Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Nearly 83% of the population of Australia above the age of 14 — 17.1 million people — uses the social media site Facebook during an average four weeks, the research agency Roy Morgan says, adding that this figure has grown by 4.2 million, or 32.4%, from 2015.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken online retailer Kogan to the Federal Court, alleging that the company indulged in misleading advertising about a 10% discount promotion in breach of Australian Consumer Law.

American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm has been found to have illegally suppressed competition for smartphone processors by holding out the threat of limiting supplies and obtaining excessive licensing fees.

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