Stories by Rohan Pearce


APIs: From developer tool to business model driver

"The API revolution is upon us," argues Deloitte's Tech Trends 2015 report.

Telstra acquires healthcare analytics company

Telstra's healthcare division has acquired UK-headquartered health analytics company Dr Foster.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 15:17

Tags: Telstra Health, Telstra

Data retention: Telstra to keep customer data within Australia

Telstra will store data that it is forced to retain under the government's new data retention regime within Australia, the telco has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 27 March, 2015 11:22

Tags: data retention, metadata, Telstra, data retention plan, privacy

Coalition and Labor push through data retention

The government’s data retention bill has successfully made it through the Senate, with the Coalition, Labor and the Palmer United Party’s Dio Wang voting for the legislation.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 20:31

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, data retention plan, privacy

Government urged to consult on anti-piracy scheme

The Internet Society of Australia and industry group Communications Alliance have urged caution on the government's new anti-piracy scheme. Under the government's plan, ISPs can be compelled to block websites associated with copyright infringement.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 16:10

Tags: copyright, Communications Alliance, Internet Society, piracy, copyright infringement

Copyright crackdown: Government introduces website-blocking bill

The government has introduced a bill that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders forcing ISPs to block access to pirate websites.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 March, 2015 12:47

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Data retention debate: Labor has 'vacated the field,' says Ludlam

The crossbenchers have provided the "true opposition" to the government's proposed data retention regime, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam told a press conference earlier today.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 17:05

Tags: Greens, civil liberties, data retention, Scott Ludlam, privacy, data retention plan acquires Spanish online marketplace has made its second acquisition this year, picking up Spanish language online skills market

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 13:02


Australia's digital economy to hit $139 billion by 2020

The Internet and the "digitally enabled economy" are forecast to contribute $139 billion to gross domestic product within half a decade.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 March, 2015 11:02

Tags: digital economy

goCatch hits out at Uber ahead of NSW election

Taxi-booking app goCatch has called for "clear leadership" on the legal status of Uber's 'uberX' service ahead of the NSW state election.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 March, 2015 11:13

Tags: Uber, rideshare, UberX, goCatch

Labor waves through data retention

Labor today joined with the Coalition to pass the government’s amended data retention legislation in the lower house.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 March, 2015 19:00

Tags: data retention, privacy

Coalition calls for NBN committee to be replaced

Coalition senators who are members of the Select Committee on the National Broadband Network have called for the committee to be scrapped.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 March, 2015 16:40

Tags: Networking, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, broadband

WA government looks for ICT savings with first CIO

The Western Australian government will establish a $25 million ICT Renewal and Reform Fund to drive efficiencies in IT spending, Premier Colin Barnett and the state’s finance minister, Bill Marmion, announced today.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2015 13:55

Tags: Western Australia, government

Labor gives itself a good back-patting over data retention bill

Labor MPs used the first substantive parliamentary ‘debate’ on data retention to congratulate themselves on their hard work in ensuring that the government’s legislation will be passed.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2015 09:08

Tags: civil liberties, data retention, privacy

Telco complaints drop, TIO says

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have dropped to an eight-year low, according to new statistics released this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 March, 2015 08:50

Tags: mobile phones, Telecommunications

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