Stories by Adam Bender


NBN Co chief expects Telstra, Optus talks to end in 2014

National Broadband Network negotiations with Telstra are on the “home stretch” and could be submitted for government approval by the end of the year, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has said.

TIO task force to field NBN grievances

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has had to set up a special team to handle rising complaints about the National Broadband Network.

NSW govt dives deeper into data, digital

The New South Wales government has revealed plans to digitise public records and make it easier for agencies to share data.

Bunnings drives productivity with iPod Touch rollout

Bunnings is aggressively developing mobile apps for its retail employees following a deployment last Christmas of 1500 iPod Touch devices to store staff, according to the company's mobility team leader.


Laptops to be managed more like mobiles: AirWatch CEO

Integration with VMware will help AirWatch expand its mobile device management (MDM) to laptops and the Internet of Things, according to AirWatch CEO John Marshall.

Enterprise must shake core to be innovative: Telstra

To be innovative, a large corporation must do more than build an "innovation centre," according to panellists from Telstra and major Web companies.

Nine ASIO breaches of wiretapping laws reported in 2013-14

ASIO breached laws governing telecommunications intercepts on nine occasions in the 12-month reporting period ended June 2014, according to a report released by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS).

NSW govt seeks apps on education, World War I

The New South Wales government has announced a competition for apps based on open public data.

CBA opens Innovation Lab inside Sydney HQ

Leading on technology is a “life-and-death matter” for Commonwealth Bank, according to CEO Ian Narev.


CommBank CEO says Albert 'took longer than we thought it would'

Security concerns have delayed the release of Commonwealth Bank’s Android-based EFTPOS terminal, CBA executives have revealed.

Canva creates iPad app

Sydney startup Canva will move into the mobile space with the release of a graphic design app for the iPad.

NRMA embraces startups, eyes emergency digital assistance

The 94-year-old NRMA seeks to reinvent its business for the 21st century through startups and a digital twist on its roadside assistance program.

Startups applaud death of Labor tax rules on employee share options

Australia’s startup scene has welcomed changes by the Abbott government to taxation of employee stock option plans (ESOPs) as a positive first step toward a thriving startup ecosystem.

Startups win reform in Abbott's competitiveness agenda

The Australian government will reform how employee share options are taxed to make it easier for startups to attract and retain talent, as part of a $400 million Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda unveiled today by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Epic Pharmacy injects $1.5 million into Flamingo for healthcare VRM software

Epic Pharmacy has invested $1.5 million in Flamingo, an Australian developer of vendor relationship management (VRM) software.