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After Windows 8 debacle, OEMs wax rhapsodic over Windows 10

After trying the patience of both consumers and the enterprise alike with Windows 8, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hoping Windows 10 will reinvigorate the market for PCs, laptops and all-in-one devices.

By Joab Jackson | 30 July, 2015 00:22

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with $1 billion investment

Enterprise customers can expect to hear more from e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. The Chinese company is accelerating the global expansion of its cloud computing business, with a US$1 billion investment.

By Michael Kan | 29 July, 2015 23:23

Tags: business issues, Alibaba Group, cloud computing, investments, internet

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

Intel, Micron unveil a new class of memory...Facebook's mobile revenue tipped to rise again...New drones help drivers with tricky deliveries...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 29 July, 2015 21:22

Tags: amazon.com, IBM, Salesforce.com, Components, software, intel, internet, Facebook, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, micron technology, Google, Microsoft, Nokia

Russian hackers use Twitter to mask sneaky data theft

A group of suspected Russian hackers are using Twitter in a clever way to mask their data-stealing malware, according to computer security firm FireEye.

By Jeremy Kirk | 29 July, 2015 20:09

Tags: security, FireEye, encryption, malware

Ink-shooting game 'Splatoon' helps power Nintendo to profit

Japanese gaming icon Nintendo posted a profit for the April-June quarter on Wednesday thanks in part to surging sales of a game in which players can squirt ink all over the place and transform into squids.

By Tim Hornyak | 29 July, 2015 19:20

Tags: business issues, Nintendo, games, financial results

On your mark, get set, update! Windows 10 is here

Microsoft released Windows 10 to the masses on Wednesday, giving the world an opportunity to update to its newest operating system.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 29 July, 2015 15:52

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Nokia rolls out spherical camera for virtual reality apps

Nokia has developed a camera for enterprise users that can help turn everyday surroundings into virtual reality (VR) imagery for games and other applications.

By Tim Hornyak | 29 July, 2015 14:52

Tags: consumer electronics, Nokia, games, digital cameras

Startup GO1 secures US$1 million investment deal

Brisbane based training software startup GO1 has announced a US$1 million investment deal with Queensland investor Steve Baxter and Sydney venture capital fund Tank Stream Ventures.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2015 14:28

Tags: training, GO1, Startup

Making Windows 10 was like 'ordering pizza for 1.5 billion people'

When Microsoft set out to build Windows 10, the company had a challenge to face: the operating system needed to appeal to the wide swath of people already using Windows.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 29 July, 2015 14:05

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Venuemob expands into four more Australian markets

Booking venue database startup Venuemob has added Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast to its existing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2015 13:46

Tags: startups, Venuemob, Startup

No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools

RFID card access systems are used by most companies to let people into their buildings. But over the last few years, researchers have shown how these systems can be easily bypassed.

By Jeremy Kirk | 29 July, 2015 12:12

Tags: Bishop Fox, security, Access control and authentication

Victoria, WA leading ICT worker growth

The Victorian and Western Australian ICT employment sector will grow by 3.1 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectively over the next six years according to research released by ACS and Deloitte Access Economics.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2015 10:51

Tags: acs, workforce planning, ict workers

Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

Desperate times call for desperate measures. For Twitter, that could mean a new approach to the way it displays tweets.

By Zach Miners | 29 July, 2015 10:37

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Music and audio, twitter, mobile, social media, internet

Telstra TV to take on Google, Apple

Telstra is beefing up its TV offering with a new service that bundles streaming services from Netflix, Stan and Presto.

By AAP | 29 July, 2015 10:36

Tags: Telstra

NSW to launch digital identity for government services

Service NSW will launch a digital profile for state government services that will minimise the number of times that people have to hand over their personal details.

By Rohan Pearce | 29 July, 2015 09:43

Tags: dominic perrottet, Service NSW, government, myGov

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