Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC says unfair contract terms are a big focus as it takes action and moves to ensure small businesses are not at a disadvantage because of one-sided ‘take it or leave it’ contracts.

Space technology operator Kleos Space has secured $3 million in funding for its second cluster of satellites.

Data centre operator NextDC’s M2 Melbourne data centre has achieved Uptime Institute’s Tier IV Gold Certification for Operational Sustainability.

Online food delivery service Deliveroo has appointed current CEO at Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia, Ed McManus, as CEO of its Australian business.

The Australian and New Zealand arm of global credit bureau services provider Experian has acquired Australian fintech startup Look Who’s Charging, in its sixth major APAC investment since 2017.

UK-headquartered robotic process automation software company Blue Prism has partnered with India's second largest outsourcing company, Wipro, to launch the new Wipro Automation Lab in Melbourne.

Data specialist Hitachi Vantara has appointed Adrian Johnson as vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

A new blockchain prototype has the potential to boost sustainable development while enabling investment opportunities for landowners, environmental groups, developers and government, following a collaboration between the Commonwealth Bank and South Australia’s BioDiversity Solutions Australia (BDS).

Australian fintech and payment plan provider Payright has moved into e-commerce, enabling accredited merchants to add the payment option to the checkout in their online store – and customers to select Payright at the online checkout allowing them to opt for the “flexible” buy now, pay-later payment option for their purchases.

Smartphone manufacturer Vivo Mobile has joined the mobile telecommunications industry’s recycling program – MobileMuster – joining Australia’s major mobile handset manufacturers and network providers who work in collaboration to provide a free national recycling program to their customers.

Australian and the world’s healthcare systems face a range of security threats due to malicious activity as cybercriminals attempt to access sensitive information stored in the systems.

Accounting software provider MYOB has announced a deal with Bunnings that will simplify bill processing for their mutual customers, plus a rewards program for the MYOB PayBy payments service.

Fifty thousand dollars is on offer in the 2019 Westpac Innovation Challenge which gives start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs the chance to win and provide them with professional support to grow their businesses.

Big Data can tease out all manner of analyses and conclusions from our very digital world, but how can it know what is 'right and proper?'

The deployment of smart home IoT devices may pose risks of attacks by hackers, according to a new report which forecasts that the number of smart home devices is expected to increase globally at a compound annual growth rate of 16.9% until 2023.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:52

CBL Markets, Xpansiv complete merger

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CBL Markets (CBL) and Xpansiv have completed a merger to form Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG), a “first-of-its-kind platform” that uses authenticated production data to enable the creation and transaction of commodity products comprised of information that, until now, was invisible.

The South Australian town of Gawler will be the first regional community to receive free digital phone services under a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme to be conducted by Melbourne-based ISP, Connexus.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 10:30

Dell Boomi appoints new APJ region chief

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Cloud integration and workflow automation vendor Dell Boomi has appointed 25-year IT industry veteran Ajit Melarkode as its managing director for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 03:47

US tech professionals earning top dollar

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Freelance independent professionals in the United States technology industry - along with other industry sector professionals - are earning more than US$250 an hour for their work, according to a new report.

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