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Stephen Conroy and the Streisand effect

Friday, 17 May
Stephen Conroy and the Streisand effect

In recent days, Old Taskmaster has intently followed the saga of Senator Stephen Conroy and the issue of federal funding for NICTA. The situation is an example of the Streisand effect in action.

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New co-working space aiming to shift Wollongong’s blue-collar image

New co-working space aiming to shift Wollongong’s blue-collar image

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 05:01 | by Michelle Hammond

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Aussie Twitter users motivated by “insider information”, not freebies: Report

Aussie Twitter users motivated by “insider information”, not freebies: Report

Friday, 17 May 2013 01:02 | by Michelle Hammond

Nearly half of Australia’s Twitter users follow a business on the social network in order to keep up to date with its products, rather than to receive discounts, according to a new report.

Tourism joy over lower dollar, but industry laments no new money in budget

Tourism joy over lower dollar, but industry laments no new money in budget

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:51 | by Yolanda Redrup

The Australian tourism industry is rebounding as more international visitors are making the voyage overseas and those figures are set to improve with the dollar now heading below parity.

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Google outlines key points for Glass developers

Google outlines key points for Glass developers

Friday, 17 May 2013 06:09 | by Michelle Hammond

Google has outlined four key points for prospective Google Glass developers, highlighting the importance of ensuring a timely, seamless experience with as few interruptions as possible.

Stephen Conroy and the Streisand effect

Friday, 17 May 2013 04:49 | by Taskmaster

In recent days, Old Taskmaster has intently followed the saga of Senator Stephen Conroy and the issue of federal funding for NICTA. The situation is an example of the Streisand effect in action.

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Budget re-write: Govt amends papers over NICTA ‘phasing out’

Budget re-write: Govt amends papers over NICTA ‘phasing out’

Thursday, 16 May 2013 14:00 | by Oliver Milman

The federal government has been forced into a hasty rewrite of its own budget papers after initially stating that it will “phase out” National ICT Australia, following a recent article in StartupSmart.

What start-ups can expect from Abbott’s budget response

What start-ups can expect from Abbott’s budget response

Thursday, 16 May 2013 05:49 | by Rose Powell

Tony Abbott will tonight deliver the Coalition’s response to the budget released earlier this week, with the Coalition leader expected to focus on the paperwork burden faced by small businesses.

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