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'The 20th edition of the Australian Entertainment and Media Outlook 2020-2024 report from PwC has arrived, showing that to the end of December 2020, total Australian advertising spend contracted by 8.0% to A$15.4 billion, and consumer spend dropped by 1.9% to A$42.5 billion - with plenty more detail to share, so read on!

Published in Business IT

Industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has joined a working group of broadcasters, carmakers and tech experts collaborating on the innovation of radio in Android Automotive.

Published in Entertainment

Amazon promises to take "home entertainment to a new level" with three new Fire TV devices in Australia: the Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick and the all-new Alexa Voice Remote. 

Published in Home Tech

Nokia and Singapore-based communications solutions operator StarHub have teamed up again to deploy a new cloud-native 5G core network to manage 5G standalone (SA) bandwidth demand that has been projected to grow rapidly.

If you're an Apple TV+ subscriber, Apple has announced to you by email that you're getting the equivalent of a month's worth of credit, each month, until June, in a competitive move that is obviously designed to keep people connected with their Apple TV+ subscriptions.

Published in Entertainment

Autodesk has stayed ahead of the curve over nearly the last four decades to become a true powerhouse in products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education and entertainment industries, and we spoke to its Australian MD during the last day of its 2020 conference.

Published in Business IT

There will be almost 13.5 billion smart home devices in active use by 2025, compared to an expected 7.4 billion at year end 2020, according to a new report that forecasts smart entertainment devices will take the bulk of revenue attributable to smart home devices at over US$230 billion in 2025.

Published in Entertainment

Australian consumers are happy with their banking experiences through apps, with 69% expressing satisfaction, a much higher percentage than in some other countries like the UK where the figure was 53%, according to a survey by identity management solutions provider ForgeRock.

Published in Apps

ANNOUNCEMENT: The world’s largest screen is back in business, with IMAX Melbourne reopening Thursday November 19 with Christopher Nolan’s time-bending TENET on IMAX 1570 Film, as the legendary director intends his blockbuster to be seen.

Published in Entertainment

The stunningly awesome Disney+ show "The Mandalorian" arrives at the end of October, and Sonos not only wants to promote its ARC soundbar as the ideal way to implant sonically awesome audio into your brain through your ears but also to promote a special new curated Sonos radio station called "Things That Stuck".

Published in Home Tech

NEP Broadcast Services New Zealand is seeking clearance from New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, to acquire the outside broadcasting business of Sky Network Television.

Published in Market

With a redesigned user experience and the introduction of Alexa on Fire TV, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is the company's most affordable Fire TV device, with Full HD streaming, HDR support, Alexa Voice Remote Lite for great voice control and more!

Published in Home Tech

Designed for kids 4 years of age and up, the Tobi Robot Smartwatch is self contained, needing no phone app, but has a cool interactive robot, fun games with augmented reality, fitness features, two cameras and more - plus it tells the time!

Published in Home Tech

Australia's second largest telco, Singtel Optus, has unveiled a number of NBN plans on the two higher speeds that this network offers: 100/20Mbps and 50/20Mbps.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government is investing $1.67 billion in its 2020 cyber security strategy which it says will protect and strengthen the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and ensure law enforcement agencies have the powers and technical capabilities to detect, target, investigate and disrupt cyber crime – including on the dark Web.

Published in Security

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies on Tuesday brought to mind the prediction made by Linux creator Linus Torvalds back in 2002: "There are three things that have meaning for life...The first is survival, the second is social order and the third is entertainment. Everything in life progresses in that order. And there is nothing after entertainment."

Published in Mobility

NBN Co says it has achieved or exceeded its National Broadband Network construction targets for 25 consecutive months by more than 230,000 premises, making 11.73 million premises ready to connect by 30 June this year.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in a move aimed at creating the conditions necessary to establish international standards and guidelines for the esports ecosystem.

Published in Entertainment

The attackers behind the REvil ransomware are reportedly demanding an increased ransom from American food distribution firm Harvest/Sherwood Food Distributors after negotiations over the amount to be paid, through incident response company Coveware, went wrong.

Published in Security

New York-based entertainment and media lawyers Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has been hit by the Windows REvil ransomware, with a small amount of information released by the attackers and a lot more promised.

Published in Security

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