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HTC’s new Touch Diamond challenges Apple’s iPhone

HTC's new Touch Diamond challenges Apple's iPhoneHigh Tec Computer (HTC), the Taiwanese handset manufacturer, launched its new handset, Touch Diamond in London on 6 May, to be available throughout Europe in June. It is 11.3mm thick, (0.3mm thinner than the iPhone) and has a more responsive screen, making typing much...
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Change of policy at Google

Change of policy at GoogleAdvertising is an important part of the marketing mix. It presents a company's products or services to the buying public and its objectives are to increase sales and profits and increase awareness of the product or service.Increasingly, business advertises on the internet and there is competition...
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Effects of the Grangemouth oil refinery strike

Effects of the Grangemouth oil refinery strikeThere are many external influences that can affect the running of any business. The Grangemouth strike, threatening as it does the supplies of fuel is one such, but is itself the result of actions taken some time ago by government.Workers at Grangemouth (members of...
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Companies meeting the demand for steel

Companies meeting the demand for steelPublication of the Rich List in the Sunday Times (27 April 2008) showed members of the international set to be the richest. Lakshmi N. Mittal, President and CEO of Arcelor Mittal heads the list. Mr Mittal, 57, who retains his Indian passport but spends much...
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Strike by National Union of Teachers

Strike by National Union of TeachersOn 2 April, following a ballot of its members, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) decided to take direct action over the latest pay award announced for teachers. Its members voted 3:1 in favour of a one day strike. The strike on Thursday on 24th...
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Coming Soon Superfast Internet

Coming Soon - Superfast InternetThe scientists at Cern, (the particle physics centre based near Geneva), have now built a lightning-fast replacement which could soon make the Internet obsolete. The latest development, the grid, will operate at speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection. David Britton, professor of...
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Union action likely in nuclear industry

Union action likely in nuclear industryAt a time when the UK Government is privatising the running of Britain's nuclear fuel reprocessing centres, the threat of industrial action is being raised by three unions who represent 12,000 nuclear workers. The unions are planning to reject a 2% pay offer and are...
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Immigration and the labour market

Immigration and the labour marketAn influential House of Lords committee, which included two past chancellors, this week published its report 'The Economic Impact of Immigration'. This is the result of eight months consideration of the government's immigration policies. It rejected claims by ministers that a high level of immigration was...
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Outsourcing expert help for entrepreneurs

Outsourcing expert help for entrepreneursComing up with a business idea and putting it into practice often leaves the entrepreneur struggling to do everything alone on a limited budget. However, more and more expert help is available through outsourcing. Judith Hunt and Steve Connolly founded Bizunlimited as a community for business...
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