Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 25 years of experience working in 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.
In a monumental election year about face, NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley has called for a public debate on the best way to build the National Broadband Network. What's more, Mr Quigley, so certain since day 1 that the Government's ubiquitous FTTH NBN is the way to go, has now called upon peak industry body the Communications Alliance to join the debate.
Within the Australian media community for the past three years there has been an ongoing mantra about Shadow Broadband Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his "real" views about the NBN. The trouble is that despite Mr Turnbull repeatedly spelling out a crystal clear vision of how the NBN would proceed under a Coalition Government, the media refuses to believe him.
Online Australian tech retailer Kogan has released a new range of commodity priced dual core Android tablets at prices aimed at putting pressure on the much pricier big name brands.