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ICT services giant NEC has appointed company veteran sales and marketing executive Mitsuhiro Murooka as managing director for its Australia and New Zealand business.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 14 January 2019 10:58

Motorola pays US$445m to acquire Vaas

Global communications giant Motorola Solutions has paid US$445 million to acquired VaaS International Holdings, a data and image analytics company based in Livermore, California and Fort Worth, Texas.

Published in Strategy

Google's chief economist Dr Hal Varian is of the opinion that his employer should not pay "excessive" tax on its Australian revenue because this money is derived due to its "intellectual capital" which mostly resides in California.

Published in Open Sauce

A US Government bid to force Facebook to break the encryption on its Messenger client and obtain voice data that is claimed to be needed in a crime investigation has failed, with a US District Court in California ruling against the move.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A crowd-sourced coding start-up named Koder that helps businesses build software using a network of people has launched the beta version of its platform.

Published in Outsourcing

American semiconductor equipment manufacturer Revasum has decided to seek a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange after it conducted a successful pre-IPO capital raising.

Published in Market

A tech worker in the US lost his job due to the company's automated systems removing him from the rolls eight months into a three-year contract because his manager did not update his contract terms.

Published in Business Intelligence

Telstra aims to be ready to take advantage of the 5G market, saying it will be network-ready by the first half of FY19 and rolling out to capital cities, regional centres and other high-demand areas by FY20.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 26 April 2018 13:17

Iridium prepares for sixth NEXT satellite launch

Satellite communications provider Iridium has announced that all five NEXT satellites for its sixth launch are in processing at SpaceX’s west coast launch site, the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Published in Space

Both Democrats and Republicans from the US House of Representatives have characterised as "highly questionable" the FBI's claim that it could not gain access to 7800 mobile devices last year.

Published in Security

Production of the iPhone X will be cut by half from the 40 million units planned for the first three months of 2018, a report claims.

Published in Mobility

After a barrage of criticism over its inability — and apparent lack of concern — in stopping fake news flooding its platform both during and after the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook got its Christmas gift early – a soft, puff piece in the Australian Financial Review that paints it as a crusader against the spread of incorrect information.

Published in Open Sauce

A judge in San Francisco has granted a motion by noted open source advocate Bruce Perens to dismiss a defamation suit filed against him by Grsecurity, a group that supplies a patch for hardening the Linux kernel.

Published in Open Source

Telstra Ventures has taken a strategic stake in California-based robotic digitisation company Ripcord which specialises in in document management.

Published in Strategy

A court in the US has ensured that the public will never know whom the FBI contacted to gain access to data on an iPhone 5C belonging to a terrorist or how much the agency paid for the job.

Published in Security

California-based telco Avaya has entered into a plan support agreement following its filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.

South Australian company Myriota has been recognised at the Internet of Things World 2017 conference in Silicon Valley, receiving an award for being the Best Industrial IoT Start-Up Company.

Published in Internet of Things

US company Procore Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based construction management software, has opened its first APAC office in Sydney’s CBD.

Published in Business Software
Sunday, 19 February 2017 15:57

Innovation hype: bah, humbug, says Linus Torvalds

Tech industry people are prone to indulge in ceaseless talk of innovation, but Linus Torvalds has dismissed such talk as "bullshit" and stressed that the daily grind is much more important.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 20 January 2017 07:26

Avaya files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

The California-based telecommunications company Avaya has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Published in Business Telecoms
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