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Apr 18, 2012

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Smartcompany News and Analysis: Construction group collapses, Catch of the Day buys wine firm, Retail legend John Gandel’s expansion warning, Lessons from Steve Jobs’ lost tapes

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Today on SmartCompany we examine the collapse of another construction firm, which is in administration despite operating in the booming mining sector, look at Catch of the Day’s acquisition of a big stake in a wine start-up and scour some freshly discovered interviews with Steve Jobs for some nuggets of gold.

Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson looks at two of Australia’s big mining billionaires, who seem to be doing anything other than mining right now.

And don’t forget to take SmartCompany’s third annual Business Technology Survey, which will close soon. You can win a new iPad and register to get the key insights from what is already shaping up as a fascinating piece of research. Click here to take the survey.

Lunch with an Entrepreneur
Paul Fischmann
Paul Fischmann ditched university to run backpacker hostels and now owns 8 Hotels, a group of 18 boutique hotels with revenue of over $50 million a year. BY CARA WATERS.

Inside the ATO's never-ending GST fight
The GST has now been around for over 10 years, so ignorance of its operation and the necessary compliance requirements won't wash with the Tax Office. BY TERRY HAYES.

Information Technology
Is Australia’s tech start-up scene a self-satisfied boys’ club?
The York Butter Factory's "sexist" tweet begs the question: just how male-centric is the tech sector? The answer may surprise you. BY OLIVER MILMAN AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Aunty B
My colleague is completely two-faced!
Take the good and expect the bad. It doesn't mean you need to leave – just set things up so you have as little to do with him as possible.
Aunty B

IT Systems
David Markus
We have noticed lately that the price of many cloud solutions has been on the decline, all to our benefit.
Ask the Experts

Business Tech Talk
Paul Wallbank
Can online job title inflation via sites such as LinkedIn hurt your business?
Smart Blogs

IT Means Business
Dave Stevens
The IT landscape is diverse, and deciding exactly what products and services are right for your business can be tough. The key is to think carefully about your aims.
Smart Blogs

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Miners Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and Clive Palmer appear to be doing everything but mining at the moment.
Entrepreneur Watch

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: Patrick Heller: Gold and silver price suppression is now a weekly event

Patrick Heller: Gold and silver price suppression is now a weekly event

5p ET Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Writing at Coin Week, Patrick Heller of Liberty Coin Service in Michigan comments on how gold and silver price suppression in the futures markets has gone beyond obvious. Heller's commentary is headlined "Major Gold and Silver Price Suppression Now a Weekly Occurrence -- So What?" and it's posted at Coin Week here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Financial and Forex Info News | PiNG News: Telstra stops short of buyback

Telstra stops short of buyback
John Durie TELSTRA stopped short of announcing a specific share buyback at today's investor briefing.
Google CEO doesn't recall Java email
LARRY Page says he can't remember an internal email which showed Oracle asking for payment to use its technology in Android phones.
NBN blowout inevitable: analyst
Annabel Hepworth, Mitchell Bingemann THE furore over the NBN intensified amid claims that the $36 billion project is 15 months behind schedule due to "shortcomings".
Apple defends iPad 4G claim
PIA AKERMAN APPLE has hit back at allegations it misled customers who bought its new iPad.
Firms get aid to ward off cyber foe
Paul Maley, National security correspondent ALMOST 500 companies are receiving federal government assistance to counter the increase in state-sponsored cyber attacks.
Facebook board out of the picture
Shayndi Raice and Spencer E. Ante FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg kept his board in the dark on the Instagram deal, giving a hint as to how he might run a listed company.
Online seller buys into wine
Blair Speedy ONLINE retailer Catch of the Day is moving into the wine sector, purchasing a majority stake in daily deal website Vinomofo.
Tech stocks send Dow down
Jonathan Cheng LACKLUSTRE earnings from IBM and Intel weighed on the Dow, handing the blue-chip index its first loss in three days.
Body scanner Targets perfect size
TERESA OOI THESE days it's simply not enough to use a measuring tape to get an accurate dress size.
IT chief sues The Age for defamation
Nick Leys THE AGE is being sued for defamation over articles detailing alleged financial mismanagement at Victoria's government's IT agency.
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Preparing to fire up the tablet market
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