The NBN Co's latest attempt to put lipstick on a pig — the animal in this case being the network it is building and the make-up in question being speed — goes one step further than the "alternative facts" which its former chief executive, Bill Morrow, used to dish out.

Saturday, 19 October 2019 10:22

Kik gets new owners, ads

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Embattled social media platform, Kik, has found reprieve with a new owner announced in a post on Kik.com. 

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has certified Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in Australia with "protected-level" status, this meeting the Australian Government’s stringent security standards.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has witnessed a rise of 24.4% in revenue for the third quarter of the calendar year, pulling in 610.8 billion yuan (US$85.6 billion), with a net profit margin of 8.7%.

Flinders University and the ACE Electric Vehicle Group will sign a research agreement on Friday to collaborate on the development and construction of a flat pack electric vehicle in Australia.

Machine data aggregator and analytics software company Splunk has announced a $US150m fund to invest in data startups.

Landlines may become extinct earlier than expected according to comparison website Finder which says that a recent survey of several thousand Australians reveals they are using mobiles and only have a home phone because it came with their Internet service.

Online banking services at the Commonwealth Bank, which were hit by an outage on Thursday, are returning to normal, the bank says in a statement issued early Friday morning, adding that the appearance of some payments in accounts may be delayed.

As Peter Coroneos releases the next in a series of video interviews leading up the the big event, with Peter interviewing Macquarie Telecom co-founder Aidan Tudehope below, the numbers have now reached the venue limit of almost 400 guests.

With 120 smartphone brands globally, you need to really stand out to make an impression, and with realme only 17 months old, it has launched into Australia with a bang, with top features (including Australia's first 64 megapixel smartphone) at very challenging pricing.

Online banking services at the Commonwealth Bank have come a-cropper, with the bank saying it is "working urgently to restore impacted services". Some branches were forced to close as a result of the outage.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:41

Top strategic priorities for 2020

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Australia’s global ranking in digital competiveness is slipping. To turn this around, local organisations need to be innovative, people-focused and agile. This was the message from leaders of research company, ADAPT, when outlining their top 10 strategic priorities for 2020.

SPONSORED NEWS: Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Limited (ASX: ROO) has increased the yield of dry cannabis flowers by up to 118 per cent compared to uncooled crops from various strains within a climate-controlled greenhouse at Canndescent’s facilities in Southern California.

Telstra has launched the official Spotify app on Telstra TV, expanding the range of audio content available on our very own streaming device for Free and Premium Spotify members.

Listed Australian healthcare company PainChek is partnering with medication management services provider Ward Medication Management to deliver the national roll-out of its smartphone pain assessment and monitoring technology to the Australian residential aged care market.

More than half of the Australians and New Zealanders who participated in a survey about artificial intelligence have indicated they trust a robot more than their manager, while half say they have sought advice from a mechanical being rather than their manager.

Energy retailer ERM Power has boosted efficiency and productivity with the deployment of technology from cloud data management vendor Rubrik.

The IQOS cigarette system is a major departure from "smoking" as it heats rather than burns the tobacco.

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