Stories by Adam Bender


Australian investigations of online sexual abuse material rise 550 per cent

The 2013/14 financial year saw more than six times the number of Australian investigations into online child sexual abuse material, according to figures released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

NBN Co must pay out $200 million more to Telstra: NSW Supreme Court

NBN Co will owe Telstra $200 million more than it expected over the next 30 years, unless it appeals a decision reached today by the NSW Supreme Court.

Visa Checkout replaces in Australia

Visa has rebranded its digital wallet with the goal of creating a simpler online payments experience for customers.

Startups partner with brands to innovate mobile marketing

Five Australian startups have been selected to partner with Cadbury, belVita biscuits and other Mondelēz International brands after winning a competitive pitch process.

Vodafone NZ signs with Vocus for two more years

Vodafone New Zealand has renewed its IP transit contract with Vocus Communications.

Airtasker scoops up Occasional Butler, eyes New York

Airtasker has acquired Melbourne-based startup Occasional Butler.

NBN ready for service at 658,000 premises: NBN Co

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has offered a rosy take on the state of the National Broadband Network.

World Cup demand on mobile shows data costs too much: SBS

Australians who exceeded their mobile data caps during this year's World Cup should blame their telcos for providing restrictive limits, according to broadcaster SBS.

Samsung Galaxy S5 approved for government use

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been approved for use by the Australian Government.

Hot copper: Bell Labs attains 10Gbps broadband speeds

Bell Labs, the research arm of networking company Alcatel-Lucent, has achieved broadband speeds of 10 gigabits per second over copper phone lines, setting a new record. The test demonstrates how existing copper networks can be used to deliver 1Gbps symmetrical broadband, according to Alcatel-Lucent.

Women entrepreneurs offer 4 tips for startup success

Passion and persistence makes the successful entrepreneur, according to four Australian women entrepreneurs who lead their own startups.

GoGet eyes driverless car sharing, public transport alliance

GoGet sees driverless cars and tighter integration with trains and buses as the future of its car-sharing service in Australia, according to co-founder Bruce Jeffreys.

Next-gen 000 service could support social, mobile apps

The Australian government seeks to enhance the Triple Zero emergency service to bring it up to date with modern communications technology and move it beyond the existing voice-only service.

Australians to help manage DNS transfer from NTIA

Two Australians will serve on the group overseeing the process that will result in an end to the US government's role in overseeing the Domain Name System (DNS).

M2 grows broadband, slows mobile decline

M2 Group has added more than 50,000 new customers for its telecom services despite a decline in its mobile business.