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iPhones responsible for as much as 6.8% of Asian economies

25 July 2014 in Manufacturing Technology

Apple's iPhone may be designed in good ol' California, USA but its components, made in Asia, have become significant drivers…

Windows 9 – one for all devices

25 July 2014 in Mobility

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, says that Windows 9 will merge Windows Phone, RT, Xbox, and full versions into one operating…

Quickflix in Netflix talks

25 July 2014 in Listed Tech

Australian streaming company Quickflix will neither confirm nor deny it is in talks with US streaming giant Netflix.

Ventyx calls the faithful to the Gold Coast

25 July 2014 in Business Technology

Asset management software company Ventyx is holding its first Australian user conference on the Gold Coast.

Retailer alert! Smart Aussie shoppers now doing it by phone

24 July 2014 in Mobility

Australians are increasingly using their smartphones to help them with their shopping, but according to a new research report retailers…

Twitter admits it has a diversity problem

24 July 2014 in Strategy

Twitter today joined other big tech companies in admitting it has a diversity problem, revealing it has been hiring too…

Xero hints at US listing as global revenues pass US$100 million

24 July 2014 in Accounting Software

New Zealand-based accounting software company Xero is likely to list in the US early in 2015 on the back of…

Apple’s half denial confirms iOS ‘back door’

24 July 2014 in Security

A US researcher has mounted a very strong case that Apple has deliberately left security holes in iOS. Apple’s response…

Facebook wows Wall Street with massive revenue

24 July 2014 in Listed Tech

Social media giant Facebook has flexed its financial muscles in a earnings call overnight, demonstrating to Wall Street investors and…

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Quick Hits: Tour de France Season 2014

25 July 2014 in Games

Whilst the men of the Tour huff and puff through the French Alps you can sit back on your couch…

Mulveny moves down under for Intel policy job

25 July 2014 in People Moves

Intel has appointed Jennifer Mulveny as director of cloud policy and government affairs for Australia and New Zealand.

TripAdvisor to acquire Aussie startup Viator

25 July 2014 in Deals

The world's largest travel site TripAdvisor has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Viator, an Austarlian-born online…

Nokia/Windows Phone 8.1 update available

25 July 2014 in Mobility

Microsoft Devices has released the Windows Phone 8.1 ‘CYAN’ update in Australia for most existing Lumia Windows Phone 8 owners.

Ford fills corporate affairs slot at Intel

25 July 2014 in People Moves

Intel has appointed Katherine Ford as its corporate affairs manager for Australia and New Zealand.

It's tax time, so beware of scams

25 July 2014 in Home IT

The move towards online tax returns is not without risks, says a security vendor. But some simple steps can help…

Now it’s backup as a service

25 July 2014 in Cloud

Data protection company Acronis has announced Backup as a Service, a cloud backup and recovery package designed to enable value…

Federal watchdog says NASA short of money for deep-space rocket

25 July 2014 in Space

According to the Government Accountability Office, NASA does not have sufficient funds to meet its December 2017 deadline to launch…

Telco Service Holdings telemarketers breached Do Not Call

24 July 2014 in Technology Regulation

The Do Not Call regulations have again served their purpose, this time with Telco Service Holdings being issued with a…

SpaceX is confident that its first-stage rocket can soft land on solid ground

24 July 2014 in Space

SpaceX confirmed that the first-stage of its Falcon 9 rocket can reenter Earth’s atmosphere after launching a payload and then…

'Bug bounty' security expert leaves PayPal, joins Synack

24 July 2014 in Enterprise Staff

Crowdsource security testing startup Synack has announced Gus Anagnos, former PayPal expert responsible for developing and leading the PayPal Bug Bounty Program,…

Fortinet claims 1Tbps firewall first

24 July 2014 in Security

Network security vendor Fortinet says its new FortiGate 5144C firewall is the first to exceed 1Tbps throughput.

The questions Catch of the Day won't answer

24 July 2014 in Security

Following the very late announcement of a data breach, Catch of the Day is making no further statement on the…

Greens slam govt for refusing Senate poll source code motion

24 July 2014 in Government Tech Policy

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has described the refusal of the special minister of state to release source code for the…

OwnFone puts custom braille buttons on mobiles

24 July 2014 in Mobility

A mobile phone with personalised buttons with braille legends has gone on sale in Australia.

Kogan joins fitness craze

24 July 2014 in Strategy

Fitness is back on the personal agenda for many people, and etailer Kogan is tapping the fitness zeitgeist with the…

Was Catch of the Day afraid of losing Packer's cash injection?

24 July 2014 in Security

It seems that the recently-announced CatchOfTheDay data breach happened just two weeks prior to a major cash injection into the…