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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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).

In photos: TechEd Sydney 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Court delays NBN Co, Pipe Networks battle

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

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.