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New talent visa scheme a ‘breakthrough’ for Aussie tech companies

20 March 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Australia’s peak national startup group, StartupAUS, has lauded the Federal Government’s proposed introduction of a new visa scheme designed to…

Optus offers free service for Commonwealth Games athletes

19 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus will offer a free service to all athletes at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games allowing them to speak to…

Government goes after global talent with new visa scheme

19 March 2018 in Strategy

The Federal Government is set to trial a new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation…

Missing: 200,000 dwellings from NBN Co's ready-to-connect category

19 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

About 200,000 homes and businesses which were classed as "ready to connect" in November 2017 by the NBN Co, the…

Labor raises HFC reliability as Foxtel reported to be ditching network

19 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has raised doubts about the reliability of the Telstra HFC cable network after it was reported…

Danish firm first to suffer breach under new Australian law

17 March 2018 in Security

Australia's first data breach since the country introduced a data breach notification law has been recorded, with the Danish shipping…

Google, Facebook face 3% turnover tax in EU: report

16 March 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Multinational US technology companies like Google and Facebook will have to pay a 3% turnover tax in the EU, according…

Israeli firm was advised to use CERT to disclose AMD flaws

16 March 2018 in Security

A company that was asked to review a series of flaws claimed to be in some AMD processors says it…

Global call for better consumer protection online

15 March 2018 in Internet of Things

The London-based global consumer activist group, Consumers International, has called for access to fair and secure internet for all, action…

Rule changes will help improve telco complaint handling: ACCAN

15 March 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Australia's peak telecommunications consumer body, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, says proposed new rules designed to improve telco complaint…

Greg Medcraft: Bitcoin doesn’t have a future

15 March 2018 in Technology Regulation

A former ASIC chairman has predicted a grim future for bitcoin unless the original cryptocurrency changes the way it operates.

Ombudsman welcomes new ACMA consumer protection rules

15 March 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Ahead of the imposition of new telecommunications consumer protection rules for NBN migration, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has revealed that…

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Unisys secures $44 million Home Affairs contract

20 March 2018 in Deals

Global IT vendor Unisys has inked a multi-year contract with Australia’s Department of Home Affairs to provide new enterprise biometric…

QBE aligns technology and transformation in restructure

20 March 2018 in Strategy

QBE Insurance is aligning its technology and transformation teams into a single business unit within its Australian and New Zealand…

Former head of 5G tech at Nokia joins Huawei Australia as CTO

19 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

5G expert Dr David Soldani has been appointed by Huawei Australia as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Scientists detect electrons outside regular orbits

19 March 2018 in Science

An international team of scientists, including personnel from the Australian National University, has published a paper in the British journal…

Advertisers deploy first robot 'employees'

19 March 2018 in Development

The increasing use of "robots" or "chatbots" in the delivery of advertising, online engagement and social media to facilitate sales…

Alibaba Cloud opens first data centre in Indonesia

19 March 2018 in Cloud

Alibaba Cloud opened the doors at its first data centre in Indonesia last week, to meet what it says are…

NEC SJC2 subsea cable will transmit data at 144Tbps

19 March 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Japan's NEC Corporation and the Southeast Asia-Japan 2 consortium (SJC2) have signed an agreement for the former to build a…

Aussie Broadband opens up CVC graphs to subscribers

19 March 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has begun showing network traffic levels on all 121 NBN points of interconnect.

NSW, Israel open grants programme for tech innovation

19 March 2018 in Government Tech Policy

A grants programme delivering grants of up to $250,000 has been opened by the NSW Government under the NSW-Israel Research…

Yojee partners UPS Asia in proof of concept pilot

19 March 2018 in Deals

Australian-listed logistics and supply chain management provider Yojee has entered into a pilot services agreement with UPS Asia Group, a…

Optus doubles up on new data plans

19 March 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Optus has upped the ante in the battle for customers in the hotly contested mobile market, launching new double data…

VIDEOS: Samsung and Disney deliver 'AR Emoji Magic' for the Galaxy S9 and S9+

19 March 2018 in Home Tech

Globally recognised Disney characters are being brought to life on Samsung's newest Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships, with more Disney…

Smart Aussie start-ups using the cloud to make their way

18 March 2018 in Cloud

Ian Gardiner is the head of global cloud host AWS' ANZ Start-up Ecosystem and says "I have the coolest job…

VIDEO: Carsales' clever AutoAds can create over a trillion ads, with 'no two the same'

16 March 2018 in Home Tech

A new video ad creation tool from CarSales, called AutoAds, is "the first of its type for the Australian auto…

‘Sunrise industries’ to fuel ASEAN regional growth, job creation: report

16 March 2018 in Strategy

Next-generation energy storage, autonomous systems, personal health and ageing have been cast as some of the emerging high-growth industries expected…

GNOME releases version 3.28 with many new features

16 March 2018 in Open Source

The free software desktop project GNOME has released version 3.28, codenamed Chongqing, with a total of 25.832 changes by about…

Smartpay teams up with Alipay to gain from Chinese tourism

16 March 2018 in Deals

Independent EFTPOS and payment provider Smartpay Holding has signed a deal with Chinese payment provider Alipay that will give up…

Vertiv solution used by NEXTDC for new Melbourne data centre

16 March 2018 in Deals

Data centre provider NEXTDC has selected a cooling solution from Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, for its new facility in…