Stories by Adam Bender

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Firefighters save cash with Chrome OS

It cost Fire and Rescue NSW half the price of a Microsoft Windows desktop to buy a Google Chromebox for each of its 339 stations across New South Wales, according to Richard Host, IT director of Fire and Rescue NSW.

Telstra unveils Wi-Fi hub with 300Mbps speeds

Telstra and Huawei have announced they will launch the world’s first LTE Category 6 mobile broadband device in Australia.

Three in four Australians buy online

The number of users making purchases online is accelerating, having increased 8 percentage points from last year, according to to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


NBN Co to test Aurora fibre plan in Tasmania

NBN Co will soon trial a proposal by Aurora in Tasmania to string fibre along power lines to reach homes, according to NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski.


Hutchison, analysts differ on state of Vodafone turnaround

Telecom analysts are not ready to declare a turnaround at Vodafone Hutchison Australia despite the telco’s claims that things are on the up.

Dodo drives M2 broadband growth

The acquisition of Dodo led to strong revenue growth for M2 Group in the first half of the financial year, according to the telco’s financial results released today.

Equity crowdfunding comes to startup scene

Australian startups struggling for cash have a potential new source of funding with the launch of VentureCrowd, an online equity-based crowdfunding platform developed by Artesian Venture Partners.

Sensis to cut 800 jobs after Telstra sale

Telstra has proposed cutting about 800 jobs at Sensis as it digitises the directory business.

Court rules Optus coverage ad was misleading

The Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled that Telstra was right to complain about an Optus ad that claimed the reach of the Optus network was nearly the same as the Telstra network.


Chrome replaces Windows at Woolworths

Google Chrome OS devices will account for 85 per cent of business devices at Woolworths at the completion of the supermarket’s technology transformation, according to Woolworths acting CIO, Damon Rees.


Vodafone to turn on 4G global roaming

Vodafone Australia customers will be able to roam on international 4G networks as part of its $5 daily roaming plan starting in the middle of the year.

Catholic schools embrace admin software

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) has chosen TechnologyOne and Synergetic to provide enterprise software to 486 schools across Victoria in a $15 million deal.

Telstra to hawk Blue Jeans videoconferencing

Telstra will sell cloud-based video conferencing by Blue Jeans Network, the telco has announced.

OurCrowd wants to be ‘global cavalry’ for Australian startups

Israel’s OurCrowd has announced its expansion down under, seeking to provide a “third pillar” of funding to Australian startups in addition to angel investors and venture capital.

NBN review panel asks why ACCC regulates telecom

An NBN review panel has asked whether economic regulation of telecom should continue to be handled by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).