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Norwegian aluminium firm slowly recovering from ransomware attack

21 March 2019 in Security

Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro says it has made some progress restoring its systems back to normal after being hit…

EU hits Google with fine for abuse of AdSense service

21 March 2019 in Technology Regulation

The European Commission has hit search giant Google with a third fine, related to abuse of its AdSense advertising service,…

ACCC sets 9 May as decision day for TPG-Vodafone merger

21 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will hand down its final decision on the proposed merger…

Long awaited iMac update disappoints

20 March 2019 in Core Dump

Like plenty of other people, I've held off buying an iMac until new models were announced, but I can't get…

US says British testing of Huawei gear inadequate

20 March 2019 in Government Tech Policy

US Government officials have warned that the way Britain is going about building its 5G networks could be a threat…

Only politicians get exemption from encryption law

20 March 2019 in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government's encryption law spreads its net far and wide in society, but exempts one class of person —…

Atlassian to acquire AgileCraft

19 March 2019 in Listed Tech

Collaboration and productivity vendor Atlassian has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based enterprise agile planning software provider AgileCraft.

Irish companies boost Australian investment with $10 million in new contracts

19 March 2019 in Strategy

More than $10 million in new contracts in Australia have been announced as part of a trade mission from Ireland,…

TPG profit smashed by mobile network cancellation

19 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has announced a reported net profit after tax of $46.9 million for the first half of…

Apple launches new iPad mini at last, and new iPad Air, both with A12 CPU and Pencil compatibility

19 March 2019 in Home Tech

A new 10.5-inch iPad Air and a new 7.9-inch iPad mini have arrived, both with Apple Pencil support, advanced Retina…

Bush coalition welcomes plans for new regional mobile base stations

18 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Regional Australian lobby group the Rural Regional and Remote Communications Coalition has welcomed the announcement from the Australian Government which…

Telstra says expanded investment will eliminate more mobile black spots

18 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra says it will eliminate black spots at 131 locations under Round Four of the Federal Government mobile black spot…

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Deliveroo partners with Doshii to streamline order processing

21 March 2019 in Deals

Online food delivery and ordering business Deliveroo is partnering with Melbourne-based Hospitality and Retail API Platform Doshii in a move…

Australians big users of buy-now-pay-later payment services: report

21 March 2019 in Market

In the 12 months to January 2019 over 1.5 million Australians used one of the latest ‘buy-now-pay-later’ digital payment methods,…

Mobile blackpots in Victoria to be alleviated

21 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Victoria is set to get improved mobile coverage and more reliable communications under Round 4 of the federal government’s mobile…

Global security spending to reach $144.5b this year: IDC

21 March 2019 in Security

Global expenditure on security-related hardware, software and services will reach US$103 billion (A$144.5 billion) this year, a rise of 9.4%…

Wall Street Journal to join Apple's paid news service: report

21 March 2019 in Apps

A new paid subscription news service will be announced by Apple on Monday, with The Wall Street Journal as a…

Kaspersky files anti-trust plaint against Apple in Russia

21 March 2019 in Security

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has lodged an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service protesting the App…

Opera offers built-in VPN client for Android users

21 March 2019 in Apps

Norwegian browser maker Opera Software has added a built-in no-log VPN service to its latest version for Android, Opera 51,…

Happy happy, joy joy: 2nd-gen AirPods arrive with better battery life and cool features

21 March 2019 in Home Tech

Hear, hear: the world's coolest wireless headphones now sport a wireless charging option, 50% more talk time, hands-free Siri activation,…

Black Dog Institute, LifeSpan literally saving lives through data analytics

20 March 2019 in Data

The non-profit mental health research facility, Black Dog Institute, is applying data analytics to identify strategies that will reduce suicide…

Is it time to update the RAM in your computer?

20 March 2019 in Hardware

A recent survey of 2000 PC users found it took just 60 seconds for tempers to rise over a slow…

‘Need for speed’ to drive Australian tech spending in 2019, says analyst

20 March 2019 in Strategy

Australian firms’ “need for speed” will drive tech spending in 2019, according to one global analyst firm which projects Australia’s…

Netflix claims 11m Australian users, as pay TV/subscription TV market growth soars

20 March 2019 in Strategy

Netflix says nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay TV or subscription TV, up 11.8%…

Regional coalition welcomes $220m in funding for bush communications

20 March 2019 in Strategy

Lobby group, the Regional, Rural and Remote Communication Coalition, has welcomed $220 million in funding for regional Australian communications, describing…

Woolworths to deploy Tableau solution

20 March 2019 in Deals

Australian supermarket and retail chain Woolworths is set to deploy a data reporting and visual analytics solution from Tableau Software.

Microsoft should clean up its security mess before any PR stunts

20 March 2019 in Open Sauce

Satya Nadella has been the chief executive of Microsoft for more than five years but how many times has he…

Australia 18th country to get Microsoft cyber security service

20 March 2019 in Security

American software giant Microsoft has finally released its AccountGuard security service in Australia, at least six months after it was…

SAS, NVIDIA collaborate on AI initiative

20 March 2019 in Market

Analytics provider SAS and graphics processing hardware vendor NVIDIA are partnering on an initiative designed to help businesses bring artificial…

Telstra turns on 10,000th mobile network site

20 March 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra has turned on its 10,000th mobile network site, throwing the switch on a 5G site in the regional Australian…


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