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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"


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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:16:39 +1100
ASX takes small hit from US rout
Australian shares ended Wednesday's session with small losses, although Challenger posted a much deeper decline after issuing a profit warning.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:52:10 +1100
Virgin cries foul over Qantas and Cathay Pacific codeshare plans
Virgin Australia says plans for Cathay to codeshare on Qantas flights to Hong Kong will reduce competition and result in higher airfares.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:43:40 +1100
Markets: Challenger drags on ASX
The ASX ended on a softer note, with Challenger a standout underperformer after warning shareholders to expect a hefty drop in profit.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:13:22 +1100
Pay dispute win for Sydney Metro Northwest workers
The win is likely to be worth several hundred thousand dollars, union officials said.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:02:47 +1100
'It was a no brainer': KeepCup founder tackles takeaway food packaging
KeepCup co-founder Jamie Forsyth wants to address the packaging waste created by takeaway food with the launch of Returnr.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:35:16 +1100
Got slow NBN? Ask for a refund, consumer watchdog says
The ACCC has urged 94,000 NBN customers to see if they are eligible for a refund for slow speeds.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:26:23 +1100
Challenger issues profit warning, shares tumble
Fund manager Challenger's shares tumbles as it slashes its guidance for the full year, citing share market volatility.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:18:51 +1100
Why Europe could be the next trade war for Trump
Sharemarkets shivered when it appeared there had been a setback in US-China trade talks. How are they going to respond if the US decides to declare (a trade) war on Europe?
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:55:37 +1100
Japanese noodle company apologises for ad depicting fair-skinned Osaka
Naomi Osaka, the half-Haitian, half-Japanese tennis champion, is the star of a new Japanese anime-style advertisement. The problem? The cartoon Osaka bears little resemblance to her real, bi-racial self.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:48:10 +1100
As milk levies paid out, farmers turn to bigger issues
Drought relief payments sourced via a levy on dairy products sold at Coles and Woolworths have now been made, but farmers worry other issues may be forgotten.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +1100
'The stereotypes are all wrong': Why workers like Ali cluster in one suburb
Ali bakes cakes as a side gig but he has plenty of neighbours who have the same IT day job as he does. No thanks to the NBN.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:07:34 +1100
Victoria on blackout watch as temperatures soar
The energy market operator may force Victorian businesses to power down as the state faces a major heatwave on Thursday and Friday and some of its largest power generators experience breakdowns.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:41:45 +1100
Apple Pay goes live for CBA
CBA customers can now use their iPhones for tap-and-go payments, in a change that may up the pressure on the remaining big banks to cave in to the tech giant.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:06:15 +1100
The world's most innovative countries
The defending champion retains its crown while Australia moves down a spot but stays in the top 20.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:42:22 +1100
'It's quite nice to be able to turn the tables for once': Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough at Davos
Prince William has turned interviewer at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:32:35 +1100
'The worst outcome we could think of': UBS chief sends Brexit warning
The volcanic effects of a no-deal Brexit would have unthinkable consequences for the global financial system and must be avoided at all costs, says UBS chief.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:33:30 +1100
Wall Street falls sharply as pessimism reigns
Stocks fell the most in almost three weeks as rising pessimism that trade tensions with China will persist helped send technology and multinational companies tumbling.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:03:47 +1100
Coffee on the go? Starbucks rolls out home delivery
As Starbucks grapples with slowing foot traffic and a glut of competition, it's hoping to snag new customers by meeting them where they are - literally.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:56:24 +1100
8@eight: Wall Street takes a tumble
What happened overnight and what's ahead for the ASX.
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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1100
Millennials turn to apps for a different way to invest their money
A start-up allowing Australians to trade on the NYSE in the blink of an eye has seen their user numbers explode by more than 1200 per cent in the past year.
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