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AU$268 million for Campaign Monitor's product drive

Australian online email marketing firm is planning a host of new product launches over the next year after it received a record-breaking AU$268 million investment from US venture capital firm, Insight Venture Partners.

April 21, 2014

Taiwan: Foxconn overpaying for Sharp stake

Taiwan's economic affairs ministry returns application by Hon Hai, also known by trading name Foxconn, to buy stake in Sharp, citing insufficient detail on investment efficiency of deal it considers "a little pricey".

August 9, 2012 by

New pump and dump scheme

The Investment Dealer's Association of Canada is warning investors that their online trading accounts are being compromised.  The attackers sell off the account holder's stocks and then invest in penny stocks.

August 31, 2006 by

Phishing complaints double in Australia

The number of people complaining about falling victim to or being targeted by a phishing scam has doubled in Australia over the past few months, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).ASIC commissioner Professor Berna Collier told ZDNet Australia  on Wednesday she felt the issue was accelerating so fast that a general warning to raise awareness was necessary.

June 15, 2005 by

66% of companies to invest in e-mail security

66% of the decision makers who responded to In-Stat survey plan to purchase e-mail security products within the next two years. More than 30% of the decision makers don't know whether the planned purchase will be software, an appliance, or a hosted service.

June 7, 2005 by

Spam cites CareerOne as source

Online job search engine CareerOne has issued a warning regarding a spam e-mail being sent out to both users and non-users of the Web site.CareerOne said a number of people have contacted them about a company called Sparta-Trade which claims to have received the recipient's contact details from CareerOne.

October 20, 2004 by

ASIC warns of new e-mail scam

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued a warning to consumers to be wary of a new e-mail scam that's in circulation that invites users to participate in a "work from home" money transfer scheme.ASIC said the scam offers users a commission to receive money into their bank accounts and transfer it out again, advertising itself as a legitimate money making opportunity.

June 3, 2004 by

Symantec gains entry to S&P 500

Investment adviser Standard & Poor's announced late Monday that Internet security company Symantec will be added to the S&P 500 Index after the close of trading on Friday. Symantec's stock climbed more than 4 percent by early afternoon on Tuesday, with nearly three times the normal volume of shares trading hands.

March 25, 2003 by

E*Trade zooms into auto loans

E*Trade Financial is now offering automobile loans through its Web site, the online financial services company announced on Tuesday. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company is offering loans for new and used cars directly to consumers and is also offering to refinance existing car loans. The company bought, which specializes in offering automobile loans, to jump-start its car lending, E*Trade said in a statement. E*Trade did not say when it bought or what it paid for the company. E*Trade and representatives did not return calls seeking comment. Unlike rival Ameritrade, which has focused on online stock trading, E*Trade has been steadily moving away from its core brokerage business. In the last year, the company began offering customers investment and planning advice, bought market maker Dempsey, and opened an online mortgage service. --Troy Wolverton, Special to ZDNet News

April 17, 2002 by

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