Stories by Adam Bender

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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.

Telstra to broadcast replays, live commentary to cricket fans in stadium trial

Telstra will trial 4G LTE Broadcast technology tonight at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the T20 International cricket match.

Enterprise to try on smart glasses in 2014: Deloitte

Enterprises this year will begin to experiment with wearable computing as a way to increase safety and productivity in the workplace, according to Deloitte.


Curtin University shows IPv6 love

Curtin University is the highest ranking Australian university for IPv6 adoption, coming in tenth place among universities in the world, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report.

Government, schools up network investment: IDC

Government and the education sectors increased investment in networking amid an overall decline in the Australian switching and routing markets in the third quarter of 2013, an IDC report found.


Mobile payments in Australia: state of the banks

Major Australian banks have made mobile payments a priority tech initiative and are in various stages of rolling out technology that lets customers pay with smartphones. Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are so far leading the pack, but ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB) say they are planning to make their own moves soon.

Fine print in phone contracts fails ACCAN test

Many telecom contracts may violate Australian consumer law, according to report released today by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Australian startup snapshot: Bluethumb

Bluethumb is an Adelaide startup that is taking on bricks-and-motor art galleries with an online marketplace that connects Australian artists to potential buyers.

Updated: Vodafone Romania CEO to replace Bill Morrow

Vodafone Australia has appointed Inaki Berroeta, who has been CEO of Vodafone Romania since 2010, as its new CEO to replace Bill Morrow on 1 March.