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Tips and rumours

Asylum seeker planes blocked from view … cyber attacks on the AFP … online dating tips at the Sydney Institute …

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Wireless world: telcos invest as we become more mobile

Telstra has announced a massive investment in wireless technology for customers today. Telcos are thinking ahead to a more wireless world.

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Tips and rumours

ANZ senior figure pleased as jobs go offshore … Holden leak mystery deepens … why is WA’s Troy Buswell on leave? …

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Tips and rumours

Lunch with the boss at Telstra … Qantas rushes ‘strategy’ last week? … goss from launch of Saturday Papaer

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‘Nothing’s off the table’: Telstra contemplates structural separation

The National Broadband Network might be going back to the drawing board as Telstra signals it is considering structural separation.

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Could Telstra and Optus dominate the NBN? iiNet snub a spanner

ISP iiNet has refused to sign up to NBN Co’s wholesale agreement. Is this a major stumbling block, or a chance for Telstra and Optus to earn big?

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Tips and rumours

Sacked Telstra staff celebrating? … Pitt hanging around like bad smell … MUA (more unfortunate acronyms) …

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Tips and rumours

Construction company’s woes … which MP is getting hitched? … analog switch-off affects staff … Telstra spinner departure …

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Australia: closed for business — unless you’ve got a shonky deal

The only consistent theme of the Abbott government is crass populism and a willingness to contemplate deals that trash reform. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer give their take on Qantas and GrainCorp.

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ABC on a sticky wicket with online broadcasting rights

Cricket Australia’s decision to host audio streams of match commentary in a paid app left many cricket fans and loyal ABC listeners furious. But as Crikey Intern Virginia Millen writes, it comes down to money, not history.

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Tips and rumours

Telstra exec’s “wish you were here” from Spanish jaunt … the Right grabs a key student union … First Dog v Julie Bishop … SBY tweets Abbott meeting …

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Election IOU: how will Rupert call in Abbott’s debt to him?

The Murdochs will have a long list of obligations they will expect Tony Abbott to meet when it comes to media policy. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer compile the hit-list.

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Media briefs: questions for journos … raiding Foxtel … News Corp ban …

Is News Corp going to try to force Telstra out of Foxtel? There’s talk it will happen, but it could cost billions.

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Telstra’s deal with the devil: FBI access to its undersea cables

The US government compelled Telstra and Hong Kong-based PCCW to give it access to their undersea cables for spying on communications traffic entering and leaving the US.

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Asbestos and the perils of an activist government

The attempt to link Telstra’s asbestos / NBN problem with the pink batts fiasco ignores the basic facts — and the Coalition’s own uncomfortable history on the issue. Think twice before you point the finger …

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Hold the panic: why it’s not really ‘death by NBN’

Critics are up in arms about the discovery of asbestos in pits and ducts used by the NBN. But has the federal government done anything wrong? Telecommunications expert Richard Chirgwin digs deeper into the issue.

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The BBC-Foxtel deal is dud for Aussie viewers

The real losers in the new Foxtel-BBC deal will be the ABC — and by extension, the Australian TV-watching public.

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Turnbull’s copper magic, an almost-NBN policy

Whatever its flaws, Malcolm Turnbull’s broadband policy had dragged the Liberal Party a long way in recognising the importance of broadband. Has he removed a key reason not to vote Liberal with this policy?

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Tips and rumours

A mere $995 to drink with Rupert … senior ALP figure preparing to retire? … too many egos at Telstra spin bunker …

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Is privatisation next in Labor’s tattered playbook?

Even after 30 years, voters loathe privatisation. That may prove a potent weapon for Labor if it is prepared to dump its history on the issue.

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Geeks doubt motives of Telstra’s ‘shaping’ trial

Telstra says it’s speed-shaping trial of peer-to-peer internet traffic isn’t about copyright infringements but customer service and peak access. But users are highly cynical of the motives.

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Why Telstra plans to slow you down to fight online piracy

Telstra says it will trial slowing down its users at peak periods to discourage the use of peer-to-peer software. But will it cut piracy or just piss off its customers?

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The Power Index: biz directors, Catherine Livingstone at #2

The status of women on boards hasn’t shifted much since Catherine Livingstone successfully floated Cochlear for $127 million some 17 years ago. But now the Telstra chairman — the title sits fine with her — is leading the charge to bridge the boardroom gender divide.

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Foxtel, the new media titan, on track for $1b earnings?

Foxtel confirms it is not only the biggest and most profitable media company in Australia, but it is about to become even bigger and more profitable in the wake of the Austar takeover.

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Analyst forecasts grim for News Corp’s paper business

Goldman Sachs, one the two bankers handling the forthcoming News Corporation split, is forecasting a sharp fall in newspaper operating earnings in the 2013 financial year.

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