Stories by Adam Bender


Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

By Adam Bender | 31 October, 2014 10:28

Tags: 1984, mandatory data retention, regulation, red tape, Telco, data retention, telecom, Orwell, government, legislation, Malcolm Turnbull, surveillance

Vodafone asks how data retention applies to M2M

Vodafone seeks more clarity on how the data retention legislation introduced today will apply to machine-to-machine (M2M) data, among other questions.

By Adam Bender | 30 October, 2014 16:19

Tags: regulation, Australia, Vodafone, Parliament, data retention, metadata, legislation, competition, TIA Act

Future telcos must converge screens, things: Telstra CTO

The future telecom industry will compete on who can provide the best converged experience, according to Telstra CTO Vish Nandlall.

By Adam Bender | 30 October, 2014 11:29

Tags: future, triple play, converged services, wearable devices, connected cars, Internet of Things, Smart home, telecom, telcos, convergence, Telstra

Free public Wi-Fi network coming to Victoria

The Victorian government and iiNet have announced a free public Wi-Fi network in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo.

By Adam Bender | 29 October, 2014 14:15

Tags: Wi-Fi, ballarat, Networking, Victoria, Bendigo, muni-wifi, wireless, iiNet, public Wi-Fi, victorian government, Melbourne

Mondelēz International taps Android software to drive sales

The maker of Cadbury and Oreo has deployed mobile retail software in Australia and New Zealand as part of a global agreement with StayinFront.

By Adam Bender | 29 October, 2014 13:06

Tags: mobility, Oreo, Android, Cadbury, software, Mondelēz International, mobile, sales, stayinfront

Telstra, NBN Co back in court this April

NBN Co and Telstra will this April resume their argument over consumer-price-index (CPI) adjustments in the companies’ $11 billion agreement.

By Adam Bender | 29 October, 2014 10:45

Tags: NSW Court of Appeal, CPI adjustments, NSW Supreme Court, national broadband network, nbn co, court, NBN, broadband, courts, Telstra

ACCAN praises change to Do Not Call Register

The government’s decision to make Do Not Call registrations indefinite has received plaudits from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

By Adam Bender | 29 October, 2014 10:30

Tags: telemarketers, calls, accan, telephone, Do Not Call, Telco, Consumers, telecom

In photos: TechEd Sydney 2014

Microsoft TechEd arrived this week in Sydney with a brand new format.

By Adam Bender | 28 October, 2014 14:08

Tags: pics, Sydney, developers, pictures, TechEd, Microsoft, Australia, conference, photos

5 ways to spur business innovation

Corporates can learn much about innovation and entrepreneurship from startups, according to panellists from the startup scene and academia at Microsoft TechEd in Sydney.

By Adam Bender | 28 October, 2014 13:24

Tags: innovation, intrapreneurs, startups, entrepreneurs, enterprise, corporate, business strategy, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship

Posse, Beat the Q join forces to take on mobile retail market

Sydney-based startup Posse will combine its shopping recommendation service with Beat the Q’s café ordering platform under a merger announced today.

By Adam Bender | 28 October, 2014 10:58

Tags: Posse, startups, Mobile Retail, e-commerce, loyalty, mobile, Beat the Q, mergers, mobile commerce, merger, mobile payments

Ninja Blocks wants to be 'household name' in US

SingTel and others have invested nearly $796,000 in Ninja Blocks, an Internet of Things (IoT) startup based in Sydney.

By Adam Bender | 28 October, 2014 10:16

Tags: startups, Blackbird Ventures, Internet of Things, SingTel Innov8, 500 Startups, Ninja Blocks, IoT, Venture capital, investment

TechEd: Developing for Internet of Things is 'cheap as chips'

It's easier than ever to get started developing for the Internet of Things (IoT), said Microsoft .NET developer evangelist, Dave Glover.

By Adam Bender | 27 October, 2014 13:42

Tags: Development, startups, entrepreneurs, developers, Internet of Things, TechEd, Microsoft, visual basic, Raspberry Pi, Netduino 2

Usage alert compliance a priority as TCP code enforcement heads into year three

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) hopes to cut bill shock with a renewed emphasis in the coming year on enforcing data usage alerts under the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code, according to an ACMA official.

By Adam Bender | 24 October, 2014 15:10

Tags: TCP code, regulation, usage alerts, bill shock, telecom, unauthorized customer transfers, consumer protection, telcos, prepaid mobile, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), regulatory compliance, complaints, tio

Court delays NBN Co, Pipe Networks battle

The court battle between NBN Co and TPG has been postponed for two weeks.

By Adam Bender | 24 October, 2014 13:43

Tags: fibre to the basement, FTTB, National Broadband Plan, TPG, nbn co, court, Pipe Networks, NBN

Investor visa overhaul to boost venture capital for startups

An overhaul of the significant investor visa will increase startup access to venture capital in Australia, according to the Australian Industry (Ai) Group.

By Adam Bender | 23 October, 2014 15:58

Tags: funding, startups, significant investor visa, Ai Group, Venture capital, government

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