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Court slaps down Telstra bid to overturn ACCC decision on access prices

28 March 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Telstra has lost its Federal Court appeal against a ruling by the competition regulator, the ACCC, that it drop its…

ACCC rejects NBN special access undertaking variations

28 March 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The competition watchdog has rejected proposals by the builders of the National broadband Network, NBN Co, to vary the Special…

Unlicensed software usage draws record damages, prompts cyber crime warning

28 March 2017 in Business Software

Software industry advocacy group, the BSA|The Software Alliance, closed a record settlement of $200,000 with a Sydney-based engineering firm in…

Salesforce inks Vocus deal for CRM deployment

28 March 2017 in Deals

Salesforce has sealed a multi-million dollar deal with telecommunications group Vocus to rollout its CRM platform across all of the…

Rolling shutdown of Optus 2G network imminent

28 March 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus is set to progressively close down its 2G mobile network with the shutdown of the old network to be…

Samsung to sell refurbished Note7s in some markets

28 March 2017 in Mobility

Samsung has announced plans to sell its Galaxy Note7 devices in some markets after refurbishing them. They could also be…

Google ad boycott spreads to Australia

28 March 2017 in Strategy

More companies have started pulling their ads from Google due to fears that they may appear on content that is…

Aussies want ‘open systems’ for IoT as market to reach $20b by 2020

28 March 2017 in Internet of Things

Open systems feature highly on IOT decision makers' radars in Australia, according to a new report which reveals that 81%…

MyRepublic launches ‘Gigatown’ competition for ultra-fast Internet

28 March 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet services provider MyRepublic has launched a competition, dubbed Gigatown, to demonstrate the benefits Ultra-Fast Next Generation Fibre can deliver…

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Foxtel breaches rules on political broadcasts

28 March 2017 in Entertainment

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that Foxtel breached the Broadcasting Services Act by not providing the necessary…

LG sues BLU over alleged infringement of LTE patents

28 March 2017 in Mobility

LG Electronics has sued US phone manufacturer BLU for allegedly infringing on five patents that have been declared essential to…

For second year running, Red Hat revenue crosses US$2b

28 March 2017 in Open Source

Open source company Red Hat has ended its fourth quarter with revenue of US$629 million, a 16% rise year-on-year, according…

London attack had nothing to do with encryption

28 March 2017 in Open Sauce

Every time an act of terrorism is committed, there is an outcry about encryption. This time, following the UK incident…

Autonomous bus navigates through Perth roads in Curtin Uni research

27 March 2017 in Strategy

Curtin University is undertaking a trial of a commercial driverless bus, and will use the vehicle to carry out further…

Optus wants tech solutions, ideas for Future Makers programme

27 March 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus is on the lookout for technology solutions for its second annual Future Makers programme which have the potential to…

LG G6 – from 28 March at Telstra

27 March 2017 in Mobility

LG’s new G6 has a 5.7”, 18:9 screen and a dual camera that includes an amazing 125° wide angle lens.…

Tibco helping citizen data scientists

27 March 2017 in Business Software

Tibco is aiming to help more people become citizen data scientists even though "most real data scientists hate this term",…

Hisense goes dotty – new Series 9 to feature quantum dot technology

27 March 2017 in Entertainment

Hisense has unveiled two 4K ULED series 8 and 9 televisions at the 2017 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix –…

Square POS integrations and contactless+chip reader makes for easier e-payments

27 March 2017 in Business Software

Square has announced its integration with point-of-sale and order management platforms including Vend, TouchBistro, Posboss, Abacus, SalesIn, Mobi2Go and Boppl.…

Overwatch Pacific Championship detailed

27 March 2017 in Entertainment

Pretty good at Overwatch? Time to put the RIP-Tire where your mouth is and sign up for close to $360,000…

The need for network speed – NVMe to the rescue

27 March 2017 in Storage & Cloud Storage

Network speed is not just about faster ethernet IP switches and bigger communication pipes but about every potential bottleneck including…

Apple wins appeal on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus design in China

27 March 2017 in Mobility

Apple has won a patent design case over the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China with a court…

Optus ups the ante with new data-heavy plans

27 March 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus is keeping up the pressure in the data-hungry mobile phone environment with its latest release of a new premium…

Tencent recruits AI expert to head Shenzhen lab

27 March 2017 in People Moves

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has appointed Dr Tong Zhang to lead its artificial intelligence laboratory in Shenzhen.

Android O developer preview live

27 March 2017 in Mobility

Android has released Preview 1 for Android 8.x – or O as its being called and Oreo as many hope…

SMBs swamped by $26b in unpaid debts, want government fix-it action

27 March 2017 in Cloud Accounting

Australian small businesses are owed an estimated $26 billion in unpaid debts by big businesses, according to a new report…

OpenSSL licence change move riles some contributors

27 March 2017 in Open Source

The OpenSSL project is seeking to go ahead with a change of licence to the Apache Licence Version 2.0 but…

Microsoft removes search from Docs.com after document leaks

27 March 2017 in Security

Microsoft has quietly removed the search function on its docs.com website "where users can discover, upload and share Office documents…

Security, tech issues recognised in change to IT Journalism Awards

27 March 2017 in Strategy

The 2017 IT Journalism Awards have been revamped to now include two new awards – one for the Best Information…

Global engineering leader appointed to post at University of Adelaide

26 March 2017 in People Moves

The University of Adelaide has appointed one of its own former graduates and academics and global engineering leader, Professor Anton…

University of Canberra, IP Australia, Pegasystems partner on ICT education, training

26 March 2017 in Training

Students at the University of Canberra will be provided with key skills and opportunities needed to help them gain employment…

HP’s 17” OMEN – a huge, powerful, laptop (review)

26 March 2017 in Computers

OMEN is a state of mind, a will to win, and a pride in having one of the more powerful…

HP Elite x3 Continuums to impress (review)

26 March 2017 in Mobile devices

There is only one way you should consider HP’s interesting Elite x3 – as one of the world’s smallest pocket…






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