Researchers from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, along with scientists from the US and South Africa claim to have solved a 20-year-old mystery by finding the origins of the world's deadliest strain of cereal rust disease.

Indian outsourcing giant Infosys plans to cut about 12,000 staff at the middle and top of its organisation and flatten the employee structure, a report says.

Huawei's newest flagship, the Mate 30 Pro, is its most powerful smartphone yet, and while the full Android 10 experience isn't (officially) available, this is still arguably the most powerful smartphone thus far on Planet Earth and can still pack a tech-laden punch.

Foxtel has announced "a further step in its major refresh of Entertainment and Movies channels" and is proving this with a coming December 17 launch of two new FOX-branded Entertainment channels – FOX SLEUTH and FOX SCI FI.

Last week, we brazenly claimed quantum supremacy at the 30th Anniversary of the Internet in Australia Celebrations when we applied an Australian-developed QuintessenceLabs true quantum powered random number generator to draw eight lucky door prizes – to the amazement and delight of our audience.

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SPONSORED NEWS. Host to multi-million-ounce gold discoveries, Colombia’s Mid-Cauca belt has seen major mining investment inflows in recent years.

A first-of-its-kind feature in Australia has launched through Samsung Pay and comparison service Finder, promising to take "shopping for credit cards to the next level of convenience" via Samsung's "Samsung Pay" digital wallet mobile payment app.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 14:34

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Fraud, location and identity data intelligence specialist GBG has appointed Carol Chris as regional general manager for Australia.

Foxtel and NBCUniversal Global Distribution & International (NBCU) have announced completion of "a new, multi-year agreement covering movies, drama, comedy, entertainment, reality and news for the Foxtel Group’s broadcast, on demand and streaming platforms."

Agtech and fintech – especially "green fintech" (fintech that aims to support sustainability, inclusivity, transparency, etc rather than merely reducing friction so that people spend more) – has a lot of potential for Australia and New Zealand, but require the development of appropriate skills.

Australian unified communications value-added distributor Mia Distribution has signed a master agency agreement with RingCentral Australia.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 11:38

ESET joins Google App Defense Alliance

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Cyber security firm ESET has become a founding member of the Google App Defense Alliance which protects mobile applications on the Google Play Store.

Optus has recorded the highest percentage of plan download speeds during the evening busy period for August, the competition watchdog says.

Cisco’s annual Asia Pacific Chief Information Security Officer Benchmark Study says that data breaches are costing Australian businesses more than those in any other country in the region.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO and Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson have set up a joint 5G laboratory to collaborate more closely in the latest technology.

Australia’s telecommunications industry directly contributes more than $51 billion annually to the Australian economy and supports more than 350,000 jobs across the nation, new research has revealed.

Data management vendor Cohesity has appointed Cathy Conroy as head of alliances for Asia Pacific.

Optus has added more countries to its $20 prepaid data roaming add-on.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 07:08

ACMA acts against 11 Telcos

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as taken action against eleven telcos for failing to comply with consumer protection rules.

GPU vendor Nvidia has anniounced a new member of its Jetson family of processors. The Jetson Xavier NX delivers Xavier-like performance despite having the same form factor as the Jetson Nano, according to vice president of autonomous machines Rob Csongor.

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