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  • Seagate Technology buys Xyratex | Business Spectator
    users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Seagate Technology buys Xyratex Reuters 24 Dec 2013 8 23 AM Technology Applications Tech Deals Deal to help Seagate acquire testing equipment for its hard disk drives along with storage systems to analyse and manage network data You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Seagate Technology is buying network and storage equipment maker Xyratex Ltd for about US374 million to strengthen its supply and manufacturing chain for disk drives The deal will help Seagate acquire testing equipment for its hard disk drives HDD along with storage systems to analyse and manage network data The acquisition could help Seagate maintain its gross margins at the 27 33 percent level as it begins to own more of the equipment that it uses FBN Securities analyst Shebly Seyrafi told Reuters Seagate and rival Western Digital Corp which dominate the HDD market have been trying to expand their presence in the faster and more energy efficient solid state drives market as demand slows in a declining PC market Seagate s deal with Xyratex could be a complementary asset but not a real game changer Argus Research analyst Jim Kelleher said The company said it expects the deal to close in

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  • ACCC directs Telstra to amend migration plan | Business Spectator
    to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu ACCC directs Telstra to amend migration plan 20 Dec 2013 1 44 PM 1 Technology Industries Telecommunications Consumer watchdog rules telco needs to improve notification process You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter The consumer watchdog has directed Telstra Corporation Ltd to improve a measure that will support the migration of customers onto the national broadband network NBN In a statement the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the measure relates to a specific process that NBN Co may use to connect premises to the NBN In some cases NBN Co may need to use an existing copper or HFC line to pull the NBN fibre through the conduit that leads from the street to the premises to connect that premise to the NBN the statement said This process is known as the pull through process The pull through process will result in a temporary outage to the existing communications services Under Telstra s migration plan the telco is required to have processes in place that it to collect the consent of its wholesale customers for NBN Co to pull through lines over which the wholesale customer is providing services as well as to notify wholesale customers if the pull through process is not successful The processes affect the ability of Telstra s wholesale customers to minimise disruption to the supply of communication services to consumers The ACCC considers that Telstra s proposal for the collection of wholesale customer consents satisfies the regulatory requirements relating to migration the watchdog said However the ACCC is not satisfied that the notification process will enable wholesale customers to effectively manage the migration of their end users in a way that minimises the period of the service outage ACCC commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said the watchdog issued

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  • ANZ Bank, Harvey Norman named and shamed in online privacy study | Business Spectator
    to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu ANZ Bank Harvey Norman named and shamed in online privacy study Harrison Polites 20 Dec 2013 10 44 AM Technology Security Imgur and The Daily Mail also on the list as Canberra Institute for Internet safety report highlights deficiencies in how companies handle user data You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Photo sharing site Imgur ANZ bank UK news site The Daily Mail and retailer Harvey Norman have been named and shamed in a detailed report on online privacy and web based cookie tracking in Australia Conducted by the Canberra Institute for Internet safety the report PDF highlights these companies among many others for the extent to which they track users online and brief them on how they use this data The report an Australian first advocates that there s room for improvement with how companies handle their user data Across the 76 sites it examined for the study it found that on there was an average of 10 tracking cookies implanted on a user s computer per site Most of which also took around 528 days to expire It also found that most privacy policies failed to clearly explain how the service will use consumers information Of all the sites examined by the study social network Imgur leads the pack in both the amount of cookies it deposits on its users machines and in the muddiness of its privacy policy Surprisingly ANZ bank also ranked the worst across the financial services category The bank was revealed to be depositing cookies on people s computers that last for an

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  • Target suffers severe cyber breach | Business Spectator
    gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Target suffers severe cyber breach AAP 20 Dec 2013 8 54 AM Technology Security Tech Titans Up to 40 million accounts compromised You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear The chain said that customers who made purchases using their cards at its US stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been exposed The Minneapolis company said it immediately told authorities and financial institutions once it became aware of the breach and that it s teaming with a third party forensics firm to investigate the matter It said it is putting all appropriate resources toward the issue Target Corp advised customers who suspect there has been unauthorised activity on their cards to call them Target s first priority is preserving the trust of our guests and we have moved swiftly to address this issue so guests can shop with confidence We regret any inconvenience this may cause Chairman President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement on Thursday Target is the latest retailer to be hit with a data breach problem TJX Cos which runs stores such as T J Maxx and Marshall s had a breach that began in

