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Mastercard disputes claims of big savings from least cost routing for eftpos

23 October 2020 in Business Software

A senior official from Mastercard Australasia says it is misleading to compare costs of schemes that process card present, card…

Huawei uses rival's words to claim Australia's 5G ban hurts country

23 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Huawei Australia has used comments made by Ericsson chief executive Börje Ekholm during the presentation of results to push the…

Nvidia GPUs set inferencing benchmark records

22 October 2020 in Hardware

GPU vendor Nvidia set records in the latest round of MLPerf Inference benchmarking.

Fuji Xerox in court over unfair contract allegations

22 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

Fuji Xerox Australia has been taken to court by the competition regulator, the ACCC, over allegations of unfair contract terms…

PayPal joins with Buy From The Bush in rural online marketing campaign

22 October 2020 in Deals

PayPal Australia and Buy From The Bush have joined forces to launch a new online marketplace to showcase rural Australian…

NBN Co launches new campaign to incentivise Internet retailers

22 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network provider NBN Co has launched a campaign featuring new incentives for Internet retailers to sell higher speed…

Google sold AI to customs for use at US-Mexico border: report

22 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

Despite protests from its staff in the past leading to its pulling out from controversial US Government projects, Google has…

Union takes aim at NBN Co chief over ‘outrageous’ salary amid job axings

21 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has come under fire from the CEPU Communications Union for the “outrageous” salary of…

ACCC chief says mandatory media code going to plan

21 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

The calendar for progressing the mandatory media code into legislation has been delayed a bit, ACCC chairman Rod Sims admits,…

Consumers, telcos to benefit from new NBN consumer experience rules: ACMA

21 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

Australia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has taken action to enhance NBN consumer experience rules to…

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm demo 5Gbps peak speed in 5G lab test

21 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

US wireless provider Verizon, Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson and processor maker Qualcomm Technologies have teamed up to demonstrate 5G…

Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from role in 5G networks

21 October 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Sweden has become the second country in Europe - the UK was the first - to openly state that it…

US files anti-trust suit against Google, 11 states join action

21 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

The US has filed a civil anti-trust suit against search firm Google, saying it was aimed at stopping the company,…

New supercomputer for Pawsey Centre

20 October 2020 in Hardware

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has announced its biggest ever upgrade – an HPE supercomputer capable of performing at up to…

TPG Telecom completes Australia's first city-wide ten gigabit network

20 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Having a gig in today's COVID-19 economy is welcome, having 10 gigs is even better, and having 1000 buildings fully…

US charges six Russians with being behind numerous computer intrusions

20 October 2020 in Security

The US has charged six Russians, all officers in Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU, of…

Optus, AWS ink strategic collaboration agreement

20 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has signed a collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services aimed at better supporting digital transformation by delivering new end-to-end…

Eyewear giant Luxottica hit by Windows Nefilim ransomware, data leaked

20 October 2020 in Security

The world's biggest eyewear company, Italian conglomerate Luxottica, has suffered a ransomware attack staged by criminals using the Windows Nefilim…

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Cyberattacks on Internet-connected devices rising, says Nokia

23 October 2020 in Security

Cyberattacks on Internet-connected devices continue to rise at an alarming rate due to poor security protections and cybercriminals use of…

Outcomes must come first in security, then technology, says cyber firm CEO

23 October 2020 in Security

The chief executive of an Australian company that provides managed cyber detection and incident response services, says large multinationals are…

Xiaomi retains top spot in India as 3Q smartphone shipments rebound

23 October 2020 in Mobility

he smartphone market in India, the second biggest after China, rebounded in the third quarter of 2020, growing by 8%…

Spacenow launches ‘COVID safe’ Isolated Hotel Workspaces

22 October 2020 in Health

Australian-based short-term workspaces marketplace, Spacenow, has launched Isolated Hotel Workspaces, a new category to its platform that allows individual workers…

NNNCo goes live in Greater Sydney with expanded IoT network

22 October 2020 in Strategy

Australian IoT Enterprise provider and LoRaWAN network operator NNNCo has gone live with its expansion of the National Narrowband Network…

vivo makes second foray into Australia with two 4G mid-market models

22 October 2020 in Mobility

Chinese smartphone vendor vivo has launched another two smartphones in Australia, with the Y20s and Y70 smartphone being part of…

Dropbox introduces family plan

22 October 2020 in Apps

Dropbox Family provides up to six people with 2TB of pooled storage to use individually or collectively.

Gage leads ANZ channel for Nutanix

22 October 2020 in People Moves

Enterprise cloud vendor Nutanix has appointed David Gage as its Australia and New Zealand channel director.

Telstra: new 5G coverage checker, new AR experience in MyTelstra app and new trade-ins

22 October 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

A day ahead of Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro arriving at retail tomorrow, Telstra has released information about its…

NZ telcoms regulator determines allocation of $10 million development levy amongst telcos

22 October 2020 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s major telcos Spark, Vodafone, Chorus, and 2degrees will collectively pay approximately 90% of the $10 million Telecommunications Development…

PayPal move on digital currencies will make cyber criminals richer: claim

22 October 2020 in Technology Regulation

The move by worldwide online payments system PayPal to allow customers to hold bitcoin and other virtual currencies in their…

Hint to Brad Smith: getting rid of Windows will halt most cyber attacks

22 October 2020 in Open Sauce

Microsoft president Brad Smith has called for the barrage of cyber attacks on democracies — not other countries which also…

Kooi takes charge of local operations for ClearSale

22 October 2020 in People Moves

International fraud protection service ClearSale has expanded its Australian presence and appointed Ralph Kooi as country manager.

LockBit ransomware using Windows tools to bypass security: claim

22 October 2020 in Security

Windows ransomware known as LockBit, which made its presence known in 2019, has now matured and is using novel ways…

PacketLight Networks Achieves Common Criteria EAL2 Certification

22 October 2020 in Data

COMPANY NEWS: PacketLight Networks, a leading provider of DWDM and optical fibre networking solutions, announces that its 100G/200G solutions with Layer-1…

Taylor Construction successfully trials 5G for high-tech applications

22 October 2020 in Mobility

Australian company Taylor Construction sees a 20x performance gain for Cradlepoint's 5G compared with existing 4G and sees many 'next-gen'…

Microsoft releases a decent Edge browser for Linux

22 October 2020 in Open Sauce

Microsoft has released a version of its Edge browser, based on Google's Chromium open-source browser, for Linux, an act that…

Big engineering consultancy takes a hit from REvil ransomware

22 October 2020 in Security

The Meinhardt Group, an engineering consultancy with 51 offices worldwide and 5000 employees, appears to have been attacked by a…

Electronic prescriptions replace paper prescriptions for Sydney residents

21 October 2020 in Health

Sydney residents now have access to electronic prescriptions with the rollout of prescription software by the national digital health services…

realme launches 7 Pro with new charging tech into Australian market

22 October 2020 in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker realme has launched its next model in Australia, with the realme 7 Pro claimed to be the…

Review: among the 5G hype, realme 7 Pro is a 4G challenger

22 October 2020 in Mobile devices

The latest Chinese challenger, realme, has unveiled a new model for the Australian market, with the realme 7 Pro being…

 

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