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4G growth helps boost Optus revenue

Optus today reported an increase of operating revenue of 4 per cent to $8.79 billion for the year, on the back of an 11 per cent revenue increase for its fourth quarter.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 May, 2015 11:45

Tags: singtel, optus, Telecommunications

Quickflix to resell Foxtel's 'Presto' service

ASX-listed video streaming and DVD rental company Quickflix has struck an agreement with Foxtel under which Foxtel's Presto streaming service will be available through Quickflix.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 May, 2015 10:35

Tags: Stan, Quickflix, foxtel, netflix, video streaming, Presto

Budget 2015: StartupAUS sees missed opportunities in budget

StartupAUS has welcomed government moves in the budget to support small business but says it has failed to address many of the key issues facing tech-focussed startups in Australia.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2015 14:00

Tags: startups, Budget 2015, australian computer society, StartupAUS

Website-blocking inquiry pushes back reporting date

A Senate committee has pushed back the reporting date of an inquiry into a bill that will potentially force ISPs to stop their customers from accessing websites linked to piracy.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2015 11:04

Tags: copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Budget 2015: Funding for NDIS IT, Centrelink payments platform

The government's second budget sets aside $143 million over four years for IT systems to help deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2015 10:24

Tags: Budget 2015, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), centrelink, government

Telstra's Netflix speed results 'not unusual', telco says

Telstra may have come last in Netflix's inaugural comparison of Australian ISP speeds, but that's no surprise according to Mike Wright, the telco's group managing director of networks.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2015 09:48

Tags: TPG, netflix, Telstra

Budget 2015: Government's data retention bill tops $150 million

The government is sinking $153.8 million over four years into its data retention scheme.

By Rohan Pearce | 13 May, 2015 09:15

Tags: Budget 2015, data retention, data retention plan

Bigcommerce rolls out 'enterprise' ecommerce platform

Australian-founded ecommerce platform provider Bigcommerce has taken the wraps of a new offering targeting high-volume retailers.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 23:00

Tags: Bigcommerce, Payments, startups, ecommerce

Budget 2015: Government pursues digital transformation

Over a quarter of a billion dollars has been allocated over the next four years by the government to push forward with the initial stage of a ‘Digital Transformation Agenda’.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 21:19

Tags: digital transformation, digital disruption, service delivery, government, Digital Transformation Office

Budget 2015: ‘Netflix tax’ to put Australian in vanguard of OECD

The government’s so-called ‘Netflix tax’, details of which were revealed yesterday by Treasurer Joe Hockey, will bring in $350 million of additional GST revenue to the states and territories over forward estimates period covered by tonight’s budget.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 20:49

Tags: GST, taxation, joe hockey, Budget 2015, foxtel, netflix

Budget 2015: Government pushes ahead on corporate tax avoidance

Tonight’s budget included more detail on the anti-tax-avoidance measures announced yesterday by Treasurer Joe Hockey.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 20:26

Tags: joe hockey, tax, Budget 2015, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Taxation Office (ATO), government

Budget 2015: Government unlocks funding for research infrastructure

As part of its second budget, the federal government has announced $300 million of funding for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 20:01

Tags: NCRIS, research, NeCTAR, Budget 2015, Universities Australia, National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy

Foxtel backs government's 'Netflix tax'

Pay TV provider has backed a move by the federal government to levy the GST on online services and sellers of digital goods that have Australian customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 15:22

Tags: GST, taxation, joe hockey, Budget 2015, foxtel, netflix

TPG tops Netflix speed rankings

TPG has taken top spot in Netflix's inaugural comparison of the Internet speeds achieved by the streaming service's Australian customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 12 May, 2015 09:39

Tags: primus, M2, Exetel, TPG, dodo, netflix, optus, Telstra

Budget 2015: Joe Hockey confirms 'Netflix tax'

The government will collect the GST on online services such as Netflix and digital downloads such as games and movies.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 May, 2015 15:39

Tags: GST, taxation, joe hockey, Budget 2015, netflix

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