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Asset sales lead NSW voters' concerns

NSW voters more concerned that Queenslanders were: Vote Compass.

Uber maps a future without Google, Apple

Ride sharing app buys deCarta to reduce reliance of Google, Apple Maps.

The myth of China’s overseas energy investment

China's overseas energy purchases are driven by the profit motive and competition, not energy security.

Why do we need 3 inspectors for solar systems?

Here’s a plan for Greg Hunt and Josh Frydenberg to do something useful with that red tape bonfire – get solar systems inspected once and properly, rather than twice inadequately with a third and proper inspection covering just a sam...

Apple, Android devices vulnerable to "FREAK attack"

Researchers blame the problem on an old government policy which required US software makers to use weaker security in encryption programs sold overseas due to national security concerns.

China to show hand on growth strategy

This year’s target to signal how ready leaders are to settle for ‘new normal’.

Uber hits latest roadblock in Japan

Japanese authorities order ride-sharing app to suspend its pilot program, saying it violates the country's laws.

D-Day for metadata laws

Controversial metadata retention laws to be debated for the first time in parliament's lower house

Shanghai’s FTZ fails to impress US companies

Three-quarters of respondents in a survey believed the free-trade zone offered no tangible benefits.

Superfish, Windows 10 and Motorola: Lenovo's learning curve

The Superfish adware scandal has dominated tech headlines and Lenovo's COO Gianfranco Lanci explains what the company is doing to make sure it never happens again.

Alibaba opens data center in Silicon Valley

E-commerce company seeks to expands its cloud-computing business outside China.

CORDEN: For this generation, and the next, it's time to bring back the carbon tax

In addition to addressing the economic impacts of climate change, the revenue from a carbon tax could make a significant contribution to dealing with the deficit problem.

ACCC clears Woodside's Apache buy

Consumer watchdog will not oppose Woodside's purchase of oil and gas assets from US-based Apache.

Fortescue launches $US2.5bn debt issue

Iron ore miner will issue new senior secured notes, extend current debts beyond mid-2021.

The best way to back up your computer

There are two types of hard drives: those about to fail, and those that will fail eventually. Plan accordingly.

What can you trust in an Intergenerational Report?

Previous reports have struggled to accurately predict the future, will this year's release be any different?

Tech firms pledge to bridge gender gap

Leading tech companies, including SAP and Telstra, admit they have a gender problem and pledge to address it.

No pressure Joe, but you are back in the spotlight

The Intergenerational Report is set to frame the story for the Treasurer's second budget, and he can't afford a misstep.

Telstra wins LTE gong at Mobile World Congress

Telco wins worldwide 'Outstanding LTE Solution' award, while Apple, LG and Motorola share the spoils on devices front.

More pain to come for Woolworths shareholders?

Shareholders in the retail giant have been taken on a roller coaster ride, and it's not over yet.

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