Stories by Adam Bender


Regulator slaps telcos for high SMS fees

Mobile customers in Australia could see SMS rates plummet after a decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to regulate prices for SMS termination.

Telstra reaches for regional Australia with 700MHz spectrum

Telstra has hit speeds of 235 Mbps in a test of 4G mobile broadband using 700MHz spectrum in Perth.

DesignCrowd buys US startup Worth1000

Sydney startup DesignCrowd has acquired New York-based creative content platform Worth1000.

Updated: 3G, 4G mobile coverage to arrive on Melbourne's City Loop rail

Melbourne Rail commuters travelling the City Loop will soon suffer fewer dropped calls when mobile coverage is switched on in the tunnel later this year.

No BYOA for Terry White Chemists

White Retail Group is fighting against the trend known as 'bring-your-own applications' – or BYOA – due to security concerns, according to its IT manager.

Bendigo Bank's Redy mobile wallet pays back users

A mobile digital wallet revealed by Bendigo Bank provides incentives to users who make payments by scanning QR codes.

Gamblers bet on Bitcoin for anonymous online wagering

Bitcoin could give a boost to online betting due to the digital currency’s anonymous nature and ability to circumvent anti-gambling laws in the United States and other countries.

Popularity of public Wi-Fi complicates mobile security

Research released earlier this year by analyst firm Telsyte revealed that despite the growth of smartphones and tablets in Australia, the mobile data market had seemingly plateaued.

Australian startup snapshot: Peepable

Peepable is an Adelaide startup that is trying to develop a better search engine for finding videos on the Internet.

MYOB makes play for cash registers with Kounta investment

MYOB will partner with Australian startup Kounta to create an integrated online accounting and point-of-sale service for MYOB customers.

UltraViolet wins 160,000 digital movie accounts in ANZ

The film industry has declared Australian success for its play to keep DVD and Blu-ray sales alive amid a surge in legal and illegal digital watching.

Gallery: Internet of Things startups at Vivid Sydney

Five Australian startups pitched ideas for the Internet of Things at a Vivid Sydney event.

Is Apple HomeKit good for Internet of Things startups?

Apple’s announcement of a home automation ecosystem has been welcomed by some Australian startups specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Tracking must provide 'symmetric' benefits, says Nike FuelBand developer

Humans won’t mind being tracked by machines if the tracking provides them with sufficient benefits, according to the developer of the Nike FuelBand.

Updated: Vodafone eyes Wi-Fi calling for iPhones on iOS 8

Vodafone Hutchison Australia could allow calling over Wi-Fi networks on iPhones as supported in iOS 8, the next Apple mobile operating system release.