Stories by Adam Bender


Paper company IT head takes digital notes

The IT manager of Avery Products Australia, a large paper company, has revealed that an electronic pen is critical to his workflow.

Glasses seller makes customer the designer with 3D printing

Sydney startup Sneaking Duck has announced it will personalise glasses frames for customers by using 3D printing.

Google Glass app tells you when you're broke

Pocketbook is building a Google Glass app that will let users see if they can afford the goods or services they’re eyeing


Optus must allow customers misled by ad to cancel service

Optus customers who signed contracts after seeing a January ad comparing the sizes of the Optus and Telstra network should be allowed to cancel their contracts without penalty, the Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled.


Facebook slams Coalition plan to remove 'harmful' content

Police, Internet companies and others have resisted a mechanism proposed by the Australian government to remove social media content deemed harmful to children.


June court hearing set for Telstra, NBN Co dispute

Telstra and NBN Co will argue contract terms before the NSW Supreme Court on 30 June, a directions hearing has decided.

Her Fashion Box personalises customer retention

A Sydney fashion e-commerce startup has targeted customer retention by becoming an early adopter of the Flamingo vendor relationship management (VRM) platform.

Mobile app lightens paperwork at Ace Contractors

Ace Contractors has reduced paper use and expedited its compliance operations by digitising site inspection forms in a mobile app.


TPG customers want a landline with their broadband

TPG has found success with a consumer plan bundling ADSL2+ with a home phone line, with the package greatly outselling mobile and stand-alone broadband offers, according to the telco's financial results reported today.

Bauer Media stands alone with new network

Bauer Media has broken from Nine Entertainment Group shared services with a new stand-alone network from Azzurri Communications.

How to find a co-founder for your startup

You may have a great idea for a startup, but you’re not going to be able to start a business on your own.

Malone resigns as iiNet CEO

Michael Malone has resigned as CEO and board director of iiNet.

Public safety truck overcomes wireless interoperability problems

Australia’s National Safety Agency (NSA) has built a mobile command centre that overcomes interoperability problems which have historically hindered coordination between different public safety and law enforcement bodies during major disasters.


HFC NBN just fine for Telepresence: Cisco

Cisco has endorsed using hybrid-fibre cable (HFC) as a more expedient way to connect 3 million homes to Australia’s National Broadband Network.

Internet of Things to revolutionise industry: GE

General Electric sees the Internet of Things as a “huge opportunity” for itself and its customers, said Mark Sheppard, CIO of GE in Australia and New Zealand, said yesterday.