Stories by Adam Bender


Will smart watches and glasses drive mobile payments?

Banking and payments are making a play to be killer apps for wearable devices, offering the possibility of paying with a wristwatch or glancing at one’s budget through augmented-reality glasses.

NSW gov taps cloud with new data centres

The New South Wales government is discussing ways to use new data centres in Silverwater and Unanderra to enhance government services.

Parliament should unite to remove innovation barriers: Clare

The government and opposition can agree to fix issues holding back Australian startups and innovation, according to Communications Shadow Minister Jason Clare.

Labor urges end to TPG FTTB rollout

The government must stop TPG from poaching high value customers from the NBN, said Communications Shadow Minister Jason Clare at the CommsDay conference today in Sydney.

Key challenges ahead for new NBN Co CEO

Bill Morrow has formally taken the reins of NBN Co as the company undergoes a controversial transition to a multi-technology National Broadband Network.

Data opportunity 'enormous' for energy sector: ElectraNet

Big data analytics will be critical to the future of the electricity industry, according to the senior IT manager of ElectraNet.

Virgin drops data overage fees by 75 per cent

Data-hungry customers at Virgin Mobile will soon feel less pain for going over their monthly limit.

Paper company IT head takes digital notes

The IT manager of Avery Products Australia, a large paper company, has revealed that an electronic pen is critical to his workflow.

Glasses seller makes customer the designer with 3D printing

Sydney startup Sneaking Duck has announced it will personalise glasses frames for customers by using 3D printing.

Google Glass app tells you when you're broke

Pocketbook is building a Google Glass app that will let users see if they can afford the goods or services they’re eyeing

Optus must allow customers misled by ad to cancel service

Optus customers who signed contracts after seeing a January ad comparing the sizes of the Optus and Telstra network should be allowed to cancel their contracts without penalty, the Supreme Court of Victoria has ruled.

Facebook slams Coalition plan to remove 'harmful' content

Police, Internet companies and others have resisted a mechanism proposed by the Australian government to remove social media content deemed harmful to children.

June court hearing set for Telstra, NBN Co dispute

Telstra and NBN Co will argue contract terms before the NSW Supreme Court on 30 June, a directions hearing has decided.

Her Fashion Box personalises customer retention

A Sydney fashion e-commerce startup has targeted customer retention by becoming an early adopter of the Flamingo vendor relationship management (VRM) platform.

Mobile app lightens paperwork at Ace Contractors

Ace Contractors has reduced paper use and expedited its compliance operations by digitising site inspection forms in a mobile app.