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Take-up of faster NBN plans increasing, company claims

18 June 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

More customers are switching to faster broadband plans, NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, claims.

PageUp admits pre-2007 passwords stored in clear text

18 June 2018 in Security

Human resources outfit PageUp People, which had claimed after it was hit by a massive data breach that user authentication…

Nearly 60% Australians read news on smartphones: Reuters study

18 June 2018 in Mobility

Fifty-eight percent of those who consume news in Australia do so on their smartphones, the first time this percentage has…

ABC digital services would be hit by sell-off: claim

18 June 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Digital services like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView program, which enables Australians to catch up on viewing programs they have…

Huawei officials lobby pollies over 5G participation

18 June 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Top officials of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei have written to Australian MPs and senators telling them that excluding the firm…

Ads to stream on WhatsApp after founders split with Facebook

17 June 2018 in Apps

Users of the end-to-end encrypted messaging service WhatsApp can expect to be deluged by ads soon, after the founders of…

ACIC ends biometric project being developed by NEC Australia

17 June 2018 in Security

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has discontinued its Biometric Identification Services project, being developed by NEC Australia, because of implementation…

Australia headed for bright future as a ‘digital’ nation: Keenan

15 June 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Australia is on the road to becoming one of the world’s top three countries for digital delivery of government services…

2Gbps 4G coming from Telstra this year

15 June 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra has begun lab tests of a 2Gbps 4G service, and expects to deploy the technology before the end of…

Huawei says no official word from govt on 5G projects

14 June 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says the company has not been officially advised either way about its bid to participate…

Huawei unlikely to get role in Australian 5G projects: report

14 June 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Telecommunications appears unlikely to be allowed to provide equipment for 5G networks in Australia, due to…

Aussies lead the way in adoption of ‘pay-later’ tools for short-term borrowing

14 June 2018 in Strategy

Payment service providers in the Asia Pacific region have been driven to offering online pay-later options to consumers hampered by…

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Australia staking claim as major player in APAC data centre market

18 June 2018 in Data Centres

Cloud providers are the fastest growing segment of most Australian data centre providers, according to one telecoms analyst who says…

CA offers DevOps tools for IBM zCloud

18 June 2018 in Cloud

A strategic partnership between CA Technologies and IBM will see joint development and marketing of new services for IBM’s zCloud.

MNF Group steps up as ACOMM Awards sponsor

18 June 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Telecommunications services provider MNF Group has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2018 ACOMM Awards - the industry…

Plain sailing with AI-powered chatbot for Singapore sailors

18 June 2018 in Strategy

The Singapore Sailing Federation is claiming a world first with the launch of an Artificial Intelligence-powered sailing chatbot to deliver…

Syntonic flags acquisition of Zenvia mobile unit

18 June 2018 in Listed Tech

Australian-listed, US-based mobile platform and service provider Syntonic has signalled its intention to acquire the mobile commerce business unit of…

Data charges drive up mobile user costs: survey

18 June 2018 in Mobility

Excess data charges are the main reasons Australians are hit by additional costs for using their smartphones, with new research…

Vault Systems boosts executive team with new hire

18 June 2018 in People Moves

Secure government cloud provider Vault Systems has hired former Fujitsu vice-president for sales platforms business, Anthony Simkins, to join its…

Cryptocurrency gains to come under ATO's eagle eye: tax agent

18 June 2018 in Business Intelligence

The Australian Taxation Office will take a hard look at those who have been dabbling in cryptocurrencies over the 2017-18…

Court fines domain companies $1.95m over misleading notices

18 June 2018 in Technology Regulation

Two domain registrars have been fined a collective total of $1.95 million by the Federal Court for breaching Australian Consumer…

How to fix Optus Sport’s catastrophic attempt at World Cup coverage

17 June 2018 in Apps

Avoid the dreaded #FloptusSport fail. The World Cup only comes once every four years but the long notice hasn’t seemed to…

DocuSign goes local

15 June 2018 in Strategy

Digital signing operator DocuSign is setting up shop in three Australian data centres.

Fairfax fails to disclose Google ties in Unlockd yarn

15 June 2018 in Open Sauce

The circumstances surrounding the Australian start-up Unlockd, which was forced to go into administration recently because Google played hardball with…

Cornerstone joins Anaplan channel partner network

15 June 2018 in Market

US-based connected planning solutions vendor Anaplan has appointed consulting services company Cornerstone Performance Management as a channel partner for its…

Jemini brings a new look to HR software

15 June 2018 in Business Software

New Zealand-based Fusion5's Jemini aims to be a complete human resources system for medium to large organisations.

Don't like the current NBN policy? Then you're a Labor stooge

15 June 2018 in Open Sauce

At last week's hearing of the joint standing committee on Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, Associate Professor Mark Gregory…

GE announces 'largest rollout of 3D printers' to schools in Australia

15 June 2018 in Development

A total of 103 Australian primary and secondary schools will each receive a polymer 3D printer from GE as part…

ANU says joint study may help progress living on Mars

15 June 2018 in Science

An international study on cyanobacteria, one of the largest group of bacteria that have survived for more than 2.5 billion…

 

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