The past few weeks have been somewhat tumultuous in the music industry, with the departure of two of the music industry’s best regarded executives, David Munns and Alain Levy from EMI and the closure of Sir Richard Branson’s V2 record label in the USA (home of the White Stripes,
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It’s amazing. The soaring price of copper has led to organised theft of copper wire and materials from instrastructure such as tram lines and electricity poles. In today’s instance, missing copper led to a northern Melbourne tram line being shut down during the morning commute period.
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The Bracks Government today announced that it was buying back it’s lease with Pacific National to operate the Victorian country rail network. This nationalisation sets a horrible precedent. Instead Pacific National bearing the burden of an under-utilised rail network, now Victorian taxpayers are going to bear the burden.
There are huge changes in the relationship between the online and real worlds (the real world being referred to in cyberspace and in this piece henceforth as “RL” – real life).
Gold farmers have been around for a while, those people who make a career out of performing certain tasks such
Peter Costello – take a bow!
In securing Melbourne as the headquarters of the Future Fund, the $140 Billion Investment Fund to be set up by the Federal Government to invest surpluses from the Telstra Sale and future Government surpluses, he has reversed the Sydney centricity of the Federal
The Economist has published an interesting report on the growing pains, opportunities and stories of an emerging global city – Dubai. It raises an interesting point about freedoms in the City-State.
Even Skype, the free internet-phone service, is banned in order to protect the local telecoms provider. It remains to
The Australian Tax Office is with it… In another sign that the virtual worlds and real worlds are colliding, the ATO is warning that Gold Farmers are likely to be taxed on earnings from online games.
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In “Why Globalisation Works”, Martin Wolf, an editor of The Financial Times, has written a magnificent book which works to dissect globalisation, explaining the benefits while effectively rebutting the arguments of those who believe that globalisation is the ill of the world. Wolf covers the gamut of globalisation arguments through