Swedish tech giant Ericsson says it has completed a 500 million kroner (US $51.5 million) transformation of its “smart” manufacturing factory in Nanjing, China, with the resulting automated factory now operational and standing among the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the industry.

The total global transaction value of online payments for digital and physical goods will exceed US$6 trillion by 2024 – a growth of 53% from 2019, according to a new research report.

Australian-listed space technology operator Kleos Space has signed its first South American order, with an order by a Brazillian-based integrator.

The minister responsible for delivery of the national broadband network says the introduction of 5G services in Australia is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the NBN Co's business plan – and has swept aside "premature" talk about privatisation of the network.

Mobile phone recycling organisation MobileMuster has released new research revealing that 68% of Australians "struggle to get rid of their things, despite 58% no longer using them because they feel attached to them, with old electronic devices and mobile phones high on the list of things people find hard to part with".

NBN Co’s flagging of proposed lower wholesaler pricing for some broadband network entry level product bundles is good news for “budget conscious households” who are now likely to have better options in terms of connecting to the NBN, according to Communications Minister Paul Fletcher.

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on its spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

 Optus has switched on a new tower in the suburb of Bohle Plains in greater Townsville to boost mobile coverage in the area as part of the national telcommunications black spot alleviation program.

Rideshare platform Ola has integrated Apple Pay as a payment method in Australia and New Zealand in what it says is the first significant overhaul of its international customer app.

Australia's national broadband network builder and operator NBN Co is proposing to introduce significant discounts and extra capacity inclusions across the majority of its wholesale broadband product range, according to its newly released wholesale pricing review paper.

Travellers across the world are increasingly prioritising value over cost, demanding more autonomy over personalisation and using digital solutions to research and manage their trips – but they have encountered problems of trust with online travel reviews.

Global network provider Hurricane Electric has introduced a new Point of Presence (PoP) in data centre operator NEXTDC’s S1 Sydney data centre.

Australian businesses are being held back by the country’s tech skills shortage, with many businesses now looking to skilled migration and contract workers to lift pressure on their workforce needs, according to one recruitment firm.

Data from drivers' licences issued in Victoria will be uploaded to the Federal Government's National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution, following an agreement reached by the Council of Australian Governments.

Email security provider Mimecast has gone in hard in a bid to capitalise on the proposed sale of Symantec's enterprise division to Broadcom, offering customers of Symantec's MessageLabs email security cloud free email security risk assessments and other discounts.

Retail giant Amazon has been allegedly doing what the European Union fined search behemoth Google for – giving prominence to shopping listings that are more profitable for the company.

A team from Flinders University has completed preparations for participating in the 2019 World Solar Challenge which takes place from 13 to 20 October and involves travelling from Darwin to Adelaide in a solar-powered vehicle.

Logitech G, a division of peripherals maker Logitech, has launched what it claims is a new mouse for gamers, saying that the Logitech G604 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse has better battery life and is more versatile than other models.

Chinese consumer electronics powerhouse TCL has launched its "Born a Legend" competition, asking "Aussie content creators to share an ‘everyday hero’ story to win" A$10,000!

Product authentication and consumer engagement solutions provider YPB Group has signed an agreement to sell its Motif Micro 1 (MM1) smartphone authentication technology to China security label supplier PanPass.

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