The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Google is reportedly bidding for crowd-sourced map app provider Waze, igniting a possible bidding war with Facebook.
By Sharon Gaudin | 24 May, 2013 16:58
Telstra announced a 4G USB dongle that can connect up to five Wi-Fi devices. The device is available with prepaid 4G plans.
By Adam Bender | 24 May, 2013 11:07
Reddit is not just filled with pictures of cats and silly memes. Seriously. There's a lot of good content on the popular social news aggregator for network professionals whether you're focused on security, Windows, VoIP, IPv6 or a mixed bag.
By Bob Brown | 23 May, 2013 22:28
NOAA is working to fix a broken weather satellite -- the one that watches the Atlantic Ocean -- even as it gears up for what's expected to be an above-normal year for hurricanes.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 23 May, 2013 20:12
Mobile payment is kind of like a slightly more realistic version of the flying car – a technology we've been hearing about seemingly forever that never really takes off. OK, so the analogy isn't perfect, given that a few companies are actually using things like Square and McDonald's has those tap pads for NFC payment, but given how long we've been hearing about it, you'd think it would be just a little more common by now.
By Jon Gold | 23 May, 2013 18:36
As Ethernet marks its 40th birthday this week, some of those celebrating will also be looking ahead to yet another use for the nearly ubiquitous technology: the Cloud.
By Stephen Lawson | 23 May, 2013 15:33
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has said it is “remarkable” that Senator Stephen Conroy’s department is looking into greater transparency over the use of Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act.
By Stephanie McDonald | 23 May, 2013 12:37
Bob Metcalfe, who 40 years ago invented Ethernet along with David Boggs, spent two hours this week regaling Reddit users with his thoughts on everything from software-defined networking to Internet porn.
By Bob Brown | 23 May, 2013 12:36
The Communications Workers Union, the communications branch of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU), plans to meet with Telstra on Tuesday to learn more about the telco’s restructuring plans and what they mean for industry jobs, according to CWU national assistant secretary Ken Hardisty.
By Adam Bender | 23 May, 2013 11:33
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) is looking into improving transparency of the use of Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act, according to Senator Stephen Conroy.
By Stephanie McDonald | 23 May, 2013 10:19
Ericsson may have a contender for oddest networking product if it commercializes the wireless bus windows it demonstrated at this week's CTIA Wireless trade show.
By Stephen Lawson | 23 May, 2013 04:48
If you've ever dropped, broken or drowned your mobile phone, Kyocera Wireless has a deal for you: two new waterproofed Android phones, one of them ruggedized, aimed at first-time smartphone buyers looking for affordable handsets. The products were announced for the U.S market at this week's CTIA cellular industry conference in Las Vegas.
By John Cox | 22 May, 2013 20:28
Google's Drive cloud storage service has been retooled for Android users and is now capable of capturing a document by converting a photo of it to text.<
By Lucas Mearian | 22 May, 2013 20:07
Vodafone says annual net profits tumbled 90 per cent after it took a vast STG7.7 billion ($A11.97 billion) impairment charge relating to its businesses in debt-laden eurozone nations Italy and Spain
New network software from Ericsson is designed to make sure mobile users get the best possible connection when there is both a Wi-Fi and a cellular network available.
By Stephen Lawson | 21 May, 2013 21:43
It's hard enough providing IT support to the business when it's easy enough to walk from one end of the office to another. But if you're the IT manager of small- or medium-sized organisation with a workforce that isn't in the same city, let alone the same state, it can be test to deliver the kind of technical support the business expects.
By Rohan Pearce | 21 May, 2013 14:03
Aruba Networks became the latest company to announce Wi-Fi access points that can support over 1Gbps throughput, at the cellular industry's CTIA show in Las Vegas this week.
By John Cox | 21 May, 2013 13:30
Kiama is perhaps best known for its ocean views and a blowhole that spouts water up to 25m in the air.
By Stephanie McDonald | 21 May, 2013 09:44
The European Union may be trying to protect its telecom equipment industry with its recent threat to investigate China over networking equipment imports. But the move could end up hurting the chances of Western vendors intent on supplying technology to China's upcoming 4G services launch, according to analysts.
By Michael Kan | 21 May, 2013 06:55
Businesses move quickly, and those that make missteps along the way or fail to adapt to the times rarely go unscathed. Consider the fate of the original 12 companies listed in the Dow. While General Electric is still an independent company, most of the others have been acquired by larger companies or have vanished altogether.
By Quinton Wall, director, technical platform marketing, Salesforce.com | 20 May, 2013 20:33