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Startup tips: Separating speculators from investors

Too many investors think of the Australian startup scene as a “casino” in which they can place a number of bets and get rich quick, according to Talent International Richard Earl.

By Adam Bender | 22 August, 2014 15:03

Tags: funding, startups, advice, tips, Talent International, Richard Earl, mentoring

ACMA requires NBN warning on backup power

Telcos selling National Broadband Network fibre services will have warn customers that a mains power failure could knock out voice services under new rules drawn up by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

By Adam Bender | 22 August, 2014 11:44

Tags: regulatory, rules, regulation, national broadband network, fibre, telcos, government, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), laws, NBN

Security spending nears $2 billion a year in Australia: Gartner

Information security spending in Australia will exceed $2 billion next year, according to a Gartner forecast released today.

By Adam Bender | 22 August, 2014 11:12

Tags: Cloud, security, IT budget, spending, managed security, privacy

Adult content could stimulate virtual reality market

The adult industry will help drive adoption of virtual reality beyond gamers, according to the creator of one of the Internet’s first free porn websites.

By Adam Bender | 22 August, 2014 08:00

Tags: porn, Oculus Rift, pornography, VR, virtual reality, adult industry

Turnbull earmarks 3.5GHz band for NBN fixed wireless

The National Broadband Network (NBN) would get access to 3.5GHz spectrum for fixed wireless services under a draft direction issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:52

Tags: mobility, national broadband network, spectrum, Department of Communications, wireless, government, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), mobile, NBN, broadband, Malcolm Turnbull

NBN helps iiNet return to organic customer growth

Australian ISP iiNet has returned to organic growth in its most recent financial year, adding 40,000 new broadband customers in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

By Adam Bender | 21 August, 2014 10:03

Tags: ADSL, satellite, fibre, ISP, wireless, financial results, telecom, iiNet, broadband, NBN, fixed line, Adam Internet

Government paying 'outrageous' sums to Telstra for NBN: Vodafone CEO

The "outrageous" size of NBN payments to Telstra is one example of the number one telco's unfair advantage, according to Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta.

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 16:15

Tags: turnaround, Vodafone, Telco, telecom, telcos, NBN, Telstra, competition

Vodafone IP core upgrade to bring voice to 4G

Vodafone has announced an overhaul of its core IP network to enable voice calls on the telco's 4G network.

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 15:27

Tags: Networking, M2M, Vodafone, Telco, enterprise, telecom, mobile, HD voice, network, voice over LTE, IP core, mobility

More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft

Australian workers still appreciate their playtime in an always-connected world, according to a study released today by Microsoft.

By Adam Bender | 20 August, 2014 09:53

Tags: mobility, work, Microsoft, wireless, smartphones, tablets, work-life balance, mobile, play

Ingogo to manage payments outside the taxi, target SMEs

Ingogo has announced it will expand beyond cab bookings with a payment and accounting platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

By Adam Bender | 19 August, 2014 11:08

Tags: payment terminals, taxi payments, pos, SMEs, SMBs, paypal, banks, Stripe, Uber, ingogo, Payments, xero, accounting

Android sales up, but iPad 2 is Australia's favourite tablet

Android has the edge over Apple in tablet sales for the first time in Australia, according to a Telsyte report on the six-month period ending 30 June.

By Adam Bender | 19 August, 2014 10:22

Tags: Apple, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Android, Windows, market share, tablets, telsyte, iPad

Australia Post links up with myGov for digital mail delivery

Australians can now have digital messages from myGov forwarded to an Australia Post digital mailbox under a trial by the Department of Human Services.

By Adam Bender | 18 August, 2014 15:32

Tags: communications, australia post, MyPost, digital mail, Mail, government, Digital Mailbox, eGovernment, myGov, email

Telstra reveals muru-D startup graduates

Nine of the 10 startups that entered the Telstra muru-D accelerator program have graduated, with eight already securing investors for the next stage.

By Adam Bender | 18 August, 2014 12:05

Tags: funding, startups, Sydney, accelerator, muru-D, Telstra

EFA lists movies pirates can't obtain legally

Seven out of the 10 most pirated films this week are not legally available for digital purchase in Australia, according to a new website by Electronic Frontiers Australia.

By Adam Bender | 15 August, 2014 13:48

Tags: pirates, streaming, piracy, netflix, TV shows, video, digital content, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), bittorrent, digital, movies, music

Loyalty card app adds support for wearable devices

Rewardle is bringing its digital customer loyalty program to smartwatches, the Melbourne startup has announced.

By Adam Bender | 15 August, 2014 10:48

Tags: marketing, wearable devices, startups, Android, Rewardle, smartwatches, loyalty programs, Wearable Tech, Google Glass

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