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Rules to better protect Australians against the bill shock that can come from high international mobile roaming charges, have been emhanced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency, The Commerce Commission, has started High Court action seeking a declaration that mobile trader Home Direct consumer contracts contained unfair terms relating to its voucher entitlement scheme.

Published in Technology Regulation

If you're looking for a new reason to put a smile on your dial, NBN Co is offering to blast your face into space. Well, not your actual face, just a photo of it.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:52

Kogan's million-dollar Melbourne Cup tippo

Online retailer Kogan is offering a $1 million cash prize in a free-to-enter Melbourne Cup tipping competition.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:41

Westpac and BlueChilli team up for startup competition

Westpac has joined forces with venture technology accelerator BlueChilli in announcing the Westpac Innovation Challenge, a $40,000 competition that will see startups disrupt the way the bank has normally done business.

Published in Deals

Finalists for the Apps for All Challenge, a competition run by the Australian Humans Rights Commission in conjunction with Australia's telco consumer lobby organisation ACCAN were announced today. 

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:20

Young ICT Explorers competition gets big boost

Aussie kids are set to learn more about ICT careers and what they can offer, thanks to more co-operation between government program Digital Careers and multinational enterprise firm SAP which today announced further support of the annual Young ICT Explorers competition.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:39

Team GearBox takes out Sydney BattleHack

Team GearBox has won the Sydney BattleHack hackathon this weekend, and will go on to represent Australia in the BattleHack World Finals in San Jose in November.

Published in Development

The hunt for Australia's best developers is on, with global payments providers PayPal and Braintree hosting a 24-hour hackathon in Sydney on 26 and 27 July 26 - this weekend.

Published in Development
Friday, 06 June 2014 17:35

Aussie wins Nokia app competition

Australian developer Jared Homes has won Microsoft's Imagin8 Mission competition with his Kids Story Builder app for Nokia's Windows 8 smartphones.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:28

Kogan's million-dollar World Cup tippo

Ecommerce poster boy Ruslan Kogan's company is putting more than $1 million on the line in a World Cup tipping competition open to Australian, New Zealand and England residents.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 15 November 2013 11:19

Virgin enters a Game of Phones

Virgin Mobile Australia today announced the launch of ‘Game of Phones’, a location-based mobile game in which players will hit the streets of Australia to try and claim up $200,000 worth of prizes.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 02 September 2013 16:29

Brace yourself for a new 'app age'

Australia is on the verge of an 'app age', with a pocket smoke alarm and a mobile telehealth app just some of the ideas awarded by the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation today.

Published in Development

An Australian startup is about to win an opportunity to find a US investor.

Published in Data Centres
Thursday, 04 July 2013 09:03

Rackspace runs competition for Aussie startups

Australian startup teams of no more than 10 people can enter Rackspace's Small Teams Big Impact competition.

Published in Development

Apple's App Store is heading towards another major milestone: 50 billion downloads. In keeping with tradition, Apple is offering a US$10,000 gift card in a related promotion.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:12

The future looks appy with new CSIRO prize

A $50,000 CSIRO and industry-sponsored competition is aiming to foster some killer apps for the NBN.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Samsung is giving its fans the chance to make Sydney's iconic Opera House their own personal canvas, with a new competition coming next week.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:44

Brogrammers win regional programming contest

A team of students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and Faculty of Science has won the South Pacific Regional Collegiate Programming Contest.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 08 April 2011 13:45

Australia's top geek crowned

Cassandra James from Tasmania has been named the country's top geek following a four month search which saw more than 230 wannabe geeks battle it out in a series of challenges and games, concluding with a final quiz contest held in Perth.

Published in Home Tech
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