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EU hits Google with US$5b fine over alleged Android misuse

19 July 2018 in Technology Regulation

The European Union has hit Google with a second fine in as many years, demanding that the search behemoth pay…

Former DTA head says My Health Record may end up a tech wreck

18 July 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The My Health Record system may well end up as one of the many Australian Government tech wrecks, the former…

Employees stage protests as Amazon Prime Day gets underway

17 July 2018 in Home Tech

Workers at Amazon in Europe have walked out to protest against the company's employment conditions ahead of the company's Prime…

Australian oil and gas industry to be first movers in adopting AI

16 July 2018 in Development

With the "oil and gas market influenced by several factors outside the control of companies", the "long-term competitiveness of O&G…

NSW Govt touts digital smart procurement benefits in deals with telcos, Microsoft and Salesforce

16 July 2018 in Technology Tenders

The NSW Government says its agencies are "benefitting from three new innovative telecommunications and digital deals which take advantage of…

Telstra, Ericsson and Intel's first 'end-to-end' 5G data call on 3.5Ghz spectrum on Australia's Gold Coast

16 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The first "end-to-end multi-vendor non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP 5G commercial network data call over licensed 3.5GHz spectrum" has been made at…

NBN Co sale may not have expected effect, says TransACT architect

16 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The privatisation of NBN Co sometime in the future may well end up creating a similar situation like that in…

ACCC says consumer data rights to be implemented soon

16 July 2018 in Data

Australians will be able to safely share their personal data with trusted service providers once consumer data rights (CDRs) become…

UK security researcher Hutchins makes renewed bid for freedom

14 July 2018 in Security

British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who was arrested by the FBI last August over alleged charges of creating and distributing…

US indictments may queer pitch for ex-NSA hackers

14 July 2018 in Security

The US Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russians for alleged hacking offences connected to the 2016 US presidential election on…

Best to sell NBN Co only a decade after rollout ends: expert

13 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The best option for NBN Co after 2022 — when the network rollout is completed — would be for the…

Worldwide PC shipments grew for first time in six years during Q2 2018

13 July 2018 in Development

Gartner's "preliminary" data shows the worldwide PC market grew for the first time in six years, at 1.4%, while in…

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VIDEO: Ford tests self-driving research vehicle to deliver food, goods and the future

19 July 2018 in Development

Ford's new "Transit Connect self-driving research vehicle" features three lockers: one on the passenger side and two in the back…

Demand for location data services ‘unprecedented’, says PSMA

19 July 2018 in Market

The demand for, and volume of, location data in Australia is unprecedented, according to a key industry player, with the…

Optus named key telco supplier to NSW Government

19 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Three days after the NSW Government touted its smart digital procurement benefits in deals with telcos, Microsoft and Salesforce, Optus…

Lowest unemployment rate in 5 years, Honcho says young Aussie business owners leading way

19 July 2018 in Development

The latest ABS jobs data shows the trend unemployment rate was 5.4% in June 2018, the lowest in over five…

Undeterred by EU fine, Google continues to play the victim

19 July 2018 in Open Sauce

Google has now been fined nearly US$8 billion by the European Union, but the company seems to be undeterred in…

VIDEOS: WA astronomers partner with defence industry to monitor space for junk and more

19 July 2018 in Space

Hey spaceman, is that some junk in your trunk, is your passive radar just actively happy to see me? Curtin…

Australia 8th in mobile speeds, but 54th in fixed broadband

19 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Australia has enviable mobile download speeds, averaging out at 50.53Mbps and sitting eighth in a list of 124 countries compiled…

Moonhack 2018 and Code Club sees young coders lift off at Sydney Startup Hub

19 July 2018 in Development

Helping your children learn to code could be one of the best ways to lift their future careers into cyberspace,…

Aussies missing out on valuable tax deductions

19 July 2018 in Home Tech

Etax has listed the tax deductions that "working professionals and office admin staff need to know about to boost this…

Blockchain tech to be used to power up Aussie houses

19 July 2018 in Home Tech

The first homes outside Europe claimed to utilise blockchain technology for power will be completed in a new housing development…

Ola's exuberant 'hola' to Adelaide as over 1.5m rides completed

19 July 2018 in Development

Within just five months of launch, Ola has completed more than 1.5 million rides, garnered over 40,000 driver-partners and launched…

Online car dealer cops hefty fine for consumer rights breaches

19 July 2018 in Technology Regulation

An Auckland motor vehicle trader has been hit with a NZ$75,000 fine by New Zealand’s competition regulator for misrepresenting consumers’…

Motorola, Siemens team up on tech 'innovation'

19 July 2018 in Strategy

Motorola Solutions and Siemens have formalised plans to develop innovative technologies for the Australian industrial sector via an exclusive partnership.

Robot security guard Nimbo set for duties in Australia

19 July 2018 in Security

Nimbo, an intelligent security robot based on leading-edge artificial intelligence, could soon be deployed as a guard in places around…

Open letter urges govt not to legislate on encryption

19 July 2018 in Government Tech Policy

A group of 17 companies and organisations has signed an open letter asking the Australian Government not to promulgate a…

NBN buying more copper for fibre network, says Labor

19 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, has bought enough new copper wire that…

Bitdefender 2019 'will stop most sophisticated attacks', now includes 'ransomware remediation'

18 July 2018 in Home Tech

With only Trend Micro and Acronis promising real ransomware protection until now, Bitdefender is the latest to promise a real…

MyRepublic launches new broadband plans specifically for Australian small businesses

18 July 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN-loving ISP MyRepublic has finally launched plans specifically for small businesses in Australia, marking the company's expansion beyond consumer NBN…

 

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