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Apr 9, 2012

Stocks and markets in the News | Asian Markets: Weak performance of Asia stocks - MarketWatch

Shares trading in Asia mostly put in a weak performance, with Hong Kong and Sydney-listed shares skidding as investors return from a break. 
• China posts $5.35 billion March trade surplus
• Bank of Japan keeps key rate on hold 


China businessman who built an empire vanishes 
The disappearance of a businessman from Dalian has prompted banks to begin reviewing loans they made to his conglomerate, Caixin Online reports.
• Regulator offers banks breathing room (Caixin)

Financial and Forex Info News | PiNG News E-health rollout lacking patients

E-health rollout lacking patients
Karen Dearne TRIALS for the new e-health record system still lack a key component.

New Sony CEO to cut 10,000 jobs
Daisuke Wakabayashi SONY plans to reduce its workforce by an estimated 10,000 jobs, or roughly 6 per cent of its global total.

Facebook buys Instagram for $US1bn
Shayndi Raice and Spencer E. AnteFACEBOOK will buy app-maker Instagram for $US1bn in the social network's biggest deal to date.

File still open on SMH 'hack' story
Fran Foo HIS act was likened to receiving stolen goods.

Wine sales go social with Chatter
Fran Foo TREASURY Wine Estates has sealed a deal with cloud computing pioneer

No rush for iPad refunds
Andrew Colley THEY may be the subject of court action, but so far there's little evidence of a consumer backlash against Apple's decision to market its new iPad as 4G.

Telstra privacy breach a mystery
Andrew Colley THE privacy watchdog's investigation of a breach at Telstra last year has proved far less straightforward than hoped.

Adobe's big bet on digital marketing
Simon Canning ADOBE is transforming and has repositioned itself as a digital media and marketing technology company.
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IT Business

Adobe's big bet on digital marketing
File still open on SMH 'hack' story
Wine sales go social with Chatter
Conferencing system cuts costs

Exec Tech

Ease the attachment to a clogged inbox
Dell's late but worth the wait
Baby tablet hits the right Note
Cloud Nine with fast-moving Gladinet


FileMaker making data programs sexy
DOUBLECLICK: David Frith CAN a relational database program be colourful and sexy?

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Meet the winners from Facebook’s Instagram takeover, Receivers to sell DFO Canberra, How ironic: Red tape drives Govt help line, Top rich list duos

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Welcome back after what we trust was a safe and restful Easter break. Today we look at Facebook’s $1 billion deal to buy two-year-old app Instagram – it’s made the company’s founders instantly wealthy and should also give Facebook a big boost before its float.

We also look at the sale of DFO Canberra, which is in the hands of receivers, consider why Google has to appeal the ACCC victory on misleading AdWords campaigns and examine why business confidence is up.

Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson looks at the latest expose on BankWest’s lending practices to extract some key lessons.
Power in numbers – why partnerships are driving the new rich
Dynamic duos have emerged as a strong trend among start-ups, with plenty of examples that show the profitability of good partnerships. BY JAMES THOMSON.
Family values: Five lessons from the Rinehart saga
Even those families not in the billionaire category can learn something from the Rinehart family’s courtroom dramas. BY STEPHEN CRIBB.
Aunty B
Give referrals the boot
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People problems
Eve Ash
An inevitable part of managing people is having uncomfortable conversations with your staff. So how should you manage these situations?
Ask the Experts
Franchise tips and trends
Jason Gehrke
The centennial of the Titanic’s sinking is upon us, and it’s a timely reminder to those in the franchise business that even the mightiest can fall.
Smart Blogs
Michel Hogan
Here are five key lessons about naming a company, based on a project I’m currently working on.
Smart Blogs
Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
The Four Corners expose of BankWest’s lending practices should alert us to the role of Government during credit squeezes.
Entrepreneur Watch