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'Windows 10 on everything' is Microsoft's gambit to profit from its competitors

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If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.

Four capital paths for the big banks

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While Brian Hartzer and Andrew Thorburn have something to prove, Mike Smith is happy to bide his time. The only question is which route will CBA take?

The economy is set for more jobs weakness

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If the RBA downgrades its economic outlook tomorrow, we could be looking at an unemployment rate of 6.5% or higher by the end of the year.

Chinese outwards mercantilism: The art and practice of bundling

China is no longer content with just exporting goods. Now it's exporting capital products and labour while investing in natural resources abroad.

How Richard di Natale can help Abbott, and himself

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The new leader is presented with an extraordinary set of circumstances that could allow the Greens to graciously back away from a bad decision, help the PM out of a bind and take another bite out of inner-city Labor.

NAB's Thorburn springs into action

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NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn has seized the opportunity to address the bank's legacy issues while carving out his own agenda.

Time to bail on the banks

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After a record-setting bull run, the bank reporting season has uncovered some disturbing trends in our big four banks.

Invasion of the dumb ‘smart’ gadgets

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From smart socks to a smart fry pan start-ups are pumping money and brains into making everyday objects smart. But few will be left standing when the bubble bursts.

Chasing Telstra's tail

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As Telstra gets stronger, the likes of TPG, M2 Group and Vocus are scrambling for survival in a race to bulk up.

Emissions everythere: CO2 passes 400ppm globally

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Not just isolated locally, 400ppm is now officially part of the global record with concentrations likely to remain above that mark until blooming plants in the northern hemisphere start to suck CO2 out of the air this month.

Batteries for your PV system: How much do you need?

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Just as important as how cheap batteries are getting is another crucial question: how much battery do you need?

NAB demerger bolsters Australian business

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Splitting the bank's local and UK businesses has created a more attractive local division better equipped to deal with coming challenges.

The dry powder in China's financial arsenal

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China's central bank is injecting cash in the financial system to support growth. It may seem like QE, but it's not.

The Greens' change is more than a generational one - it ends the Brown-Milne era

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A key insider says the pair have been the 'heart and soul' of Green politics for a quarter of a century. But this new leader comes from a health, not environment, background.

How the home battery market will evolve, post-Powerwall

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After Tesla's line in the sand, here are the different sized solar systems that will get installed for various objectives as the price of battery storage comes down.

The gospel according to Jobs

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Ignore naysayers, don't listen to your customers and always hire people better than yourself: Steve Jobs’ business mantra.

The bond warning light is flashing red

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The combination of NAB's capital raising and the bond market sell-off is sending a strong warning signal to the market.

Australia's most secretive media barons

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Their publications often pry into the lives of others, but this family keeps its own affairs very private.

Building an investor-friendly family business

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There are several ways that family-run firms can reassure outside investors unsure about putting money into the business.

The great peanut butter battle

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Australia's peanut butter incumbents, Kraft and Sanitarium, could soon find themselves crunched by smooth family operators.

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