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Rapid growth in Australian mobile market for China’s Huawei, Oppo

17 December 2018 in Market

Australians are buying up mobile phones from big Chinese companies Huawei and Oppo faster than they are snapping up handsets…

ACCAN: consumers must be first when VHA-TPG merger considered

17 December 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network says the proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom must be viewed…

Encryption law not smart politics, says Signal developer

16 December 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government's encryption law does not seem like smart politics, but then nothing about it seems particularly smart, according…

CBA folds, to offer Apple Pay from January 2019

14 December 2018 in Strategy

The Commonwealth Bank appears to have thrown in the towel as far as keeping Apple Pay out goes, and has…

Comms group welcomes ACCC scrutiny of proposed VHA-TPG deal

14 December 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Communications alliance Commpete has claimed the proposed merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom is a threat to competition…

Foxtel hit with $25k fine for telemarketing breaches

14 December 2018 in Technology Regulation

Broadcast giant Foxtel has been caught in a crackdown on compliance with telemarketing laws and fined $25,200 for breaching requirements…

Next-gen Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier aimed at intelligent machines

13 December 2018 in Hardware

The latest member of GPU vendor Nvidia's Jetson family of modules for embedded systems is the Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier.

NSW to ban mobiles in govt primary schools from 2019

13 December 2018 in Technology Regulation

The New South Wales Government will ban the use of mobile phones in government primary schools from next year, in…

Vodafone says working closely with ACCC on merger issues

13 December 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone Hutchison Australia says it has engaged closely with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about its proposed merger with…

ACCC raises concerns over proposed Vodafone-TPG merger

13 December 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions says that removing TPG, which it viewed as being on the way to becoming…

Aussie software firm claims encryption law will slash its profit

13 December 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The head of a small unnamed Australian-headquartered software company claims that its tax payments will drop from $800,000 in FY18…

Telstra launches revamp of services for small business

13 December 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Telstra has unveiled a major revamp of its support for Australian small businesses, including a new mobile and tablet plan…

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NZ consumers misled over purchases of mobiles, laptops

17 December 2018 in Technology Regulation

New Zealand retailer Noel Leeming Group has been fined $200,000 for misleading consumers about their rights under the Consumer Guarantees…

More spin in an effort to polish the encryption turd

17 December 2018 in Open Sauce

The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute are planning to issue a report that will…

KPMG, Macquarie Group, Microsoft put support behind ANU AI project

17 December 2018 in Education

Three of Australia’s major companies, KPMG Australia, Macquarie Group and Microsoft are giving their support to an experimental project for…

Labor asks why comms policy roadmap missing after two years

17 December 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Labor Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland has taken another potshot at her Coalition counterpart, Mitch Fifield, questioning why the communication…

AIIA appoints seven board members, state council chairs

17 December 2018 in Strategy

The Australian Information Industry Association has appointed seven new members to its board and also announced the chairpersons for the…

Govt releases another $17m for kids' e-safety programs

17 December 2018 in Education

The Federal Government has released another $17 million towards an online safety package for children, which includes an education package…

T-Mobile-Sprint merger likely after deal to exclude Huawei

17 December 2018 in Business Telecommunications

US companies T-Mobile and Sprint have cut a deal with US national security authorities to get a proposed merger approved,…

Apple bid to beat China court order with software update

17 December 2018 in Technology Regulation

Apple apparently plans to get around an injunction obtained by Qualcomm, banning the import and sale of some iPhone models,…

Microsoft says it tests beta updates on non-Insiders too

17 December 2018 in Home Tech

Microsoft has admitted that it directs Windows 10 updates to users other than Insiders before they are fully ready for…

Service Seeking taken to task by ACCC

14 December 2018 in Technology Regulation

Online tasking platform Service Seeking has been taken to court by the competition watchdog, the ACCC, for allegedly engaging in…

Qualcomm bid to extend ban on iPhone models in China

14 December 2018 in Technology Regulation

After having succeeded in getting the import and sale of older iPhone models banned in China, processor maker Qualcomm is…

McAfee finds threat targeting nuclear, defence and energy sectors

14 December 2018 in Security

Researchers at the security firm McAfee claim to have found a new threat companies dealing in the nuclear, defence, energy…

CSIRO supports European Space Agency at WA tracking station

14 December 2018 in Space

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has been selected to provide maintenance and operational support for the European Space Agency’s deep…

Telstra, Lexus trial C-V2X in Victoria

14 December 2018 in Mobility

Telstra and Lexus are about to trial the use of C-V2X technology aimed at improving road safety.

Apple to spend US$1b on new campus in North Austin

14 December 2018 in Development

Apple has announced that it will expand its operations in Austin, Texas, with a new campus to be built in…

Invention could do away with airport security screening queues: researchers

14 December 2018 in Strategy

A device that could be developed into ultra-sensitive cameras for security screening that would not require people to queue at…

What are people looking at online? One word: porn

14 December 2018 in Entertainment

The world's biggest porn site, Pornhub, has issued its yearly report and the figures therein (traffic, not humans) are something…

Google Cloud certified for unclassified govt workloads

14 December 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Google Cloud Platform has been added to the list of certified cloud providers for unclassified government workloads, the Australian…

 

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