Americans spend most on video streaming apps, with as many as 75% saying their average monthly spend was about US$13 (A$18.3), in the latest Consumer Lens Survey conducted by technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research.

Liberal MP Tim "Wolverine" Wilson, a man who spends the better part of each working day criticising China, was singing a different song eight years ago, when he accepted an all-expenses paid trip to visit the campus of — hold your breath — the home of Lucifer, Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.

Spending on public cloud services will grow from US$242.7 billion (A$341.4 billion) last year to US$257.9 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.3%, the technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast.

Attempts to compromise Australian corporate and government networks are inevitable, the managing director of Blackberry Spark ANZ, Jason Duerden, says, adding that while this cannot be prevented they can be contained and protected against by applying a risk mitigation approach to cyber security.

An Israeli company named Betalin Therapeutics has developed a bio-artificial pancreas that it says can replace the functions of the human pancreas and cure patients who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes and are insulin-dependent.

The 2020 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence - the ACOMMS - have been announced by the telecommunications lobby group Communications Alliance.

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Internet of Things solutions provider to the agricultural industry Farmbot Monitoring and mobile satellite services Pivotel aimed at bringing IoT-enabled water management solutions to farmers across Australia.

The only logical conclusion that one can draw from the latest inspired effort from the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute — calling for ISPs to provide a clean Internet — is that the good people at this institute have been smoking some very strong stuff.

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency, The Commerce Commission has initiated further consultation on the development of input methodologies for the regulation of fibre fixed line access services.

Phillip Britt is, in my biased view, one of the few people on the face of the earth who was born to be an Internet service provider. From all appearances, Britt enjoys his work as the head of Aussie Broadband; he does something which very few tech entrepreneurs — Cloudflare's Matthew Prince is another who comes to mind — do: come clean with customers when there is a screw-up.

Appian specialist and intelligent automation provider Procensol Australia has appointed Jacob Formann as an advisor to the managing director.

Technology analyst firm Gartner is undoubtedly the source of a great deal of well-documented research and relevant statistics about the industry it covers.

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has welcomed the steps outlined by the Federal Government's Industry Advisory Panel on the country's next cyber security strategy, saying the IAP chief Andrew Penn agreed with Huawei's submission that the best approach to cyber security was to secure the supply chain and build an independent testing regime for all vendor equipment.

ASX-listed Canberra-based cyber security firm archTIS has appointed Australian technology and software entrepreneur Dr Miles Jakeman as chairman.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $495,680 in funding to the Grid Innovation Hub at Monash University to conduct a desktop study exploring how to manage unstable and weak parts of the electricity grid.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 23:13

TeamViewer acquires Ubimax

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Remote connectivity solutions vendor TeamViewer has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ubimax, the wearable computing and augmented reality (AR) solutions provider for the frontline workforce.

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