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Displaying items by tag: Olympics

 Although the Olympics in host city Tokyo had no spectators, this did not dampen the mood of the historic event: digital cheers and engagement poured in for athletes around the world were at an all time high, double the number of users during Rio 2016.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:09

And the prize for copyright violation goes to...

US and other authorities are missing the woods for the trees by not pursuing the biggest violator of copyright on the Internet: Google.

Published in Open Sauce

A total of 85% of companies plan to more closely monitor network and app performance during the summer Games, with slowness and buffering of Channel 7’s Olympics app being complained about online.

Published in Networking

Twitter Australia and Seven West Media have announced "an exciting partnership allowing Seven to amplify audience reach across Seven’s premium programs and event-based sports content".

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:30

Optus snares multi-year Olympic sponsorship deal

Optus is now the official telecommunications partner of the Australian Olympic team with a 10-year agreement signed today.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

NEC has secured a partnership agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the 2020 games to be staged in Tokyo.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 02 August 2012 16:36

Foxtel grabs gold while Nine flounders

While Australian athletes are tirelessly pursuing gold, at least one big winner has already delivered, and that’s Foxtel.

Published in Home Tech

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is to issue licences to Nine Network Australia, provided certain conditions are met, to conduct trials of 3D TV featuring daily highlights of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:45

A nod and a Winklevoss

The current dispute between Mark Zuckerburg and the Winklevoss twins hinges on one small but crucial question.  What was the correct valuation of Facebook shares at the time the original settlement was struck?

Published in Home Tech
Remember the old Telstra HeroGrams? They sound so quaint in a world of email and text messages, it's interesting to see there's no sign of them as Telstra launches the HeroMessage and urges Australians to send a HeroMessage to support our 2010 Winter Olympians!
Published in Mobility
You wouldn't think that getting mobile phones to work on an underground transit network would be that difficult in the 21st Century. Try telling that to Transport for London...

Published in Mobility
Boris Johnson is either the Mayor of London or the bumbling oaf from TV quiz shows depending upon who you are talking to. Gordon Brown is the washed up UK Prime Minister according to just about everyone. Neither have taken much of a public nor political interest in the Internet, until now...

Published in Networking
Around 1 billion people around the globe are estimated to have tuned in to watch the spectacular opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. I wonder how many of them realised that some of those fantastic fireworks they were watching had been created by a computer visual effects team?

Published in Networking
If the Oyster card, a RFID-based fare collection and ticketing system for London buses, tube trains and the Docklands Light Railway, has been such a huge success with 6 million cards in active use and 38 million journeys made every week, then why is Transport for London terminating its £100 million a year Oyster contract?

Published in Market
Friday, 08 August 2008 15:59

Rustock takes spambot gold with Olympic surge

When it comes to endurance races, the Srizbi spambot takes some beating as far as distributing the most malicious spam across the planet is concerned. Thanks to an Olympic surge from new kid on the bot race blocks, Rustock, has sprinted past the old man of spam to take a dubious gold...

Published in Security
Adobe has scored a major coup with CCTV's choice of Flash and Flex for webcasting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to mainland China and Macau. The arrangement can be seen as a snub for Microsoft's Silverlight.

Published in Networking
The International Olympic Committee has repeatedly assured the world's media that foreign journalists covering the Olympic Games in Beijing would be able to do so without any restrictions on Internet access. China, when bidding for the Games, stated journalists would be able to freely report. Now it appears that some 'sensitive' websites will be blocked...

Published in Networking
Webcasting of the Bejing 2008 Olympic Games by NBC and MSN could be the Trojan Horse that gets Microsoft's Silverlight 2 onto a large number of PCs in America.

Published in Networking
The TiVo PVR revolution has taken years to come to Australia, but two online reports say it’s coming next month at last, for AUD $700 and with no monthly subscription fees.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
The EU's Commissioner for Information Society and Media has labelled China's censorship of the Internet as unacceptable. The International Olympic Committee, meanwhile, maintains it is confident that China will deliver on promises for free reporting during the games. Can the Great Firewall withstand the intense media scrutiny?

Published in Networking

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