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Westpac invests in bitcoin startup

Reinventure, a $50 million VC fund whose largest investor is Westpac, has made a "strategic investment" in bitcoin-focussed startup Coinbase.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 June, 2015 11:13

Tags: Coinbase, digital currency, Westpac, Bitcoin

Infrastructure remains big barrier for big data

Existing infrastructure not being up to the task has topped a list of challenges when it comes to Australian organisations implementing big data projects, according to a new study.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 June, 2015 08:30

Tags: big data

Telstra hits back at ACCC over wholesale price cuts

Telstra has described as "disappointing" a draft decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that will see a significant drop in the prices the telco charges for a number of wholesale services on the copper network.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 June, 2015 11:47

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telstra

Steeper price cut for Telstra's wholesale broadband services on the cards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is eyeing a steeper cut than previously mooted to the pricing of the Telstra wholesale services regulated by the competition watchdog.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 June, 2015 10:50

Tags: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telstra

Telstra officially launches its national Wi-Fi network

Telstra will officially launched its national Wi-Fi network on Tuesday, with the telco dubbing the offering ‘Telstra Air’ and revealing that customers will be able to access an international network of wireless hotspots.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 June, 2015 13:48

Tags: Networking, Telstra

ACCC hurdle cleared for NBN 2.0

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has signed off on Telstra’s revised migration plan, clearing another hurdle for the rollout of the 'multi-technology mix’ National Broadband Network.

Report advocates Defence drone PR offensive

The Department of Defence should "strengthen its public communications" in relation to drone-style unmanned platforms, a parliamentary report has recommended.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 June, 2015 16:55

Tags: drones

Telstra wins big from mobile blackspot program

Telstra has emerged as the big winner from the government's $100 million mobile blackspot program. The telco will build the lion's share of new and upgraded mobile base stations under the program, while rival Optus will build none.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 June, 2015 13:26

Tags: Vodafone, optus, Telecommunications, Telstra

Telcos back regulation of 'superfast' broadband networks

A number of telcos have endorsed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission moving to regulate non-NBN super-fast broadband networks that target residential end users.

By Rohan Pearce | 25 June, 2015 12:28

Tags: macquarie telecom, TPG, vdsl, Networking, national broadband network, Vocus, vdsl2, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Telecommunications, Telstra, broadband, fibre to the basement, National Broadband Network (NBN)

Amaysim prepares for $207 million IPO

Amaysim yesterday lodged the prospectus for its initial public offering with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, with the telco hoping to raise $207 million.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 June, 2015 09:58

Tags: mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), amaysim, Telecommunications

Countdown begins for Australia's new website-blocking regime

In an entirely predictable show of bipartisanship, Labor and the Coalition last night in the Senate passed the government's copyright enforcement legislation.

By Rohan Pearce | 23 June, 2015 09:39

Tags: copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

Copyright legislation: Fears of scope creep for website-blocking regime

A bill designed to limit ISP subscribers' access to overseas-based websites that facilitate piracy will create the architecture of a "second Internet filter" in Australia, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 22 June, 2015 16:58

Tags: copyright, piracy, copyright infringement

StartupAUS appoints first CEO

Peter Bradd has been appointed StartupAUS’ first CEO.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 17:27

Tags: startups, Fishburners, StartupAUS

Telstra to kill dial-up in December

Telstra’s remaining dial-up services will cease in December, the telco’s director, fixed broadband and bundles, revealed today.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 16:45

Tags: Networking, dial-up, broadband, Telstra

Letter sets out Dallas Buyers Club demands

Despite an attempt by lawyers representing Dallas Buyers Club LLC to keep them confidential, a draft letter and telephone script reveals how the owner of 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club intends to push for alleged pirates to settle with the company.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 June, 2015 14:18

Tags: copyright, Dallas Buyers Club, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, iiNet, iiDallas, piracy, copyright infringement

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