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Will the NBN simply involve one monopoly supplanting another?

The establishment of an NBN, as currently proposed, creates a legitimate concern: will Australia supplant one great big monopoly with another great big monopoly? If the controlling body of the NBN displays monopolistic tendencies in pricing and management (which it may have to do given the proposed level of investment), then what benefits will we really be creating?

With the NBN, deregulation begins now

The National Broadband Network has been heralded as a groundbreaking advance but has also raised concerns that it will create just another monopoly. In this first of two parts, Tony Simmons argues that the NBN can at last bring to Australian telecommunications a genuine opportunity for competition and growth... provided we learn from past.

Six ways to spy on your online competitors (without getting caught)

Forget wearing that balaclava and rummaging through rubbish bins. These days the Internet makes sneaking around, gathering your competitive intelligence, super-easy to do. Fiona Mackenzie offers up six insider secrets to get you started.

Seven Australian entrepreneurs vie for Enterprize 2010

An on-the-go device that measures several body functions at once and a technology that turns laptops and mobile phones into e-book readers are among the seven innovative ventures named finalists in Enterprize 2010, the University of Queensland's $100,000 business planning competition.

Australian Home-Based Business Awards 2010

The Australian Home-Based Business Awards (AHBBA) highlight the quality of home-based businesses in Australia and offer the opportunity for small businesses to gain recognition for their products and services.

Aircrafts three generations beyond will save 70% fuel and fly at subsonic speed

A NASA aircraft design competition -- known as “N+3” to denote three generations beyond today’s commercial fleet -- has produced the blueprint of an aircraft that will save 70% fuel, produce less noise and less pollution while travelling at subsonic speed.

Third-party Twitter developers are toast [VIDEO]

Twitter has signalled that third-party Twitter services will soon get some new competition. From Twitter. In this video below, Loren Feldman from 138media delivers the unvarnished version as he sees it (as always).

Australian Business Awards 2010

The Australian Business Awards recognises innovation, ethics, management, sustainability and the impact on industry and society of Australian organisations. There are ten organisational awards and ten product awards in this contest and it is open to both private and public organisations.

Ethnic Business Awards 2010

The Ethnic Business Awards recognizes migrants who have made a difference in the Australian Business Community and Australian society. This award celebrates achievements for small and medium/large businesses owned by immigrants to Australia.

CeBIT.AU Business Awards 2010

The CeBIT.AU Business Awards recognises achievement in the information and communication technology industry. The CeBIT business awards is part of CeBIT Australia the largest business to business event for information and communication technology industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keep your friends close and your competitors even closer

It is commonplace in business to look at what your competitors are doing and do your own carefully crafted version of that. Excuse me. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. There is nothing unique about reflecting the messages within your industry.

How to win Coles Egg Racer game. Prepare for a beat-up!

The app is a rare example of an Aussie brand developing a promotion exclusively for iPhone users. I'm talking about the development of an actual application, rather than the increasingly passe trend of giving an iPhone away as a prize. Or, strangely, giving iPhone users free access to Twitter and making a big fuss about it.

Is it worth pursuing a saturated market? The Clarke vs Malatesta Debate

On Wednesday during the Launch of Napkin Competition at the University of Melbourne, a student audience asked the two speakers “Is it worth pursuing a market where no gap exists and is already saturated by competitors?”

Are you a regurgitated version of your competitors? (Plus YouTube & 145,000 views)

Yes, yes I hear you… you’re adamant that your business model is different. But is it really? Take a moment now to jump online and Google the products and services you sell. Does your offering still feel so unique, or is it starting to look suspiciously similar to others in the marketplace?

Are you a regurgitated version of your competitors? (Plus YouTube & 145,000 views)

Yes, yes I hear you… you’re adamant that your business model is different. But is it really? Take a moment now to jump online and Google the products and services you sell. Does your offering still feel so unique, or is it starting to look suspiciously similar to others in the marketplace?

The 10 best strategic business slides of all time: #6 — Competition

In the sixth post in this series, Nigel Malone shares the contents of another of his favourite business keynote slides, drawn from a cross-section of sources that includes some of the great business, brand and military planners of all time.

Google 'Trojans' Internet Explorer with Google Frame

Google, seeking to win over Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) users to its new Google Chrome browser, has launched Google Frame, an IE plugin that runs Chrome inside IE.

Google ‘Trojans’ Internet Explorer with Google Frame

Google, seeking to win over Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) users to its new Google Chrome browser, has launched Google Frame, an IE plugin that runs Chrome inside IE.

30under30 winners, 2009 (The Full List)

We're continuing to stagger the release of profiles of this year's 30under30 winners. However, as a follow-up to the wonderful 30under30 event held in Melbourne last Thursday (videos coming), here are the 30 winners, including a brief bio on each.

How to stay on top

Adobe didn't get to where it is today by playing defence. And, as Brad Howarth discovers, the company knows it must keep innovating to stay on top. It's a lesson for us all.

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