Exactly why the Federal Government has decided to upgrade the COVIDSafe app after its abysmal showing as far as contact tracing is concerned is a mystery.
Undeterred by the failure of its COVIDSafe app, the Morrison Government has announced that it will update the software in what it claims is "a world-leading technology development".
It's beginning to look like the Federal Government should avoid anything to do with technology following the revelation on Thursday that $70 million of taxpayers' money was spent on the COVIDSafe app – and only 17 cases were detected through its use.
The US will need to invest between US$20 billion (A$27.3 billion) and US$50 billion in new semiconductor fabrication plants if it wants to reverse the trend of the last 30 years which has seen semiconductor manufacturing decline, a study claims.
Given that he was the person most responsible for the current parlous state of the national broadband network, it is surprising that former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has devoted just nine pages to the network in A Bigger Picture, his recent 660-page memoir.
Neo-lender Wisr has appointed Ben Berger as its chief product officer and Lili Sussman as its chief strategy officer. Both roles are newly created.
A report from the Boston Consulting Group has warned that if the US increases restrictions on the semiconductor trade with China, it could endanger its own position as leader, which it has held for a long time with a 45% to 50% market share.
Singtel has named Kelly Bayer Rosmarin as Optus chief executive designate.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has joined CSIRO’s Data61, ANZ Banking Group, the Commonwealth Department of Employment and the Boston Consulting Group in undertaking an initiative to raise awareness identifying the importance of digital literacy to the future job prospects of Australian workers.
A report by global cellular industry organisation, the GSMA, and Boston Consulting Group would seem to support Telstra, Optus and Vodafone's lobbying for early access to the 700MHz Digital Dividend spectrum. However its findings are of limited applicability to Australia.
Here's what Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson wrote in a letter to all employees in relation to today's mass lay-offs.
The word is - radical head-count cuts at Yahoo, particularly in the International divisions.
The Boston Consulting Group has released a study of the Internet economy in each of the G20 nations that puts Australia below the G20 average today and, NBN notwithstanding, forecasts that it will fall further behind by 2016.
The World Economic Forum is lobbying for widespread adoption of mobile financial services saying they have the potential to deliver efficiencies worth billions in government savings in developing countries by removing opportunities for theft, corruption and mismanagement.
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