The influential ginger group hoping to reform the Australian Computer Society is in it for the long haul, says Professor Ashley Goldsworthy.

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's broadband network, has created a $150 million fund to help low-income families with home schooling and small and medium-sized businesses and households who face financial issues during the coronavirus lockdown.

The business division of US telecommunications giant Verizon has decided to acquire cloud-based video conferencing and event platform BlueJeans Network.

Content delivery network Akamai has been working with game publishers during the COVID-19 lockdown to manage downloads of patches issued by the latter, files which often run to tens of gigabytes, in order to ensure that the load on the Internet is kept to the minimum, officials from the company say.

Integrated cloud communications platform provider 8x8 has launched its Video MeetingsPro solution powered by open source community vendor Jitsi.

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Researchers led by a University of New South Wales professor have achieved a proof-of-concept of a new approach to building quantum computers.

The University of Canberra (UC) has powered its Digital Student Journey (DSJ) program with workflow automation vendor Boomi’s cloud integration and data management platform.

Tasmanian electricity transmission and distribution network provider TasNetworks has selected networking systems and services vendor Ciena to address rising bandwidth requirements driven by IoT, 5G and data centre services.

Western Sydney University has deployed Nintex’s visual process mapping and management capability aimed at encouraging university-wide collaboration between teams.

Purchases of both Android and Apple smartphones fell in the first quarter of the year, with a combined drop of 23%, the data insights company Kantar said in a statement on Thursday.

COVID 19: Tech industry trade association CompTIA has launched an “anytime, anywhere” online testing option for its certification exams as part of its response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Swedish firm Readly, which offers access to thousands of magazines through a digital app, has launched in Australia and New Zealand, and will offer subscriptions for $14.99 per month.

A number of indicators for IT spending backs forecasts that while 2020 may see a decrease in overall tech spending, there is scope for short-term investments by businesses as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Airwallex raises US$160 million

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Melbourne-based fintech Airwallex has closed its series D funding round, raising US$160 million and attracting new investors.

British telecommunications provider BT will use equipment from Swedish manufacturer Ericsson for the core parts of its 5G network, with the dual-mode 5G core to be deployed on BT's network cloud.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple's latest iPhone is going on sale this month.

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