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The Information Technology Industry is schizophrenic: on the one hand it's all about convergence and on the other it's all about segmentation. Confused? We'll help.

ASIC, the Australian companies regulator has appointed provisional liquidators to the Uglii group of companies. First, don't panic: it's nothing to do with Uggs, the cult boots. Second, do panic if you run an unlisted business with numerous shareholders and a typical internet business model because that seems to be the primary cause of the regulator's concern.

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A storm has been unleashed as the 16 year old victim of a gang rape filmed and broadcast, along with other photographs, via Twitter has given an interview to Brazillian newspaper O Globo in which it is clear: the rape and its subsequent broadcast are only a part of the problems she faces.
It's time to clean up the 'net, says Nigel Morris-Cotterill

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There is a certain bizarre coincidence that a product designed to aid couples to have less messy (or yukky, depending on your view point) sex during the woman's period is, because of similarities in web addresses, easy to confuse with someone who makes caps.

Welcome to the world of FLEXFIT(S).

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Every day, criminals post to the internet illegal copies of artistic works and do it for profit from credit card fraud, the installation of malware on the victim's computer or, at its simplest, selling copies of the work and denying the authors and publishers their revenue. These criminals' websites are indexed by search engines. Worse, the search engines link to the tools needed to create illegal copies and breach Amazon.Com's intellectual property and branding in the process. It needs to stop.

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Last week, a spokesman for the UK's Sky TV told his own news channel that the company would continue with 3D TV. But increasingly, that's an isolated stance. The basic problem is that consumers don't want a new TV as often as they want a new phone.

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Google has announced that its Checkout service is to be abandoned as of 20 November 2013. It's focussing on payments for non-physical goods and shipping other providers off to third parties, signalling a surrender to PayPal and Amazon Payments. It's another example of Google building a product and orphaning users.What's worse - it's gonna cost you. Google has developed what amounts to a corporate social responsibility product that is a huge benefit to, especially, very small businesses. Now, having encouraged reliance on it, it's kicking them in the most tender region.

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Adobe is betting on cloud services. You don't have to take that bet. You can keep your feet on the ground - and you can save your company thousands of dollars. Year after year after....

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