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The majority of money remitters reviewed by the ACCC are now giving consumers the tools they need to easily compare the total price of international money transfers, according to the competition watchdog, the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Lorna Jane womens activewear manufacturer and retailer has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $5 million in penalties for making false and misleading representations to consumers, and engaging in conduct liable to mislead the public in connection with the promotion and supply of its LJ Shield Activewear.

Published in Technology Regulation

Aside from the scientists and doctors battling COVID, one of the world’s toughest jobs is running a global cyber protection company that protects the workloads of consumers, businesses, enterprise companies, governments and the world’s top sports teams, and the man for the job is former top GoDaddy executive, Patrick Pulvermueller, who joined us on iTWireTV.

Published in Security

e-commerce sales in the Indian market are forecast to reach US$120.1 billion - or 8.8 trillion rupee - in 2025, with the country witnessing high growth in the past few years, according to one global data and analytics firm.

Published in Market

Consumers are willing to pay and spend more in return for highly personalised experiences, according to a survey. However, businesses are hard-pressed in providing it due to lack of initiatives within their stakeholders.

Published in Business Telecoms

Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been requested to block more illegal offshore gambling websites by the telecommunications industry regulator ACMA as the authority continues its rigorous campaign against illegal gambling.

Published in Security

Independent petrol retail chains Speedway, Metro Petroleum, United, Vibe and FuelXpress had the cheapest petrol in Australia’s eight capital cities in 2020, according to a new report by Australia’s competition watchdog.

Published in Technology Regulation

Millions of people around the world are spending more time indoors. With all new “solid state” formaldehyde sensing, sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration and 20% quieter airflow projection, Dyson says its the new Purifier Formaldehyde range ensures “a cleaner home environment.” 

Published in Home Tech

The Federal Court today ordered that Telstra pay $50 million in penalties for engaging in unconscionable conduct when it sold mobile contracts to more than 100 Indigenous consumers across three states and territories, in proceedings brought by the ACCC.

Published in Technology Regulation

App developers need "fair and reasonable terms" when dealing with app stores and "better processes" for the approval of apps to help address the consequences of Google and Apple’s power in the app market, according to a new ACCC report.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC will not oppose the acquisition of comparison website, Compare the Market, by Innovation Holdings Australia that would result in it holding up to 35% of shares in iSelect, a major competitor to Compare the Market.

Published in Technology Regulation

Consumers on NBN fixed-line connections experienced strong speed performance in December last year, with retail service providers achieving between 85.0 and 98.9% of
maximum plan speeds across all fixed-line plans in the busy evening hours of 7-11pm in December 2020, according to the latest Measuring Broadband Australia report from the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s consumer voice on communications issues, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), has cautioned that consumers may seek alternative home broadband solutions, like 5G, if NBN prices are not addressed.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC has called for stronger measures to be taken to keep high gas prices in check, saying there is a need to ensure businesses and households are not paying more for gas than would be expected in a well-functioning market.

Published in Market

The Australian PC market — desktops, notebooks and workstations — grew by 11.8% year-on-year in 2020 to reach a total of 4.87 million units, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that this trend will reverse in 2021 with a fall of 4.4%.

Published in Hardware

While some technologies followed expected growth patterns, the reality of a global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented technology acceleration that has fundamentally changed how we live and work, according to a report from professional services firm Deloitte Austraia..

Published in Health

Zebra's A/NZ director, Tom Christodoulou, and Daniel Park, Sales Engineer Manager, reveal in an exclusive video interview, what customers want in a post-COVID world, leading to retailers quickly adapting to an on-demand reality augmented by enterprise-grade technology delivering connectivity, productivity and customer satisfaction as never before.

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