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Skills shortage impedes agritech progress using IoT: Inmarsat

18 January 2018 in Internet of Things

Companies in the agritech sector are moving towards the introduction of Internet of Things systems to run their business, but…

Domino’s links with Amazon Echo on new ordering system

18 January 2018 in Market

The Domino’s Pizza chain of pizza stores has launched a new customer ordering system using Amazon Echo’s Alexa cloud-based voice…

Greens critical of govt response to NBN panel report

18 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the…

Vocus replaces Huawei for Solomon Islands cable project

18 January 2018 in Business Telecommunications

The Vocus Group has entered into a deal with Australia to undertake a scoping study on design, construction and procurement…

Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices coming to Australia

18 January 2018 in Internet of Things

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, plus Amazon's range of Echo devices - including an all-new Echo, are finally hitting Australian shores.

Industry folk unfazed by wild swings in cryptocurrency value

18 January 2018 in Market

The dramatic swing in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may have many people and governments worried, but companies…

Apple to repatriate overseas cash stash, invest heavily in US

18 January 2018 in Strategy

Apple will pay taxes of about US$38 billion in order to repatriate the US$246 billion in cash it holds overseas,…

Bitcoin value falls below the US$10,000 mark

18 January 2018 in Market

The value of bitcoin has fallen below US$10,000, with the cryptocurrency losing more than half its value since it broke…

Mobile network operators urged to prepare for post-NBN world

18 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Mobile network operators should take a leadership role in the inevitable transformation of their industry as mobile and fixed networks…

New data breach reporting rules will help prevent cyber crime, say IT experts

18 January 2018 in Security

A majority of Australian IT decision-makers believe reporting of data breaches to regulators will help prevent cyber crime.

YouTube shows smaller video artists the door

17 January 2018 in Technology Regulation

YouTube will drastically cut down on the number of its partners who can make money from the platform, making it…

Google to build undersea cables to boost cloud business

17 January 2018 in Cloud

Google plans to build three new undersea cables to speed up its connections with new regions as it looks to…

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Acronis plans free ransomware protection

18 January 2018 in Security

Acronis has already incorporated ransomware protection into its backup products, and is now planning to release a standalone version of…

AGL Energy provides Alexa skill for voice-managed energy enquiries

18 January 2018 in Energy

AGL Energy today announced it is bringing Amazon Alexa voice control to its customers, allowing them to easily manage their…

Norton notes 'You won' malware scam crosses from PC to Android

18 January 2018 in Mobility

With Android seen as the Windows of the mobile world, it's no surprise to see Windows-type malware being redesigned for…

Facial biometrics to go mainstream for security in 2018: Ping

18 January 2018 in Security

Authentication with facial recognition will take off this year, according to identity defined security company Ping, which has says that…

Facebook reveals the six trends to watch from Messenger for 2018

18 January 2018 in Development

Facebook's Head of Messenger, David Marcus has listed some predictions on "what’s to come for messaging after a momentous 2017,…

Amazon Music Unlimited coming to ANZ Feb 1

18 January 2018 in Entertainment

Amazon announced today its Amazon Music Unlimited service will be available in Australia and New Zealand from February 1st, offering…

NAB's new amazing banking skill: 'Alexa, ask NAB if I’ve been paid'

18 January 2018 in Development

If you're a NAB customer, you can nab yourself the Alexa word and "perform tasks such as requesting their account…

Unpatched Oracle servers hit by cryptocurrency miners

18 January 2018 in Security

Unpatched Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers running on both Windows and Linux have been infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware, causing a degradation…

CorpCloud underpins expansion with NEXTDC data centre presence

18 January 2018 in Data Centres

Perth-based cloud and telecommunications services provider CorpCloud has established points-of-presence in data centre operator NEXTDC’s Perth and Melbourne data centres…

Monash Uni, Indra partner on campus sustainable electricity project

18 January 2018 in Energy

Monash University has selected global IT consulting company Indra as a partner in a project to establish a sustainable electricity…

Ericsson's 5G Radio Dot delivers 'big boost to indoor coverage', coming 2019

17 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Promising "enhanced mobile broadband" so operators can meet rising demand for superior indoor coverage, the 5G Radio Dot is a…

Start-up funding continues on strong growth path: KPMG

17 January 2018 in Strategy

A total of 17 deals with a combined investment of US$121.55 million closed in Australian start-ups in the fourth quarter…

Top 100 tech companies named by Thomson Reuters

17 January 2018 in Development

Thomson Reuters' inaugural Top 100 Global Technology Leaders "identifies the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful organisations".

Carsales driving young Australians into tech – mobile or otherwise

17 January 2018 in Development

Carsales will launch its first ever Kids Coding Camp over two days this January at the company's headquuarters in Melbourne…

Review: Navman MiVUE850 Dual Camera dash cam recorder

17 January 2018 in Mobile devices

Navman has been quietly beavering away on dashcam technology for some time now, including a refinement of some anti-crash warning…

SCA takes $5m stake in OVO Mobile as OVO signs fresh 5yr Optus deal

17 January 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Entertainment media company Southern Cross Austereo has strategically invested $5 million in media-MVNO OVO Mobile and its "rapidly expanding" OVOPlay…

New Kogan 4-in-1 Win 10 notebook with stylus at $399 challenges cheapest iPad

17 January 2018 in Home Tech

With the 32GB 2017 iPad at $469 in Australia, and iPad Pros at higher prices, Kogan's new Win 10 convertible…

Telstra NB-IOT switch on big step towards millions in water savings, claims WaterGroup

17 January 2018 in Market

Corporate water consultancy company WaterGroup says millions of dollars in manual water reading costs will now be saved with the…