Stories by Adam Bender


ANZ Innovyz START names summer startups

Eight startups will join the summer 2014 program of ANZ Innovyz, the startup accelerator that is sponsored by ANZ Bank.


Telstra, NBN Co talks under way

Telstra seeks to maintain the value of its NBN agreement and “enhance regulatory certainty” in negotiations with NBN Co and the government, Telstra CEO David Thodey said today.

Could share option changes spur startups?

Deloitte has submitted a proposal to the Treasury that would modify tax rules governing employee share options in Australia. The consultancy firm seeks to restore a key non-cash incentive for startups to attract and retain talent.

IPSTAR buys Orion in satellite broadband deal

Major NBN satellite player IPSTAR Australia has acquired Australia’s Orion Satellite System in a move to grow its enterprise business.

Vodafone 4G arrives in ACT

Vodafone has announced 4G mobile service is now available in the Australian Capital Territory.

Telstra, Optus report minor outages from Vic fires

Telstra and Optus experienced some outages due to ongoing bushfires in Victoria, but Australia’s three big telcos say their networks are mostly standing up to the flames.

Cloud software speeds Web publishing at Victoria University

Victoria University has sped up its ability to add and update digital content for the Web by replacing an email-based support system with cloud-based customer service software.


Telstra sues Optus over network size claims

Telstra has taken Optus to court for allegedly exaggerating the coverage area of the Optus network in a TV ad.


Customer exodus slows at Vodafone Australia

Vodafone Hutchison Australia continued to lose customers in the last quarter of 2013, but lost fewer of them compared to previous quarters.

Vic government opens data contest

The Victorian government will spend $10,000 on a competition to spur creative use of the state government’s data.


ACCAN wants Google to rethink reCAPTCHA

Google should provide an accessible alternative to reCAPTCHA, the company’s online test to prevent bots from posting spam to websites, said the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.


Contractors urge NBN Co to 'honour promise' on rollout

The Civil Contractors Federation of Tasmania has sent a stern message to NBN Co urging the company to continue with the National Broadband Network rollout as originally planned.

Telstra picks startups for $40,000 investment

The Telstra startup accelerator program, muru-D, has revealed the 10 startups in which it will invest $40,000 a piece over the next six months.


Universal mobile wallet will win: eftpos

Payments provider eftpos hopes to unite Australian mobile payments around a single cloud-based service, according to eftpos CEO Bruce Mansfield.

Australian government targets international roaming

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) would be able to cap international roaming prices between Australia and New Zealand under draft legislation revealed this week.