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Malcolm Turnbull was the headline speaker on day one of StartCon 2019, with the full video recorded by StartCon, and the transcript produced by the Otter app, and editing by me to ensure it is accurate, and he certainly had a lot to say.

Published in Development

The Australian Greens political party has announced a "plan to fix NBN, protect digital rights and ensure our digitally-connected world is accessible", so what are the details?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In the past days, weeks, months, and years the mask has come off Google, the company that was once considered cool and benevolent, to reveal a festering, pus-filled pit of hypocrisy and corrupt values.

Published in Beerfiles

With my 4G smartphone able to offer vastly faster upload and download speeds than all NBN connections in existence today, and while the NBN says it does offer gigabit connections, when NBN Co wants you to ask "how much speed do you need?", it doesn't expect gigabit will be your answer. 

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull looks set to lose his job tomorrow, and with the Huawei 5G ban arriving today too, might Huawei find the ban rescinded in the near future?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 05:28

Are Facebook, Google and Amazon too big?

The question in the US today is whether Silicon Valley's biggest players need the same grilling usually reserved for Wall Street.

Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:17

Ex-Premier joins Fronde as chairman

Digital transformation company Fronde has appointed former Tasmanian Premier and Science and Innovation Minister David Bartlett as company chairman.

Published in People Moves

Although the NBN’s privatisation is years or decades off yet, the deliverer of tele-health that will connect doctors to patients electronically will one day, unlike Medicare, be sold off.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:35

New app will tell if the US comes up trumps!

As if Australian politics is not overwhelming enough, CNN News has released a data-driven app to see if the US will come up trumps! Of course, Apple users are the only ones interested!

Published in Business Intelligence

With a federal election now set to be held in July, Internet Australia has issued a call to both the Government and the Opposition to put politics aside and agree on a bipartisan strategy for the National Broadband Network "in the national interest".

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 24 September 2015 14:40

YouTube cuts ads for alternative media

A new policy amendment by Youtube has cut advertising on videos that contain controversial news content,  including videos that promote alternative political views. As a result, at least one popular alternative news media site with hundreds of thousands of subscribers has lost a major source of income. (Note this story has been updated with an official YouTube statement in the final paragraph)

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:01

SMEs moving ahead in face of economic headwinds

Despite some softening of consumer and business confidence it won't stop many of Australia's small business owners from increasing employee wages and hiring new staff over the next 12 months.

Published in Accounting Software

UK customer relationship management and technology consulting company Hart Square settled on the world's most liveable city Melbourne for its Asia Pacific headquarters, creating 25 new jobs in the process.

Published in Strategy

The New South Wales Electoral Committee has selected Scytl Online Voting technology to support their iVote Core Voting System, enabling some voters to cast their vote online in 2015.

Published in Technology Tenders

First Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Internet is a CIA front, and today it has been revealed that Chinese intelligence agencies had access to Australian politicians’ emails for up to a year after they hacked the parliamentary computer network in 2011.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:35

Abbott and Turnbull kill off Labor's NBN for good

Labor's vision for a fully fibre NBN is officially dead, buried and cremated as of today with the Abbott government announcing it has repealed the blueprints issued under the Labor government to build the National Broadband Network using fibre-to-the premise technology.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:42

Free Wi-Fi arriving for VLine passengers

Victorian commuters will be able to get their Game of Thrones on during the daily commute, with free Wi-Fi on VLocity carriages on five V/Line services coming under a $40 million plan outlined by the Victorian government this morning.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Labor has announced it will launch legislation in the Senate today in a bid to keep its Fibre-to-the-Premise NBN rolling out in Tasmania.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 03 March 2014 19:03

House of Cards comes to Canberra

So you've just finished season two of House of Cards. What next? House of Cards: Canberra, of course.

Published in Entertainment
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