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Stan Beer

Stan Beer

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

Last weekend I did something I had been considering for many months but finally got round to doing. I switched off my premium Foxtel cable service  and subscribed to Netflix. Despite the increasingly shrill protestations of its boss in past months, Foxtel is an expensive outdated content delivery technology which will go the way of clunky desktop PCs and landline telephones.

The boss of Foxtel has dismissed what he described as a myth surrounding competition to the cable service from SVOD providers like Netflix. At an address to the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce today, Foxtel CEO, Richard Freudenstein, claimed that Netflix will never be able to compete with Foxtel in the content stakes.

Enterprise solutions provider Acresta has partnered with Interactive First to launch the Engagor social media management platform to the Australian and New Zealand market. Engagor enables social media managers to repond faster and smarter by providing real-time analytics and control over their social media activity.

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