Companies

A Rio merger is an uphill battle for Glencore

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The mining and commodities trader's latest earnings result is respectable, but it has weakened its hand to merge with Rio Tinto.

Carbon pricing and Aussie competitiveness: the full story

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New data highlights that carbon pricing’s effect on trade competitiveness in Australia falls on a small number of industries. And the two or three that are materially affected are hardly national economic champions.

BitTorrent goes legit with Sync

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BitTorrent says it has built a true alternative to sharing data through cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.

FlexiGroup snares NZ's Telecom Rentals

by AAP
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Financial services provider pays $102m for IT and telco equipment provider.

Telstra, global telcos publish 5G white paper

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The NGMN Alliance, including Singtel and Telstra, publish 5G white paper at Mobile World Congress.

BlackBerry wants to Leap ahead with new devices

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Canadian handset maker looking to put past behind it with new device lineup coming this year.

Facebook confident Internet.org will help, not harm telcos

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg defends the strategy of Internet.org, his non-profit designed to bring affordable internet access to everybody.

Optus bypasses Apple with wearable cash smartwatch

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Telco shows off proof of concept smartwatch in Barcelona designed to replace cash.

Telstra, Ericsson plot a broadcast revolution

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Ericsson Australia CEO Håkan Ericsson and Telstra's Mike Wright spell out the LTE Broadcast, premium video and the 5G roadmap.

DataRoom AM: United Petroleum's apt timing

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United Petroleum is courting Asian investors ahead of a well-timed IPO, while KKR is said to be sniffing around energy companies in the Cooper Basin region.

Glencore returns to profit

Ivan Glasenberg warns of future setbacks, anticipates tightening supply markets.

Barclays books full-year loss

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Bank sets aside an extra $1.5bn for investigation into forex markets.

Netflix to launch Australian service on March 24

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Perth ISP iiNet's customers in for a special treat as US streaming giant confirms launch date.

February enviro markets update - STCs and LGCs

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A stable month for the small-scale renewables market was boosted by last week's target announcement while the large-scale spot price saw a spectacular 26% rise on surging Canberra intrigue.

Microsoft vows a mobile counter-attack

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Breaking the iOS, Android duopoly won't be easy but Microsoft is hoping to at least make a dent later this year when it releases a new premium flagship smartphone powered by its upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

Google breaks up its social network

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Google+ to become two separate products - Photos and Streams.

Apple, IBM partnership to deliver sweeter harvest

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Tech giants unveil three new enterprise mobility apps at Mobile World Congress, aim to have a 100 out the door by the end of the year.

Sony eyes tablet turnaround with flashy Xperia Z4

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Sony's consumer gadget aspirations have spluttered in recent years but it's aiming to turn things around with the Xperia Z4 and M4 Aqua.

Hewlett-Packard buys Aruba Networks

by AFP
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US computer giant pays $3.5 billion to bolster its wireless mobility portfolio.

DataRoom AM: ANZ clear-out

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ANZ is reportedly negotiating the sale of two investor platforms, while BHP Billiton is searching for bargains in the hard-hit oil sector.

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