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UPDATED: 4G in Australia: The state of the nation

The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.

Payment upstart Stripe sets up shop in Australia

Stripe has opened business in Australia, joining an increasingly competitive market of payment providers in the country.

Telstra unveils locations getting early access to 700MHz 4G network

Telstra has announced early access to its 700MHz 4G mobile network for Perth and other communities around Australia.

Canva reveals GoDaddy partnership, new funding

Australian startup Canva has announced an additional $3.6 million in funding and new partnerships with website hosts to integrate its quick graphic design tool.

Optus 700MHz 4G network ready for Perth, Darwin

Darwin and Perth residents can get an early taste of 4G mobile broadband on 700 MHz spectrum after Optus turned on the network in each CBD.

ASIO head says government is no Big Brother

ASIO is not carrying out mass surveillance of average citizens and the agency is subject to an appropriate level of oversight, according to the organisation's head David Taylor Irvine, director-general of security.

Fujitsu shuttles NSW government email to the cloud

Fujitsu will provide a cloud email service for 27,000 mailboxes across the New South Wales government.


Australian investigations of online sexual abuse material rise 550 per cent

The 2013/14 financial year saw more than six times the number of Australian investigations into online child sexual abuse material, according to figures released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

NBN Co must pay out $200 million more to Telstra: NSW Supreme Court

NBN Co will owe Telstra $200 million more than it expected over the next 30 years, unless it appeals a decision reached today by the NSW Supreme Court.

Visa Checkout replaces in Australia

Visa has rebranded its digital wallet with the goal of creating a simpler online payments experience for customers.

Startups partner with brands to innovate mobile marketing

Five Australian startups have been selected to partner with Cadbury, belVita biscuits and other Mondelēz International brands after winning a competitive pitch process.

Vodafone NZ signs with Vocus for two more years

Vodafone New Zealand has renewed its IP transit contract with Vocus Communications.

Airtasker scoops up Occasional Butler, eyes New York

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based startup Occasional Butler.

NBN ready for service at 658,000 premises: NBN Co

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has offered a rosy take on the state of the National Broadband Network.

World Cup demand on mobile shows data costs too much: SBS

Australians who exceeded their mobile data caps during this year's World Cup should blame their telcos for providing restrictive limits, according to broadcaster SBS.