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Start Up Australia opens free classes for entrepreneurs

A startup initiative launched by the federal government and sponsored by industry players has announced a free online school for people wanting to start a business in Australia.

Rip Curl rides wearable wave with smartwatch for surfers

Rip Curl has launched a smartwatch for surfers that measures surf data and maps their ride on an interactive map.

Vodafone says it's 'right in the middle' of turnaround

Vodafone is halfway through its three-year turnaround initiative, Vodafone's chief marketer Kim Clarke this week told the ADMA Forum in Sydney.

Connected home brings new revenue opportunity for telcos: Ovum

The rise of the Internet of Things could allow telcos to provide a “quint-play” of services, according to an Ovum report.

Telstra unveils interoperable videoconferencing service

Businesses can communicate with each other using different videoconferencing products with a B2B service announced by Telstra.

UNSW researchers see future for Oculus Rift in engineering

Virtual reality could soon be a practical tool for engineers with the availability of inexpensive VR equipment like Oculus Rift and free open-source design software, according to a researcher at the University of New South Wales.

Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.

UPDATED: Vodafone upbeat on turnaround despite more customer losses

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has blamed “stiff competition” and a saturated market for the loss of 137,000 more customers in the six-month period ended 30 June.

IPv6 adoption low but picking up speed in 2014

There is cautious optimism among IPv6 observers as greater awareness and an exploding number of IP-enabled devices drive more organisations to support the new Internet Protocol version.

Dick Smith replaces legacy IT infrastructure by stealth

The IT manager of Dick Smith says he is replacing legacy systems by stealth as the consumer electronics retailer navigates a business turnaround.

Australians support biometrics at airports

Nine in ten Australians are willing to hand over biometric details including fingerprints when travelling across international borders, according to an Accenture survey.

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.