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A serious vulnerability in most versions of Android has been revealed before any major phone vendors have released patches for their devices. Almost one billion Android phone users are exposed and effectively left in the lurch.

 

Telstra is preparing its Ooyala video platform subsidiary for a US float. It will likely get its money back and still own a majority in the company – smart work.

DVD rental and streaming pioneer Quickflix has requested a trading halt in its shares on the ASX, only until Monday. That almost certainly means someone is about to buy it.

If you really can’t wait your turn for Windows 10, Microsoft has made available a direct download of ISO images for Windows 10 in 32-bit and 64-bit versions – no need to wait for your reserved copy. However, Norton 360s latest version is W10 compatible but some users are getting advice that it won’t work correctly after the upgrade.

The cost of mobile phone and Internet charges are a big concern for many Australians, with charges for the services putting increased pressure on household budgets. Charges for these two now essential services have made a growing list of price hikes that are worrying consumers.

The Malaysian Government’s public transport regulator has awarded a $27 million contract to Melbourne-based global smart booking, ticketing and payment solutions company Vix Technology. Meanwhile, ICT services consultancy UXC has secured multi-year contracts with a combined value of more than $25 million with two New South Wales Government owned electricity companies, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has signed a multi-year contract with US-based Power Auctions for the provision of software capability for conducting spectrum auctions.

Sydney Adventist Hospital is using a new Australian developed text analysis tool to provide faster access to text based records. Meanwhile, Queensland not-for-profit healthcare organisation Mater Health Services Brisbane has deployed a web-scale hyper-converged infrastructure from Nutanix to support virtual desktops, giving its employees reliable access to business-critical applications and tools.

A new MVNO has launched in Australia, claiming to be the ‘first Social Mobile Network’ that puts members first with a range of simple and transparent plans. Meanwhile, Norwood Systems has unveiled World Phone, a consumer-focused communications app for international travellers that harnesses the “sharing economy” to provide global access to high-quality low-cost telecommunications.

 

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