Business Spectator

IBM, Twitter forge 'Big Data' partnership

Deal designed to marry IBM’s analytics software and large consulting staff with the huge volumes of information Twitter generates about users’ action and opinions.

Stackla stacks up funding for global expansion

Australian start-up Stackla has announced a $2 million funding round that will see it embark on an aggressive push into the US and Europe.

Australia Post heads to the cloud with NetSuite

Australia Post signs new partnership with NetSuite that will see the companies work on an integrated one-stop shop solution for merchants and businesses.

Xero zeroes in on customer education

New Zealand cloud finance firm Xero has relaunched Xero U, the company's online education hub.

Scentre prices $840m US bond issue

Shopping centres group refinances another large debt tranche.

Sirius Resources appoints banks to raise debt

Nickel miner appoints four banks to raise up to $430m in debt capital.

It's take two for Telstra's new app store

Telstra has unveiled its second business applications store, dubbed the Telstra Apps Marketplace, though it only features two apps.

Google, PwC forge key enterprise partnership

Global accounting and consultancy heavyweight to push Google’s suite of enterprise offerings (apps, cloud platform and Android devices) into businesses.

Alibaba eyes payments tie-up with Apple

Apple chief executive Tim Cook to meet with Alibaba boss Jack Ma to discuss potential partnerships.

Most Australian SMBs think IoT will drive revenue growth

A new survey of Australian small and medium-sized businesses has shown the Internet of Things is expected to boost revenues, if IT providers come to the party.

Beat the Q, Posse create e-commerce heavyweight

Two Australian shopping start-ups join forces in a bid to become a one-stop shop retail app for consumers.

Lenovo joins the wearable race

Chinese technology giant Lenovo has added a smartband that will compete with similar products from FitBit and Jawbone.

Milk producer shares up 10% on ASX listing

Australian Dairy Farms plans to buy additional farms to boost supply.

ASIC may step in over Great Southern settlement

Watchdog may intervene in controversial settlement following group’s $1.8bn collapse.

Tesla's Australian entrance rattles motor industry

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Electric car manufacturer Tesla is heading Down Under but its direct-to-consumer model has the local motor industry, including peak industry group VACC, worried.

Telstra allots $1bn for Asia growth

Telco to set aside cash to spend on overseas ­acquisitions and infrastructure investments.

Thodey hails Telstra's Q1 momentum

Telstra CEO reaffirms telco's guidance for flat earnings, income in fiscal 2015.

Customers come first in NSW ICT strategy revamp

NSW state government launches its updated ICT strategy 'Digital Plus', along with a fresh mobile app and new record collecting policies.

Melbourne start-up takes aim at SME funding gap

Moula ready to carve out a new channel to capital for small to medium businesses through an online platform that can provide a loan in minutes.

Fixed-line customers won't pay more: Telstra

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Thodey says customers won't be worse off under higher wholesale charges.

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