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Apple feeling heat to lift ban on Adobe Flash, Melbourne analyst says

Melbourne-based telcom analyst Ovum says Flash 10.1 support will grow across the smartphone market, leading to pressure from developers and users for Apple to support the technology on its iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Why shake-up Twitter’s management team? #makemoney

Earlier this month, Twitter announced a shake-up at the top. CEO and co-founder Evan Williams stepped down and was replaced by COO Richard Costolo. Trouble in tweet-land? If it wants to reach its goal one billion users (and actually make some coin), things will need to change.

Emerging markets get hosed on broadband costs

Research has revealed that emerging consumers are paying far more on average than the rest of the world, despite earning the lowest wages.

Solving the puzzle of Google’s social networking strategy

Google’s acquisition of SocialDeck at the end of August made it the 11th social media-related company Google has snapped up so far this year – five of them in August alone. The buying spree raises questions as to where the company is heading with its much-anticipated play in social networking. What Google needs, and what is not yet evident, is a coherent strategy for social networking that pulls together the disjointed pieces of its growing social media portfolio.

IT and the Australian election: heads you lose, tails you don’t win

Even though Australia enjoys an excellent budgetary position by world standards, fiscal policy has been a big issue for the current federal election. In a tight election, each party argued hard that their policies would deliver the biggest budget surplus over the next three years. However, when this year's historic post-election dramas are over, the winner will be faced with the challenge of some serious belt-tightening if it is to deliver on promises. Whichever party wins, the next three years will herald another period of efficiency drives and cuts.

IT providers get chance to pitch for contracts totalling $37.5 billion

A recent report by independent tehcnology analyst Ovum has discovered that approximately $37. 5 billion of IT contracts will be up for renewal within the next six months.

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