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  • Zuckerberg to sell Facebook stock | Business Spectator
    2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Zuckerberg to sell Facebook stock 20 Dec 2013 3 37 AM Technology Social Media Industries Media and Digital Founder and chief executive to offload US2 3 billion worth of his shares You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg will sell a chunk of his stake in the company cashing in some US2 3 billion A2 61 billion as part of a new share offering by the huge social network A Facebook filing on Thursday said the company would sell 70 million shares in a follow on offering to the huge initial public offering in May 2012 Of the total amount Zuckerberg will sell around 41 million shares mainly to satisfy his tax obligations the company said in a statement The 27 million new shares at Facebook s latest closing price of US55 57 would raise some US1 5 billion for the company for working capital and other general corporate purposes the statement said Zuckerberg s sale will have little impact on his control of the company he co founded from his Harvard University dormitory He owns an estimated 29 per cent of Facebook capital but based on the dual classes of stock he will still hold 56 1 per cent of the voting rights after the new offering down from 58 8 per cent With the proxies he holds for other shareholders Zuckerberg will control 62 8 per cent of the voting rights after the new offering down from 65 2 per cent The company said Zuckerberg will exercise his option to purchase 60 million Class B shares which have 10 voting rights and then convert the shares to Class A which have one voting right for the sale Another early Facebook investor entrepreneur Marc Andreessen will sell some 1 6 million shares in the offering The filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission also notes that Zuckerberg plans to donate 18 million shares to an unspecified beneficiary He and his wife Priscilla last year gave a similar amount to a Silicon Valley foundation One of the

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  • Data centre array to offer 'green cloud' | Business Spectator
    quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Data centre array to offer green cloud 20 Dec 2013 11 04 AM Climate Solar energy NextDC launches solar power service via Melbourne data centre PV system You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Data centre service provider NextDC has turned on its solar array on its M1 data centre in Melbourne which will offer customers the option of 100 per cent renewable energy an Australian first the company says The array also makes the Port Melbourne site the first colocation data centre in the region to directly utilise solar power it said The 1 2 million PV system one of the largest privately funded rooftop solar arrays in Australia is expected to generate 550 megawatt hours of electricity annually NextDC will offer customers who are interested in sustainability the option to secure renewable energy to the extent it is available and to provide those customers with a carbon footprint reading through separate monitoring of their solar and grid power consumption NextDC chief executive Craig Scroggie said Data centre customers will have the ability to choose a combination of power sources Simon Cooper the company s chief operating officer said the solar array will regularly produce at least 5 per cent of the electricity that customers were using In helping us reduce our peak demand for energy from the grid it improves supply stability and reduces our reliance on fossil fuels he said Built by solar experts Energy Matters the array comprises 1 575 high performing

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  • Verizon to detail government information requests | Business Spectator
    solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Verizon to detail government information requests Reuters 20 Dec 2013 10 57 AM Technology Security Company promises to publish online reports with data on the number of law enforcement requests following pressure from activist shareholders You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Verizon Communications said it would regularly report information on government requests for customer data from now on following pressure from activist shareholders A group of investors concerned about the role of telephone companies in government spying operations last month pushed Verizon and AT T Inc to disclose details on their sharing customer information with governments The Verizon move may put pressure on AT T to follow suit Verizon has promised to publish online reports with data on the number of law enforcement requests for customer information it has in the United States and other countries in which it does business It said it would publish its first report early next year with data on 2013 requests and will update the information twice a year after that to provide more transparency Previously Verizon tended to disclose such data in response to ad hoc requests from legislators rather than broadly publishing the data This would be the first time it publishes a report that would be easily accessible to shareholders In its statement Verizon also called on governments around the world to provide more information on the types and amounts of data they collect and the legal processes that apply when they do so Technology companies such as Apple Inc Microsoft Corp Google Inc and Facebook Inc have already disclosed the number of information requests they received from governments around the world They have also said publicly that they would like to provide more information to their customers However telephone operators like Verizon have been much less outspoken than their technology and Internet counterparts in the matter leading shareholders to propose a vote at the operators annual

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  • Samsung, LG to release 105-inch curved TVs | Business Spectator
    about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Samsung LG to release 105 inch curved TVs AAP 20 Dec 2013 8 51 AM Technology Emerging Tech Set to deliver picture quality almost four times what is currently seen with HD TV You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics say their curved TVs will get bigger and sport sharpness four times that of regular HD television sets The world s two largest TV makers will display ultra HD TVs with curved screens that measure 105 inches diagonally in Las Vegas next month they said in separate statements on Thursday The South Korean TV makers began selling curved TV sets earlier this year made with advanced displays called OLED measuring 55 inches 139cm The upcoming premium TVs will be made of LCD panels packing more than 11 million pixels 5120 pixels wide and 2160 pixels high But not much video content is available for the ultra HD TV sets TV makers hope the launch of the new hardware technology will fuel the growth of content Japan s Sony Corp among the industry players betting that the ultra HD images will become the new standard is working on both gadgets

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