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Picks of the week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses our addiction to dividends, Bartholomeusz reflects on Qantas' massive loss, and Gottliebsen talks about how CEOs can learn from a new young player.

Apple hints at September 9 launch

Invites delivered for September 9 event, speculation centres on iPhone 6 release.

Coalition NBN better value: analysis

Govt commissioned cost-benefit analysis suggests Coalition NBN to offer $16bn net benefit over Labor plans.

NBN work slows in some states

Disputes with key contractors slowing progress on National Broadband Network: report.

MYOB CEO says IPO not the focus

CEO says board and management concentrating on operations and acquisitions, though owner Bain to definitely sell the business at some point.

HP results beat expectations

Computer maker tops revenue forecasts despite 29% drop in profit.

Trade Me profit meets forecasts

Auction website announces 2% lift in profit on back of 'acceptable' revenue growth.

Seek posts 35% FY profit fall

Jobs website looks to JobStreet acquisition for growth, posts significant fall in profit.

Ballmer resigns as Microsoft chairman

Former Microsoft chief executive steps down from board after 14 years of service.

Will Abbott's competitive agenda truly deliver?

With the Coalition's taskforce yet to deliver its verdict the local start-up and technology sector will have to sit on its hands a while longer. Here's hoping it likes what the PM has to say.

Amazon enters mobile payment market

Online retail giant looks to go head-to-head with PayPal, Square in growing market.

Autodesk’s $25m 'gift' to students

3D design software firm Autodesk will donate around 100 products to more than 5m students in Australia and New Zealand.

Cloud services firm upsizes IPO

After meeting with investors, the Dubai-based facilities services firm Urbanise has lodged its prospectus for a $20m listing, up from an initial $15m.

Dimension Data buys Oakton for $171m

Target's board backs the offer, which comes at a 30% premium to its last close.

Riverside to step up Aust investments

Private equity firm keen to invest at least another $100m in Australia.

Optus slams metadata policy

Telco says moves to have it retain metadata could cost it up to $200m: report.

Apple tipped to release new iPhone on September 9

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Reports suggest tech giant could unveil large-screen iPhone early next month.

Grays Online to hit ASX boards

Internet retailer Grays Online pursues reverse takeover of listed e-commerce player Mnemon.

E-commerce firm 99 Wuxian to raise capital

ASX-listed Chinese company wants to raise up to $25m as it considers a second listing.

Labor’s NBN ‘rushed, chaotic’: audit

NBN audit may lead to big taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects facing stringent new hurdles.