Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’
He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
There’s an NBN of sorts in Britain too. UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced ten cities will receive £114 million (A$177 million) from the country’s “broadband pot”.
Not happy with its US$1.05 billion patent settlement with Samsung, Apple wants more. Late Friday it filed for an extra $700 million in “wilfulness enhancements, supplemental damages and conditional damages”.
Now the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 are shipping, the chorus of complaints about Apple’s new Maps application has turned into a deafening roar. The complaints are many, and loud, but they are symptoms of a greater malaise.
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