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A study prepared by Smith's Lawyers of 980 Australian drivers between January and June 2018 shows concern over autonomous self-driving cars, with only 22% of drivers stating they'd trust such cars.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:21

'It’s a Sony' to go upmarket

Sony has announced it will focus its smartphone efforts on the premium mid-range and flagship arena where it can add unique Sony value. It is part of Sony group’s new strategy for survival and growth.

Published in ShawThing

At a major comms conference in Sydney, Telstra’s Chief Operations Officer Kate McKenzie outlined the company’s recent mobile network challenges and the steps being taken to ‘minimise the chance of similar issues happening again.’

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Uber says ‘no one could have imagined how the simple act of sharing a ride could be such a powerful economic engine’ when ridesharing launched locally in 2014.

Published in Mobility

If you get an email purporting to come from Microsoft with the subject line ‘Windows 10 Free Update’, be warned, it’s a ransomware encryption attack!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:11

Huawei targets Australia with scholarships, local blog

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has Australia firmly in its sights, announcing a new Brisbane office, student scholarships and a local blog to clear up misconceptions around the company.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 12 August 2013 14:06

Facebook "no longer cool" says 13 year old

Facebook is on the outer, at least with teens, according to a scathing blog post from a 13 year old New York teenager.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:26

Twitter is serious about security

Twitter is ramping up its security even further, today launching an iOS and Android app update with 'login verification'.

Published in Mobility

There's been a most unseemly stoush between Telstra and Vodafone in recent days over who has the fastest LTE (aka 4G) network. Pity, then, that Telstra and its MVNO partners are not upfront about the third rate 3G offering Telstra makes available to MVNOs.

Published in Cornered!

The Federal Opposition has been demanding for years that a cost-benefit study to be undertaken for the National Broadband Network. So if it wins power at the upcoming election we can rightfully expect it to initiate such a study post-haste. In which case it might find a new report from the OECD useful.

Published in Cornered!

IThere’s a strange contradiction in the ‘key messages’ coming out of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s just released ICT Workforce Study. It says that the supply of ICT skills has not kept pace with demand, and it also says that ICT graduates have trouble finding jobs in ICT.

Published in Cornered!

Despite the wide use, and abuse, of the term 5G for future mobile broadband technologies, there is a growing consensus that the quantum leaps in technology that have characterised generations one to four of cellular mobile telephony over the last 40 years won't continue.

Published in Cornered!

Optus announced its new look last week. It has abandoned its menagerie of wild animals in favour of a cute cartoon character and insists that the changes are more than skin deep, that they reflect a new customer-focussed Optus.

Published in Cornered!

We've all seen those notices at airports, railway stations, on buses and elsewhere: "If you see something, say something." It's the government's attempt to get every single Australian involved in - and personally responsible for - the nation's security. Thankfully the threat level is very low and most of us, I suspect, have little concern and little expectation of finding anything untoward.

Published in Cornered!
Thursday, 20 June 2013 08:53

In search of patent trolls

The recent intellectual property suit filed against ZTE in Australia by 'patent troll' Vringo has brought the contentious issue of patent trolls to our shores from the US where feral trolls are such a pest that the Obama Administration is trying to get legislation through Congress that will curb their actions, but that is not going to be easy. Patent trolls are protean creatures. One man's patent troll is another man's legitimate licensor of intellectual property.

Published in Cornered!

MOOCs: massive, open online courses. And that's according to no lesser personage than Bob Metcalfe, widely recognised as the co-inventor of ethernet and the formulator of the prediction on networking now known as Metcalfe's Law.

Published in Cornered!
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:52

How Telstra will leverage its LTE lead

Australians' love affair with smartphone and tablets and their insatiable appetite for content and applications have been good to Telstra. They have boosted its first mover advantage with LTE significantly, but that advantage will be magnified even further when Telstra introduces joyn.

Published in Cornered!

For many, the question of what will drive demand for the NBN's bandwidth remains unanswered and while the there are multiple initiatives seeking to provide answers, Australia would do well to emulate the USA where a new body, US Ignite, has been created to do just that, but with very broad membership and hugely ambitious goals.

Published in Cornered!
Friday, 24 May 2013 02:13

5G breakthrough? 5G baloney more like

Here we go again. News of another wireless 'breakthrough' has become mainstream news and sent press and commentators into a flurry of speculation as to whether or not it spells doom for the NBN.

Published in Cornered!
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:30

Docking the deskphone market

Watching ShoreTel demonstrate its iPhone/iPad telephone handset dock last week I decided I was witnessing the beginning of the end for the deskphone as we know it.

Published in Cornered!

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