European Correspondent for @VentureBeat, contributor to @USAToday and @latimes. Previously covering Silicon Valley for @latimes and @mercnews. #GoDuke #GoRoyals

Queensland independent and minor party MPs band together against LNP's lease of assets plan

abc.net.au — Updated October 16, 2014 10:20:31 Independent and minor party MPs in Queensland hope to use the balance of power next year to prevent the lease of assets.

Queensland Liberal National Party endorse Treasurer Tim Nicholls' $37 billion asset leasing plan

abc.net.au — Updated October 07, 2014 19:12:14 The Liberal National Party (LNP) Cabinet and party room have unanimously endorsed Treasurer Tim Nicholls' multi-billion-dollar plan to lease some government-owned ports and power assets. Mr Nicholls said his final Strong Choices plan was expected to yield $37 billion and create 25,000 jobs.

Asset privatisation: Union protesters rally outside cabinet meeting on port and power assets

abc.net.au — Updated October 07, 2014 11:41:50 Union protesters are voicing their opposition to asset privatisation as the Queensland Cabinet discusses the issue in Brisbane. The final version of the Government's $37 billion Strong Choices program is being discussed in Cabinet ahead of a special meeting of all LNP MPs this afternoon.

Bruce Flegg says LNP does not believe Campbell Newman can win his seat of Ashgrove

abc.net.au — Dumped Queensland MP Bruce Flegg has hit out at faceless people within the LNP, saying the party hierarchy has lost confidence in Premier Campbell Newman retaining his seat at next year's state election. The LNP state executive today blocked Dr Flegg from standing again for the party in the seat of Moggill at next year's election.

GoPro is gearing up to share more of its users' videos

latimes.com — For years, thrill seekers have worn GoPro video cameras to capture hair-raising skydiving, motorcycle racing and snowboarding footage from a first-person point of view. They've documented up-close and personal encounters with wildlife, even mounting the cameras on the back of a surfing pig and on the beak of a pelican learning to fly.

Former Queensland MPs have pay, travel entitlements cut under independent tribunal

abc.net.au — Updated September 30, 2014 14:38:33 Queensland taxpayers will save hundreds of thousands of dollars when severance pay and travel entitlements for former State MPs are cut. A 45-page determination into MP entitlements handed down today by the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal has ruled that all commercial air travel and rail travel entitlements for former MPs and spouses will end in 2018.

Netflix struggles to win over skeptics in film-loving France

latimes.com — As Netflix has spread its video streaming services around the globe, the company's been met with curiosity, skepticism and, at times, indifference. But none of the Silicon Valley giant's adventures abroad generated the mix of fear and anxiety that it has stirred in film-loving France before its launch this month.

Ekka plans: RNA unveils next stage of 10-year Brisbane Showgrounds redevelopment

abc.net.au — Posted September 23, 2014 16:00:20 A new residential and entertainment hub is to be built alongside Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds and incorporated into the annual Royal Queensland Show. Plans have been released for the second phase of the RNA precinct's $2.9-billion redevelopment, including a cafe and food strip called King Street.

No terrorism link to probe into issuing of fake drivers' licences, Premier Campbell Newman says

abc.net.au — Posted September 22, 2014 17:34:36 A yearlong investigation into a former public servant who allegedly issued fake licences for $1,000 each had nothing to do with terrorism, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said.

Brisbane train station bins sealed shut amid 'above moderate' threat level

abc.net.au — Posted September 16, 2014 07:23:44 Rubbish bins have been welded shut at some Brisbane train stations after the country's terrorism threat level was raised to "above moderate". Queensland Rail said increased security measures around Brisbane transport hot-spots would remain in place indefinitely.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @VentureBeat: Tim Cook not worried about China slowdown, says Apple is "investing like crazy" wp.me/p1re2-6DSr by @obrien

Oct 21, 2014

Tim Cook not worried about China slowdown, says Apple is “investing like crazy” venturebeat.com/2014/10/21/tim… via @VentureBeat

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Nothing might be more symbolic of Oakland's oncoming wave of change than what's happened at Oaksterdam University tcrn.ch/1onIDsv

Oct 21, 2014

@LiuYuanster @VentureBeat You mean: Should we have a turnaround bake-off between HP and Yahoo? :-)

Oct 20, 2014

@PouncePR Not torn a bit! #GoRoyals all the way! Hard to root against A's, now Giants. But gotta stick with the home team. #RoyalsvsGiants

Oct 20, 2014

With iPhone 6 pushed into October, revenue in China for Q4 yoy was flat. Surprising. Would expected bump from China Mobile, no? $aapl

Oct 20, 2014

Watching Apple guidance: Analysts had expected $63.52 in Q12015. Apple now says that could be $63.5 billion and $66.5 billion. $AAPL

Oct 20, 2014

Looks like Apple blew the doors off revenue in Q4: $42.1 billion, when analysts expected $39.85. venturebeat.com/2014/10/20/app… $aapl



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