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No Samsung smartphone to be based on new Qualcomm SoC

02 December 2020 in Mobility

Samsung will be the lone name missing from the list of Android smartphone makers who have all pledged to use…

NBN Co takes on another $1.2b of debt over five years

02 December 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the body rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has taken on another $1.2 billion of debt at…

Something new for everyone from AWS?

02 December 2020 in Cloud

AWS has announced an unusually wide-ranging collection of new products and features.

Neuron Mobility partners with Road Safety Foundation on e-scooter safety campaign

02 December 2020 in Mobility

e-scooter operator Neuron Mobility is partnering with the Australian Road Safety Foundation in a move it says will lead the…

Spirit to acquire security services provider Intalock for $15 million

02 December 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian-listed Spirit Technology Solutions - formerly known as Spirit Telecom - is acquiring cyber security services business Intalock for $15…

KEYNOTE VIDEO: Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 888 SoC with 3rd-gen X60 5G modem on day 1 of Summit

02 December 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Qualcomm’s answer to Apple’s A14 processor, and those of Huawei, Samsung and others has arrived, with the lucky-numbered 888 5G…

‘Millions’ of scam calls blocked in trials, says Communications Alliance

02 December 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Millions of scam telephone calls have been blocked in recent trial initiatives, according to telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance,…

New government code aims to detect, trace and block spam calls

02 December 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government has released a new industry code that it claims will stop scam calls by detecting, tracing and…

Attackers use Windows ransomware to hit Big Brother production firm

01 December 2020 in Security

Attackers claim to have used the Windows DoppelPaymer ransomware to hit leading British television production company Endemol Shine and have…

Remote working poses growing security threat from cyber criminals: claim

01 December 2020 in Security

The accelerated shift towards remote working will continue to create new opportunities for cyber attacks in the year ahead, according…

Baltimore students told to avoid Windows after ransomware attack

01 December 2020 in Security

The authorities at Baltimore County Public Schools, which was hit by ransomware last week, appear to have realised that Windows…

UK to invest in NEC's Open RAN in bid to diversify 5G supply chain

01 December 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The British Government says it will pump £1.6 million (A$2.9 million) into Japanese firm NEC to support a project to…

ACCC seeks input on Google undertaking over Fitbit purchase

01 December 2020 in Technology Regulation

The Australian consumer watchdog has called for submissions on a proposed court-enforceable undertaking offered by Google with regard to its…

Germany, Japan and South Korea defy US over Huawei ban: report

30 November 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Germany has rejected the US push to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei technologies from its 5G rollout, with the…

Optus will go ahead with plans to sell towers, says CEO

30 November 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Telco Singtel Optus will go ahead with plans to sell 70% of its "passive" towers, which are estimated to be…

Australia’s cyber security spending soaring to $7.6 bilion by 2024

30 November 2020 in Security

This year alone, Australians spent approximately $5.6 billion on cyber security from both local and international providers, with spending expected…

Govt says COVIDSafe app being updated as restrictions ease

30 November 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Undeterred by the failure of its COVIDSafe app, the Morrison Government has announced that it will update the software in…

Sydney uni team creates low-energy water-splitting catalyst

30 November 2020 in Energy

Scientists from the University of Sydney have created a water-splitting catalyst that needs less energy to produce pure hydrogen than…

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US $31.4B global PC sales revenue plunge due to COVID-19, industry to take 3 years to recover

02 December 2020 in Business IT

Italian financial analyst site Finaria has pointed the finger at the COVID-19 outbreak triggering "the most significant fall in PC…

Aspera launches two more low-cost phones ahead of Christmas

02 December 2020 in Mobility

Aspera Mobile has launched two new low-cost models ahead of the Christmas peak buying season, with one being the AS6…

Salesforce acquires Slack for US$27.7b

02 December 2020 in Deals

Customer relationship management software provider Salesforce has acquired communications platform Slack for a sum of approximately US$27.7 billion (A$37.5 billion),…

ACCC chief should be wary of Google's tactics in Fitbit case

02 December 2020 in Open Sauce

In his quest to determine whether or not he should give the green light for the merger between search giant…

'Infinite' but slow data on some Vodafone prepaid plans

02 December 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Some of Vodafone's new Prepaid Plus plans include the company's 'infinite data' feature.

Canadian team finds Circles surveillance software being used in Australia

02 December 2020 in Security

Software from surveillance firm Circles, that can be used to exploit weaknesses in the global mobile system and snoop on…

Two new regional sales leaders at Datto

02 December 2020 in People Moves

MSP software provider Datto has made two regional sales appointments.

Ericsson signs up Greek telco WIND Hellas as 5G client

02 December 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson has signed a five-year deal with Greek mobile network firm WIND Hellas as its latest…

Study finds only small number of Tor users have malicious intent

02 December 2020 in Security

Researchers from the US and the UK have found that only a small fraction of those who use the Tor…

NEXION looks for $8m in IPO, aims to list on ASX next year

02 December 2020 in Networking

Western Australia-based IT services firm NEXION Group has begun the process of raising $8 million in an IPO, offering shares…

86 400 and Envestnet | Yodlee powering financial wellness for Australians

01 December 2020 in Business Software

Company News: Envestnet | Yodlee, the global leader in data aggregation and intelligence, and 86 400, Australia’s first “smartbank”, providing consumers…

Customers set to benefit as 7-Eleven partners with Adobe and Microsoft

01 December 2020 in Market

Company News: 7-Eleven has entered strategic partnerships with Adobe and Microsoft in what is set to accelerate the company’s ambitious digital strategy. 

Four new Xperts at AgileXperts

01 December 2020 in People Moves

As previously reported, AgileXperts' headcount has grown significantly this year.

Telstra makes gifting season ‘more affordable with 7-day Price Match’

01 December 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Taking up the fight to Optus’ price match scheme, Telstra has started one of its own, so that “If you…

Accenture laps up Olikka

01 December 2020 in Deals

Professional services firm Accenture has acquired cloud migration service provider Olikka.

COVIDSafe app: government throwing good money after bad

01 December 2020 in Open Sauce

Exactly why the Federal Government has decided to upgrade the COVIDSafe app after its abysmal showing as far as contact…

Age iPad staff shown the door, company claims it's old news

01 December 2020 in Apps

The people running the iPad edition of The Age, a prominent newspaper based in Melbourne, have told its staff that…

D-Link adds to mobile connectivity options

01 December 2020 in Mobility

D-Link has introduced two new wireless broadband devices - a 4G Cat 6 802.11AC Wi-Fi hotspot, along with a 4G…

Dynabook launches 2-in-1 laptop claimed to be world's lightest

01 December 2020 in Hardware

Japanese personal computer maker Dynabook has released what it claims is the world's lightest 13-inch convertible laptop, the Portégé X30W-J…

Xiaomi third in global 3Q smartphone sales, pushes Apple to fourth

01 December 2020 in Mobility

Global smartphone sales to end-users fell by 5.7% year-on-year to 366 million units in the third quarter, the technology analyst…

Top IIoT chip maker Advantech hit by Windows Conti ransomware

30 November 2020 in Security

Industrial automation and industrial IoT chip manufacturer Advantech has suffered an attack by cyber criminals using the Windows Conti ransomware.








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