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Technology Shares Soar As Markets Roar Back

Technology stocks soared across the board as US stockmarkets rebounded overnight. The Nasdaq composite index leapt almost 12 percent, or 194.74 points, to close at 1844.25 at 7am, Sydney time. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 936 points, or 11 percent at 9387.61. All stocks in CDN's page 4 listing carry a plus mark. Big gainers included Apple, up $13.46, or almost 14 percent, to $110.26, after a week below $100; and Google, which jumped $49.02, or 14.7pc, to close at $381.02.
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Big W Moves Into eBooks

Discount retailer Big W is taking on global competitors with its latest inroads into the electronic bookstore business. Big W is aiming to beat the likes of Amazon, Kobo and iTunes with its own online offering that focuses on Australian content - and to increase its sales of e-book readers and tablets.
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Aussies OK Social Media Monitoring On Terror: Commerce Not

SYDNEY - Almost eight in 10 Australians (79 percent) support monitoring publicly available information on social media to detect possible terrorist activity, and 68 percent support such monitoring to identify public issues according to a new Unisys survey. Ho wever, 68 percent are not comfortable with organisations using social media monitoring to make targeted advertising or offers.