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Ten ‘innovative’ manufacturers are sharing in more than $5.7 million in funding from the Federal Government to help commercialise their great ideas, to scale up their operations and bring their products to market.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 07 February 2014 15:14

Apple buys back $14 billion in own shares

Tech giant Apple has shocked the stock market, repurchasing US$14 billion worth of its own stock in the last two weeks after disappointing first-quarter results, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 17:48

Bill shock driving phone users away

Aussies are fed up with their telcos, with more than a third of Aussies considering switching mobile providers in 2014 according to new research.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:56

Tablets set to outsell both desktops and laptops

Sales of tablets have been steadily increasing over the years, but the now-powerful mobile computers will begin to outsell desktops this year, and laptops next year, according to a new report.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 17:15

The future of T-Mobile looks Orange

T-Mobile is one of the largest mobile network operators on the planet, and now it looks like getting a little bigger courtesy of France Telecom and Orange.

Published in Market
The latest victim of the global recession would appear to be the seemingly unstoppable mobile phone sector if the latest market forecasts are to be believed.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 02:46

Is Apple buying Twitter for $700 million?

Twitter is the hottest Internet social networking property right now. Apple has a ton of spare cash. So are the rumours true, can Apple really be about to buy Twitter for US $700 million?

Published in Market
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 02:15

Ballmer and Bartz talks bump up Yahoo! stock

How does Yahoo! get the biggest boost in share prices for six months? By talking to Microsoft again, of course.

Not content with the massive €899 million fine levied on Microsoft last year, the European Commission is considering further action against the software giant. This time, Internet Explorer is at the heart of the issue.

Published in Development
A new report has identified Australia, New Zealand and traditional Asian Tiger countries as being at significant risk of an IT spending slowdown in 2009. Meanwhile, the new boom economies of China and India are believed to be relatively safe from the risk of spending cutbacks.

Published in Market
Friday, 05 December 2008 15:44

Server market takes a tumble

File under no surprise there then: the latest IDC EMEA Server Tracker figures, factory revenue in the EMEA server market has shown the biggest quarterly decline since 2005, and Western Europe is to blame.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 16:47

Will Ballmer buy a Yangless Yahoo?

Yahoo! co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang has been walking around with a target on his forehead ever since turning down a Microsoft buyout deal which was worth more than triple the current market value. With the inevitable Yang resignation now a Yahoo! reality, will Microsoft get back into negotiations for the struggling search company?

Published in Market
Enterprise content management software company, Objective Corporation (ASX: OCL), has appointed David Schultz as Industry Solution Manager for Local Government.

Published in People Moves
Sunday, 16 November 2008 16:49

17,500 jobs slashed at BT, Sun and Yahoo!

File under: this has been a bad week for technology workers. As the economy continues to squeeze technology companies, staff are set to get crunched by swathing job cuts at BT, Sun and Yahoo! 

Published in Market
Tuesday, 26 August 2008 08:35

Canadians going crazy for shiny Apples?

With all the fuss about iPhone 3G connectivity and MobileMe woes, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Apple's image has lost its shine. But a recent Canadian survey shows the opposite with 34 percent of respondents saying they plan to buy a MacBook or MacBook Pro in the next 90 days. Can this be true?

Published in Core Dump
Last year, when Microsoft invested in Facebook, the social networking phenomenon was proclaimed to be worth USD $15 billion. This week, according to legal papers, it has been revealed that Facebook itself reckons it is only worth a paltry USD $3.75 billion instead.

Published in Market




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