Telstra's Wi-Fi play demands stricter scrutiny

The telco's bold plan to build a national Wi-Fi network may seem innocent enough but it raises some vexing issues for its rivals and regulators.

Transcending the trivial: It’s time we demand more from our leaders

With political decisions based more on the 24 hour news cycle than long-term outcomes, the"what's in it for me" mentality of our politicians and their penchant for adolescent point scoring needs to stop.

DataRoom AM: Glencore flirts with Fortescue

A meeting between Ivan Glasenberg and Fortescue executives has fuelled speculation that Glencore is interested in acquiring the mining company.

Cash Converters to raise $45m

Pawnbroking franchisor will use funds to buy agent licences, acquire stores.

Samsung sells defence, petrochemical units

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Samsung is selling off stakes in four petrochemical and defence affiliates as part of a massive restructure.

Uber hits back against Cabcharge scare tactic

Ride sharing service says Cabcharge's shrill rhetoric a poor attempt at protecting its monopoly position.

Cabcharge urges Uber crackdown

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Chairman Russell Balding labels industry disruptor unsafe and a tax cheat.

Facebook gets a room

Facebook has added an extra app to its growing portfolio, designed to bring people with shared interests together while staying anonymous.

Apple and Samsung still toe-to-toe in Australia

The local battle between the device giants is not slowing down, with younger consumers the keenest Apple fans but Google's Android the dominant operating system.

Physical retail could thrive with a tech makeover

New research shows that the future for physical stores isn't necessarily bleak provided they are smart about technology.

Vodafone hands phone records of journalists to UK cops

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Telecoms giant in hot water after it delivered mobile phone records of 1700 people working for News UK to the police.

Twitter muscles into e-commerce with Offers

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New tool to allow advertisers to post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds.

Spotify cuts losses and boosts revenue

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The world's biggest music streaming service posts a 74 per cent jump in revenue with most of it coming from premium members.

Telstra turns on 4GX in Melbourne

Telco's 700 MHz 4G network promises faster speeds and better coverage for users in selected parts of the city.

Surfstitch lowers target for raising

Online sports retailer lowers the amount of funds it is planning to raise in institutional book build.

Tesco faces shareholder suit

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Shareholders to sue retailer as revelations of an overstatement of profits hit home.

Glencore will make new Rio play: analyst

Analyst who tipped Glencore approach says firm laying foundations for new bid: report.

Apple valuation tops $US700bn

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Market value of world's largest company clears $US700bn mark for first time.

Spanish bank Santander names new CEO

The eurozone's biggest lender, Banco Santander, names new CEO.

Minister wouldn't trust ASC to build canoe

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Defence Minister says he wouldn't trust Australian shipbuilder ASC to build a canoe.