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Melbourne IT revenue up after Netregistry acquisition

Melbourne's IT's acquisition of Netregistry Group contributed to a 16 per cent year-on-year revenue jump to $59.6 million for the first half of 2014, the company said today.

Are startups and enterprises better together?

Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.

In pictures: A look inside the York Butter Factory startup space

Techworld Australia stops by Melbourne's hub for startups

Nine, Fairfax show hand on subscription video with StreamCo

Amid continuing rumours of Netflix coming to Australia, here comes another video streaming subscription service.

Braintree brings PayPal SDK to Australia

Braintree has integrated PayPal into its payments platform with the launch of its v.zero SDK in Australia.

IBM launches on-shore SoftLayer cloud services in Australia

SoftLayer will launch its first Australian data centre next month in Melbourne, the cloud provider and its parent IBM have announced.

NBN cuts costs for M2's Commander

M2 Group can lower prices of its Commander small business plans without reducing margins when customers transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to M2 Group CEO Geoff Horth.

Startup tips: Separating speculators from investors

Too many investors think of the Australian startup scene as a “casino” in which they can place a number of bets and get rich quick, according to Talent International Richard Earl.

ACMA requires NBN warning on backup power

Telcos selling National Broadband Network fibre services will have warn customers that a mains power failure could knock out voice services under new rules drawn up by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Security spending nears $2 billion a year in Australia: Gartner

Information security spending in Australia will exceed $2 billion next year, according to a Gartner forecast released today.

Adult content could stimulate virtual reality market

The adult industry will help drive adoption of virtual reality beyond gamers, according to the creator of one of the Internet’s first free porn websites.

Turnbull earmarks 3.5GHz band for NBN fixed wireless

The National Broadband Network (NBN) would get access to 3.5GHz spectrum for fixed wireless services under a draft direction issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

NBN helps iiNet return to organic customer growth

Australian ISP iiNet has returned to organic growth in its most recent financial year, adding 40,000 new broadband customers in the 12-month period ended 30 June 2014.

Government paying 'outrageous' sums to Telstra for NBN: Vodafone CEO

The "outrageous" size of NBN payments to Telstra is one example of the number one telco's unfair advantage, according to Vodafone CEO Inaki Berroeta.

Vodafone IP core upgrade to bring voice to 4G

Vodafone has announced an overhaul of its core IP network to enable voice calls on the telco's 4G network.