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Internet Australia wants all ISPs to reimburse consumers misled over line speeds

12 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia has weighed into the debate about consumers being misled on Internet speeds by telcos, calling on all ISPs…

Kogan set to launch health insurance business with Medibank partnership

12 December 2017 in Strategy

Online discount retailer Kogan is continuing its rapid expansion from delivery of electronic goods including mobile phones and mobile services,…

France to ban mobile phones in schools from Sept

12 December 2017 in Government Tech Policy

The French Government has announced that it will ban the use of mobile phones in primary, junior and middle schools…

Six-year-old among top 10 YouTube earners for 2017

12 December 2017 in Entertainment

A six-year-old is among the top 10 earners from YouTube videos this year, having earned eight billion views and pocketed…

Israel antitrust body looking at Google Web ad dominance

12 December 2017 in Technology Regulation

The Antitrust Authority in Israel is looking into a complaint by Artimedia, a platform for video advertising, that Google's dominance…

Cyber security outlook 'ominous', says Centrify's King

12 December 2017 in Security

Global security vendor Centrify has warned that the major data breach revelations that have marked the past year would continue…

Optus to compensate 8700 NBN customers for slow speeds

11 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has become the second telco to offer compensation to its customers on certain NBN plans, with about 8700 users…

Stick with competition, no monopoly, says Spark on NZ 5G rollout

11 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has hit out at a major competitor over suggestions that 5G mobile services in the…

Beware the pre-Xmas online con, says ACCC

11 December 2017 in Security

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has warned that scammers could prey on the unsuspecting with pre-Xmas scams, which it says…

Apple's Schiller says all other facial recognition systems 'stink'

11 December 2017 in Mobility

Other smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 may have introduced facial recognition well before Apple, but Apple marketing chief Phil…

NBN HFC delay to cost $50m, company CFO says

11 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The postponement of HFC connections to the NBN by between six and nine months will mean a revenue hit of…

NBN Co chief claims some HFC issues arose recently

11 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow has claimed that some of the problems that led to the postponement of connecting…

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ACMA's top anti-spamming e-marketing tips for the festive season

13 December 2017 in Development

With the festive season is upon us, ACMA notes "for many businesses this means ramping up your marketing efforts using…

Who's to blame for a shonky NBN? Take a look in the mirror

12 December 2017 in Open Sauce

Over the years, blame has been laid on various individuals and organisations for the fiasco that is known as the…

Vietnamese man jailed for stealing sensitive data from Perth Airport

12 December 2017 in Security

A Vietnamese man has been jailed for four years by his country's military court after it was found that he…

TLS private key for Microsoft cloud ERP product leaked

12 December 2017 in Security

A software developer who found that Microsoft's ERP product Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations exposed its private key to…

Verizon awards 5G contract to Ericsson

12 December 2017 in Business Telecommunications

US telecommunications giant Verizon has selected Swedish firm Ericsson to provide networking equipment for its commercial 5G launch.

Optus launches package to improve customer relationships

12 December 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Australia's second largest telecommunications company, Optus, has expanded the customer experience management solutions offered by its Optus Business division, launching…

Ericsson: yet another LAA trial, yet another gigabit-plus speed result

12 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Singtel is the latest company to achieve better than gigabit speeds in an LAA trial with Ericsson, paving the way…

Vocus launches Indonesia link for Australia-Singapore cable

12 December 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Vocus Communications has officially launched the submarine cable between Australia and Singapore in Indonesia with partner company XL Axiata.

LivePerson, Webjet team up on mobile messaging deployment

12 December 2017 in Mobility

Cloud mobile and online business messaging solutions provider LivePerson has launched in-app mobile messaging technology in travel agency Webjet’s customer…

nib claims Aussie first with health insurance chatbot launch

12 December 2017 in Business Intelligence

nib health funds is claiming first mover rights as the first Australian health insurer to introduce artificial intelligence technology and…

AR: more opportunities than VR, says GlobalData

12 December 2017 in Development

Data analytics company GlobalData notes VR's reputation as a game changer, but suggests AR is the real deal and the…

Tech turning 'human': Ericsson's 2018 'hot consumer trends'

12 December 2017 in Development

The seventh edition of Ericsson's annual trend report has arrived, cataloguing the "10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2018 and Beyond".

Former IIA head Peter Coroneos to head APAC Cybersecurity Advisers Network

12 December 2017 in Development

The kryptonite to cyber crime isn't cyanide, but CyAN, the Cybersecurity Advisers Network, with the APAC region now headed up…

Roxy Jacenko, new Stan SVOD ambassador, shows off bedroom TV on 'wrong' wall

11 December 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

PR guru, lifestyle entrepreneur and author Roxy Jacenko is being paid by SVOD service Stan to be a brand ambassador,…

Aussie Tech Fast 50 winner 'Hireup' scores 2nd place in APAC Tech Fast 500

11 December 2017 in Development

Technology Fast 50 2017 Australia winner, Hireup, has "ranked second in the 2017 Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500, with three…

Data reveals need for urgent action on home care reform, says care provider

11 December 2017 in Strategy

Newly released data shows there is growing demand for home care services for older Australians, promoting a call for an…

ACCC warns about Takata airbags ahead of holidays

11 December 2017 in Home Tech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned drivers of cars that have defective Takata airbags to have them replaced…

Skype, VLC used to spread surveillance software

11 December 2017 in Security

Popular software packages like Skype and VLC media player (32-bit) for Windows are being used to spread surveillance software which…