Stories by Adam Bender

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Telstra picks startups for $40,000 investment

The Telstra startup accelerator program, muru-D, has revealed the 10 startups in which it will invest $40,000 a piece over the next six months.

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Universal mobile wallet will win: eftpos

Payments provider eftpos hopes to unite Australian mobile payments around a single cloud-based service, according to eftpos CEO Bruce Mansfield.

Australian government targets international roaming

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) would be able to cap international roaming prices between Australia and New Zealand under draft legislation revealed this week.

Telstra to broadcast replays, live commentary to cricket fans in stadium trial

Telstra will trial 4G LTE Broadcast technology tonight at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the T20 International cricket match.

Enterprise to try on smart glasses in 2014: Deloitte

Enterprises this year will begin to experiment with wearable computing as a way to increase safety and productivity in the workplace, according to Deloitte.

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Curtin University shows IPv6 love

Curtin University is the highest ranking Australian university for IPv6 adoption, coming in tenth place among universities in the world, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report.

Government, schools up network investment: IDC

Government and the education sectors increased investment in networking amid an overall decline in the Australian switching and routing markets in the third quarter of 2013, an IDC report found.

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Mobile payments in Australia: state of the banks

Major Australian banks have made mobile payments a priority tech initiative and are in various stages of rolling out technology that lets customers pay with smartphones. Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are so far leading the pack, but ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB) say they are planning to make their own moves soon.

Fine print in phone contracts fails ACCAN test

Many telecom contracts may violate Australian consumer law, according to report released today by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Australian startup snapshot: Bluethumb

Bluethumb is an Adelaide startup that is taking on bricks-and-motor art galleries with an online marketplace that connects Australian artists to potential buyers.

Updated: Vodafone Romania CEO to replace Bill Morrow

Vodafone Australia has appointed Inaki Berroeta, who has been CEO of Vodafone Romania since 2010, as its new CEO to replace Bill Morrow on 1 March.

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Bluetooth beacons coming to trade shows

Wellington startup ShowGizmo has unveiled plans to enhance indoor mapping at conferences using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons.

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Tasmanian premier 'scaremongering' over NBN: Turnbull

A war of words has erupted between communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings over the state of the NBN in Tasmania.

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Live Connected receives warning for TCP code violation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Live Connected for failing to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code.

UGL taps Optus for mobility as it positions for Asian growth

Optus Business has signed a $30 million, five-year contract with UGL for mobility and managed ICT services that will support the engineering and property services company’s expansion into Asia.