE SANG-HUN
Wailing crowds mourned Kim Jong-il at a Wednesday funeral procession in Pyongyang that also offered glimpses of who will be guardian to Kim Jong-un, North Korea's untested new leader.

Medvedev Promotes Members of Hard-Line Faction in Russia

By ANDREW E. KRAMER
President Dmitri A. Medvedev's recent appointments have gone to former officers in the K.G.B. and long-serving loyalists of his political mentor, Vladimir V. Putin.

Italy's Borrowing Costs Drop Sharply at Auction

By HARVEY MORRIS
The successful sale of six-month Treasury bills appeared to reflect the impact of a new austerity package in Italy, as well as an infusion of liquidity into euro zone banks last week.
BUSINESS

In Solar Power, India Begins Living Up to Its Own Ambitions

By VIKAS BAJAJ
Two years ago, India said it would drastically increase its use of solar power by 2020. Many analysts said it couldn't be done. Now they aren't so sure.

Iran Threatens to Block Oil Shipments, as U.S. Prepares Sanctions

By DAVID E. SANGER and ANNIE LOWREY
The threat to cut off shipments through the Strait of Hormuz comes as President Obama prepares to sign legislation that could cut into Iran's oil revenue.

S.E.C. Wins Delay in Citigroup Fraud Case

By EDWARD WYATT
A federal appeals court will consider an appeal of a lower court's decision to throw out a $285 million fraud settlement between the commission and Citigroup.
TECHNOLOGY
Arts & Leisure

Apropos Appropriation

By RANDY KENNEDY
Beyond the legal questions in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving the artist Richard Prince, the case asks if the flow of creative expression, riding a tide of instantly accessible digital images, can be slowed.

Online Merchants Home in on Imbibing Consumers

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
Shopping while drinking has long benefited high-end specialty retailers; now the popularity of Internet sales has opened alcohol-induced buying to the masses.
Bits Blog

Questions About Motives Behind Stratfor Hack

By NICOLE PERLROTH
When hackers attacked Stratfor, a security group, they initially said they were aiming to steal the credit card numbers of its clients and use them to make donations to charity. But by Tuesday, the real goal was not so clear.
SPORTS

Sydney to Hobart Race Ends Under Protest

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Investec Loyal won the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, beating Wild Oats XI, but the racing committee charged that Investec Loyal had used a television helicopter pilot to spy on Wild Oats.

The Rovers' Swift Descent From Riches to Rags

By ROB HUGHES
In 1995, Blackburn won England's top soccer league, one of the last times a team owned by an Englishman, fielding predominantly English talent, would do so. Now the team is at the bottom of the pile.

Cuban Free Agent Is Next Hot Commodity

By DAVID WALDSTEIN
At least a dozen teams have an interest in the Cuban defector Yoennis Cespedes, who has an athletic body and a home run bat.
U.S. NEWS

Bishops Say Rules on Gay Parents Limit Freedom of Religion

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
For Roman Catholic bishops, a fight over adoption rules in Illinois is a prime example of what they see as an escalating campaign by the government to trample on their religious freedom.

Miami Has a Hearty Oi (Hello) for Free-Spending Brazilians

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Flush with cash, Brazilians are spending millions of dollars for vacation condominiums, clothes, jewelry, furniture, cars and art in South Florida.

A Great Divide Over Oil Riches

By A. G. SULZBERGER
Money is flowing by the barrelful into Mountrail County, N.D., transforming a tiny community into an unexpected oasis of prosperity at the heart of the nation's biggest oil play.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

Veggies With a Personal Touch

By RANJANI IYER MOHANTY
"Retail reform" sounds like progress, but what will multinational supermarkets in India do to Mr. Shyam's vegetable stand?
Op-Ed Contributor

An Upbeat View of America's 'Bad' Year

By IAN BREMMER AND DAVID F. GORDON
A look back at the past 12 months suggests that U.S. power is more resilient than many analysts like to think.