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Wesfarmers makes Healthscope inquiries

Wesfarmers doing ground work on merits of a $5bn bid for Healthscope.

Hockey slammed on ADM comments

Labor accuses Treasurer of creating confusion over foreign investment policy.

Caterpillar profit tops forecasts

Flat sales fail to stop equipment maker from lifting earnings.

Barclays reprimanded over pay

UK bank says it's losing key staff as it can't compete with rivals on pay.

General Motors takes Q1 profit hit

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Massive recall drags earnings lower, result beats expectations.

New Forests to buy Gunns for about $330m

The Sydney-based timber investment firm beat out five other final bidders for the bankrupt Tasmanian timber company

Virtual reality: anti-social, or social aid?

Oculus VR has the potential to facilitate types of social interaction that go way beyond ‘FaceTime' but there may be a price to pay.

Telstra seals security deal with Mako

Telco teams up with NZ-based internet management service to connect and secure its business broadband customers.

The NBN makeover

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While NBN Co's new boss Bill Morrow is wasting little time in stamping his authority, the toxic politics of the NBN continues to bubble under the surface.

Apple’s ‘halo effect’ lives on

Apple’s latest numbers are in and they are a lot better than expected. There are a few blemishes but the ‘House that Steve Jobs built’ is still on stable ground.

Our resources sector needs real-time communications now

The NBN is rarely out of the news but the issue of filling in mobile broadband black spots and its impact on the resources sector needs more attention.

Why is Microsoft dropping support for Windows 8.1?

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The Windows 8.1 operating system is barely eight months old but Microsoft is already keen to brush it under the carpet. The Windows 8.1 Update mandate is shaping up as a high-stakes gamble.

Huawei plans to spend $US300m on global marketing

World's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer ready to splash the cash to move upmarket.

IBM unveils new server model to tackle big data, analytics

Technology giant launches high-end system servers that it says are 50 times faster than its closest competitor at analysing data.

Facebook Q1 revenue jumps 72%

Rising mobile ads help the social media network top Wall Street's financial targets.

Apple exceeds Q1 earnings forecasts

World's largest company lifts Q1 profit 7%, announces fresh share buyback.

Wesfarmers weighs Healthscope bid

WA group considers bidding for hospital operator as deadline nears: report.

Facebook sales jump 72% in Q1

Social network group comfortably surpasses expectations as earnings almost triple.

Boeing Q1 earnings fall 13%

Aircraft maker tops expectations despite costs linked to retirement plans.

Hoyts mulls name change

Cinema operator may pursue new corporate identity ahead of $700m float.

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