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Freelancer.com eyes payment space with Escrow.com acquisition

Freelancer will acquire Escrow.com for US$7.5 million, the ASX-listed skills marketplace said today.

M2 CEO: Acquiring iiNet would 'bring two great businesses together'

The potential acquisition of iiNet would be an "opportunity to bring two great businesses together," the CEO of M2, Geoff Horth, said this morning.

M2 competes with TPG to buy iiNet

M2 this morning confirmed that it is seeking to acquire iiNet. The move puts the telco in direct competition with TPG to acquire the ISP.

iiNet wants rights holders to pay for pirate website blocks

Internet service provider iiNet has argued that the cost of complying with proposed anti-piracy legislation should be borne by copyright holders who want websites blocked, not telcos.

Telstra hits 590Mbps mobile data speeds using LTE-A

Telstra managed yesterday to hit speeds of up to 590 megabits per second using LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on its network, the telco's group managing director for networks, Mike Wright, said today.

In brief: NAB opens API to Xero

Xero’s software-as-a-service accounting package will connect to NAB’s core API under a partnership announced by the two companies.

Dallas Buyers Club and ISPs wrangle over costs

Dallas Buyers Club LLC and a group of ISPs, including iiNet and a number of its subsidiaries, were this morning back in court as the judge presiding over the legal wrangle prepares to make orders on costs.

Government-private sector collaboration vital for cyber security: Brandis

The Australian Cyber Security Centre offers “a single location for government and business to collaborate on operational cyber security matters” and “represents a fundamental shift in the way that government wants to partner with business on cyber security,” Attorney-General George Brandis has said in remarks prepared for the ACSC’s Canberra conference today.

Singtel gets go-ahead for ASX delisting

Singtel has announced that it has been given approval by the ASX to delist from the exchange.

Government security advice updated for cloud-first era

The Australian Signals Directorate has published an updated version of its guide designed to help government agencies secure their data.

Government just doesn't 'get' startups, says StartupAUS

Despite some initiatives that will help make life easier for Australian startups, the government still doesn't really understand what tech startups are and their potential impact on the country's economy, according to StartupAUS.

Business as usual for Optus, Singtel says

The decision to delist Singtel from the ASX shouldn't be taken as sign of a decreased commitment to the Australian market, the parent company of Optus has stressed.

Sydney to be home to Microsoft flagship store

Microsoft Australia has revealed that Sydney has been selected to house the first Microsoft flagship store outside of North America.

Singtel to exit ASX

Optus' parent company Singtel has announced it intends to delist from the ASX.

Optus offers 'Azure-consistent' cloud services

Optus has joined Microsoft's Cloud OS Network, the telco announced today. The move means that Optus can offer services based on Microsoft's Cloud Platform.