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The annual Call for Code challenge. launched by IBM with support from the Linux Foundation and United Nations, invites the world's software developers and innovators to address climate change with open-source technology. This year four Australian teams are in the finals and one of these projects may well be the winner.

Published in Open Source

Australian National University’s Tech Policy Design Centre will tackle strengthening democracy and how the country’s economy is poised to reap the full benefits of digital technology.

Published in Education

The Malala Fund, a girls' education non-profit, with the aid of analytics vendor SAS has uncovered countries where girls are most at risk of experiencing educational interruption due to the ripple effect of catastrophic weather events.

Published in Education

Telecommunications network traffic has been spiking around the world, demonstrating the critical roles of networks and connectivity during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nokia, which just published its annual global sustainability report.

Friday, 12 April 2019 10:05

Treatment of Julian Assange a valuable lesson

London police dragged whistleblower publisher and award-winning journalist Julian Assange out of his place of political refuge yesterday. Apart from anything else it is a valuable lesson about the true nature of those who rule over us.

Published in Beerfiles

Global telecommunications giant Ericsson has been selected to supply United Nations peacekeeping missions around the globe with their own LTE networks, providing mission-critical communications capabilities.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:29

More than 5b now have access to mobile services: GSMA

More than five billion of the world's population are now connected to a mobile network, up from 4.6 billion at the end of 2015, according to a study from the GSM Association released at the United Nations this week.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 23 April 2018 00:43

ITU ICT day focus on girls in IT

"Expand horizons, change attitudes" is the theme for the International Telecommunication Union's International Girls in ICT Day 2018 to be observed worldwide on 26 April.  

Published in Strategy

The Future of Humanity research institute at the University of Oxford, in partnership with United Nations Intergovernmental Organisation Be Earth Foundation, is working with two blockchain Australian startups, MiVote and Horizon State, in a collaboration aimed at accelerating change and innovation to address UN sustainability goals.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:49

Half the world will be online by end of 2016: report

About half the world will be online by the end of this year, according to a report from the UN agency, the International Telecommunications Union.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The ‘Secure Identity Alliance’ (SIA) has published the ‘Civil Registry Consolidation through Digital Identity Management’ report ‘in support of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The Internet of Things and the development of so-called ‘smart cities are fueling huge worldwide growth in the number of connected ‘things’, with latest estimates of 1.6 billion of these connections being used by smart cities next year - 2016 – alone.

Published in Internet of Things

Global data centre operator Digital Realty is shelling out US$1.886 billion to buy US-based data centre collocation, interconnection and cloud enablement solutions provider Telx.

Published in Data Centres
Monday, 18 May 2015 22:01

ITU celebrates 150th anniversary

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, has just marked its 150th anniversary as one of the driving forces spreading the benefits of new communications technologies around the globe.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Global satellite provider Inmarsat is partnering with Airservices Australia and the aviation industry to trial improved flight tracking services on commercial airline flights to and from Australia.

Published in Space

Mobile broadband is the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2013 edition of the United Nations ‘State of Broadband Report’.

Published in Mobility

Major deal brings Publishing Technology's 2011 new publisher signings to 40

WeFeedback brings a new dimension to donating money: it relates the cost of donors' favourite food items with the number of children that can be fed for the same amount of money, and also taps the power of social networking.

Published in Home Tech

Global Internet bodies are incensed by a United Nations review of Internet governance that will be conducted solely by government representatives. They are urging people to sign a petition calling for a more widely representative review

Published in Government Tech Policy

Skype has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to deliver humanitarian workers in the most remote parts of the world a new and low-cost way to communicate with colleagues, friends, and families over low-bandwidth networks.

Published in Mobility
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