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Lack of transparency, accountability on NBN rollout, claim Greens

13 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Greens have called for action by the Government, NBN Co and retail providers to address what they say…

ACCC snares Catchdeal, Techrific, BecexTech over dodgy mobile, tablet advertising

13 December 2017 in Technology Regulation

Online electronics retailers BecexTech, Techrific and CatchDeal have provided court-enforceable undertakings to the competition watchdog, the ACCC, after admitting they…

Telstra buys VMtech as it pursues growth in cloud services market

13 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra has acquired Sydney-based professional and managed services provider VMtech in a deal which the telco says is aligned with…

Scam invoice detected by MailGuard

13 December 2017 in Security

A new scam email being sent out in large numbers and designed to look like an invoice created with MYOB,…

ANSTO partners with Sweden’s Quintus on nuclear waste treatment

13 December 2017 in Deals

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is partnering with Swedish company Quintus Technologies in deploying new technology for…

Jobs boost as NAB ramps up investment in innovaton hub

13 December 2017 in Strategy

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is doubling its investment in its innovation hub in 2018 alongside what it says is…

Facebook changes policy, to book local ad revenue locally

13 December 2017 in Technology Regulation

Facebook has changed its approach to booking its ad revenue, announcing that it will move to a local selling structure…

Google researcher releases PoC code for iOS jailbreak

13 December 2017 in Security

A researcher from Google's Project Zero has released proof-of-concept code to exploit a bug in Apple's iOS and macOS operating…

Internet Australia calls on ISPs to reimburse NBN consumers

12 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia has weighed into the debate about consumers being misled on NBN Internet speeds by telcos, calling on all…

Kogan set to launch health insurance business with Medibank partnership

12 December 2017 in Strategy

Online discount retailer Kogan is continuing its rapid expansion from delivery of electronic goods including mobile phones and mobile services,…

France to ban mobile phones in schools from Sept

12 December 2017 in Government Tech Policy

The French Government has announced that it will ban the use of mobile phones in primary, junior and middle schools…

Six-year-old among top 10 YouTube earners for 2017

12 December 2017 in Entertainment

A six-year-old is among the top 10 earners from YouTube videos this year, having earned eight billion views and pocketed…

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MailGuard warns of fake 'Energy Australia' email - scam alert!

14 December 2017 in Security

A large-scale email scam imitating Energy Australia has been intercepted by email protection specialists MailGuard, with the company warning Australians…

MyRepublic has mixed feelings over long awaited pricing review

14 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet speed champion MyRepublic’s A/NZ MD, Nicholas Demos, reports "mixed feelings regarding the long awaited pricing review and raises concerns…

NEC, CrowdOptic team up on smart city security

13 December 2017 in Security

NEC Australia is partnering with Silicon Valley vision analytics firm, CrowdOptic, in a strategic moved aimed at bringing next generation…

OTT TV revenues to surge towards $120 billion by 2022

13 December 2017 in Entertainment

The terrific televisual boom that is the OTT revolution is set to get even more entertainingly profitable, set to nearly…

BlueJeans wins growth excellence leadership award

13 December 2017 in Strategy

The BlueJeans Network cloud-based video meetings platform has been awarded the 2017 Australia Cloud Video Conferencing Growth Excellence Leadership Award…

Pronto says startup Pronto Woven attracting strong demand

13 December 2017 in Strategy

Australian technology company Pronto Software says its startup digital strategy consultancy Pronto Woven has already increased staff by 42% with…

Rowland makes NBN an issue ahead of by-election

13 December 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Labor Shadow Communcations Minister Michelle Rowland claims it is unthinkable that Malcolm Turnbull is spending $50 billion on a second-rate…

Ultra-high-speed 100Gbps 'Ethernet Encryptor' achieves first sale

13 December 2017 in Networking

Senetas Corporation reports securing "the first sale of its ultra-high-speed CN9000 Series 100Gbps Ethernet encryptors, to a government customer in…

Spark says NZ IoT network build on fast track as new sites go live

13 December 2017 in Internet of Things

New Zealand telco Spark is building a long-range network to enable the Internet of Things in New Zealand’s most populated…

Accenture helps Momentum Energy with digital transformation

13 December 2017 in Energy

Global professional services firm Accenture has worked with Victorian energy retailer Momentum Energy to transform its business by leveraging Salesforce…

Oh, what a feeling! Toyota delays airbag notice until asked

13 December 2017 in Open Sauce

Toyota does not appear to be issuing notices to its customers who have cars with defective Takata airbags – until…

MoneyTaker hackers attack banks in US and Russia

13 December 2017 in Security

A group of attackers dubbed MoneyTaker has staged a number of successful attacks on financial institutions and legal firms in…

Prosecutor calls for end to Hacking Team breach probe

13 December 2017 in Security

The investigation into a data breach at a Milan-based surveillance technology company is likely to end with no conclusion as…

Microsoft releases free preview of Quantum Development Kit

13 December 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Learning how to program a quantum computer has been pushed a step forward with Microsoft's release of a free preview…

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in Oz for $69

13 December 2017 in Home Tech

With Amazon having finally gone live in Australia last week, its Fire TV Stick has been on sale down under,…

Peoplebank appoints new GM Victoria

13 December 2017 in People Moves

Technology and specialist recruiter Peoplebank has appointed 20-year recruitment industry veteran Brent Leahy as general manager Victoria in a move…

New Australia, NZ country manager for MapR

13 December 2017 in People Moves

Converged data platform provider MapR Technologies has announced the appointment of 25-year ICT industry veteran Paul Bennett as country manager…

Invoice2go launches tap and go payments in Australia

13 December 2017 in Market

Invoicing app provider Invoice2go has launched a tap and go payments feature with PayPal Here, which it says enables Australia’s…