Stories by Adam Bender


Banks most trusted on mobile payments: Deloitte

Australian consumers trust banks the most with mobile payments, according to a Deloitte report released today.

By Adam Bender | 25 November, 2014 12:29

Tags: mobile banking, digital wallets, wireless, banking, mobile digital wallets, finance, banks, mobile, mobile commerce, Deloitte, mobile payments

Merchants welcome Square to Australia

Square has joined an increasingly competitive Australian market for mobile payments with the global expansion of its Square Register service.

By Adam Bender | 24 November, 2014 16:09

Tags: e-commerce, mobile payments, pos, Australia, software, finance, point of sale, point-of-sale, mobile commerce, Square

Telstra targets government with secure cloud offer

Telstra has touted data sovereignty as a major benefit of an announced cloud environment custom-built for government.

By Adam Bender | 24 November, 2014 11:46

Tags: Cloud, security, cloud security, data sovereignty, government, Telstra

Analyst, Vodafone cast doubt on likelihood of telco's sale

The likelihood of a sell-off of Australia's number three telco, Vodafone Australia, has been greatly exaggerated, according to both the telco itself and a local telecom analyst.

By Adam Bender | 24 November, 2014 09:50

Tags: M&A, telephone, Vodafone, wireless, acquisition, Telco, telecom, sale, mobile, Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Telstra deploys 4G to 50 neglected rural sites

Telstra is pushing its 4G network out into rural areas that never had mobile broadband before, the telco has revealed.

By Adam Bender | 21 November, 2014 11:44

Tags: regional broadband, 4g, rural broadband, wireless, mobile, Telstra

More mobile broadband spectrum possible for emergency services

The government will ask the Productivity Commission to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of the best way to provide mobile broadband to public safety agencies by 2020.

By Adam Bender | 21 November, 2014 10:55

Tags: cost-benefit analysis, mobile broadband, spectrum, wireless, government, mobile, public safety

Rise of Whatsapp could require regulatory reform: ACMA

Regulators should review telecom regulation as more consumers replace traditional telephony with over-the-top (OTT) services, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

By Adam Bender | 21 November, 2014 08:00

Tags: OTT, regulation, Telco, telecom, ACMA, over-the-top, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

By Adam Bender | 20 November, 2014 14:08

Tags: startups, apps, recruitment, ios, Android, careers, Job search, mobile, Reffind, Startup, app, profile, Apple, referrals,, job referrals, mobile apps

Telstra public Wi-Fi trial goes live in big cities

Telstra has switched on the first 150 Wi-Fi hotspots of its $100 million plan to canvas Australia with a public wireless service.

By Adam Bender | 19 November, 2014 12:00

Tags: Wi-Fi, Networking, Australia, wireless, internet, public Wi-Fi, broadband, Telstra, hotspots

Australian media companies on notice: Here comes Netflix

The imminent arrival of Netflix in Australia could give heart palpitations to the Australian media companies, according to an Australian analyst.

By Adam Bender | 19 November, 2014 11:11

Tags: Stan, Streamco, movies, Australia, vpn, tv, Quickflix, video streaming, netflix, Presto

Labor seeks fibre future, but still working on NBN policy: Clare

A future Labor government cannot simply switch back the National Broadband Network to a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model, shadow communications minister Jason Clare has said.

By Adam Bender | 18 November, 2014 14:22

Tags: high-speed Internet, national broadband network, Telco, telecom, government, NBN, broadband, politics

KPMG to grow startups with Artesian partnership

An alliance between KPMG and Artesian Venture Partners aims to connect corporates with Australian startups.

By Adam Bender | 18 November, 2014 10:29

Tags: innovation strategy, co-investment, funding, Artesian Venture Partners, innovation, startups, kpmg, partnership

Brisbane's Airtrain to accept PayPal

Travellers landing at the Brisbane Airport can now pay for their train into the city using PayPal.

By Adam Bender | 18 November, 2014 10:07

Tags: rail, Payments, online payments, mobile payments, e-commerce, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Airtrain, paypal

UPDATED: 4G in Australia: The state of the nation

The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.

By Adam Bender | 18 December, 2013 09:30

Tags: 4g, Australia, coverage, optus, mobile, Telstra, Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Pilgrim launches privacy regulatory action policy

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has launched a regulatory action policy to shed more light on how his office operates.

By Adam Bender | 17 November, 2014 11:36

Tags: Timothy Pilgrim, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), security, regulation, privacy

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